conducting business, financial and legal due diligence

Conducting Business, Financial and Legal Due Diligence

Conducting Business, Financial and Legal Due Diligence    (By K Ramakrishnan, Spark Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd. Senior Managing Director – Strategic Relationships)*  The Need Theory of fundamental finance postulates the direct correlation between risk and reward; however higher risk is not a guarantee for higher reward. Angel investors seeking to…


the investment paradox

The Investment Paradox

There is a broad array of different investment criteria that directly influence the decision making of an angel investor. Some key factors that influence investors’ evaluation of startup s potential include detailed business plans, competitive advantage, previous knowledge and experience, personal preference, and an array of other non-financial considerations. According…


what do angel investors look for before investing in a start-up

What do Angel Investors look for before investing in a start-up?

Very early-stage start-ups at the idea stage choose to secure funding through bootstrapping and monetary support from friends and family. Once they have developed and tested the product or solution, they seek Angel investing, which is the most sought after form of entrepreneurial finance. Angel Investors are high net worth…


steps in the angel investment process

Steps in the Angel Investment Process

There are several institutionalized start-up funding sources like venture capitalists and banks loans, but seldom these institutions fund early-stage start-ups. New entrepreneurs find it increasingly difficult to seed credit from the market, and therefore the concept of Angel Investment came into being. As an entrepreneur or businessman, it is pertinent…