Indian women entrepreneurs: Breaking barriers & achieving success

A quote from Ruth Bader Ginsberg is quite topical “As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we’ll all be better off for it.”

Only six of India's 51 unicorns that have filed results were profitable in FY22

Only six of India’s 51 unicorns that have filed FY22 (2021-22) results with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) were profitable as companies were prioritising growth over the last two years with billions of dollars flowing into the country’s startup ecosystem.

Indian unicorns sitting on lofty valuations with higher revenue multiples than global peers

A majority of India’s unicorns are sitting on lofty valuations with higher revenue multiples than their global peers, which would make it extremely difficult for companies to raise fresh funds at existing or higher valuations, at a time when startups are battling a slowdown in demand amid a deepening funding winter.

FM Sitharaman announces a slew of measures to boost start-ups in India

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday announced in her budget speech proposed the extension of the date of incorporation for income tax benefits to start-ups from 31.03.23 to 31.3.24. The FM also proposed to increase the benefit of carrying forward losses for startups to 10 years.

NymbleUp Raises INR 3 Cr In Seed Funding Led By IvyCap Ventures

NymbleUp, an AI-based SAAS platform for operations automation and workforce management, has raised INR 3 crore in a seed funding round led by Mumbai-based IvyCap Ventures Pvt Ltd.

A Larger Domestic Capital Pool Is What India Needs

The Start-up ecosystems are a pillar of our country's growth and economic development. India has seen rapid growth and development in all aspects. As per reports, India saw a staggering jump in the number of start-ups in just six years, going from 471 in 2016 to more than 84,000 in 2022 recognized by the Government which has reported the creation of more than 8.5 lakh jobs as on November 2022.

AI will play a very big role in India’s tech story’–25 quotes on India business opportunities

Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous edition here). Share these 25 gems and insights from the week of December 19–January 1 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights. See our special compilation of quotes related to India’s pandemic responses here.

As investors get ready for global headwinds, 2023 will be the year of start-ups

The year 2023 could, well, be the year of start-ups. Both founders and experts feel Indian start-ups and investors are ready to face global headwinds and build resilience in the future. A recent report by Redseer Strategy Consultants confirms this, when it says that India has significant room for growth in the public market cap compared to other countries and has a strong pipeline of over 80 IPOs of profitable start-ups over the next five years.

Budget 2023 Wish List: India needs to emphasize on capacity building for emerging sectors, aid startups for country's march to the top

It’s that time of the year when the festive spirit is palpable in the air – the much-needed break to be spent with family and friends. However, if we draw the biblical reference of Santa into our business conversation, probably it is apt to say that as everybody looks forward to Santa granting them their wishes, the business community looks forward to the Finance Ministry taking note of their budget wish list. Yes, this is the time of the year when the government and business community get ready.

Agri consumer brand Eggoz raises $8.8M led by IvyCap Ventures

Eggoz, an indigenous brand that focuses on bringing high-quality, chemical and antibiotic-free, farm-fresh eggs from local farmers straight to consumer tables, today announced that it has raised $8.8 Million (Rs 66 Cr) in a series B funding round led by Mumbai-based IvyCap Ventures Pvt Ltd. The round also saw participation from the existing investors NABVENTURES, Avaana Capital, and Rebright Partners and other angel investors: Vishesh Khurana - Co-Founder Shiprocket, Ankit Mehrotra, Sahil Jain, Nikhil Bakshi, Vivek Kapoor – Founders dineout, Khalid Qazi – VP Swiggy, and others. Sprout Capital worked as an investment banker for the transaction.

Women's Entrepreneurship Day: 4 lady bosses from Indian startups on how to slay the challenges and what’s the reality

For sure, India has come a long way with empowerment of women. However, the sixth economic census by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation showing women comprise just 13.76% of the total entrepreneurs in India is nothing to write home about. This is just 8.05 million out of the total 58.5 million entrepreneurs.

Have VCs been fair in valuing startups?

Valuation is not directly proportional to profits. Those in the business of investing know the art and science of valuations, Vikram Gupta, the founder and managing partner, IvyCap Ventures, writes

Lissun Raises $1 Million in Pre-Seed Round Led By IvyCap Ventures

Lissun on Wednesday has announced to have raised $1 million in a pre-seed round. The round was led by IvyCap Ventures and witnessed participation from syndicates like We Founder Circle and Supermorpheous

Farm-to-consumer brand Deep Rooted raises $12.5 million led by IvyCap Ventures

Farm-to-Consumer (F2C) brand Deep Rooted raises $12.5 million in its Series A funding round led by IvyCap Ventures with participation from existing investors including Accel, Omnivore, and Mayfield.

Find A Checklist For Successful Exit Strategy

Aspiring for better returns is given and is critical to every stakeholder in the business. Whereas, experts also mention that business is all about the team. The team should continue to work with the same motivation even after the transaction. The key is open communication and being transparent.

