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Operating Model for Start-Ups – Thoughts

After startups have done a deep dive in evaluating the business on the attractiveness of opportunity, ability to compete, evaluated the risk and synergies, and have a strategy to execute the plan, it is important to focus on the business principles and operating framework.  I have tried to put together some business principles that may […]

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The rationale for PaaS – High-level Thoughts 

I have now been engaged with almost 30 portfolio companies in the start-up domain and have interacted with over 300 Founders. This view is based on the fact that companies which have a virtual presence and have the internet as the backbone must explore leveraging Platform as a Service (PaaS) to scale faster, enhance value […]

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Jio’s role in Start-ups –My thoughts

I heard Mr. Ambani at the 2019 AGM wherein he said that Reliance will target to get to zero net debt by 2021. Few people interpreted this statement to mean that Mr. Ambani was becoming risk-averse and the Reliance investment cycle was coming to an end. I had shared my thoughts on this issue on a […]

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Fund Raise by Start-ups – Is this the right time – My thoughts

It is my belief that fundraises will always be relatively easier for good companies with great founders and management teams, that have built a sustainable and differentiated value proposition and are agile to adapt to the situation. I believe that such franchises will always be in demand both in public and private markets. Approximately half […]

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Framework for Founders with Regards to raising Series A/Series B

After having spent a fair amount of time over the last decade during my corporate journey in evaluating businesses for investments, raising funds from investors for some businesses and having made over 25 angel investments in my recent avatar as an angel investor, I thought of sharing a construct with the founders which they can […]

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