During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Sumant Mandal, Managing Director at March Capital Partners, a firm that invests largely in enterprise facing businesses with deep technical differentiation. The conversation includes excellent insights into the changing dynamics of the networking space and how companies like Cisco and Juniper are managing their existential threats.
Then, Tim Lieu from California pitched V Words! a mobile game that he wishes to raise money for. Unfortunately, games don’t get funded unless there is proven traction.
You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here.
Sramana Mitra: Can you talk a bit about the way you work? If an entrepreneur wants to work with Mumbai Angels, what would be the procedure? Is it a subset of the angels who are investing? How do you manage that process? Just give us a little bit of color on the mechanics.
Nandini Mansinghka: We receive about 5,000 applications for funding every year. These come through several different channels. One of our strongest ones are recommendations by members and by companies that got funded earlier in our ecosystem. That’s one. A lot of startups have a line to pitch directly at mumbaiangels.com. There’s the outreach that we’re doing continuously. We’re there at events. We’re there at different forums and trying to attend. >>>
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According to IDC, the worldwide revenues for Big Data and business analytics are expected to grow 12% annually to $260 billion in 2022. The growth is expected to be driven by the banking, manufacturing, professional services, and government sectors. More than half of all revenues will be driven by IT and business services with services-related revenue being the fastest growing segment. Recently, big data platform Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) announced its fourth quarter results that surpassed market expectations.
Rising affluent population and demand for designer and comfortable shoes is boosting the footwear market in India. The footwear market is poised to continue its strong growth momentum supported by growing awareness about the latest trends and consciousness among consumers, more involvement from omni-channel retailing and increased trust in branded footwear. Neeman’s is a niche e-retailer that manufactures multi-purpose, comfortable shoes using natural and sustainable fibers with minimal carbon footprint. >>>
Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Nandini Mansinghka was recorded in January 2019.
Nandini Mansinghka is CEO and Managing Director at Mumbai Angels Network, one of the oldest angel networks in India.
Sramana Mitra: Nandini Mansinghka, from Mumbai Angels Network, has been a very early entrant into the Indian entrepreneurship financing ecosystem. She’s a big influencer at a big high impact player in the Indian ecosystem. I’m thrilled to catch up after so many years. Nandini and I last saw each other in person back in 2011 when I was doing a workshop in Mumbai. I will let you introduce yourself and the work of Mumbai Angels Network as a starter and then we’ll dive into the details. >>>
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