What Venture Investors Look for by Vikas Choudhury

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This deck was presented by Vikas Choudhury (Mumbai Angels) at the TiE Investor Forum session by TiE Mumbai in May 2011.

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What Venture Investors Look for by Vikas Choudhury

  1. 1. What do venture investors look for!!!?? Vikas Choudhury
  2. 2. What do investors look for? A Winner!  10-50x returns  30-50% IRR  5-7 years exit
  3. 3. Do you have? A Market  Size  scalable  Growth  non-linear  Dynamics  Trends  Competition
  4. 4. Do you have? A Team  Promoters  experience  ambition  togetherness  complementary  Executives  Advisors
  5. 5. Do you have? A Solution  Problem  real  hard  large  obvious  focused  worsening  Solution  product  services
  6. 6. Then, where is the exit? Assets
  7. 7. Do you have? Financials  Low Capex  Critical mass  Market Share  High EBITDA  Cash Flow +ve  Growth
  8. 8. Do you have? Customers  Target Market  Fortune 500/2000  SMEs  Retail Customers  Unique / Repeat  Reference  Cross/Up-sell  Partners
  9. 9. Do you have? Team  Time  Location  Process  Synergy
  10. 10. Do you have? Intellectual Property  Technology  Process  Patents  Data  Models  Brand
  11. 11. Thank you  Vikas Choudhury  +91.98200.84258  vikas.choudhury@post.harvard.edu

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