Techcircle Mobile Forum 2015

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  • Agenda
  • Speakers
  • Venue
  • Sponsors
  • Partners
  • Registration

Millions of stories around smartphones & mobile internet reveals on how these tools are empowering Indian businesses, consumers & individuals at large. For instance: From the time you wake up in the morning (read news, book a cab, grab on demand traffic updates, track your drive, book a movie show, hunt for your favorite music or game, discover a restaurant, make travel bookings, mine business contacts, maintain a social profile, detect spam calls, shop, transact, pay and do much more) till your day ends, for every need of yours, companies have successfully build up mobile based, mobile only solutions.

What are the recent disruptive business models pursued by emerging entrepreneurs? How are investors leveraging on mobile-focused opportunities? With large no. of consumers turning to mobile to transact, what strategies are mobile centric businesses rolling out to capitalize on large consumer base? How are brick & mortar businesses planning to capture mobile opportunity? To capture the recent mobile disruptions, innovations, mobile investment trends, views from leading mobile investors, entrepreneurs & mentors & mobile strategy experts, we are excited to announce the 4th edition of Techcircle Mobile Forum 2015. The forum would be held in June 2015, New Delhi.

The forum would be a meeting ground for mobile strategists, mobile entrepreneurs, mobile heads of leading businesses, angel & venture capital investors besides mentors, and deal makers focusing on the Indian mobile ecosystem.

Key topics
- Building mobile first, mobile only businesses in India - Challenges & Opportunities
- Mobile Applications - opportunities in building local language based mobile apps for India and what’s unique for this market
- Monetizing mobile content - The way forward

- Techcircle Insights:
   - Mobile Ad tech 2.0 - Innovations driving the new rules in mobile advertising
   - Enabling “On-Demand Blue Collar Services”
   - Mobile Gaming: Re-defining Mobile entertainment
   - Disruptions in mobile payment technologies

8:15am - 9:30am
Tea, Networking & Registration

9:30am - 9:45am
Introductory Note

9:45am - 10:30am
Panel I: Building mobile first, mobile only businesses in India - Challenges & Opportunities
With a vibrant mobile economy in India, everything seems to be happening on mobile these days. Businesses have been seen moving from mobile first to mobile only as the smartphones and mobile internet penetration is on an up tide. How has been the experience for mobile first businesses in India? How will mobile only pan out for Indian consumers? Will we see large consumer internet businesses following the likes of Myntra to shut their website and be mobile only? While experts’ debate that mobile is the future, is the time right to go mobile only? What are the challenges & opportunities involved in mobile only? How are investors looking at investing in mobile only businesses in India?

Subramanya Sharma - CMO & Sr. Vice President - Products, Cleartrip
Anurag Singh - Co-founder & Executive Director, Affle - India
Aloke Bajpai - CEO & Co-Founder, Ixigo.com
Rahul Khanna - Managing Partner, Trifecta Capital (Moderator)

10:30am - 11:15am
Panel II: Monetizing mobile content - The way forward
Mobile acts as a primary platform when it comes to content consumption by Indian mobile users and key categories such as video, games, music, news & cricket tops the charts in terms of overall content consumption. Are Indian mobile users willing to pay for their favorite content on mobile? How are entrepreneurs monetizing the content and how big is this opportunity? Which are the few handful companies in India who have got their monetization models right locally? What benefits are derived to the developers from carrier billing integration while monetizing content? How effective are the freemium/premium models and has there been a breakthrough in making Indian mobile users pay for their favorite content?

Hari Nair - Director - Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment
Nikhil Naik - Head, Global Content and Distribution, Vuclip
Anand Sinha - Co - Founder, Pressplay Tv
Mahesh Narayanan - Global Chief Operating Officer, Saavn
Sanjay Purohit - Founder, Director & CEO, iProf Learning Solutions India Pvt. Ltd
Jaivir Nagi - India Head & Acquisitions Head (Global) for Online Partnerships, Google (Moderator)

11:15am - 11:45am
Tea & Networking

11:45am - 12:30pm
Panel III: Mobile Applications - Opportunities in building local language based mobile apps for India and what’s unique for this market
Growth of mobile apps in India is driven by masses consuming internet on mobile, spread across the length and breadth of the country. Mobile app users are no longer restricted to a set of consumers and hence creating apps in local languages presents a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs. How crucial it is to create tailor-made apps distinctly for India? To improve the mobile consumption & interface in Indian market, are the mobile app developers taking multi language support? How different is Indian app market compared to other countries? Which category within apps is getting traction from the consumers? How one can tap into local language can based apps market?

