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Call from JFDI Asia

Heard about Y-combinator or TechStars? Well now there’s JFDI.Asia. We are the first TechStars Network member in South East Asia. We will select 15 startups to join us in Singapore in January 2012 for the JFDI–Innov8 2012 Bootcamp. Each startup will receive S$15,000 in seed funding in exchange for equity. These startups will undergo 100 […]

Did India get too arrogant about growth?

Rupee touched a long time low yesterday. For all the talk about “no intervention”, the worry marks are visible amongst regulators. More importantly, for all the talk about “global factors” that are leading to this fall, one can’t miss the fact that Rupee is the worst performing major currency against dollar in recent times. And […]

Name our favorite ecosystem initiative

Wanted to get a sense of the audience – which ecosystem initiative do you find most useful. Is it the TiE mentoring, or nasscom emerge blog? or pluggdin events? or yourstory showcase? or medianama analysis? And what are the gaps – specific ones? What specific service would prompt you to take 2 hours out and […]

WestBridge launches India “evergreen” fund

Interesting. Investment firm WestBridge Capital has raised India’s first so-called evergreen fund from global investors, or limited partners (LPs). Unlike traditional funds, the $500 million (around Rs 2,500 crore) corpus that WestBridge has raised will not have an investment cycle. Instead, returns generated on investments will automatically be ploughed back into the investment pool, creating […]

Delhi is the New Hub For Techs

I read this interesting article recently- about how Delhi is the new hub for tech startups– in Wall Street journal. I am curious- what are the experiences/opinions of other members- who may have worked in multiple Indian metros on the subject. — Below article is a mirror of article in Wall Street Journal: Delhi […]