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JULY 2020


20 Minutes Live with R Balki: Re-imagining the Film Industry

The impact of COVID-19 on the entertainment industry has been massive, not only in India but worldwide. In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, cinemas have closed, release dates have been postponed, film festivals have been cancelled, and production has come to a halt.
Published By: 100X.VC Team

Knorish is an all-in-one ed-tech platform that is on a mission to make online learning the new norm for the next billion users. Kinner Sachdev, the Co-founder of Knorish talks about scaling an online business. Online learning has become the primary mode
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In this session of 20 minutes live, Mr. Ninad Karpe, Partner at 100X.VC welcomes all the viewers and introduces the guest expert. Ms. Sonal Holland is the expert for this session. She is a celebrated personality and India’s first and the only Master of Wine
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A panel discussion was held between Mr Sanjay from 100X.VC and the founders of BOX8, Mr Amit Raj, and Mr Anshul Gupta. The discussion was about the efforts taken by these entrepreneurs to build their brand and business on a global scale. The impact of
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MAY 2020


There is no doubt that the MSMEs are today the precursors of India’s economic growth. Today they are major contributors to the tax base of India. The government has run several developmental avenues for the empowerment and expansion of the MSME sector. It's beyond any
Published By: Sanjay Mehta

I am Sanjay Mehta, Founder and Partner at 100X.VC. I have written this article to provide you with some information on the importance of a lead investor for a startup. (0:36) Let me give you a brief intro about what is 100X.VC. We are
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While the entire world is facing the trouble created due to COVID-19, the impact also has been felt in the real estate sector. A health emergency created out of pandemic has inspired the business to perform work from the home experiment at a global level.
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Ranu Vohra has been an avid entrepreneur and an investment banker. The story of how Ranu made capital and overall growth in investment banking and financial advisory and started his own company is an inspiring one. He has been an insider in a lot of
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Utpal Sheth is the CEO of RARE Enterprises. He has more than two decades of experience across the entire spectrum of the capital market. With the theme of ‘What Next?’, Utpal shares his views on capital market scenarios. There have been enough discussions on
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Branding strategy is an integral part of every start-up’s growth plan. However, it can prove challenging and confusing for a new company. I, Sanjay Mehta, founder and partner at 100X.VC, warmly welcome Brand Guru Jagdeep Kapoor to share his thoughts, insights and advice on the
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In today’s uncertain times, it can be helpful for entrepreneurs to understand the situation from an investor’s point of view. I, Shashank Randev, Founder, VC at 100X.VC, warmly welcome Nikhil Kapur to share his insights on the same. Nikhil Kapur is a Partner at
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APRIL 2020


