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7 Essentials for a Perfect Elevator Pitch
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7 Essentials for a Perfect Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch grabs people’s attention and makes them remember you and want to talk with you further. Whether you are trying to raise money for your business or just want to perfect your business strategy, an elevator pitch is an essential tool for achieving your goal. Think of an elevator pitch as an executive summary that provides a brief overview of your business which can unlock a new business opportunity. In short, it can ideally be a one-page overview of your business. But crafting the perfect elevator pitch requires 7 essentials fundamentals to keep in mind. 1)The Problem Try and refine your customer's problem down to its simplest form. You should be able to describe the problem you are solving in one or two sentences or potentially a few bullet points. Be as brief &am...
Learn from the success story of India’s best Payment Platform : Paytm
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Learn from the success story of India’s best Payment Platform : Paytm

The founder of one of India’s most trusted technology brands,Vijay Shekhar Sharma has come a long way. As an entrepreneur, he has put his 110% effort to make his startup a success.Paytm is a payment gateway that provides payment services for customers and merchants. Year of Launch:2010 Founder:  Vijay Shekhar Sharma Industry: Fintech Estimated Valuation: $15 billion Investors: SoftBank, SAIF Partners, Alibaba Group, and Ant Financial. Paytm started out as a digital wallet in its initial days but has transformed into a completely new payments platform. It has been able to emerge as the top fintech company even after facing fierce early competition. Vijay had built his first company- ‘XS Communications’, a college-based startup that created Conte...
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 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...
5 ways Startups Can Benefit from Incubators
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5 ways Startups Can Benefit from Incubators

An entrepreneur can have a brilliant idea that solves a real problem or has great utility, but making money from it is a different game altogether. Often young entrepreneurs struggle when it comes to executing their business plan and commercializing the idea. Most do not have a business background. Starting up needs active guidance and mentoring. For today's startups, one of the best ways to get funded and set out on the path towards growth and success is to join business incubators.  To see if an incubator is right for you consider the following 5 ways they can help startups grow. Low cost co-working space: Investing in getting a proper office for an early stage entrepreneur is a costly business. Hence incubators with their co-working spaces become a favourable optio...
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 ...
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...
Investors Interest in Consumer Products Startups Surged Amid Covid-19
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Investors Interest in Consumer Products Startups Surged Amid Covid-19

Consumer products startups saw funding jump in Q1’20 while fintech industry witnessed one of the worst quarters in years. Consumer products funding was up 36% quarter-over-quarter, garnering $3.3B across 366 deals. Q1’s surge was largely driven by mega-rounds in the alternative proteins, gaming, and fitness spaces.  Lets have a look at the consumer products areas that have seen the most growth amid Covid. 1. Food and beverage Food and beverage startups saw funding soar in Q1’20, raking in $1.3B — more than double the dollars compared to the prior quarter — across 106 deals.  Sustainability and health remained top of mind for investors, with Impossible Foods’ $500M Series F coming in as one of the largest deals of the quarter. Alternative protein companies ...
Funding Series: List of 17 Indian Startups Who Secured Funding (19-Nov to 25-Nov 2018)
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Funding Series: List of 17 Indian Startups Who Secured Funding (19-Nov to 25-Nov 2018)

Earlypad brings you a fresh edition of Funding Series of Indian Startups who secured funding in the week of 19-November to 25-November 2018. Altogether there are 17 startups that could make noise in the Indian startup economy in this week. Out of these 17 startups –Billdesk, Skillbox and MergerWare has secured an undisclosed amount from their investors. Roposo Gurgaon-based Roposo is a unique social media platform where people express visually with homemade videos and photos. · Founded Year: 2012 · Founders: Avinash Saxena, Kaushal Shubhank, Mayank Bhangadia · Funding: Roposo has secured an amount of Rs. 120 Million in series C round of funding led by Bertelsmann India Investments. ShoeKonnect ShoeKonnect is a B2B commerce mobile application designed for needs of t...