At GSF 2012, a rather panel of investors, entrepreneurs and big media execs discussed where the exits are going to come from for companies that have raised money in India. Remember that the potential for exits drive investment from venture capitalists, and a higher propensity for exits means that VC's are more likely to make investments, and entrepreneurs are more likely to start. Are There Exits? Suvir Sujan of Nexus Venture Partners pointed out that we havent seen enough homegrown companies which have come of an IPO and acquired new companies. "We're in the nascent stages of domestic M&A. There are a fair number of global majors looking towards India and they're beginning to see that there is talent in India that can build global products. The challenge is that while we're seeing M&A, we're not seeing M&A for traction, we're unlikely to see acquisitions on the basis of India based traction alone." Mahesh Murthy of Seedfund pointed out that exits are there - "We've exited 3 companies at valuations of $10 million or thereabouts. It costs less to build a company in India, you can build it soon and flip it early. We have have the small cap exchange. The first company listed on the BSE SME had $300,000 and exited at $2.1 million. An exit is an exit, whether its big or small." What Media Companies Are Looking At (Mostly Acqui-hires) Satyan Gajwani, CEO of Times Internet* commenting on how traditional media companies in the US have done…
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