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    Biswarup Gooptu

    Special Correspondent, The Economic Times

    I cover the Indian startup ecosystem, venture capital and private equity sectors for The Economic Times, India's largest-selling financial daily. My focus is primarily on breaking news, writing deepl ...

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    Zomato names Akshant Goyal as new Chief Financial OfficerEight Roads Ventures names two new venture partnersFlexiLoans raises Rs 150 crore in debt and equity financingLetsVenture's Esop management tool MyStartupEquity hits 100 customers
    SAIF Partners rebrands as Elevation Capital; closes its seventh fund at $400 millionFormer co-founder's edtech firm Genius raises $2 million fundingSequoia Capital MD steps down from Oyo board, to have observer statusWow! Momo raises Rs 45 crore in debt financing from Anicut Capital
    iSeed opens South East Asia fund
    iSeed opens South East Asia fund
    12 Oct 2020 07:51 AM IST
    GIC, Sequoia in Razorpay's $100 million round; valuation may hit $1 billionPharmEasy in investment talks with Naspers, TPGSistema Asia Fund plans $150-175 million vehicle for India
    Uni gets $18.5 million from Lightspeed, Accel PartnersChiratae is looking for next round of early stage venturesFundraising in digital space has shaken off Covid-19 bluesAngel funds need approval from all before investing
    Hundreds of Chinese investment proposals in limbo after Centre ups scrutiny on Beijing moneyGeneral Atlantic & TPG in talks to invest up to $1 billion each in Reliance RetailSebi readies fresh draft for Nasdaq-like trading platformOmidyar earns Rs 300 crore from exiting two of its portfolio companies
    Lightspeed Venture Partners expands to Southeast Asia, sets up regional office in SingaporeDream11 anticipates more secondary transactionsDream11 parent secures $225 million in fresh fundingEarly-stage investors setting up buildup funds to stay invested in key startups
    Continuity leads $30 million equity financial round in GrowwInflexor Ventures makes first close of its new Rs 500 crore fundStartupXseed makes first close of Rs 150 crore fund-II3one4 Capital launches new $100 million fund
    GOQii to launch medical-grade wearables in 6-12 months: CEOVy Capital buys Urban Company Esops worth $5 millionPrime Venture Partners names former Helion co-founder Ashish Gupta as partner - built on data science and analytics - marks final close of Fund-II at $100 million
    LeapFrog ramps up India exposure, scouts for dealsWhiteHat Jr buy to help Byju’s ramp up its US playByju’s parent buys WhiteHat Jr in $300m cash dealOrios Venture Partners graduates its third Misfits cohort
    With RIL eyeing Netmeds deal, ePharmacy in for consolidationOyo founder Ritesh Agarwal sets up Aroa Ventures to place startup betsFoundation Holdings leads Toppr's Rs 350 crore Series-D roundUnfortunate that investing has turned political, globally: Naspers' Bob van Dijk
    Steadview Capital backs SaaS unicorn Freshworks, remains bullish on IndiaJob learning app Entri raises $1.7 million in pre-Series A funding round led by Good CapitalSmaller VC firms see good returns from startup betsMid-market PE deals in H1 2020 touch a three-year low, hit by Covid-19 pandemic: DC Advisory report
    Battered by Covid-19, Oyo terminates lease contracts for two Gurgaon officesThe big digital shift: Coaching firms get ready to take on ed-tech majors Byju’s, UnacademyJioMart's entry into multiple categories may trigger a wave of consolidation talkGovt insurance firms, pension funds may power Fund-of-funds
    PE deals drop 40% in first 6 months of 2020Byju parent makes $300 million cash offer for WhiteHat JrChinese app ban opens the field for Vokal, Trell and other local tech venturesFacebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin's B Capital Group makes final close of Fund-II at $820 million
    After delay in China-based investment, Singapore's Temasek to pump $100 million in ZomatoDraper Ventures out in India with its platformSeed-stage deals are sprouting even in Covid droughtUnacademy eyeing unicorn club as it talks for $100-150 million funding
    BankBazaar raises Rs 45 crore in ongoing funding round led by WSVUrban Ladder's Srivatsa named as Antler's Country HeadByteDance digs deep; second corporate entity in India soonDigital credit ledger, Khatabook, raises Rs 454 crore
    Consumer food brands need to find another way homeIndian SaaS companies wired to weather Covid-19 stormStartups may miss out benefits of new measuresWary of FDI rules, Chinese VCs put new funding on hold
    Lenskart projects 20% revenue growth in FY 2020-21Steadview Capital invests Rs 67 crore more in NykaaSteadview Capital puts another Rs 67 crore in NykaaStartups like Zomato, Oyo offer more Esops to staff to ease pay cut pain
    LetsVenture launches platform for HNIs, family offices to invest in startupsGA scouts for early bets in Indian tech startupsDeals counter may buzz louder this Covid-hit distress seasonPrivate labs may move SC over testing order
    VCs want Sidbi to ease sops criteria for Covid-19 Startup Assistance SchemeLGT Lightstone Aspada puts Rs 54 crore in AknaStartups demand liquidity lifeline to stay afloat amidst Covid-19 crisisUnicorn closes 2nd fund at Rs 90 crore
    Swiggy, Zomato, others reach out to governments, offer last mile delivery assistanceLGT Lightstone Aspada leads $7 million funding round in micro-lender SmartCoinAuthenticity and science differentiate us: Andy Puddicome & Richard Pearson, Co-founders, HeadspaceTPG, Lupa, Chrys Capital & Advent plan new innings with Dream 11
    Verlinvest founder joins Venturi Partners as anchor investorVCs start new calendar year with $7 billion left to investPolicyBazaar rejigs the top deck, names Sarbvir Singh as its CEOInvestors chase Dream11, valuation may hit $2.25 billion
    Zodius leads $19 million funding round in OnsitegoYamaha drives in $35 million for DrivezyAPI platform Yap scoops up Rs 10 crore in angel funding from top investorsWaycool gathers $35 million from Lightbox and others
    No giant leaps by FM, only baby steps, feel startupSAIF Partners plans to invest in 15 startups in 2020, expands sector focusStartups may get boost from Govt's National Logistics PolicyVenture Highway raises Rs 560 crore for second fund
    Oyo may cut more jobs to shore up its bottom lineVerlinvest on board as anchor investor in Spring CapitalAnkur Capital makes first close of new fund at Rs 240 crore
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