• ENTREPRENEURS
    Bootstrapping? 2 Funding Sources Entrepreneurs Overlook

    One of the biggest challenges every entrepreneur faces is finding the capital to fund his or her vision. If you’re one of the lucky few to land a major VC investment, congratulations! You’re part of the mere .05 percent of startups that have successfully navigated the venture capital route. For the vast majority of startup founders, however, […]

  • STARTUPS
    [Weekly funding roundup] Startups raise over $200M, Nykaa and Blackbuck become soonicorns with valuations shy of $1B

    In the first week of April, startups raised $210.23 million across 23 deals. Of this, $79.37 million was swept up by B2B logistics startup Blackbuck, making it a ‘soonicorn’ with a valuation close to $850 million -$900 million. Online beauty platform Nykaa too attained ‘soonicorn’ status by raising Rs 100 crore ($14 million) from Singapore-based TPG Growth IV SF, at […]

  • STARTUPS
    Funding in Indian startups this week (25 Mar-30 Mar)

    This week 19 Indian startups received funding, of which 15 received a total sum of about $222 million. Among them, Bigbasket raised the highest funding of about $150 million followed by Box8 which raised about $15 million. Meanwhile, funding for 4 of the total funded startups remained undisclosed. Below is the summary of deals closed […]

  • Uncategorized
    Funding in Indian startups this week (18 Mar-23 Mar)

    This week 13 Indian startups received funding, of which 12 received a total sum of about $466 million. Among them, Ola raised the highest funding of about $300 million followed by PhonePe which raised about $107.6 million. Meanwhile, funding for 1 of the total funded startups remained undisclosed. Below is the summary of deals closed […]

  • STARTUPS
    Indian startups make a beeline for funding at RISE

    Organisers say there is a 40% increase in number of participants this year and more than 500 investors are attending From tattooing to dress rentals to security solutions, there is an astounding variety of Indian startup dreams searching for funding at ‘RISE 2018’, Asia’s largest tech event currently on in this bustling Asian business capital. […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Funding For Female Entrepreneurs In the UK Takes A Tumble

    This month’s International Women’s Day celebrations prompted lots of warm words about the importance of boosting female entrepreneurship and supporting female small business directors. But new research suggests investors in the UK are failing to follow through on the rhetoric, with women-led start-up and scale-up businesses actually raising less money than last year than in […]

  • STARTUPS
    It’s Raining Money For AgriTech Startups: EM3 Agri And Crofarm Raise Funding

    In a country with 157.35 Mn hectares of agricultural land, about 250 oddagritech startups are working to support a cultivating population of over 118.9 Mn. With the aim of improving the efficiency and output of the farming process, these startups are together shouldering the ambitious task of revolutionising the agriculture industry in India. Two agritech startups i.e. EM3 Agri […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Entrepreneurs Need More than Funding. They Need a Community.

    CREDIT: Getty Images With the exception of my Uncle Steve, I was well into my 20s before I ever knew an entrepreneur personally. And Uncle Steve’s litany of troubles with the IRS–and tendency to borrow money for smokes from my dad–weren’t exactly an inspiration to go out and risk it all on my own idea. That […]