• PODCASTS
    Ten business podcasts to fuel your next venture

    There are few places entrepreneurs are more eager to reveal all than in front of a podcast microphone. That means aspiring founders and business owners can get a ring-side seat to the highs and lows of multi-million dollar projects simply by popping on a pair of headphones. Here are ten top podcast ventures to help […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Does Venture Capital Help You Become A Better Entrepreneur?

    Recently it seems like many entrepreneurs are simultaneously running funds and companies: Andy Dunn of Bonobos runs Red Swan Ventures, Bryan Johnson of BrainTree and Kernel runs OS Fund, Andrew Ng of Coursera and Landing.ai  is building AiFund, Naval Ravikant runs AngelList and invests in startups through the platform, even Jeff Bezos of Amazon has Bezos Expeditions. A lot of entrepreneurs swear that […]

  • NEWS
    Podcasts: Your Key to Understanding Venture Capitalists

    Get ready for some name dropping. How about venture capitalists Guy Kawasakiand David Morgenthaler? The rock star of the venture capital world, and the senior statesman of venture capital, respectively. This little name-dropping saga starts this past week when Guy Kawasaki came to Cleveland, Ohio. He spoke at an event that I could not attend […]

  • PODCASTS
    Podcasts: Your Key to Understanding Venture Capitalists

    Get ready for some name dropping. How about venture capitalists Guy Kawasaki and David Morgenthaler? The rock star of the venture capital world, and the senior statesman of venture capital, respectively. This little name-dropping saga starts this past week when Guy Kawasaki came to Cleveland, Ohio. He spoke at an event that I could not […]

  • SUCCESS
    KredX raises $6.25 million from Sequoia India, Prime Venture Partners

    A screen grab of KredX website New Delhi: KredX, run by Minions Ventures Pvt. Ltd, a start-up that helps small businesses raise working capital by connecting them to individual investors, has secured $6.25 million in a series A funding round led by Sequoia India, with participation from its existing investor Prime Venture Partners. The capital […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Venture capital seeking an exit route in India

    A variety of strategic investors including Japan’s SoftBank have hit the pause button on their India investments. Photo: Bloomberg Mumbai: Social media isn’t usually the best place to gauge the pulse of the venture capital industry in India. The majority of the country’s small tribe of home-grown venture capitalists tend to be extremely reserved with […]

  • NEWS
    Venture capital investments surge in September quarter

    Photo: Mint Bengaluru: Venture capital (VC) investment in India almost doubled in the September quarter from the preceding three months even as number of deals remained flat, signalling big-ticket funding and something of a revival in investor interest which had hit rock bottom, according to a KPMG-CBInsights report. Venture capital companies ploughed in $1.04 billion […]

  • STARTUPS
    Mezi raises $9 million from Nexus Venture, Saama Capital, others

    According to Mezi, 25% of all purchases made through it are for travel bookings, 21% for fashion items, and 15% for gifts for friends and family. New Delhi: Artificial intelligence-powered personal shopping assistant start-up Mezi has raised $9 million in a Series A funding round from existing investor Nexus Venture Partners and new investors Saama […]

  • STARTUPS
    Venture capital investments rebound for tech startups

    Venture capitalists report valuations are dropping by 30% to 50%, and the lower prices are helping to get deals done. Photo: PradeepGaur/Mint San Francisco: Venture capital investments in start-ups rebounded in the second quarter, as a general stock market recovery helped restore confidence, according to a new report published on Friday. Investors plowed $15.3 billion […]