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Antler aims to invest in up to 40 startups within its first year in India and to build more than 150 startups in the next four years. Initially, the plan will begin with Bangalore and, further will expand to other major cities in the next 3 to 5 years. Rajiv Srivatsa, co-founder of Urban Ladder, is joining Antler as Partner and will lead the Indian operations.
iSeed is named as a bridge between Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Indian founders. The Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are those already established entrepreneurs and Indian founders are those who are in search of money as well as expertise and knowledge of startup.
Navi Technologies has made allotments of 1.45 crore equity shares, at a price of ₹140.5 per share. Three entities belonging to Gaja Capital, including Gaja Capital Fund-II, GCFII-B and Gaja Capital India AIF Trust have received the allotments. The latest private placement follows a fundraising of over Rs 3,000 crore by the company, led by Bansal and other investors earlier this month.
The basic idea behind equity is the splitting of a pie. When you start something, your pie is really small. You have a 100% of a really small, bite-size pie. When you take outside investment and your company grows, your pie becomes bigger.
Piyush Pankaj, VP Corporate Finance and M&A at Askme Group, speaks about what are the key checklist that the company considers before investing in a company.
Compared with just 114 deals during the three months ended December 2015, there were 344 investments during January-March 2016. As many as 388 startups raised funds in the first three months of 2016.