Category Archives: Funding lifecycle

Growth of Venture Debt in India

Ivy Cap Ventures recently announced their intention to raise a 500Cr Venture Debt fund. This is close on the heels of similar announcements by firms like Trifecta and Innoven (the article also alludes to these), signaling the growth of another … Continue reading

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Maturing of the Accelerator Ecosystem in India

Like most mature startup ecosystems, India has steadily being building up it’s own enviable set of accelerators on key cities. These accelerators provide many important financial and advisory benefits to foster growth: Access to industry mentors Expertise in growth strategy … Continue reading

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Why later stage VCs buyout early investors

There is constant chatter in the startup/VC ecosystem on the practice of later stage (Series B or later) investors buying out ‘early’ investors (Seed, Angels, etc). Later stage investors come in with larger rounds of financing ($10m or more) with … Continue reading

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VC versus PE

Back to a definitions or shall we say conventions…I’m writing this one because I see and hear these terms – VC, PE, LBO, used interchangeably – mostly with some confusion. The term ‘PE’ – a short form of Private Equity … Continue reading

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Stages of the investing cycle

There are numerous stages of investing in private companies, and a few of these are used interchangeably. I’ve been asked on many occasions to differentiate one from the other –  let’s use this post to address these doubts Seed/Angel round: For … Continue reading

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