Samidha Sharma

Editor, TOISamidha Sharma is a Senior Assistant Editor at The Times of India. Based in Mumbai, she has been tracking corporate India for over eight years dabbling across sectors. Her current focus area is the burgeoning startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the country. Along with it, she actively chases news in the venture capital and private equity space. Her other areas of coverage include writing on retail and e-commerce. Having worked as an online, print and television reporter she believes being a platform agnostic-content creator is a necessary skill in today's media landscape. When not following news she is busy with her fashion blog. You can tweet her @samidhas
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    Meet the new breed of 'super angel' investors

    AngelList and ET picked these individuals for the access they enjoy, follow-on rounds they have backed and the overall quality of these startups. ET spoke to these angel investors for providing another filter to the shortlist.

    Guess how much Sequoia executives made from Oyo

    Guess how much Sequoia executives made from Oyo

    The windfall for the fund executives comes on the back of RA Hospitality, a special purpose vehicle domiciled in the Cayman Islands, recently buying Oyo shares worth $1.3 billion from these two venture firms on behalf of Agarwal.

    Why did Oyo founder take a risky $2 billion bet?

    Why did Oyo founder take a risky $2 billion bet?

    The unprecedented move has raised eyebrows due to the massive debt financing raised by the entrepreneur by pledging his shares. Founder & CEO Ritesh Agarwal did not say how he would service the debt. When asked if he would opt to refinance the loan, he said that he is focused on building a good business, and if he does, the refinancing will happen.

    Valuations set for a correction in 2020, says Norwest’s Haque

    Valuations set for a correction in 2020, says Norwest’s Haque

    There comes a time in the cycle when investors get really cautious and we're in that part of the cycle right now, which is why you're seeing Uber and Lyft and even WeWork not getting valued at their private rounds, says Norwest's Promod Haque.

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