Damandeep Singh Soni - Head of India Business Development, LINE Corp
Saurabh Kochhar - CEO (India) and CBO (Global), Foodpanda.in
Gagan Bhatia - General Manager - North India region, Uber Technologies
Piyush Agrawal - Co-founder & CEO, SuperProfs
Pranav Bhasin - Sr. Vice President & Head Of Product, MakeMyTrip.com
Rahul Khanna - Managing Partner, Trifecta Capital (Moderator)

12:30pm - 1:45pm
Lunch & Networking

Techcircle Insights: Quick Insightful discussions on select emerging themes

1:45pm - 2:30pm
Insights I: Mobile Ad tech 2.0 - Innovations driving the new rules in mobile advertising
From boring banner ads to text message-based ads to shifting to innovative digital & mobile advertising, Indian ad-tech industry has undergone through wide ranging changes. In an effort to push sales for big & small brands, how disruptive and innovative are ad-tech companies getting in to satisfy their client base? How has leveraging of interactive video ads, gaming ads, LBS and other intelligent ads helping advertisers/marketers to increase their mobile- app downloads? How are the processes built to track personalized consumer usage? With efficient tracking & measurement, what is the average conversion rate witnessed? Can they guarantee eyeballs?

Dippak Khurana - Co-founder & CEO, Vserv
Anurag Dod - Founder & CEO, AdIQuity
Kiran Gopinath - Founder & CEO, Adadyn (Ozone Media)
Harish Bahl - Founder and Chairman, Smile Group
Karan Mohla - Executive Director & Head of Digital Consumer Investments, IDG Ventures India (Moderator)

2:30pm - 3:15pm
Insights II: Disruptions in mobile payment technologies
One of the most talked about technology disruptions is “Mobile Payments", how is the mobile world revolutionizing the Indian payments industry? Where mobile is already making life easy for millions to interact, how is mobile payment technology helping millions of customers & merchants to transact & do business? How successful are mobile payment companies in refining customer experience? What do we see in the next 3 - 5 years when it comes to mobile payments?

Upasana Taku - Co - Founder, MobiKwik
Nitin Gupta - Co-founder & CEO, PayU India
Dewang Neralla - Managing Director & CEO, Atom Technologies Limited
Mrinal Chatterjee - Director of Technology Payments, Amazon
Kamal Arora - Vice - President, Netmagic
Varsha Tagare - Director, Qualcomm Ventures (Moderator)

3:15pm - 3:35pm
Tea & Networking

3:35pm - 4:15pm
Insights III: Enabling “On-Demand Blue Collar Services” through Mobile
What are the opportunities in integrating new economy business with old economy workforce? How are the passionate entrepreneurs using technology to serve the bottom of the pyramid such as: delivery staff, helpers, drivers, cooks, maids, security guards, laundry? While we are already seeing decent action in aggregating drivers mix, thanks to the digital carpooling companies. When can we see other class of workers reap benefits of the ever growing mobile world? What it takes to automate huge volume-driven under-served population through mobile?

Aditya Rao - Founder & CEO, LocalOye
Sachin Dalal - Cofounder Infibeam.com, Shipdroid.com
Sean Blagsvedt - CEO & Founder, Babajob.com
Debadutta Upadhyaya - Co-Founder & CEO, Timesaverz.com
Rachit Mathur - Co - Founder & CEO, FindYahan
Dave Richards - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Unitus Seed Fund (Moderator)

4:15pm - 4:45pm
Techcircle Showcase - Powered by Nasscom 10K Startups
A curated platform that brings five exciting & innovative mobile companies making an elevator pitch to an esteemed panel of jury & houseful of investors & fellow entrepreneurs.

