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Top Lies – What investors say and What they mean

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Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist Guy Kawasaki came up with a list of lies investors tell to string along entrepreneurs (keep them hanging) in case something miraculous happens to make them look better. To rescue entrepreneurs from the heartburn and pain of wasted time below is the list of the lies investors tell and Guy Kawasaki who himself is one ... Read More »

How is Startup valuated during fundraising

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The first thing you need to think when you are planning to raise money from investors is “What is my startup worth?” Its like until you put a price on something you cannot sell it and as you are planning to sell equity in your startup in return of investment, it becomes necessary that you determine your company’s worth. How ... Read More »

Investment Termsheet Elements explained – 10 Things to watch out on your Termsheet

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You would have worked really hard to get that termsheet in your hands which comes after pitching your idea to various investors and finally getting it liked by some investors and getting the termsheet from them. But not always all the termsheets are acceptable as they may include terms which can ruin your business. And to understand the termsheet, you ... Read More »

What is Termsheet

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Depending on what stage your startup is in like seed, growth, scale stage etc… you will be looking for specific funds (seed/Angel/venture capital/IPO etc) and pitching your ideas to the investors to get the funding in return of partnership or equity in your startup. And if  the investors likes your idea then they will like to have an agreement with ... Read More »

What does Series-A, Series-B, Series-C funding mean in Startups

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Startups go through series of funding from venture capital firms. Capital is raised in multiple rounds of financing as valuation of a company may increase when the start up demonstrates: Increased probability of success Proof of concept Growth in customer base, etc. In each round of financing, valuation is done independently. Investors who invest in early rounds prefer to invest ... Read More »

How to Pitch – 20 Tips

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Before you start breathing fast imagining yourself in an elevator and pitching to the prospect let me tell you that we will just talk about pitch without going into all that elevator action. According to the facts 1 in 1 million get stuck in an elevator with the prospective investors or a customer. Most of the other meet during an event, or ... Read More »

Angels and Demons of Angel investors

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In Startup ecosystem, Investors and Entrepreneurs are interdependent on each other for their successes but there are always heroes and villains out there in the world and if you know how to find the mask everybody wears you will get success in whatever you do.There are many investors who want to bring change in economy and want to give back to society and want ... Read More »

Understanding Angel Investors

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As entrepreneurship is picking trend in India so is the trend of investing in Startups. If you are in an early stage in your business then after you have utilize your saving and built a product which is already selling.., you may expect some Angel Investors to be really interested in your startup, and other exception is you have and ... Read More »

Innovation Funding – Crowd Funding and Micro Finance

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The recent JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups )Act which was made legal in USA created quite a buzz in India. At times we may feel that India also should take same steps on creating law on these innovative funding options, but considering the fact that India is East and USA is West we cannot do the same for various reason, ... Read More »

What is Venture Capital Fund in India

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In 1973 Government of India understood the importance of Venture Capital  as a source of funding new entrepreneurs and technology but it started picking up only in 1990’s,and In 2006, total amount that was invested reached US$7.5 billion and is expected to reach $70-75 billion  in 2010-2015. What is Venture Capital Fund Just like how Banks give loans to people using ... Read More »