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Valuation of seed stage startups

I don’t care that much about valuation, and thus pay slight attention to this parameter when deciding whether to invest or not in a startup. Apparently, I am not the only one. In a recent post, Sam Altman, of YC fame, provided his recipe for successful investment in startups, which doesn’t mention valuation at all. […]

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Fundraising – Angel Investor Perspective

How to extract maximum value from your investors. Do you want to herd fat cats? What is wrong with having an atomized shareholding?.

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From Impact First to 100% impact portfolio

Why don’t you have a 100% impact portfolio in which all your asset classes are deployed in impact investments? When I started investing I didn’t care a lot whether my investments had any positive impact or not; this was just an afterthought held somewhere in the back of my mind. I just was squarely driven […]

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How to become an angel investor? the basics

Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi, the founders of Angelist, have started a new podcast and a blog, on startup topics. In their first post, they mentioned that: “There are resources we can point you to for the cold start. Paul Graham wrote a piece called “How to be an Angel Investor.” There’s “How to be […]

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Portftolio approach

This is my current impact investment portfolio. I have invested several times in some of these companies, at different stages of their life cycle.  Similarly to any other risk allocation decision, I try to hedge against company-specific risks (i.e. non Beta) by diversifying, which may bring my returns closer to market returns, nevertheless, I am […]

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Last mile delivery in India using E-bikes

Interview with Sameer Ranjan Jaiswal, co-founder and CTO FAE Bikes

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My investment criteria

I try to follow certain ”rules” both for the selection of the startups and for the allocation of funds within my startup investment portfolio. These rules are not written in stone for me, nevertheless, I try to adhere to them as much as my human nature (greed and fear) allows me, i.e. I follow a […]

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