Category : Startup

Startup

My thoughts on potential funding winter for Start-Ups

Recently, Sequoia Capital presented a very cautious approach in a 51 page note for founders to manage their companies. Similarly, Y Combinator has also warned its portfolio companies to “plan for the worst” amidst worsening macroeconomic environment and sharp correction in tech companies. Both the letters signal a potential funding slowdown, hence the need to […]

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Personal Philosophy - Startup

My goals for 2022 vis-à-vis Start-Ups – Create moonshots to inspire and energise

One of my founder friends asked me a question about my goals for 2022, my response to him was that I need to work with my founder friends to ensure they create and internalize the purpose (Moonshots). It is my strong belief companies driven by purpose and core human values will for sure attract positive […]

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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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