VCCircle Hyderabad Investment Forum 2012

VCCircle is back in Hyderabad to discover which way the city’s new ‘Andhrapreneurial’ wave is headed.

The city that is variously dubbed as Cyberabad or India’s bulk drug capital or MFI capital or EPC capital has very effortlessly donned these hats. One of India’s fifth largest cities and the key contributor to the state GDP, Hyderabad Inc. just like the city itself is a blend of old and new. Hyderbad Inc. is much like a microcosm of India Inc. in that it covers a healthy smattering of all key verticals and sectors.

Much of Hyderabad’s traditional wealth comes from land and agriculture but this capital has now been expressing itself in many new industries particularly in the knowledge economy of IT and pharma. At the same time, the native penchant for construction and contracting continues at the same pace.

The other dominant theme of Hyderabad is, of course, pharma. Many of the homegrown pharma companies have been already been cherry-picked by global MNCs who see value in the Indian generic and bulk drugs play. With the largest number of USFDA plants outside of the US in Hyderabad, there may be a lot of M&A (cross-border) deals that are still on the radar. Will the latest M&A deals trigger Andhra promoters to follow suit?

The other theme that could pan out in a big way in the next couple of years is healthcare. The sector being one of the prominent contributors to the country’s gross domestic product, has seen entrepreneurship and innovation with novel businesses here in Hyderabad. reflects the sheer size and scope of this business segment. A rise in the incidence of lifestyle-related diseases paired with a rise in income levels have emphasized the need for innovation and investments for better healthcare facilities in the country.

In this backdrop, VCCircle is proposing a summit in Hyderabad to discover the investment potential that this economy so uniquely offers. The participating companies, banks, intermediaries and private equity funds will share their route map to understanding Hyderabad Inc.



8:30am to 9:30am
Tea & Registration

9:30am – 9:40am
Introduction Note

9:40am to 10:20am
Fireside Chat: Rediscovering Andhra’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem & Opportunities
What is the uniqueness of the entrepreneurial DNA in Andhra? Which sectors would witness a slew of entrepreneurial activities and where is the Andhrapreneurial wave headed? What is Andhra’s potential for more of large marquee private equity and M&A deals? Where does Andhra
stand in terms of ease of nurturing and scaling businesses? How is the Andhra ecosystem absorbing new age businesses? Is corporate transparency a subject of much concern and talks at the negotiation table?
Aluri Srinvasa Rao - MD, Morgan Stanley Private Equity (Moderator)
Devendra Surana - MD, Bhagyanagar India Limited
Vijay Mahajan - MD, Bhartiya Samruddhi Finance Ltd

10:20am to 11:20am
Panel I: Raising Private Equity Capital & Business Transformation
Which sectors and stages in businesses appeal to private equity investors? What do private equity investors look for in a company before investing? Which are the new and emerging attractive sectors in Hyderabad attracting investor eyeballs? Private Equity’s role in business development & transformation? Apart from money, what other inputs & value additions do private equity managers bring to the table? Developing company financial information, moving from non-formal business practices to formal business practices. What are the challenges in valuation and how can both promoters and investors align their interests? How to overcome the difficulties in signing term sheets?
Deepak Shahdadpuri - Founder & MD, Beacon India Private Equity (Moderator)
Sunil Kolangara - Partner, Ascent Capital
Sandeep Reddy - MD, Peepul Capital Advisors

11:20am to 11:35am
Tea & Networking

11:35am - 11:55am
Legal Presentation: Understanding Legal Aspects Involved In Debt & Equity Fund Raising For Companies
Anjuli Sivaramakrishnan - Partner, Kochhar & Co

11:55am to 12:45pm
Panel II: VCCircle Red-hot: Infrastructure, Roads, Ports, Power & Cleantech
Hyderabad’s most prolific infrastructure companies and investors will talk about capital-raising, deploying funds, earning profits, covering forex and operational risks, volatility in raw materials and, chasing the strategic vision. How these firms seized M&A opportunities, bid for large projects, achieved financial closure and grew scale.
Mudit Kapoor - Assistant Professor, Economics & Public Policy, Indian
School of Business (Moderator)
Suresh Chukkapalli - Founder Chairman, Phoenix Group
Sudesh Menon - CEO, Waterlife India Pvt. Ltd

12:45pm to 2:00pm
Lunch & Networking

1:00pm to 2:00pm
VCCircle Lounge
VCCircle Lounge is a new initiative from VCCircle where companies and investors can meet and network in a structured manner in a separate enclosure. Here companies can make their elevator pitch to a group of select private equity investors and venture capitalists, while
investors can sell their funds to India's fastest growing enterprises.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Panel III: Raising Venture Capital & Angel Investor Money
How to get VC and angel funding for your startup? What are the Dos & Don'ts of before approaching an angel or a seed stage investor? How much of the company should an entrepreneur be ready to dissolve while raising early funding? How does Hyderabad fare in terms of successful investments?
Sateesh Andra - Managing Partner, Ventureast (Moderator)
Karthee Mandasamy - MD, Qualcom Ventures
Raj Seelam - MD, Sresta Natural Bioproducts Pvt. Ltd
Konda Vishweshwar Reddy - MD, Citadel Research and Solutions
J A Chowdary - an active angel investor

3:00pm to 3:30pm
Entrepreneur Interview
Venture capital funded Vamshi Reddy, Co-founder & CEO, Apalya Technologies will be interviewed on:
- Apalya’s early days and business model
- Significant milestones
- Growth path and projections
- How Apalya raised VC funding and scaled
Vamshi Reddy - Co-founder & CEO, Apalya Technologies
Shrija Agrawal - Associate Editor, VCCircle

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Tea & Networking Break

3:45pm 4:30pm
Panel IV: VCCircle Red-hot: Healthcare & Pharma
What are the investable business models in healthcare delivery which is often categorized as a long gestation play? How do these models acquire scale? What are the opportunities in multi-specialty and single-specialty plays? Will we see attractive M&A opportunites
thriving in this space? How to overcome challenges in high capital intensive & high obsolesce segments? What are the emerging opportunities in Indian Pharma play today? A status check on Niche Therapeutic Area, Portfolio Adopters, Licensing Experts, Drug Delivery
Experts, Specialty Generics Players.
Sanjeev Sehrawat - Sr. Director, ICICI Venture (Moderator)
Vikram Vuppala - Founder & CEO, Nephroplus
Sofi Bergkvist - Managing Director, ACCESS Health International
Dr. B Ramesh Babu - MD, Medwin Hospital & Venture Partner, Ventureast Tenet Fund
C.Chandra Sekhar - Executive Director, Global Hospitals Pvt. Ltd.

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Panel V: Hot Themes For Entrepreneurship: Digital Content, E-Commerce, SaaS, Mobile, Education
What are the entrepreneurial opportunities today in digital content, e-commerce, SaaS, mobile & education? What are the unique challenges and scope for growth under each segment? What models are VCs betting on?
Parag Dhol - MD, Inventus Capital Partners (Moderator)
Ranjith Boyanapalli - Founder & CEO, BuyThePrice
Abhay Deshpande - Co-founder & CEO, Martjack
Venu Donepudi - Founder & Managing Director, CarZ

5:30pm – 5:35pm
Concluding remarks

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ISB Campus, Hyderabad

ISB Campus, Hyderabad

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