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.
In India, the public markets are well developed. Over 7462 companies are listed on NSE and BSE combined. Investors have a choice to invest in companies of different sizes and sectors. However, unlike in the US, the exposure to future technologies and innovation companies in India is very limited for a public market investor. But the good news is that the private market in India is at the cusp of innovation and value. And industry experts agree that not investing in the market right now may mean a loss of opportunity for investors.