• What is “Carry” or “Carried Interest”?

    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. 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 be taxed. Why do Venture Capitalists and other fund managers care about carry and what does it really mean? There are always variations but this video is meant as a simple illustration so that people thinking of VC as a career have some understanding of how important carry is to their overall compensation and also for…

  • Funding news for Instamojo and Whiz.ai, OYO Rooms & Big Brother, Ethereum and Grin

    Instamojo raises a series B, whiz.ai closes their seed round, OYO Rooms shares guest details with authorities, Ethereum bug pushes Constantinople again. Grin ups the ante in the privacy coin game. I want to dedicate this song by They Might Be Giants to the Ethereum community: YouTube Apple Music Related Posts:Bitcoin and Crypto Resources For BeginnersLow Volatility, Low Yield in Stocks Fuel Bitcoin and AltcoinsInvestStream – Our New PodcastInvestStream US-India Episode 1Don’t Believe the [Technical Analysis] Hype!

  • InvestStream – Our New Podcast

    A few weeks ago, my friend Harjit, and I decided to start recording our conversations about the economy, startups, and tech in the US and India and sharing it with people that may be interested. We are calling this podcast InvestStream. We’ve done two episodes so far and plan to do it weekly. We’ve discussed everything from market stats to central bank monetary policy to fund raises by startups to where the blockchain and cryptocurrency worlds may be headed. We would love some honest, critical feedback on this experiment and what we can do to improve it. We are still playing with the format and we could really use your…

  • InvestStream US-India Episode 1

    In this first episode of InvestStream, Harjit Singh and I discuss the unemployment report and wage growth in the US, interest rate and bond yields, US economic strength, US-China trade war, Uber’s IPO plans and the valuation, startup funding in 2018 in India, SoftBank and their investments in India, and much much more. Related Posts:Venture Fund Economics4 Tips for raising money for your crypto/blockchain or tech startupInvestStream – Our New Podcast“Show Me The Money”: India’s Big Promise to VCsTwelve Years of Indian Startups – Part II

  • Don’t Believe the [Technical Analysis] Hype!

    tl;dr: Read a lot and educate yourself and don’t think technical analysis alone will make you rich. Related Posts:Bitcoin and Crypto Resources For BeginnersLow Volatility, Low Yield in Stocks Fuel Bitcoin and AltcoinsFunding news for Instamojo and Whiz.ai, OYO Rooms & Big Brother, Ethereum and GrinInvestStream – Our New PodcastMarket Turmoil and Basic Economics