Fashion and You, India’s leading online private sales website announced that Sequoia Capital has invested $8 Million in the company. This investment will go towards growing the company’s product offering, strengthening its enterprise technology, expanding its distribution capacity and funding future growth initiatives.
Mr. Shailendra Singh, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India, said “We are delighted to partner with the founders and management of Fashion and You, who have quickly built Fashion and you into the leading online retailer of premium fashion brands in India with over half a million members who are part of the private shopping club. We are confident that the company will strengthen its position as a frontrunner and continue to grow rapidly even as this space witnesses rapid growth.”
“The Business-Simplified” print version from Hindustan Times – Mint, carried an article today of Nokia’s skeptical view towards investments in mobile startups. BlueRun Ventures is a Menlo Park (CA, USA) and is backed by one of the world’s largest handset maker – Nokia. Being backed up Nokia, the viable notion is that they will be more towards mobile and mobile startups but the irony is they are indeed backing away from the mobile sector, specially from startups that targets the mobile value-added services (VAS).
Recently in China, the Ministry of Science and Technology announced that it has over 548 incubators, the second most in the world next to the United States. They are considered powerful in breeding innovative start-ups. The ministry reported the incubators had helped to raise about 20,000 high technology companies with over 569 garnering an annual revenues of almost $14 million US Dollars. In addition, 53 were listed on either domestic or overseas stock exchanges.