4:45pm - 5:30pm
Insights IV:  Mobile Gaming: Re-defining Mobile entertainment
As every game follows a curve, once reaching its peak, game lovers tend to lose interest & move out quickly, so to keep interest intact & running, what innovations or analytics are drawn by gaming entrepreneurs? Despite the explosion in mobile gaming consumption, what makes monetization a challenge for mobile gaming companies? Will Graphics, animation industry, 4G services, game outsourcing bring added opportunities for the industry? How different are game offerings for Indian game lovers compared to the other countries?

Badri Sanjeevi - CEO, Group CFO, People Group, Mauj Mobile
Rohit Sharma - Founder & CEO, POKKT
Saurabh Aggarwal - Founder & CEO, Octro
Bhavin Pandya - Founder & CEO, Rummycircle
Kunal Kapur - CEO, Red Monster Games
Manish Agarwal - CEO, Nazara Group Technologies Pvt Ltd (Moderator)

5:30pm onwards
Techcircle Unwind (Separate Registration Required)
Continue the energy and networking of the day with more social time with top entrepreneurs and leading investors over cocktails

Aditya Rao Aditya Rao Founder & CEO, LocalOye
 
Aloke Bajpai Aloke Bajpai CEO & Co-Founder, Ixigo.com | @ixigo
 
Anand Sinha Anand Sinha Co - Founder, Pressplay Tv
 
Anurag Dod Anurag Dod Founder & CEO, AdIQuity
 
Anurag Singh Anurag Singh Co-founder & Executive Director, Affle - India
 
Badri Sanjeevi Badri Sanjeevi CEO, Group CFO, People Group, Mauj Mobile
 
Bhavin Pandya Bhavin Pandya Founder & CEO, Rummycircle
 
Damandeep Singh Soni Damandeep Singh Soni Head of India Business Development, LINE Corp
 
Dave Richards Dave Richards Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Unitus Seed Fund
 
Debadutta Upadhyaya Debadutta Upadhyaya Co-founder & CEO, Timesaverz.com | @Timesaverz
 
Dewang Neralla Dewang Neralla MD & CEO, Atom Technologies Limited
 
Dippak Khurana Dippak Khurana Co-founder & CEO, Vserv
 
Gagan Bhatia Gagan Bhatia General Manager - North India region, Uber Technologies
 
Hari Nair Hari Nair Director - Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment
 
Harish Bahl Harish Bahl Founder and Chairman, Smile Group
 
Jaivir Nagi Jaivir Nagi India Head & Acquisitions Head (Global) for Online Partnerships, Google
 
Kamal Arora Kamal Arora Vice-President, Netmagic
 
Karan Mohla Karan Mohla Executive Director, IDG Ventures India
 
Kiran Gopinath Kiran Gopinath Founder & CEO, Adadyn (Ozone Media)
 
Kunal Kapur Kunal Kapur CEO, Red Monster Games
 
Mahesh Narayanan Mahesh Narayanan Global Chief Operating Officer, Saavn
 
Manish Agarwal Manish Agarwal CEO, Nazara Technologies
 
Mrinal Chatterjee Mrinal Chatterjee Director of Technology Payments, Amazon
 
Nikhil Naik Nikhil Naik Director, Global Content and Distribution, Vuclip
 
Nitin Gupta Nitin Gupta Co-founder & CEO, PayU India
 
Piyush Agrawal Piyush Agrawal CEO & Founder, Superprofs.com
 
Pranav Bhasin Pranav Bhasin Sr. Vice President & Head Of Product, MakeMyTrip.com
 
Rachit Mathur Rachit Mathur Co - Founder & CEO, FindYahan
 
Rahul Khanna Rahul Khanna Managing Partner, Trifecta Capital | @TrifectaCapital
 
Rohit Sharma Rohit Sharma Founder & CEO, POKKT
 
Sachin Dalal Sachin Dalal Cofounder Infibeam.com, Shipdroid.com
 
Sanjay Purohit Sanjay Purohit Founder, Director & CEO, iProf Learning Solutions India Pvt. Ltd
 
