Exit For Startups

Headstart in association with Nexus, is organising the October 2017 edition of Startup Saturday.

Exit strategies related to startup funding are quite often misunderstood: The “exit” in exit strategy is for the money, not the startup founders or small business owners. The company brings in money and the investors get money out. So startups looking for angel investors or venture capital (VC) absolutely need an exit strategy because investors require it. The exit is what gives them a return.

Join us to learn more about various exit startegies and why its important have an exit strategy in place once you startup, in October 2017 edition of Startup Saturday. The detials of the event are:

Venue: The American Center, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Stations -
Barakhamba Road(Blue Line)
Rajiv Chowk Exit Gate - 5 (Yellow Line and Blue Line)
Janpath(Violet Line)

Date: 14/10/2017

Time 3 to 6 PM

Book your slots here: 

Want to Pitch your Startup at Experience Zone, Register here: http://2one.in/experiencezone

For Entry to the American Centre, Kindly refer to the security regulations listed below:

• Please carry valid photo identification in original with you for entry.
• The American Center is a two minute walk from the Barakhamba Road Metro Station.
• Mobile phones are allowed within the American Center. 
• For security reasons, photography through mobile phones or any other devices is prohibited.
• Laptops, power banks, iPads, tablets, flash drives, cameras and other electronic items are not allowed within the American Center and there is no place to store these.
• American Center does not provide parking on its premises.
• All visitors may be featured in photos or video to be used for promotional purposes or on social media by the American Center or the U.S. Embassy

For any queries, Please drop us a mail at delhi@headstart.in.

*On the spot tickets also available @ 250 Rupees.


Girish Shivani

Executive Director and Fund Manager at YourNest Venture Capital

Mr. Girish Shivani has hands-on experience of fund management & equity research. His robust process centricity, analytical and decision support capabilities have enabled him to succeed with his clients as a trusted adviser. Girish has experience in domains like Telecom, Media, IT Consulting & Financial Services.
At YourNest, Girish is responsible for developing the investment strategy, for seeing emerging trends, identifying investment opportunities, monitoring& reviewing progress at portfolio companies, and hand-holding portfolio companies for building robust processes leading to their success.
Girish has cross-functional exposure across multiple domains including a thorough understanding of Financial Markets, Operations of PE / VC funds, Legal Frameworks, Deal Syndication and General Management. He has been involved in multiple initiatives across Telecom and Media verticals involving New Product design, conceptualization, development, and launch of VAS and content services. He also has a very strong understanding of Business Processes, Analytical and Decision support capabilities.

Shailesh Vikram Singh

Executive Director at Seedfund Ventures

Shailesh Vikram Singh is an Investor / Entrepreneur presently working as an Executive Director with Seedfund (leading Venture Capital fund in India) and heads its New Delhi operations. Shailesh has over 18 years of experience in Investing / Business Operations and strategy.

Prior to Seedfund, Shailesh was MD of a mid-sized private equity fund in Bangalore and managed a USD 170 mn fund. In the year 2000, Shailesh co-founded an internet technology startup in digital media space and was instrumental in setting another in commodities trading space.

Shailesh is a regular speaker at various Industry forums & B-schools. He takes active interest in grooming future entrepreneurs and business students.

Shailesh is very passionate about environment, technology, governance & rural development. Shailesh did his B.Tech (Production engineering) followed by an MBA from IIM, Lucknow and is a charter member of TiE.

Arpit Agarwal

Principal at Blume Ventures

Arpit has been involved with promotion of startups and ecosystem since 2006, my first brush with it being at the first BarCamp in Bangalore. I later joined hands with fellow campers to start Headstart Network, today India's leading early stage entrepreneurs' network with over 20 city chapters running for more than 9 years.

He got introduced to the power of taking academic research to market as an MBA student at IIT Bombay which led the start of Academic Ventures, a consulting firm in the incubator management and technology commercialization space. In 2012, He joined TLabs, the accelerator program of Times Internet, as its second employee and discovered the joy of working closely with early stage startups.

He has now been with Blume for last three years as a Principal, responsible for scouting science-led and hardware businesses, apart from managing a portfolio of about 15 companies. These include companies in a variety of sectors ranging from used goods market to IOT to Healthcare to Enterprise services.

Abhishek Gupta

Chiel Operations Officer of TLabs

Abhishek has over 12 years of experience managing high-growth organizations, leading technology, engineering and IT teams and bringing complex products to market on schedule.

