| Log in

Sanjay Mehta on investment preferences and startup ideas he won’t fund

06 January, 2016

Sanjay Mehta, a serial entrepreneur-turned-investor, gets nearly 200 startup investment proposals every month. The early-stage investor has backed about 40 startups, either in his personal capacity or through various angel networks.

“Startup investments allow investors to move the needle and make a meaningful contribution to the venture, unlike other asset classes (equities, gold, etc.) where you have to wait and watch how the market reacts,” Mehta told Techcircle.in.

Mehta says he will explore investments in early-stage ventures that specialise in big data, marketing automation, productivity enhancement, location services, quick services restaurants and medical devices. He lists marketplaces, e-commerce platforms and home services ventures among the 15 startup segments he would refrain from funding.

Mehta’s portfolio includes names such as Zippr Smart Address, AllizHealth, Prettysecrets.com, and Poncho (Box8.in). He is a member of Indian Angel Network, Mumbai Angels, Venture Nursery, B2B1K Ventures and CIO Angel Network. Mehta last invested in Bangalore-based Green Enabled IT Solutions Pvt Ltd, which operates IT reverse logistics startup Blubirch.

As an entrepreneur, his most recent venture was MAIA Intelligence. Last year, its business was recently sold to publicly-listed Datamatics Global Services.


Leave Your Comment
Exclusive: Instant content transfer app Plick.it raises angel funding

Exclusive: Instant content transfer app Plick.it raises angel funding

Priya Prasad 2 years ago
New Age Networks Pvt Ltd, which runs instant content transfer app Plick.it, has...
GSF appoints Nishkaam Mehta & Sanjay Jain as its new venture partners

GSF appoints Nishkaam Mehta & Sanjay Jain as its new venture partners

Anand Rai 3 years ago
GSF Accelerator, a startup accelerator programme launched by former Reliance...
Entrepreneurs should not divest over 30% in seed funding round; beware of ‘dumb money’

Entrepreneurs should not divest over 30% in seed funding round; beware of ‘dumb money’

Sanjay Mehta 2 years ago
Today’s entrepreneurs, especially the ones in the technology space, are very...
No Comments

Sanjay Mehta on investment preferences and startup ideas he won’t fund

Powered by WordPress.com VIP