Over the last couple years, the startup ecosystem has rapidly evolved in India. Be it mobile / internet penetration, game changing policy reforms, increase in investable wealth or an evolving culture among others, all of this has set and continues to set the stage for what is, and what’s to come. Consider the below statistics …
Even the most successful global startups face challenges with managing their business from afar. When you combine cultures, business models..
Investing in a start-up – is it an asset class at all? Not for the faint hearted. In India, most of us have been conservative investors. We have seen high interest rates over the years and we have been happy and content to get 7-10 % in seemingly secured bank fixed deposits or government backed schemes like PPF, POMIS, SCSS etc. Investing in shares and Mutual funds was considered to be risky too. Investing in a property was supposed to be a safe proposition. Not anymore. Times are changing. The country is moving towards a low interest regime and most of us have to try and find new avenues for investing. The Rich are getting richer as they are able to invest in high risk high return avenues like Share portfolio management, Property portfolio management, Private equity/start-ups, P2P lending, Commodities, Currencies, Hedge funds etc. No doubt they have extra cash to invest and a set of brilliant advisors, but they also play to win. Most of us play not to lose, so we get moderate returns.
“I want the cake and eat it too” Wish we were all Adam Smith’s economic man. Someone, who can think and act rationally at-least where economic matters are concerned. After all, economics is about facts and figures and decision making should follow that rationale
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