The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing businesses around the world to count its mounting costs and damages. With this crisis, the startups are in a hustle mode to deal with the situation. Every start-up is thinking, "what should I be doing right now?"

VCCircle’s upcoming Digital Training on ‘Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons from APAC for Startups’ will help startups find answers to many such questions that the entrepreneurs are currently grappling with.

The training that will be conducted by leading experts and thought leaders would provide insights into how startups can do more with the current resources; the new revenue models that can be looked at; fundraising in these uncertain times, investor sentiment globally and some valuation techniques. The training will also bring a rich learning experience for our startups straight from China, who have gone through the pandemic situation, to share insights on how to survive in this situation.

Key takeaways

  • Learn how to make your current round of funding last longer in the current pandemic situation
  • Understand the business strategy to adapt to the new requirements
  • Learn from the experience of the APAC startups    
  • Fundraising from global investors under COVID-19 situation
  • Understanding the guidance on the impact of COVID-19
  • Learn some of the valuation methods and techniques

Who should attend?

  • Entrepreneurs, Founders, Co-Founders, CEOs of startups
  • Individual, Private and Institutional Investors
  • I-Bankers, Professional Advisers, Law Firms & Consultants
  • Investment/Fund Managers


05 Jun, 2020
  • 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

    Delegate Registration

  • 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM


  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    Session 1: Extending the Current Runway

    • Growth vs. Economics Pendulum: Swinging to the latter
    • Do more with same: How to ramp up employee productivity?
    • Zero based costing: No assumptions, all bets off  
    • Peace-making with competition: Time to call it truce, work towards strengthening industry
    • Explore new revenue avenues: Anti-fragility

    By Tejeshwi Sharma, Principal, Sequoia Capital India LLP

  • 10:30 AM – 10:40 AM

    Short Break

  • 10:40 AM – 12:10 PM

    Global Perspective: The APAC Experience

    • Historically and globally, what ’s the impact of the outbreaks of epidemics on macro economy? - Including SARS (2003, China), H1N1(2009, US), MERS (2014-15, the middle east), Ebora (2014, West Africa), Zika (2015-2016, Brazil), H7N9(2016-2017, China), Ebora (2018, Gango)
    • Capital perspectives: Global capital changes (volumes and deals number) and investor’s confidence. Post investment management from global investment firms. Any changes and supporting activities they can do to support start-ups?
    • The impact of COVID-19 on different sectors, some of which may be benefited from it. Chinese start-ups experiences and cases.
    • Golden/ life saver rules for Indian start-ups: What Indian start-ups should do to deal with it? What can they learn from Chinese start-ups? How to fundraise? Without fundraise, how to survive in such a difficult time? Including advices, learnings and lessons (traps to avoid) taken from Chinese start-ups.

    By Wallace Guo, Managing Partner, Taihecap (TH Capital)

  • 12:10 PM – 12:20 PM

    Short Break

  • 12:20 PM – 12:50 PM

    The Valuation Game

    • Why traditional valuation methods of multiples and discounted cash flows are not popular for early stage companies?
    • Methods prescribed by IPEVC and AICPA (scenario analysis and milestone-based working)
    • Some techniques like calibration
    • Guidance provided by some bodies on impact of COVID.

    By Amish Mehta, Partner–Valuation, Modeling & Economics, EY



Wallace Guo

Managing Partner, Taihecap (TH Capital)

Tejeshwi Sharma

Principal, Sequoia Capital India LLP

Amish Mehta

Partner-Valuation, Modeling & Economics, EY

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Cancellation Policy:

Refund and Substitution Policy (Differ from one programme to other, please read carefully): No refunds will be granted for cancellations made within 15 days of the workshop. Those delegates, who have confirmed and do not attend, are liable to pay the full course fee and no refunds will be granted. Cancellation fee of 50% will be applicable 30 days prior to the workshop. Cancellation fee of 25% will be applicable up to 45 days prior to the workshop. Company reserves the right to amend content, expert, policy, venue & date(s) of the workshop. Participants will be refunded the registration fee in full in case the workshop gets cancelled. In case of refunds or cancellation mentioned above - the inward and outward Forex transaction cost (s) and currency fluctuation differential will be charged while accounting for the refund. Company assumes no liability for any costs including transportation, hotel reservations or any other costs incurred by participants in the event of cancellation.

Substitution Policy:

Substitutions within a company are permitted through the workshop/training date, request must be by email to

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