Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Venture Funding Evaluation sheet

Very good job. I had never seen any one summarize this as good as this. Thanks Forbes

1. Market Opportunity: Investors tend to look for huge markets (at least $500 million) to exploit or a market that is growing at a rate far exceeding the norm (at least 10% per year).

2. Marketing/Sales Strategy: Investors want to see tangible evidence that the company can peddle its product or service.

3. Competition: Investors want a balance between having competitors (which implies that others see a similar opportunity) and a host of well-heeled challengers that could crush you.

4. Entrepreneurial Experience: Does the team have any experience in building or running a company? Have they paid back previous investors who took a risk on them?

5. Management Team: Investors look for a team with an impressive track record that leaves little doubt they can accomplish their goals.

6. Founder Commitment: The more time and money founders invest, the more convinced investors will be about their faith in the venture.

7. Directors and Advisers: Successful companies are able to attract both quality board members and advisers--not just résumés, but those who are committed to adding value to the company.

8. Financial Projections: Investors want to see promising--and reasonable--financial projections.

9. Investment Value: Investors want to understand how a company will use their money--and if that strategy has a chance of generating good returns.

10. Accomplishments: A catch-all bucket. One crucial element: Securing agreements with the right strategic partners that will fuel a company's growth.

11. Corporate Structure and Ownership: The type of corporation, location and ownership structure of a company often plays a large role in attracting investors.

12. Intellectual Property: Patents, trademarks and copyrights are attractive barriers to entry.

Sunday, July 09, 2006


India Business Insight, June 20, 2006 pNA

INDIA CALLING (residential real estate in India is likely to attract more than $50 billion of investments).

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(From India Business Insight)

The residential real estate sector in India is likely to attract more than $50 billion investments, of which foreign direct investments (FDIs) will account for $10 billion by 2015. There is a demand for 1.5 million houses every year in around 50 cities with a population of one million people.

Similarly, the commercial sector is expected to attract more than $1.5 billion every year to cater to the demand of 25-30 million square feet of new office space. Availability of commercial office space is estimated to cross 40 million square feet in 2006. At least $1 billion will be funded as FDIs since the Government has allowed 100-percent participation in the construction sector. FDIs are also allowed to invest in allotment of 25-acre land.

Tishman Speyer Properties have formed a joint venture with ICICI Venture Funds Management Company to develop real estate projects in India. Emaar Properties have also entered into a joint venture with MGF Developments to set up a $833-million integrated township in India.

Excess bureaucratic processes, limited lease tenures of commercial properties and absence of hybrid financial structures are some of the obstacles for FDIs.

Get high returns with real estate MFs- The Economic Times

Sebi has reportedly cleared the formation of real estate mutual funds (Remf). This is a landmark step and will have huge implications not only for investors wanting to invest in real estate but also for the property market itself.
Read more in the link below. Did u see any one smiling yes I am Get high returns with real estate MFs- The Economic Times