9:30am - 10:30am
10:30am - 10:45am
Opening Address by News Corp VCCircle
10.45am – 11:30am
Panel I: Breaking the Mould
Indian PE investors need to go beyond the obvious to dig into mass-market businesses that remain under the radar but would create the next set of Rs 1,000-crore businesses at a fast clip. Seemingly small categories like innerwear and sanitaryware have generated high returns for PE firms in the past. Where to find the next set of firms which could break the mould of operating in an unorganised space, to create sustainable profit spewing winners?
Imran Jafar, Managing Partner, Gaja Capital
Ketki Paranjpe, Managing Director, India & West Asia, L Catterton Asia
Tarun Khanna, Partner, CX Partners
Rochelle D’Souza, Principal, Lighthouse
Ranjani Raghavan, Associate Editor, VCCircle (Mosaic Digital) (Moderator)
11:30am - 11:45am
Networking Tea Break
11:45am - 12:20pm
Panel II: Specialised Etailers Standing Tall Against Goliaths
In a world where Amazon and Walmart-Flipkart occupy maximum memory space, a bunch of vertical etailers have not just survived the battle in their own domains but have, till now, managed to stand against the horizontal e-commerce behemoths. What’s the outlook for these etailers? What has allowed them to develop a niche? What are the challenges in scaling further? Is there a long-term future for these players to continue as they are?
Ayush Agrawal, Co-Founder, Seniority Pvt. Ltd.
Abhijeet Kumar, Co Founder & CEO, RainCan
Gaurav Sachdeva, Managing Partner, JSW Ventures
Beena Parmar, Beena Parmar, Special Correspondent, VCCircle (Mosaic Digital) (Moderator)
12:20pm – 1:00pm
Panel III: Scalability Problem in Restaurants
Several restaurant chains have attracted PE money but there is a clear scalability problem outside of QSR chains. How to break the shell? What lessons can the QSR chains provide to the other formats? What pain points are asset-light cloud kitchen-based restaurant chains facing?
Riyaaz Amlani, MD & CEO, Impresario
Zorawar Kalra, Promoter & Managing Director, Massive Restaurants Private Limited
Kabir Jeet Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Burger Singh
Archana Jahagirdar, CEO, Angelworks (Moderator)
1:00pm - 2:20pm
2:20pm – 2:50pm
We bring our Showcase session, a curated platform that brings a set of handpicked innovative startups to make an elevator pitch to select jury of angel investors, houseful of VCs & fellow entrepreneurs. This is also an opportunity to early stage, pre-revenue, startups as well to grab investor attention.
2:50pm – 3:30pm
Panel IV: Rise of New Brands
A clutch of new brands across categories like beverages, fashion and FMCG have created a space for themselves despite facing big MNCs. How are emerging brands creating a bigger bang for their ad-bucks while competing against legacy labels?
Ankur Goyal, Founder & CEO, &Me
Sahil Dharia, Chief Executive, Soothe Healthcare
Revant Bhate, Partner, Kstart (Moderator)
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Networking Break & Close of Conference