NPTEL Entrepreneurship Essentials Week 12 Assignment Answers 2024

NPTEL Entrepreneurship Essentials Week 12 Assignment Answers 2024

1. Which of the following is not correct?

a. Early recruits can fill key knowledge gaps. Human resource experts can help identify and recruit such persons, and thus, having a dedicated HR department will do wonders for getting your startup off the ground.
b. HR people can identify great talents, attract them, integrate them with the company, and design a combination of a financial and intellectual package that will help in retaining them.
c. HR personnel have all-round business views and can prepare a wonderful business plan for presentation before investors and other stakeholders.
d. Startups frequently get embroiled in legal issues that use up a good part of their precious time. An HR team can help them prevent committing any breach of the laws of the land.

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2. Which of the following are elements of the founders’ mentality? A. Insurgent mission B. Frontline obsession C. Stakeholders’ interest D. Vision driven E. Owners’ mindset

a. A, B, & C.
b. B, C, & D.
c. C, D, & E.
d. A, B, & E.

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3. Which of the following is not part of the four-step recruitment process?

a. Define and identify workforce
b. Conduct supply analysis
c. Conduct gap analysis
d. Fix the financial package

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4. Which of the following is not an important part of the growth strategy?

a. Upgrade your sales funnel
b. Do not chase vanity metrics
c. Hiving off nonprofitable units.
d. Estimate possible virality effect

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5. Metrics to measure growth should be of four major types. Which of the following is not one of the types?

a. Qualitative.
b. Quantitative.
c. Exploratory.
d. Competitive.

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6. Which one of the following statements is not correct regarding the startup valuation?

a) The early-stage startup valuation is done based on the discounted cash flow model.
b) The future cash flows for startups lack visibility.
c) Startups mostly are not in profit during the early years.
d) A golden rule or credible method to value startups is missing at present.
e) Financial metrics are not the only value drivers for startups.

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7. Which of the following is NOT true about equity capital?

a) The paid-up capital is the portion of the authorized capital that shareholders have subscribed to by paying for their share of the equity shares in full.
b) When a company requires to raise equity capital beyond the existing authorized capital, it has to take the permission of the Registrar of Companies after such raising.
c) Owners’ equity is the sum total of ‘Paid-up Equity Capital’ and ‘Reserves & Surplus’.
d) Equity capital consists of the number of equity shares with equal face values of a certain denomination.

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8. A company has an authorized capital of Rupees 10,000. A, B, and C are the three cofounder shareholders. A holds 20 shares of Rupees 100 each, B holds 10 shares of Rupees 100 each, and C holds 20 shares of Rupees 100 each. There is no other shareholder in the company. What are their percentage holdings in the company?

a) 20%, 10% & 20% respectively
b) 40%, 10% & 40% respectively
c) 26.67%, 6.67%, and 26.67% respectively.
d) 40%, 20% & 40% respectively
e) None of the options are correct

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9. The company, ‘Your Company’, has an authorized capital of Rupees 1000. A, B, and C are the three cofounder shareholders. A holds 20 shares of Rupees 10 each, B holds 10 shares of Rupees 10 each, and C holds 20 shares of Rupees 10 each. There is no other shareholder in the company. ‘Your Company’, has negotiated an investment round with an angel. The angel has valued Your Company at Rupees 10,000 before investment. They agreed to invest Rupees 10,000 for 50% of the company (equity). How ‘Your Company’ will issue shares to the angel to avail of this investment? Choose the most appropriate option.

a. All cofounders give away 50% of their shares to the angel. Therefore, the cofounder together holds 50%, and the angel holds 50% after the allotment of shares.
b. Your company creates 50 new shares of Rupees 10 and allot to the angel.
c. Your company creates 500 new shares of Rupees 10 and allot to the angel.
d. Your company creates 100 new shares of Rupees 100 and allot to the angel.

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10. An angel agrees to invest Rupees 40 million in a startup at a pre-money valuation of Rupees 120 million. All the cofounders together hold 750 shares of Rupees 10 each. This is the first-time investment for the company and there is no other existing shareholder at present. How many shares are to be allotted to the angel for this round of investment?

a. 250
b. 360
c. 200
d. 350

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