Introduction

8:30am - 9:40am
Tea & Registration

9:40am – 9:45am
Introduction Note
Sahad P.V. – Founder & Editor, VCCircle

9:45am – 10:45am
Panel I: Emerging South-India: Opportunities To Invest In & Build World Class Enterprises
As South India is emerging as an epicentre for budding entrepreneurs, the region is churning out strong fundamentals-backed high quality businesses. Which are the new emerging entrepreneurial themes evolving in the region? How do PE funds look at the region in terms of investment opportunities? How is the region transforming from a traditional agro economy to world class economy?

Shyam Sunder, Partner, IDFC Private Equity (Moderator)
Mark Silgardo, Sr Managing Partner, IL&FS Private Equity
Krishna Srinivasan, Vice Chairman & CEO, ISGN Technologies
Nagaraj Mylandla, Founder & MD, Financial Software & Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Karthikeyan Ranganathan, Partner, Baring Private Equity Partners India

10:45am – 11:10am

- Muthoot Finance’s inception, early days & business model,
- Significant milestones,
- Business Diversification,
- How Muthoot raised scaled, raised private equity and achieved a successful IPO
- Growth path and projections

11:10am – 11:25am
Tea & Networking

11:25am – 11:50am
Entrepreneur Presentation: Creating A Product/Service From India For The Global Marketplace
Private equity funded Sashi Reddi, Founder & CEO, Applabs will share his experiences at Applabs and will present on:
- Applabs’ inception, early days & business model
- How Applabs raised venture capital funding and scaled
- Building a product/service for the global marketplace: experiences on execution
- Significant milestones
- How it achieved a successful exit to Computer Science Corporation (NYSE: CSC)

11:50am – 12:10pm
Presentation: Relevance Of Branding In Emerging Markets
In the emerging markets, how does one address the decision-making dilemma faced by a large number of companies which are making the transition to brand building? How critical is the focus of an upcoming business towards brand building? Effective brand building requires identification and selection of an optimal media mix which eventually works towards meeting relevant and customized brand building requirements of any business.
Surojit Gupta - General Manager, Brand Capital

12:10pm – 12:30pm
Practical Implications Of A Private Equity Firm's Rights In Your Company: Decision Making, Governance, Exit, Indemnification, etc.
Vikas Keyal - Head Corporate, Vaish Associates Advocates

12:30pm – 1:40pm
Lunch & Networking

1:40pm – 2:20pm
Panel II: Sector Focus: Infrastructure, Power & Cleantech
How is infrastructure & power segment placed as an attractive investment bet today? How to manage risks in terms of high gestation period? What the challenges of operating in the regulatory framework in the region? What is the road ahead for cleantech entrepreneurship?

Srivatsa Krishna, IAS, Indian Administrative Service, Ex- The World Bank Group (Moderator)
Pravan Malhotra - Sr Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
Nikhil Kumar, Joint MD, TD Power Systems
Sachin Maheshwari, Director, Zephyr Peacock Private Equity

2:20pm – 3:00pm
Panel III: Raising Venture Capital & Angel Money
How to get angel and VC funding for your startup? What do VCs and angel investors look for in a startup before investing? How does the region fare in terms of successful exits?

Deepak Shahdadpuri – MD, Beacon India Private Equity Fund (Moderator)
Mohan Kumar, Exec utive Director, Norwest Venture Partners
Anup Gupta, Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners
Hari Menon, CEO, Bigbasket.com
Gaurav Singh Kushwaha, Co-founder, Bluestone.com

3:00pm – 3:15pm
Tea & Networking

3:15pm – 3:55pm
Panel IV: Sector Focus: Healthcare & Education
How are traditional healthcare business models giving way to more innovative setups involving diagnostics, healthcare equipments & healthcare consulting? How are healthcare delivery setups acquiring fast scale? What are the opportunities of entrepreneurship non formal & formal education space in the region? Have IT-enabled education businesses taken off?

Jacob Kurian, Partner, New Silk Route Advisors (Moderator)
Manish Sabharwal, CEO, Team Lease Services Pvt. Ltd.
G. Velu, MD, Trivitron Medical Services Pvt. Ltd.
Vikram Vuppala, Founder & CEO, Nephroplus

3:55pm – 4:35pm
Panel V: Hot Themes For Entrepreneurship: E-Commerce, SAAS, Digital Content & Mobile
What are the entrepreneurial opportunities today in e-commerce, digital content & mobile? What models are VCs betting on?

Kanwaljit Singh, Sr. Managing Director, Helion Venture Partners (Moderator)
Sharat Potharaju, Founder & CEO, MobStac
Vijay Jumani, Founder & CEO, Hoopos
Parag Dhol - MD, Inventus (India) Advisors

4:35pm - 5:00pm
Entrepreneur Story: Scaling & Achieving A Successful Exit For Your Company
K Ganesh - Founder & CEO, TutorVista.com

5:00pm - 5:05pm
Concluding Remarks

5:05pm - 5:50pm
VCCircle Angel, VC & PE Lounge

5:05pm onwards
VCCircle Unwind
A zone for informal networking and establishing contacts with entrepreneurs and investors over cocktails.


