VCCircle Chennai Investment Forum 2013: 2nd Edition
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Panel 1: Investing in Tamil Nadu- search for the newer avenues
With private equity deals worth $4.3bn spread across 269 deals in last five years covering a wide spectrum of sectors itself presents Tamil Nadu as an attractive destination for investments. What are the emerging deal making opportunities in automobile, technology, education, hardware manufacturing and healthcare industries? How are exits structured in the region? How does the road lie ahead for Chennai Entrepreneurs & the deal makers?
Panel 2: Early Stage Investments
What do angel investors look for in a startup before writing that first cheque? How real are exits for the early stage investors? Will we witness investors inclining towards few specifc sectors or will they bet on the pedigree of an entrepreneur and the growth rate of his or her business? How can we develop Chennai into a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem which can nurture startups? What are the challenges in raising money from venture capital funds post angel funding?
VCCircle Sector Focus 1: Automobiles & ancillary industry
With a huge chunk of sales to domestic OEMs & replacement market, can the auto ancilliary industry look beyond for them for growth? Is localization of auto components is high on the agenda of Indian auto OEMs? How can we improve market share, expand product portfolio and chang product mix in favour of higher realization components? A status check on PV/CV & 2W segments.
VCCircle Sector Focus 2: Financial Services
How is the financial services sector evolving in the region? A quick look at banking, NBFC & microfinance in the region. What are the opportunities in asset backed lending, vehicle finance, personal finance, real estate finance and insurance? Which segments of consumer finance are emerging as an attractive bet? Is the sector craving for growth capital from private equity investors & how do investors look at this sector from the point of view of investments?
VCCircle Sector Focus 3: IT & enabled services
What are the emerging and scalable business models in IT domain based out of Chennai? Which are the fundable & viable niches of within sector for private equity & venture capital investments? Will the Indian IT services companies focus on acquiring targets in specific industry verticals and geographies.to boost synergies? How can the companies adapt to the growing & fast evolving outsourcing market?