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13Jan / 2017

When Should I raise funds?

In this post, we want to continue on ‘timing’ but from a different angle. Let’s look into the time put into your company or in other words, let’s look at what stage your company should be in to raise funds. Can you raise funds at Ideation or Proof of Concept? Should you start generating some revenues before kickstarting your fundraise or are a few beta customers enough to do the job?

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13Jan / 2017

Are you Sailing with the Angel Wave?

Take for instance, the #trending #PayTM. They couldn't have picked a better time to come into the picture; when both economy and the government want to go cashless. But whether the PayTM team could foresee this or if it was serendipity, is not our focus in this post, it is their timing that interests us! Let’s look at some data that investigates this further.

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10Jan / 2017

Funding Ask & Valuation 101 for Founders

“How much do I need to dilute while raising an angel round?”
“Will investors agree to this?”

“Is it too low or am I diluting more than required?”

We get a lot of questions along these lines and thought it's time to share insights around fundraising and valuations.

 

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09Jan / 2017

5 Questions You need to ask yourself before you Kickstart your Fundraise.

Chances are that you’re either a founder or are working with a startup if you’re reading this. That means you’ve had to raise funds at some point or are looking to do so now. We’ve written this especially for you.

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06Jan / 2017

Live with Avinash Vashistha & Aprameya Radhakrishna

We got valuable insights from Angel Investors with two completely different investing backgrounds. In this session we discussed the difference in investing in B2C and B2B startups, the role of a founder vs that of an Angel Investor, the importance of business strategy and risk taking and much more.

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22Dec / 2016

What did LetsIgnite 2016 Finalists say?

LetsIgnite is a unique opportunity for both early and growth-stage startups to raise funds, connect with VCs, find lead investors, partner with corporates and increase their brand visibility in the ecosystem. This March 2017, 300+ Angels, 25+ VCs and 20+ Lead Investors will meet and network at LetsIgnite. Last year 50% of the finalists successfully raised funding on LetsVenture after LetsIgnite.

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16Dec / 2016

Why You Should Apply to LetsIgnite

Find your Lead Investor through the competition, Get access to 500+ global investors, Complete your fundraise, Get VC connects and Customer connects, Get personal feedback from marquee investors and VC’s on our panel of experts and more!

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16Dec / 2016

The Process: Curating Startups For #LetsIgnite2017

LetsIgnite is India’s biggest angel conference. This year we’re opening up the event to both growth stage startups and early stage startups looking to raise funds. Learn about how we are curating applications for both tracks!

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12Dec / 2016

#Ventury

Shanti Mohan, founder of LetsVenture reflects on successfully closing 100 deals, how the startup ecosystem has evolved and what LetsVenture is moving towards with the next 100 deals. #ventury

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09Dec / 2016

Hyderabad Scorecard: Angel Investor Insights

In 2012, Hyderabad accounted for 3% of the city-wise share of angel group investments by value in India. In 2016, that share has grown to 9%. * Excited by this growth and interested to learn more, we passed out a survey during our roadshow and asked angel investors of Hyderabad to tell us more about how they did business. A total of 45 angel investors with diverse experience and investment exposure attended.

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21Nov / 2016

A leaner and meaner search tool on LetsVenture

For the last 2.5 years, we crowdsourced sectors from startups profiles to accommodate all the different sectors on our platform. Fast forward to early 2016, we had 1300+ sectors/sub-sectors for startups. As you might predict, this made rendering an accurate search with all those sectors and matching them with investors a very cumbersome and tedious task. So in short; we needed a structure to streamline all the sectors/sub-sectors for a more efficient and effective search/pairing workflow.

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21Nov / 2016

Addressing the Pain Points. Ouch. And, 2 New App Features.


We switched up a few things on the app this month. In our pursuit for a seamless, light and hassle-free experience, we reflected on two user experience pain points; Founder-Investor interaction and App Accessibility.

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09Nov / 2016

LetsIgnite Roadshow: The Kanpur Report

(5 min read) Over the last two years, startup activity and Angel investor activity in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities such as Kanpur, Jaipur, Chandigarh and Pune have significantly grown. We’ve seen local angel networks sprout with angels actively looking for investment opportunities. In fact, about 13% of the investors on our platform are from tier-2 and tier-3 cities. Visiting Kanpur, as part of the LetsIgnite Roadshow, gave us a chance to interact with local angels and get first-hand insights of Kanpur’s angel ecosystem.

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24Oct / 2016

Meet LetsVenture Mobile App 1.2.8

(3 min read) We are excited to announce LetsVenture Mobile App 1.2.8 to our community today!

Over the last 1,781 hours*, we’ve done, undone, finessed and become one with the LetsVenture Mobile app. For you. Our goal is to develop a forum that truly enables easy and intelligent connection between investors and startups for early stage funding.

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20Oct / 2016

LetsIgnite Roadshow #1 Mumbai.

(2 min read) A quick summary of the LetsIgnite Roadshow in Mumbai. The event was attended by Sanjay Mehta, Ajeet Khurana, Farooq Oomerbhoy and Nirav Chokski. There were 52 other investors and 4 startups at the event.

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14Oct / 2016

India’s Angels. Data Insights.

(5 min read) In this post, LV does the math to demystify the current Indian Angel Ecosystem. We’ve gathered funding data from our platform with over 12,000 startups and 2500 investors to provide insights on investment trends, location based activity and specific comparisons between 2015 and 2016 market shifts.

 
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06Oct / 2016

India's largest Angel Conference is back!

LetsIgnite, India's largest Angel Conference, is back. This year we're kicking things off with the LetsIgnite Roadshow : an all-India event that will host angel workshops across 9 Indian cities between 19 October 2016 and 10 January 2017.

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06Sep / 2016

The Networked VC and Syndicate Investing

Research shows that a better-networked VC has better fund performance. Being part of a connected network or syndicate goes deeper than piggybacking on VC acumen.  Our syndicate option provides an informed marketplace where lead investors can share their deals with other investors. This social aspect means greater visibility and engaged audiences for investors.

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06Sep / 2016

LetsVenture announces the Angel-in-Residence Program

LetsVenture is working to enable investors in Tier 2 cities where the entrepreneurial and funding ecosystem is nascent in comparison to metro cities like Bangalore and Delhi. Recently, an angel study conducted by us highlighted startup activity in Tier 2 cities will soon match with metros. With an objective to nurture the Angel communities in these cities, we are introducing the ‘Angels in residence’ program (AIR).

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05Jul / 2016

Here’s why we launched LetsVenture’s mobile app

Based on 2 primary goals to create ease of access to deal flow, AND to ensure information sharing is done in a time sensitive way, we decided to launch the mobile app for investors.

The app has allowed Investors and startups to take the LetsVenture ecosystem with them wherever they go. The app is now available on both iOS and Android platform.

 

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