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The Post COVID-19 Recovery Will Take Some Time: InnoVen Capital’s Ashish Sharma

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Startups have been at the heart of venture capital (VC) funding for the past few years, and expectations were high at the start of 2020 but the entrepreneurial and investment ecosystem has not been spared by the coronavirus pandemic. In recent years, despite an environment of uncertainty and political-economic tension, great progress has been made in the venture capital space.

Startups in particularly hard-hit industries have found themselves at risk in these uncertain times as sales have softened and private fundraisings have proved more challenging. Founders had to look hard at their businesses, including their cash runways, forecasts, capex and assumptions, in order to weather the storm.

InnoVen Capital’s managing director and chief executive officer Ashish Sharma talked to Entrepreneur India and discussed how startups are

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CIG Capital’s Charles D. Carey on the lending-based revolution of project finance || FinTech Magazine

NORWICH, England, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The financial services landscape is changing rapidly, and, in these turbulent times, investment companies can be inclined to focus solely on the bottom line.

However, in our lead story, Charles D. Carey, serial entrepreneur and Managing Partner of CIG Capital, reminds us that investment is about more than just money and describes why funding desperately needs to modernise.

“In terms of modernisation, investors need to change the way they address funding. I’m an entrepreneur: I love to teach and provide a message that will solve problems,” he says. “Finance is just a tool, and, although it’s an important tool, you don’t need to be an expert. All you need to know is, ‘What’s the money going to do’ and ‘How’s it going to come back to us in a return’. That’s the most important part.” In essence, CIG Capital’s approach emphasises

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