A comment on my post yesterday inspired my post for today. Sachin alluded that the investor “might just be…. unable to comprehend the idea in the spirit that it actually existed” and that “Some of the times, people who propose the idea are unable to defend it they think that the other person is more […]Read More Why Should the Investor Connect the Dots?
Yesterday, a founder was having a tough time trying to convince me on his business plan. After the umpteenth attempt, he asked out of sheer frustration, “How is it that xxx company with shitty service and many issues gets all kinds of funding but you can you not give me the initial seed capital to […]Read More How Big Hairy Audacious Numbers Hurt Founders
Through a flurry of tweets, DIPP announced the changes that were made to alleviate the Angel Tax problem that the early stage ecosystem has been continuously grappling with. In a recent post I had put forth my own views on how the government could resolve these issues by accrediting angel investors, and to my surprise […]Read More My Angle on the Angel Tax Notification
Uber & Ola have finally found out that their long-term discounting campaign only helped in distorting the market. However, markets will eventually come back to normal and the fuel behind the discounting campaign (read: investor cash) will dry up as investors focus on the real numbers that drive a business i.e. profits & margins. Many […]Read More Your discounting campaign is suffocating your business!
Recently, I was on a conference call with experienced investors where our objective was to decide if a startup is fit for further evaluation. The startups get 10 minutes to pitch to us and then there’s a Q&A session before the board decides whether a Startup is fit for further evaluation. Sitting through 8-10 pitches […]Read More How to shoo away investors at your next pitch..