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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.

We went live with live with Avinash Vashistha & Aprameya Radhakrishna for an interesting chat on Angel Investing in India in 2017.

 

We got valuable insights from Angel Investors with two completely different investing backgrounds. Avinash Vashistha is a global thought leader and pioneer in services globalization, digital transformation and open innovation. Ex-Chairman and Managing Director for Accenture in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Avinash has invested in 20+ startups. Aprameya Radhakrishna is a founder, serial investor and super startup man. He founded TaxiForSure in 2011 and sold TaxiForSure to Ola for $200mn in 2015. Since then he has been an active angel investor with 16 investments in 18 months .
 

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

  • Investment thesis and what to look for in a start-up

  • What makes a great entrepreneur

  • Investing in India today, the opportunities and the hurdles. Tune in and let us know what you think!

 

 

Last but not least, India’s Biggest Angel conference is back this year – bigger and better! This March, 300+ Angels, 25+ VCs and 20+ Lead Investors will meet and network at LetsIgnite. We’re opening up the event to both early and growth-stage startups looking to raise funds, partner with VCs and more.

Track 1: Early Stage Startups

Startups looking to raise angel/seed/bridge funding between $50k to $1.5Mn to apply.  35% to 50% of startups that pitched at LetsIgnite successfully closed their rounds after the event. Not just that, all 15 chosen startups went on to snag themselves a lead investor who also mentored them closely

Track 2: Growth Stage Startups

Startups looking to raise their Series A / B ($3Mn+) and are at a rapid growth stage to apply. At LetsIgnite, get connected to the right VC (VC Connect), multinational enterprise customers (Customer Connect) and relevant merger and acquisition opportunities (M&A Connect).

 

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LetsIgnite is a ‘startup ecosystem event’ looking to connect startups with great investors and investors with brilliant founders. If you are a startup looking to raise funds, connect with VCs, partner with corporates or find a lead investor make sure you apply now!

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