I have heard speakers, panelists and entrepreneurs saying lack of angel financing as a major gap in the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem. At Canaan, we have always tried best to participate in the start up ecosystem. This year, we are contemplating to initiate a dialogue with angel investors in a more systematic manner. In this regard, I would like to reach out to angel investors on this forum for suggestions on the nature and form of this dialogue.
I would also love to hear challenges faced by angel investors while making investment decisions or working with companies. They can be in areas of deal sourcing, regulatory visibility, network in corporate groups, working with the companies after investment etc.
I would also request start ups to send me names of their own angel investors with contact address and I would reach out to them individually. Keep viewing this forum for more on this and you can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Why would an angel investor want to speak with you ?
Mridul – I would be happy to put the results on this forum. However; this is not a survey. As I mentioned, we are trying to conceptualize a dialogue with Angel Investors and this is an attempt to get suggestions from Angel Investors themselves.
Desi John – In this business, it hardly matters. My boss, Alok (MD, Canaan India) moderate this blog so there is full transparency in the process. If you find comfort, feel free to write me your relevant suggestions as email@example.com
Are you requesting on behalf of Canaan ? If so, why would you list your gmail address instead of Canaan email address ?
This is good. are you slicing the survey on the industry basis? will the results of the survey be made available for public viewership?
Can anyone give some of the names of Angel investor…….I like to approach them for my startup…