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Transfin. Podcast E48: Startup Plights, Investor Rights, Manufacturing Heights

Professor of Financial Economics and Part-time Value Investor, Transfin.
Sep 17, 2019 5:27 AM 1 min read

From a finance buff and a corporate lawyer to the founder of a secret club and a policy researcher, Season 3 has seen a rather eclectic mix of guests. The season finale has been equally exciting.
This week we catch up with Vatsal Gaur, a M&A/PE and VC lawyer with over 8 years of experience behind him. After having previously worked with leading law firms such as J. Sagar Associates, Khaitan & Co and Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan in senior roles, Vatsal is currently working with HSA Advocates as an associate partner, looking after the PE and VC practice.

In this week’s episode, we touch upon:

  • Major Challenges (Legal and otherwise) faced by Indian startups wrt Early-stage Funding
  • (Conflicting) Perspectives of Startup investors, Founders, Policy makers
  • Thoughts on why having a good lawyer is important for negotiations
  • Blurring lines between VC and PE
  • Overall economic headwinds
Stayed tuned to LongShorts because there are many more to come.


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