Dec 21 2011
The founders of SZE, a 2 year old company in the Education space, wanted funding to expand and bring more colleges into their client base. The founders, Sheena and Zeena, were unclear about a) the quantum of funding that they should raise and b) about the process for fund raising. They spoke to Gyan, an expert on the funding scenario in Bengaluru…
Jul 05 2011
How advisors who were notionally allotted shares may end up losing cash instead of gaining cash!
Feb 18 2011
Bengaluru is seeing churn and activity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The world is changing rapidly and entrepreneurs want to seize the moment. M&A is seen as one option for smaller companies to consolidate and address the challenges ahead. Some deals work and some do not succeed. Here is a quick first-cut of the framework that I have put together when looking at any investment/M&A planned; the PBRT framework.. do check this out
Dec 30 2010
As the year draws to a close, this is a time for introspection. Instead of pointing a finger at others, as the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi has said.. Be the change that you want to see. You can set trends ...and so impact society. Be the light that dispels the darkness around. Happy 2011!
Aug 10 2010
Today, mentors, investors and angel investors are available in plenty in Bengaluru. There is a lot of energy and excitement in the air. While a great mentor and investor can do wonders to take your company from one orbit to the next, a bad one can...
Jun 15 2010
Getset and Go decided that they did want to sell a stake in their company to the Zing Group. Read on for Gyan's advice to Getset and Go on how they should proceed to ensure that they did not lose out on the deal value and in negotiations....
Feb 17 2010
Getset and Go decided that they did, after all, want to sell a stake in their company to the Zing Group and went back to Gyan, their advisor. Gyan converted this into a game of Q&A… Level 1 had been completed. As they now moved on to Level 2… Gyan gave them Level 2 questions! Would you like to see these?
Feb 04 2010
Getset and Go were getting tired of running their 5 year old business, started with enthusiasm and a high level of energy. Now they had an offer from the Zing Group, who wanted to invest in their company, perhaps, even buy them out over a period of time. Should they consider this offer?
Dec 31 2009
The one thing that this decade gone by has stood for is change! Change in the way we look at the world, change in what we took for granted. What can we hope in this decade? Much more change! As we enter into the new, rapidly changing environment, maybe we can take time out to reflect and introspect. Look at ourselves, see our past actions..see how far we have come.. and where we would like to go in the rapidly changing environment. Below are some points to trigger thinking as we move ahead:
Nov 12 2009
Entrepreneurs have many choices when setting up a company. There have been enough debates about Top of the pyramid salaries in recent times. Gyan the business advisor, lead a different kind of discussion in a meeting. The founders present debated the issue of salaries down the line.