US Based Mayfield Raises $108 Million India Focused Fund

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Silicon valley based Venture Capitalist Fund, Mayfield Fund has secured $108 Million for its second India-dedicated fund. Mayfield is one of the oldest venture capital firms that focuses on a technology startups is the US. Mayfield India focuses on early-stage investments in India, and invests between $2 million and $8 million in companies targeting the  consumer services, internet, mobile, technology...
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Aplhaworks Shows A New Way Forward For Startup Funding.

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Betaworks, the company behind the new Digg Reader has announced something interesting. Their new product Alphaworks is built to take crowdfunding to a more democratic level. Instead of just funding a project, like many do on Kickstarter, Alphaworks will allow users and others to purchase equity in the startups that list on the platform.Imagine having a startup and putting it up on a platform like...
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Inventus Capital Secures $106M To Help India And US Start-ups

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Early-stage investment firm Inventus Capital has raised $106 million in a second fund. The firm plans to invest the raised funds in US and Indian start-ups. The firm’s new fund expects to support digital services entrepreneurs, particularly consumer & business software and technology-enabled services.Investus hopes to back 20-25 companies with the over-subscribed second fund. The first...
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Komli Media Raises $30M From Peepul Capital And Existing Investors

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Digital media company Komli Media has secured funding worth $30M from new investor Peepul Capital and exisiting investors Norwest Venture Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, Helion Venture Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The seven year old company says this money will be used to further invest in technology and to strengthen its presence across the Asia-Pacific region. It also plans to further...
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Welcoming Rahul Khanna – Director, Clearstone Ventures As Speaker @ WATSummit 2011

One of the final panel discussions at WATSummit is on Startups Vs VC’s. We expect to end the summit with a bang with this panel as a lot of startups have a lot of things to say about VC’s. Representing the VC’s on the panel would be the ‘to the point’ speaking Rahul Khanna of Clearstone Venture Advisors. Rahul is known not to mince words so be ready for some fireworks...
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Funding Updates: Vanu & Pressmart Secure 32M$ and 6M$ respectively

Well siting here writing this blog post and the rains come down lashing the Mumbai streets with thundering added to effect. Ironic isn’t it? When its raining money as well for startups as well. Two companies have recently raised funding and here are the updates on the invetsments. Vanu raises 32 Million $ in venture fundingVanu, Inc is a provider of software radio infrastructure solutions for...
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Mumbai Angels Invest 2crore In Mobile TV Startup Apalya Technologies

Mumbai Angels has invested 2 crores in a Mobile Tv startup by the name of Apalya Technologies reports VCCircle. According to their website Apalya Technologies is based in Hyderabad, India and its primary business is to aggregate premium entertainment content from many different content providers, and then optimize the same to be suitable for mobile viewing. Apalyas works on delivering the best possible...
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Funding Updates: HomeShop18 raises 21M$, IDG & Seedfund Announce Second India Centric Funds

Funding Funding and more funding.. Well soo much of it that its difficult to get by for a day till funding isn’t mentioned in a post. So here are all the funding updates :   Homeshop18 raises 21 M $ from Saif and Capital18 HomeShop18 which is Network18′s online and on-air retail marketing company and which launched the country’s first 24 hour Home Shopping TV channel has raised...
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More Funding.. 5 Million $ By Sequoia For Cybercafe Ad Network – Ideacts.com

Its seems to be the official funding news day with earlier the announcement coming in from Ozone media regarding raising of 4 million dollars and now its time for another advertising based startup by the name of Ideacts to announce its funding. Sp Sequoia has gone ahead and bet 5 million $ on Ideacts which esentially has a product called Clinck that powers desktop advertising. Well these are desktops...
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Funding WindFall 2.0 – Canaan To Invest More & Walder Returns With More Money!

Well this is surely funding windfall 2.0 and if the earlier windfall was cut short by the dotcom bust this windfall will take some stopping if at all it can stop. The money seems to be pouring in from all directions in India. Those who have invested stay invested and are looking to invest some more and those who had invested earlier and gone back seem to be returing with more money this time around....
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