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Twelve Years of Indian Startups – Part I

March 11th 2019 marked the twelfth anniversary of the day I landed in New Delhi with my family with the intention of starting a company. It was a complicated, difficult, enlightening, fun journey and I thought it would be nice to share some details of how I decided to move to India, the challenges I [...]

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A Little Pitch Advice (Playlist)

Are you a co-founder of a startup? Are you thinking of raising money? Have you already raised money and are navigating the relationship with your new investors? Are you trying to figure out where to start with your pitch deck? I’ve made a playlist answering these questions and some more. Over time, I will continue [...]

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What makes a startup venture fundable?

There are a multitude of things that help make #startups attractive to #angel #investors & #venturecapitalists. In this video, I shared 3 things that I think are critical to a startup being venture fundable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK3veSZlWIk There are a few things that should be on the checklist of any startup before they think of approaching investors [...]

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Venture Capital can be complex and in this episode of InvestStream, I explain “carried interest” or “carry” as it’s more commonly known and why it’s important for VCs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXl2y5mQ2TY Carry is discussed often amongst Venture Capitalists and other Private Equity investors but rarely amongst founders of startups. Politicians have talked about how carried interest should [...]

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There are many good reasons to update your investors regularly on what’s happening with your business. Some venture capitalists and angels like monthly updates, some prefer quarterly investor updates, others are fine with ad hoc information – one founder created a WhatsApp group of his investors and just messages us whenever he wants. It helps [...]

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