Author Archives: manurekhi

India’s tech stars shifting to Silicon Valley

Apprise Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of bumps in M&As and investing. Excessive red tape in processes such as early-stage investing and mergers and acquisitions is forcing young, promising ventures in India to shift overseas, a group of top Indian entrepreneurs and investors told Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his trip to Silicon Valley, U.S., last […]

The Legal Challenges for Indian Entrepreneurs

Being an Indian entrepreneur is known for being difficult. Unfortunately, India’s regulatory framework creates issues for entrepreneurs and investors both inside and outside of the country. Startups are the growth engines of economy – if India is to be a considered amongst the developed countries, it needs to unlock its full potential through innovation and […]

Fundraising rule of thumb: $19M, $9M and $4M

Don’t get hung up on high valuations – Very simple math is at the heart of getting a deal done  Published on Vator, Aug 22, 2012 Getting hung up on a high valuation can quickly take the wind out of your entrepreneurial sails. For most first-time entrepreneurs, deciding on the right valuation can often seem […]

Managers versus Entrepreneurs

Authors: Manu and Kanwal Rekhi What is the difference between a manager and an entrepreneur?  Is one better for society than the other? These are questions that frequently arise during our mentoring sessions with young college graduates who are at the beginning of their professional careers. Management, as a scientific discipline, and managers as practitioners […]

Lean VC: Why small is beautiful in venture capital

Authors:  Rafiq Dossani and Manu Rekhi Published in Venture Beat, Aug 18, 2012 The Kaufmann Foundation recently noted in a controversial review in the Wall Street Journal that, of its past 20 years of investing in nearly 100 venture funds, “Only four of thirty venture capital funds with committed capital of more than $400 million delivered returns […]