Online grocery firm Grofers raises over $200 mn led by Softbank Vision Fund

Grocery delivery firm Grofers has raised over $200 million in a fresh round of funding, led by the SoftBank Vision Fund, it said on Wednesday. A new investor, KTB, and existing investors, Tiger Global Management and Sequoia Capital, were also part of the funding Round F, raising the stakes in the high competition grocery market. The company, which has been…

Nabard announces ₹ 700-cr venture capital fund for agri, rural startups

To provide a big boost to agri-related ventures and improvement of rural livelihoods The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on Monday announced a Rs 700-crore venture capital fund for equity investments in agriculture and rural-focused startups. NABARD has been contributing to other funds till now and this is the first time that the rural development bank has…

10 Inspiring Podcasts by Female CEOs for Women Entrepreneurs

Podcasts have been rapidly growing in popularity as a content and personal branding tool over the last year; and for listeners, they have become a crucial source of valuable information and access to some of the most brilliant minds in business. These 10 podcasts by female entrepreneurs are the jumpstart you need to make the next big move in your…

3 Reasons Tomorrow’s Content Landscape Is Ripe (Ripe!) for Today’s Entrepreneurs

From its humble origins in the Gutenberg Press to today's latest online iteration, mass information and by extension content, is now an intricate part of most people’s daily lives. According to a survey conducted by Pew Research Center, a record number of Americans carry smartphones in their pockets. And as for the content that streams to those devices: Well, just…

Mother’s Day 2019: Striking the right balance between entrepreneurship and motherhood

According to a 2017 entrepreneurship report published by Global Entrepreneurship Management (GEM), it was reported that 163 million women were running their business across the 74 countries. Studies conducted by Kauffman Foundation and the Dow Jones company have found that venture-backed companies that are led by women produce 12% higher revenues on average. They also found that women-led ventures get…

Venture capital ecosystem on the rise in Hyd

The five-year-old State of Telangana is the best example of change and growth. The rich State has a strong history, culture and tradition. What really Telangana needed in the times of economic competition was to shed its image of being the hub for real estate and to strengthen its presence in the service sector by giving a push to the…

Business Capital Delivers $8.5MM Financing for Leading Snack Food Distributor

Business Capital (BizCap™) structured and delivered an asset based credit facility to a full-service supplier of snack foods and general merchandise throughout the U.S. In business for nearly 40 years, our client distributes a large variety of branded goods to over 10,000 large and small format retailers, including convenience, gas/grocery and drug stores. Customers include big names such as Walmart,…

Toyota venture fund commits $100M to autonomy startups

Toyota's venture capital firm has announced a new $100 million fund dedicated to startups involved in automation and robotics. Founded in 2017, Toyota AI Ventures has already invested in 19 different early-stage startups including several automated robotics companies, a self-driving shuttle service, and a company that builds autonomous control systems for the maritime industry. "Auto manufacturers must participate in the…

Logistics tech startup Blackbuck gets $150m, nears unicorn Status

Inter-city trucking and supply chain startup Black-Buck has raised $150 million in Series-D funding, led by Goldman Sachs Investment Partners and Accel US, with participation from B Capital and Sequoia Capital. ET first reported about the financing round in its March 14 edition. The latest round takes the total amount of funds raised to over $230 million and values the…

Jungle Ventures makes first close of Fund-III at $175M

Singapore-based Jungle Ventures has made the first close of its third fund, estimated at about $175 million, with the early-stage venture capital firm, which has made a string of bets in India, onboarding a number of marquee institutions as anchor investors. Jungle Ventures, which counts online home design startup Livspace and B2B commerce and procurement software provider Moglix among its…