India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA), formerly GW Capital was established in 2000 and is one of the most experienced private equity fund managers in India. IVFA is currently on its third fund and manages ~$600 million in capital across its three funds. India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) is a premier private equity fund focused on mid-size companies in India. IVFA provides capital and management support to its portfolio companies to build high growth and enduring businesses, which are admired by all stakeholders.
TVS Capital Funds Limited was founded in September 2007, by Gopal Srinivasan of TVS Group, who brings over twenty five years of entrepreneurial and operational experience. TVS Capital Funds Limited builds an institution that supports entrepreneurs with management expertise and capital through the life cycle of their business. A broad, diversified Board of Directors help implement global governance standards. Their Board of Directors and investment team have a strong track record of operating, investing and investment banking experience in India, USA, Europe, China and Taiwan. TVS Capital Funds Limited mobilizes capital from domestic and offshore investors and manages such funds.
UTI Ventures is a leading Indian private equity firm. Focused on growth capital, they propel the ambitions of passionate Indian entrepreneurs, while unlocking superior returns for their investors. Their demonstrated track record of successful investments, led by an experienced management team, positions their funds among top performers in India.
o3 Capital is a knowledge-oriented full service investment banking and financial services firm focused on the mid market. The firm comprises of a seasoned team of investment banking and industry professionals with domain expertise across leading sectors. o3 Capital has offices in Bangalore, Mumbai and New York.
Mint, a business paper from Hindustan Times in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal was launched in Delhi & Mumbai on 1st feb 2007. Available 6 days a week in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh & Pune Mint gives you clear, relevant & well-analyzed Indian as well as international business news. Mint has made rapid strides since its launch. Over the last year, Mint has endeavored to deliver 'Clarity in Business News' - a need clearly articulated by discerning business news readers in India.
RCS Advisors is a leading strategy and investment advisory firm that provides a wide range of services to clients in India and abroad that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. The firm specializes in cross-border & domestic mergers & acquisitions, private equity and market entry advisory. RCS Advisors has a presence in Pune, Bangalore and New Delhi in India, with partner offices in Shanghai and Tianjin in China, New York and Detroit in North America, Munich and Stockholm in Europe.
Evolvence India Life Sciences Fund is a Mauritius-based Private Equity fund established to provide growth capital to companies operating in the Indian healthcare sector.EILSF invests in small to mid-sized pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device, contract R&D, and healthcare services companies which are either located in India or which derive significant competitive advantage from operations located in India.
IDG Ventures India is a US$150 Million venture capital fund focused on investing in early stage, technology and technology enabled companies. The sectors of interest to IDG Ventures India include software products and IT/IT Enabled Services, engineering design and electronics, digital consumers covering internet and mobile VAS, telecom products and semi-conductors and emerging sectors like clean-tech and healthcare.
Internet Securities, Inc. (trading as ISI Emerging Markets), was founded in 1994 and acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC in 1999. It delivers hard-to-get information on more than 80 emerging markets through its award-winning online Emerging Markets Information Service. It aggregates and produces unique content including full-text news articles, financial statements, company information, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information, which are derived directly from more than 16,000 local and global publications.
Sand Hill Counsel is a law firm with offices in Mumbai and Silicon Valley. The firm focuses on venture capital and private equity transactions and has extensive experience in representing venture capital and private equity funds in fund formations and venture capital and private equity financings in addition to representing emerging and public companies in venture capital and private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings.
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a global not-for-profit organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship. TiE helps budding entrepreneurs through advice, guidance and assistance from successful & experienced entrepreneurs and professionals. They have a network spread through 42 cities in 9 countries that consist of many participants in the entrepreneurial ecosystem successful & experienced as well as budding entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, angel investors, service providers, etc.
INDCAP is a boutique investment bank that believes in creating value for itself by creating value for its clients. With more than 100 man years of experience, Indcap's expertise lies in structuring the transaction to meet the client's objective with great precision. Integrity and Innovation are the key differentiators for our success. The highly qualified and experienced management team possesses flawless transaction execution capabilities. An extensive network of domestic and international relationships with investors, lenders, corporates and high net worth individuals gives complete flexibility to Indcap in executing the mandate given by its client successfully.
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a global not-for-profit organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship. TiE helps budding entrepreneurs through advice, guidance and assistance from successful & experienced entrepreneurs and professionals. They have a network spread through 42 cities in 9 countries that consist of many participants in the entrepreneurial ecosystem successful & experienced as well as budding entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, angel investors, service providers, etc.
Business Standard is the country's most respected business daily, being the first choice of serious business readers. It is published in colour from 12 centres in India - Mumbai (formerly Bombay), New Delhi, Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), Bangalore, Chennai (formerly Madras), Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Pune, Kochi and Bhubaneswar.
Established in 1998, Rabo India Finance Limited (RIF) is a 100% subsidiary of Rabobank International. Through a wide spectrum of fund and fee based products and services, RIF offers sector specific knowledge-based customized solutions in the following core competencies: Food and Agribusiness, Renewable Energy and Carbon Credits, Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Advisory, Trade and Commodity Finance and Micro Finance.RIF is backed by a local pool of intellectual and monetary resources as well as Rabobanks global network. RIF is committed to partnering with clients in creating and providing innovative solutions to their business needs.
India Equity Partners (IEP) IEP manages an India-focused, long-term, growth-oriented private equity fund with approximately $350 million of capital. IEP has offices in New York, Mumbai and Mauritius. IEP is part of a $2 billion pool of affiliated funds dedicated to India. We follow a fundamental research-driven investment philosophy with an investment horizon spanning 4-7 years. IEP aims to partner with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams in fast growing sectors as a value-added investor. We are committed to assisting our portfolio companies and we accomplish this by leveraging the experience and relationships of our team members for strategic thinking, operations improvement, customer expansion, acquisitions, recruiting senior management and assistance with fund raising. We typically invest $20 to $60 million in a single investment but will invest larger amounts with co-investors and partners.
Veda is a leading mid-market investment bank. Founded in 2004, Veda has closed over 45 Transactions, handled deals aggregating to over $800mn and expanded its presence to Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Veda provides advisory services to companies and entrepreneurs in the areas of Fund raising (venture capital/private equity & debt syndication) Mergers & Acquisitions What Differentiates Veda Relationship Oriented Approach: The firms continued association as a trusted advisor to several clients, stands testimony to its approach to transactions. Diversity in Industry Coverage: Veda has concluded transactions in several domains, including IT/ITeS, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Retail, Healthcare, Agriculture, to name a few. Wide Reach: Veda has successfully closed transactions with a wide range of investors and best in breed corporates. The firm has advised on several cross-border transactions, each resulting in strong local businesses partnering with large global players.
Axis Bank was the first of the new private banks to have begun operations in 1994, after the Government of India allowed new private banks to be established. The Bank was promoted jointly by the Administrator of the specified undertaking of the Unit Trust of India (UTI - I), Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and other four PSU insurance companies, i.e. National Insurance Company Ltd., The New India Assurance Company Ltd., The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. and United India Insurance Company Ltd. The Bank today is capitalized to the extent of Rs. 401.95 crores with the public holding (other than promoters) at 53.23%. The Bank's Registered Office is at Ahmedabad and its Central Office is located at Mumbai. The Bank has a very wide network of more than 905 branches and Extension Counters (as on 30th September 2009). The Bank has a network of over 3894 ATMs (as on 30th September 2009) providing 24 hrs a day banking convenience to its customers. This is one of the largest ATM networks in the country. The Bank has strengths in both retail and corporate banking and is committed to adopting the best industry practices internationally in order to achieve excellence.
Bloomberg UTV, Indias fastest growing Business news channel is a strategic partnership between Bloomberg, the global leader in business news and information, and the promoters (founders) of UTV, Indias leading integrated media and entertainment enterprise. With compelling live business and financial programming from the India and around the world, Bloomberg UTV has already established itself as the number 1 player in the financial capital Mumbai and is fast approaching the leadership position in the metros. With incisive coverage of specific countries, industries and business events along with an enviable squad of Indian journalists , power of over 2500 professionals across the globe and a network of 145 bureaus, Bloomberg UTV is product of local news gathering, production and distribution expertise combined with the deep financial news capabilities and global reach. Not only does Bloomberg UTV bring the world to India, it takes India to the world establishing itself as the final word in business.
A diversified financial services group with a pan-India presence and presence in multiple international locations, Religare Enterprises Limited ("REL") offers a comprehensive suite of customer-focused financial products and services targeted at retail investors, high net worth individuals and corporate and institutional clients. REL, along with its joint venture partners, offers a range of products and services in India, including asset management, life insurance, wealth management, equity and commodity broking, investment banking, lending services, private equity and venture capital. Religare has also ventured into the alternative investments sphere through its holistic arts initiative and film fund.
CSDMS in collaboration with Elets Technomedia Pvt. Ltd. takes pride in eHEALTH- Asia's first magazine on ICT applications in healthcare, launched in December 2006. Like the digital divide, a big chasm exists between the quality of the medicare available to the affluent sections and weaker sections. Modern ICT applications in healthcare like EHR, telemedicine, teleconsultation, e-prescriptions are revolutionizing this sector and bridging that divide. It is estimated that in another 10 years the healthcare sector will go paperless and get completely digitalized; in the US the deadline for that transition is year 2014. We are on a mission with a futuristic note; to disseminate information on technology changes in healthcare and communicating that to all stake-holders -physicians, patients and industry. The magazine also provides the best forum for the thought leaders in healthcare to express themselves, sharing their experience in this arena to enable its replication in other countries and situations.
In the last ten years of existence TiE Delhi has become an excellent & vibrant platform for entrepreneurs, professionals, industry leaders, investors to interact with one another & forge long lasting relationships. The focus of TiE is Entrepreneurship which is across sector, scale, stage & is open to one & all. TiE New Delhi conducts over 30 events every year covering aspects of entrepreneurship like funding & finance, marketing and sales, expanding into new geographies and business & organization management. TiE New Delhis members represent a diverse set of industries, including high technology software, hardware, health care, biotech, media, telecom, IT enabled services, consulting organizations, financial and legal institutions. Today TiE is recognized as a major force in Delhi. The public and the government have responded favourably towards TiE and the chapter has seen senior bureaucrats, ministers endorsing TiEs philosophical framework through their active participation in the Chapters activities. This has led to other industry organizations initiating relationships with the Chapter specifically for the Small and Medium Enterprise segment. It has excellent links with other Industry Chambers such as NASSCOM, STPI, MAIT, Retailers Association of India (RAI), Indian Angel Network etc. Its charter members include the whos who from fields such as IT, Telecom, Media, Consultancy Financial and Legal institutions and the older, more established industries.
CIIE was setup by IIM, Ahmedabad in 2001 and is supported by Government of Gujarat as well as the National Innovation Foundation. Since then, a host of organizations, professionals, academicians and networking partners within India and across the globe have been closely associated with the initiatives of CIIE like the Wadhwani Foundation (set up by IT entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, USA) and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The Centre aims at Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development through Research, Incubation, Consultancy and Training Hi-Tech and Mass Impact Technologies to enhance welfare and competitiveness of the Indian Economy. The Centre supports commercialization of top innovations by scientists, innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs identified from across country through various programs. The Teams apply with their unique technology idea for the program which interests them. The Program management team then runs a basic analysis on the concept and the innovation, checks for its viability, patentability, commercial value and uniqueness. The application is further analyzed by a panel of Industry experts, venture capitalists, marketing experts and the Executive Committee of CIIE.
NDTV Profit is a 24-hour business news channel that has established benchmarks for simple, clear and transparent reporting in the world of business. Besides vast coverage of the daily stock market action, it is well watched for its breaking news and incisive reporting on economic and corporate developments. Mr. Shivnath Thukral is the Managing Editor of NDTV Profit. His in-depth understanding of important business decisions, policy matters and their impact on investors set him apart. He is one of the most credible voices in business journalism.
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 100 members drawn from across the country and some from overseas, comprising the whoďż˝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 18 companies across multiple sectors. IAN has become the hub for innovative ventures founded by high quality entrepreneurs seeking mentoring and financial investment.
