Posts tagged "VCs"

  • 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 ..

  • How to get VC funding?

    Guest Author on November 13, 2023

    Now that we have a broad overview of VC history, structure, and incentives, let us understand how the dealmaking works. I will try to keep it simple since several founders and VCs have spoken about th ..

  • How do VCs make money?

    Guest Author on October 27, 2023

    Many of you are maybe curious to understand the payoff or motivation for anyone to be a VC investor. So here goes. But before that, here is an excerpt from The Generalist, that will make sense later i ..

  • What is Venture Capital?

    Guest Author on October 25, 2023

    In the past two blogs of the venture capital series, we went through the history of VC from a global and Indian standpoint. But what exactly is Venture Capital (VC)?  Quite simply put, venture capita ..

  • The History of Indian venture Capital

    Guest Author on October 19, 2023

    Three decades after the first Venture Capital (VC) firm mushroomed in the US, in 1975, risk capital found its way to India. Even though there were several instances of accidental VC underwriting busin ..

  • Venture Capital 101 – The Origins of Venture Capital

    Guest Author on October 14, 2023

    A few years ago, around 2016, I remember stumbling onto an old lecture from Don Valentine. For the uninitiated, Don Valentine founded Sequoia Capital VC firm in 1972, before the terms “Silicon Valle ..