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January 19, 2016

8 out of 10 asia’s biggest billion dollar consumer internet start ups are chinese

biggest asian internet start ups with highest valuation"

80% Asian Consumer Internet Start Ups are Chinese and rest from India

8 out of 10   Asia’s biggest consumer Internet start ups, with over 1 billion USD valuation   are from China  and the rest from India

No 3 : Didi Kuaidi :Apart from Xiaomi and China Internet Plus .. China has its own equivalent of uber and ola. Didi Kuaidi  which is ranked 3rd biggest consumer internet start up in Asia is a company made up of China’s two largest taxi-hailing firms- Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache as result of a merger in Feb. 2015.

No 4: Flipkart is India’s biggest ecommerce marketplace and  the country’s biggest unicorn, which is currently valued at over $15billion

No 5: Asia’s 5 largest Unicorn is chinese peer to peer lending Lufax  which us valued more than $19billion recently.Lufax was   launched in 2012  and the company is a  part of An Insurance group ,which is  china’s  largest insurer by asset

No 6 : Asia’s 6th largest start up is  chinese technology company DJI  valued in excess of $8 billion . DJI manufactures commercial and recreational unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for aerial photography and videos

No 7 : Zhong An Online is among the first insurance company in china to sell all kinds of insurance policy as well as handle claims online .Zhong On is valued over $8 billion and it is  China’s first truly digital insurer.Ranked 7th as Asia’s biggest start up across consumer Internet space

No 8. :Ola Cabs is India’s  cab booking along with aggregation  service is ranked 8th biggest asian  consumer Internet unicorn .Ola’s currently valuation  is  $5  billion

No 9 :Snapdeal  is India’s 2nd largest e commerce marketplace after flipkart, and valued over $5billion

No 10 :UCar provides a chauffeured car service in China, located at Tianjin china and founded in 2014. Ucar  is valued currently at  $3.4 billion

With the exception of British Airways, the European brands in the table have seen minimal growth or a decline in their brand values. Iberia has been the worst affected, its brand value has fallen 23% to $951m. Southwest Airlines achieved a 52% growth in brand value Airlines 50 Sector Analysis – Airlines after a strong financial year and American Airlines’ brand value soared 39% to $3,649m, moving it up to 5th place

January 18, 2016

vc investors pumped in $58 billion across 4380 start ups,with 74 megadeals

" top 10 biggest VC investment in start ups"

The biggest VC deals 

In 2015 software was VCs’ favorite sector in 2015 ($23.6 billion invested in 1,763 deals), followed by biotech ($7.4 billion across 475 deals).

"global vc investment and start up funding in 2015"
latest data on  Start up Funding shows that VCs invested $58.8 billion across 4,380 deals in 2015. The dollar total eclipsed the 2014 mark by $8 billion, but investors did 61 fewer deals last year, according to the end-of-year MoneyTree Report which was  prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. Also according to  data from Thomson Reuters. VC and equity capitalists poured more money into private companies last year than they had since the height of the dot-com boom in 2001  ( VC investment last year was the second highest amount sunk by Venture Funds in the last 20 years .source )

2015 also saw  megadeals megadeals” (deals of  $100 million or more) . Last year here were 74 such deals in 2015, up from 50 the year before)

January 17, 2016

periodic table of 144 start up unicorns whose valuation exceed $400billion

" periodic table of the start up unicorns"

"15 biggest start up clubs with over one billion dollar valuation"

The year 2015 saw 16 new start up companies which became a member of the exclusive unicorn club, the elite league with over one billion dollar valuation. Out of the  16 unicorns ,5 of them have international operations.

While every US unicorn raised money in a late-stage financing round at their $1B+ valuation, 2 of the 5 international unicorns raised at a mid stage round.

In 2015 there were a total of 144 Unicorns, which is arranged in the form of periodic table, whose combined valuation  exceeds  $400 billion

January 12, 2016

10 fastest growing products category start ups with highest return

" verticals with the fastest annualized growth across start ups"

List of start up  services with highest return on investment 

The above chart shows the product categories which has seen the highest  growth and return on investment by VC funds and equity investment .Among the list of start ups,products related to  Bitcoin, Photo Sharing and cloud has seen the highest annualized growth since 2012-2016. Bitcoin has seen its annualized growth jump to 151% compared to 150% across Photo sharing and 145% across cloud storage Space Travel, Transportation and Hospitality are other areas which” are among the fastest growing top 10 services vertical

