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Accidental Entrepreneurs: Kwench Library Solutions

Professor MM Monippally (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad)

Publication date: 1 November 2011


Kwench Library Solutions (Kwench), a Mumbai-based start-up that offered library services to corporate clients, looked anxiously for angel funding to establish itself and expand to other parts of the country. The time – the first few months of the 2008–09 global recession – was particularly bad. The angel investors who came forward valued the start-up at one third of what the promoters had confidently expected. Their valuation was unacceptable, but spurning their offer was fraught with additional risks. The promoters, who had given up high-paying corporate jobs and invested heavily in the start-up, had to find a way out.



Monippally, M. (2011), "Accidental Entrepreneurs: Kwench Library Solutions", .



Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

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