In this episode of Fundraising Without Borders we sit down with Harsh Deodhar, Partner at ah! Ventures, which is India’s largest fundraising platform for early stage startups. Harsh is also one of Innovation Manager fundraisers covering the Indian market.
Harsh explains that the key for successful fundraising involves a dedicated team, solid market potential, a flexible product/service and a track record of recurring revenues. He continues telling the difference between a pitch story and a pitch book and how he is assessing foreign startups’ potential to be investment-worthy and enter the Indian market.
We close by asking Harsh what’s his best piece of advice for founders wishing to get involved with venture capital and pursue fundraising in India.
“Fundraising is synonymous to patience, persistence and focus. It is almost like a long elaborate game of chess, the smarter moves you place in making first impressions today, will help you close funding rounds faster tomorrow”.Harsh Deodhar
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