Chef Sanjeev Kapoor barely needs an introduction. And in this section, this Padma Shree awardee, celebrity chef and a food entrepreneur talk about the future of food business. People have been asking about what will happen to the food business. According to Sanjeev Kapoor,
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The world is confronting the effects of a pandemic. Tech companies, nonetheless, continue to remain in the spotlight. It is during the time of crises that tech companies can and must provide digital solutions to adapt to the new normal. In this blog, we try
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We are passing through the unprecedented times of economic, business, and personal uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has triggered economic downturns and losses on an immense scale around the world. The uncertainty persisting at the depth and length of the economic slowdown has
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Arvind Radhakrishnan (Labs Manager, WeWork Labs) and Vivan Puri (Co-Founder, WorkNetwork.in), warmly welcomed Ashesh Shah (Partner, TCVF and Angel, Stanford's Angel's), Ankur Warikoo (Founder, Nearbuy.com), Ninad Karpe (Founder, 100X.VC) and Vinit Bhansali (Vice President, Orios Venture Partners). An interesting conversation began. Below are the key
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Agritech is a sector frequently in the news today. It is not just a booming sector, but also one essential for all our lives. I, Yagnesh Sanghrajka, founder and CFO at 100X.VC, welcome Hemendra Mathur to share his insights about the same. He has worked
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Capitalism is based on the ability for businesses, markets, goods and services to be profitable. Businesses need to explain how it is achieved. Milton Friedman, an American economist, has said that businesses should be solely focused on increasing profit, as long as they engage in
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Mr Ninad Karpe: - Good Afternoon, Everyone! Thank you for joining this live 20-minutes session. I am delighted that Ajit is our first guest. We have a new format in which Ajit will speak for 10 minutes and we will have a Q&A for 10
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Big news these days is that Facebook has invested USD 5.7 billion in the Reliance Jio industry for a 9.99% equity stake. That impact is going to be huge in terms of the startup economy on Indian businesses. Here are some views from the industry
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Prospects of Venture Capitalist Landscape in India during COVID-19 Venture Capitalists are the mainstays of any start-up ecosystem and play a dynamic role in business operations. COVID-19 has created an urge for every business to go digital. India's start-up ecosystem is initiating just to
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Founders have a tough task ahead of them as they set out to raise their first round of funding. I, Sanjay Mehta, founder and partner at 100X.VC will give you some guidelines detailing how to go about the same. This would also shed light on
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Few of us have seen a pandemic as deadly as COVID-19. The global economy is going through uncertainties, risks, and unprecedented changes that are sure to turn the business standards and operations upside down. No wonder all the investors and founders are having a tough
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While start-ups are navigating product development and strategy in these uncertain times, it also presents an opportunity to start-ups to focus on becoming lean. I, Vatsal Kanakiya, CTO at 100X.VC will give you some guidelines about lean product development. Need for Start-ups to be
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Need for Investor Relations Today While both founders and start-ups are living in unprecedented times at the moment, it is tough yet essential to handle investor relations strategically. Investors are indeed treading cautiously in today’s uncertain times, in both the public and private
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COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges upon the world. The prospects of emergency situations that will occur after COVID-19 are: Vaccination - Vaccination is going to take at least twelve months for being common in the marketplace. Natural Immunity - Natural immunity is going to
Published By: 100X.VC Team

March 2020


Will the real entrepreneurs please stand up? These are hard, unsettling times, full of unknowns, brought to us courtesy of COVID19; But this is what all entrepreneurs sign up for, knowing that they will have to chase their vision through terrible adversity. This is
Published By: Sanjay Mehta

The Government of Kerala recently organised an investors’ meet in Kerala named Seeding Kerala 2020, wherein it invited many investors to discover investment opportunities in the state. As a part of the event, it also invited many successful investors to share their investing strategies and
Published By: 100X.VC Team

The world of investment in startups for family offices and Angel Investors is a nascent one in India. We, at 100X.VC, conducted an exploration of the merits of iSAFE Notes and why they are the preferred mode of investing. Though there are
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If you are the founder of a company trying to raise your first cheque, it is important that you know all aspects of pitching to a venture capitalist. I, Sanjay Mehta, the founder and partner of 100X.VC will give you a few clues which guide
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FEBRUARY 2020


Do you have a mentor who doesn’t bother you or engage with you for months on end? Is your mentor good to show on your presentation but really does not give your startup any inputs? If you are happy with this situation, don’t go on
Published By: Ninad Karpe

JANUARY 2020


Note: This blog is for first time entrepreneurs who are looking to raise their first cheque. “There are apocryphal stories on founders being able to raise funds via email pitch”. Founders need to understand that no VC is going to invest money on email
Published By: Sanjay Mehta

DECEMBER 2019


A future India where entrepreneurs and enterprises are involved in the identification and pursuit of daunting but doable ideas should be the vision for all of us in 2020. 100X.VC is committed to creating a moonshot culture in the country where founders
Published By: Shashank Randev

NOVEMBER 2019


Multiple startups are raising more capital than ever before, catapulting many into unicorn status and even opting into the IPO route– case in point WeWork which fell short on multiple accounts, and yet was touted as the second most valuable start-up until recently. The
Published By: Shashank Randev

OCTOBER 2019


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
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'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
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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
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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.
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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 -
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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