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VCcircleData security startup Seclore raises $27M; VenturEast exits with 17.5X return
May 21, 2022

Seclore, the data-centric security platform provider, said that it has raised $27 million in a Series C funding round led by Oquirrh Ventures and Origami Capital. As part of this transaction, VenturEast has fully exited its stake. VenturEast backed the company at seed and Series A rounds, exiting with 17.5X return on its seed round.

Economic TimesInfinite Uptime Raises $5.15 million in funding led by VenturEast
Sanjeev Yamsani
December 3, 2020

Industrial Internet of things (IoT) company Infinite Uptime has raised $5.15 million in Series B funding led by VenturEast, along with participation from Japan’s THK and existing investors Mayfield, GSR Ventures, IIML, and GiTV.

Laurus Labs acquires biotech company Richcore Lifesciences
Sanjeev Yamsani
November 25, 2020

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Laurus Labs has acquired Bangalore-based biotech company Richcore Lifesciences, to diversify into manufacturing of biotech drugs.

Entrepreneur India4 Lessons These Investors Learnt From Working With Entrepreneurs
November 11, 2019

While investors have always been known to guide entrepreneurs, some money managers have learnt valuable lessons such as the ability to keep going and finding answers when there are none from start-up founders that they have worked with

Entrepreneur IndiaInterview with Sarath Naru: Here's What One of India's Oldest VCs Looks For Before Investing
October 19, 2019

Given market diversity and a whimsical regulatory framework, one must build businesses for the long term in India to build significant value, says Ventureast's Sarath Naru

Telangana TodayVenture capital funding is cautiously optimistic - Interview, Srikanth Sundararajan
August 29, 2019

This interview focuses on: The VC funding scene in India, dominant cities, the Telangana Ecosystem, Incubators and Accelerators, Investment Strategies, Rejection Rates, and Competition in the VC space

VCcircleVentureast Eyes Enterprise Tech - Interview, Srikanth Sundararajan
July 7, 2019

Company’s $80 million Proactive Fund II investing in startups both in India and overseas

Financial Express Boonbox: Rural India wants branded white goods
May 29, 2019

Chennai-based Inthree Access Services was founded in 2013 by R Ramanathan, Karthik Natarajan and Narayanan on the firm belief that rural India is more than willing to buy branded white goods. The company has pioneered the concept of assisted commerce in the rural space. “Rural India is not a dark hole, as urban Indians think. There is a huge white space in the rural markets. People don’t understand that the rural customers are aspirational and they have disposable income to buy consumer products,” says Ramanathan, who is also the CEO of the company.

VCcircleExclusive: Ventureast strikes gold as Japan’s istyle backs content startup Incnut
October 16, 2018

Early-stage investor Ventureast has exited its investment in Hyderabad-based women-focussed content startup Incnut Digital Pvt. Ltd by selling its stake to Tokyo-headquartered consumer internet company istyle Inc. istyle has picked up an undisclosed minority stake in Incnut, which runs online beauty and wellness community StyleCraze and parenting network MomJunction, in a secondary transaction worth Rs 25 crore (around $3.4 million at current exchange rates), said Sateesh Andra, managing director of venture capital firm Endiya Partners.

Kissht raises $30 m in Series C funding round
September 13, 2018

Kissht will use this funding to penetrate its business further into both offline and online merchants, and deeper across categories, and further enhance its data and analytics capabilities

BFSI Flipkart invests 50 crore in consumer lending Startup Kissht

Flipkart founder Sachin Bansal has invested Rs 50 crore in a consumer lending startup Kissht. The investment has been made through Bansal and Ankit Agarwal’s investment firm BAC Acquisitions in the form of debt funding.

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