Sebi has a comprehensive framework in the form of Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) Regulations to bring PEs and VCs, under its ambit of inspection and investigation, and said all these funds have to register with the regulator now. At present, PE and VC funds have the option not to register with Sebi. However, considerable confusion existed about the rules of AIFs, since Sebi did not specifically say if these rules applied only to India domiciled funds or also those based outside India.
Innefu Labs, an authentication security firm, is planning to raise about R16 -23 Cr ($2.5 – 3.5 Mn) in Series A round for a 20% stake . The company intends to close the round in next three months and is in advanced talks with the VC funds.