All About FundRaising

An entrepreneur without funding is like a musician without an instrument.

-          Robert A. Rice Jr.


They say the best capital is ‘sweat’ equity; but however hard you work, no business can survive without cash. Finding the funds to fuel their journey is a challenge every entrepreneur faces. Should a startup be bootstrapped? Or should they go for VC funding? Seed Capital and Angel Funding ... What are the questions an investor might ask? How do you split the equity pie? So many terms, so little time.

This Startup Saturday, Headstart Kochi brings to you the ensemble of experts to speak about Fund Raising for Startups. It’s a perfect opportunity for startups that are looking for funding to understand the intricacies and challenges and learn from their experience. Join us on the 13th of May for another edition of Startup Saturday.




Raveendranath Kamath

CoFounder - NextEducation

Raveendranath Kamath is the Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer at Next Education, a pioneer in K-12 education and a leading EdTech solutions provider. He is an entrepreneur and serial investor with over two decades of experience spanning entire gamut of finance and operations. During the entire journey at Next Education, he has been a part of financial planning, product engineering, supply chain management, and compliance. Kamath graduated from IIT, Kharagpur.

Jofin Joseph

Cofounder - Profoundis

An entrepreneur and dreamer, he is a co-founder at Profoundis which was recently acquired by FullContact Inc. He started off as a web programmer in the dorm rooms, from where he started his first company, Openode Labs. Graduating from college, he worked with Infosys for a short time before beginning his real journey as an entrepreneur. He is currently the Head of Operations for FullContact India, responsible for scaling and managing the Indian operations of the company.

Jithin Sreedhar

CoFounder - UnityLiving

Jithin Sreedhar is the CEO of UnityLiving. It’s main product is an Apartment Management Software which has features like Private Social Networking, Real Estate, Rental Management, Online Payments, etc. He describes himself as a progressive, multi-linguistic, technology driven entrepreneur. His experience includes working with Startups such as Metalimit as well as with IT companies like Cabot, before he went on to start his own venture.

V K Adarsh

Sr. Manager - Union Bank of India

V.K. Adarsh is a technology writer, author, columnist and social media evangelist from the state of Kerala, India. He was born on 30 May 1979 at Umayanalloor, Kollam. He has been writing columns in leading Malayalam dailies and online media. He was awarded the Kerala Energy Conservation Award in 2007 and in 2008 the Government of Kerala's State Award for Science Journalism. He's a promoter of entrepreneurship and MSME industries in the state.

Kannan Surendran

CA & Cofounder - FinLead

FinLead is engaged in providing Start-up advisory services (including bootstrap consulting, business & financial modelling, valuation, capital structuring), M&A, International Tax, Off-shoring, Cross Border Stock Compensation, FEMA and Corporate Financial Management. FinLead advised the commercial & tax structuring and execution of the block buster deal - Profoundis acquisition by FullContact, the first and largest of its kind from Kerala.


Event Details

13 May, 2017
08:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Athulya Auditorium
Kochi - 683511

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