Ascent Capital is a leading independent private equity firm. Focused on growth capital we propel the ambitions of passionate Indian entrepreneurs, while unlocking superior returns for our investors. Our demonstrated track record of successful investments, led by an experienced management team, positions our funds among top performers in India. Ascent Capital currently advises and manages ITVUS (Fund I), Ascent India Fund (Fund II) and Ascent India Fund III. Approach Ascent Capital follows an entrepreneur-centric investment approach. We actively seek out promising Indian companies driven by visionary leadership. Our constant endeavour is to complement the strengths of the teams we back. Placing complete confidence in the ability of our partner entrepreneurs to build and manage their companies, we play an active role in scaling the enterprise. Identifying tomorrow's leaders We leverage our expertise and market insight to spot emerging opportunities with dynamic growth trajectories. We have, time and again, demonstrated our ability to recognize and support companies that have transformed into industry leaders. Long-term outlook We believe in long-term partnerships. This commitment brings stability to our investing relationships and provides our companies a strong platform to deliver outstanding growth. Our ambitions are fully aligned with those of our partner entrepreneurs. Looking beyond funding From raising additional capital, attracting senior management talent, maintaining high standards of corporate governance, preparing companies for successful IPOs to providing advice on inorganic growth plans, we leverage our experience and network to drive the success of every company we back. Focus Sectors We prefer to invest in: ďż˝ Sectors that address domestic demand driven by a fast growing consumer market. Services sectors that benefit from India's infrastructure boom ďż˝ Sectors that leverage India's outsourcing strengths in services and manufacturing
John Distilleries Limited (JDL), is the fourth largest Alcoholic Beverage Company in India with an annual turnover of Rs.350 crores in FY 08-09 and an estimated Rs.500 crores turnover and volume of 10 million 9 litre cases in FY 09-10. JDL has had four notable successes. The first is the companys flagship brand, Original Choice that is the preferred choice of whisky, brandy and rum consumers in the economy segment especially in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh with exports to UAE and Africa. The second is a close to pan India manufacturing and supply footprint with three own bottling units located in Karnataka, Goa and Chattisgarh and primary distillation unit in Maharastra along with ten Contract Bottling Units. The third is a reverse production integration which includes captive malt production at Cumcolin, Goa and ENA production at Chitali, Maharashtra. Finally, JDL has also set up Chateau de Banyan Ltd, a premium wine division offering the Big Banyan wine label- an Indian wine with international standards, which has found good consumer acceptance. John Distilleries also has four primary challenges to overcome to achieve its ambition to become India's leading Alcoholic Beverage Company. First, the flagship brand, Original Choice is concentrated in the southern markets of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The second is a high dependency on Original Choice. The third is the competitive positioning of Original Choice in the economy segment, which is price sensitive. The fourth is a debt of Rs. 170 crores with an annual interest Rs.19 crores. Therefore JDL has developed a clear vision, mission and blueprint for profitable growth in a financially prudent manner.
Lodha Capital Markets (LCM) is an investment bank that comes with several years of expertise in offering M&A advisory and capital syndication services (venture capital, private equity, public equity, debt). Its service offerings also include wealth management and transaction support services like due diligence, valuation and structuring. LCM has in-depth domain expertise in several sectors such as consumer goods/ services, retail, media & entertainment, manufacturing and IT, and its team comprises professionals with many years of experience in investment banking, consulting and industry. LCMs sector expertise coupled with strong investor relationships and superior transaction execution/ research capabilities helps the firm in offering comprehensive lead advisory services to its clients. LCM has a nation-wide presence.
Motilal Oswal Private Equity Advisors Pvt Ltd (MOPE) is an alternative asset manager sponsored by Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited (MOFSL). Started in 2006, MOPE is the Investment Manager and Advisor to ~INR 550 Crore India Business Excellence Fund (IBEF) and INR 150 Crore India Realty Excellence Fund (IREF). Both funds invest in companies that are led by strong entrepreneurs, have strong execution capabilities and have high scalability. IBEF is a sector agnostic private equity fund focussed on providing Growth capital to mid-market Indian enterprises. The target of the Fund is to generate superior and consistent risk adjusted returns by investments in consumption led growth companies, infrastructure enablers, and skilled ancillary businesses such as technology and business services. The Fund has committed ~USD 70 million in 10 portfolio companies which includes Time Time Technoplast, IMP Powers, Resurgere Mines & Minerals, RT Outsourcing, Effort BPO, AU Financiers, Parag Milk Foods, Dixon Technologies, Power Mech Projects. Of these nine companies, three are listed on the Indian stock exchanges while rest are in the private domain. IREF is a real estate fund launched in mid-2008. The Fund will primarily focus on investing in affordable & mid-income residential and re-development projects across various metros in India. The fund will invest in core projects in the nature of ready / under construction / ready for construction projects of not more than three years.
The Indian Franchise Association had been incorporated in 2008 to share information, knowledge and experiences, set standards and promote best practices in franchising. It endeavours to meet the vision to facilitate the Indian Franchise Fraternity towards peak performance and maintain ethos of Caution, Advice, Research and Evolve amongst the franchise fraternity. The objective of the Association is to promote, propagate and popularize the idea of franchising by way of organizing events, forums, conferences, workshops, seminars and study groups and offering members franchising specific consultation. To collaborate with International organisations and invite delegations from abroad on matters of international franchising business and rrepresent association by participating in activities of coalitions and other trade associations. Monitor and lobby members of association on small business issues that impact franchising. The Indian Franchise Association works constantly to ensure that all activities and services which benefit franchising will benefit all members directly and indirectly. The Association represents the franchise fraternity and professionals who support franchising as a way of doing business.
