Halo Drop
Halo Drop
Feb 18, 2021
All About Indian Startups with Cross Border Venture Capital Attorney, Shantanu Surpure
Play • 40 min

For founders in India thinking about fundraising, incubators and accelerators, to venture capitalists looking for new deals and opportunities to invest in, this is an episode not to be missed.

We are so excited to have Shantanu Surpure on the show today. Shantanu is a partner at Inventus Law, and is a US, UK and India admitted corporate lawyer with broad experience on cross border legal matters. 

He has experience in representing venture capital, private equity funds, emerging growth companies, family offices and entrepreneurs in corporate m&a, venture capital, and financings across the world.

Many of the sectors that he focuses on include technology, mobile, media, internet, financial technologies, and renewable energies. He’s also a co-founder of the Mumbai Angels, India’s leading angel investment group. 

“One of the big things is thinking about the history of investments in India. Last year in 2020, there was anywhere between two and $5 billion in investment in venture capital investment into Indian startups.”

From how Shantanu came to practise law between India and Silicon Valley, to creating an ecosystem that can support these startups, to how founders should be thinking about equity distribution and where they should incorporate, India or the US. This episode is jam packed full of useful information and top tips for startup founders in India. Don’t miss it.  

“The other thing that really propelled Silicon Valley is that you have exits of these large companies, whether it's Airbnb, etc, where you then spawn people who have had exits, and now have capital, who will then invest into other startups. And that is a very important trigger for the ecosystem to continue. And that's starting to happen in India.” 

On today’s podcast:

  • Foreign venture capital investors in India
  • The startup ecosystem
  • Where to incorporate, the US or India
  • Common pitfalls for Indian startups
  • Crypto blockchain and FinTech
  • The Mumbai Angels
  • Who owns your data


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