BLOGS



SEPTEMBER 2019


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.

Published By: Shashank Randev

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.

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:

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!

Published By: Shashank Randev

According to Inc42, Sanjay Mehta - Founder & Partner at 100X.VC took the top position of most active angel investor for H1 2019.

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 early stage and guide them.

Published By: Sanjay Mehta



JULY 2019


Mumbai, July 15, 2019: India's first Fund to invest in 100 startups in a span of one year using iSAFE - India SAFE Notes, was launched today. “iSAFE” stands for India Simple Agreement for Future Equity, an alternative to a convertible security note, that is beneficial for both startups and investors. Customized for India, iSAFE will be hugely beneficial to startups as it will avoid tedious documentation and cut timelines significantly.

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 into reality. No bank gives a loan against idea but a venture investor does.

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 ecosystem in India is fairly low. According to NASSCOM, the number of female founders is 14 per cent (2017), a gentle improvement from 9 per cent in 2015.

Published By: Ninad Karpe



JUNE 2019


I have seen in my experience that most founders have a hard time figuring out the funding needs of their startup. Most of them know why they need money, and the end use, but how much and when is very important, because with every equity raise, you will most likely tend to dilute your equity in the startup, unless you use SAFE notes to raise initial rounds. More on SAFE notes later…

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 will always want to see a Proof of Concept (PoC) before making a decision on funding.

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 - he hired an offshore team in the USA to develop on their behalf. The rest is history.

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, angel and venture investors), services (attorneys, directors, etc.) Because the total percentage of equity will always equal exactly 100%, every time anyone gets another piece, by definition it "dilutes" all of the previous equity holders.

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 below.

Published By: Yagnesh Sanghrajka



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