Seedfund received the Next Big Idea Award 2016: - tie-up between Zone Startups India and the government of Ontario. The competition was launched in July 2016, to discover India's 5 most innovative technology companies who are looking to leverage a presence in Ontario, Canada, as a vehicle to expand to North America.
The outcome brought some soul-searching and honest reflections. The lessons investors and entrepreneurs say they have learnt from the funding slow down are beginning to sound like cliches.Excess money, inflated valuations and a blind push for growth are the primary culprits that put the brakes on a vibrant startup industry; and that a sober approach to business-building and stronger investor-founder relations are necessary to grow.
In an exclusive chat with ETtech, Seedfund's Managing Partner Bharati Jacob gives tips to budding entrepreneurs and talks about what the Indian funding scenario would look like over the next year.Jacob says that for an entrepreneur having confidence in an idea is important. She believes that the Indian funding environment will only improve in the upcoming years.Jacob goes on to add that user investment will only expand and the young talent pool will keep struggling to find solutions for the consumers' problems.
Our team of investment managers have over 100 years of collective entrepreneurial experience. We know what is needed to get the best out of your idea, and we do it with patience, empathy, and insight...
We have been advisors, mentors, consultants, evangelists, managers, and founders. Our network is as wide as our experience, and we will gladly connect you to it. With the entire team backing you, you will stay on course.
We ensure that our companies scale with the right velocity and become leaders in their sector. We combine our investment expertise and our entrepreneurial knowledge to help you grow and create value quickly and prudently.
You don’t just follow demand, you identify unknown needs? You venture where others may not have been and you look at old things with a new perspective? Yours is the approach that we reinforce.
Consistency in core values, and dilligent focus on execution, is what we believe in. We invest in determined teams with grounded plans, and together we seed your success.
You tell your team that innovations must be practical? For you, the real fun is in proving that your product is worth it? We think alike, and we’d be glad to hear from you.
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