Angel Investing: Insider Secrets to Wealth Creation

Angel Investing: Insider Secrets to Wealth Creation

by Sanjay Kulkarni

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There's a good chance that you have heard of Sachin Bansal (of Flipkart), Navin Tiwari (of InMobi), Bhavish Agarwal (of Ola) and Ritesh Agarwal (of Oyo). They are Indian start-up founders who have achieved celebrity status with their business success. But, have you heard of Ashish Gupta, Sasha Mirchandani, or Anupam Mittal? They are angel investors who funded start-ups like Flipkart, InMobi and Ola in their early years. Their little investments helped build legendary companies and yielded life-changing returns. Welcome to the exciting world of angel investing and entrepreneurship.

Using his rich experience as an investor and mentor to numerous start-ups, Sanjay Kulkarni provides you a ringside view of this world. In an accessible, jargon- free approach and illustrated with insider stories, the book arms you with all the tools and strategies needed to become a successful angel investor. Like a good guide, this book will help you in navigating the start-up eco-system, avoiding common pitfalls, investing smartly and identifying the next billion-dollar start-up.

Look back twenty-five years, Flipkart, Ola, InMobi, weren't even born. A whole new wave of start-ups is set to define the next twenty-five years. Would you like to be a part of this revolution?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789353570262
Publisher: Harper Business
Publication date: 11/25/2019
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sanjay Kulkarni is an investor and mentor to entrepreneurial businesses and early ventures. He is the former MD and country head of Stern Stewart and Co -- a global investment consulting firm.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

An Insider's Overview

2 Start-Ups and Investing 20

A Roller-Coaster Ride

3 Judging Potential 32

Seeing the Future

4 Judging Promoters 61

The Fulcrum of Early-Stage Investing

5 Product-Market Fit 80

Balancing the Three-Legged Stool

6 Growth Trajectory 96

Cash and Wealth Conundrum

7 Value and Price 110

Ingredients to Strike a Deal

8 Process 121

How Angels Fear to Tread, Where Fools Rush

9 Risk 133

An Opportunity to Ride the Power Law

10 Metamorphosis 155

From Start-Up to Star Business

11 Cash Focus 174

Frugality and Monitoring Investments

12 Impact Investing 183

Lift-Up Complements Trickle down

13 Start-Up Ecosystem 201

Angels, Syndicates, Incubators and Accelerators

14 Becoming an Angel 218

Mastering the Art of Performance

Appendix 227

A Quick Checklist

Index 231

Acknowledgements 243

About the Author 245

Customer Reviews