This week we chatted with real estate group scion Apurva Salarpuria of the Salarpuria Group. He firmly believes in “Brand India” and aspires to contribute to the India story by investing in creation of Indian brands. Over the past years, he has invested in several consumer companies that have the potential to become big and take the India consumer story global. With over 15 companies in his portfolio...
An experienced investor, entrepreneur, advisor, avid photographer, traveller and a 'New Yorker morphed into a Mumbaikar'. That's Vikram Chachra - co-founder & Managing Partner of Eight Capital. His experience as investor and entrepreneur shone through our conversation as we chatted about angel investing, startups and much more...
As a follow up to my previous crystal-ball gazing into the realm of investing trends for early stage angels, I’d like to share some more thoughts, amongst the noise of valuation markdowns, eCommerce players taking potshots at each other and social media babas’ revealing some hard truths in the maligned Indian startup ecosystem.
LetsIgnite - India’s largest and foremost angel conference took place on 10th and 11th March 2016, in Bangalore at ITC Gardenia. This was LetsVenture’s second successful angel conference in the past 2 years.
LetsIgnite, played host to highly curated seed, angel stage startups as well as high growth start-ups, connecting them to VCs and angel investors. The event saw over 250 investors from across the globe and a well curated presence of 20 high growth start-ups (on day one).
Two leading names in India’s angel investment and venture funding ecosystem today shared their secrets of successful investing at the LetsIgnite conference in Bangalore. They were frank and answered every question that aspiring angel investors and startups asked them.
The VC world is small and connected, whereas the Angel space is highly fragmented, thus limiting your reach and the level of unbiased impact you can have. Getting turned down by 10 angels leaves you with at least 1000 more, however things function differently within the VC community which is small and connected. This means you have to play your cards right. Listed below are the key takeaways:
Can’t deny that time does fly fast. Feels like it was just yesterday that I was recounting my days of pondering over the thoughts of early stage investing. Here I am again, to share some of my hacks, tricks and learnings for someone who wants to get into ‘angel’ investing
One of the most trusted approaches in start-up marketing is to have your customers advocate your brand. Can the same approach bring similar results when an Angel Investor advocates your startup and pitches with you to other Investors?
Last Year LetsIgnite received 520+ applications from startups, of whom 30 startups were invited for the event. Below are quotes from 5 such startup founders who had the opportunity to experience LetsIgnite 2015, first-hand.
Parents of a young graduate from a premium Indian Institute, after getting to know that their daughter will go for her own venture and not go for a placement, would just have said “Sarvanash”. However, this is surely going to change as the Prime Minister himself has yesterday come up with the much awaited Startup India Action Plan
April 2015, LetsVenture unveiled its flagship event LetsIgnite, Last time we introduced Angel Investing 2.0 -Personalised matchmaking, unlocking a new category of angel investors in India. This year we will unveil Angel Investing 3.0, a step ahead for Angel Investing in India. We will also introduce the Lead Investor Model details of which will be unveiled at LetsIgnite.
Hey Guys! we got ourselves one of those flux capacitators* and travelled back in time (not really). But we did dig through our archives, to give you an insight into what India's biggest Angel Conference looked like last year along with the tweets from a few of our attendees.
In our continued effort to add value to our investors and startups, we are conducting sector-focused roundtables. The objective is to help investors understand the trending sectors better and be able to make informed investment decisions. The first sector roundtable was focussed on Fintech. We also launched our Fintech sector report which is included here
A room full of angel investors and VCs. An active Lead investor pitching alongside you. Immense media opportunities. Strong probability of you closing the round. LetsIgnite 2016 - The Angel Conference is here! What is in it for you?
A start up thrives on only few things, a fantastic idea, a gutsy team and investors. Each of the three are challenges by themselves. But the most obstinate hurdle is raising funds for your startup, starting with how you approach an investor.
In Part 1 of this article, we discussed the first four steps to a startup: putting together the business plan, getting a co-founder, registering, and hiring the early team. Here's a followup to the next steps in that ladder!