VCCircle Pune Investment Forum 2015

  • Introduction
  • Agenda
  • Speakers
  • Venue
  • Sponsors
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  • Registration

Pune is a thriving startup centre for new age sectors like software products/IT, internet of things (IOT), healthcare and education. Pune plays host to companies like backup solutions provider Druva Software, ad services firm PubMatic, anti-virus maker Quick Heal, and upcoming IOT Company Altizon Systems. The city and surrounding areas have been strong in old economy businesses like automobile components, manufacturing, and pharma. Real estate is another booming sector.

Pune is our next stop for our city series. VCCircle is hosting the 3rd edition of VCCircle Pune Investment Forum on May 28 at Le Meridien, Pune.

The summit will bring together leading business leaders, startup founders, CEOs and aspiring entrepreneurs across industries to meet top private equity and venture capital investors, bankers, lawyers and business consultants.

Key Topics:
-Pune’s entrepreneurial ecosystem & emerging trends: What does the proximity to financial capital means for Pune’s entrepreneurial ecosystem?
-Raising venture capital for emerging businesses in Pune: Which segments are driving investors’ interest?
-Red-hot sector focus panels on emerging investment themes

   • Internet of things, emerging technologies & more
   • Enterprise/B2B products
   • Healthcare & Education technology
-Mapping angel activity in Pune - What opportunities are angels betting on?  

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

9:30am - 9:45am
Introductory Note

9:45am - 10:30am
Panel I: Pune’s entrepreneurial ecosystem & emerging trends: What does the proximity to financial capital means for Pune’s entrepreneurial ecosystem?
Pune, popularly titled as a hub for manufacturing & engineering industry for over five decades is also becoming a natural choice for other fast growing industries across technology, IT, education, healthcare, real-estate sectors to launch their centres in the city of Pune. What makes Pune a preferred business destination among new breed start-ups? What does the proximity to financial capital means for Pune’s entrepreneurial ecosystem? What are the other crucial elements favouring entrepreneurial growth in Pune - Is it the availability of skilled work force, relatively lower cost of ownership/rentals for offices, emerging investment ecosystem, climate, culture? What are the clear & emerging trends budding up in the city? Are start-ups able to grow, gain strengths, attract fresh investments being based out of Pune?

Sanjay Chaudhary - Partner, Tata Capital Growth Fund
Mahesh Deshmukh - CMD, Chetas Control Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Mritunjay Singh - Executive Director & COO, Persistent Systems Ltd.
Dilip Dusija- Partner- Corporate Finance , BDO India (Moderator)

10:30am - 10:50am
Keynote Address: By M S Unnikrishnan - MD & CEO, Thermax Ltd

10:50am - 11:15am
Tea & Networking Break

11:15am - 12:00pm
Panel II: Raising venture capital for emerging businesses in Pune: Which segments are driving investors’ interest?
So far the VC's who have been actively funding entrepreneurs in leaps and bounds from the cities of Bengaluru, NCR, Mumbai, are now turning their heads to Pune to screen opportunities. Is it the success stories of companies such as Persistent systems, Pubmatic, Quick Heal Technologies, Druva, Prabhat dairy , that is prompting VC's to take a closer look at opportunities budding in the city & find the next star entrepreneur ?Is the Pune entrepreneurial ecosystem keeping up with its pace of growth? What are the VC's philosophy when it comes to funding entrepreneurs from Pune? Which are the sectors VC's are looking at? From an entrepreneurs perspective, how are they comfortable raising in raising venture capital?

Mukul Kumar - Co-Founder and SVP Engineering, Pubmatic
Akshay Sharma - Founder & COO, Schedulers Logistics India Pvt Ltd
Peter Frykman - Founder, Director, Driptech
Sumit Tayal - Director, Helix Investments Advisors India Pvt. Ltd.
Ashish Mehta - Co-founder & CEO, Sokrati Technologies Pvt Ltd
Pradeep Tagare - Investment Director, Intel Capital (Moderator)

12:00pm - 12:15pm
Presentation: By Samarth Kholkar - Cloud Ecosystem Sales Leader, IBM India/SA

VCCircle Insights - Red-hot sector focus panels on emerging investment themes

12:15pm - 1:00pm
Sector Focus I: Internet of things, emerging technologies & more
With an existing pool of skilled techies and availability of talent, entrepreneurs in Pune are banking on emerging technologies to drive innovations; what are the latest innovations, technology products coming from Pune? How big is the IoT & emerging technologies opportunity Pune entrepreneurs who are developing next wave of data & technology driven applications?

Sagar Apte - CEO and Founder, CarIQ Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Vinay Nathan - Co-Founder, CEO, Altizon Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Sarang Lakare - Founder & CEO, Volare Technologies (IntouchApp)
Mohit Gundecha - CEO & Co-founder, Jombay
Harshad Lahoti - Founding Partner, ah! Ventures (Moderator)

12:50pm - 2:00pm
Lunch & Networking

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Sector Focus II: Healthcare & Education technology
Taking a note from technology led success stories emerging from Pune, sectors such as healthcare & education have seen a lot of technology led plays coming in to transform these crucial consumer services, what are the recent technology plays transforming these two crucial consumer facing sectors? How are cloud based services redefining learning experiences? How impressive are tech processes in improving patient care & delivering real time information? What are the opportunities for startups in this space? What is investors’ perspective on healthcare and edu-tech start-ups in Pune?

