VCCircle

VCCircle, founded in 2005, is an Indian information services group [1] with presence in online business news, data, events and training for private equity and venture capital fund managers, entrepreneurs, investment bankers, corporate executives and lawyers. It currently employs about 100 people and is owned by the New Delhi-headquartered Mosaic Media Ventures Private Limited with offices in Noida in Delhi-National Capital Region, Mumbai and Bengaluru. The company was acquired in 2015 by News Corp. [2]

VCCircle
IndustryOnline Media
Founded2005
FounderSahad P.V
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
ParentNews Corporation
Websitewww.vccircle.com

HistoryEdit

VCCircle was founded in 2005 by Sahad P.V. as a blog focused on venture capital and private equity. The site expanded its coverage of Indian business to a larger audience [3] of entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors, legal professionals and bankers.[4] VCCircle offers insight[5] and opinion[6] on various business happenings.

In May 2012, VCCircle.com introduced a paywall.[7] It is the first business news website in India to introduce a paywall. VCCircle announced an award in 2012 which recognised the best performing PE/VC-backed companies in various sectors and also law firms and investment banks who have done the maximum number of deals in a given year.[8]

The second edition of awards was held in February 2013.[9] VCCircle Network got the DEMO conference to start an event in India. The event was held on 20 and 21 March 2013 in Bengaluru.[10]

The third edition of VCCircle Awards [11] was held in February 2014.

The fourth edition of VCCircle Awards [12] was held in February 2015. The VCCircle Network was acquired [13] by News Corp in March 2015.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ VCCircle Profile in Mint
  2. ^ News Corp Acquires VCCircle
  3. ^ Coverage in NYT
  4. ^ Founder's Quote
  5. ^ VCCircle quote in Business Standard
  6. ^ Quote in China Daily Asia
  7. ^ Premium Service Launch
  8. ^ Awards 2012
  9. ^ "Awards 2013". Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
  10. ^ Demo India
  11. ^ Awards 2014
  12. ^ Awards 2015
  13. ^ VCCircle Acquisition Announced

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