Strong Follow-On Deals Have These Features
By Adam Sharp on October 26, 2021
When I first got into startup investing, I was mostly investing in early-stage deals. Valuations usually fell between $3 million-to-$10 million (with a few exceptions of around $40 million). I was focused on trying to find the potential big winners as early as I could. And I definitely got a few winners — Density.io, Cabify, FabFitFun, Deel, etc.
Investing in Indian Startups
By Adam Sharp on October 5, 2021
Indian startups are booming. The country’s middle class is growing rapidly, the population is technologically savvy and the economy is doing well. Unfortunately, I have only one Indian startup in my portfolio. But it’s a banger. The company is ClearTax, and it is killing it. ClearTax…
Top Tips From Six Years of Startup Investing
By Adam Sharp on March 9, 2021
I’ve now been investing in startups for more than six years. And it’s taken that long to prove concretely that what I’m doing is working. This is the frustrating — yet rewarding — truth of startup investing. It takes a very long time to see results.
The Hottest Sector in Venture Capital
By Adam Sharp on September 22, 2020
Generally speaking, I don’t believe that online startup investors should have a set-in-stone investment thesis. Since deals come to us, we have to invest in the most attractive ones that come along. If we stick to a certain industry or category, we screen out potentially good…