Category Archives: Startup attractiveness

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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Why the HR industry is ripe for classical disruption

A recently article rightly points out how India (and the rest of the world) can reap huge rewards by leveraging modern age technology into virtually any HR process: hiring, predicting performance, retention, choosing optimal benefits, among others. The explosion in … Continue reading

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Putting VC dry powder to good use

Inc 42 recently summarized, in excellent fashion, the steady uptick in Investment activity in 2017. While some of these numbers can get skewed by the sheer quantum of the Flipkart investment and also by the fact that 2016 was indeed … Continue reading

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Products over Services, but with a caveat

TechinAsia recently articulated reasons why India should focus more on products versus Services.  The article went on to bemoan some factors that prevent the full growth of product companies in India. The article, and a lot of the chatter I … Continue reading

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World Startup Expo – Bangalore

Bangalore (technically Bengaluru) is the destination for the World Startup Expo over the next 3 days. I am going to presenting on Day 2 on traits in a startup that really attracts them to an investor.  Regular blog readers probably … Continue reading

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So, Where do you meet startups?

I get quizzed on this by people outside of the VC/Startup/Angel ecosystem – and some of them wonder if it’s easy to find good startups. Like most early stage investors, I am a bit vague when asked about deal sourcing … Continue reading

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What Angels look for in a startup

I agree this question is a bit cliched – one that regularly seems to get asked at coffee shop meeting and conferences; and one that inevitably seems to get answered around the familiar themes of team, IP and market. I’ll take … Continue reading

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