Can’t deny that time does fly fast. Feels like it was just yesterday that I was recounting my days of pondering over the thoughts of early-stage investing. Here are some hacks, tricks, and learnings for someone who wants to get into ‘angel’ investing.
My personal portfolio had seen some movement and a deeper sense of involvement from me in 2015. I am sure all of them are entering 2016 with a strong sense of resilience. Some ventures (LogiNext, DoorMint, Testbook) raised a significant up-round, some of them were quietly building products and services (Tavaga, Truce, NexGear), and few were rapidly acquiring customers along their journey (Betaout, Bounty). However, all of them helped me remember that it is about finding hustlers who are not looking for a handout, but instead giving me the right to partner with them and their vision.
Here are some of my observations while starting 2016 with a sense of measured optimism.
2015 was a great year in terms of activity in the startup ecosystem. It definitely started off extremely high on exuberance. There are some exciting things in the pipeline for 2016 for all of us. Therefore, it’s time to weed out the noise around us and focus on what lies ahead.
About the author
Utsav Somani is a young tech and startup enthusiast with a bachelors degree in Information Systems Management from Singapore Management University and a Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from ESADE Business School Barcelona. He is an angel investor in multiple startups and currently the Lead at LetsVenture’s Delhi Chapter.
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