ONergy Solar (Punam Energy Private Limited), a Kolkata-based startup, is one of the leading social enterprise in India that provides reliable and affordable clean energy products for solar lighting, cooking, and electrification by setting up energy distribution and service networks to underserved households and institutions across East India. It has recently raised a syndicated round … Continue reading ONergy Solar receives CSR funding from Bajaj Electricals through CIIE
So far the Indian economy has witnessed phenomenal growth in the Indian technology startup ecosystem, driven by factors such as enormously brewed capital, acquisitions and consolidations, increasing internet and smartphone penetration, and an ever growing domestic market. 2016, as the experts are predicting will be the year of corrections. A lot of capital has … Continue reading Crystal gazing into India’s startup landscape in 2016: looking through the investor lens
2015 turned out to be a phenomenal year for startup landscape in India. In October 2015, NASSCOM published a report ranking India third globally with the startup count crossing 4200. Over 760 funding rounds were made in 2015 compared 383 in 2014! As the front-runner in entrepreneurship and innovation, we at CIIE spoke to select … Continue reading 2016: a year of cautious optimism in India’s startup landscape?
Loans for long have been a well-known and well-used method of raising capital. The drawback for taking out a loan for your company is repayment of the loan, both in principal and interest. However, the positive aspect of loan or debt funding is that the lenders are only entitled for repayment, not an ownership which … Continue reading In conversation with Jaisingh Dhumal from ICICI Bank on debt funding for startups
India’s startup story is being celebrated across the globe. According to the latest NASSCOM Startup Landscape report, India is the fastest growing and fourth largest startup ecosystem globally. Angel and VC investments have hit their highest levels ever with the first half of 2015 alone seeing over $3.5B being invested across 380 deals, which is … Continue reading #PitchAhmedabad: Putting Gujarat on India’s Startup Map
CIIE has joined hands with SAP India to launch Gujarat Accelerator, the first ever Gujarat-focused Accelerator. The program aims to identify, accelerate and invest in innovative early stage startups that have the potential to become scalable and competitive technology-enabled businesses from Gujarat. The cohort of selected startups will be engaged in 3-month high intensity acceleration … Continue reading Gujarat Accelerator – First Gujarat focused Accelerator Program for Tech-enabled Startups
IIMA CIIE’s sustainability and cleantech fund Infuse Ventures, which is backed by Government of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Technology Development Board, IFC, BP, SIDBI, Godrej Industries, ICICI Bank, Bank of India and Union Bank, has announced an investment of Rs 3.5 cr for an undisclosed stake in Chennai-based Proklean Technologies … Continue reading Proklean Investment by Infuse Ventures in the News
Funding your Startup? Take a step at a time! No one’s waiting to make an investment in your startup just because you have an exciting out-of-the-box business idea! Harsh as it sounds, that’s the reality! Startup funding doesn’t come easy…it’s a tough nut to crack. Seasoned investors will always expect to own a portion of … Continue reading Fundraising for your Startup, One Step at a Time!
What do investors look at when they invest in a startup? How do they form their pipeline? How much importance do they place on the team? What is their due diligence process? – are some questions that every startup asks. CIIE spoke with investors in both the early and mid to late stages. For this … Continue reading In Conversation with Three Leading Investors
How would you measure the value of a company? Especially, a company that you started a month ago – how do you determine startup valuation? That is the question you will be asking yourself when you look for money for your company. Let’s lay down the basics. Valuation is simply the value of a company. … Continue reading How Startup Valuation Works