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23Feb / 2017

"..Invest in very early stage startups with high growth and scale potential.." - Q&A with Vinod Jose

In this LV Q&A post, we sat down with Vinod Jose, Partner at Konglo Ventures LLP, a seed funding firm with its registered office in Cochin, India and with partner offices in Dubai and New York.  The firm has been active since 2013 with 7 completed investments and 1 successful exit.

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14Feb / 2017

LetsVenture expands to Delhi.

Our focus has always been to go wherever the startups and investors are - and the tags of a tier-1 or tier-2 city just did not matter to us. In fact, we have actively engaged with cities such as Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Kochi and Pune to ensure that we are always working to discover good quality startups and investors. Now, after over three years, LetsVenture has expanded to Delhi-NCR and we are looking to actively tap into the entrepreneurial activity in the region.

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03Feb / 2017

The India Scorecard (infographics)

We visited Bangalore, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Mumbai and Pune. We met 260+ investors and learned a lot about Indian Angel Ecosystem. To share some of our learnings we put together a data report from a survey we passed to investors in each city we visited

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30Jan / 2017

In Situ or Nah?

How important is location for a startup? In this post, we try to answer that. With a specific focus on the Indian startup ecosystem, we’ve laid out how locational factors play out for fundraising startups. Like the other posts in the Q2 series, we’ve used a sample size of 600+ startups who applied for investor connect and companies who got funded during Q2 (about 90)

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23Jan / 2017

Does Your Startup Team Make The Cut?

Do you have the right team to execute your idea?

#TEAM : A top priority for any investor, and goes without saying every founder too. LetsVenture has 2200+ investors on our platform. We chatted with a bunch of them to get a concrete answer and the discussion boiled down to 3 key things

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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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12Jan / 2017

Why The Indian Ecosystem is Burning Hot - Q&A with Jon Medved.

Jonathan Medved is a serial entrepreneur and according to the Washington Post “One of Israel’s leading high tech venture capitalists”. NY Times Supplement “Israel at 60” named Medved as one of the “Top 10 most influential Americans who have impacted Israel” and he was also named as one of the “50 most influential Jews” by Jerusalem Post. 

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11Jan / 2017

8 Steps to Complete your Fundraise on LetsVenture (Infographic)

The Fundraise De-mystified. We get a lot of questions about how the fundraising process on LetsVenture works for startups. It’s quite simple and in this post, we've outlined of the process in 8 steps. We made an Infographic too.

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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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