“Valuations are subjective to market conditions. And, an investor you must always look at every deal independently and consider prevalent market conditions before putting money in a startup,” says Sanjay Mehta, Founder & Partner of 100X.VC. In the ‘Getting Valuations Right’ session of the LetsVenture Angel Investing Masterclass, Sanjay talks about his personal method of arriving at valuations and the different ways in which investors can find exits in India.
Sanjay is a super angel investor who has invested in 150 startups since 2011. His investment portfolio includes Wow Momos, Box8, FabAlley, and Aurora, amongst many others. Sanjay has exited from 13 companies, including OYO, US-based blockchain solution provider Block.One, and LogiNext.
At 100X.VC, Sanjay and his team evaluate 5 parameters before investing in a startup – founding team, market size, business model, any unfair advantage or tailwind, and if the company can potentially return at least 20%. The company aims to fund 100 companies every year through iSafe (India Simple Agreement for Future Equity), wherein an investor makes cash investment in return for a convertible instrument.
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