Nykaa, PolicyBazaar, Paytm — the Indian startup IPO lineup
After the successful IPO of food delivery aggregator Zomato, the Indian startup ecosystem seems to have a flurry of upcoming IPOs — cosmetic marketplace Nykaa, insurance-tech platform PolicyBazaar, and fintech major Paytm.
Earlier this week, Nykaa filed papers with SEBI to raise funds via an initial public offering (IPO). It will comprise a fresh issue of shares of up to Rs 525 crore and an offer for sale of up to 4.3 crore shares by existing shareholders. Interestingly, Nykaa is the first profitable startup to file its documents.
PolicyBazaar, founded by Yashish Dahiya and Alok Bansal in 2008, filed its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with SEBI. Operating under PB Fintech Pvt Ltd, PolicyBazaar is currently one of the largest insurance selling portals. It seeks to raise over $800 million from the proposed initial public offering (IPO).
Moreover, online auto classified platform Cartrade has fixed a price band of Rs 1,585-1,618 per share for its nearly Rs 2,999-crore initial public offer that opens for subscription next week. The IPO will open for subscription on August 9 and conclude on August 11.
Last month, Paytm said it will raise Rs 8,300 crore from a primary fundraise, and the remaining Rs 8,300 crore from a secondary sale of shares by its existing investors in its DRHP filed with SEBI.
India is currently witnessing an IPO rush, with at least 28 companies already concluding their IPOs and raising more than Rs 42,000 crore over the last seven months.
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News & Updates
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- Venture lending fund Stride Ventures announced the first close of Stride Ventures India Fund II. Stride Ventures has secured commitments of Rs 550 crore, out of its target corpus of Rs 1,000 crore, with an additional greenshoe option of Rs 875 crore.
- A year after BYJU'S acquired coding startup WhiteHat Jr for $300 million, its founder Karan Bajaj has decided to exit the edtech unicorn. In an internal email to the employees, Byju Raveendran, Co-founder and CEO, BYJU's, announced the exit of Karan Bajaj.
- Singapore-based short video app Lomotif is all set to launch in India in the next two to three months, according to Founder and CEO Paul Yang. Lomotif lets users take any part of a video, such as a song, background, and voiceover, and incorporate it in their own video.
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