Tag Archives: Capital

Nabard floats Rs 700 Cr venture capital fund for agri, rural startups

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has announced a Rs 700-crore venture capital fund for equity investments in agriculture and rural-focused startups. Nabard has been contributing to other funds till now, and this is the first time that the rural development bank has launched a fund of its own. The fund has been launched by Nabventures, a ... Read More »

A guide to venture capital financing for startups

Venture capital funding has become very popular with startups these days. The number of investors has grown, and they have become bolder, seeking high-risk/high-return opportunities in small to medium enterprises with amazing growth potential. However, entrepreneurs need to have a strong blueprint ready as venture capitalists are being inundated with investment opportunities today. Here are a few simple things prospective venture capital financing seekers should ... Read More »

Tech & future of jobs: Time to incentivise human capital

The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has already started to impact the jobs market. How do these changes matter to us, and specifically how do they impact entrepreneurs?  Twenty years ago, there was no Google. The founder of the world’s largest social media network Mark Zuckerberg was a 13-year-old teenager, probably trying to find his bearings between ... Read More »

Record venture capital cash floods into car technology

The funding of car technology-related start-ups reached an all-time high of $1.6bn during the first half of this year © AP A new wave of venture capital focused on the car technology sector is sweeping across Silicon Valley, with $220m in new funding announced this week by two separate groups, the Toyota Research Institute and AutoTech Ventures. The latest investment ... Read More »

Foreign Investors Pour Rs 9,700 Crore Into Capital Markets This Month

New Delhi: Foreign investors have brought in over Rs 9,700 crore into the Indian capital markets in the first two weeks of this month on improving prospects for the economy and hopes of better corporate earnings. Interestingly, most of the incoming investments are in the debt markets during the period under review. The investment in July is followed by an ... Read More »

RBI Eases Rules on What Lenders Can Count as Basel III Capital

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday said it would ease rules on what lenders can count towards their core capital requirements under upcoming Basel III rules, in moves intended to ease pressure on the cash-constrained sector. Government had estimated last year that lenders would need to raise about $17 billion from markets over four years to meet total ... Read More »