The SaaS Boom In India

The rise of technology has made our lives different. In today’s world, we all are using much software for different purposes and also go to many websites to use their services.

There's a war for talent, take it as seriously as growth and market share: Harsh Mariwala

India Inc veteran and Marico Chairman Harsh Mariwala urged companies and entrepreneurs to value talent more than ever before. It plays the most important role in any business, he said.

PurpleTutor Raises INR 10 Crore In Series A Funding

PurpleTutor, which focuses on AI-based live classes, has raised INR 10 crore in its Series A funding round. The round saw participation from Disruptors Capital, IvyCap Ventures, Arjun Malhotra (co-founder of HCL) and others.

Startups get the edge over corporates in hiring talents amid the ‘Great Resignation’ era

n a recent press conference, Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal said that India has approximately 75,000 startups and 7.46 lakh jobs have been created by the Indian startup ecosystem so far.

Tej Kapoor joins IvyCap Ventures as managing partner

Homegrown alumni-based venture capital firm IvyCap Ventures has onboarded Tej Kapoor as its managing partner.

Venture Capitalists aim to breed dragons among herd of unicorns to extract more value

As businesses around the world continue to adapt to unprecedented challenges, there is a growing impetus for value creation over valuation. But in pursuing this transformation

Jump at the chance: Where do Indian startups stand in Rupee’s southward journey?

The Indian rupee that recently slumped to an all-time low against the US counterpart has created adversities for most sectors, but adversity also creates opportunity and an opportunity is all that a startup requires.

Vikram Gupta, Founder of IvyCap on India’s journey to build 300 unicorns by 2030

Anchored by the IIT Alumni Trust, IvyCap Ventures Advisors Pvt. Ltd. was founded by Vikram Gupta in 2011. A seasoned investor with 25 years of experience in diverse business settings, Vikram worked in Private Equity, Business Consulting, M&A, Strategy and Operations in Healthcare and Life

Is the free lunch over at startups?

Amid a funding crunch globally, frugality and unit economics have become the buzzwords among startups as they focus more on profitability

What the falling rupee means for India's unicorns — why it may be a boon for some

The domestic currency, on July 5, surpassed the 79 mark against the US dollar, dropping to an all-time low and ending the session at 79.37.

How the UAE-India CEPA deal will benefit the startup ecosystem in the Middle East

Vikram Gupta, the founder, and managing partner of IvyCap Ventures says that there will be a considerable scope of opportunities for SMEs,

Wagr raises funds Pet-care app Wagr raises ₹4.2 cr funding

To expand pet product portfolio on e-commerce site, scale up vet teleconsultations

IvyCap Ventures’ fund deployment strategy

Vikram Gupta, Founder and Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures, talks about the recent first close of their third fund and discusses capital deployment strategies.

IvyCap Ventures raises Rs 1,608 crore in first close

IvyCap Ventures has mopped up Rs 1,608 crore ($214 million) from institutional investors in the first close

IvyCap Ventures announces first close for

IvyCap Ventures announced the first close of its Fund 3 at Rs 1,608 crore ($214 million).

IvyCap Ventures raises Rs 1,608 crore for fund 3,

Early-stage startup investor IvyCap Ventures has marked the first close of its third fund at Rs 1,608 crore ($214

IvyCap Ventures raises ₹1,608 crore; announces

IvyCap Ventures has announced the first close of its Fund 3 at ₹1,608 crore ($214 mn).

Early-stage firm IvyCap Ventures makes first close of Fund 3 at $214m

India’s early-stage investor IvyCap Ventures has announced the first close of its Fund 3 at Rs 1608 crore

Singapore could list up to a dozen Spacs in next 12-18 months, say industry players

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - After years of struggling to emerge from the shadows of regional rivals, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) is looking to establish itself

IvyCap leads $6 million funding round in mobility

Mobility startup Get My Parking (GMP) has raised $6 million in a Series-A funding round led by IvyCap

Healthcare will never be the same after Covid –

While the Covid pandemic has had a significant negative impact on global health, economy and society, there

[Funding alert] IvyCap Ventures invests Rs 15 Cr

Investment firm IvyCap Ventures on Wednesday announced investment of Rs 15 crore in financing for AI-

From Rs 15 Cr to Rs 330 Cr: How IvyCap's 22X partial

IvyCap Ventures saw its Rs 15-crore investment in online beauty retailer Purplle swell to Rs 330 crore in six years.

IvyCap Ventures Advisors founder says firms should

Vikram Gupta, Founder and Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures Advisors has his office and stays in Powai,

IvyCap Ventures unveils angel fund, targets ₹60

IvyCap Ventures, the largest home-grown venture capital fund in India, has launched an angel fund as it looks

Why HCG Global, LensKart, PolicyBazaar are

Over the last 10 years of my investing experience as a private equity and venture capital investor, I have looked at more that 10,000 investment

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