Registrations and Introductions
Biggest Mistakes while Fund Raising - Mr Subinder Khurana
Lightning Pitch by Mr Rakesh Ranjan, Founder, Airmed Online
5 Questions to ask yourself before raising funds - Mr Niraj Singh
How to Seek Early-Stage Funding That Won't Spoil Your Startup - Mr Sahil Kini
Fireside Chat with Mr Soaib Grewal moderated by Ms Arushi Bedi, Senior Journalist, Outlook
Networking over Snacks
Mr Subinder Khurana
Member of the Board, TiE Delhi
Introducing our first speaker for the session - Mr Subinder Khurana.
Subinder is an entrepreneur, and has successfully taken several enterprise big data analytics and mobile platforms to market. He specializes in marketing analytics and technology. He also advises and mentors startups including several current and future star start-ups.
Subinder most recently founded BankSmarts, an analytics platforms company, with clients including ICICI Bank and Citibank. He was earlier President of marketRx India, which he helped grow into one of the largest analytics companies in the world, and was acquired by Cognizant in 2007. He was VP (Analytics) at Cognizant for 4 years.
Prior to marketRx, he was managing investments for India's first early stage venture fund - Infinity, which created companies like IndiaBulls, India Games and Avendus. Before joining the VC industry, he was the founder and CTO of EZPower systems, a Philadelphia based software products Company.
EZPower was acquired in 1998 by Docucorp International (now a part of Oracle).
Subinder has mentored/ advised several emerging companies including Druva Software, one of the few born-in- India global product companies; Power2SME, a platform that enables SMEs to compete on an equal footing with large enterprises; AuthBridge, a leader in background screening; and WTI,consolidating the employee transportation services industry while growing rapidly and profitably.
Subinder is a member of the TiE Delhi Board and Chairman-Emeritus of NASSCOM-Gurgaon, member of NASSCOM Product Council, was earlier Chair of the Entrepreneurship Nurturing Program at TiE, a NASSCOM-Emerge Mentor. He has a B.Tech from IIT Delhi.
Mr Niraj Singh
Introducing our second speaker for the session Mr Niraj Singh, Co founder & CEO, Spinny and Founding Partner, Outbox Ventures, an investment firm that specialises in seed funding and early-stage support for startups.
Niraj co founded Spinny, an online platform for buying and selling used cars. He leads the pivotal divisions of strategy, growth and consumer products at the company. Niraj is committed to offering the most seamless transactional experience to both buyers and sellers of pre-owned vehicles through Spinny. After securing a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT- Delhi,
Niraj embarked on an entrepreneurial journey marked by many successes. He founded several top-performing companies such as Locus Educational Services, TechMonkey and Outbox Ventures before incepting Spinny in March 2015.
Niraj will be talking about 5 Questions to ask yourself before raising funds.
Mr Sahil Kini
Principal at Aspada Investment Advisors
Inroducing our third speaker for the session:- Mr Sahil Kini.
Sahil is a Principal at Aspada Investment Advisors. Previously he was Founder & CEO of MagnetWorks, a startup which built Industrial IoT systems. His prior experience includes a stint at Titan Company, building products for their New Business Division. He was also the first employee and product manager at Ezetap, which builds mobile PoS systems. After graduating from IIT Madras, he worked for McKinsey & Company for 3 years, which included a secondment to the Aadhaar project. Sahil brings a mix of experience in manufacturing, supply chain operations, product development, and building technology platforms.
Sahil will be talking about How to Seek Early-Stage Funding That Won't Spoil Your Startup.
Mr Soaib Grewal
Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Soaib Grewal is India Investment Advisor to 500 Startups, and also leads the 500 Design program in India. He has been a founder, designer & investor in the Indian startup ecosystem for the last 5 years, having founded the country’s first and only design-led investment firm BOLD Ventures. He is a proud alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he co-created WaterWalla an award winning social impact startup.