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PE/VC-backed cos. outperform their peers: Study

PE/VC-backed companies fare better in terms of growth in sales, profitability, wages, exports and R&D investments, a study by Venture Intelligence shows. The full report can be downloaded from Extracts from the Press Release: According to a new study by Venture Intelligence, a leading research firm focussed on Private Equity and M&A activity in […]

The Guy who sold 2 Cos. to Flextronics

At Venture Intelligence, we recently did a podcast with K.V. Ramani, Founder of Future Software and Co-Founder of Hughes Software Systems – both of which were acquired by Flextronics in 2004. KVR’s story is a fascinating account of the tribulations and success of an early mover in the Indian software industry, who chose – in […]

Hemu Ramaiah – Story of an Indian Retail Pioneer

At Venture Intelligence, we recently had a great experience interviewing Hemu Ramaiah, founder of the Landmark bookstore chain (in which the Tatas acquired a majority stake in 2005). For me, the interview (which is part our Entrepreneur Podcast series “Entrevista”) served as a confirmation that a customer facing role is the best start to an […]

What does 2010 hold for PE & VC Investing?

As you would be aware, after falling-off-a-cliff in late 2008, Private Equity & Venture Capital investments in India have displayed steady signs of recovery since mid-2009. The environment for exits too has clearly improved with sharp up-tick in IPO and M&A activity. However, the scenario for new fund raising still remains murky. In this context, […]

“The Best Years of Outsourcing Are Ahead of Us”

Despite the current challenges, the best years of outsourcing are ahead of us, according to speakers at “IT Services & BPO Connect ‘08”, a conference focused on the road ahead and investment opportunities in these sectors. The event was organized by my firm Venture Intelligence last month at Mumba. Here are a couple of extracts […]

Are the Best Years of Outsourcing Behind Us?

Hi, My firm, Venture Intelligence, is organizing a conference, IT Services & BPO Connect ’08, next Thursday (Aug. 28) at Mumbai to explore the above and relation issues facing these key sectors. The event has speakers from the largest companies as well as the most active investors in IT Services and BPO, including: Aparup Sengupta, […]