The sweet spot: understanding Carry in venture capital

Carried Interest, or popularly referred to as Carry, comprises the percentage share of profits paid to the general partners or fund managers. In this Compass edition, we focus on understanding the significance of Carry and some of the loopholes that need to be addressed.

The modern family: Emergence of a new breed of family offices betting big on startups

The newest entrant betting on the India story appears to be the good old family offices that have long trusted the public markets. With the undeniable growth opportunity in the private market, family offices are increasingly considering startup investments as an alternative asset class.  Long wedded to conventional asset classes like stocks, real estate, and […]

Impact investing: It pays to do good

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Impact investing is relevant more than ever today precisely because we cannot turn the clock backward. But impact investing is not only about getting brownie points, it pays to do good. Often confused with philanthropy, impact investing is misunderstood and several myths around lower returns continue to exist. CaHa Capital’s Sachindra Rudra and Shruthi Cauvery […]

Navigate the choppy waters of startup investing with an investment thesis

The undeniable growth in the Indian private markets is indeed a lucrative opportunity for investments. For those planning to make your initial bets, ensure that you have a solid investment thesis. An investor without an investment thesis is like a boatman without oars – directionless. Armed with an investment thesis an investor is able to […]

The rise of content ventures: the next big asset class

Through his premium IP ‘Young Captain Nemo’, Rainshine Global Inc Neeraj Bhargava is taking a big bet and bringing method to the madness that is the creators’ economy landscape today. Read about it here in our new series, Influencer Insights. “A creator I know told me a year ago that only 10% of the value […]

Public vs private markets: Where does the opportunity lie in India?

The core principles of investing in both the public as well as private markets remain the same, that is, it requires an audacious attitude, very much like the ‘Fearless Girl’, a bronze statue that stands facing the New York Stock Exchange building in NYC. Nonetheless, both are different ball games. The debate about whether one should […]