In videoix conversations, Rahul Chowdhri, a partner at Stellaris Venture Partners, spoke to investors about the startup’s story. Rahul Chowdhri, Partner at Stellaris Venture Partners Over the last eight months, videosix has laid the groundwork for readers of our interaction with start-ups in the WhoAre ecosystem India Entrepreneurs like Radhika Aggarwal ShopClues, Zishaan Hayath of Toppr, Girish Mathrubootham of Freshworks, Shashank ND of Practo, Swati Bhargava of Karo Silver, as well as investors like Ronnie Screwvala of Upgrad, Bharti Jacob SeedFund and Sahil Kini of Aspada among < Today, it is Rahul Chowdhri, partners Stellaris Venture Partners, who interact with our readers. Launched at the end of 2016, the SVP is an optimistic company on technology companies that deal with issues specific to Indian companies and SaaS that are built for the global market. It could be any area, be it health care, financial services, education, retail, transportation, logistics, etc. Rahul has constructed observations on emerging entrepreneurial ecology of India. The evolution of ecosystems Four years have seen billions of people poured into business startups in India. Only this year, startups have injected $ 8.5 billion. But the phenomenon of "dumping garbage" is criticized for the reason that it causes unsustainable growth of start-ups. When it comes to capital dumping, Rahul believes that there is a gap where the gap is leading the market. You see the PMF (in line with the product market), it makes sense to capture the market as soon as possible. At the same time, the use of discount as a tool to capture the market can not be a good idea because of the risk that consumers are damaged or someone else play the same trick on you a few years in down the line, he said. In fact, when asked that unicorn India "increased billions and millions of people burned" will be the first to go IPO, Rahul said that companies whose executives Market direction is clear and there is a path to profitability should be the first line. I hope soon to show the way, he added. However, he added that there are unexplored areas or business models in the consumer internet. l commercial, b2b2c model, health care delivery, specialized vertical loan, vernacular content and UGC be discovered or are at a very infantile stage. he said. But on the other hand, how can a novice survive in a multi-player business? Rahul is positive that all the opportunities in the launching space have not been met. We have so far generated less than $ 35 billion for all start-up technologies combined in India. With the way technology penetrates all areas, we think that in the next decade, that number could reach $ 500 billion? He added that part of the value would be captured by existing global / start-up companies, but more would be captured by captive companies. Rahul's counsel for entrepreneurs. As the founder of the start-up, people have to find niches and be able to defend themselves for long periods. Although the competition is difficult with large high-tech companies, they are also accepting soon and so will be your customers / pilot partners. This is not possible five years ago, ?? According to Rahul, a Series A investor will ideally want every successful company to earn 75 to 100% of their fund when they make an investment call. In fact, 30% of the portfolio will eventually yield a return. he added. The biggest pressure for an investor is to see an investment firm fail. Rahul believed that the success or failure of his investment business was not in his hands. I think that 80% of the successes / failures can be attributed to external forces. In this way, I'm not too happy if something succeeds and not too tense if a company fails. Obviously, if there were only failures in my wallet over a period of time, would that mean that I was doing the wrong job? he said. Rahul, the criteria for the team, the space in which they are located, the solutions défensibilité they have or intend to build and the financial attractiveness of the relatives to invest in size. of results. Rahul believed in these mantras. What to expect in 2018 In e-commerce, Rahul is expected to see investment into online brands, B2B2C models and investment-oriented omni in 2018. Should the pace be slower than what we have seen three or four years? he added. Rahul is expected next year to see the following trends: In the founders of the large-scale startup in. Other technological capabilities will be developed in the solutions. Other B2B-oriented companies will appear. Market leaders will increase the B / C chain and others will merge. p> There is no secret that Startups run by unmanaged women to create a brand in India, with the exception of ShopClues. However, Rahul believes that founding women may be better leaders than their male counterparts, especially in understanding clients. Because of the low participation of women in business, this is reflected in the number of founding women we see. Fortunately, this is changing now. While raising funds, I do not see bias against or for the founders. he says. .
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