• 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. There are a few things that should be on the checklist of any startup before they think of approaching investors other than friends and family. The first is TAM or “Total Addressable Market”. VCs need big markets to support big companies. A better understanding of VC economics would help explain this a bit better but for the moment, just assume that VCs need big exits otherwise they go out of business. Big exits are usually via…

  • 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 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

  • “Show Me The Money”: India’s Big Promise to VCs

    According to CBInsights, there are seven Indian startups are already valued at more than $1 billion. If you include Micromax, Mu Sigma, and InMobi, the number would be ten. Merely 2 years ago, there were only five unicorns. It won’t be long before large exits confirm India’s ability to deliver meaningful returns to startup investors. There have been more than sixty mergers and acquisitions in India’s tech sector worth more than $800 million in just 2015. Indian IPOs increased nine times in 2015. Also in 2015, “21 IPOs were launched on the BSE, the Bombay Stock Exchange, compared with five in 2014, the highest number since 2011, when 37 IPOs were launched.”…