Softbank, Japanese investing firm has invested $75M in online marketplace Snapdeal, This is the second recent fund raise made by the company.

Just three months ago, Snapdeal had closed a $75 Mn investment round from a series of investors including Ebay, Intel Capital, Russian venture fund Ru-Net, Saama Capital, Recruit Co, existing investors like Nexus Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and IndoUS Venture Partners and a few angel investors.

Overall, the company has raised a total of $202 Mn investment until now, which includes a $40 Mn round from Bessemer Venture Partners, Nexus Venture Partners and Indo-US Venture Partners in … Read more

SoftBank invests $75M in Snapdeal


Off late i have come across couple of instances where VCs have not invested after signing the term sheets and really put startup and entrepreneur in back foot by their ‘No Shop‘ clause in the term sheet. Signing a term sheet with a no shop agreement is likely to send you back a month or more if the VC doesn’t end up funding the company.  I can see the insistence of no shop language in larger M&A deals but see no place for them in early stage rounds.

So what is a No Shop Clause?

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Simplifying No Shop Clause in a Term Sheet

Continuing its efforts to strengthen the Indian entrepreneurial support system and to fund promising start-ups, Indian Angel Network, India’s largest network of angel investors announced a series of start-up boot camps. To be held across Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Delhi, these boot camps endeavor to bring together prominent angel investors and mentors and emerging and established entrepreneurs. These interactions serves as good learning ground for entrepreneurs by participating in Read more

Indian Angel Network launches BootCamp

If you are an entrepreneur, there is high probability of you meeting a VC and discussing about your venture and business plan. VCs, you must remember is a group of individuals that are seeking to make profitable investments in fast growing companies.

VC asks Entrepreneur

Beside focusing your attention on the unique qualities of your business, spend some time and work on the anticipated return on investment. VC firms often want to see companies that will produce returns in excess of 30% per year on a compounded annualized basis.

Lets look at the common questions VC asks an entrepreneur –

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Common Questions VC asks


Parallocity, head-quartered in the Silicon Valley with a Product Engineering Center in Bangalore,  which develops high performance runtime program analysis and defect detection frameworks announced that it has closed Series A round of funding from venture capital firm Accel Partners.

Parallocity has created a virtual machine for program analysis and error detection, especially for multi-threaded / concurrent programs.  Zeus Virtual Machine (ZVM) brings in a new dimension to software testing and quality by incorporating best of current research in computing coupled with innovative applied testing methodologies. By empowering software developers and quality engineers find complex software errors with ease, … Read more

Parallocity raises investment from Accel Partners