It is not a secret
It is not a secret that 2016 has been a difficult year for the startup ecosystem in India with the decrease in funding.
BHIVE Workspace invites you to be a part of Funding 101 – a practical guide from Founders of recently Funded Startups.
The panel consists of founders of some recentely funded start-ups, they would be giving you hands on information on:
- The right way to approach VCs
- How to use the funds better
- Raising a fund: What not to do while looking for a round of funding
- Are you ready to raise a round of funding? Prerequisites of securing funds
Invited guest speakers:
Suhas Gopinath is the founder & Chairman of Globals., an IT multinational company that he founded in 2000 at the age of 14. Globals focusses on Analytics and Mobility solutions for Education, Finance and Government verticals and was recognized as one of the fastest growing tech companies by The Economist. Suhas is also on the board of ICT Advisory Council of the World Bank and is also the member of the Government of India’s policy think tank focusing on development of India’s startup ecosystem.
Suhas and Anmol founded ShopsUp in 2016. ShopsUp is a local shopping app for store discovery that incentivizes users to walk-in to stores and to do in-store payments. ShopsUp offers in-store analytics and offline retargeting for Brands and Stores.
ShopsUp has raised US $1 million from two Angel Investors – Anand Sankeshwar of VRL Logistics and Yang Shu, President of Huawei in November 2016.
Vijay Krishna, Co-Founder of Codemojo
Vijay comes with over a 10 years of experience in corporate consulting. He has worked with companies such as Renault – Nissan, NIIT, Mjunciton (Tata Group Company) & Magzter across Asia Pacific working closely with CXO’s of fortune 500 companies in establishing marketing & engagement practices. He has hands-on expertise in penetrating new markets with new products.
Currently co-founded Codemojo, a plug and play customer engagement and retention solution. Codemojo powers apps and websites with white labelled customer engagement tools such as Referral, Loyalty, Gamification and Rewards wallet which can be technically integrated in less than 10min and 10lines of codes. Codemojo also runs the world’s only Rewards network powering 100s of app publishers to effectively engage, retain and instantly gratify their 20mn+ users with some of the leading Brands in the country. He has been a trendsetter in co-creating a globally acknowledged first of a kind model where consumer brands are Rewards that users achieve when they complete in app milestones through gamification gaining their undivided attention.
Codemojo has raised an undisclosed investment from CIO Angel Network in September 2016. The round was led by Sanjay Mehta and Manoj Chandiramani.
Amit if co-founder at NoBroker.com, one of the world’s largest C2C real estate platform that is eliminating intermediaries in real estate transactions with a tech-based approach.
NoBroker is an algorithm-based, managed non-broker marketplace that ensures that only owners and tenants/buyers contact each other. From residential rental, we have expanded to buy/sell of properties thus becoming the first and only C2C player disrupting this segment in India.
Nobroker has raised Series-B round which was led by BEENEXT and Digital Garage, with participation from SAIF Partners, BEENOS, Qualgro & Mamoru in February’16.
Event moderator – Vinod Keni, Serial entrepreneur and Angel Investor
Vinod Keni is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and mentor with an established record of success in growing enterprise value. He has an extensive experience as an entrepreneur, CFO & management consultant in North America and Asia.
He is also the co-founder and director of the Atlanta Hitech CEO Council, and also the co-founder of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), Atlanta Chapter. Vinod Keni is also a member of NASSCOM and CII.
6:00 PM to 6:15 PM Registration
6:15 PM to 8:00 PM a panel discussion on Funding 101 – a practical guide
8:00 PM to 8:30 PM Networking along with tea and coffee.
The event is free of charge.
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm