Author Archives: Devang

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Path of least resistance to job creation

A Linkedin Post by Srikant Sastri inspired me to revisit the subject of efficient job creation by startups. Srikant articulates this job creation phenomenon better, and with a decent (though long-worded) metric – ‘Job per Crore of Capital Deployed’.  The results … Continue reading

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India’s Startup story just got rosier

The burgeoning startup ecosystem in India got another boost with the news that the World Bank had ratcheted up the country’s rankings by 30 points for the ease of doing business. While such macro news affects public equity and debt … Continue reading

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Growth of Venture Debt in India

Ivy Cap Ventures recently announced their intention to raise a 500Cr Venture Debt fund. This is close on the heels of similar announcements by firms like Trifecta and Innoven (the article also alludes to these), signaling the growth of another … Continue reading

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Why Rupee Appreciation Matters for VCs

Actors in the startup arena often gloss over macroeconomic data like current account deficits, inflation, balance of trade, fiscal policy etc because a lot of this data is often not relevant to the economics of the companies they invest in. … Continue reading

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Maturing of the Accelerator Ecosystem in India

Like most mature startup ecosystems, India has steadily being building up it’s own enviable set of accelerators on key cities. These accelerators provide many important financial and advisory benefits to foster growth: Access to industry mentors Expertise in growth strategy … Continue reading

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Importance of a repeatable sales cycle

Startups often get quizzed by potential investors about the selling process – questions like – “Who is the decision maker for your products”, “How do you locate them?”, “What is the length of the sales cycle” “Where do you get … Continue reading

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Rise of B2B invoice financing

A new, and rather Welcome addition to the PE asset class in India is the rise of working capital financing. Alok Mittal wrote a nice, concise article explaining the benefits of this type of financing. Invoice Financing is an extremely handy … Continue reading

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