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Technology Entrepreneurship in India - Teams
Technology Entrepreneurship in India - Generating Revenue
Technology Entrepreneurship in India - Raising Capital
Equities, ETFs, F&O
Oct 2011: Equity Risk Premium for India
Jun 2011: Investing in Indian equities
Technology Enterprises in India
Nov 2010: Technology investment in India - WATER
Aug 2010: Technology enterprises in India - 3 avatars
Risk Capital for MSMEs
Mar 2010: Risk mitigation for investors in MSMEs
Mar 2010: Why don't (Indian) MSMEs get risk capital?
Feb 2010: Angel investing - Will it work for Indian MSMEs?
Feb 2010: What's so special about innovative MSMEs?
Feb 2010: Where do Indian/NRI (V)HNIs invest?
Feb 2010: Funding options for innovative MSMEs in India
Jan 2010: Innovative MSMEs in India
Your industry's value chain
(Last revised Apr-2012, Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org)
A value chain depicts where/how your venture is positioned in the context of your industry and market. This qualitative picture includes an indication of how critical each stage in the value chain is, examples of companies in each stage, your direct competitors, and 2 - 3 options where your venture might position itself.
Ideally, a value chain should also quantify the value added at each stage, using metrics such as:
The business model of a young technology venture is dynamic; thus its relevant value chain needs to be regularly updated / modified.