I was curious and wanted to know what all transpires within the investor ecosystem. Since SEs wouldnt be of much help in this regard so what better place to ask than VentureWoods. To keep it within the scope of the site, ‘investors’ can be restricted to mean angels and non-corporate VCs. However it would be great if we can expand it to include institutional investors and corporate VCs too. I am listing some specific questions to give a sense of what i mean by ecosystem:

1] How does a person decide which VC firm or angel group to join/get associated with?
2] What is the nature and level of interaction among various such investing entities? Do they discuss/consult a few others (symbiotic on basis of expertise maybe) before they invest? Are announcements of an investment ‘within the ecosystem’ and ‘to outside world’ simultaneous or subsequent?
3] Are there sub-ecosytems on basis of location/domain/stage/nature of funding, or is the interaction fairly exhaustive?
3] If a group has invested in a venture(team+idea+geography), how would that affect how other groups react to a similar investment opportunity, idea being the invariant.
4] Is someone in the ecosystem is being admired by others within the ecosystem, why is s/he usually being admired for.
5] What are the popular sources of information?

Would be great to have your thoughts on other aspects and facets of the ecosystem too.


Abhishek Agrawal is located in Bangalore and works for minglebox.com. I joined Minglebox as an early employee after discontinuing my own startup.

I have decided to move now and am looking for exciting opportunities in product management function in consumer internet startups/companies.

I was earlier located in Delhi and cofounded a software startup with focus on b2c internet space. I worked on it for 15 months as CEO before shutting it down in late 2006.

I completed my M.Tech and B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering from IIT Delhi.

I can be contacted at itisabhi gmail com

The views expressed on this site are my personal views and do not constitute an official opinion of any company.

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