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Angel investors are a blessing for Indian start-ups

Despite being a country with many communities traditionally dedicated to business and entrepreneurship, India still ranks low on comparative ratings across entrepreneurship, innovation and ease of doing business in the global order. The reasons are well-known, including our draconian regulations and time consuming procedures, against the backdrop of lack of support for research and innovation at higher education institutions. All these ...

SEBI preparing new policy for start-up IPOs in 3-4 months

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairman U.K. Sinha said on Friday the capital markets regulator expected to have a new policy for initial public offerings for start-up companies in three to four months. Reuters had reported this week SEBI was planning rule changes that will make it easier for home-grown start-ups to list their shares on local bourses, citing sources involved in the process. Sinha, in an interactio...

Bessemer Venture Partners raises $1.6B for new global fund

Global venture capital and growth capital investor Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) has raised $1.6 billion for its ninth fund BVP IX, the company said in a blog. The firm will focus on its current sectors along with exploring new areas of opportunity. BVP invests across sectors like consumer, internet, enterprise technology, mobile, cyber security, cloud computing and SaaS developer platforms & developer infrastructure, healthcare...

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Tips & Advice for Angel Investors

Are You Ready To Be An Angel Investor?

1. IS ANGEL INVESTING MEANT FOR EVERYONE? Angel investing or venture capital is not meant for those – • having surplus only for a short period of 3-4 years; • sitting on a large proportion in illiquid assets; • having low trust or belief in entrepreneurs and fear misappropriation of funds; • worried about failure of a few portfolio companies to return the invested capital; • looking for stable income as dividend or p...

Five Ways To Avoid Losing Money as An Angel Investor

I have an angel investor friend—let’s call this friend “Alex.” Alex has great deal flow and works hard to pick the best opportunities for investment. Alex has been frustrated over the past several years, however, because she doesn’t seem to be making any money. This is despite solid operational performance by several of the companies and several exits, including one that was quite notable.

Recently, Alex and I sat down a...

10 Things An Investor Must Do Before Investing

Investing in private companies is not easy. These are risky, illiquid, long-term investments, so you need to do a lot of work upfront to increase your odds of success. I’ve spent my entire career either investing into private companies or helping investors and companies connect through an online investing platform. In my experience, here are 10 things investors must to before investing:

1) Talk with the CEO.  ...

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