VentureFund
A Social Online Platform for great Ideas and Start-ups

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"Indian Founders Don't Think Scale," says Paul Shoker, VentureFund

"When I was an entrepreneur myself, I found it very difficult to find someone who could give me advice on my idea, someone who could mentor me and tell me if my idea was good enough to get me an investment. But, it is not just about raising money, it is more about what I need to do once I get that money – what kind of team do I need to recruit, how do I raise my barrier to entry, a lot of...

Angels come in different forms

As the startup fever in India rises, a strong eco-system is emerging to bolster it. This includes angel investors and other support systems, and these are appearing in a variety of different forms. Shilpa Phadnis takes a look at some of them...

How web-based startups like Venturefund.com are connecting local entrepreneurs with angel investors and venture capital firms

Matchmaking sites have long been common in India, successfully bringing together tens of thousands of individuals into happy matrimony. Now, a bunch of internet firms is attempting to do the same in the entrepreneurial realm. Drawing inspiration from the runaway success of Internet funding platforms in Silcon Valley, a clutch of four new webbased startups are using technology to connect cash-starved local entrepreneurs with angel investors and venture capital firms...

"Good investors do not take majority stake as they feel, value comes from the founders", Paul Shoker, Founder, VentureFund.com

With global experience of more than two decades across continents, Paul landed up in India in 2005. Feeling the buzz and opportunity he joined the bandwagon by founding BenefitPLUS. He is also on the Board of Koovs.com and PrivateSales.com and recently started VentureFund.com, a global mentoring and funding platform. Iamwire interacted with Paul to learn more from his experiences and ideas. Here are the excerpts of the interaction...

Paul Shoker launches VentureFund.com; site ties-up with Amazon.com

NEW DELHI: Entrepreneurs of budding start-ups can heave a sigh of relief in their hunt for investors with the launch of VentureFund.com, a global online platform for start-ups and angel investors. The online portal was unveiled today with the aim of bringing the two communities closer, where the former would post a summary of their ideas to seek funds on the portal and reach out to angel investors globally...

The CrunchBase profile VentureFund is now accessible http://www.crunchbase.com/company/venturefund

Venture Fund is a global online Mentoring and Funding platform for great ideas and start up communities. Venture Fund's primary objective is to mentor and fund quality ideas and start ups by introducing them to qualified investors from around the world...

Matchmaking of a different kind: FirstPost

Now we have another portal for matchmaking! But this time, there is no promise of finding the right life partner. The promise is to find the right investors or to see it from another point, the right business for investing...

1st online angel funding gets huge response: Decan Herald

India’s first online platform for angel investments in startups — venturefund.com, received huge response in the first two hours after it went live on Friday...

Angel investors launch first online platform for start-ups: Business Standard

Here's some good news for start-ups. With a goal to connect entrepreneurs with investors, a group of angel investors, including Google India Managing Director Rajan Anandan, has come together to launch an online platform — VentureFund.com — with an initial corpus of $100 million...

Venture Fund sets up global platform to connect startups, mentors & angel investors: Techcircle.in

VentureFund, an online mentoring and funding platform, has launched a global platform to help startups and innovators connect with mentors and investors...

Angel investors launch first online platform for start-ups: SmartInvestor.in

Here's some good news for start-ups. With a goal to connect entrepreneurs with investors, a group of angel investors, including Google India Managing Director Rajan Anandan, has come together to launch an online platform — VentureFund.com...

Group of angel investors launch online mentoring and funding platform: IndiaDigitalReview

A group of angel investors, including Google India Managing Director Rajan Anandan, has come together to launch an online mentoring and funding platform VentureFund.com, with an initial corpus of $100 million. The founding team members...

The new kid in the block connecting startups and angel investors: Pluggd.in

VentureFund is a newly launched online platform for great ideas and start up communities connecting entrepreneurs to investors. The founding team of VentureFund include Lord Alli, Co Founder & Chairman of asos.com; Ashok Kurien, Founder and Board Director of Zee TV, Sun TV and Playwin and Rajan Anandan one of India’s most active angel investor...