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Start-ups cross the 'bridge' for funds

Bridge rounds provide new lease of life to start-ups, come at 15-20% discount to Series-A valuation

Ranju Sarkar  |  New Delhi 

A Mumbai-based start-up had raised $500,000 in seed funding from early-stage venture capital (VC) firms. It has shown good traction, but it is far from meeting the milestones in a year to raise a Series-A round.

The reality is that it takes time to build a business in India.   The investors have two options: To let this start-up die or give it some capital and hope it achieves the metrics needed to raise the next round of funding. This is what investors call a bridge round, which provides a start-up with a new lease of life and extends its runway.   The reality for an ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 01:51 IST
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