For entrepreneurs looking to raise external capital, its worth checking out Scott Maxwell’s post on how entrepreneurs should evaluate a VC, beyond just the ability/willingness to write a check. According to him, the critical factor is the ‘fit’ between both parties. While his 9-points to assess fit are somewhat long-winded, his broad message makes intuitive sense.
Choosing a VC
Am currently with Bessemer Venture Partners, based in Mumbai. We are looking to invest both venture and growth capital in exciting Indian companies. I started my career as a chip designer with Intel in Santa Clara, in the Pentium II and Celeron design teams, having studied at IITM and UCLA before that. I moved back to India in 1999, did my MBA from IIMA, and then worked at McKinsey serving a range of Indian/MNC clients across sectors. I also write at http://radventure.blogspot.com/