Kushank Poddar

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Hi, I am Kushank and I started this service based on a simple idea. The majority of mutual funds underperform the market (Nifty 50) in the long term. Consequently, people want to invest directly in stocks, but may not have the time or inclination for doing in-depth research.

If you want to invest directly in stocks and get higher returns, you should consider Simple Investing. It is a research service that recommends a portfolio of stocks - based on 2 approaches - momentum and value. Around half of the recommendations are for undervalued companies and the other half based on price momentum. This is a service for long term investing (no day trading).


Investment Thesis

I am an engineer from IIT KGP with 10+ years of experience in finance. I did CFA to cover the basics and then got into rigorous financial analysis by working with JP Morgan and Ambit Capital in their equity research divisions. Here I developed the skills to evaluate businesses from an outsider's perspective.

At ParallelDots, I worked for four years as the Sales and Strategy head, driving the company from 0 to 1. ParallelDots is an enterprise SaaS company catering to FMCG and Retail. I was the go-to problem solver guy who helped discover product-market-fit and got initial traction, set-up customer success vertical, led marketing initiatives and closed multiple ~$100k ACV deals.

Today I am part of the sales strategy team at LambdaTest - a start-up that offers automated and live cross-browser testing. Previously, I was a member of the founding team at ParallelDots. This gave me the experience of running a business from an insider's perspective.

Over the few years, I have been investing in stocks for the long term using a mix of value and momentum-based approaches - where I generated a CAGR of 17% over v/s 6% for Nifty 50 (from Apr - 2017 to Aug - 2020). Through Simple Investing, I decided to release these investment strategies for others through the easy to follow smallcase platform.

A bet on Simple Investing's strategies is essentially a bet on me.

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