Investment Lessons

Investment Lesson

What type of tree you wish to plant?

I have seen multiple investors who wish a very rapid investment return from innovation. This  is simply not possible as innovation needs acceptance and then it grows.

So what really happened was all who stopped thinking of innovation, invested in copy-cat models and some got huge returns, many failed and then the investors cribbed that the startup ecosystem is not conductive enough.

What happened to the fruits (startups)

They were never ripe fruits in first place, it was like selling a half ripe fruit like GRAPE to someone and obviously you will have bitter taste. you failed to realize GRAPE VINE itself takes 2 years for yielding fruits.  Analyze the costs yourselves and Investors will realize themselves where we are failing.  We should not invest in startups but invest in STOCK if you want things to happen too soon.

That GRAPE vine will yield minimum 30 years, if maintained properly.

What happened to the individuals who invested maybe in something like a MANGO tree (UNICORNS)

They had that patience for minimum 8 years, to collectively grow it, without any greed to exit and results are there for everyone.

Love Soul

Life is a journey where body undergoes transformation. Soul  in us is ageless, a supreme power to guide, motivate and influence you. So if someone loves your soul and guides you, be blessed.

Angels are meant to bless individuals and move them ahead in life.  All angel investors here hopefully love the soul of the startups in which they invest, and keep the body alive for meaningful work to build strong foundation companies.

 

Start the accelerator……

Start the accelerator… Joe…

Joe ”what is it?’

Mary ”nothing much.. just batches .. identify entrepreneurs.. match investor requirements and get going”

Joe ”common.. this is not the way.. entrepreneurs get groomed”

Mary ”common.. half of buddies like you have those neat business canvas model strewn and discussed”

Joe ”we have made it like a school curriculum.. structured syllabus and so on…. real entrepreneurs are one who never attended any of these”

Mary ”PASSION was initiated way back right.. 2 decades earlier.. and then.. what happened..  no investors.. nothing…”

Joe ”look at its impact… 1000 plus mentors.. 1000 plus startups..  98 country viewership… an evolving framework… and yes over 200 plus individuals willing to raise funds too”

Mary ”what about investors?”

Joe ”common.. do we really need them… if they exist.. they will invest on startups.. and even if they do not.. we anyways teach startups to sell their products”

 

Lord Ganesha – 2017

Lord Ganesha returns back to India and finds a huge change in way of thinking within span of 1 year..

 

Few years back, the construction in rural areas were happening in pockets, full swing but then with Aadhar and linking everything to Aadhar, the tile industry, cement.. every where a slump..

The CAs are working hard to file returns per month and at grass root levels, it is taxation hitting all round..

The positive strengths of demonetization and GST is that discipline process has just begun..

But the Lord is also sad that a big disparity between HAVES and HAVE NOTS have come in..    A message loud and clear that offshoring will face challenge not because of US focuses on their own unemployment issues but because of skill development..

Lord is surprised that education has become unaffordable for many and though government keeps having multiple skill development initiatives, where is the zeal to teach?

Multiple entrepreneurship initiatives have been undertaken, but the struggle to get investors continue.

All hope miraculously that Lord will solve the problem one day..

Lord Ganesha is happy that the same zeal, enthusiasm continues and the respect too exists for him as always, and as always hopes that education system may get more innovative and reach out at all villages of country and hopes individuals begin improving self further through self-discipline, modest consumption pattern and think of more savings for better future of their kids and next generation.

Lord Ganesha is the same.. Loving, Giving, Forgiving and Kind and wants similar compassion built in all.

 

failed ventures

failed ventures are ones which has issues around cash flows, entrepreneur, conflicts and multiple reasons could exist for same.

Donald has a penchant to take over failed ventures and turn it around…  he has his latest call for all failed ventures..

Amy ”this is serious disruptive.. from where you got this idea”

Donald ”PASSION FRAMEWORK… one of its research is on not why ventures fail but to understand what it will take to bring it to success”

Amy ”cool”

Donald ”i had experienced huge failure in life.. almost bankrupt but with few of my sites.. with no taker.. and then in 2015.. i saw this blog PASSION FRAMEWORK.. and got into retrospect and felt from the multiple sites i created.. somewhere or other it failed due to either PROBING or INNOVATING or SCOPING or SETTING or OWNING or NURTURING or ACTING dimensions..

Now what it taught me is to identify a fresh face to the grave yard duck (the site built) and bring a fresh operational perspective.. and soon one of my site started gaining traffic”

Amy ”so what next?”

Donald ”just spreading this messsage to all.. that failed ventures with fresh perspective can also make a turnaround”

Startups Graveyard

Hari ‘this is going to be a disaster.. Investments not coming in.. let us close the startup’

Nancy ‘common.. not 1 more still in graveyard’

Hari ‘I think the biggest mistake we did was to not evolve a paying model during boot strap itself’

Nancy ‘every year so many startups shutting down,.. and with it the numerous dreams buried with it’

Hari ‘Not sure.. again will begin searching job’

Nancy ‘hey..you are an entrepreneur right.. startup something again… didn’t you know that even after a person expires, it will reborn again.. so just step up.. do not get worried about the graveyard