Invest Stream
Invest Stream
May 25, 2020
Angel Investing in Indian Startups 2020
1 hr 10 min

This week on InvestStream, I talk with Miten Sampat, Chief Strategy Officer at Times Internet (the largest media company in India) and Sonali Thapar, Director of TCAP Investments, a family office based in India. Listen to insights on how the market is changing, what angel investors and other early stage investors should be thinking about and doing during the global rebalancing.

Angel investing in Indian startups has been growing rapidly over the last 5 years. The risk capital these individuals, family offices and angel networks provide, has been invaluable to countless startups in India.

However, with the COViD-19 lockdowns across the globe, startups have faced immense pressure from existing investors, primarily, because many expect the pace of new investments and the amount of money being raised as well as the valuations the money is being raised at to fall, perhaps for quite some time.

Miten has been an active angel investor in the US and India for many years as well as being an active corporate VC at Times.

Sonali is responsible for managing the investment portfolio of TCAP, her family office. In addition to investing in startups, TCAP also invests in real estate, debt and equity.

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