An investment banker who will find you money and help you keep it

Neha Khanna, Enablers. Image via Tech in Asia
As an entrepreneur, you have a number of nightmares. Is your billion-dollar idea is really a dud? Do your investors paint you in a corner with a convoluted term sheet? Or that despite having a great idea, you simply never find the investor of your dreams?

Startups in Asia raised $205 million in seed funding in 2015, according to Tech in Asia data. That’s from 490 deals. It sounds like a lot, but if you’re in the business, you know it isn’t easy, and the process comes with its own set of pains and worries.

And that’s where New Delhi-based Enablers comes in. It claims it will help startups not only find investors, but will also handhold them through the execution of all transactions. 

Founded by Neha Khanna and five others, this online deal-making service is planning to draw heavily from its founders’ investment banking experiences as it makes it a business to match startups with investors – and then some.

“The point is, once the entrepreneur is signed up, the onus is on us to ensure that we identify who the right investors could be,” Neha Khanna, director at Enablers, said. She founded Enablers as an extension of Value Prolific Consulting Services (ValPro), a ten-year-old investment bank with offices in New Delhi and Mumbai.

“We’re not here to just find an investor, but to actually conduct the entire process – from helping with negotiations, dealing with term sheets, assisting with due diligence, and then helping with the commercial closure of the agreement.”

Enablers competes with the likes of Wishberry and Letsventure in India, both of which help startups find investment through crowdsourcing or angel investors.


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