06Jan / 2017
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).
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!