Lakshminarayana Yeluri
You’ve raised funds and formality has begun. This means monthly or quarterly meetings with your Board and your newly appointed members from investors. As per their information rights, they need updates from you. Darn. Another thing to do! To help you, I’ve put together a
I recently had a meeting with a well-known Israeli startup investor. The talk somehow pivoted from my seed-seeking startup into talking about the macro view of venture capital and how it doesn’t actually make sense. “Ninety-five percent of VCs aren’t profitable,” he said. It took me
India's newest venture debt provider Trifecta Capital has surpassed its original target of Rs 300 crore for its maiden investment vehicle, and is exercising its Rs 200-crore greenshoe option for the fund amid a tough funding environment. The Gurgaon-based speciality finance firm, which launched the Trifecta
A startup is like a box. A very special box.   The box has a value. The more things you put in the box, the more its value increases. Add a patent in the box, the value increases. Add a kick-ass management team in the box, the
Two startups with the same idea – one got success and the other was doomed. The world is full of such examples where an idea that turned an entrepreneur to a billionaire, didn’t even made a penny for the other. For instance, the first video sharing
Despite your expertise, skills and education, nothing can prepare you for becoming a business leader. There’s a lot of trial and error and on-the-job-training that you’ll experience as you grow your business. I've been a business owner for almost 10 years now. Over the years I've made my fair share
Marketplaces are incredibly powerful. They are taking every aspect of our economy by storm and changing how goods and services are discovered, priced and delivered. They work for everything from digital goods to food and lodging to getting a great massage at home! And once