Aniruddha Malpani
Aniruddha Malpani Aniruddha is Director at Solidarity Investment Advisors
  • The Musings Of An Indian Angel Investor – Learning On The Job The Indian startup ecosystem is an exciting one, and I’ve learned a lot during my journey over the last few years as an angel investor. The space is evolving and so am I. I’ve made a lot of mistakes, and hopefully am getting smarter year on year. What I try to do in some of […] 5 min read March 24, 2017
  • Will Fintech Startups Disrupt Banks? Fintech has become a buzzword today, and lots of investors are happy to invest in startups which promise to disrupt the traditional banking industry. Lots of entrepreneurs want to get into space as well because it’s hot. After all, the great thing about handling money is that any time money flows through your channel, some […] 6 min read March 22, 2017
  • Why Entrepreneurs Need To Do A Premortem Before They Start Up Most entrepreneurs are in love with their business plan. They are convinced that what they’re doing will be so profitable that they fail to think about what can go wrong. This can be tragic, especially when you factor the time and energy which they have invested in a company which is doomed to fail, simply […] 4 min read March 20, 2017
  • Why Emotional Maturity Is Vital For Founders All entrepreneurs understand that they have to slog hard in order to succeed. They are willing to put in the sweat, toil, and tears and burn the midnight oil so that their startup can take off. However, they often underestimate the difficulty they’re going to have with managing their emotions during their startup journey. Running […] 4 min read March 19, 2017
  • Using Artificial Intelligence To Generate Alpha There’s a lot of controversy about whether it’s possible for an active investor to outperform the market. Proponents of the efficient market hypothesis believe that passive index funds are the best option, and that trying to pick stocks is a mug’s game which is doomed to fail. While I agree that it’s not possible to […] 8 min read March 17, 2017
  • Startups, Do Not Portray VCs As Villains! Lots of entrepreneurs love painting VCs as villains. VCs have become the favourite whipping boys in the startup ecosystem because they have poured money into companies which have spectacularly blown up. These VC-funded businesses have ended up burning a lot of cash without creating any profit or value. It’s very easy to be an armchair […] 4 min read March 14, 2017
  • Using People Analytics To Become An Efficient Learning Organisation Given the fact that technology is changing so rapidly, all organisations understand the importance of investing in continual learning, so that they can remain on the cutting edge. Now it’s all very well to talk about the importance of being a learning organisation, but how do you actually measure the learning of your employees? This can […] 8 min read March 10, 2017
  • The Problem With Being Right For The Wrong Reasons All of us are very happy to take credit for our successes. When we are young, we believe we deserve these, because we attribute them to our intelligence and the hard work which we have put in. However, as we get older and more mature, we see that lots of people who are much smarter […] 4 min read March 8, 2017
  • The One Comic Book Every Entrepreneur Should Read I’m a big believer in the idea that reading provides founders and investors with an invaluable competitive edge. It’s a great source of insights, especially in the startup space, which changes all the time. Every startup needs to become a learning organisation, and books are a great source of both acquiring wisdom as well as sharing […] 3 min read March 4, 2017
  • When Founders Fight There are many reasons why startups fail. They could run out of money, their product may not function properly, the competition may whip them, or they are not able to find paying customers – it’s a long list! However, one of the commonest reasons for a startup going belly up is the conflict between founders. Unfortunately, this […] 7 min read March 3, 2017
  • Why I Prefer Funding The Mature Down To Earth Founder The mental image most of us have of a successful entrepreneur is Steve Jobs – an eccentric who was deeply passionate about what he cared about; and extremely idiosyncratic. He was able to do things which everyone else thought was impossible and we have started believing that these are the mystical ingredients which every founder needs. […] 4 min read February 27, 2017
  • The Wrong Reasons To Become An Angel Investor Angel investing has become very trendy in India. The Times of India publishes a page on the startup ecosystem every week , and the media never tires of praising the unicorns who have created fabulous riches for their founders and investors. This is why so many high-net-worth individuals want to become angels. This is a […] 4 min read February 26, 2017
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