PricewaterhouseCoopers India Private Limited (PwC) is one of the oldest and largest professional services firms in India offering a comprehensive portfolio of Industry focused Advisory and Tax and Regulatory services. At PwC specialist Direct Tax and Regulatory, Financial and Tax Due Diligence, Transfer Pricing, Indirect Tax teams work cohesively to provide one stop shop solutions to clients. PwC maintains strong but independent relationships at various levels of government authorities. PwCs Financial Services (FS) team led by Mr. Gautam Mehra, is the largest in the Industry with more than 135 professionals and 4 partners providing tax and regulatory services to various private equity and venture capital funds, banks, NBFCs, insurance companies, mutual funds, stock brokers, portfolio managers, real estate funds / developers and has one of the largest foreign institutional investors clientele in India. The FS team advises clients on: * Developing tax efficient and regulatory compliant strategies * Structuring inbound and outbound investments * Entry exit strategy * Choice of appropriate investment vehicles / financial instruments * Setting up entities in India / overseas with help of PwC network firms * Obtaining regulatory approvals * Hedging tools and engineered synthetic products * Regulatory risk analysis / healthchecks * Permanent establishment review * Compliance services FS team provides fund and deal structuring services to private equity and real estate players on an extensive basis.
ICICI Bank is the second largest commercial bank in India and the largest in the private sector, with presence in 19 countries (including India). The bank achieved this position in a short time, by understanding customersďż˝ needs and exceeding their expectations by providing a truly world class service. ICICI Bankďż˝s principal businesses include Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, International Banking and Government Banking. The Bank offers a wide spectrum of domestic and international banking services to facilitate trade, investment banking, insurance, venture capital, asset management, cross border business and treasury and foreign exchange services. The bank also provides a full range of deposit and ancillary services for both individuals and corporates through a variety of delivery channels and specialised subsidiaries.
Rabobank Group is a full-range financial services provider that operates on cooperative principles. Its origins lie in the local loan cooperatives that were founded in the Netherlands over 100 years ago. Rabobank Group focuses on all financial services in the Netherlands and Food & Agribusiness internationally. It offers Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, Asset Management, and Leasing & Real Estate Services. Rabobank Group has over 59,000 employees,serving about 9.5 million clients in 48 countries. In terms of Tier I capital, Rabobank Group is among the worldďż˝s 25 largest financial institutions. Rabobank Group also has the highest credit rating (AAA), awarded by well-known international rating agencies such as Standard & Poorďż˝s, Moodyďż˝s Investor Service and Dominion Bond Rating Service. Rabo India is a 100% subsidiary of Rabobank International, the worldďż˝s leading food and agribusiness bank. Rabo India is a significant provider of corporate financial services to the food and agribusiness sector in India. Established in 1998, Rabo India operates out of its three offices in Mumbai,Delhi and Bangalore. Rabo India offers sector specific knowledge based customised financial solutions, through a wide spectrum of fund and fee based products and services. Rabo India is backed by a local pool of intellectual and monetary resources as well as Rabobankďż˝s global network. Organised as an NBFC in India, Rabo India enjoys an AAA rating from Crisil.
Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL) is a diversified agribusiness company dedicated to improving the productivity of Indian farmers by innovating products and services that sustainably increase crop and livestock yields. With FY2009-10 sales of Rs 1576 crore, GAVL has interests in animal feed, oil palm plantations, agri-inputs and poultry. The Animal Feed business is Indiaďż˝s largest, producing over 730,000 tons annually of high-quality feed and cutting-edge nutrition products for dairy cattle, poultry & aquaculture. GAVL has also entered Bangladesh through a JV with the ACI Group, where it is rapidly becoming a key player in animal feed and poultry breeding. The Oil Palm Plantation business has over 37,000 hectares of smallholder cultivation across AP, Goa, Gujarat, Orissa, TN, and Karnataka. With potential cultivation of 200,000+ hectares, Godrej Agrovet is positioned to significantly reduce Indiaďż˝s crippling dependence on imported edible oil. The Agri-Inputs business is a niche player in innovative agrochemicals, with strong market share in plant growth promoters, soil conditioners, and cotton herbicides. The Poultry business, best known for the Real Good Chicken and Yummiez brands, is now a JV with Tyson Foods and has 20% market share in processed poultry. Godrej Agrovet has 45 manufacturing facilities across India, a network of ~10,000 rural distributors/dealers, and over 1900 employees.
Patanjali Associates, a Delhi based Law Firm, possesses 360â° understanding of the unique Indian environment , which allows the firm to offer customized solutions to its clients. Handsďż˝on senior professionals, substantial in-house experience, wide network in the legal fraternity are part of its credential. The Firmďż˝s primary focus is on creating value for clients in each of their core practice areas, being (a) Transaction Advisory services including advising on India entry options (b) Company Secretarial & Regulatory Services (c) Intellectual Property Rights (d) Legal Compliance, audits & due-diligence (e) Human Resource and employment law and (f) litigation. Set up in late 2004 by Kanti Mohan Rustagi, Advocate, the Firm today has a team of advocates and company secretaries manning each of the core practice areas, who have executed buy-out, acquisition, joint venture, private equity investment, angel investment, joint venture and merger transactions through court in India. Mr. Rustagi has earlier been the Senior Legal Counsel of Coca-Cola India and represents the boards of many joint venture and overseas enterprises in India. The Firm represents both Indian and International clients and the continued relationships demonstrate their trust and confidence in the Firm. Client details are available on request.
EventAvenueÂŽ, launched in 2006, has been designed to help the Event Management industry to automate their work processes and maximize the potential of the internet. It is a plug and play, fully hosted web application for event organizers to accept registrations and payments and issue tickets, registration acknowledgements, bar-coded entry passes for attendees of their conferences and events. In the past year alone, EventAvenueâs has powered over 1000 events. EventAvenue comes from Avenues, South Asia's largest integrated eCommerce Company which offers multiple SAAS based solutions such as CCAvenue, ResAvenue and HotelsAvenue to various verticals. Today, 85% of India's eCommerce merchants use Avenues' solutions. Avenues is headquartered in Mumbai, India and has subsidiary companies and offices in USA and Singapore.
