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Letter to Angels

YourNest Letter to the Angel Investors (Quarterly Report – Dec’31, 2016)
Letter from the CEO (Half-yearly Report – Sep’30, 2016)
Letter from the CEO (Annual Report – Mar’31, 2016)
Letter from the CEO & Fund Manager (Quarterly Report - Dec'31, 2015)
Ease of Doing Business – Setting up and Managing a Venture Capital Fund made easy (Nov'30, 2015)
Letter from the CEO & Fund Manager (Half-Yearly Report - Sep'30, 2015)
Letter from the CEO & Fund Manager (Annual Report - Mar'31, 2015)
Letter from the CEO & Fund Manager (Quarterly Report - Dec'31, 2014)
Letter from the CEO & Fund Manager (Half-Yearly Report - Sep'30, 2014)
Letter from the CEO & Fund Manager (Annual Report - Mar'31, 2014)
Letter from the CEO & Fund Manager (Quarterly Report - Dec'31, 2013)
Letter from the CEO & Fund Manager (Half-Yearly Report - Sep'30, 2013)
Letter from the CEO & Fund Manager (Annual Report - Mar'31, 2013)
Letter from the CEO & Fund Manager (Quarterly Report - Dec'31, 2012)
Letter from the CEO & Fund Manager (Half-Yearly Report - Sep'30, 2012)
Letter from the CEO & Fund Manager (Annual Report - Mar'31, 2012)
Letter from the CEO & Fund Manager (Annual Report - Mar'31, 2011)

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Investment Thesis

INR 300 Crores (USD 45 Million) VC Fund focused on early stage (Pre-series A) opportunities:

  • Leveraging Disruptive Technologies & Business Models
  • Capitalising on Ubiquity of Connected Devices & Changing Consumptions Patterns
  • Focused on Highly Profitable B2B and B2B2C businesses
  • Flexibility of Long Investment holding period for higher returns (Jan’17-Dec’26)

Disruptive Technology Focus:

  • Mobile internet
  • Digital payment
  • Verifiable digital identity
  • Automation of knowledge work
  • Enterprise SaaS
  • Evolving electronic system design
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Advanced Robotics

Investment Approach

Our approach towards investing is three-pronged. It focuses on delivering superior returns, mitigating risks and executing healthy exits.

Delivering Superior Returns
Mitigating Risk
Executing Healthy Exits

Fund Structure

  • The fund is a SEBI registered category 1, AIF (IN/AIF1/16-17/0267) dated October 13, 2016.
  • Vistra ITCL (India) Limited is the Trustees to YourNest India VC Fund.
  • Deloitte Haskins & Sells is the Statutory Auditors of YourNest India VC Fund II.
  • Orbis Financial Corporation acts as the Custodians of the Fund.
  • PwC act as the Tax & Regulatory Advisors of the Fund.
  • Fund Size planned at Rs. 300 crores.
  • YourNest Capital Advisors P Ltd is the sponsor to the fund committed Rs.5 crores.
  • Investment or Commitment period is 24 months from the date of initial closing.
  • Life of the fund is 7 years from the date of final closing.
  • Minimum Capital Commitment of Rs. 1 Crore.
  • Initial drawdown is 15% of capital commitment.
  • Management Fees – 2% per annum.
  • Hurdle Rate – 12% per annum.

FAQs

Disclaimer: This is an Investor education initiative by YourNest. For specific information on related laws, rules, regulations, guidelines and directives framed there under, please refer and study details on the website of SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India), The Companies Act’2013 (Ministry of Corporate Affairs), The Income Tax Act’1961, RBI (Reserve Bank of India), Press notes of Ministry of Finance (MoF) & the Ministry of Commerce (MoC).

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