What are the key things which an investor looks into a venture -
1. Is it idea?
2. Is it execution capability?
3. Is it target market or
4. Is it business Plan.
and what is the weight of each items (though its very subjective).
As far as Indian investors are concerned they are interested in ideas which can earn them high revenues in least amount of time which in turn means that they are not even interested in investing in start ups which are just break even. They just prefer later-stage companies. This approach is fueled more due to the Indian policies for IPOs and fund investment horizon etc.
Scalability and exit strategy.
What are some strong skillsets that startups look for in a new college graduate?
There are many hurdle in a startup i.e. finance, skill, strength of idea, hiring key people. But want to know the opinion about which is the biggest hurdle in the start-up proceeding.
There are many ways to value a firm I.e. EBDITA multiple, DCF, sales multiple. But in all the above cases company requires revenue which is not there in a start-up company. Want to know opinion of people about valuation method of valueing a startup firm.
USA, Israel or part of Europe has a good eco system and generated wonderful organizations. But the Indian start-up eco-system is still very much service centric what are the main reason why it is still in very infant stage and not growing very fast.