All About Fundraising

We are happy to announce the May 2017 edition of Startup Saturday Bangalore themed: “All About Fund Raising”

Date: 13 May 2017
Venue: SAP Labs India, Whitefield, Bangalore, #138, EPIP Zone, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
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All About Fund Raising

A business without a funding source will flounder under the weight of its own debt. Funding is the fuel on which a business runs. A business can take different avenues to attain funding, and more than one option can be used. The chosen funding will depend on the business' desire to be in debt, how solvent the business owners are at the time the business is founded and the amount of money a business will need to launch and maintain itself through a variety of events.

With 4 editions of Headstart’s "How to Start a Startup" National series behind us covering, we turn our attention to another vital issue, that the team and the founders at multiple stages of their startup journey face, The Art and Science of Fundraising.

To combat this and help our fellow entrepreneurs, the theme for the May edition of the 6-month long series is, All About Fund Raising. This edition will see Venture capitalists and investors come in and talk about how startups can raise funds, what are the basic requisites for startups to pitch for funds and much more.

To get all your Fundraising related queries solved and understand the thought process behind the great investments on startups, book your seats NOW!

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Harsha Kumar

Associate Partner - Lightspeed Venture Partners

Harsha joined Lightspeed India Partners Advisors LLP (LSIP) in 2016 and has 11 years of operating experience focusing specifically on technology and product. Before joining Lightspeed, Harsha was one of the early employees at Olacabs where she was AVP, Product leading a 40-person team and driving design and growth for core products at the firm – ranging from Ola’s customer and driving facing apps, to back-end infrastructure products and Ola’s B2B solution. Harsha was instrumental in taking Ola’s apps to the number one position on both Android and iOS stores and scaling Ola’s user base from a DAU of 6,000 to over half a million in a short span of 8 months. During her time at Ola, the firm scaled from 3000 cab bookings/day to 1 million cab bookings/day and Harsha’s product team played a key role in driving this growth.

Arpita Ganesh

Founder & CEO - Buttercups Intimates

The CEO of Buttercups, Arpita, can best be described as Boss Babe.A lingerie fanatic, the brains and expertise behind the brand, she knows exactly what she wants, and how to get it. A dog lover and brewed beer connoisseur, she enjoys giving joy to every person she meets. Her agenda is simple: a happy life is a great life.

Rakshit Kejriwal

Co-Founder - DropKaffe

Rakshit has over 15 years experience across building and scaling entrepreneurial ventures, startup investment advisory, middle market investment banking, and M&A consulting across India, USA, and Middle East. He holds MBA in Entrepreneurship & Finance from Columbia Business School and Chartered Accountant degree.
He is part of Morningside Angels, a pan-India angel network comprising of Columbia University alums.
He is the Co-Founder of DropKaffe, a VC-backed FMCG startup, that manufactures and distributes preservative-free bottled dairy beverages.

Ashok Soota

Executive Chairman - Happiest Minds Technologies

Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds, a next generation IT Services company, is widely recognized as one of the pioneering leaders of the Indian IT industry.
Prior to founding Happiest Minds in August 2011, Ashok led the growth of Wipro’s IT business from a fledgling $ 2 m company to become India’s largest computer Company and second largest software company by 1999. Subsequently, he was founding Chairman & MD of MindTree and led it through the most successful IPO for an Indian IT Services company. His second entrepreneurial venture, Happiest Minds which focuses on digital transformation and disruptive techologies has already established several benchmarks in the IT Services industry in India and is on course to achieve its goal of being the fastest to achieve USD 100 mn revenue.
Ashok began his career in 1965 with the Shriram Group of Industries in India. In 1978, he became CEO of Shriram Refrigeration, a company which was unprofitable for four straight years. Ashok facilitated a complete turnaround, making it profitable in his very first year and taking it to a position of leadership in each of its product lines.
Ashok is a leader of industry. He was President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India’s largest Industry association and also President of Manufacturers’ Association of Information Technology. He has served on Prime Minister’s Task Force for IT and on the Advisory Council for the World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva. For his contributions to India’s IT industry, he has been recognized twice as IT Man of the Year, also as Electronics Man of the Year, and recognized at Infocom 2013, Kolkata, as one of the 12 Gems who helped to build Indian IT Industry. The companies he has led have created about 25,000 jobs during his leadership tenure. In 2015, Ashok was awarded the first ever Agile Lifetime Achievement award by UNICOM and the Indian Agile Community. Ashok was also awarded Lifetime Achievement in 2016 by Financial Express.

Amit Singh

Co-Founder - Headstart Network Foundation

Amit has a keen interest in design, technology and startups. He runs a multi award winning product engineering firm called Wow Labz in Bangalore, India. He has also co-founded Headstart Network - India's largest early stage startup community and Design Day - a pan India design community. He actively mentors startup founders and occasionally invests in startups.

Sanjay Swamy

Managing Partner & Co-Founder - Prime Venture Partners

Sanjay is the Managing Partner and Co-founder of Prime Venture Partners which has invested in companies like Ezetap, HackerEarth , etc.
He is a passionate marketing executive with strong desire to mentor and lead entrepreneurs in developing disruptive technologies and business models - and introducing these in emerging markets.
Prior to Prime Ventures, Sanjay has been co-founded Ezetap & Zipdial


Event Details

13 May, 2017
08:30 AM to 02:00 PM
SAP Labs, Whitefield
SAP Labs, Whitefield
Bangalore - 560066

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