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Oct 08, 2019
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Investor Panel I had the privilege to moderate investor panel last week, organized by Windrose Capital and IIT kgp e-cell. The panel comprised of: Rohit Goyal- Windrose Capital Gireendra Kasmalkar- Alacrity India Vishal Vijaywargia Brand Capital Aviral Bhatnagar- Guild Capital I am sharing some of the key takeaways from the discussions: Investor Outreach: The VCs receive 300 to 500 pitches in a month. The importance is to convey the value proposition in a very crisp way. Market, Momentum, Management and Model are the key themes while looking at the pitch deck Customer acquisition cost has to be low Get intros and share pitch deck and be honest about the risk Term Sheet Valuation is important factor but there are plenty of other areas that are important in a term sheet and deserve equal importance Look at the clauses and clearly ask the investor about the clauses as it may have long term implication Compliance is an important part so keep your taxation, legal filing upto date. The money would not flow to the bank unless compliance are clear Post Money Maintain a balance of the conservative v/s aggressive outlook. Use the money wisely yet with aggression to achieve the desired goals The equity dilution is a major factor with long term impact hence ensure that you've raised at the right valuation. At early stage it is more about negotiation Equity split between founders plays a key role. Incase it is even then there should be clear ownership in decision making between the founders, else investor may construe it as a roadblock. Upcoming Fundraising Bootcamp-Pune Cohort We are planning to start our next fundraising bootcamp from 21st Dec, 2019 in Pune. If you or any of your friends would like to attend the bootcamp then I suggest to apply early on as the seats fill-in quickly. We are planning to intake 45 application for upcoming cohort. Application link www.funding.venturehandle.com. How is this cohort different This time we will have a bigger group of investors to pitch, likely to include a wider participation with some of the seed investors from other countries (Singapore, USA) Speed Dating and demo sessions with investors (1on1) Separate track for founders who are at idea stage to help them validate & launch Checkout the video from previous bootcamp Thanks
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