Author Archives: Loknath Das

Small Business Favorite GetResponse Announces $30M Investment in U.S.

A direct marketing platform already very popular among U.S. small businesses is expanding its business domestically with a huge new investment. GetResponse, the European-based online marketing platform, is increasing its U.S. operations with a big investment and a new Boston office to better serve American small businesses. GetResponse Opens an Office in Boston, First in US Over the next two years, ... Read More »

Are Accelerator Funds a Better Way for Angels to Invest?

I have been thinking a lot lately about the best way for angels interested in making pre-seed stage investments to put money into start-up companies. I’ve come to the conclusion that investing in accelerator funds is better than joining an angel group. Angel groups are investor collectives that pool funds and management. Back in 1994, when the first angel group ... Read More »

Is Your Angel Investor Playing Power Ball or Money Ball?

Sophisticated investors in high potential start-up companies generally take one of two approaches to angel investing, which I call “power ball” and “money ball”. Either of these approaches can yield high financial returns, but their success requires angels to stick to the rules of the game they are playing. Investors do poorly when they confound the two games. Types of ... Read More »

Should Small Business Owners Invest in Real Estate? 5 Motivating Factors

Small business owners usually have a lot on their plates, trying to scale their enterprise, manage their employees, and maintain a grip on cash flow all at the same time. But being ambitious means always seeking new opportunities. If you’re interested in building wealth and establishing a more secure financial future for yourself, you’ll need to consider investing in more than just your ... Read More »

How Pre-Seed Stage Financing is Changing

In recent years, further declines in the cost of bringing new software products to market has continued to alter the world of financing early stage software companies in three fundamental ways: First, pre-seed stage valuations have fallen, even though later stage valuations have risen. Second, pre-seed stage investors have shifted the focus of their evaluation of companies from potential to ... Read More »

39% of Small Businesses Get a Return On Investment From Social Media

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of small business owners are seeing a return on investment from social media.  That is according to a recent survey by Manta, released just last week. Manta, an online small business community, surveyed more than 1,200 of its members to generate its quarterly Small Business Wellness Index, where these findings are from.  Chart excerpt: Now you might think ... Read More »

Buy, Sell, Hold: 6 stocks are in focus on January 23, 2018

Brokerage: Credit Suisse | Rating: Underperform | Target: Raised to Rs 1,100 The global research firm said that volume growth was much lower than historical trends. It has lowered earnings by 3-4 percent and said that the firm must take a price hike to stem margin decline. Brokerage: Citi | Rating: Sell | Target: Rs 1,080 global financial services firm ... Read More »

Take guard! MACD charts show these 42 stocks are set to tumble

Stocks that saw bearish crossovers in Monday’s session were Gammon Infra, Karnataka Bank and Aban Offshore among others. NEW DELHI: NSE’s Nifty50 index settled just 34 points shy of the magical 11,000 mark on Monday, as the broader market continued to march on. But momentum indicator Moving Average Convergence Divergence, or MACD, signalled bearish crossovers on 42 counters on NSE. ... Read More »

Toshiba completes sale of Westinghouse claims, replenishes finances

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp (6502.T) said on Tuesday it has completed the sale of its claims against bankrupt U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, a move that allows the Japanese conglomerate to replenish its depleted capital base and remain listed.   FILE PHOTO: A logo of Toshiba Corp is seen on a printed circuit board in this photo ... Read More »

Adani Power shares slump over 9% as Q3 loss widens

Shares of Adani Power on Thursday tumbled over 9% after the company’s consolidated loss doubled to Rs 1,290.7 crore in the October-December quarter of this fiscal. The stock dropped 9.21% to end at Rs 36.95 on BSE. Intra-day, it slumped 10.81% to Rs 36.30. On NSE, shares of the company dived 9.32% to close at Rs 36.95. The company’s market ... Read More »