There are three key things Investors look for in a company.
- Team + Team chemistry.
- Size of the Market
- Competitive Advantage
Sometimes you need to create the market.
Statistics show that startups raise capital easier when they are 6-8-12 months old than when they are 2-3 years old.
Equity investments from Institutions, Investors is a more expensive form of capital.
VC’s will not fund working capital needs.
VC’s have always invested in high growth, knowledge intensive business in high gross markets.
How you value a company, why you value a company ?
Chumbak – Design was it’s USP
Do you have traction ? Question you will have to frequently answer.
Proof Of Concept + Idea + Profitability can get you the VC Money.
Mother Earth founder Neelam Chhiber took 25 years to connect rural artisans to urban customers.
Pecking Order of Capital – Prof Sabrinath
- Cheapest Form of Capital available is Internal Accruals.
- Debt is next.
- Equity is last.
The History of PR is a battle between reality and perception – Aim High India PR Workshop.
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson
It’s the oldest story in the world. One day you’re seventeen and planning for someday. And then quietly and without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And that someday is yesterday. And this is your life.
― Nathan Scott
“Listen, it’s too big a world to be in competition with everyone. The only person who I have to be better than is myself. And in your case, that’s enough.”