Saurabh Aggarwal Saurabh Aggarwal Founder & CEO, Octro
 
Saurabh Kochhar Saurabh Kochhar CEO (India) and CBO (Global), Foodpanda.in
 
Sean Blagsvedt Sean Blagsvedt CEO and Founder, Babajob.com
 
Subramanya Sharma Subramanya Sharma CMO & Sr VP - Products, Cleartrip Private Limited
 
Upasana Taku Upasana Taku Co-founder, MobiKwik | @MobiKwik
 
Varsha Tagare Varsha Tagare Director, Qualcomm Ventures
 

Date: 24th June

Address: The Lalit,
Barakhamba road, New Delhi


Mauj Mobile

Mauj Mobile (www.mauj.com) is a mobile media company with leadership in content and app marketplaces. With over 20mn monthly unique users, Mauj is one of the fastest growing mobile companies in India.  Mauj has interests in two key verticals - entertainment and edutainment. In entertainment, the company operates Mobango (www.mobango.com), which is one of the largest independent appstore in the world for free apps, games and videos. In edutainment, Mauj runs Appystore.in (www.appystore.in) which provides subscription based  curated content for kids up to 7 years of age. Mauj Mobile is a recognized company with awards such as Red Herring and mBillionth Awards for Innovation. Mauj Mobile is par
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Affle

Affle is a Singapore HQ company which is the architect of an end-to-end ‘Mobile Audience as a Service’ platform (“MAAS”).

Affle delivers end to end mobile commerce & marketing solutions with greater ROI and transparency for commerce marketplaces, app developers, marketers and publishers globally. Our Mobile Audience As a Service (“MAAS”) platform enhances audience engagement, optimization & monetization across mobile assets through unique intent insights derived from behavioural signals, attribution and commerce data. Affle boasts to have investing partners like Microsoft, Centurion, NTT DOCOMO, Dentsu, BCCL, etc.

Nasscom 10,000 Start-ups

10,000 Startups is an ambitious attempt by NASSCOM to scale up the startup ecosystem in India by 10x. 10,000 Startups aims to enable incubation, funding and support for 10,000 technology startups in India over the next ten years.

The program’s vision is to:

     •  Foster entrepreneurship
     •  Build entrepreneurial capabilities at scale and
     •  Strengthen early stage support for tech startups

To meet these objective the program aims to bring together key stakeholders of the ecosystem including startup incubators / accelerators, angel investors, venture capitalists, startup support groups, mentors and technology corporations.

With 10,000 Start-ups NASSCOM aims to build a vibrant ecosystem for technology entrepreneurship in India.

Qualcomm Ventures

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), through its venture investment arm Qualcomm Ventures, presents the company’s annual QPrize™ 2015 international seed investment competition. The competition aims to identify and provide seed funding into early-stage companies with unique and promising wireless technologies. India finalist will be awarded up to US$250,000 in convertible note financing from Qualcomm as seed funding and will be invited to contend in the QPrize Grand Finals competition against other regional finalists on September 9, 2015. The Grand Finals winner will receive an additional US$250,000 of convertible note financing to aid in converting their business plan into reality.

Since inception, QPrize winners have collectively raised more than $238 million in total venture funding. Past winners include Capillary Technologies, Reverie Technologies, Deckapp, Konotor & Mavin Technologies. The deadline to submit business plans is July 10th, 2015. Upon rece
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Netmagic

Netmagic, an NTT Communications company, is India’s leading Cloud and Managed Hosting service provider, with 5 availability zones, 9 carrier-neutral, state-of-the-art data centers and serving more than 2000 enterprises globally. Headquartered in Mumbai, Netmagic also delivers Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) services to various Enterprise customers globally including NTT Communication’s customers across Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific region. The Company was the first in India to launch services like Cloud Computing, Managed Security, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and Software-Defined Storage. Netmagic has won several awards including wins at Datacenter Dynamics Asia-Pacific Awards 2016, 5 awards at CIO Choice Award 2017 and Frost & Sullivan India ICT Award 2016.

