How can a VC demonstrate value to a startup?
As an investment banker, Raj Snehil Juneja got first-hand insight on how startups, in their eagerness to raise their next round of funding, were lacking in many areas or were just not prepared for the tough questions from investors.
It was then that Raj decided he could bring his skill sets and network to the table as a venture capitalist for early-stage startups to be part of their next phase of growth.
This led to the founding of Disruptors Capital in 2021, a venture capital firm that focuses on investing in tech startups at the pre-series A stage. The core focus of the VC firm will be on tech-focused startups in segments such as SaaS, fintech, edtech, Web3 Blockchain, and others.
“Investors wanted certain things in place, like product-market-fit, powerful business model, and demonstration of a strong competitive advantage, but many startups were just not ready,” Raj tells YourStory.
However, Raj was very clear from the beginning that Read more.would not be just another VC firm that makes investments, but he wanted to demonstrate its value to the startups before investing.
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In a session, Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO of YourStory, andCo-founder and CEO Supam Maheshwari discuss what makes an Indian brand appeal to consumers abroad.
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News & Updates
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- CoinDCX has partnered with BITS Pilani's Computer Science Department with the aim to train over 100 students in blockchain technology in the span of one year. The collaboration aims to counteract misinformation and drive awareness.
- According to London & Partners and venture capital investment into digital shopping in India grew by a whopping 175 percent from $8 billion in 2020 to $22 billion in 2021. India was second only to the US ($51 billion). ,
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- At the much-awaited Spring Event 2022 event, Apple finally announced a new iPad Air and iPhone SE 5G, along with a new M1 Ultra chip as well as new product lines in the Mac Studio and Studio Display.
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