December 30, 2015

the biggest investors and total funding rounds in snapchat

Snapchat is a photo  and video messaging app that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to their intended recipients.Snapchat was created by  by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown when they were students at Stanford University. Among its investors are 1)Alibaba 2)Benchmark 3)Fidelity Investments 5)General 6)Catalyst Partners7) Glade Brook Capital 8) HDS Capital 9)Kingdom Holding 10)Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers along with  Coatue Management SV Angel and Tencent Holdings  

Geographic Composition of Snapchat Inc.’s Investors (Cumulative) | FindTheCompany

Snapchat as of 2015, December 31st has made 4 Acquisitions with a  Total Equity Funding $1.17B in 7 Rounds from 16 Investors.Snapchat serves transient display ads to over 100 million daily active users on its platform,  for 10 seconds ( for the time range users can keep their recordings) after which the next sets of online ads are shown . Every ad disappear within 10 seconds, followed up the other set.Snapchat has succeeded in disruption the traditional CPC and CPM online ad models.
"investors behin the snapchat brand"

The success of the new model can be explained by the fact that Snapchat charges as astounding $750,000 a day.The company has experienced high user-base growth this year and has been one of the most compelling Unicorns in the tech industry. The firm has managed to raise over $1 billion in equity funding to date, which has valued the company between $15-20 billion.

December 12, 2015

Hottest technology start up cities across the world

The chart below shows a global start up map,across the world with the hottest start up market by nations .Berlin jumped an impressive six spots to #9 overall and had 20x the average growth of all startup markets. Zalando, Europe’s largest online-only fashion retailer raised $668 million in an IPO to value the company at $6.8 billion overall. Meanwhile, Rocket Internet had the biggest IPO since 2007 in Germany, raising $2 billion.

 "The Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015"
Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
 The Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 report ranks the top 20 technology startup ecosystems in the world based on Performance, Funding, Market Reach, Talent, and Startup Experience
Performance is based on the funding and exit valuations of startups headquartered in the ecosystem, and Funding represents the amount of investments by venture capitalists and the time it takes to raise capital.

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

November 8, 2015

Funding Foursquare : 5 insights on the investment patterns

" Foursquare overall  funding pattern"

Foursquare Has Raised $162.3M In 6 Rounds From 8 Investors Its earliest disclosed investors include O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Union Square Ventures, both of whom invested around 2009. Over its lifetime, Foursquare has racked up these financing stats: Largest round: $50M Median round: $27.5M Average round: $27.1M The total amount raised they have raised is 11,915% higher than the average for a company in the Other Technology category.
Foursquare Labs Inc.’s Investors by Location (Cumulative) | FindTheCompany

August 26, 2015

The list of VC funding behind moocs ( massive online open courses ) start up Coursera

List  of VC funding and equity Investment in online open education Course start up   “Coursera”

" Coursera increasing its online courses big time after new VC funding "

List of Venture Capital Funding in the  massive Open Online  Course (MOOC) Coursera. SO far it has managed to generate more than $135million from 5 rounds of Funding  Deals

With a  $49.5 million Series C funding round , well known  open  massive online course start up ( MOOC) online learning start up which conducts open online courses  Coursera,  concluded its  5th found of VC funding  which  saw VC deals from  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and International Finance Corporation. Times Internet Limited (TIL), which owns the Times of India and other media properties, also participated in this

Coursera  also recently  announced   that it expects a second closing of this round that will bringits total funding to  $60 million. GSV Asset Management and Learn Capital are expected to  will participate in this second closing

As of today Coursera conducts 1,100 courses to almost 15 million users.Coursera enables users to advance their career, mid career or advance skills,as professionals or just for the sake of knowing and enjoying new thing to learn .Coursera’s huge chunk of its users come from China ( with 1 million users ) followed by India and then 30% users from the countries of Latin America As of July, 2015, Coursera had more than 1000 courses from 119 institutions and 13 million users from 190 countriess,

July 26, 2015

how startups fund their business : top 5 source of funding

" top 5 ways of funding a start up"
What are the most common methods of raising fund for a start up ? How many actually get funding from a equity firm or Venture investors? How many of them actually self sponsor? and how many use home loan or credit card loan.

