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Blog written by an angel investor from India on how he normally does his investments
- Investment Ticket size of 2.5 to 10 lacs
- Co-invest with like minded group
- Category agnostic, but for some reason my portfolio has a skew of auto parts & services
- value proposition is unique, but do a sniff test that it’s likely to take off based on changing consumer habits (read internet)
- exit is not defined, but stay engaged with the venture to understand how they are scaling ? typically series b is when the angels window opens, but one is lucky series a can also create that opportunity
- so Founder’s passion to scale fast and ability to raise funds should be another critical test before investing
- one can be actively involved in 1 venture at a time besides the day job - one can decide where we could focus on - setting up operation rhythm, making connections for funding / biz dec / expert advise etc - most of the times Angel too learns a lot, way beyond what one learns in their day job
then add some information about IPV group ([login to view URL]) through which he normally does his investments and how this group is best suited for senior corporate professionals to start angel investing
At Inflection Point Ventures (IPV), we are making it easy for senior corporate professionals like you to become angel investors. We use the experiential capital of our members to grow the startups that we invest in.
The minimum investment threshold we have per Start-up is 2.5 to 5 lacs, which I believe will be an easy for anyone to start their journey in the angel investing world.
Some more pointers for you to know –
1) IPV is a group started by 9 CFO’s (including me) who decided to invest in start-ups together instead of doing it individually. In a span of 1 year, we are now a strong group of ~280 CXOs/HNIs investing in together.
2) We have now funded 9 start-ups with funding amount ranging from INR 1 to 2 Crores. The process involves -
a) listening to Start-up pitches on alternate Saturdays on video conference calls
b) confirm investment interest within 2 weeks and
c) investing within a month.
3) Apart from getting the opportunity to use collective wisdom, experience and investment funds of the CXO network to grow early stage companies for exponential returns, we also learn about what’s new happening in the world and be a part of things to come in future.
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