Kolkata startups, your opportunity to listen to top investors & entrepreneurs, is here

16 Jul, 2012

The startups of Kolkata, here is your opportunity to meet some of the top early stage investors and entrepreneurs in your city.
VCCircle is bringing the second edition of State Investment Forum to Kolkata on July 19 at Taj Bengal, which will see more than two dozen speakers from the PE/VC community, as well as entrepreneurs, bankers, CEOs and CFOs, debating and discussing emerging opportunities for investment and entrepreneurship across eastern India.

The forum will seek to highlight the deal pipeline that Kolkata offers for PE/VCs, what the PE industry is looking for in Kolkata entrepreneurs and vice-versa, the sectors where the city has an early-mover advantage, tomorrow's hottest sectors to bet on and how easy or difficult it is for city businesses to access PE/VC funding, etc.

The investment forum will also have a session focused on early-stage investment, where panelists will discuss various nuances of raising funds from angel and VC investors.


The session to be moderated by Sanjay Nath, managing partner, Blume Ventures, will touch upon what do VCs and angel investors look for in a startup before investing and how the region fares in terms of successful investments.

The panelists will comprise of active angel investor Sasha Mirchandani (founder & MD, Kae Capital), Sanjeev Agarwal (MD, Helion Venture Partners), Abhishek Rungta (partner, Seeders Venture Capital) and Madhurima Mukherjee (partner at law firm Luthra & Luthra).

Some of the other speakers in the one-day event who will share their thoughts and perspectives include Rajesh Srivastava (Chairman & MD, Rabo Equity Advisors Pvt Ltd), Shomik Mukherjee (Partner, Actis), Hetal Gandhi (MD, Tano India Advisors), Gopal Srinivasan (Chairman & MD, TVS Capital), Chandra Shekhar Ghosh (CMD, Bandhan Financial Services), Alok Roy (CMD, Medica Synergie Pvt Ltd), Rakesh Sony (director, Motilal Oswal Private Equity), Sabahat S Azim (CEO, Glocal Healthcare Systems Pvt Ltd), Kannan Sitaram (operating partner, India Equity Partners) and PP Gupta (MD, Techno Electric & Engineering Company).


Entrepreneurs can also look forward to takeaways, such as how to align their valuation expectations with those of the investors and the right time in a firm's business cycle to attract private equity money.

The event will also provide an opportunity for one-to-one interaction with India's top PE investors in a special structured session called VCCircle Lounge. This session is limited to select 10 companies and 10 investors.

For more details and to register, please click here.