- Vinay Nair
Can Indian Startups Raise Funds Without Giving away Equity?
Updated: Sep 11, 2019
Having worked closely with Indian startups before, I can personally vouch for the fact that our country has no dearth of innovative minds buoyed by robust entrepreneurial spirit.
Yet, why is that the fire in so many of these passionate entrepreneurs' bellies prove to be insufficient to fuel a fast paced growth within the startup ecosystem?
The answer seems to lie in funding, or the lack thereof.
Nurturing a brand new startup is no walk in the park for any entrepreneur, and the quest for funding only seems to lodge more obstacles in the paths of these ambitious and driven innovators, preventing then from fulfilling their ambition of establishing a profitable, steadily growing business with rock solid foundations.
Angel Investors are hard to come by, and Venture Capitalist funding often proves to be infeasible for absolutely nascent startups. When it comes to strategically investing their money, venture capitalists frequently steer clear of startups that have barely even started crawling.