The question of timing when it comes to raising outside money is a key consideration for most startups. However most startups are not sure if they are investment ready. Therefore it’s critical to know how investors view one’s business.

The American Center, in collaboration with Nexus, organized a master class on What Investors Look for in Startups on May 29th, by Prajakt Raut, co-founder of Applyifi and The Growth Labs. The master class focused on the fact that startups need to communicate their vision, business case, and implementation plan very clearly and comprehensively to the investor. The master class helped startups understand the kind of businesses investors invest in, their criteria for investing, and what they look for in business plans.

Prajakt Raut is the founder of Applyifi, an online platform that provides startups a scorecard and assessment report on their investment readiness. Prajakt was previously head of operations of the Indian Angel Network, a founding team member of a leading accelerator, co-founder of Orange Cross, and Asia Director for TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs).

The Nexus Innovation Hub hosts a series of master classes on various practical aspects related to business that every startup should know. In addition, Nexus conducts highly interactive sessions at the American Center that include panel discussions, pitching sessions, interactive webcasts and business plan competitions for the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. These events are open to the public and provide unique opportunities to startups. Stay tuned to all our upcoming events by following us on Twitter at @nexusdelhi.