Madhav Chanchani

  • Startups again beat D-Street in funding

    Startups again beat D-Street in funding

    The fall in money raised from capital markets was also driven by a lower number of IPOs and QIPs, despite the market reaching a new high in 2019 as global liquidity continued to push up investor interest.

    SoftBank looks at smaller kitty for Vision Fund 2.0

    SoftBank looks at smaller kitty for Vision Fund 2.0

    SoftBank had initially announced its intention to raise $108 billion for Vision Fund 2 in July this year, with plans to put in $38 billion itself. The rest was expected to be raised from corporations, including smartphone maker Apple and institutions like Standard Chartered Bank.

    Y Combinator picks 28 Indian startups

    Y Combinator picks 28 Indian startups

    A Y Combinator spokesperson said the number of from each country is still not final and that it is not related to its Chinese exit either.

    SoftBank-backed FirstCry acquires playschool chain Oi

    SoftBank-backed FirstCry acquires playschool chain Oi

    The move, which is the second major acquisition by FirstCry after it bought Mahindra’s baby care retail business Babyoye in 2016, will allow the firm to be present across the life cycle of a child from before conception to early education.

    Zomato frontrunner to acquire UberEats

    Zomato frontrunner to acquire UberEats

    Talks for the acquisition come even as Zomato is in the midst of raising capital where it has already got a commitment from existing backer Ant Financial for $200 million. The funding round will value Zomato over $3 billion, and a potential share-swap may also happen using that benchmark.

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