• The Importance of Updating Your Stakeholders and Investors Regularly

    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 to build confidence when an entrepreneur takes ownership of updating their investors and do not wait for investors to ask for updates. The investor has placed their trust in you and taken considerable risk to help you achieve your dreams. Regardless of your fiduciary responsibility, the entrepreneur has a moral obligation to let these people…

  • Should Your Startup Apply to an Accelerator Program?

    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 both founders as well as the program itself faces. YCombinator, the preeminent accelerator, was founded in 2005. Since then we have seen hundreds, if not thousands of accelerator programs around the world pop up. Mostly emulating the YC model while employing some variations.  The idea of an accelerator is centered around providing entrepreneurs more than…

  • 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 key products I use all the time. Related Posts:4 Tips for raising money for your crypto/blockchain or tech startup

  • Things that will make your investors walk

    In this InvestStream Q&A I answer a viewer’s question about what are some things that VCs and angels frown upon. If you’ve got things that you think should be added to the list, please share them in the comments section on the YouTube Video. Related Posts:No Related Posts

  • 4 Tips for raising money for your crypto/blockchain or tech startup

    In this video, I answer a viewer’s question about raising money to take one’s idea and turn it into a reality. The question was focusing on ideas in the crypto/blockchain world as well as more traditional tech startups. I share 4 things I believe are important before one starts fundraising. Please don’t forget to subscribe to the InvestStream YouTube Channel and turn on notifications. Related Posts:Venture Fund EconomicsInvestStream US-India Episode 1“Show Me The Money”: India’s Big Promise to VCsWhy India is the Next Frontier for MobileMeeting Indian Startups Applying to 500 Startups Accelerator Batch 6