• PODCASTS
    Apple will reportedly fund Apple-exclusive podcasts

    Apple, with a revived focus on services and original content, is reportedly looking to invest in podcasts. Bloomberg reports today that the tech company is reaching out to media companies to discuss making certain shows exclusive to Apple Podcasts, the company’s podcast listening app. Apple declined to comment for this story. This is a complete rethinking of […]

  • STARTUPS
    Sajan Pillai to set up US $75 million VC fund for startups

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sajan Pillai, former CEO of Kerala-based IT major UST Global, has announced plans to set up a $75 million venture capital fund to help startups. Pillai, who retired from the company early this year, said he will utilise his time now to help startups, with special focus on Kerala. “Startups here are faced with issues of […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    ISAI raises $175 million fund to help French entrepreneurs scale up

    Image Credit: Reuters VB Recommendations Google doesn’t dispute claims that third-party developers may read your Gmail messages Upcoming Events Transform: The AI event of the year for growth marketers. Aug. 21 – 22 VB Summit: The best in AI. An invite-only executive event. Oct. 22 – 23 Paris-based venture capital fund ISAI today announced it has closed a later-stage […]

  • NEWS
    Indian billionaires weigh desi startup fund to take on foreign investors

    A handful of Indian billionaires who actively invest in early-stage ventures are exploring the possibility of floating a multi-billion-dollar domestic fund in the wake of a rush of foreign money flowing into local startups. The plan comes after Japanese, Chinese and American investors, such as SoftBank Group Corp and Tencent Holdings, poured billions of dollars […]

  • STARTUPS
    Equanimity Investments Partners Up With Sanctum To Launch $15.4 Mn Fund For Early Stage Startups

    VC firm Equanimity Investments has teamed up with Sanctum Wealth Management to launch a $15.4 Mn (INR 100 Cr) debt venture capital fundtargeting early stage startups. As stated by Equanimity founder Rajesh Sehgal in an interaction with Inc42, the fund will come with a greenshoe option of an additional $15.4 Mn (INR 100 Cr). The partnership will allow Sanctum’s […]

  • STARTUPS
    DIPP to move cabinet note on guarantee fund for startups

    NEW DELHI: Keen to ease the flow of loans to startups, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will move a cabinet note on a credit guarantee fund for budding entrepreneurs. The government will use the fund to stand guarantee for loans given to startups. The fund was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of […]

  • STARTUPS
    N/Core to fund and mentor 10 non-profit start-ups

    Start-up incubator N/Core, which was launched earlier this year by Bengaluru-based The/Nudge Foundation, has handpicked a new batch of 10 early-stage non-profit ventures for a 6-month incubation program. Each of the ventures will receive a so-called “innovation grant” of Rs10 lakh and receive mentoring from N/Core’s roster of mentors that include Wipro’s chief endowment officer […]

  • STARTUPS
    IDG Ventures, Unilever Ventures, Amazon arm to jointly fund tech startups

    Venture capital firm IDG Ventures India has tied up with Unilever Ventures and Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd to jointly invest in startups in the consumer technology, software, health-tech and fintech products segments. The new initiative, christened Innovation Program, will invest between $500,000 and $5 million in startups looking to raise seed or Series A […]

  • STARTUPS
    IDG Ventures, Unilever Ventures, Amazon arm to jointly fund tech startups

    Venture capital firm IDG Ventures India has tied up with Unilever Ventures and Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd to jointly invest in startups in the consumer technology, software, health-tech and fintech products segments. The new initiative, christened Innovation Program, will invest between $500,000 and $5 million in startups looking to raise seed or Series A […]