#venture capital


 

What is the due diligence (DD) process for VCs

We spoke about DD a few times earlier in the previous blogs. But what does DD really mean in the context of venture capital? This is quite important to understand given that, in most cases, there isn’t much data on financials and other metrics available in early-stage companies compared to mature companies. So, what do […]

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12 Mar 2024
 

What is an Investment Committee?

Here is a quick explainer of what an Invest Commitee is and how it is constituted. An Invest Commitee in a Venture Capital fund is a group of individuals, usually partners in the Venture Capital fund, responsible for signing off on an investment opportunity. Invest Commitee is typically composed of experienced professionals with diverse skills and backgrounds.

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15 Dec 2023
 

What is a Term Sheet?

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; this is called a term sheet.

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02 Dec 2023
 

How to get VC funding?

Now that we have a broad overview of VC history, structure, and incentives, let us understand how the dealmaking works.

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13 Nov 2023
 

How do VCs make money?

The monetary incentives for VCs involve two separate concepts – Management fees and Carry. We’ll take a deeper look at these in this post.

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27 Oct 2023
 

What is Venture Capital?

Venture capital is a type of private equity that is focused on early-stage companies called startups. And the need for this type of capital came into being because banks and conventional financial institutions are risk-averse. They hesitate to and rarely underwrite loans to businesses early in their lifecycle.

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25 Oct 2023
 

The History of Indian venture Capital

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 businesses before 1975, the first formal VC scheme in India was in the form of interest-free loans through the Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI).

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19 Oct 2023
 

Venture Capital 101 – The Origins of Venture Capital

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 Valley” and “venture capital” had even been coined. I can go on and on about how iconic Don was, but his lecture left a […]

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14 Oct 2023