Posts by Guest Author

  • Can I stop paying for insurance if I have saved enough?

    Guest Author on February 3, 2024

    Can I stop paying insurance premiums if my savings match the coverage of my life and health policies? The purpose of life insurance is to make good the financial loss that a person would suffer if the ..

  • Writing a Will Vs Nomination

    Guest Author on January 31, 2024

    Wills and Nominations, both vital legal instruments, play distinct roles in shaping the allocation of an individual’s assets after their demise. These tools, though aligned in their ultimate goa ..

  • How equity analysts rate a stock?

    Guest Author on January 4, 2024

    Hey folks,  Check out the following snip! Have you seen these kinds of phrases in the news before?  If you are someone who has pressed the remote button to switch to CNBC News or clicked your mouse ..

  • Trading stocks with the new amount block framework

    Guest Author on January 3, 2024

    SEBI has introduced the amount block framework for investing in the secondary markets starting January 1, 2024. This system functions similarly to blocking funds for an IPO application, where your fun ..

  • Why VCs get Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares and not Equity shares?

    Guest Author on December 28, 2023

    In an earlier blog, we discussed the difference between Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares (CCPS) and Common Equity briefly. But this topic deserves a short blog to describe some of the struct ..

  • What is an Investment Committee?

    Guest Author on December 15, 2023

    In the past few chapters, we learnt the basics of VC and how the intention to invest is conveyed through a term sheet. And we mentioned the presence of an Investment Committee (IC) in a few chapters. ..

  • What is a Term Sheet?

    Guest Author on December 2, 2023

    When a startup receives confirmation from investors on its intention to invest, the confirmation is communicated using a document detailing the terms of the investment along with quantum and valuation ..

  • Indian IPOs & Weekends

    Guest Author on November 29, 2023

    Starting December 1st, all IPOs must list within 3 days of their window closing. Was this not already happening? An optional window was launched from September 1st to December 1st, 2023. In this windo ..

  • What is Hard and Soft Underwriting?

    Guest Author on November 24, 2023

    In May 2023, SEBI amended regulations [notification] to allow hard underwriting for IPOs in India. Before we lay out the difference between hard and soft underwriting, let us first understand what und ..

  • It takes 9 entities to process an IPO application!

    Guest Author on November 23, 2023

    There are 9 entities involved in the IPO process – apart from the investor & the issuing company. You first submit your IPO application to your Stockbroker, who sends it to the Stock Excha ..