Helping Founders Raise Funding For Startups
If any human being finds full expression of who he is, always, he will find success. Tushar Kansal (Founder & CEO, Kansaltancy Ventures)
Tushar Kansal is the founder and CEO of Kansaltancy Ventures. He is an accomplished professional with experience spanning multiple sectors from Venture Capital (Brand Cap), Big 4 Consulting (Deloitte & Touche), LSE-listed Sistema’s India unit (MTS India) to CFO of Guggenheim Partners-owned company (DLI). He is the Mentor and Judge at the Entrepreneurship cell of IIT-Mumbai, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Chennai, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-ISM-Dhanbad & such marquee institutions. Tushar has expertise in Financial & Business Advisory, Fundraising & creation of docs/collaterals for VC Funding.
Tushar is a Venture Advisor with Loyal VC, the INSEAD-led Canadian VC Fund, having a core portfolio of over 160 investments in more than 35 countries. He is also a partner with GSD Venture Studios, a Silicon-valley based Venture Builder.
Over the years, Tushar has arranged funding for startups & growth-stage companies in diverse sectors like EdTech, FinTech, Consumer B2C, B2B & D2C, AgriTech, Disruptive & DeepTech as well as non-tech sectors.
His expert opinion is often sought by leading business news channels and publications like CNN-News18, VCTV, Business World, Business & Economy, Qrius, and Digital Market Asia.
ABOUT KANSALTANCY VENTURES
Kansaltancy Ventures is an investment management and advisory firm into Equity fundraising, fundraising for VC Funds, Debt, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Its verticals are:
- Funding: Equity & Structured Debt Planning & Pitching to Investors
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Pitch Deck Preparations & Presentations
- Business Plans & Project Plans Preparations
- StartUps & Growth Strategies & Planning
- Go-To-Market & Digital Marketing Strategies
- Financial Strategic Planning & Analysis
- Strategic Planning & Execution Advisory
- Business Valuations Advisory
As an independent growth delivery firm, Kansaltancy Ventures can access many different funding options so that the customer can get the right funding and services. The company also assists startups and growth-stage companies with equity fundraising, debt, mergers and acquisitions, and mentoring. It also helps in getting business for the startups.
A large part of Tushar’s work at Kansaltancy Ventures is doing webinars and helping founders and team members of aspiring startups, reach their goals.
FUNDING SCENARIO IN INDIA
According to Tushar, “India’s startup domain is poised to gain further momentum after the unprecedented funding boom created 20 unicorns or private firms valued at $1 billion or more, this year.”
He further adds, “By 2025, the Indian startup ecosystem is set to witness three-fold growth in valuation and a substantial rise in the number of Unicorns, which currently stands at 59, according to a report by early-stage venture capital fund 3one4 Capital.”
According to the report, the number of startups will jump to 100,000 in 2025 from about 55,000 currently. They will attract investment of a whopping $100 billion between 2021 and 2025, employ 3.25 million people and become the second-largest ecosystem in the world after the United States.
ADVICE FOR YOUNGSTERS
Tushar advises all the youngsters to follow these mantras:
- Always reskill, upskill, and stay relevant to developing trends in the work area all the time.
- Interact with good human beings who are also specialists in their fields. Attend webinars on specialization topics, go meet people and develop mentors in your field.
- Don’t run after degrees and certificates.
- Focus on a field and master it completely and develop core competence.
- Don’t run after money, let it come after you.
- No ambition is small. Each person is unique and is God’s own creation
ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS LOOKING FOR FUNDING
Tushar explains all the factors that a founder of a company should keep in mind who are looking for equity funding. He says, “The foremost factor for a founder or a teammate who is looking for equity funding is to have an internet presence or Google presence. Anybody who searches your name or your company’s name on Google, the first 10 and 20 results should give the person a good idea about what you do, why you do, and what is your passion. For that, you need to write a lot, blog a lot – you can write a blog on medium.com or you can upload your videos on YouTube or you can have some speaking engagements. Some websites can also cover your work area and profile.”
Tushar also mentions another significant piece of advice and says, “Founders need to establish good relationships with selected investors and the founders of the investee companies of these investors.”
He also advises entrepreneurs to go to events so that they can ask questions and engage with investors on LinkedIn. And once entrepreneurs build a connection with the investors, they can ask them about their investment thesis and in most of the cases, the investment thesis is given on the website of the investors. He suggests, “The best way of approaching these investors is through the founders of their investee companies.”