VENTURE CAPITAL

TutorVista Global Gets $12.5 Mn From Publishing Major Pearson

June 24, 2009 | Madhav A Chanchani

VCCircle has learned that Pearson group is investing $12.5 million in Tutorvista. It's a strategic deal.

Tamil Nadu MFI Gets $4.25M From MicroVest, UEF, Vinod Khosla

June 24, 2009 | Ruchika Sharma

Microfinance is emerging as the most funded sector in recent times if the recent funding action is anything to go by.

LeapFrog Investments Raises $44 Mn For Microinsurance Fund

June 17, 2009 | Madhav A Chanchani

The fund will invest in fast-growing markets such as India, Pakistan, South Africa, Ghana and Kenya.

Aavishkaar India Micro VC Fund Makes Final Close At $14 Mn

June 17, 2009 | Pallavi S

In its final round, Aavishkaar has roped in Rockefeller Foundation and David Weekley Family Foundation as investors.

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Aavishkaar India Micro VC Fund Makes Final Close At $14 Mn

June 17, 2009 | Madhav A Chanchani

In its final round, Aavishkaar has roped in Rockefeller Foundation and David Weekley Family Foundation as investors.

Accel Partners India Invests in Payment Solution Provider enStage

June 17, 2009 | Madhav A Chanchani

enStage is a provider of authentication and payment solutions in prepaid, online, and mobile payments.

SIDBI Venture Capital Raising Rs 1,000 Cr Third Fund

June 17, 2009 | Ruchika Sharma

SIDBI VC has also appointed Harsh Kaul, the former chief general manager of SIDBI, as its CEO replacing Ajay Kapur.

RTVL, Mumbai Angels Invest in Climate Conditioning Apparel Co

June 12, 2009 | Ruchika Sharma

Dhama plans to use the raised funds towards the expansion of its sales and marketing capabilities.

Russian Investor Buys 1.96% In Facebook For $200 Million

May 28, 2009 | Reuters

In 2007, Microsoft Corp invested $240 million in Facebook, valuing the company at that time at $15 billion.

iYogi Acquires Computer Security Service provider, Clean Machine

May 13, 2009 | Ruchika Sharma

Clean Machine would continue to operate as a separate brand under iYogi’s umbrella.

Affordable Hospital Chain Vaatsalya Raises Funds From Oasis, Seedfund

May 12, 2009 | Madhav A Chanchani

The funds will be used to expand number of hospitals from current 7 to 20 hospitals across southern region.

Helion Invests Rs 16 Crore In Quick Service Restaurant Business

May 10, 2009 | Ruchika Sharma

Brand Calculus is promoted by Fazle Naqvi, who co-founded Indus League and was also involved with Madura Garments.

Classifieds Firm OLX Raises $5 Million From Nexus India Capital

May 10, 2009 | Madhav A Chanchani

OLX raised its series-B round of $13.5 M in Dec' 08 from General Catalyst Partners, BVP, Founders Fund and DN Capital.

Kerala Based Builders Launch Real Estate Venture Capital Fund

May 09, 2009 | Ruchika Sharma

The fund targets an initial corpus of Rs 50 crore, the closing date being July, 31.

Vistaar Religare Film Fund Invests In Ram Gopal Varma Movie

May 07, 2009 | Ruchika Sharma

The film is based on the war for TRPs between various news channels and the business aspect of the media.

Deeya Energy Raises Series C Funding Of $30M

May 06, 2009 | Madhav A Chanchani

Deeya has till now raised more than $53M in total funding since it was founded in 2004

Rajasthan Venture Capital To Raise Rs 500 Crore Fund

May 07, 2009 | Ruchika Sharma

The fund is investing in non-cyclical sectors like non-formal education, healthcare, media and entertainment.

Ojas Invests in Online Campus Recruitment Website

May 06, 2009 | Madhav A Chanchani

The firm is an online platform which aims to bring college and companies together for campus recruitment.

Bigtec Develops Hand Held Diagnostic Device, To Raise $20 Million

May 06, 2009 | Ruchika Sharma

Currently, Bigtec derives its revenues from its SAP business, having a team of over 200 people.

Ideacts Raises Series-B From Sequoia, SVB; Break-Even in Five Months

May 01, 2009 | Madhav A Chanchani

The company is planning to launch a product in the area of cyber crime.

Bhartiya Samruddhi MFI Raises $10M From Lok Capital, Aavishkar, SIDBI

May 01, 2009 | Madhav A Chanchani

The deal also involves partial exit for some of BSFL's initial investors through a secondary sale worth Rs 20.2 crore.

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