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Bringing Y Combinator’s Incubator Model To India Feb 18 2010 What works in the U.S. can work here, too – it’s a tenet held by many entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in India and other emerging regions of innovation.   Read More…

The Morpheus Raises Seed Fund To Invest In Startups, Feb 17 2009. Startup incubator Morpheus Venture Partners, which has renamed itself as The Morpheus, has raised a seed capital fund to invest in startups. Read More…

Profitability becoming key to early-stage funding Feb 16 2010 Some early-stage investors are beginning to put their money into profit-making start-ups to cut investment risk  Read More…

Morpheus: ReadWrite Start Interview Oct 2, 2009. The venture aims to fill the gap in early-stage financing with a decidedly hands-on approach. What segments does it focus on? What is early-stage innovation in India like? Read on and listen to find out more about the early-stage scene in India.  Read More…

Firms cash in on the start-up business, offer consultation Sep 14 2009 When Rakesh Antala started his background verification firm Crederity Info Services Pvt. Ltd in 2007 in India, he realized that the local market was a mystery. Read More…

Start-ups help VCs beat slowdown August 26, 2009 In what can be seen as an expression of growing confidence, venture capital (VC) funds are now coming forward to support and fund Indian start-ups even at the stage of idea. Read More…

Morpheus Venture partners to raise Rs 2 cr seed fund Aug 24, 2009. Bangalore-based startup incubator Morpheus Venture Partners (MVP) is considering raising Rs 1-2 crore ($200k-500k) venture capital fund. The company is planning to target high net worth individuals (HNI) to raise the proposed amount. Read More…

We Make Some Money When Our Startups Make a Lot of Money, August 20 2009. Last weekend, Bangalore-based Morpheus Venture Partners, a startup mentoring firm, announced the third batch of companies that will be mentored by the firm’s three partners Sameer Guglani, Nandini Hirianniah and Indus Khaitan. August 21st, 2009. Read More…

Morpheus Venture Partners To Raise Rs 2 Cr Seed Fund, August 20 2009. MVP recently announced the beginning of batch 3 of its BAP, which consists of ten new start-ups.The number of companies under the MVP portfolio has increased to 20 in 2009 from four companies it had in its first batch, which commenced in January 2008. Read More…

Morpheus Venture Partners Announce 10 New Portfolio Companies, August 17, 2009. WATBlog has stressed before how a YCombinator type of venture firm was a necessity in India given the low startup costs and high need for guidance and adding value. Read More…

Morpheus Venture Partners announces its latest batch of startups, August 14, 2009. Morpheus Venture Partners, the YCombinator styled Indian incubator, has announced the launch of its latest batch of startups. Read More…

Now, VCs gear up to provide seed fund to Indian start-ups July 15, 2009 In what can be seen as an expression of growing confidence, venture capital (VC) funds are now coming forward to support and fund Indian start-ups even at the stage of ideation. Read More

MVP – “India’s YCombinator” – Announces 7 New Startup Investments, 10 September 2008 Today, MVP is announcing the 11 recipients of its first round of investments. Similar to YCombinator, the investments range from $15,000-$25,000. Unlike YCombinator, who has a geographic focus on Boston and San Francisco, MVP’s investments are all over India. Read More

Exclusive Interview With Morpheus Venture Partners On Their Model, Startups & Their Upcoming Fund, 12 September 2008 Just yesterday we blogged about the second batch of Morpheus Venture Partners companies and there were some queries on their model So we decided to have an exclusive interview with Sameer and Nandini of Morpheus Ventures and asked them some interesting questions. Read More

Morpheus Venture Partners selects 7 startups for mentoring, 12 September 2008 Morpheus Venture Partners , founded by Sameer Guglani and Nandini Hirianniah, has selected seven startups for its Second Batch of 2008. MVP team will now work closely with these startups for the next 4-6 months on areas like product development and launch, customer traction, B2b deals, team building and revenue models. Read More

Morpheus Venture’s new batch of startups, 10 September 2008 Morpheus Ventures has just announced list of startups for their second batch. The current batch has 7 companies, from varied domains; Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending, Social Content Sharing, SaaS, VOIP, Startup hiring, online identity verification and Health vertical Read More

Morpheus Venture’s new batch of startups, 10 September 2008 Morpheus Ventures has just announced list of startups for their second batch. The current batch has 7 companies, from varied domains; Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending, Social Content Sharing, SaaS, VOIP, Startup hiring, online identity verification and Health vertical Read More

Morpheus Venture Partners to Mentor and Fund 7 New Indian Startups, 10 September 2008 There has been a sudden trend of investment firms taking keen interest in early stage start-ups The trend promulgated by Y-Combinator is spreading like fire. Following the same trend Bangalore based Morpheus Venture Partners (MVP) has announced its first round of investments to 7 new Indian start-ups. Read More

Start-up samaritans: Morpheus helps rookie entrepreneurs survive Valley of Death, 21 Aug 2008 They call themselves “almost part-time co-founders” for small start-ups. Sameer Guglani and Nandini Hirianniah, have started up Bangalore-based Morpheus Venture Partne-rs, a fund that will help rookie entrepreneurs tide over the period of business called the Valley of Death. Read More

New breed of VC firms focusing on bottom rung of start-ups, 19 Aug 2008
When engineers Sumit Jain and Lalit Mangal left their software jobs last July to start their own social networking venture, they knew little about running a business. Read More

Madhouse founders chart new path, to mentor startups, 1 Aug 2008 After merging with Seventymm, one of the leading movie-rental firms in India, former founders of Madhouse movie rentals are breaking new ground. Read More