SuperProfs

SuperProfs is India's Largest Online Platform for Exam Preparation, with over 100,000+ registered students, 200+ HD quality video courses, 100+ professors, currently covering exams like CA, CS, CMA, UPSC, GATE and IIT-JEE. We provide unlimited access to the most reputed Professors by streaming their classes online which can be viewed multiple times, 24X7, anytime anywhere. The mobile app allows students to view HD quality videos at extremely low bandwidths (100 Kbps) and also allows them to download the content locally, for offline playback. The company is funded by Kalaari Capital, IDG Ventures and Indian Angel Network.

FreeCharge

FreeCharge is India's largest mobile commerce platform where users can pay their mobile, DTH and utility payments across most major operators including Vodafone, Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance, Idea, DOCOMO, Tata Sky, Aircel, BSNL and more. FreeCharge focuses on bringing simplicity, convenience and rewards to everyday payments.

In early 2015, FreeCharge joined forces with Snapdeal to create India's largest Mobile commerce ecosystem. With this combined strength, FreeCharge aims at creating the largest utilities payments marketplace in India by organising the current largely unorganised and offline driven market.

For more details, please visit https://www.freecharge.in/

Rockstand

Rockstand is a fast growing mobile learning marketplace with a philosophy to break Linguistic, Geographic and Time barriers for bringing knowledge to every seeker.

Rockstand has been an established and popular company in mLearning segment for past 3 years with currently more than 2 Lakh SKUs spread across 500 categories and 3000 learning sources on board.

It offers its products and services in Self-Paced Learning and Distance Learning domains through eBook, eNewspaper, eMagazine in multiple genres such as academic and competitive exams, romance, knowledge, fiction, non-fiction, health, kids, travel, cooking, etc. and mCoaching Material from 40+ distinguished coaching institutes Pan India covering most entrance exams such as IITJEE, AIPMT, IES, CAT, XAT, MAT, GMAT/GRE, GATE, CTET, CDS NDA, CA-CPT, CS, UPSC, BANK PO and others.

Rockstand is present across Android, iOS and Windows platforms through its application for smart phones and tablets.Rockstand is
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Mumbai Angels Industry Partner
Mumbai Angels

Mumbai Angels, started in 2006 is the first premium Angel network in India. The Mumbai Angels provides a unique platform to start up and very early stage companies by bringing them face to face with successful entrepreneurs, professionals and executives who are interested in and have the funds available to invest in start-up companies. Many members of Mumbai Angels have prior Silicon Valley experience. In addition to the capital of its members, the Mumbai Angels provides access to high quality mentoring, vast networks in India and abroad and inputs on strategy as well as execution.

Mumbai Angels provides its portfolio companies with a level of assistance that surpasses their highest expectations. Mumbai Angels network of relationships and their ability to leverage those relationships on behalf of their portfolio companies is unparalleled. Mumbai Angles members and their organisations have come to represent the ideal business partner for entrepreneurs who wish to start and
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TLabs Incubation Partner
TLabs

TLabs is the leading technology accelerator in India that operates a 4 month program, twice a year, with 60+ mentors supporting the companies that become part of it. With 6 Batches and 36 companies, TLabs has seen a tremendous success rate with over 65% of the companies getting funded raising over $200k investments per team. Startups that go through the program get intensive mentoring from in-house and external mentors to shape ideas into viable businesses.

Indian Angel Network Incubation Partner
Indian Angel Network

Indian Angel Network, India's first and largest angel network, brings together successful entrepreneurs and CEOs who share a passion to enable more early stage businesses to create scale and value. By focusing on startups, the Network addresses the current acute lack of funds available to early stage companies. The Network believes that early stage businesses require more than just money to succeed. They require close mentoring and inputs on strategy as well as execution.

Indian Angel Network currently has over 300 members drawn from across the country and some from overseas, comprising the who's who of successful Indian entrepreneurs and CEOs from diverse sectors (information on www.indianangelnetwork.com). The Network has met with early success and has already invested in 100 portfolio companies including investee and incubatee companies. IAN has become the hub for innovative ventures founded by high quality entrepreneurs seeking mentoring an
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Startup Grind Startup Outreach Partner
Startup Grind

Startup Grind is a global startup community educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 150 cities and 65 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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