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February 22, 2016

VC Slowdown; Quick Heal & Teamlease IPOs; and Govt as Limited Partner: Latest ET Now - Venture Intelligence Funding Meter




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February 19, 2016

Gyan Giving on Startup Survival

Anand Sanwal of CB Insights has a tongue-in-cheek template for (US-based) VCs that are out to advise startups on the "importance of conserving cash" and "focusing on turning profitable". Extract:
Part 2 – Package up basic rules of business and sound smart
  • Cash is king – remind people that having money in the bank is important cuz great founders regularly forget this. Talk about living to fight another day.
  • Get to cash flow positive – implore founders to find a way to get to cash flow positive. Pretend that bringing in more cash than you spend is a concept you just invented. 
  • Make hard decisions – tell founders that they may have to make hard decisions about their team and laying off folks. Say things like “you may have to cut some muscle as well as fat” to show that you mean business.
  • Have reasonable valuation expectations – ensure that people know we’re in a brave new world and that valuations have come down and that founders will have to reset their expectations.
  • Talk to investors – whether it is existing investors or new ones, tell founders to start talking to them ASAP and quickly identify who “has their back.”
Part 3 – End positive 
Close by saying things like the below:
  • What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
  • Taking the above actions will make you a better company
  • Great companies are founded in difficult times 
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Printo's Travails With Tranches

Just a day after entrepreneur Sumanth Raghavendra started listing out "Good VCs and Angels in India" on Twitter, Mint has published a 2.5 page "tell all" by Printo founder Manish Sharma on the issues he faced with his VC investor.

The main focus of the problem seems to hinge around "tranching" - ie , the investor staggering the transfer of the investment amount based on performance milestones - and how circumstances changed (owing to the 2008 global market meltdown) by the time the next installment came due. With markets looking shaky almost exactly eight years since, the Printo tale seems a timely one for entrepreneurs agreeing to tranches in their funding agreements.

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February 18, 2016

Mint Article on Impact Investments

Mint has a column on Impact Investments leveraging Venture Intelligence data.


Highlights from the Venture Intelligence Social VC Report for 2015 can be viewed here.

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February 16, 2016

EDF to back funds from Kitven, Exfinity, Forum Synergies, Endiya

Minister for Communications & IT Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad handing over Letter to V. Balakrishnan and Chinnu Senthilkumar of Exfinity Ventures

Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Communications & IT, handed over letter of commitments (of between INR 10 crore and INR 40 crore) from the INR 2,200 Crore Electronics Development Fund (EDF), a Fund-of-Funds sponsored by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology with CanBank Venture Capital Fund as its Investment Manager, to funds managed Karnataka Semiconductor Venture Capital Fund (managed by KITVEN), Exfinity Venture Partners, Forum Synergies and Endiya Partners.

Mr. Prasad launched the EDF web site and provided the Inaugural Address at the event that Venture Intelligence helped organize. Other dignitaries who spoke at the EDF launch event included Rajiv Bansal, Joint Secretary, DeitY; Dr. Aruna Sharma, Secretary, DeitY; Mr. Rakesh Sharma, MD & CEO, Canara Bank and Mr. S.Thiruvadi, MD, Canbank Venture Capital Fund. Mr. Sridhar Venkiteswaran, Executive Director of Avalon Consulting, compered the event.

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February 06, 2016

IoT Hotting Up; Startup Consolidation & More: ET-NOW VI Funding Meter for Feb 1-5, 2016



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February 04, 2016

Venture Intelligence Impact Investments in 2015 Report Covered in ET-Now

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February 02, 2016

Cross-Border Deals to the Fore; B2B & Fundamental Tech Cos Attract Funding; Latest Edition of ET-NOW - Venture Intelligence Funding Meter




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