Sequoia Capital India currently manages funds capitalized at close to US $1.8 billion and invests across venture, growth and late stage opportunities. It takes a long term view on investments and plays the role of an active, value added partner to entrepreneurs, business families and management teams. Over the last 10 years, Sequoia Capital India has invested in more than 55 Indian companies including Applabs, CafĂŠ Coffee Day, Comviva (Bharti Telesoft), Dr Lal Pathlabs, Edelweiss, Firstsource, GVK Biosciences, Idea Cellular, Just Dial, Shaadi.com and SKS Microfinance. Sequoia Capital India operates out of offices in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. Globally, Sequoia Capital has an unparalleled track record of partnering with entrepreneurs to create global market leaders. Sequoia Capital has been an early investor in companies such as Google, Cisco, Yahoo, YouTube, Oracle and Apple Computers. Sequoia Capital maintains dedicated teams in the US, China, India and Israel. To learn more about Sequoia Capital India visit: www.sequoiacap.com/india
Founded in 1983, Accel Partners has had a long history of excellence and innovation in the venture capital business and is dedicated to partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to build world-class businesses. Accel today invests globally using dedicated teams and market-specific strategies for local geographies, with offices in Palo Alto, California, London, UK, and Bangalore, India as well as in China via the IDG-Accel Partnership. With over $6 billion under management, Accel has helped entrepreneurs build over 300 successful companies, many of which have defined their categories including Actuate, Acopia, Agile Software, Alfresco, AMCC, Arrowpoint, BBN, Brightcove, ComScore, Etsy, Facebook, Foundry Networks, GlamMedia, Imperva, Infinera, Interwoven, JBoss, Kayak, Macromedia, Maven Networks, metroPCS, Polycom/PictureTel, Portal Software, QlikTech, Rapt, Real Networks, Redback Networks, Riverbed, UUNet, Veritas, Walmart.com, Webroot, Wily Technology, XenSource and Zimbra. Accel India has invested in many early stage companies such as Flipkart, Chakpak, HolidayIQ, Inbiopro, Kaati Zone, Kirusa, MuSigma, Myntra, Perfint, etc. For more information, please visit the Accel Partners web site at www.accel.com.
Lightspeed manages over $2 billion of committed capital and invests across the U.S., China, India, and Israel. We are currently investing out of Lightspeed VIII, an $800 million fund raised in 2008. Lightspeed has invested in direct and cross-border Indian companies since 2004, and has an Indian advisory team with offices in New Delhi. Lightspeed invests across stages and sectors in India, with investment sizes in the range of $2 million to $25 million. Our principal interest is to provide growth-stage or early-stage capital to talented entrepreneurs and management who seek to disrupt or transform large markets in the domestic economy. We invest in technology-led businesses as well as in non-technology opportunities in sectors such as financial services, education, energy and rural markets.
IndiaMART.com is India's largest online B2B marketplace connecting global buyers with suppliers through business directories, online product catalogs, buy-sell offers, industry specific marketplaces, print media and trade shows participation. The company was founded in 1996 by Mr. Dinesh Agarwal (CEO) who saw the Internet as a business facilitator and not only a technology phenomenon. He was the brain behind bringing this technology to the shores of Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) at the time when there were only 500 subscribers of the Internet. Today, the company has a pan-India presence in over 100 cities. With over 2500 employees located across 55 offices in the country, IndiaMART.com offers an extensive range of value-added products and services to its 1 million registered members and nearly 5 million global buyers across various industries and verticals. IndiaMART.com has won numerous awards over the years and has been widely covered by media such as CNBC, BBC, BusinessMoney, CNN, ET NOW, Zee Business, Businessworld, Economic Times, Financial Express, etc. for its pioneering role in promoting SME business in the country. Its existing investors include Intel Capital and Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., India's largest media conglomerate. The company finds its business built on the key pillars of smart people and smart solutions for business promotion of its customers. It has developed an integrated solution delivery framework which incorporates B2B marketplaces, internet technology and industry knowledge. Team IndiaMART.com is poised to maximize the value delivered to the Indian MSME sector through continuous innovation and learning.
Businesses today exist in an age where the need for differentiation is critical. This signals the emergence of what we call the brand age wherein strongly differentiated brands will dictate the spending pattern of the discerning consumer. The business of Brand Capital is all about bringing together the virtues of "New Capital" and entrepreneursâ ability to grow their business through this capital in the intangible space. Entrepreneurs are known to leverage both their tangible and intangible capital to fund their growth aspirations. While PE straddles the tangible capital space, Brand Capital straddles the intangible space. The success of an organization is contingent upon optimizing each of its asset class and this sweating of assets includes the Brand Asset as well. Hence for growth oriented enterprises, from the branding perspective, Brand Capital is the first point of leverage that enables entrepreneurs to reach out to multiple constituents including consumers. Brand Capital provides funding to growth oriented enterprises for their long term brand building needs. It is an innovative offering from The Times Group, which has the strongest media platforms with national presence. The core offering goes beyond just vanilla advertising to structured client based solutions both financial as well as brand building, in line with the entrepreneurâs business plans and growth trajectory. In the 6 years since inception, the Brand Capital proposition has gone through constant innovation and evolution to keep up with emerging needs and a changing business environment. Our business has helped accelerate the growth of over 400 brands of business - houses and their corresponding enterprise value. To know more, visit www.brandcapital.co.in
Indostar Capital Finance Private Limited (âIndostar Capitalâ) is a Non banking finance company (NBFC) promoted by Global PE firms such as Goldman Sachs, Ashmore, Baer Capital and Everstone Capital. Itâs registered with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as non deposit taking systematically important NBFC(SI). Indostar capital finance has started its operations in April 2011 with an initial capital infusion of $ 200Mn. ICF is a professionally run company with an experienced management team, who have proven capabilities operating under robust corporate governance guidelines. The product offerings are as under: Lending to Corporates, Capital Market Financing, Lending in special situations, Loan Against property
SeedMe is a platform for every individual to seed themselves to be an Entrepreneur. In the phase of cultivation, there is a process of seed seasoning, to sow it in the chosen field to accomplish the expected yield. Likewise, SeedMe show you the path to seasoning yourself in the phase of entrepreneurial development. SeedMe not only recognize you as a right seed but it also helps you to germinate, grow and harvest yourself as an Entrepreneur with the help of Mentors and Investors. If you sow the seed, every seed has the potential to germinate but in practical there may be some exceptions due to the parameters and circumstances involved. Similarly, everyone having their own potential to do anything, but only few tends to express it. That is, according to Darwin Theory we people call it as Survival of the Fittest. In some case, it being as a partially false statement in Entrepreneurs life, because most of the entrepreneurs are survived, but they are failed to recognize themselves as a survival of the Fittest in the society. For them, this SeedMe is dedicated because everyone tends to not remember that they are being the responsible people for the empowerment of society in every aspect but unfortunately they go unrecognized. There are lot many people who take their brave step to become an Entrepreneur, but only few are recognized and succeeded. For unrecognized entrepreneurs, this SeedMe Platform may be a big voyage. Everyone, always wish to hear the success stories of Entrepreneurs, but we all forget to examine the Failure stories they would have conquered. One thing everyone have to remember, without failures there wonât be success. So, this platform not only for success stories but predominantly it also for Failures. So that everyone come to know how to tackle the ray of failures into ray of success. Last and least, this platform is also for Team building and energizing the team members. When we see the success stories of most of the organization, only a few of the people would come to Moonlight that is founder, co-founder etc. But the deserving Team behind it would go unrecognized. SeedMe will be a podium to bring out the every single people behind the achievement of an organization. Outright, SeedMe is a juncture for past experiences, present momentum and future assessments.
