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Saama Capital's Ash Lilani on being a contrarian VC, shake up in angel funding

February 06, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

Saama Capital, which was founded by venture capital industry veterans Ash Lilani and Suresh Shanmugham, announced the final close of its third fund at $57 million last month.

How venture capital deal-making panned out in India in the new year

February 03, 2017 | Joseph Rai

Private investments in India started on a tepid note in the new year with only a moderate pick-up in both the early stage and venture deals as investors remained wary of betting on startups and preferred to weigh the effects of demonetisation.

Jaitley removes uncertainty over tax for limited partners, PE funds

February 01, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

Offering foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) a respite, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley exempted them from the purview of indirect transfer provisions.

Exclusive: Aavishkaar trims size of South and Southeast Asia-focused Frontier Fund

January 31, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Impact investment firm Aavishkaar Venture Management has trimmed the target corpus of a fund that invests mainly in South and Southeast Asia, a top executive told VCCircle.

Exclusive: 35North Ventures launches tech- and consumer-focused growth fund

January 30, 2017 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Mumbai-based asset management company 35North Ventures LLP has launched a debut growth-stage fund targeting early stage investments in the country, a top executive told VCCircle. 

IFC commits $20 mn to IDG's third India VC fund

January 30, 2017 | Joseph Rai

World Bank's private investment arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) has proposed to invest $20 million (around Rs 136 crore) in IDG Ventures India's third India-focused fund, it said in a statement.

Centrum hires Shujaat Khan to lead asset management business

January 30, 2017 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Centrum Group has hired former co-founder and managing director of Blue River Capital Shujaat Khan to lead its asset management businesses, it said in a statement.

Reliance AIF floats new fund to tap into office real estate segment

January 30, 2017 | TEAM VCC

Reliance AIF Asset Management Company Ltd, part of Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd, has floated a new real estate-focused fund with a target corpus of Rs 1,000 crore ($147 million).

Exclusive: Aavishkaar pushes first close of new India VC fund to June

January 27, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Impact investment firm Aavishkaar Venture Management is looking to make the first close of its third India-focussed fund by the middle of this year, a top executive told VCCircle, pushing back its target by a few months.

Former Wipro CEO TK Kurien named PremjiInvest's CIO

January 27, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

PremjiInvest, the private investment office of IT major Wipro’s billionaire chairman Azim Premji, has appointed TK Kurien as managing partner and chief investment officer (CIO) from February, it said in a statement.

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