Believe it or not, around 60% of  start ups businesses use their lifetime saving s from their bank . Investment by venture capital accounts for only 0.04% of  new businesses ,while a huge 10% actually use their personal credit card with astronomical  rate of interest for starting their venture. Infact business loan from Government   rank higher , in the 5th place .Home equity loan and  credit card forms 15% of  ” how start ups invests in their business

source : U.S. Census Bureau Research Date: March 23rd, 2015
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July 17, 2015

Investors funding the top 15 most recent “US ” start ups

" who is funding  the big data companies"

" the  top 20 big data startups with investment map"

Big Data Investors 

The first  picture illustrates the companies/ start ups who are in the big data space in the  form of a cloud .The size of the nodes  in the cloud is relative to the logarithmic total result of all their funding rounds.

The second hart shows the investors ,the funding companies – here, the node size is relative to their Big Data investments.

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June 15, 2015

Venture Funding Raised by region :US vs Europe vs Asia

global Vc funding by regions : US  vs europe vs rest of world

The chart shows the total VC investment by region specifically compares US , Europe and Asia. The data compiled from EY and Qz shows  how VC funding from the years 2007 onwards to 2015. The  first chart clearly shows US dominating the world of global  Venture Funding from 2013 onwards. Meanwhile the second chart shows the VC funding global contributers: 2007 to 2013 which inlcudes Asian nations of India and China besides, Israel.The last 2 years has seen European VC funding dry up while the numbers from other nations including asia increase. Israel, China and India has been  also shown growing up in stature

May 19, 2015

This years top 10 kickstarter projects ranked by venture funding

Statistic: Most successfully completed Kickstarter projects as of March 2015, based on amount of total funds raised (in 1,000 U.S. dollars) | Statista

Kickstarter 2015  Projects with the biggest funding

 The chart shows the biggest funding projects by Kickstarter .founded in 2009  Kickstarter has turned into one of the most prolific crowdfunding platforms worldwide. 
This year in March 2015, Pebble Time project completed its crowdfunding and publicity run with 20.34 billion dollars.No 2   project  was  Coolest Cooler which  finished its Kickstarter run with more than 13.28 million U.S. dollars in project funding. Up until then, Pebble e-paper watch for Android and iOS  had held the title for the highest funded project on the crowdfunding website with 10.27 million US dollars.

May 11, 2015

The biggest Tech IPO Investors and historical volumes

"biggest tech IPO Pipeline investors

The 2015 Tech IPO Pipeline report   published by CBInsights  currently represents the cream of the crop within investor portfolios, and those companies that may be on their way to an IPO given sustained product, market and financing momentum.

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376 start ups in Asia raised $11.5b via vc funding

Highest Ownership of tech devices 

May 10, 2015

top 5 venture capital investors with more $10M tech series A rounds

Andreessen Horowitz  and Accel Partners are among the top 2 VC  investors who   have completed the highest number of $10M+ tech Series A round founding since 2009. While Andreessen Horowitz  has  participated in over 25 such investments over the past five years including Rap Genius, Mixpanel and Crowdtilt. Accel Partners has completed the second highest number of 10M+ tech Series A deals in the period including Birchbox, Nomi and Hailo

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376 start ups in Asia raised $11.5b via vc funding

Highest Ownership of tech devices 

May 9, 2015

The tech IPO Timeline 2010 to 2015 : biggest investments and valuations

"VC backed IPOs with $1b valuation"

2014 saw over 588 technology companies raising a whopping $64.27billion across more than 2,700 financing technology deals. $24billion (38.4%) of that funding came in 2014.The 2nd chart shows the list of companies ( there are 42 companies) on the list that have raised a financing round at a real or rumored valuation of $1B or more.

June 23, 2014

The State of Global Risk and Opportunities in the Insurance Market :

The matrix  published by Ernst and Young shows the list of nations and analysis of their potentian risk and opportunity, which takes into account the following parameters 1)insurance premium growth 2) macroeconomic environment 3) Regulatory change 4) Liquidity 





For most of the past decade, focusing on the BRICs seemed a simple strategy for insurance companies seeking to expand their business in RGMs. In 2007, the average growth of these four economies was 9.6%. Today, however, growth in the BRIC economies has slowed markedly, especially in Brazil and India. According to recent forecasts from Oxford Economics, the average growth rate of real GDP in the BRICs was 4.3% in 2012, and that rate is expected to rebound only modestly, to about 5.6%, between now and 2018.  However Brazil is considered  a country that ” can continue to see a moderate to high growth ,as it has the third-largest forecast growth in insurance premiums in US dollar terms, following China and India

Growth in other RGMs will be affected by this deceleration.As the matrix below illustrates, countries such as China, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Malaysia and Mexico offer intriguing near-term growth potential, with modest risk. Nations such as Turkey and Indonesia offer even higher growth potential but also exhibit greater risks.