Funding for Startups

Note: The venue has been shifted to Saahas 3/Dome 3, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Inside Bhavans College Campus, Andheri West, Mumbai - 400058

In a recent study, it was found that 94% of the startups fail in its first year of operation. Guess what's the most common reason behind it? Fundraising. No business can run without enough capital investment. And that's why one of the key questions entrepreneurs keep asking is, How do I finance my startup?

We will answer the question in our next meetup. Join us this Saturday as we explore all about Startup Funding. We will have speakers to help you guide through the steps to prepare the best pitch deck. Not only that, but our speakers will also talk about what an investor looks for in a startup before committing to make an investment.

We will also discuss the documentation required while fundraising and dilution of equity. To add on top of this, we have startups who will share their experiences of fundraising, what worked for them and what did not. 

If this sounds like something you can benefit from, join us this Saturday. Register online or at the venue itself. If you have any queries or doubts, feel free to reach out to one of the volunteers. 

About Headstart Startup Saturday:

Startup Saturday is Headstart Network Foundation's flagship event which sees over 1000 attendees every month (across India) come together to listen to talks and panel discussions by successful entrepreneurs, VCs, mentors and industry experts. Startup Saturday is organized on the second Saturday of every month by a team of super-passionate volunteers so that startup enthusiasts learn, get inspired and network with the best. Some of India's top startups (Ola, Flipkart, etc) made one of their first demos at a Startup Saturday.

Lightning Pitch at Startup Saturday:

Giving a demo at Startup Saturday allows you to pitch in front of a very experienced panel of business founders and investors. It's a quick Q&A session that can change your world in a few minutes. Your pitch will also reach out to a highly qualified audience. They can enrich you with brutally honest feedback, suggestions and offer to help. Please apply here if you wish to give a demo at Startup Saturday:

In addition, thanks to our partnership with Digital Ocean, all attendees will get $100 worth of cloud credits.


Satish Kataria


Investment Head at Viridian Asset Advisors Private Limited

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With a total industry experience of eighteen years in various domains, including public relations, brand management and PE/VC Investment management - Satish has always been keen to assist start-ups.

Understanding the challenges the conventional funding structure has in India, he actively pursues evolving funding mechanisms globally.

Satish has been credited with the introduction of 'Crowd Funding' in India - which he brought to India in 2010 in partnership with Grow VC - a leading European Crowd Funding Platform.

Continuing his endeavor to enable talented individuals across various domains to get funding and resources, he founded Catapooolt - which in short span, has become the fastest growing Crowd Funding platform in India.

Satish continues to work with leading ecosystem players in the early stage investing as well as creative domain and endeavors to focus on bringing more innovations in the domain of fund raising.

Specialties: Start-up mentoring, Fund raising, investment management, brand communication, Crowd Funding

Jitesh Agarwal


Co-founder Treelife Consulting


Jitesh is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and oversees the finance vertical for Treelife. Jitesh specialises in business & equity structuring, accounting and fund raising activities for startups.

Amit Mishra


CEO & Cofounder at Quifers


Amit is the Founder and CEO of the Quifers which is a SaaS technology Company that delivers technology products which help customers manage every aspect of their logistics as well as their field workforce.
Quifers is Headquartered at Mumbai, India with regional offices across India and Sales office at Santa Clara, USA and has been funded by renowned angel investors from Indian Angel Network (IAN) based across India and US.

Quifers provides products which streamline delivery logistics while maintaining full operational control, maximize fleet utilization with minimum cost along with providing optimized dispatch plan.

Amit has completed his MBA in Supply Chain from NITIE and graduation from IIT Roorkee.

He has good experience of working in varied domains of manufacturing, e-commerce and healthcare before starting Quifers.

He has worked previously with Reliance Industries Limited, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Novartis.

With a deep interest in supply chain and logistics, he has presented a paper on “reducing logistics cost of India” at a CII conference in Mumbai on theme of “Next Generation Supply Chain”.

Event Details

17 Nov, 2018
02:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Saahas 3/Dome 3, S P Jain Institute of Management and Research
Inside Bhavans College Campus, Munshi Nagar,
Dadabhai Road, Andheri West,
Mumbai - 400058

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