Payments

Startup Pitch Deck

Reading Time: 6 minutes Fundraising is an important part of any startup’s journey. I come across hundreds of startup pitches each year. A bunch of them really stand out, many more not so, and I felt it would be helpful to have a framework for creating a good pitch deck. This is not to say that this is the …

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TReDS platforms: new B2B payment supply chain frontier

Reading Time: 4 minutes MSME constitute around 1/3rd of Indian GDP, around 40% of overall exports, 45% of manufacturing output, generating around 70M employment opportunities in India. They are important partners in the value chain of large enterprises and MNCs. In a 2014 Firstbiz-Greyhound knowledge survey (sample size 540), biggest headwind faced by MSME is dearth of easy finance and …

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UPI – a Decacorn by 2025?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Few weeks ago, Whitehat Jr. in a landmark event for the Indian startup ecosystem got acquired by Byju’s for an all cash valuation of $300M. The Indian startup system is coming of age & we expect a lot more success stories coming in especially from Technology and related segments.  Any enterprise needs to be supported …

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Shift4: another acquirer coming public?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Shift4 is an integrated payment processing and technology solution provider in USA. It will trade as a public stock tomorrow. In this post, I am sharing some basic stats on the business, what I like and what I think is worth watching in coming years. Key data points: Founded in 1999 by Jared Isaacman at age 16 (biggest …

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