February 2020
How founders should think about scale before pitching for venture capital

So you have started up recently, have just launched the product six months back, have a few paying customers, good margins and a clear plan for the next eighteen months! You recently got introduced to this venture capitalist through a common friend and are excited to meet and pitch for a seed round. For the last couple of years as a venture capital investor, I

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Feb
2020
October 2019
Who is Your Customer?

Who is Your Customer?

at Articles - by Navin Honagudi

Founders are often tempted to capture as much value (or revenue) as possible from different types of customers. To do this, they often wastefully spend their energies and company resources on capturing multiple types/avatars of customers and therefore lose sight of the company’s core value proposition and focus. At Kae Capital, I’ve seen maximum value and growth generated when founders have a laser sharp focus

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Oct
2019
August 2019

What I learnt with Fynd

at Articles - by Navin Honagudi

The genesis of Fynd – Harsh tells the full story here….but here’s an extract to get you started. Since Sept 27, 2012 (when addSale was officially registered in Mumbai), we have gone through two industries, two serious potential buyers, three ground-up built teams, three names, five offices, 10 internal and external products, trying to sell in 15 countries, 22 names on the cap table, deployments across 25

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Aug
2019
April 2017
Kae Konnect Bangalore – 5th April 2017

We concluded a wonderful event in Bangalore at Axilor Transit, Bangalore. We  started with a fireside chat with Mr S.D. Shibulal (Co-founder of Infosys and Axilor Ventures). He talked about his journey throughout 33 years in Infosys and what it takes to build such a large company. Praveen Rajaretnam (Co-founder of Wooplr) also took a very insightful session on “How to make better ads”. Here

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Apr
2017
December 2016

South India’s Timla Foods Pvt Ltd, the makers of ready-to-eat popcorn sold under the brand “PopiCorn”, has raised undisclosed amount from Mumbai based Kae Capital which invests in early stage companies. Mumbai, India (December 16,2016) – Timla Foods Pvt Ltd is founded by Prashanth Gowriraju, Arun Sahlam, N V Prasad and Naveen Alzapur. Started in early 2016, it aims to offer a complete range of

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Dec
2016

India has 22 official languages, excluding English, each of which has millions of speakers. 88 percent of Indians can’t speak English (let alone read it), yet when you look at the languages on the internet in India, it’s only in English. Hindi is used by less than 0.05 percent of websites on the internet, Bengali less than 0.018 percent, Tamil less than 0.007 percent, and so on. I

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Dec
2016

December 2016