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A discussion on what’s happening the tech, startups, small business, venture capital and angel investing in the US and India with tips for small businesses and entrepreneurs every week from the mind of an early-stage startup investor.Web: http://pjain.meTwitter: Chan… read more

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Building Deal Flow for Your Startup Portfolio

June 8th, 2019


In a previous video, I talked about how AngelList can be used to get started. In this episode of InvestStream I discuss additional things angel investors and new VCs can do to build their startup deal flow.

Connect …

A Discussion about Indian Startups with Blume Ventures' Co-founder, Sanjay Nath

May 28th, 2019


In this episode of InvestStream, I chat with my friend Sanjay Nath, co-founder and managing director at Blume Ventures in India. Sanjay has been an angel investor and VC for well over a decade and has invested in dozens …

The Need for Investor Due Diligence

May 12th, 2019


How do you know if an #investor offering to #invest in your #startup is going to be someone who is going to support your #vision for your #company and your #product? People talk about “dumb money” and 
“smart money” but …

What makes a startup venture fundable?

April 20th, 2019


There are a few things that should be on the checklist of any startup before they think of approaching investors other than friends and family.

The …

What is “Carry” or “Carried Interest”?

April 11th, 2019


Carry is discussed often amongst Venture Capitalists and other Private Equity investors. Politicians have talked how carried interest should be …

Sharing Your Startup Idea with Investors

April 1st, 2019


Sharing your startup idea can be a scary thing. All kinds of thoughts pass through our minds when we’re getting started - “What will people think about it?” “Will they think it’s a dumb idea?” However talking to …

Investing in Startups using AngelList Syndicates

March 27th, 2019


Angel investors are an integral component of the startup ecosystem. In Silicon Valley, more and more people are becoming angel investors. In the rest of the world, there’s a great deal of work being done to build an …

How to start angel investing using AngelList

March 25th, 2019


Angel investors are a critical part of the startup ecosystem. In Silicon Valley more people are probably angel investors than those that aren’t. In the rest of the world there’s a lot of interest in building an angel …

The qualities of good founding teams vs. bad founding teams

March 19th, 2019


What are some things that I look for in founding teams? Tips and advice for small businesses and startups. Connect with me on:


The Importance of Updating Your Investors and Stakeholders

March 17th, 2019


This is an example that a company selling a product online might send to an investor.

* Gross Burn Dec 2018: $100,000 / month
* Revenue Dec 2018: $20,000 / month
* Net Burn Dec 2018: $80,000 / month
* Cash in the bank Dec …

10 Steps for Getting from Idea to Funding

March 10th, 2019


Many people have ideas but most people get stuck on executing those ideas.They may come across a company that did what they were thinking about and say “I had that idea before they did”. Having an idea isn’t enough. At …

Don’t Do This or Your Investors Will Walk

February 27th, 2019


What are some things that founders do that can create considerable friction with investors. Keep doing them and your investor may walk. Connect with me on:


4 things an angel investor likes about this fintech startup

February 25th, 2019


In this episode, I breakdown some of the salient features of a finch startup and share 4 things I like about the startup, both as a customer and as an angel investor. Connect with me on:


Should you apply to a startup accelerator?

February 20th, 2019


What’s the role of startup accelerators and are they worth giving up equity for when you’re starting up?

What to do when a founder leaves the startup?

February 14th, 2019


What to do when a founder leaves the startup? Karthik Sridhar, Founder of shares his thoughts on how to handle the departure of a …

Good Product Ideas vs. Bad Product Ideas

February 13th, 2019


In this Q&A, a viewer asks what is the difference between good product ideas and bad product ideas. I discuss my thoughts on why some startup products catch a user's attention and why some fall by the wayside.

The …

How the founders of startup decided to split equity when they were getting started.

February 6th, 2019


Here’s an example of how two founders sat down and decided to split equity in their startup right in the beginning. Listen to Karthik Sridhar share his experience of the delicate discussion between founders when …

How to allocate equity in a startup in the early stages.

February 4th, 2019


How do you allocate equity when you’re starting up with co-founders, option pool and investors. Connect with me on:


4 Tips for raising money for your crypto project or tech startup.

February 1st, 2019


I answer some viewer questions in this weekly Q&A. This week I give 4 tips for fundraising for your crypto project or startup. Connect with me on:


Corp debt, InnovAccer’s B, Deskeo acquisition, Munchery joins the dead pool, Sequoia, Reliance Ind

January 28th, 2019


Corporate debt, InnovAccer’s B, Deskeo acquisition by Knotel, Munchery joins the dead pool, Sequoia launches and accelerator in India, Reliance …

InvestStream US-India Episode 5

January 17th, 2019


Instamojo raises a series B, closes their seed round, OYO Rooms shares guest details with authorities, Ethereum bug pushes Constantinople again. Grin ups the ante in the privacy coin game.

I want to dedicate …

InvestStream US-India Episode 4

January 11th, 2019


In the 1st episode of 2019, Pankaj and Harjit discuss startup funding numbers in India in 2018, Internet user growth in India, Uber India’s earnings for fiscal year 2018 and Apple.

InvestStream US-India Episode 3

January 7th, 2019


In Episode 3 of InvestStream, Harjit and Pankaj talk about the Pinterest IPO announcement, fund raises by Abacus, Drivezy, Be U Salon, and Swiggy. We then jump into India’s Angel Tax and how it’s hurting the startup …

InvestStream US-India Episode 2

January 7th, 2019


In Episode 2 of InvestStream, Pankaj and Harjit discuss the resignation of Urjit Patel, the RBI Governor, the outlook for the Indian Rupee, Google’s acquisition of Where’s My Train, Siftery’s exit, and funding rounds …

InvestStream US-India Episode 1

January 7th, 2019


In Episode 1, Pankaj Jain and Harjit Singh discuss what’s happening in stock markets, fixed income, economics and the world of startups in the US and India.

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