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Start-ups looking to tap into venture debt, avoid large funding rounds

Most start-ups are also not expecting to get the right valuation at this time, as the lockdown imposed to curb the virus' spread has severely disrupted business

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start- ups | venture debt | Lockdown

Sai Ishwar  |  Mumbai 



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The country’s top three venture debt firms — Alteria Capital, Innoven Capital, and Trifecta Capital — combined deployed about $300 million (Rs 2,200 crore) in start-ups such as BigBasket, Cure.fit, Ninjacart, Dunzo and Lendingkart till April end.

Start-up founders are now looking to raise funds through or at least have some debt element mixed with their current small-ticket funding, as bigger rounds are expected to be delayed owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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First Published: Sat, May 23 2020. 22:32 IST

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