AnandRathi is a pre-eminent investment bank with exclusive focus on fast growing small and medium businesses. Founded in 1994, the firm has a strong capital markets franchise that complements its advisory business with capital raising, M&A and equity trading capabilities.
TiE: BACKGROUND The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a global not-for-profit organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship. TiE helps budding entrepreneurs by way of advice, guidance and assistance from successful and experienced professionals and entrepreneurs from different industries. Its greatest strength is its network of 56 chapters across 13 countries that consist of many participants in the global ecosystem â successful & experienced as well as budding entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, angel investors, service providers, etc. TiE makes continuous efforts to interconnect this network in a way that allows us to deliver real value to all our constituents. TiE KERALA TiE Kerala Chapter was registered in March 12, 2003 with ten Charter Members. Within a short span of 5 years, the chapter grew to its present strength of 41 Charter members and 165 Associate Members who are CEOs of SMEs/Professionals representing industries like IT, hospitality/tourism, food, agro, financial services, pharmaceuticals, education, consultancy, automobiles, manufacturing, etc.
TiE was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently more than 11,000 members and over 2,500 charter members in 53 chapters across 12 countries. TiE's mission is to Foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE's focus is on generating and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs. TiE activities are supported by TiE Charter members who provide their time to mentor and educate entrepreneurs on their journey. TiE Sponsors include top Venture Capital Firms, Fortune 500 corporations, and professional service providers. TiE Bangalore Chapter is a vibrant and leading Chapter in the TiE network. Located in the Silicon valley of India, Bangalore, TIE Bangalore Chapter has over 1000 + members and Charter Members from various industry sectors. TiE Bangalore conducts a variety of Programs for entrepreneurs including monthly networking meetings, TiE Institute Workshops, Mentoring sessions, Deal Flow sessions, Guru Talks, Webinars and Educational Events in addition to the annual events TiE Con. TiE Bangalore also partners with various other TiE Chapters and other institutions/agencies that have a stake in the entrepreneur eco-system to Foster entrepreneurship in the community. TiE Membership is open to all.
Angel Investment Network is the worldâs largest business angel network with over 200,000 members and 30 networks worldwide covering more than 80 countries. They offer entrepreneurs a quick and effective way of raising capital for their business and give investors access to investment opportunities and dealflow from around the world via an online matching portal. They also run pitching events in cities around the world to give entrepreneurs and investors the chance to meet face to face. Angel Investment Network is solving the investment battle for both sides by making it quicker, easier and cheaper for the angels to find investment-worthy business plans and for the entrepreneurs to secure the investment they need to start or expand their business.
It is easy to have a brilliant idea: it is the conversion of this idea to a growing business entity that is far more difficult and important. If you have the appetite for high achievement and the will to feed that appetite, NSRCEL is the place for you. NSRCEL is a journey from âIdeas to Implementationâ The Nadathur S. Raghavan Center for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL), set up in March 2002, is a world-class Centre of Excellence for seeding, nurturing and promoting entrepreneurship. Located in the serene campus of IIM, Bangalore; this center has incubated world class companies in nascent and cutting edge technologies. The expert panel of mentors with tremendous experience in business and entrepreneurship offer excellent advisory to the incubeeâs. The physical facilities, and training programs for entrepreneurs and their staff by IIMB and external faculty all create a excellent recipe for start-ups to take off. To top it up, NSRCEL also supports specific incubees with seed level funding after screening. In addition to the incubation and mentoring, NSRCEL hosts a number of global events that help entrepreneurs get visibility around the world. The Next Big Idea, a business plan competition, saw the winners compete against entries from across 60 countries at the Haas School of Business, USA.
With the strength of more than 8 Lakh members, CAclubindia turns out to be the largest platform for Finance professionals in the country. Knowledge is power and it increases manifold if it is shared and distributed. CAclubindia with its potent reach seek to create such an intellectual and powerful community. It gives an opportunity to the finance professional to get in touch with the who's who of the finance world and also to achieve professional excellence through interaction and sharing of new ideas and opinions.
Octane is a marketing technology company that provides an indigenous, state-of-the-art email, SMS & web-marketing platform. It is India's first Do-It-Yourself (DIY) e-mail marketing solution for sending low-cost email campaigns. What we do, is help our clients engage better with their customers. We believe that with the right tools, any marketing campaign or project can get the desired results and be a success. We don't however, believe in customer alienation and therefore are strong believers of best practices like opt-in lists. Our services and technologies help companies interactively communicate with their audiences online, without ever needing to spam them. To know more about us, visit our main website at www.octane.in
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 57 chapters across 14 countries. TiE Pune Chapters mission is to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE Pune Chapters focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs. TiE Pune also hosts a wide range of programs events catering to various industry verticals, educational events hosted by TiE Institute.
