Category: Investment

What is “Quality of revenue”

Not all revenue is good (enough) revenue I start today a series of articles trying to elaborate on concepts that are less understood in the local market. Examples of such concepts are “quality of revenue”, “venture returns”, “vested interests”. Hope this will help founders be better prepared to close their rounds and investors better assess their…

Investment thesis: Infrastructure for innovation

The systemic “chicken and egg problem” in emerging markets and the role of a VC in building future ecosystems. The root of all evil Vicious cycles are endemic in emerging ecosystems — they are the byproduct of systemic deficiencies and make it difficult or even impossible for the emerging ecosystem to grow and develop. Example of…

Gut feeling

On risks versus uncertainty I’ve been on a panel recently and the moderator asked about how we assess risks when making an investment decision. Some of the other VCs in the panel gave technical explanations, talked about valuations and investment criteria. Of course, they were right. But I also think it’s about gut feeling. Matt…