Category : Startup

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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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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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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Journey of Series-A Fund Raise by Anmol Jaggi, Founder- BluSmart Mobility

I have been invested with BluSmart for over two years. Recently I was in discussions with its founder, Anmol on his fund raise experience. Anmol has been a very successful entrepreneur and has tasted success in all the businesses run and managed by him in the renewable domain. He started BluSmart, an all-electric full stack ride hailing business […]

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Framework for Building Moats for Start-Ups

In the knowledge age where software, digitalization and digital technologies are making an impact on businesses, softer aspects are becoming even more important in building a predictable, sustainable, profitable and de-risked (PSPD) scalable business. According to me here are some of the key characteristics of an organization that can help in building a PSPD business […]

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