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November 18, 2015

total venture capital investments in last 5 years: china vs india



Venture Funding Investors and number of funding rounds in India and China
total investments by venture capital funds in India and china
India has seen 6 times lower VC investment as compared to China . The chart shows PE firms and venture funding in both countries since 2010 onwards


start up founders earning the highest and lowest annual salary




" start up founders and their salary levels"


STARTUP FOUNDERS COMPENSATION CHART . This chart maps the highest startup founders with the highest annual salary vs founders who earns the lowest across the industry .
28 start up founders does not take any salary, but they are compensated by their shareholdings including personal stakes at their companies. 5 employees earn from anything between $2 to $29,000 annually. A total of  19 founders earns between a range of $30,000 to $59,000 , while 30 founders takes home "$60,000 to $99,000. The number of founders who earns between $100,000 to $199,990  are  28.   There were 19  start up founders earnings between $200,000 and 299,990 . There were 3 start up founders who were in the highest salary bracket of earnings more tha $500,000 and above  

July 22, 2015

London record 581,000 new start ups in a year, one startup in every minute


" which are UK's biggest start up activity"

London recorded  581,000 new companies  which were founded last year; more than one start up a minute

Research from national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain,  shows that 581,173 businesses were registered with Companies House last year.The above chart shows UK's cities hotspots where entrepreneurial spirit thrives . This  new record beats the previous all-time high of 526,446 in 2013, up from 484,224 start-ups formed in 2012.

  1.  London  topped as UK 's biggest entrepreneurial  and start up Hotspots  creating a record 184,671 companies
  2. Birmingham has become the leading start-up hub outside London, with 18,337 company registrations.
  3. Manchester is the next biggest start-up zone, with 13,054.  your post or banner displayed here for $10 a day .Click here to know more

May 9, 2015

Top 10 venture capitalist investment on food technology


"vc funding across food technology"

"US VC investment on Food technology"
The biggest  VC fundings across US food technology start ups

US VC-backed Food Tech companies raised $1.07B in 2014 up 272% YoY.The biggest vc investment  on food technology was backed by" Khosla Ventures"who have invested in food and grocery including Unicorn Instacart, and food brands Hampton Creek Foods and Unreal Brands, among others. 

According to CB insights "VC fundings in US have been spread across a range of food-related industries, including food delivery (cos like Instacart or Postmates), food replacements (Hampton Creek Foods, Soylent), and restaurant tech companies (E La Carte, Reserve), among others. Q4’14 was the largest quarter in the past two years driven by Instacart’s $220M Series C, as well as Hampton Creek Foods’ $90M Series C.

April 9, 2015

start up vc funding per deal dry up : has the tech3.0 bubble begun ?

Infographic: Startup Funding Shows Signs of New Tech Bubble | Statista

The  tech companies are  burning through too much cash and that the overall amount of risk currently taken on in Silicon Valley is excessive.A recent  Thomson Reuter data published by PricewaterhouseCoopers, businessinsider and CNBC have  predicted that the tech bubble might be reality by 2016.

  1. Though  VC  funding has increased.However in terms of the investments per deal, the number is abysmally low 
  2. The tech-heavy index is up nearly 5% on the year as it climbs to levels not seen since the Internet bubble burst 15 years ago. 
  3. Tech companies,  are bemoaning the scarcity in the tech sector  and admits hitting dead end "and are lobbying Congress to relax immigration rules.. 
  4. The wages in tech sector wages are rising too fast and too soon .Twitter svp/technology Chris Fry got a $10 million pay packet in his second year

March 11, 2014

Indian Mobile and web Classified Start Up" Quikr" valued at $250 million, raises $90million Funding


Swedishfirm Kinnevik to invest $90 million in Quikr"Online and mobile classifieds venture" Quikr" has raised $90 million ( 550 crore) from a group of investors led by Swedish investment firm Investment Kinnevik in a deal that marks the largest round of funding for an internet services company in India.


The investment was spread across two rounds, with existing investor Warburg Pincus providing the initial investment in September last year, according to a person with direct knowledge of the transaction. The latest deal, signed last week, values Quikr at over $250 million (Rs 1,530 crore).





The  Indian Internet space , along with increasing Mobile penetration is driving startups  to essentially base their business models into two broad  Spectrum – those trying to build products and usage organically, and those doing arbitrage (buying traffic from Adwords, and selling to advertisers


According to CEO of quikr , its gets 32million  unique visitors every month. Alexa shows a traffic rank of 13 in India and 276 Global rank which is certainly more than impressive. And thats where "the Brand' makes a difference  to investors .. Its not that their business model is unique .. but the sheer scale of traffic . which makes Quikr  as the number ' no 1 Mobile Classifieds site ( Justdial is not exactly into the mobile space .. its business started off as an Offline venture )


November 15, 2013

Snapchat valued at $3billion, Rejects Facebook's Offer



Mobile messaging startup Snapchat has rejected an acquisition offer from Facebook Inc that would have valued the company at $3 billion or more, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Wednesday.
Facebook representatives reached out to Snapchat in recent weeks to discuss the all-cash deal, which would have been Facebook's largest acquisition ever, the report said, citing anonymous sources.\
Snapchat, which allows consumers to send smartphone photos which automatically disappear after a few seconds, has proven popular among teenage users.
The report of Facebook's interest in Snapchat comes a couple of weeks after Facebook, the world's No. 1 Internet social network, acknowledged that it was seeing a decline in daily use by young teenagers in the US, although it said overall use by teenagers was stable.

April 12, 2011

How Twitter Employees Use Twitter

Twitter employees, naturally, use Twitter differently than the rest of us. But in what ways? Specifically, which apps do they use to tweet?

To find out, we used Twitter's API to analyze approximately 2,700 tweets from the Twitter staff list that were sent last week, including tweets from during the week and weekend, day and night. We then mined each tweet for its "source," so we can see which apps Twitter employee users tweet from, and compared this to the general public.

Acording to Businessinsider 

The tweets we analyzed came from 54 different sources, ranging from Twitter's official clients to third-party apps like TweetDeck and websites like Yelp, Instapaper, and Quora.
The most popular client was Twitter's website, which accounted for 32% of tweets. That's pretty similar to the general public, which uses Twitter.com to send 35% of tweets, according to Sysomos.

But that's where Twitter employees and the general public stop tweeting like each other.
  • Among Twitter employees, Twitter for iPhone generated 22% of the tweets, about twice as much as the general public.
  • Employees used Twitter for Mac to send 18% of their tweets, versus 0.4% for the general public. (Probably especially during the week, when Twitter employees are sitting around the office, tweeting at each other.)
  • And while the general public uses TweetDeck to send 13% of its tweets, Twitter employees used it for just 2% of their tweets.
 Overall, Twitter employees use Twitter's official apps to send more than 86% of their tweets, while the general public uses them to send about 58% of their tweets

February 2, 2011

How To Identify A Start Up Venture: Infographics and Insights


Having a good idea and nowt knowiung how to get funded .. In US and many parts of the world, This is a  common problem where the buck stops. But a good and strong  pitch could get you the money. But picking a funding strategy is  extremely essential if you want to expand and raise money for growing your vision.  Grasshopper Group summarized the characteristics of each type of investor and designed it as an infographic to help you understand them better: Some great pointers can be found in this website.