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Your investment in Start-ups

Investing in a start-up is exciting

Know the risks

Business owners like you, think of diversifying after few years of running your business successfully.

Investing in a start-up can seem really attractive. Putting funds into a start-up can be quite risky, though, so it is important to consider the investment carefully.

Invest in a Start-Up

I am sure you have heard of start-up hub “Blk71″.

The start-up scene is indeed thriving in Singapore, with new companies beginning in start-up hub “Blk71” and accelerators, as well as in homes across the island.

Whether you hear about a start-up from a friend who has a great idea or an online portal, the opportunities are alluring.

More people than ever seem to be considering investing in a start-up.

One option for investing is simply to put money into a new business started by a friend, family member or…

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Banking is undergoing a change

There is a shift from huge branch network-dominated players to smart Internet or mobile platform-driven banking networks. The change is set to gather speed with the digital initiatives set in motion by the Government and the upsurge of start-ups. These start-ups will compete with banks’ digital initiatives for personal finance to capture the growing customer needs.

Amazon, one of the world’s largest e-retailers, has picked up stake in the Rs.375-crore funding round in online financial market place BankBazaar, a move that highlights the growing investor interest in this segment.

Surge in investments

Personal finance space is seeing a large chunk of entrepreneur interest for quite some time now. Very recently, Apnapaisa.com was acquired by Andromeda and RupeePower.com by Snapdeal. Policybazaar has raised $40 million in April this year.

Other players such as LoanStreet.in, a Mumbai-based loan disbursal platform, Scripbox and Money Wizards are riding high, as they find this market lucrative and filled with huge opportunities. Further, Snapdeal had signed an agreement with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). “This is going to economise an entirely untapped population for consumption of services and products,” says Vineet Jain, Co-Founder and CEO, LoanStreet.in, a one-year-old start-up. There have been a surge in investments in this space and a lot of portals have raised venture capital, says Mr. Naresh Daga, CEO, Apnapaisa.com

Online Lending portals are right now divided into two categories

Alternate lending players such as Lending Kart, Faircent, NeoGrowth, etc.
Market places such as BankBazaar.com and LoanStreet.in. and RupeePower

Major disruption in loan market…

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