Gautam Morey - Founder & CEO, Sofomo Embedded Solutions Pvt Ltd
Harshad Lahoti - Founding Partner, ah! Ventures
Mangesh Pathak - Partner, Ambit Pragma Advisors LLP
Samir Kamat - Co-founder & CEO, Splashgain Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd
Shivani Bhasin - MD & CEO, India Alternatives (Moderator)

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Sector Focus III: Real Estate
Pune’s real estate market stands resilient as we see the entrepreneurial ecosystem picking up in the city besides the native sectors posting moderate growth. While real estate activity is seen in commercial as well as residential segments, we understand which sectors are driving demand in real-estate industry in Pune? Which sub - segments - residential, commercial, SEZ's, IT parks, modern format stores, retail categories are becoming driving force for real - estate industry in Pune? Will Pune witness healthy real estate absorption in 2015 - 2016? Have PE investments penetrated enough into Pune's real - estate industry or is there more room left? What are the complexities attached in achieving expected targets & ROI?

Sujay Kalele - CEO, Kolte Patil Developers Limited
Rohit Gera - MD, Gera Developments Pvt. Ltd
Nitin Goel - Partner - Real Estate Investments, Milestone Capital Advisors (Moderator)

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tea & Networking

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Panel III: Mapping angel activity in Pune - What opportunities are angels betting on?
As the data suggests, there are close to 300+ potential start-ups trying their luck in Pune the number is growing by the day. With a series of successful companies emerging and a lot of successful entrepreneurs, corporate leaders taking route of angel investing, angels is a no alien word for aspiring entrepreneurs in Pune. How good is the Pune’s ecosystem when it comes to angels, start-ups mentors, accelerators & incubators? Can we expect a lot more action in the start-up funding scene in Pune, if yes then what role will angels play in lifting up such emerging start-ups? What are the Pune-led opportunities, angels are betting on?

Anuj Tandon - Co - Founder & COO, Rolocule Games Private Limited
Ajeet Khurana - Former CEO, SINE/IIT Bombay
Mukesh Jha - CEO & Co-Founder, Autowale.in (Ubida Solutions Pvt. Ltd.)
Ankit Agarwal - Global Head - Telecom Products, Sterlite Technologies Ltd
Maneesh Bhandari - Director – Pune Operations, CIIE, IIM-Ahmedabad (Moderator)

4:45pm -5:15pm
VCCircle Showcase
Here representatives of exciting and disruptive companies from Pune will make presentations on their business, differentiation, traction, product market opportunity and how they will disrupt existing ecosystem to the houseful of investors & fellow entrepreneurs.

5:15pm onwards
VCCircle Unwind
Continue the energy and networking of the day with more social time with top entrepreneurs and leading investors over drinks

Ajeet Khurana Ajeet Khurana Former CEO, SINE/IIT Bombay
 
Akshay Sharma Akshay Sharma Founder & COO, Schedulers Logistics
 
Ankit Agarwal Ankit Agarwal Global Head - Telecom Products, Sterlite Technologies Ltd
 
Anuj Tandon Anuj Tandon Co-Founder & COO, Rolocule Games
 
Ashish Mehta Ashish Mehta Co-founder & CEO, Sokrati Technologies Pvt Ltd
 
Dilip Dusija Dilip Dusija Partner - Corporate Finance Leader - Private Equity Services, BDO India LLP
 
Gautam Morey Gautam Morey Founder & CEO, Sofomo Embedded Solutions Pvt Ltd
 
Harshad Lahoti Harshad Lahoti Founder & CEO, ah! Ventures
 
Mahesh Deshmukh Mahesh Deshmukh CMD, Chetas Control Systems Private Ltd
 
Maneesh Bhandari Maneesh Bhandari Director - Pune Operations, CIIE, IIM-Ahmedabad
 
Mangesh Pathak Mangesh Pathak Partner, Ambit Pragma Advisors LLP
 
Mohit Gundecha Mohit Gundecha CEO & Co-founder, Jombay
 
Mritunjay Singh Mritunjay Singh Executive Director & COO, Persistent Systems Ltd.
 
Mukesh Jha Mukesh Jha CEO & Co-Founder, Autowale.in (Ubida Solutions Pvt. Ltd.)
 
Mukul Kumar Mukul Kumar Co-Founder & Senior Vice President Engineering, PubMatic
 
M S Unnikrishnan M S Unnikrishnan MD & CEO, Thermax Ltd
 
Nitin Goel Nitin Goel Partner - Real Estate Investments, Milestone Capital Advisors Ltd
 
Peter Frykman Peter Frykman Founder and Director, Driptech
 
Pradeep Tagare Pradeep Tagare Investment Director, Intel Capital | @intelcapital
 
Rohit Gera Rohit Gera MD, Gera Developments Pvt. Ltd
 
Sagar Apte Sagar Apte CEO and Founder, CarIQ Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
 
Samarth Kholkar Samarth Kholkar Cloud Ecosystem Sales Leader, IBM India/SA
 
Samir Kamat Samir Kamat Co-founder & CEO, Splashgain Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd
 
Sanjay Chaudhary Sanjay Chaudhary Partner, Tata Capital Growth Fund
 
Sarang Lakare Sarang Lakare Founder & CEO, Volare Technologies (IntouchApp)
 
Shivani Bhasin Shivani Bhasin MD & CEO, India Alternatives
 
Sujay Kalele Sujay Kalele CEO, Kolte Patil Developers Limited
 
Sumit Tayal Sumit Tayal Director, Helix Investments Advisors India Pvt. Ltd.
 
Vinay Nathan Vinay Nathan Co-founder & CEO, Altizon Systems Pvt. Ltd
 

Date: 28th May 2015

Address: Le Meridien, Pune


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