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Angels and Moneybags (Different Investors and Their Motivations)

• 13th Mar, 18  

We know that all investors are not the same and this is very true in the startup ecosystem. I have had the experience of dealing with a lot of co-investors - institutions, as well as individuals, and family offices. Let me focus on individual investors this time. If I have to categorise individual investors into buckets, I would primarily put them into two: Angels & MoneyBags. Angel investors are the ones who play the role…

 

Investor Interactions with Startups

• 9th Mar, 18  

Of all these players involved with startups, allow me to focus on the investor community and how this has grown organically over the decade or so that I have been involved here. In late 2006 and early 2007, when I cut my teeth making my first startup investment, we had a loose group of friends and like-minded individuals trying to support some entrepreneurs willing to risk it all by setting up their businesses in new-age…

 

India’s Startup Ecosystem

• 22nd Feb, 18  

India today is the 7th largest economy in the world (US$2.4 trillion GDP)  and the Indian startup ecosystem is the 3rd largest behind US and China . Indian market cap at 101% of GDP is also the 8th largest . By some accounts, the Indian startup ecosystem seems to have come of age. With over 3,000 startups being set up every year, India seems to have become the hot bed of innovation and growth. About…