Financials and Valuations and Individual Funding requirements
We are motivated to have been witnessing our accelerator program being diversified into focused advisories. On the latest mentor’s day, dated 28th Feb, Varun Sethi (Tech Lawyer| Founder, Blockchain) lent his legal lens to the stimulation of revenue mechanism and a secured approach towards investors for start-ups. From emphasising on the importance of building a Cap Table with respect to the share holding pattern of the company on a full-diluted basis to curating an ESOP Pool, the session delved into the ingrained significance of strongly upheld transparency and accounting.
Further into the session, he dug deeper into the ongoing investor’s trend – Annual Recurring Revenue (the value of the recurring revenue of a business’s term subscriptions normalized for a single calendar year). He affirmed how investors will be more willing to invest for roping in new customers than for sustaining the existing ones. It is so believed in reference to for instance, a company’s annual subscriptions, that a company must already be equipped to retain its existing business. Hence, a well-researched structure of campaigns and proposals to expand the customers’ base plays a crucial role.
The latter half was led by Mr. Vinay Jaiswal (Member & Investor- Ecosystem Engagement, Eagle10 Ventures), who conducted one-on-one sessions on investment frontiers with every founder.