One of my favourites from all the meetings I have, is my monthly morning coffee with Mr Narendra Karnavat. Mr Karnavat is one of the most active and passionate angel investors based out of India. Moreover, he is an entrepreneur turned investor, which gives him the privilege of looking at investment opportunities from the entrepreneur’s […]Read More Do You Have The Right Capital Mix?
There is a worrying trend that is growing in my email & linkedIn inbox i.e. the rise of “boutique” investment bankers representing startups that are raising their first round of investment capital. What use does a banker serve at seed stage? I am not against the idea of hiring investment bankers to facilitate transactions (Artha […]Read More To Banker or Not To Banker
Founders are funny people. The good founder will prepare elaborate excel charts, aggregate research reports and prepare polished decks and executive summaries to show that their venture exists in a niche space with a large target audience and they can become viral to the level of a unicorn. Great! The better ones will go a […]Read More Failing at Explaining Scaling – The Investor Fights Back
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Many angel investors have asked me, how long does it take after an investment to exit from it? While there are some very inaccurate theories floating around about the range being from 6 months to 3 years to 10 years, let’s look at the data that we have been collecting for the last few months […]Read More How Long Does It Take To Exit From An Angel Investment?
Artha Venture Partners recently closed on its 25th investment, Interview Master. We have since then committed to investing into a number of startups that will raise the total shortly. So far we have seen: 1 exit (soon to be 2) 8 2nd round of raises 5 startups gearing for 2nd round of investment 2 failed […]Read More 25 Lessons after Investing into 25 Start-ups – Part One