Valuation Reset: Who are the gainers and losers?

by Sandeep Kumar

VC funding sky-rocketed in 2021 with over $643 Bn going into global venture investment. However, the good times do not seem to continue in 2022. After the hyped market in 2021, VCs are now renegotiating their deals. Whether this is a minor correction or has long term impact is a thing to see, till then startups are being advised to use their cash wisely.
Read this article to understand the different reasons for the decline in valuations and the kind of impact it could have on investors and startups.

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Reinvention of Sharing Economy Companies — Changing Perspective to Thrive through Covid Crisis

by Sandeep Kumar

A sharing economy is a form of the new economic model that focuses on the peer-to-peer exchange of goods and services to increase the efficiency of underutilized resources. The phrase “sharing economy” began to be used to refer exclusively to enterprises of this sort. Couchsurfing, Airbnb, Uber, and its peers, which are developing as a result of significant shifts in consumer habits, have overturned whole industries with their so-called “creative disruption” in the span of only a few years.

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Upcoming Indian Unicorns: Healthcare Startups that are Showing Potential to Achieve Greater Valuation

by Sandeep Kumar

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a havoc across the world. In times like these people have realised the importance of health. As a result of the pandemic, the healthcare sector in India has witnessed a boost, especially in its digital transformation. Indian healthcare startups have attracted more funding than ever, over the last year. Earlier this year, Pharmeasy became a unicorn, bagging a valuation close to$1.5 Bn.

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Understanding ESOP Taxation and How it Impacts You as an ESOP Holder

by Sandeep Kumar

Most employees are not even aware of how taxes impact the overall ESOP exercise cost and let their options remain unexercised for long periods of time, letting tax obligations rise steeply. We have seen situations with early-stage employees where the tax obligation was 3–4X exercise price because of a sharp rise in startup valuations.

Torre Capital’s ESOP financing program helps make ESOP funding and exercising a painless process and reduces your tax obligations manifold. We have covered a few countries in this article as ESOP taxation is different in every country.

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Why are High-Growth Companies Staying Private for Longer?

by Sandeep Kumar

In the recent times, the pre-IPO market has emerged as an attractive alternative class for investors as they allow them to reap out the maximum benefits before the company goes public. While the pre-IPO market is considered to be a good opportunity for providing early access to huge potential gains, it may have some liquidity constraint. However, the pre-IPO secondary market allows the founders, early employees, and investors to receive liquidity much sooner in a company’s life cycle.

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Upcoming Indian Unicorns: Fintech Companies that are racing to join the Unicorn Club

by Sandeep Kumar

Over the past four years, the Indian startup ecosystem has evolved by leaps and bounds, from 35,000 businesses in 2016 to over 55,000 startups in 2020, with over $50 Bn received in reported funding rounds. In the year 2021, unicorns have emerged in India as a result of the fast growth due to rising use of digital services and goods by individuals and companies.
In our Upcoming Indian Unicorns Series, we bring to you the lesser known but fast growing fintech startups that have the potential to reach over $1 Bn valuation in the coming years.

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Understanding how the pandemic has fueled the growth of the Secondaries Market

by Sandeep Kumar

Market downturns have historically had a short-term impact on secondary markets. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about an evolution in the financial world and a similar change has been witnessed in the private equity secondary market. Through this article we will understand how the secondaries performance has fuelled post the onset of pandemic.

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The state of European Fintech and with the explosive growth and maturity, who are here to stay?

by Sandeep Kumar

From payment processing to insurance and wealth management, the digitization of the financial services has led to a massive growth of the fintech market all across the world.
We believe the current boom of the fintech market in Europe is to continue. This is evident from the significant growth in the VC funding in recent years, with the overall funding round size average increasing by over 100% compared to three years ago. Investors are expected to gain huge returns from the growing valuations. Read more to find out how?

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Security Tokens: The next big trend which will revolutionize the Private Markets

by Sandeep Kumar

With the total Security Token market crossing $1 Bn in total volumes in July 2021, the discussion around how security tokens can transform and enable access to otherwise inaccessible private markets has been growing. Owing to the outstanding benefits, there has been increasing adoption of STO in both public and private markets, so much so that some expect it to even outperform the traditional markets in the next 5–10 years.

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Reinventing meat and cultivated proteins: Gauging the investor’s interest through sustainable investment products

by Sandeep Kumar

The popularity of alternative meat products from Beyond Meat, impossible Foods, Memphis Meats, and others, has sparked a flurry of investment in this nascent business. Even though widespread adoption may be several years away, improving consumer sentiment, together with increased demand for more sustainable food choices, will undoubtedly boost investment in grown protein products.

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Why the crypto industry needs regulation and will it then become safer?

by Sandeep Kumar

Presently, the global cryptocurrency market has hit the $2 Tn mark as of August 2021, and the market is only growing with more awareness and acceptability. However, due to its decentralization property the market comes with a lot of disconnect with the regulations. Read more to find out whether regulations can make the crypto markets more safe?

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