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OCTOBER 2019


India can be a laboratory for FinTech Startups: Ninad Karpe

FinTechs & Startups need the right ecosystem to grow and flourish; often founders face challenges in early stage to get the right support system. Instead of focusing on product and market they end up wasting time on valuations and prices. 100X.VC a new entrant in
Published By: 100X.VC Team

'Sanjay Mehta's mentorship is worth so much more than all the money invested' Devendra Parulekar, Co-Founder SaffronStays In his journey of starting up, SaffronStays founder Devendra Parulekar considers Sanjay to him what Lord Krishna was to Arjun. Sanjay has been with them from the time
Published By: 100X.VC Team

India of 2019 is a changed country compared to the last decade. With market enablers like availability of cheaper smart phones, low mobile data tariffs and an ever increasing digital literacy, Digital India has progressively been moving towards more inclusive growth. The Indian e-commerce and
Published By: Shashank Randev

SEPTEMBER 2019


Globally along with early-stage startups, VCs, and other investors, large corporations are also angling to get a slice of the self-driving pie. India would need enormous infrastructure transformation, conducive legislation and incentives for development or import of said technology. Poor infrastructure and Legal challenges
Published By: 100X.VC Team

In August 2018, I had just started working in the venture investment arm of my family office Mehta Ventures with ace angel investor Sanjay Mehta. A fellow angel investor reached out to us with a startup that had rockstar founders. At BharatPe, they had created
Published By: Vatsal Kanakiya

In this episode of Life Self Mastery's Podcast, I talk about my journey into venture investing and how I believe 100X.VC's iSAFE note is an effective investment instrument for startups. You can also check out the episode on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify.
Published By: 100X.VC Team

AUGUST 2019


Indian millennials are foraying with innovations into the business venture creating their own startups. These startups can be in food, learning, conceptualising idea etc. Speaking with ZeeBiz on the top 5 things that an entrepreneur must do before launching their startup, Sanjay Mehta -
Published By: 100X.VC Team

We have gotten an amazing response from founders who are taking the leap into entrepreneurship across India. Below are some interesting insights from our team on Class 01 of 2019 Pitch Application Statistics: Since the launch of the fund, we have received 1200+ email
Published By: 100X.VC Team

Thank you, Samidha Sharma, for extending the invitation to us! 100X.VC was delighted and honoured to be part of a fantastic evening at the Economic Times Startup Awards 2019 comprising of about 300+ notable entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and thought leaders! India's startup ecosystem congregated to celebrate
Published By: 100X.VC Team

According to Inc42, Sanjay Mehta - Founder & Partner at 100X.VC took the top position of most active angel investor for H1 2019. The angel investment landscape in India has significantly changed over the last decade. Global platforms such as AngelList are now extremely
Published By: 100X.VC Team

At 100X.VC, we believe in the India story. We have strong conviction that there are many gritty entrepreneurs who will build innovative solutions to the myriad daily problems. In order to make the India story move faster, we will work closely with the founders at
Published By: Sanjay Mehta

JULY 2019


Mumbai, July 16, 2019: India's first Fund to invest in 100 startups in a span of one year using iSAFE - India SAFE Notes, launched today. “iSAFE” stands for India Simple Agreement for Future Equity, an alternative to a convertible security note, that is beneficial
Published By: 100X.VC Team

Everything begins with an idea. The powerful imagination of the founder now needs to converted into viable business. Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani had said that “Think big, think fast, think ahead. Ideas are no one's monopoly.” So, founder will need seed capital to build its dream
Published By: Sanjay Mehta

How can you expand India’s current GDP by 27 per cent? It’s simple – ensure that women get equal participation in the workforce. Or better still; ensure that they get equal participation as start-up entrepreneurs! The current ratio of women entrepreneurs in the start-up
Published By: Ninad Karpe

JUNE 2019


Question – As a founder, the most important question is how much do I raise and when? Answer – I have seen in my experience that most founders have a hard time figuring out the funding needs of their startup. Most of
Published By: Yagnesh Sanghrajka

Early stage investors are approached by Startups typically when the founders have nearly finished building their product and are looking to raise capital for growth – defined here as business development, sales & marketing. While startups at this stage could be of interest, the investor
Published By: Shashank Randev

When Jack Ma wanted to start AliBaba, he did not know how to code. China had just gotten the internet and there were very few who understood what it was, let alone building for it. To build Alibaba, he decided to do something unusual -
Published By: Vatsal Kanakiya

Equity dilution works when the same pie is divided among more people. The Founder of a company starts by owning all the shares representing ownership of the company. Over time, other people receive pieces of equity in exchange for work (employee stock options), money (seed,
Published By: Sanjay Mehta

To promote startups, Govt of India has taken various measures, a key one being registration under Start up India with DIPP (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (https://dipp.gov.in/). The registration allows start-up entities to be eligible for various tax and other benefits stated
Published By: Yagnesh Sanghrajka

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