- In depth understanding of internet and mobile application industry especially e-commerce and consumer businesses.
- Experience include every aspect in the creation and execution of a business – from establishing the overall concept, strategic blueprint, technology and financial planning; through team building, strategic partnering, product development, internet marketing, and M&A.
- Led technology and IT teams of two technology-based ventures through startup, change, crisis, growth and sale.
- Respected as a thought leader in technology, engineering processes, motivational, lead-by-example
change agent and operator.
- Reputation is value-based, high-integrity, passionate, innovative, and high expectations.

His Specialties are: Product creation and management, Technology and IT, Strategy and planning, delivery, Process engineering, building engineering teams.

Rohit Singh

Co founder of 360Logica &Tech Entrepreneur & Start up Mentor

Rohit is a serial technology entrepreneur, start-up mentor & angel investor with a decade & a half
years of experience.
After creating a successful technology company which got acquired by a listed MNC in 2015 and his
exit in mid-2017, he is now helping in mentoring start-ups, angel investment and bracing himself for
new initiative.
As the Co-Founder of 360logica, he has provided the exemplary leadership to company. His
leadership, enabled the company to be listed twice in Deloitte Fastest 50 technology companies of
India as well as getting included in Top 100 Asia (2014) by Red Herring. He believes in authenticity
and constantly strives to balance metrics with quality and non-measurable aspects.

Deepak Wadhwa

CEO and Co-Founder of WeAreHolidays

Deepak is currently living the exciting life of an entrepreneur with his venture WeAreHolidays (WAH), which was started in late 2011. We intend to be the most loved brand for Indian travellers traveling outside India. I lead the overall strategy and execution at WeAreHolidays.

he came from a product management background and have the experience of working as one of the early product managers at MakeMyTrip; spent the better part of my working life there.

he has always had a passion for involving hhimself in functions/businesses that are in their nascent stage and have huge growth potential.

Aditya Agrawal

Co-founder of DawaiLelo(Acquired by 1MG)

At Dawailelo, he is trying to develop a centralize health care system of people living in tier II and tier III cities of India. With Dawailelo, a user can access all the information of doctor needed to fix the appointment, they can compare and schedule path lab test also they can get all the medicine required delivered at the doorstep.
He Has been in operation for more then a year now, recently with the help and mentor-ship from Mr. Madhu Gopinath and Dr. Naveen Nishchal, we updated our working model and expended our operation to Panipat after working in Varanasi.

With an MBA in Marketing from FMS, BHU, Aditya has hands on experience as a leader in marketing and business development. His passion for entrepreneurship is coupled with a commitment to see a healthier India. From an early indulgence in Business, he has been part of the exclusive entrepreneurial train journey, Jagriti Yatra. He brings a diverse experience, having worked with Sankalp, MCIIE-TBI (IIT-BHU), to bring a change in the society for good.

Madhavan Srivatsan

Ex Partner at Desai & Diwanji

Madhavan Srivatsan is an independent corporate counsel in Delhi NCR. He is specializing in M&A, Joint Ventures, Private Equity, Commercial Contracts and General Corporate Advisory

Prior to this, Madhavan Srivatsan was head of Corporate Litigation and Contracts at Educomp Solutions Limited.

Before joining Educomp, he was a partner with Desai & Diwanji, one of leading and oldest law firms in India, having their offices at Mumbai, Gurgaon and Delhi. He was a partner with the Gurgaon office. Madhavan has over 15 years of specialized experience in corporate M&A, private equity and joint ventures. He has also been involved in capital markets and financing transactions and has advised few corporate clients in the Power and Renewable Energy Sector.

Over the last 15 years, he has represented various overseas and Indian Investors and corporate entities in various corporate transactions and assisting clients in structuring, negotiation and documentation. He has been regularly advising clients on issues related to FDI, ODI, Stock Exchange Listing regulations, SEBI Take-over Code, Companies Act etc.

Madhavan completed his LLB degree from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in the year 2001 and has a post graduate specialization in Corporate Laws and Management. In the initial years he got actively involved in corporate and civil litigation in trial court and High court of Delhi with an independent practicing advocate. Mr. V. Shekhar (now designated as senior advocate). He joined Desai & Diwanji when their New Delhi office was set up in the year 2003.


Event Details

14 Oct, 2017
02:00 AM to 06:00 PM
The American Centre, Connaught Place
American Center, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg,Near Barakhamba Metro Station
New Delhi
Delhi - 110001

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Ashutosh / Ajay

Phone : 9971772776 / 99716626323

Email : ashutosh.k@headstart.in / ajay.gupta@headstart.in

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