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11 Indian American venture capitalists in Forbes’ Midas List

Eleven Indian American venture capitalists have made it onto the annual Forbes magazine Midas List, which ranks the top 100 investors in the technology start-up sector.

Named Midas after the legendary king who turned into gold everything he touched, the list ranked Aneel Bhusri as the most successful desi venture capitalist in the US. The 48 year-old is a partner at Greylock Partners, and is worth around $1.3 billion. His most not...

Indian Angel Network to invest in startups in UK, Singapore

The Indian Angel Network, India’s oldest and largest angel investor network, will now scout for investment opportunities in the United Kingdom and Singapore.

The decision to invest in UK and Singapore-based early-stage ventures has been taken to provide companies in its portfolio access to global markets, tap into the Indian diaspora as well as to rope in international investors to participate in domestic startups, accordi...

V Balakrishnan and Mohandas Pai-backed Exfinity fund raises Rs 100 crore

Early-stage technology focused Exfinity, headed by industry veterans including former InfosysBSE directors V Balakrishnan and Mohandas Pai, has closed a Rs 100 crore round. The fund, set up in late 2013, will invest in about 15-17 early-stage startups in analytics, mobility and cloud, and fund each with $1 million- $2 million (Rs 6 crore - Rs 12 crore). "The next $100 billion will not come from services. It will be products, platf...

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Tips & Advice for Angel Investors

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...

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...

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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