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.
Sunnyvale, California-based Druva Inc., a cloud-first data protection solution provider, announced receiving $51 million in funding. This round of funding was led by existing investor Sequoia India, along with participation of new investors such as Blue Cloud Ventures, Hercules Capital, and Singapore-based EDBI. Existing investors like Japan’s NTT Finance (financial arm of Japanese telecommunications company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital also contributed to this round.