Agenda

8:30am - 9:40am
Tea & Registration

9:40am – 9:45am
Introduction Note
Sahad P.V. – Founder & Editor, VCCircle

9:45am – 10:45am
Panel I: Emerging South-India: Opportunities To Invest In & Build World Class Enterprises
As South India is emerging as an epicentre for budding entrepreneurs, the region is churning out strong fundamentals-backed high quality businesses. Which are the new emerging entrepreneurial themes evolving in the region? How do PE funds look at the region in terms of investment opportunities? How is the region transforming from a traditional agro economy to world class economy?

Shyam Sunder, Partner, IDFC Private Equity (Moderator)
Mark Silgardo, Sr Managing Partner, IL&FS Private Equity
Krishna Srinivasan, Vice Chairman & CEO, ISGN Technologies
Nagaraj Mylandla, Founder & MD, Financial Software & Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Karthikeyan Ranganathan, Partner, Baring Private Equity Partners India

10:45am – 11:10am

- Muthoot Finance’s inception, early days & business model,
- Significant milestones,
- Business Diversification,
- How Muthoot raised scaled, raised private equity and achieved a successful IPO
- Growth path and projections

11:10am – 11:25am
Tea & Networking

11:25am – 11:50am
Entrepreneur Presentation: Creating A Product/Service From India For The Global Marketplace
Private equity funded Sashi Reddi, Founder & CEO, Applabs will share his experiences at Applabs and will present on:
- Applabs’ inception, early days & business model
- How Applabs raised venture capital funding and scaled
- Building a product/service for the global marketplace: experiences on execution
- Significant milestones
- How it achieved a successful exit to Computer Science Corporation (NYSE: CSC)

11:50am – 12:10pm
Presentation: Relevance Of Branding In Emerging Markets
In the emerging markets, how does one address the decision-making dilemma faced by a large number of companies which are making the transition to brand building? How critical is the focus of an upcoming business towards brand building? Effective brand building requires identification and selection of an optimal media mix which eventually works towards meeting relevant and customized brand building requirements of any business.
Surojit Gupta - General Manager, Brand Capital

12:10pm – 12:30pm
Practical Implications Of A Private Equity Firm's Rights In Your Company: Decision Making, Governance, Exit, Indemnification, etc.
Vikas Keyal - Head Corporate, Vaish Associates Advocates

12:30pm – 1:40pm
Lunch & Networking

1:40pm – 2:20pm
Panel II: Sector Focus: Infrastructure, Power & Cleantech
How is infrastructure & power segment placed as an attractive investment bet today? How to manage risks in terms of high gestation period? What the challenges of operating in the regulatory framework in the region? What is the road ahead for cleantech entrepreneurship?

Srivatsa Krishna, IAS, Indian Administrative Service, Ex- The World Bank Group (Moderator)
Pravan Malhotra - Sr Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
Nikhil Kumar, Joint MD, TD Power Systems
Sachin Maheshwari, Director, Zephyr Peacock Private Equity

2:20pm – 3:00pm
Panel III: Raising Venture Capital & Angel Money
How to get angel and VC funding for your startup? What do VCs and angel investors look for in a startup before investing? How does the region fare in terms of successful exits?

Deepak Shahdadpuri – MD, Beacon India Private Equity Fund (Moderator)
Mohan Kumar, Exec utive Director, Norwest Venture Partners
Anup Gupta, Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners
Hari Menon, CEO, Bigbasket.com
Gaurav Singh Kushwaha, Co-founder, Bluestone.com

3:00pm – 3:15pm
Tea & Networking

3:15pm – 3:55pm
Panel IV: Sector Focus: Healthcare & Education
How are traditional healthcare business models giving way to more innovative setups involving diagnostics, healthcare equipments & healthcare consulting? How are healthcare delivery setups acquiring fast scale? What are the opportunities of entrepreneurship non formal & formal education space in the region? Have IT-enabled education businesses taken off?

Jacob Kurian, Partner, New Silk Route Advisors (Moderator)
Manish Sabharwal, CEO, Team Lease Services Pvt. Ltd.
G. Velu, MD, Trivitron Medical Services Pvt. Ltd.
Vikram Vuppala, Founder & CEO, Nephroplus

3:55pm – 4:35pm
Panel V: Hot Themes For Entrepreneurship: E-Commerce, SAAS, Digital Content & Mobile
What are the entrepreneurial opportunities today in e-commerce, digital content & mobile? What models are VCs betting on?

Kanwaljit Singh, Sr. Managing Director, Helion Venture Partners (Moderator)
Sharat Potharaju, Founder & CEO, MobStac
Vijay Jumani, Founder & CEO, Hoopos
Parag Dhol - MD, Inventus (India) Advisors

4:35pm - 5:00pm
Entrepreneur Story: Scaling & Achieving A Successful Exit For Your Company
K Ganesh - Founder & CEO, TutorVista.com

5:00pm - 5:05pm
Concluding Remarks

5:05pm - 5:50pm
VCCircle Angel, VC & PE Lounge

5:05pm onwards
VCCircle Unwind
A zone for informal networking and establishing contacts with entrepreneurs and investors over cocktails.


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