CNBC-TV18 launches series on VCs, angel investors

16 Jan,2013

By A Correspondent

 

Shereen Bhan

CNBC-TV18 is set to launch ‘India’s Angels’, special TV series on Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and Seed Funds. The series attempts to bring to the forefront the role of the most critical cog in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It will focus on the investor community that is responsible for investing funds that fuel and drive the entrepreneurship and start up scenario in our country. With the objective of introducing India to motivating stories, CNBC-TV18’s Executive Editor Shereen Bhan will put together this special series featuring some of India’s most prominent early stage investors.

 

Angel Investors and Seed Funds are increasingly evolving as the key financiers for startups and early stage enterprises. They are evidently playing a crucial role in revolutionizing the start-up ecology. A shocking revelation proves that 90% of the startups fail to sustain beyond initial years, only due to shortage of funds. So what makes some start ups click? What do the VCs and Angel investors look at before funding? Do VCs get allured with fancy ideas or do they calculate the feasibilities of business matrices?

 

CNBC-TV18’s ‘India’s Angels’ will try and find answers to some of the above mentioned questions and bring you an insight into the thinking of some renowned startup benefactors. The show is designed in a dynamic manner to comprehend and encourage the prospective entrepreneur pool in India. The special series will capture successful financers, along with the entrepreneurs they have funded.

 

Find out more about why Google India’s Chief Rajan Anandan, has turned Angel. Why Deep Kalra, Founder of Makemytrip is now backing other entrepreneurs. How Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder of One97 Communications has managed to set up a 100 million dollar fund. Also Watch some of India’s best known VC’s like Sanjeev Agarwal of Helion Ventures, Jayant Sinha, Managing Director of Omidyar Network India Advisors, Bharti Jacob, Co-founder of Bangalore based Seedfund, Sasha Mirchandani and Prashant Choksey, Founders of Mumbai Angels on the changes in India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, their investment and mentoring mantras.

 

Commenting on the series, Executive Editor Shereen Bhan said, “Startups have gained a lot of momentum, but we are still at a nascent stage. We believe that collectively a lot of work needs to be done to aid and sustain this sunrise sector. We consider the emergence of startup investors as an extremely vital element for the much needed entrepreneurial thrust. India’s Angels is more than just inspiring and we don’t want to just narrate a tale and stop there. We intend to play a constructive role of evangelizing young risk takers, give them the confidence to embark on their entrepreneurial mission.”

 

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