Pitching to Angel Investors is more art than science

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Orygin (a sector-agnostic incubator in the heart of Bangalore, set up as an initiative of the Fox Mandal Foundation), and its partner, the Keiretsu Forum, which connects Angel Investors with startups, recently hosted a screening meeting aimed at enabling selected entrepreneurs to pitch to a group of potential angel investors. As expected, some of the […]

Mentors may not have all the answers… but they know the right questions to ask

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Mentors must ask questions the answers to which produce insights that help startups do better- no matter what stage they are at. The other day, I was witness to a conversation between the founder of a start-up and a couple of mentors (not associated with that entrepreneur or venture). As the founder explained the business, […]

Start-up fundraising

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Start-up fundraising gets a boost! The Companies (Acceptance of Deposit) Amendment Rules, 2016 (hereinafter referred as “Amendments”) notified by Government of India on June 29, 2016 (http://www.mca.gov.in/Ministry/pdf/Rules 30062016.pdf) has addressed some key bottlenecks in fundraising by companies in general and  start-ups in particular. The Companies (Acceptance of Deposit) Rules, 2014 (referred as “Deposit Rules”) had […]

is your start-up eligible?

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SEBI’s proposed alternative capital raising platform: is your start-up eligible? SEBI issued a discussion paper on a proposed alternative capital raising platform specially catering to start-ups/“new-age” companies. This is definitely a positive step by SEBI as it potentially offers a regulatory regime where start-ups can realize better valuations like in jurisdictions such as USA or […]