1 hr 22 min

Abhishek Goenka (RPSG Capital Ventures) | Investing In Early-Stage Consumer Brands In India The Desi VC: Indian Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startups | VC

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Abhishek Goenka is the Head & CIO at RPSG Capital Ventures, a corporate venture fund backed by the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. The fund primarily invests in early-stage consumer brands in India including F&B, CPG, personal care and lifestyle goods. Abhishek brings two decades of experience across investments and M&A having spent time being part of the investments team at True North and JP Morgan. He is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst by qualification. 
In this episode, we will cover:
1. Lessons learned over the last two years investing in India (3:53)
2. How does RPSG Capital Ventures plan to invest in the second half of the year? (12:46)
3. What aspect of the Indian consumer story drew Abhishek in? (20:33)
4. Addressing and tackling the middle India opportunity (26:26)
5. What factors does RSPG Capital Ventures consider when investing in startups in the early stages? (32:40)
6. Tips for constructing your cap-table (44:30)
7. Advice for today's entrepreneurs and those who will start businesses tomorrow (51:20)
8. Where will RSPG invest in the coming year? (56:48)

Abhishek Goenka is the Head & CIO at RPSG Capital Ventures, a corporate venture fund backed by the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. The fund primarily invests in early-stage consumer brands in India including F&B, CPG, personal care and lifestyle goods. Abhishek brings two decades of experience across investments and M&A having spent time being part of the investments team at True North and JP Morgan. He is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst by qualification. 
In this episode, we will cover:
1. Lessons learned over the last two years investing in India (3:53)
2. How does RPSG Capital Ventures plan to invest in the second half of the year? (12:46)
3. What aspect of the Indian consumer story drew Abhishek in? (20:33)
4. Addressing and tackling the middle India opportunity (26:26)
5. What factors does RSPG Capital Ventures consider when investing in startups in the early stages? (32:40)
6. Tips for constructing your cap-table (44:30)
7. Advice for today's entrepreneurs and those who will start businesses tomorrow (51:20)
8. Where will RSPG invest in the coming year? (56:48)

1 hr 22 min