India’s VC funding grew four-fold in 2021

India’s VC funding grew four-fold in 2021 Individuals with a business idea or a new technology often have a hard time raising funds due to the high risk involved during the onset of a business. Investments or credit for founders on comes with high rates of interest from banks and a great deal of hesitance […]

India is Home to 26,500+ Angel Investors

India is Home to 26,500+ Angel Investors According to Fortune, India today is home to a 26,500+ strong community of angel investors with members comprising of private investors and successful entrepreneurs. This is indicative of a fast-maturing ecosystem that has increasingly become mainstream due to factors like successful listing of startups in the capital market. […]

Private Equity, Debt Securities, Fund of Funds, Hedge Funds and PIPEs

Private Equity, Debt Securities, Fund of Funds, Hedge Funds and PIPEs Alternate Investment Funds (AIFs) differ from regular investment asset classes such as stocks and debt securities. AIFs are privately pooled vehicles that are structured to rope in high net worth investors with an appetite for high risk and are attracted to high returns. AIFs […]

Venture, Angel, Infrastructure, and Social Funds

Venture, Angel, Infrastructure, and Social Funds As the global economy recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, investment in Indian venture capitals and private equities too reached a record high, touching $77 billion in 2021. This was a significant 62% higher than 2020’s $47.5 billion. And as demand for digitising grew India’s start-up ecosystem recorded investments of […]

AIFs and the rise of India’s HNIs

AIFs and the rise of India’s HNIs Stocks, bonds, and cash are what experts might call convention investment categories. On the other hand, alternative investments include private equity, managed futures, art and antiques, venture capitals, commodities, and derivative contracts. Some may even extend the definition to include real estate.  More formally, alternative investment assets are […]

Classes of shares and why they matter

A listed company can go a step further and differentiate between its ordinary shares based on the level of voting rights it makes available to its shareholder. These differentiated categories are known as classes of shares – each class representing shares that come with pre-defined voting rights.  Companies choose to do this for an array […]

A retail investor’s guide on what are shares

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The financial year of 2021 in India saw a spurt in the number of retail investors, reaching 142 lakhs. After the pandemic-induced crash of 2020, the Sensex clocked in its record high at 62,245 and Nifty touched its peak of 18,604. In other words, Sensex and Nifty rallied 139.57% and 144.45% respectively after the crash […]