SMEJOINUP.COM is India's first Network dedicated to Indian SMEs ( Small and Medium Enterprises) . SME JOINUP brings together business owners together on a common platform and offers unique offerings to them. Money , being one of the core needs of a business - SME JOINUP through its initiative SMEGETMONEY.COM assists in making available various sources of finance to a business. Assistance is provided in various types of debt funding , both secured and unsecured , Equity funding for any business cycle - seed stage ,early stage,growth stage. With its strong background and network in the funding arena , no stone would be left unturned for helping out a business which needs finance. Markets, being the blood of any business - SME JOINUP offers budget packages to a business to ensure they reach out to its target customer segment. Packages are available for social media , making business visible online , branding , email marketing , outsourced sales etc.
Moozup is an efficient social networking tool that enables every attendee to interact, share activity, and access event information directly from their mobile device and thereby make the most out of every event. Moozup is the perfect way for participants to connect before, during and after an event. Moozup will not only help professionals discover new business opportunities at conferences and events but also help event organizers to promote their event and engage directly with their attendees. MoozUp offers a web-based version of its platform to event organizers to create event listings and promote them through social media platforms. For attendees, MoozUp is currently available for iOS and android. The app is available for both iOS and Android-based smart phones, makes possible real-time networking at business conferences on the basis of the participants. Participants can use the app to update their attendance plans and be updated about other possible participants, in order to network during the conference. The app allows users to review other participants' LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter profiles, before making contact during the conference, both via the app or in person.
Emerge is the exclusive SME platform of National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.(NSE), the leading stock exchange in the country. EMERGE will provide Indiaâs best emerging businesses a new and viable option for raising risk capital from a diversified set of investors in an efficient manner. The Emerge is a regulated platform offering emerging enterprises: * Higher profile and greater visibility * Improved credibility with various stakeholders like customers, vendors, employees, etc * Unlocking value of ESOPs to improve the ability to attract and retain talent * Alternate valuations * Seamless migration to Main board after attaining serious size The platform is like a public venture market, offering investors an alternate asset class. Informed and sophisticated investors will find interesting opportunities to invest in growing companies. The exchange will also provide liquidity/ exit to early risk investors in smaller companies and in the process also catalyse venture capital eco system. NSE is committed to operating a market ecosystem, which is transparent, offers high levels of safety, integrity and corporate governance and provides growing investment opportunities, for all market participants. For details please visit www.nseindia.com/emerge or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PR Newswire is the leading global provider of marketing and communications solutions that let you optimize and distribute multimedia content to actively engage all key audiences, across all traditional, digital, social and mobile channels, anywhere in the world. For more information, please visit www.prnewswire.co.in/.
Avendus Capital is a leading financial services firm which provides customised solutions in the areas of financial advisory, equity capital markets, alternative asset management and wealth management. The firm relies on its extensive track record, in-depth domain understanding and knowledge of the economic and regulatory environment, to offer research based solutions to its clients that include institutional investors, corporations and high net worth individuals/families. In recent years, Avendus Capital has consistently been ranked among the leading corporate finance advisors in India and has emerged as the advisor of choice for cross-border M&A deals, having closed around 40 cross-border transactions in the past 5 years. Avendus Securities through its Institutional Equities practice is able to offer high quality research-driven advice to help its clients take investment decisions. Avendus PE Investment Advisors manages funds raised from its investors by investing in public markets, while Avendus Wealth Management caters to investment advisory and portfolio management needs of Family offices and Ultra High Networth Individuals / families, spanning all asset classes. Headquartered in Mumbai, the firm has offices in New Delhi and Bangalore. Avendus Capital, Inc (US) and Avendus Capital (UK) Pvt. Ltd. located in New York and London respectively are wholly owned subsidiaries offering M&A and Private Equity syndication services to clients in the respective regions.
Since its founding in 1984 in Boston, Bain Capital has grown and evolved into one of the leading global private equity and alternative asset management firms in the world with approximately $70 billion in assets under management. Bain Capitalâs primary objective is to grow and build great companies. We provide capital and experience to help companies in all phases of development achieve their full potential, and our track record has included many successful start-ups, turnarounds and carve-outs from larger corporate partners. Our strategy is based on five key elements: high quality people, vertical expertise, value-added support, global integration and aligned incentives. Our companies have grown their revenues by more than $105 billion globally since our investment. We help companies improve their competitive position by expanding into new products and markets, growing productivity and strengthening their organizations. Ultimately, we believe our growth-oriented model, results in stronger companies that employ the best people, are socially responsible, and deliver strong returns over the long-term. Most of our team members have worked as strategic consultants advising a large number of companies across a wide range of industries. From this heritage, Bain Capital has built upon the experience and ability of its professionals to assess a companyâs potential, develop powerful strategies, and implement fundamental change in partnership with great management teams.
Tata Capital, a subsidiary of Tata Sons, is leading the Tata groupâs foray in the financial services space with a suite of offerings spanning retail to corporate, aimed at making it a one-stop, full-service provider. The Tata groupâs successful experience of more than 100 years in starting sector pioneer companies across industries and nurturing them to success, germinated the idea of a Tata Capital anchored Private Equity business focused on Indian enterprises, 5 years ago. Tata is also one of Indiaâs oldest fund managers (since 1937, through a listed company) and has been managing third party funds since 1995. Today, Tata manages multiple public equity and private equity funds with a combined AUM of over USD 6.5 billion including USD 2 billion of international funds.
KPMG in India has a premier market position with private equity (PE) funds and we combine professionals from our Audit, Tax and Advisory practices and across industry sectors to serve more than 100 PE clients and more than 500 portfolio companies. We combine a global perspective and in-depth knowledge to be a meaningful value-added partner with an array of service capabilities. Our PE group is well positioned to support PE funds on their India transactions, offering extensive services which include deal origination and support, valuations, financial, tax, integrity, business and commercial due diligence and creating progressive and efficient transaction structures. Reflecting the needs of the current times, our PE Group is experienced in providing a range of services to nurture portfolio companies to create value. The wide range of post deal services includes accounting, risk and controls assessment, corporate governance, IT advisory, corporate and debt restructuring and cost optimisation. KPMG in India has over 100 partners and more than 5900 employees in India across ten offices.
