Funds In The Driver’s Seat @BWorldOnline

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Garnering funds is not difficult for Indian companies. Retaining ownership of companies is. Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds are only too happy to come on board, but they like to secure their exit route as they invest. As a result, they are increasingly getting involved in the operations of their portfolio companies, especially e-commerce companies and startups. Some are even taking control of the management of investee companies in order to prepare them for exits as in today’s environment investing is easy but cashing out profitably is not.

“Many of the funds are focused on letting the entrepreneurs stick to their core vision, which is technology,” says Sanchit Vir Gogia, CEO of Greyhound Research.

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