Crises and opportunities: Understanding early-stage startup funding in India
A lot has happened over the past few years and the game of crises and opportunity has been in play. In this edition of Compass, we took a step back to review how the last year has been for the Indian startup ecosystem and what 2023 looks like in our LetsVenture Early-Stage Funding Report 2022-23: Insights and Projection.
Founders as angels: Rise of operator-investors and what they do better
Having an experienced person at the helm is always reassuring, isn’t it? Do angel investors who have been experienced founders with their own successful ventures also provide similar reassurance as an investor?
A visceral quest: Navigating the world of gaming & interactive entertainment
Over the years especially amid COVID-19, crushing the candies and drawing the ludo dice online became one of the popular ways for keeping ourselves entertained. Even as we move back to our pre-COVID daily routine, the demand for online and mobile games seems to only rise.
The secret sauce of sourcing good startup deals
What is the secret sauce of sourcing good startup deals that will make an angel investor’s private market investing journey rewarding? In this edition of Compass, we focus on the best ways to secure and analyze deals for investment.
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 […]
How do fund managers make money? Let’s dive in
Venture capital is one of the riskiest asset classes. Albeit with the potential of high returns. As they say, it is a high-risk, high-reward game. While that’s the nature of investing, it becomes important to understand the mathematics behind it. You may have come across the word ‘Power Law’ for VC returns. The Power Law […]
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 […]
How to cushion your investments from major risks through the portfolio approach?
Look at portfolio-based investing as your personal bouquet – adding delight to your journey as an investor. In this piece, investors weigh in on the portfolio route and ways to navigate one’s path around risks. Investing is a practice as old as time, from the times of the Code of Hammurabi (1700 BCE) to our […]