Episode 40 / November 24, 2019

Sasha Mirchandani, Kae Capital

hr min

Episode 40 / November 24, 2019

Sasha Mirchandani, Kae Capital

hr min
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About the Episode




#Podcast with Sasha Mirchandani, Founder, Kae Capital

In early 2000 Sasha was approached by two guys from IIM Ahmedabad with a Startup idea, to invest in. Later he went on to understand the entire Angel Investing & Seed Captial from his fellow Venture Capitalists.

After being a solo Angel Investor for over 5-6 years he started Kae Capital in 2012.

Some of the Portfolio companies include – Healthkart, LoanTap, Nua and 1mg among others.

In this podcast, Sasha shares his deep insights of the Indian Startup Ecosystem from his 18 years of Investing Career.

Notes –
00:36 – Mission of Kae Capital
01:56 – His 18 Year Journey as an Investor
06:53 – Looking at “How well the Founders deal with when the tough times come.”
08:52 – “There’s a Time & a Place for a Market to Take-off”
10:55 – Failures while trying to Time the Market
11:44 – Recent Investment & Thesis – Nua, Loan Tap, Zetwerk
14:37 – Quality of Founders in 2019 vs Quality of Founders 10 Years back
16:20 – Markets he prefers – Healthcare, AI, B2B Commerce & SaaS
17:10 – Experience investing in Analytics & Home Services ?
22:27 – The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
25:24 – Common Patterns in 100x Growth Startups
27:29 – Advice to Entrepreneurs “Start, Pivot, Stop, Repeat”

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