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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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Conceptual Framework to evaluate Angel Investments- My thoughts and Perspectives

Conceptual Framework to evaluate Angel Investments- My thoughts and Perspectives I have invested in 25 start-ups so far. Yesterday one of my friends called to ask me if I would explore to invest in another great opportunity. While typically one would require a few hours to evaluate a prospective investment, I only had an hour’s […]

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Flows Vs Fundamentals – Probability of Nifty hitting 8000 or 10000?

There has been a debate in the recent past on what is driving the stock markets i.e. flows or fundamentals. In the last two months, most of the global market recovery has been driven by flows from central banks and not on fundamentals. Here are some facts to reflect upon:  Flows: 1. There is a […]

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