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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
Restaurant booking is likely to evolve like online travel, say EazyDiner founders

Funding is not a big priority at the moment, they say.

Ishaan Gera
Margin of safety down but Indian market is fairly valued: WestBridge's Sandeep Singhal

Co-founder of the PE firm says India is best placed in risk-reward ratio among emerging markets.

Raghuvir Badrinath
IVFA's Vishal Nevatia on investment strategy, exit pipeline & portfolio performance

The managing partner of the PE firm says gross IRR across funds has been 24-28 per cent.

Shruti Ambavat
Vishal Bali on PE opportunity in healthcare, his own venture Medwell & more

The former CEO of Fortis says he is convinced about building a pan-Asia healthcare business.

Jasleen Kaur Batra
We will make first close for new VC fund this quarter: Ventureast founder Sarath Naru

It invests $5-15 million in portfolio companies over a period.

Hiral Trivedi
We will be back in mkt to raise capital soon to create barriers to entry: Stayzilla

The firm is looking to double its inventory to 50,000 properties in a year.

Priyanka Sahay
Accel Partners' Subrata Mitra on investment strategy in new fund, LPs & valuations

The firm has just raised the third-largest pool of VC money to invest in India.

Shruti Ambavat
Real opportunity for PE in India will come from 2016-17: Amit Chandra of Bain Capital

The surge in valuation has made 2015 a tough year for investments, says Chandra.

Shruti Ambavat
We may look at an IPO in two years: GSK Velu, MD of Trivitron Healthcare

Velu says the market for medical devices is untapped.

Jasleen Kaur Batra
Paddy Sinha of Tata's flagship PE fund on valuations, sectors of interest & more

He says if GPs generate predictable modest returns, LPs would be happy.

Shruti Ambavat
We are now bigger in India than Uber in its home country US: Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal

Ola claims it now has 1.15 lakh vehicles including autos on its network.

Nikita Peer
Sharad Mittal of Motilal Oswal Real Estate on fundraising and investment strategy

It is deploying capital from its second realty fund.

Swet Sarika
We want to be build Hopscotch as the most profitable baby products e-tailer: Rahul Anand

Hopscotch, which just raised $11 million, claims it is doing 1,500 orders a day.

Nikita Peer
Our ideal goal is to do an IPO by 2016-17: Tiger Ramesh, CEO of CSS

The firm has hit the $200 million annualised revenue mark.

Bhawna Gupta
Vatika Group is currently focused on raising capital from global PE funds: Vineet Taing

He says the realtor has also done its ground work for a possible IPO in future.

Swet Sarika
We want to focus on and dominate categories without a standard product catalogue: ShopClues

The firm raised around $135 million in VC funding to date.

Priyanka Sahay




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