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How to pitch to investors to keep your business dream alive?
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How to pitch to investors to keep your business dream alive?

An entrepreneur must pitch a potential investor for what the company is worth as well as sell the dream on how much of a profit can be made. Having a solid elevator pitch ensures that you know your business very well. Keeping that in mind, you should have a short version to speak within 10-minutes as well as an extended version that includes everything you’d like to give potential investors access to. Begin your pitch with a compelling story. It should address the problem you’re solving in the marketplace. This will engage your audience right out of the gate. You will also need to detail how much capital you are seeking, how much money is already invested in your business and how much you plan on using the money. Build a user persona or your ideal customer when spe...
Angel Investor TV Mohandas Pai points out lack of capital to be the biggest challenge for Indian Startups
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Angel Investor TV Mohandas Pai points out lack of capital to be the biggest challenge for Indian Startups

Funders Gallery Angel investors focus on helping startups to grow rather than concentrating on profits the company make. Most small businesses don’t have awareness about angel investors or are clueless about finding an angel investor. So in this post, we have come up with one such popular Padma Shri Awardee  Angel investor,T.V. Mohandas Pai, who is the Chairman of Manipal Global Education, and also an ardent supporter of the Akshaya Patra Foundation. Who? T.V. Mohandas Pai is the co-founder of Akshaya Patra, the world's largest midday meal program, and works actively with government and regulators on policy recommendations and guidelines. Mohan has served as the Chairman of the Board of SEBI, and is now a Board Member of the National Stock Exchange in India. He has emerged a...
Introducing Indian Startup BharatPe: Valuation crosses $900 Mn after $108 Mn Series D round
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Introducing Indian Startup BharatPe: Valuation crosses $900 Mn after $108 Mn Series D round

BharatPe is India's largest offline acquirer of merchants - providing a QR code for UPI payments, POS machine for card acceptance, and loans to small merchants. Backed by premier investors such as Sequoia, Ribbit, Coatue, Insight, Steadview, Beenext and Amplo,their goal is to be the definitive platform for financial services in India. Founding Year The financial services startup, BharatPe was founded on April 2018. Founders Ashneer Grover,is the CEO and cofounder of BharatPe and  Shashvat Nakrani,based out of Delhi is the cofounder of BharatPe. Funding Rounds BharatPe has raised a total of $283.5M  in funding over 6 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Feb 11,2021 from a Series D round. Investors BharatPe is funded by 16 investors. Amplo and Insight Partners ...
Introducing Angel Investor: Girish Mathrubootham
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Introducing Angel Investor: Girish Mathrubootham

Funders Gallery When looking for funding, don't just look for cash, look for right people. A new venture can raise money from Angel Investors who provide capital for startups to grow. Who? Girish Mathrubootham founded Freshdesk in 2010, and as the CEO, has been setting the vision and direction for the company since inception. Prior to founding Freshdesk, Girish was the VP of Product Management at ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corp, where he was responsible for setting worldwide product strategy and overseeing product marketing, product management, and customer support. Companies He Invested Girish made 28 investments. Their latest investment is Seed Round- Hashnode on Dec 15, 2020. He invested $2.1M in Hashnode. Some of the companies he invested are Hubilo, inFeedo, Sec...
Introducing Incubator of the week Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati: Aims to encourage entrepreneurial initiatives
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Introducing Incubator of the week Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati: Aims to encourage entrepreneurial initiatives

An incubator is a collaborative program for startups usually physically located in one central workspace and designed to help them succeed by providing workspace, seed funding, mentoring and training. Earlypad believes in supporting early stage entrepreneurs to connect with incubators who help in business growth and conversion of new ideas into business opportunities. Incubator of the Week Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. At present the Institute has eleven departments and five inter-disciplinary academic centres covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines, offering BTech, BDes, MA, MDes, MTech, MSc and PhD programmes. ...
Introducing India’s Angel Investor of the week: Sunil Kalra
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Introducing India’s Angel Investor of the week: Sunil Kalra

Funders Gallery A startup requires money for various reasons ranging from seed capital, to promote products and to acquire technological equipment and so on. In today's world, apart from banks and financial institutions, there are various ways through which a new venture can raise funds for its requirements. One such method is to raise money from Angel Investors who provide capital for startups to grow. Who? Mr. Sunil Kalra is a Board Member of Innoveda Biological Solutions. He is also a Board Member of Powermat Technologies. He has a BBA degree in Marketing and International Trade from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a member of Indian Angel Network and Harvard Business Angels. Professional Accomplishments Between 2003 and 2013, he was an active member of...
Introducing India’s Budding Angel Investor:Ankush Gera
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Introducing India’s Budding Angel Investor:Ankush Gera

Funders Gallery Founders are responsible for building companies for creating the right culture to promote innovation and growth. The company’s vision should be an interpretation of their own ideas and execution. An idea requires funding in its journey and angel investors are the ones who provide capital for startups to grow. Who? Ankush Gera, the Founder/CEO at Junglee Games is a stage agnostic angel investor. He previously founded Monsoon Company, a boutique software company that was acquired by Capital One which helped Yammer, TOMS, Zazzle, HP, and other fortune 100 clients launch their mobile experiences. Ankush is a limited partner in funds Metastable, Upshift, Fearless.vc, Tandeme, Kae Capital and a Venture Partner at Unshackled. He is on the board of Kunai, Kintohub and ...
Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor:Kunal Bahl
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Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor:Kunal Bahl

Funders Gallery We believe ideas are worthless until you get then out of your head and see what they do and it it is a base when it comes to business as a whole. Whether its an initial period or an expansion phase for a business, it requires funding in its journey. We at Earlypad are conducting Market Research and introducing active investor profile in our Funders Gallery to help startup founders with ready to access information. Who? Kunal is the co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal Private Limited, India's largest no-frills, value focused marketplace. Previously, he has also worked at companies such as Deloitte Consulting and Microsoft in the US. Kunal is an engineer from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a business degree from The Wharton School. He loves backpacking through ...
Earlypad Introduces Indian Funded Startup of the Week: BluSmart
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Earlypad Introduces Indian Funded Startup of the Week: BluSmart

Startups, technology and innovation are exciting and effective instruments for India's transformation.New startups embody the creativity and innovation of young people. Funding increases visibility and attracts the attention of the market. It adds value to business thereby increasing credibility among customers. This week Earlypad has come up with one such interesting startup story of an electric cab hailing app BlueSmart that is transforming Indian cities by providing 100% Electric,sustainable and most reliable mobility solutions. About Startup BluSmart Blu Smart Mobility is a provider of electric shared smart mobility platform for efficient, affordable, intelligent and sustainable transportation. Blu Smart is making people move smarter in Gurgaon and Delhi NCR. Vision an...
Introducing Incubator TBI@ Kongu Engineering College: Aims to foster Innovation in Entrepreneurship
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Introducing Incubator TBI@ Kongu Engineering College: Aims to foster Innovation in Entrepreneurship

There are thousands of organisations across the world which areusing a variety of methods to provide an environment which reduce the costs and overcome barriers to launching and growing enterprises. Incubation happens in accelerator programmes, social venture academies, competitions, through the work of early stage investors and through various learning programmes. Earlypad believes in supporting early stage entrepreneurs to connect with incubators who help in growth of young business and conversion of new business ideas into business opportunities. Incubator of the week Technology Business Incubator@Kongu Engineering College,Perundurai,Tamil Nadu TBI@KEC is Technology Business Incubator @ Kongu Engineering College which was established in the year 2003 by KEC in the cam...