9:40am – 9:45am
Introduction Note - Sahad PV - Founder & Editor, VCCircle
9:45am - 10:25am
Keynote Address: Technology Entrepreneurship In India
Lakshmi Narayanan - Vice Chairman, Cognizant Technology Solutions
10:25am - 11:25am
Panel 1: Creating Private Equity & M&A Deals In Tamil NaduWith a total of 193 private equity deals worth $2.6 billion and 193 M&A deals worth $4.5 billion, Tamil Nadu has presented itself as an attractive investment destination with high quality entrepreneurs and business models. What is now the road ahead for investment and M&A opportunities in the state? What do private equity funds see now in terms of deal pipeline, sourcing, investment strike rate, quality of entrepreneurs and exit potential?
Gopal Srinvasan , Chairman & MD, TVS Capital (Moderator)
Arun Duggal, Chairman, Shriram Capital
K. Venkatachalam, Partner, PwC
R. Venkatesh , Director, Temasek Holdings Advisors
S. M. Sundaram, Partner, Baring Private Equity Partners India
11:25am - 11:40am
Tea & Networking Break
VCCircle Redhot: Here we will focus on micro sessions of 60 minutes each on significant sub segments in Tamil Nadu market.
11:40am - 12:40pm
VCCircle Redhot Segment I: Agri, Food & Related SegmentsAs the investors scan the loop of agribusiness and food business that starts from agri inputs such as seeds and fertilizers to the meal on the plate, they have witnessed many fundable and viable niches within the ecosystem of agriculture. Which are the promising opportunities along the way in areas such as logistics, cold storage, packaging, commodity markets and last-mile retail?
Venkat Shankar, Investment Director, Peepul Capital (Moderator)
R. Gopal, MD, Ramicides Chemicals
A.D. Padmasingh Isaac , Chairman & MD, Aachi Group of Companies
Srivalli Krishnan, CEO, MVS efarm
12:40pm - 1:00pm
Tea & Networking Break
1:00pm - 2:00pm
VCCircle Redhot Segment II: HealthcareOver the last few years, Indian healthcare sector has advanced in its services and segments with rising income, accessibility to insurance, increased life expectancy in addition to other factors. What are the emerging opportunities for investments & entrepreneurship? What are the unique sub segments attractive in the coming years?
G.S.K.Velu - MD & Founder, Trivitron Healthcare (Moderator)
Srinivas Chidambaram - MD, Jacob Ballas Capital India
Dr. R. Emmanuel, MD, Bharat Scans Pvt. Ltd.
Nandakumar S - Founder & CEO, Perfint Healthcare
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Lunch & Networking
2:50pm - 3:20pm
Presentation: Preparing To Raise Private EquityThis session will seek to provide entrepreneurs with insights into the requirements and process involved in raising private equity.
Yashasvi Sharma, Associate Director, PwC
Ganesh Raju, Associate Director, PwC
3:20pm - 3:40pm
Tea & Networking
3:40pm - 4:40pm
Panel 2: Early Stage VC & Angel Investing
Today, in Tamil Nadu, as hundreds of successful professionals are exploring entrepreneurship within various niche business segments, the state is attracting a lot of early stage investment action. What are the required elements in a business idea from the early VC & angel investor’s perspective? Which are the sectors preferred by early VC & angel investors? How to select your angel investor? In addition to capital, what are the other value additions by an investor?
Tarana Lalwani – Vice President, Investment Banking, Anand Rathi (Moderator)
Ananth Narasimhan - CEO, At your price
Parag Dhol - Partner, Inventus Capital Partners
Vishesh Rajaram - Principal, Ventureast
4:40pm - 4:45pm
4:45pm - 5:30pm
VCCircle Unwind: A Quick Glance At The Future Of Entrepreneurship In Tamil NaduThis session, along with cocktails and networking, will take a look at and analyze the emerging themes and business segments that will define Tamil Nadu in the next 10 years.
N.K.Ranganath - CEO, Grundfos Pumps India (Moderator)
C.Venkat Subramanyam - Founder, Veda Corporate Advisors
Hemu Ramaiah - MD, Shop 4 Solutions
Murugavel Janakiraman - Founder & CEO, BharatMatrimony
Bharat S. Dighe - Partner, Aureos India Advisers
5:30pm - 6:15pm
A special initiative where companies and investors can meet and network in a structured manner in a separate enclosure.