• 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 to add more InvestStream videos to the playlist specifically for startups that are pitching. I hope you find it helpful. Related Posts:4 Tips for raising money for your crypto/blockchain or tech startupCalling all Startups!What is “Carry” or “Carried Interest”?Startup Saturday Delhi – Request for DemosSkin in the Game

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 10 Things to Consider Before Approaching a VC

    A lot of very very smart, experienced investors have put similar information out there over the last few years. If you’ve read it before, consider this a reminder. If you haven’t read it before then consider this a starting point. This post shouldn’t be seen as a comprehensive list. It’s more of a response to various pitches I’ve been getting from multiple sources over the last month. “Understand the investor’s mandate, fund size, investment reqs. Pitch the right investors and build releationships with others” – TJ Sassani, Founder of Zozi. Research Before going out and trying to approach investors, take the time to create a spreadsheet of the various investors…

  • Calling all Startups!

    Startup Saturday Delhi is just around the corner. We’re holding our next event on the 14th of March at the American Center from 2pm to 6pm. The goal of Startup Saturday is to give startups a place where they can showcase their products and their businesses. Our goal is to also allow entrepreneurs and those considering a life as entrepreneurs to share information, learn from each other, and be a part of building the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. If you’re a startup or know of any Indian startups that would like to publicize their products/services, please fill out the Demo Nomination form so we can get you on the Startup…