In this episode, Vinay Bansal, Co-founder & CEO @Inflection Point Ventures (IPV), joins our host Digjay, to talk about the genesis of IPV, building a trust based platform for both founders & investors, funding startups from Seed to Series A/B and how IPV operates like an angel network while helping founders like VCs & PEs do.
Vinay is a finance professional with 20+ years of experience across Fortune 50 companies, private equity & startups. Last, he was Senior Advisor at TPG Global & before that CFO/CIO at Wildcraft India. He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and spent the first 14 years of his career in leadership positions across Financial Management & Manufacturing / Supply-chain sourcing functions at GE & Hindustan Unilever. You can connect with him here on Linkedin
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Show notes –
(01:30) Vinay’s background; About Inflection Point Ventures (IPV) – genesis & operating model
(06:45) Building a trust based ecosystem for both founders & investors; Onboarding ~3k investors on the platform
(09:42) Differentiating IPV from other angel investment platforms
(13:00) Selection criteria & lifecycle of a startup at IPV
(18:00) How IPV supports founders that do not end up raising funds through their platform?
(20:48) Funding startups from Seed to Series A/B; How IPV operates like an angel network while adding value to startups like VCs & PEs?
(27:20) Rapid fire and closing remarks