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5 Things A Seed Stage Investor Is Looking For In Your Venture

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5 Things A Seed Stage Investor Is Looking For In Your Venture

  1. 1. 5 Things a seed/idea stage investor is looking for in your venture Indus Khaitan Morpheus Venture Partners [email_address] http://morpheusventure.com/team/#Indus Sep 29, 2009
  2. 2. 1. Team.
  3. 3. 2. Market Size.
  4. 4. 3. Product & POC.
  5. 5. 4. Secret Sauce.
  6. 6. 5. Growth Path & Exit.
  7. 7. Thanks! & About Morpheus <ul><li>Morpheus conducts a Business Acceleration Program every 6 months </li></ul><ul><li>10 startups are selected </li></ul><ul><li>We invest 10-15 hours/week per startup </li></ul><ul><li>18 startups in our existing portfolio </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reality Check of Ventures in India <ul><li>Few seed stage investors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bootstrap or raise money from friends & family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very few professional angel investors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Market Sizing data does not exist </li></ul><ul><li>Very few people will work on equity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build your initial Team from friends & people who believe in you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demand creation is key in unproven markets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customers need to be educated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Patent regime is in infancy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Truly defensible IP is questionable </li></ul></ul>

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