Social Enterprises: Bubble building within the space, creating fissures in the sector
The foundation of social businesses has historically rested more on the first word than the second. But now the focus is shifting to the second.
To create an impact, Aavishkaar's next milestone is Rs 5200 crore
This would mean a growth of 53% in the next six months alone for one of the...
Financial services group Aavishkaar-Intellecap raises Rs 166.3 crore
Proceeds from the transaction, raised at the holding-company level, will...
Top venture debt investors in India to ramp up investments this year
Growth of venture debt hinges on the growth of the VC industry. As per estimates, venture debt accounts for 4-5% of the overall addressable venture capital market, and thus there is headroom for growth.
Nuveen puts Rs 232 crore in impact investment asset manager Aavishkaar
The investment, which has been made at the holding company level, will be used by Aavishkaar-IntelleCap Group to further shore up its stakes in subsidiaries.
Fintech startup Aye Finance raises Rs 25 cr from Vivriti Capital
The company has previously raised funds from venture capital funds Accion International, SAIF Partners and LGT Impact Ventures.
Slowdown of early-stage in series A deals affects deal flow: Tracxn
The number of pre-series A deals dipped from a total of 951 deals in 2016 to 643 deals in 2017. Over the same period, series-A deals dropped from 197 to 162 deals.
InnoVen Capital commits Rs 418 crore in first half of 2018
The capital deployment in the first six months of this year shows an annual growth of about 30% as compared to the same period last year.
Venture debt investors see scope to deploy Rs 2000-cr in startup market this year
But Indian startups’ ability to absorb such massive amounts of debt financing would depend on the risk-return profile that investors are looking to strike.
As borrowing habits change, loan startups hit payday
Investors are writing big cheques for startups that lend as little as Rs 50,000 to small businesses; funding to alternative lending this year has already overtaken all of 2017
InnoVen Capital doubles its deployment pace in FY17 to $85 million, target above $100 mn for FY18
InnoVen Capital closed deals worth Rs 238 cr ($37 mn) across 17 companies in Q4 of FY17 alone – more than double the Rs 110 cr it lent in Q3.
Aye Finance raises Rs 20 crore from Accion, SAIF Partners
Small business lender Aye Finance today said it has raised Rs 20 crore in follow-on investments from Accion and SAIF Partners.
Startups like Zoomcar, MobiKwik opt to borrow money to meet working capital needs as investors become cautious
While entrepreneurs see venture debt as an additional source of capital, the shift points to a growing wariness among investors about startup valuations.
Furlenco inks co-branding partnership with Airbnb
The co-branding collaboration is the first of its kind that Airbnb, one of the world's most highly valued startups, has entered into in India, a market where it has about 18,000 listings.
XSM to host 8th National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship at XLRI, Jamshedpur
“The conference aims to provide a platform for showcasing, knowledge sharing and building the social entrepreneurship ecosystem,” said Shukla.
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