Amaya Venture

Fast becoming Europe's "Mr. India", Bundeep Singh Rangar co-founded IndusView Advisors with friends Manish Gupta and Rishi Sahai. Now, he is set to launch a $100 million plus Europe-India Investment Fund called Amaya Venture.

When will India build its first venture-funded billion dollar company ? Are investor expectations inflated ? How can European companies better exploit the India opportunity ? Mr. Rangar talks to InnovationBlog about Indian investment, politics, opportunity and growth.

 
 

- The motivation behind IndusView
- Background of co-founders Manish Gupta and Rishi Sahai
- Competing advisory firms in India
- How IndusView facilitates transactions
- How corporate alliances help Indus View
- What happened to your role in Ariadne Capital?
- Is IndusView biased towards a positive India story?

 

"We aim to facilitate the creation of wealth, through access to opportunity, capital and technology"

 

 

- How can UK and European companies take advantage of the India opportunity ?
- Can the UK government do more to help British companies investing in India ?
- Do you help Indian companies coming to Europe ?
- Is Europe less open to Indian outsourcing and investment than the United States ?

 

"It's not just about looking at India as an outsourcing base, but as a beachhead for expansion into a fast growing economy"


 

- Do rural development needs and coalition politics impact investor returns ?
- Does democracy and debate mean slower growth than China ?
- How would reservations and minority quotas impact the private sector ?
- How big is corruption, and is it being addressed ?
- Can IndusView advise government and influence policy in India ?

 

"You don't want to cubby-hole people on the basis of their background, you want to reward people on the basis of their competence"

 

 

- What are the objectives of the Amaya Venture Fund ?
- What stage of development is the fund at ?
- What type of investors do you have ?
- How big will the fund be ?
- What type of companies will the fund invest in ?

 

"We will make a third of our investment in early stage companies, and two-thirds in the growth stage"

 

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