A recent report by Nasscom predicts that the Indian FinTech software market is estimated to cross $2 billion by 2020. With almost $450 million being invested in FinTech product startups in 2015, the market is bound to see a rapid growth in the years to come. It’s no wonder that several FinTech focused accelerators and incubators such as PayPal’s StarTank and Yes Bank - T-Hub’s World Class Centre of Excellence (CoE), are being set up in India to nurture the FinTech startup ecosystem.
After a grand Centennial edition, Startup Saturday Bangalore is here again, exploring the theme 'All About ‘FinTech’ If you are FinTech startup or an aspiring entrepreneur interested in learning more about starting up in the Fintech space, then do block your calendar for Startup Saturday Bangalore on 11th June. The event, apart from featuring insightful talks by experienced entrepreneurs and demos by emerging FinTech startups, will provide you an opportunity to network and share your ideas with other like-minded individuals.
Generally, the Startup Saturday Agenda includes the following:
1. Some successful entrepreneurs as keynote speakers
2. Pitches and Demos by early stage start-ups, followed by quick mentoring by successful entrepreneurs
3. Stalls and product Display for start-ups
4. Panel Discussion relevant to theme of the day, interactive Q&A with panelists
5. Networking with peers and speakers and panelists
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Registration & Networking
Introduction to SS
Keynote speaker : Vikram Vaidyanathan, MD, Matrix Partners
Startup Demo / Pitch
Coffee Break & Networking
Startup Demo / Pitch
Abhinav Chaturvedi, VP, Accel Partners
Harshil Mathur, Co-foudner & CEO, Razorpay
Sanjiv Singhal, Founder, Scripbox
Sathvik Vishwanath, Co-Founder, CEO, Unocoin
With over 22 years of operating at the intersection of finance and technology, Sanjiv has a deep understanding of how technology and behavioral finance can be combined to deliver better personal finance outcomes for consumers.
With a passionate focus on user-experience, Sanjiv has been instrumental in conceiving and building the Scripbox platform and assembling the outstanding team that powers it.
Sanjiv has held leadership positions in a number of financial institutions such as Kotak Mahindra, ABN AMRO and Citigroup and at technology pioneers such as CyberCash. In the last 20 years, Sanjiv has helped build wealth management, retail banking and internet payment systems for financial institutions in India, UK, Europe, South-East Asia and Japan.
A graduate of NIT Kurukshetra and IIM Bangalore, Sanjiv is a voracious reader and weekend cook for friends and family.
Co-founder and CEO, Razorpay
Harshil is Co-founder and CEO of Razorpay. Before starting Razorpay, Harshil worked with Schlumberger as a Field Engineer. Harshil was inspired to start Razorpay after discovering the dismal state of online payments in India. Harshil along with Co-founder Shashank Kumar started building on a payment software prototype in 2014 alongside their full-time jobs which have now evolved into multi-million dollar company.
Razorpay is one of among the first few India-focused companies to be selected for the prestigious Silicon Valley Y Combinator programme. Here, they received a seed funding of $120,000 and got a chance to be mentored by some of the Silicon Valley’s biggest VC’s and entrepreneurs.
After the three -month programme, founders of India’s top unicorns invested $2.5M into Razorpay’s vision of simplifying payments. These include Snapdeal, InMobi and Freecharge founders along with stellar angel investors like Ram Shriram, Justin Kan, Punit Soni and 33 others; followed by a $9M series A from Tiger Global & Matrix Partners.
Harshil has a Mechanical Engineering degree from IIT Roorkee. He has been coding since his schooldays and has worked on multiple software projects in college. He along with Shashank founded SDSLabs while in IIT, a software development group to promote coding culture in the college. Harshil is a national Silver medallist with a black belt in Karate, which he struts around at office when an online transaction fails.
Managing Director at Matrix India
Vikram is a Managing Director at Matrix India, an early stage VC firm with INR 4500 Cr under management. Matrix India has invested in several market leading companies including Ola, Quikr, Daillyhunt, Mswipe, LimeRoad, Housejoy and Stayzilla.
At Matrix for the last 6 years, he leads the Bangalore office at Matrix India and invests across Seed, Series A and Series B stages in early companies. Currently he is spending time exploring Fintech, B2B, Logistics and Ed-tech.
He is an MBA from IIM Bangalore and an engineer trained at RVCE Bangalore. Vikram started with a background in embedded systems and wireless technology companies and worked in McKinsey.
Vice President, Accel Partners
Abhinav Chaturvedi joined Accel in 2012 and focuses on consumer, software and marketplace businesses.
Abhinav led Accel’s investments in UrbanClap, Opinio, Coverfox, ManageMySpa and Teabox.
Prior to joining Accel, Abhinav held engineering and product management positions at Amazon.com and worked on building Amazon’s online payment systems.
Abhinav graduated from IIT Roorkee and Harvard Business School.
Co-Founder, CEO, Unocoin
Sathvik has over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience building software systems in the financial and virtual reality industry. He has an MBA in IT and Business from University of Melbourne.