Crystal gazing into India’s startup landscape in 2016: looking through the investor lens

  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

2016: a year of cautious optimism in India’s startup landscape?

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?

Gujarat Accelerator – First Gujarat focused Accelerator Program for Tech-enabled Startups

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

Proklean Investment by Infuse Ventures in the News

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

Aakar Innovations raises investment – In the News

One of our portfolio companies – Aakar Innovations – has raised investment from a group of impact investors and alumni of IIT and IIM along with CIIE. Aakar makes compostable and affordable sanitary pads for women in low-income communities. The press coverage for the investment is as follows: IIM-A alumnus, CIIE invest in Aakar Innovations … Continue reading Aakar Innovations raises investment – In the News

Workshops for CIIE employees

As one of India’s most prolific business incubators, our employees deal with “startups”, “funding”, “investments”, “equity” and more of such terminology on a more-than-regular basis. Clearly, it is one of their primary responsibilities to have the right understanding of these terms and legalities. Accordingly, to help them understand these better, CIIE conducted two workshops on … Continue reading Workshops for CIIE employees