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Family Business/Family Office Setup

Framework for Investment Office

The words family office and investment office have been used interchangeably but this blog relates primarily to wealth and investment management. I believe, investment management is the more immediate need of the families, given the significant wealth creation during last decade. The framework can be either formal or completely informal depending upon the size of the family, […]

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Family Business/Family Office Setup

Rationale for running Family Office as a business

Before I share my thoughts on the rationale for running a family office as a business, it is important to understand my experience and depth of engagement with some of the large business families. While my experience has been limited to North Indian families, but I do believe at a philosophical level there may not […]

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Startup

Learnings from Angel Investing

I have been an investor in my previous avatar and invested across fixed income, listed equities and forex markets. I had also invested in some unlisted stocks as well like Oyo, Nykaa and NSE while heading family office at Hero Enterprise.  I was able to generate a significant alpha as I followed a disciplined approach […]

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Startup

Thoughts for Founders while selecting Investment Banker

I have been asked by some of the founders on how they should choose an Investment Banker. I have reflected on this issue and here are my high-level thoughts on the process of choosing the right banker. While quite a few founders are very savvy and handle the process themselves and only hire lawyers and […]

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Startup

Ikigai and Moats of Start-Up framework for great storytelling and faster fund-raise

After having spent 30 months and meeting with over 300 Founders and making over 40 Angel investments, it is my strong belief that while customer is the king and people make it happen, but the early-stage start-ups (at least up to Series A) need founders to be wonderful storytellers. This feeling comes from the fact […]

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