Two Decades Into VC Business, Here's What A Venturepreneur Thinks Has Changed in India

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The Indian VC environment might have gathered a lot of steam recently, but the concept of venture firms isn’t new in India. Entrepreneur India spoke to Nitin Shakdher, who has been in the business of investing and entrepreneurship for close to two decades now.

Green Capital

Nitin leads the Green Capital Group, an exclusive private capital investments firm and a multi-family office. The group's investment objective is knowledge and capital investments across all asset classes. It brings together advisors and partners from all fields of business, finance, legal, operations, accounting and entrepreneurship to pool their skills, experience, knowledge and networks to identify investment opportunities, create and preserve wealth.

What has changed?

Talking about how the VC space has changed over the years Nitin said, “One key aspect of the investor & vc evolution has been in time period of holding investments. From a peak time of holding 5-7 years, periods have reduced now to 3-5 years across the spectrum. Investment choices now reflect real assets and there is a shift to creating assets which yield more so in volatile investing climates.”

Nitin’s experience ranges across a wide range of  industries like consumer durables, FMCG, media, retail, hospitality, health & fitness, real estate, BFSI, luxury & leisure, food & beverage, automotive, telecom.

Emerging trends in 2017

“Some of the key funding trends emerging are in the nature of capital protection, allocation shifts to hugely underperforming asset classes like commodities, certain emerging market economies. Some sectors that are expected to benefit could be video networks, artificial intelligence. Even alternate asset classes are finding favour in a volatile uncertain world,” he adds.