Small-town angel investing is not all it’s cracked up to be

India’s leading angel investment platforms are going all out to lure people from smaller cities to startup investing, despite the attendant risks and regulatory issues involved.

In the advertisement, the trophy label reads “1000% returns”. And the trophy itself appears in almost every frame. Now, when was the last time any investment gave you 1,000% returns?

The ad is a 30-second tale of a made-up, brilliant founder and her online learning startup. In just two years since its inception, the startup has successfully listed on the public markets and yielded multifold returns for its investors. And so can you, dear viewer. That is if you invest through the angel investing platform Inflection Point Ventures. The investors in the ad are also not the C-suite men you’d …


Anuj Suvarna

Anuj covered all things startups and venture capital at The Morning Context. Previously, he worked at VCCircle, where he covered healthcare and private equity. Anuj studied mass communication at the Manipal Institute of Communication and before journalism, he operated a bar in Udupi.