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December 18, 2009

Debt-and-equity structure to encourage angel investments

Entrepreneur turned angel-cum-venture investor Alok Mittal has proposed a new funding structure that will help catalyze more angel investments. The framework aims to ensure that the angel investor receives an equity upside if the venture becomes highly scalable; if, however, it turns out to be "only" a "lifestyle" business (i.e., not scalable enough to generate an great exit for the equity investors, but nevertheless generates good cashflows), the investor would receive a good rate of interest for his risk.

You can view Alok's proposed framework and the discussions around the various likely scenarios as part of his post on the VentureWoods blog.

Arun Natarajan is the Founder & CEO of Venture Intelligence, the leading provider of data and analysis on private equity, venture capital and M&A deals in India. View free samples of Venture Intelligence newsletters and reports. Email the author at