Seed & Angel round insights

April 17, 2016 | Online

Nisheeth Ranjan (CTO and Co-Founder – Brightfunnel), one of our US based mentors conducted this practical and superb session. He is a tech entrepreneur who loves to build, most recently as CTO/co-founder of IntroRocket (IP sold to LinkedIn in 2012) and before that as CEO/Founder of Zamanzar.com, an Indian real estate website.

Nisheeth Ranjan

The session was mainly focused on the following topics:

  1. Funding Journey of Brightfunnel.
  2. What do seed investors look for?
  3. How do angels operate differently from seed funds?

Nisheeth explained about the Brightfunnel journey – Angel round, which they had in 2013, Seed round in 2014 & further Series A in 2015.

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Key Takeaways:

  • The biggest things which the investors are looking for in a startup:
    • Team.
    • Product.
    • Market fit (ARR).
  • Each funding round takes 6 months, begin early.
  • Accelerators really helps in terms of finding the first few angel investors, as well as in VC funding.

The insightful and example filled session lasted for one hour, including the Q & A, where the startups asked lot of questions & all of them were brilliantly answered by Nisheeth.

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