The funding environment in the Indian Startup ecosystem has cooled down after its peak in 2014 and 2015, but does that mean you can't raise funds anymore, or is it at a lower evaluation?
Is Venture Capital the only way to raise money?
How do Indian founders raise money outside of India?
What do investors look for when they are considering an investment to be made?
The expectations from a startup drastically change once you raise money, but how does it affect the founder's ability to maintain the vision of the startup while chasing the numbers?
How do you seek alternate sources of funding for the startup?
How can you make use of the government's various startup initiatives?
Attend the September edition of #StartupSaturday to know the answers to all these questions.
This Startup Saturday focuses on Startup funding. Come, and watch entrepreneurs, Investors, CEOs share their inspiring stories and answer some of the pertinent questions around Startup Funding.
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Registration and Networking
Introduction To Startup Saturday
Keynote Speaker - Pallav Nadhani
The YCombinator Experience: Priya Suresh
Talk by Arpita Ganesh
Panel Discussion - Pratik Agarwal, Subhendu Panigrahi, Revathy Ashok. Moderated by Sumit Chakraberty
Kickstart Winners - Pitch and prizes
Co-Founder and CEO - FusionCharts
He started FusionCharts at the age of 17 as a way to make pocket money. Today, FusionCharts has over 24,000 customers and 500,000 users in 118 countries. His entrepreneurial journey has been covered by various magazines like Forbes, Entrepreneur, Business Today, Economic Times and numerous blogs & websites. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from University of Edinburgh and loves his traveling, beer and food.
Founder and CEO - Buttercups
Arpita is the founder/CEO of Buttercups, a vertical intimates brand. Having been an entrepreneur for over 18 yrs of which 8 have been in the intimate wear space, she is regarded as an expert in the space and has consulted to the likes of M&S and Fredrick's from LA, for market strategy and sourcing. She also launched India's only Bra sizing app, ABTF in 2013.
In her 21 yr career which has spanned Hotels, Advertising and now retail, she has gained immense experience in the Online e-com space, brand building, marketing and of course everything related to start-ups and funding, since she has had one failed and currently a successful start-up, which has raised funding from various channels, including crowd funding, angles and institutional investors.
She currently also mentors a selective few passionate entrepreneurs, with their business model, funding and go to market strategy.
Associate Vice President - SAIF Partners
Prior to joining SAIF in 2015, Pratik worked for Remind.com as a Product Manager in San Francisco. Before that, he worked with Airbnb and started two companies. He holds his MBA from Harvard Business School and B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi.
Founder and CEO - Venturesity
Subhendu Panigrahi has worked with startups in California and Bangalore. Before co-founding Venturesity, he worked in a RFID startup based out of LA, California. Known as chalta firta or perambulating LinkedIn; Subhendu is an active community leader of Bangalore Startup ecosystem. He leads India's largest online startups community called Bangalore Startups. Subhendu holds bachelors and masters degree from IIT Kharagpur where he was leading a team of 50 students at the institute’s Entrepreneurship Cell. He leads Venturesity’s product and growth efforts on a day to day basis and has helped build the business and team. Subhendu believes in contributing to society through creating opportunities for people through entrepreneurship.
YCombinator Fellow. Founder - Pareto
Priya Surya is the CEO and Founder of Pareto (YC F3), an early stage fintech startup that provides closed peer to peer lending to companies and their employees. Prior to founding Pareto, she led new market growth in Asia for Bima--a mobile microinsurance company, and worked with the World Bank on technology and financial inclusion in South Asia. She is a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School with an MPA in International Development and a bachelor's degree from City University of New York.
Angel Investor at Indian Angel Network
Revathy is an Angel Investor who is passionate about Women's Economic Empowerment and evangelising entrepreneurship. She's actively involved in a number of startups helping them with their business strategy and promoting transparency and good governance.
Sumit Chakraberty is a Contributing Editor at Tech in Asia, where he writes about the Indian tech startup scene. Earlier he was a newspaper editor and TV news anchor. He has also written a cricket book.