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Covid-19 Impact On Startup Ecosystem | Brand Equity

While sectors across the board have been reeling with the devastative effect of COVID-19, the startup sector however has seen an unprecedented high with 15 startups achieving the unicorn status. On this week's episode of Brand Equity, some of India’s top VC’s Gopal Srinivasan, CMD...

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IRDAI must review prohibition on investment in AIF investment overseas

IRDA has allowed insurance companies to make their investments in FoF
While the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India's (IRDAI) decision to permit insurer’s investments in startups fund of funds is a good move, it needs to review the prohibition on investment in AIFs investing overseas...

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Irdai paves the way for insurance money into startups

The Irdai's move comes as a major fillip to scores of startups looking for alternative modes of financing, other than foreign private equity and venture capital funds...

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Irdai tweaks AIF rules for insurance companies

CHENNAI: Insurance companies have been allowed by their regulator to invest in ‘fund of funds’ provided such funds are not utilized by an Alternate Investment Fund to invest outside India. The new dispensation gives insurers a source to diversify their investment into new avenues like startups and also gives asset managers a new source of capital...

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Renuka Ramnath, Chairperson @IndianVCA & Founder, MD and CEO, Multiples PE attended the launch of @startupindia Seed Fund by Shri @PiyushGoyal

Renuka Ramnath, Chairperson @IndianVCA & Founder, MD and CEO, Multiples PE attended the launch of @startupindia Seed Fund by Shri @PiyushGoyal

She appreciated the energy of Shri @anilarch and said the incubators will build investable #startups for members at @IndianVCA...

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Proud of Mission Oxygen http://missionoxygen.org

Proud of Mission Oxygen http://missionoxygen.org
Worked relentlessly over the weekend to raise money and organize supplies.
1st shipment of Oxygen Concentrators lands day after tomorrow...

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EPFO can invest up to 5% in alternate investment funds to support infra push

The labour ministry has notified the changes in the investment pattern of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), paving way for the retirement fund body to invest up to 5% of its investible surplus in alternate investment funds (AIFs) that support infrastructure, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), venture capital funds and social venture capital funds...

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Brand Equity on ET NOW

While sectors across the board have been reeling with the devastative effect of COVID-19, the startup sector however has seen an unprecedented high with 15 startups achieving the unicorn status. On this week's episode of Brand Equity, some of India’s top VC’s Gopal Srinivasan, CMD, TVS Capital Funds and Board Member, IVCA, Gagan Goyal, Partner, Indian Quotient, Rehan Yar Khan, Managing Partner, Orios Venture Partners and Abhishek Agarwal, Managing Partner, Rockstud Capital join Sonali Krishna as they discuss the impact of the second wave on the startup ecosystem, the success of unicorns and the road ahead for young startups.

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Private equity, venture capital flows grow sixfold on low base

India received venture capital and private equity investments worth $7.5 billion across 67 deals in April, a sixfold rise over the same month last year on low base effect, as per the Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association-EY report.

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#DISRUPTEXCLUSIVE: Are Micro-VCs the Way Forward For Start-ups?

The number of Micro VCs has been increasing due to their potential of addressing a funding gap and booming Indian Start-up ecosystem. Micro VCs typically invest in the sunrise sectors, ~60% of micro VC investment in 2020 were in SaaS/AI sector, consumer apps and platforms, e-commerce, and listing platforms.

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