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In the global venture capital ecosystem, the U.S. has always attracted the lion’s share of venture capital, and within the U.S., Silicon Valley has been the undisputed king.
While that still largely remains true, the trend is slowly shifting as investors are flocking to new startup ecosystems to unearth the next Google or Facebook.
These ecosystems are not just growing across New York, Boston, India, or China, but also emerging in places such as St. Louis, Rhode Island, Mexico, and Chile.
Investment due diligence consultant, Shubh Karman Singh, a key proponent of these emerging ecosystems, attributes the shift in funding towards several factors. “Ultimately, capital follows talent. As talent continues to move across the globe, so will the capital. Lower cost of starting a business, untapped opportunities, a growing network of investors and mentors – all these factors are attracting founders and nurturing these new startup communities”.
Singh, a prominent investment due diligence expert, is guiding the growth of these ecosystems. He is actively involved in several startup accelerators, including MassChallenge, a leading accelerator based out of Boston, MA and has mentored startup founders across various geographies, including Boston, Los Angeles, Rhode Island, Mexico, Chile, and Switzerland, as part of these initiatives.
Singh’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed by the broader startup community and he has been invited as a judge of several startups competitions both within the United States and internationally, such as ArchGrants St. Louis and Slingshot Singapore (where Eduardo Saverin, the billionaire co-founder of Facebook has been a judge previously as well).
Singh has a deep desire to see startups succeed and wants more founders to understand what’s needed to complete a successful raise, and likewise, empower as many founders globally as possible. Ensuring this is not just imperative to his profession; it is also personal.
“I was also an entrepreneur prior to becoming an investment due diligence professional. When I started out in India, there were significant gaps in terms of mentoring and investing resources available to founders. Though my ventures were successful, the journey could have been much smoother. It is my goal through active mentoring to ensure that founders in emerging ecosystems do not have to experience similar pain points while scaling their businesses”.
Singh is just getting started and his goals for 2022 include expanding his mentoring network to startups across the U.S., Eastern Europe and Africa. “I have been fortunate enough to guide and mentor several startups across many ecosystems globally and hope to continue giving back and learning from these communities”
Contact Shubh Karman Singh on LinkedIn