Funding Friday – India’s Sons

Rape, whether done upon a woman or man, is a heinous crime. There is no doubt that the perpetrators of this ghastly act deserve the wrath of the legal, social, and economic systems. In the same spirit, falsely accusing another individual of a ghastly act such as rape is a crime that is as appalling, […]

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Catching Dragons

An LP who had read AVF’s monthly newsletter inquired why we had rejected one of the deals based on the fact that the founders were raising 12 crores. He asked why we didn’t co-invest or take a small chunk of a larger round if the deal was good. This is a common and frequently asked […]

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Predicting 2019

Brad Feld, Fred Wilson and BillGates’ new year blogs inspired me to write this post today. To the cosmos this is just another day but to humans this is that time of the year where they expend a tremendous amount of energy in planning, changing and predicting how the next 365 days are going to be. […]

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3 Things to Learn About Investing from a Founder that Sold his Company for $465 Million in 2013

On Friday, AIMWI  invited me to be a panellist for their 6th annual Family Office Summit India 2018. One of the perks of being a panellist is the opportunity to listen to the speakers scheduled before my session. I can point out many instances where the nuggets of wisdom imparted by speakers have led to […]

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How Did You Die

Siri tells me that it took 1,347 days from my first blog post, Dropping Out Of The Rat Race… to my 100th blog post. Thereby, on an average taking 13.5 days to write each blog post. If I remove the 31 blog posts written in 66 days of this year, the average will shoot up […]

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Dont Quit

Looking out at the inclement weather from my car window I reminisced my days as a door-to-door sales agent. Door to Door sales could be an excruciatingly painful job on occasions when the inclement weather coincided with a day with no or low sales. It was at those times that this poem, “Don’t Quit”, shared […]

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Advice on following advice 

 I’m using he as a pronoun but it stands for he and she. This is to make the reading of this post easier than writing he/she each time. As a founder, you are inundated with advice from all corners. From your current investors, potential investors, parents, colleagues, managers, co-founders, friends, relatives, BFFS, customers, suppliers, mentors, […]

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