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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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I’ve helped run two accelerators in India and Silicon Valley. I also serve on the Investment Committee for an accelerator program based in the Middle East and I’m a mentor at an accelerator program in New York City. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time around accelerators and have seen the benefits and challenges that [...]

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4 Products in My Startup Collaboration Toolkit

A toolkit of collaboration and productivity tools really helps get things done better and faster. Over time, we all develop an appreciation for tools that really help us getting more done, faster and better. A viewer on InvestStream asked what tools I use to help collaborate. This isn’t an exhaustive list but here are 4 [...]

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