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High level construct for Founders while choosing Investor Partner

Here are some high-level perspectives on the framework to choose a financial partner whether Strategic or Financial.  The Founders must try and define the role and expectation from the Investors and the outcomes they intend to deliver to the Investors. Given that the Investment is like a marriage amongst two institutions, there must be a […]

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Founders concern: Why teams don’t take ownership like them

In my recent interactions with Founders, they have highlighted their struggles with the fact that their team members don’t take ownership and responsibility like them. In order to get to the root, here are some key questions that  the founders need to ask themselves : • Do they really Respect and Trust (as in integrity and […]

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Investment Philosophy and process for Angel Investing

My journey of making Angel Investments started a couple of years ago and I made my first investment in September 2017. Another 3 investments were made over the next 18 months taking the tally to 4 Investments by March 2019. The pace of Investments was very slow given my responsibilities at Hero Enterprise. The last […]

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Founders and Owners Dilemmas

Happy Diwali Some thoughts for Founders and Owners based on my interactions with the Founders of my Investee Companies (read more) and others, and my life experiences.At the outset, I am very proud to be associated with Founders of my Investee companies and I admire these qualities in most of them which are as follows: […]

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Create, Serve, and Enjoy the Journey of Creation – Thoughts for Founders and Promoters

Given my deep engagement with Founders and my understanding of Spirituality (i.e Humility, Empathy, Acceptance, Love, and Gratitude), here are some philosophical perspectives in building an Institution and Leaving a Legacy: 1. Devote yourself towards a Higher Purpose 2. Building a business with a Mission for the Higher Purpose. 3. Create a Movement around the Mission […]

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