Post Event Coverage of “Whys & Hows of Investing in Startups”

March 07, 2016

Post Event Coverage of “Whys & Hows  of Investing in Startups”

Whys & Hows of Investing in Startups @ CRCC, Kalyaninagar,Pune on 4th March,2016 !!!

#SMEJoinup’s “Whys & Hows Of Investing In Startups” welcomed more than 100 CXOs,Founders, Directors ,Senior Professionals and investors to discuss one of the most trending topics of today – Investing in Startups

At “Whys & Hows of Investing in Startups on 4th March, three  experienced, seasoned investors and mentors shared their success stories, regrets , factors to consider while investing in start-ups and what they should look at while investing.

Mr.Harshad Lahoti ,Co-founder & CEO of Ah Ventures very aptly said that Angel investors should look at investing in a portfolio of startups rather than just a few of them – this helps them diversify their risks. A CAGR of 20% would be a good return to expect.

Mr.Vikas Kumar , member of  Indian Angel Network and an investor and advisor to SME Networks said that the most important two aspects to be looked at while investing in a startup is “The team and the space the company belongs to” . The idea can change and evolve over time.

Mr.Vishwas Mahajan , Tie Global trustee expressed that it is critical to have a engaging relationship with the Founder team and get regular updates from them about the performance of the business . Also that involving the investor to some extent also allows the investor to share his contacts and network wherever needed with the founders.

 Right from talking to experts to networking with seasoned investors, the event had clarified the understandings and offered in-depth pros and cons of investing in Startups in India.

A glimpse of the event………..

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Mr. Vikas Kumar, Serial entrepreneur, LP at India Quotient along with Mr. Vishwas Mahajan, Co-founder of Compulink and Global trustee at TIE and Mr. Harshad Lahoti, Founding partner & CEO of Ah Ventures, Angel investor with Khushalee from CIIE

  • Legalities pertaining to investing in startups
  • Formal and informal ways to invest
  • Exit options
  • Shared success stories and glitches of investing in startups India
  • Factors to consider while investing in Startups
  • Stakes to be taken while investing

The event has served a great window for aspiring investors , startups wanting to raise angel round and intermediaries.

It was a full house and lot of energy flowing in the audience

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Few tweets during the event :

Arjit Johri ‏@JohriArjit  19h19 hours agoPune, India

@harsshad believes in creating a portfolio of startups to diversify risk at “Why’s and how’s of startup investing” @SMEJOINUP @CIIEIndia


Tarak Rindani ‏@TarakRindani  19h19 hours ago

At the @SMEJOINUP @CIIEIndia event in #Pune. @harsshad @Vishmah Vikas Kumar sharing insights on How’s and Why’s of angel investment.

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March 07, 2016

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