All About Funding

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Are you an aspiring or existing entrepreneur? Are you looking to raise money for your startup?

You may have heard of Flipkart, Ola, Oyo, Paytm, etc. who have all raised hundreds of millions of dollars at billion dollar valuations. But the one common thread is they all began somewhere small. 

The October edition of Startup Saturday Bangalore looks to tackle the A to Z of funding with the theme ‘All About Funding’.

Term sheets, equity dilution, incubators, accelerators, venture debt, convertible debt, pitch decks, seed rounds, angel rounds, Series A rounds, funding trends… these are just a few of the topics we’ll be covering on October 13.

Some of the best investors in the country will be coming down to share their most valuable insights & help aspiring/existing entrepreneurs like yourself to understand the world of startup funding.

The tentative agenda for the day includes the following:

  • Funding trends heading into 2019
  • How to build a pitch deck
  • Decoding the term sheet
  • Alternative ways of fundraising (government, loans, grants, etc.)
  • Funding in the B2B & B2C sectors

So, if you’re looking to raise money for your startup, Startup Saturday is where you need to be. Register now.

Also, if you want to:


Parag Dhol

Speaker & Investor

Managing Director, Inventus Capital India


A veteran in the Indian investment ecosystem, Parag Dhol started his career with ICICI Ventures in 1993 and went on to work with other established venture capitalist firms GE Equity and Intel Capital. Today, it’s been ten years with Inventus Capital where he has led investments in PolicyBazaar, redBus, HealthifyMe, Cbazaar, Savaari, Vizury, Truebil and Power2SME.

Under his leadership, the company has recently raised a fund of INR 200 CR to be invested in India. With an industry agnostic approach, Parag is willing to supports any business that have lived and breathed the problem they’re solving, and are genuinely interested in changing the lives of their customers.

Sanjay Swamy

Speaker & Investor

Managing Partner, PRIME Venture Partners


Founding Managing Partner at Bangalore-based Prime Venture Partners.
Their portfolio includes ZipDial (acquired by Twitter), Ezetap, SmartOwner, HackerEarth, Happay, Synup, Nimble Wireless, Vidgyor, Quizizz, KredX, NiYO, Moneytap, Maya, Tracxn, AffordPlan, myGate and a few others in stealth.

Aakash Goel

Speaker & Investor

Partner, Trifecta Capital


With over 14 years of experience across investing, mentoring and management consulting, Aakash Goel, currently partner at Trifecta Capital has built a knack for identifying high potential growth startups. While at Bessemer Venture Partners, Aakash was a board member for LivSpace, BigBasket, UrbanClap, Perfios, Cashify and Hungama, to name a few, helping invest in these companies, and working with them to ensure growth and success. Prior to this, as an associate at Sequoia Capital Aakash got JustDial, Pine Labs, Citrus Payments, Mobikwik and UnitedLex onboard. On the whole, Aakash has been instrumental in investing over 250 million dollars across internet, payments, financial and healthcare businesses.

Mohit Bansal

Speaker & Investor

Founder & Creator, Deck Rooster


Mohit is a startup evangelist and extremely passionate about revenue generating product startups solving real problems for Consumers and Small Businesses with experience across a variety of businesses (from managing a Poultry Farm to setting up and running a Wire Manufacturing Unit, from setting up one of India’s first Co-working Space-cum-Startup Incubator to Heading Sales for one of the largest Digital Marketing Agencies in India)

Kanwaljit Singh

Speaker & Investor

Founder, Fireside Ventures


Daring enough to look at a world outside tech, Kanwaljit Singh, founder of Fireside Ventures invests in early-stage consumer startups that offer urban-centric solutions. A marketing maestro from Unilever and Intel, and with over 10 yrs. of experience as Senior MD of Helion Ventures, Kanwaljit Singh brings to the table significant knowledge of building successful brands. Bombay Shaving Company, Samosa Singh, Boat Lifestyle, Mama Earth, Yoga Bar and Magic Crate are some of the closures led by him.

With a fund of INR 340 CR, he hopes to have at least 20 – 25 companies in his portfolio by the end of 2020. Having 50% of investments in domains like education, lifestyle, fashion and FMCG, Kanwaljit’s next focus in on health and wellness, personal care and beverages.

Satyasree Akella


Startup Lawyer - Partner, Induslaw


Satya has extensive experience in private equity and venture capital with a focus on representing entrepreneurs and businesses. Her clientele is varied and includes technology companies, microfinance companies, e-commerce companies, agri-based companies, and manufacturing companies.

She also specializes in corporate advisory matters, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions, and restructuring.

Satya leads the Hyderabad office, which was voted as the best law firm in Hyderabad by IFLR (International Financial Law Review) for the years three consecutive years.

Mayukh Datta


Principal Associate, Induslaw


Mayukh specializes in private equity, venture capital and M&A.

He regularly advises a variety of domestic and international clients in the IT/ ITES, e-commerce, TMT, non-banking finance, education, hospitality, and F&B sectors, on fund raising, mergers and acquisitions, structuring, exits, and exchange control regulations.

In particular, he has experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of documentation relating to fund raising, acquisitions, business/ asset transfers and exits.


Event Details

13 Oct, 2018
08:30 AM to 01:30 PM
PayPal India Private Limited
Sarjapur Main Road
RGA Tech park
Bangalore - 560035

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