Why Inventus’ Kanwal Rekhi doesn’t regret giving Flipkart, Snapdeal a miss

Kanwal RekhiMany moons ago, Kanwal Rekhi and John Dougery, the founding partners of Inventus Capital, carefully examined two fledgling e-commerce ventures but passed up the investment opportunity. The two startups—Flipkart and Snapdeal—have eventually gone on to become unicorns valued several billion dollars. However, the Indian-American businessman and investor Rekhi has no regrets about not taking a […]

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Forest fire blazing through Indian startup ecosystem: Inventus’ Kanwal Rekhi

Kanwal-Rekhi_feKanwal Rekhi, co-founder and managing director at VC firm Inventus Capital Partners, has been a known sceptic of the capital-intensive model of India’s e-commerce companies. At the News Corp VCCircle LP Summit 2017 in Mumbai, he was in sublime form, mincing no words when quizzed about issues plaguing the country’s leading consumer internet companies. Speaking […]

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Which funds should you pitch to in 2017?

funding-investment4Even though investor sentiment was cautious in 2016, the year saw nearly 26 funds come into being. While many of them were maiden funds, quite a few of them were at their first or second close. For startups looking to raise money in 2017, TechCircle.in has compiled a list of funds scouting for investments, targeting […]

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Simulation software startup Knolskape raises Series A funding

Rajiv Jayaraman, founder and CEO, KnolskapeKnolskape Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a gamification and simulation software firm operating in the talent transformation space, has raised an undisclosed amount in a Series A funding round from venture capital firm Inventus Capital Partners and human resources (HR)-focused private investment company The HR Fund, the company said in a statement. The firm will use the […]

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IAN, Inventus Capital invest in US startups Assured Risk Cover, ActivityHero

The Indian Angel Network (IAN) has tied up with Inventus Capital Partners to invest an undisclosed amount in US-based startups Assured Risk Cover and ActivityHero. The investments are a departure from the usual strategy for IAN and Inventus Capital, as both of them make investments in India-based or India-focused startups. The investment in US startups […]

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