The recent sale of CarWale has reignited the interest in the Internet based business models.
VCCircle talks to Sandeep Aggarwal, senior internet & software analyst at Caris & Company.
The Omidyar Network plans to invest between $100- $200 mn in India in the next 3-4 years, says Jayant Sinha, Director.
Raj Kundra of Acumen Fund says, social sector investing did not see much of an impact due to the slowdown.
Kotak Realty Funds' S Sriniwasan says, offshore LPs want to see the cycle of investment, performance and return.
Sudheer Kuppam says the world is moving to cloud and Indian firms will lose position in services space if they do not.
VCCircle speaks to Elevar Equity co-founder and managing director Sandeep Farias.
A major push to domestic fund raising will happen in 3-4 years by when funds would have returned profits to investors.
Rodney Muse, co-managing partner of Navis Capital, says, nearly 20% of the $1.2 B fund would be invested in India.
Menka Sajnani of Auda says that they have a bias towards small, independent teams with skin in the game.
India Pledge Fund, which targets raising $100 million, is a hybrid concept seen to be LP-friendly.
Jennifer Choi, Director Research, Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, talks to VCCircle.
Eugene Choung, MD, Emerald Hill Capital Partners, a fund of funds, says proper manager selection will be critical.
The fund is looking to diversify from hydel to bio-fuels, energy to waste and agribased investments in India.
VCCircle talks to Samir Inamdar & Hemchandra Javeri, Co-founders, Forum Synergies (India) PE Fund Managers.
In India, the education play is driven by technology while overseas, we will build campuses, says Dr. Ranjan Pai.
Investment bank Chatsworth says US investors are generally more comfortable with funds that have a track record.
Ambit CEO Sanjay Sakhuja says, many corporate who de-leveraged their balance sheets are now ready for inorganic growth.
A host of factors may prompt more deal closures even as younger promoters may cash out to become serial entrepreneurs.