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Adi Godrej on realty market, economy

Not everything is going wrong, but not everything is going right either, he says.

Swet Sarika
Co-investment opportunity has surged: Bala Deshpande

Senior MD of VC firm NEA India is bullish on enterprise software.

Shruti Ambavat
Real estate is in a pause mode, will get moving after a year: Bikram Sen of ArthVeda

The CEO of the realty PE firm says more than rate cuts, job creation would boost demand.

Swet Sarika
‘I want to invest in uniquely Indian companies’: Palihapitiya

His firm Social+Capital aims to invest up to $200 million every year in India.

Manu P Toms
We prefer to back B2B startups as their revenues are more real: Exfinity’s Balakrishnan

Exfinity has deployed over half of its maiden VC fund.

Manu P Toms
Orios to become a mainstream VC firm with the new $150M fund: Rehan Yar Khan

The general partner of the early-stage investor talks about new strategy.

Shruti Ambavat
Stagnancy in realty market may continue for two more years: Liases Foras' Pankaj Kapoor

The demand pattern will not be revived unless there is correction in home prices, he says.

Swet Sarika
Mirah Hospitality is raising capital to grow own brands and pursue M&As: Gaurav Goenka

It recently picked 30 per cent stake in Hopping Chef.

Debjyoti Roy
Microfinance industry can sustain high double-digit growth: Ratna Viswanathan, CEO, MFIN

The two self regulatory organisations—MFIN and Sa-Dhan—can work in conjunction, she says.

Ishaan Gera
We should extend ‘Make in India’ and talk about ‘Manage in India’ for funds: Gopal Srinivasan

SEBI should ensure that AIFs can actively participate in both primary and secondary issues, says chairman of TVS Capital Funds.

Shruti Ambavat
Quadria to invest a third of $304M Asian healthcare fund in India: Co-founder Amit Varma

Varma says too much money is chasing healthcare as a sector in India.

Shruti Ambavat
Demand for real estate in tier II cities is down 25-30%: Ashiana Housing's Vishal Gupta

Rate cuts of 100 more basis points may help bring demand back, he says.

Swet Sarika
#ModiYearOne: Govt is addressing structural pain points, says Edelweiss’ Nitin Jain

Monetary policy has been a disappointment for the market but for the right reasons, he says.

Ishaan Gera
#ModiYearOne: India is better placed among BRICS nations, says Subir Gokarn

The government’s plan to push ahead with reforms agenda augurs well for economy, says research director of economic policy think tank.

Ishaan Gera
#ModiYearOne: Economy will be back on track in 2-3 years, says Debopam Chaudhuri

The government should do more to boost consumer sentiment, says chief economist at ZyFin Research.

Ishaan Gera
We aim to double loan book this year, expand to SE Asia: InnoVen CEO Ajay Hattangdi

The Indian venture debt arm of SVB was acquired and rebranded by Temasek.

Shruti Ambavat
#ModiYearOne: FY16 will be painful as earnings adjust to reforms, says Saurabh Mukherjea

Any further uptick in global oil prices could pull up inflation, he says.

Ishaan Gera
Healthcare consolidation to be driven by services, not pharma: o3 Capital’s Shiraz Bugwadia

Jury is still out on which single-specialty healthcare domain would sustain, he says.

Jasleen Kaur Batra
Startup valuations not crazy: TV Mohandas Pai, Infosys veteran & Aarin Cap’s co-founder

Pai says Indian HNIs should invest in startups as they can generate high returns with some risk.

Manu P Toms
Lending to micro-entrepreneurs will be key going forward: Samit Ghosh, founder, Ujjivan

Ghosh says Ujjivan doubled its loan book size to around Rs 3,200 crore in FY15.

Ishaan Gera