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4 Things You Need To Attract Venture Capital Firms 

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With the striking advances in technological innovation in India, the venture capital market is becoming increasingly competitive. Ensure that you put your best foot forward to convince an investor. Otherwise, you might miss out on golden opportunities. Research shows that out of 100 startups, only two or three are able to make it to the next level. So if you are aiming for venture capital firms in India, you must start with the right set of things.
 
Knowing how to raise capital in India is critical as the market is so huge that there is enough chance of losing potential investors. Here are a few simple tips that can make it easier for you to attract venture capitalists.


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Approaching #VentureCapital companies is a challenge. Preparing the right way will increase your chances. This article offers some great insight.

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$7.3 billion invested in Indian startups in three quarters of 2015

$7.3 billion invested in Indian startups in three quarters of 2015 | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

In the past nine months, angel investors and venture capitalists have been active. Between Jan-Sept 2015, $7.3 billion has been invested across 639 deals.

Is the number of startups being funded in India enough for the country’s ambition?

While the highest number of deals for a given month in India was 99, in the US there were 1200 deals in Q2 of 2015. According to PwC and National Venture Capital Association historical data, in Q3 2015 there was a dip in terms of the number of companies being funded in the US, though the invested dollar amount didn’t take that much hit.

And in the US, the amount invested in Q2 2015 was the highest since Q4 of 2000. Q3 2015 was down by 5 percent in terms of money poured in startups in early and late stage deals. Read more: click image or title.



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#India is moving up in the #startup world. Even Modi sees the potential, as stated in the article.

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Indian startups budding in Singapore | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Indian startups budding in Singapore | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
Indian startups budding in Singapore - "Chuck out your resume!" is the mantra of Sudhanshu Ahuja who runs his own talent pool business here and is among the young Indians who have taken advantage of Singapore's business-friendly environment to set up their companies.
Ahuja decided to start his own business after being denied a job by a leading bank here.
"Your resume can't really project the work you are good at," Ahuja, who is in his early 30s, said.
"This motivated me to start my own talent pool business.

Here you just have to show your talent and we will give you the job you are good at," Ahuja, who hails from Faridabad, said.

"We organise a challenge for a particular skill and we refer them to companies interested in hiring them," Ahuja, the founder of ideatory said.

Ahuja, who left IIT Delhi to study at Nanyang Technological University here, feel that Singapore has many opportunities for youngsters and it provides a good environment for people who want to start their own business.

"Singapore government encourages youths. Here we have more professionalism and the most important thing is that Singapore has strict rules and regulations so people trust the company that is based here," he said.

Ahuja, whose clients include banking giant DBS and electrolux, is among many Indians who have successfully started their businesses here.

Prasoon, who is an architect from Delhi has the same story. He is the founder of billion bricks that provides shelter to children who stay on the streets.

His company has completed their first shelter in Andheri.

For him a base in Singapore provides him a global reach.

"From here I can spread my business to other parts of Asia and Singapore based company is considered more trustworthy, he said.

And for Aprna Mittal, Singapore has more structured administrative platform.

"Starting a new business here is very easy. People are more professional," Mittal an IIT graduate who runs an online healthcare portal which provides information on healthy lifestyle.

According to industry leaders, one needs only 30 dollars to register a business in Singapore and government is very encouraging if one has a good proposal and idea.

There are non profit organisations like Singapore International Foundation which not only provides a platform for young people all over the world to showcase their ideas but also provides them awards and opportunity to work with leading companies.


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Singapore is definitely a great place to start for Indian startups. On India.com

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Modi government to provide launchpad for disruptive ideas: Startup Act in works - The Economic Times

Modi government to provide launchpad for disruptive ideas: Startup Act in works - The Economic Times | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
At the heart of the initiative is distilling the cumbersome process of compliances under 22 different laws into a two-page Startup Act.
NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government wants to provide a powerful launchpad for startups by drastically simplifying the rules and ensuring that innovators are able to take advantage of such an enabling environment, thus unleashing entrepreneurial energiesBSE 1.29 % and creating jobs.

At the heart of the initiative is distilling the cumbersome process of compliances under 22 different laws into a two-page Startup Act, a senior government official told ET. The Department of Industri ..


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#India has big #startup ambitions. Government support will definitely be of great help.

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80+ Indian startups to work for in 2015

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Startups have far from being the 'cool places to work for' to the 'aspirational brands to make dreams come true, for yourself and for others. Here's a an exhaustive list of 80+ Indian startups to work for in 2015.

2014 saw the much awaited funding rush in the Indian startup ecosystem, an industry which otherwise has been driven by only passion. Startups grew exponentially and so did the aspirational value of working in a startup. Freshers from top engineering and management institutes considered working in a startup at par (or even better) with that of MNCs of the world. Senior management was also opening up to experiment to the roller-coaster ride of startups and many of them decided to steer the ships for them.

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How to raise money for your startup from VCs and investors in Asia

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Thomas Clayton has started and run numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. He is currently CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO. The company is one of the largest VC–backed startups in Southeast Asia, having raised over $60M in funding.

We’ve asked him to give us some insight into starting, building, and funding a company across Asia. This is the final part of a four-part series.

The final piece of my four-part guide to expanding a business into Asia is tailored more towards local startups and a big issue that affects many of them: raising funding from investors.

The process of raising money in Asia is very different from raising money in Silicon Valley and, frankly, it’s not nearly as easy. Asia has far fewer VC firms and institutional investors, each of which invests a far smaller amount of capital. Moreover, the fundraising process is not standardized like it is in the Valley, and that is not going to change anytime soon.

Many Asian entrepreneurs tell me that they want to raise funds from Silicon Valley firms because they perceive the valuations to be higher. But the problem with this is that most VCs in the Valley, especially early stage ones, only like to invest in companies that are within driving distance from their offices. They are highly unlikely to invest in companies based outside of the Valley — much less in another country 8,000 miles away!

I try to emphasize to them that they’re simply wasting their time in trying to court the Valley VCs from all the way over here. The only Valley VCs that’ll invest in Asia startups typically are those that have a presence here in the region (e.g. Sequoia, Accel, NEA, etc.). However, this primarily applies to businesses within China and India, where these big firms reside, as they rarely invest in startups outside of those two countries.

If your business is based in Asia, despite a potentially tougher hill to climb, you’re still much more likely to be successful raising funds locally.

In order to help those looking down this path, I’ve mapped out what startups should expect in the process and how to come out on top.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, September 15, 2013 5:04 PM

Fabulous article, great comparison of the Asian VC situation compared to how things work in Silicon Valley.

If you're looking for VC in Asia, read this series of articles. Higly recommended.

How to court VC funding companies? Check out VC Guide: https://growthink.infusionsoft.com/go/vcguide/gt4045/