Archives for the ‘VC & Private Equity Funding’ Category

NEA’s Kittu Kolluri on Venture Capitalism and Entrepreneurship

By • Oct 15th, 2013 • Category: Business & Tech, Featured, Hyderabad, Ideas, India, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, USA, VC & Private Equity Funding, Video
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Kittu Kolluri is a general partner at the venture capital firm  New Enterprise Associates (NEA)  in Menlo Park. A couple of weeks ago one of the startups he invested in was acquired by Monsanto for $1 billion. This is one of the biggest acquisitions for NEA. This was also one of the biggest acquisitions in the [...]



Mohandas Pai on Education, Investment & IPO Part-2

By • Apr 26th, 2012 • Category: Bangalore, Business & Tech, Featured, Ideas, India, VC & Private Equity Funding
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Mohandas Pai on education, investment  and IPO  in part-2 of our conversation.  He is the chairperson of the board of  Manipal Global Education Services that has schools and educational institutions in India, Malaysia, Dubai and Antigua.  Interestingly, the California Educational System serves as a role model for Manipal’s educational system. What prompted Mohan to join Manipal Global [...]



LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman: Part-2

By • May 18th, 2011 • Category: Bangalore, Business & Tech, Featured, Ideas, India, Internet & Telecom, IPO, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, VC & Private Equity Funding, Video
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Silicon Valley-based LinkedIn is going public on May 19, 2011 and is expected to raise about $350-400 million. This is the first time  an American social network is going IPO. LinkedIn was co-founded by Reid Hoffman in 2002 and was officially launced in 2003. Reid is often described as the most connected person in Silicon Valley. LinkedIn has [...]



LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman Part-1

By • May 18th, 2011 • Category: Business & Tech, Featured, Ideas, India, Internet & Telecom, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, VC & Private Equity Funding, Video
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LinkedIn was co-founded by Reid Hoffman in his living room in Silicon Valley in 2002. Today LinkedIn has over 100 million members with 9 million plus members in India alone. Over 2 million companies, big and small, have LinkedIn pages for their business. Given the size of its membership and the reach of its network it [...]