Vertex Ventures Wants to Back Founders Building Good Companies Rather Than Chasing Valuation: Piyush Kharbanda
An early stage investor, Vertex Ventures mostly invests in the seed funding and Series A stage. Supported by Singapore state investor Temasek, it has made 34–35 investments so far from its $305 million Fund IV launched in 2019.
Due to the global liquidity crisis, the investment ecosystem has slowed down, but risk investors are still interested in India-focused funds.
"We think all things India consumer and SMB enablement - commerce and fintech - are going to continue to explode", Karthik Reddy, Blume Ventures
While announcing the fund, PM Modi said that with INR 1,000 crore there will be no shortage of seed money for early-stage startups
According to a report by InnoVen Capital, which focused on investments across angel and pre-series A rounds, the investments amounted to INR 693 crore, driven by both the number of deals and their average size.
Early-stage VCs focus on entrepreneurs and start-ups with a large market and high potential for quick, long-term growth
Speaking at the online event Startup Funding Summit organised by MyDreamStore.in, Sama said entrepreneurs need to be themselves while pitching
If we are passionate about this industry, work doesn't seem like work, It's like we are always brainstorming on the topic we love the most
For every entrepreneur, regardless of their stage it is important to network and take home notes on their idea
Being bootstrapped, it is important for a founder to calculate every move and literally, every penny