Trilegal is one of India's leading law firms with over 140 lawyers in offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Our track record encompasses representation on a large number of the most complex and sophisticated transactions in India, leading to our key departments winning top industry awards and accolades. We believe that the combination of our firmâs culture, depth of transactional experience and our lawyers, many of whom are recognized as market leaders in their respective practice areas, allows us to offer a client service package that is unique to the Indian legal market.
Zephyr Peacock India provides growth capital to small and middle market companies which are positioned to benefit from Indiaâs growing domestic demand and are led by strong entrepreneurs and management teams. Zephyr Peacock seeks influential minority positions in its investee companies. Post-investment, the Manager works actively with the management of its portfolio companies to enhance financial and organizational structures and business strategies and implement professional governance practices. Divestments are expected via either strategic sales or stock market listings on the Indian exchanges three to five years after the Fundâs initial investment.
Spearheaded by a dynamic group of sector experts, Indus Balaji is a Private Equity firm that invests in emerging opportunities in the Indian industry, through incubation or early-stage venture acquisitions. The focus of the Fund is from building to scaling of investee companies, ensuring that early stage ventures receive a support structure to develop into SMEs of the future. Predominantly, they invest in businesses that use digital elements to drive growth.
Headland Capital Partners Limited, formerly, HSBC Private Equity (Asia) Limited, has been advising private equity and venture capital funds since 1989. In November 2010, our senior management team completed the management buyout of HSBC Private Equity (Asia) Limited which has been renamed Headland Capital Partners Limited (Headland). Headlandâs management team owns 80.1% of the company. HSBC retains a 19.1% interest in the firm and remains one of the largest investors in the funds advised by Headland. Funds advised by Headland have invested in more than 140 companies located primarily in Greater China, India, South Korea and Southeast Asia. Current active funds have committed capital of approximately US$2.4 billion. In India, the funds have investments spanning across the medical equipment and devices, information technology, media & post production services, financial inclusion, telecommunication services and mobile VAS sectors. Our team is based in Hong Kong, Mumbai and Shanghai.
AZB & Partners (the âFirmâ) is one of Indiaâs premier full-service law firms with offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Chennai. The Firm has been involved in advising in the field of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate, regulatory practice and securities laws, private equity, capital markets, funds practice, banking and finance, microfinance, derivatives, infrastructure and project finance, real estate, media and entertainment, information technology and business process outsourcing, employment, insurance, intellectual property, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, taxation, aviation, competition law, and litigation and arbitration.
Business Standard is the country's most respected business daily, being the first choice of serious business readers. It is published in colour from 12 centres in India - Mumbai (formerly Bombay), New Delhi, Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), Bangalore, Chennai (formerly Madras), Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Pune, Kochi and Bhubaneswar. The newspaper believes in free, fair and independent journalism and strives to inculcate these values in its editorial staff.The journalism practised by Business Standard lays equal stress on quality, credibility and accuracy. Business Standard has the country's best economic journalists and columnists working for it. It is edited by T.N. Ninan, perhaps India's best-known business journalist. Among the other senior journalists in the team are A. K.Bhattacharya,former editor of The Pioneer and associate editor of The Economic Times,and Shyamal Majumdar, former resident editor of The Financial Express.
The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), an autonomous and not-for-profit Institute, set up in 1983, is sponsored by apex financial institutions - the IDBI Bank Ltd., IFCI Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd. and State Bank of India (SBI). The Government of Gujarat pledged twenty-three acres of land on which stands the majestic and sprawling EDI campus. To pursue its mission further, EDI has helped set up twelve state-level exclusive entrepreneurship development centres and institutes. One of the most satisfying achievements, however, was taking entrepreneurship to a large number of schools, colleges, science and technology institutions and management schools in several states by including entrepreneurship inputs in their curricula. In view of EDIâs expertise in Entrepreneurship, the University Grants Commission appointed the EDI as an expert agency to develop curriculum on Entrepreneurship.
Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship was setup at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) with support from Gujarat Government and Department of Science and Technology (Government of India) to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in India. Experience and expertise at IIMA in the areas of management, innovation, technology networks along with entrepreneurship provide the necessary impetus and intellectual basis for this initiative. They comprise of faculty, alumni and students of IIMA, mentors and service providers from the industry who span a variety of functional areas, sectoral domains and geographies and are passionately committed to helping disruptive innovations and aspiring entrepreneurs succeed commercially.
Established in 1968, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is a nongovernment, industry led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process and serves as a much needed link between the business communities of India and the United States of America. IACC is the only bilateral Chamber of Commerce in India, which is committed to development of Indo-US business and trade relations. The major objective of IACC is to promote Indo-American business, trade and economic relations. IACC promotes bilateral trade, investment and technology transfer, facilitates business collaborations, joint ventures, marketing tie-ups and strategic alliances through a set of proactive business-oriented initiatives.
Gujarat Startups is a portal for Entrepreneurs of Gujarat. Entrepreneurship is in blood of Gujarati people and Gujarat Startups aims to be the single source to connect young budding entrepreneurs online. Today, Gujarat Startups boasts to have a membership of 600 Gujarati owned and operated businesses. Its members are spread across various districts of Gujarat as well as outside Gujarat. These members are Gujaratis as well as non Gujaratis who are doing or want to do business in Gujarat. Gujarat Startups - http://www.gujaratstartups.com was launched in 2008 with an aim of organizing regular meetups between entrepreneurs of Gujarat. This online platform was later enhanced to allow people to register as mentors or offer their services to sit on board of new companies. New Startups can list their business listing while promoter entrepreneur can fill up his own entrepreneur profile. This will help him get visibility to connect with other mentors, businesses and outside partners.
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 56 chapters across 13 countries. TiEâs mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiEâs focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.
Founded in 2004, Resurgent India provides comprehensive strategic & financial solutions to clients in an array of industry verticals including Consumer & Retail, Logistics, TMT, Infrastructure, Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Real Estate. The firm has deep expertise in a wide range of financial and strategic services, including M&A, spin-offs, cross border JVs, Private Equity & Venture Capital syndications, Debt syndications and QIPs. Since its inception Resurgent has closed more than 120 transactions across various sectors. In FYâ12 it successfully advised on transactions more than US$500Mn. With offices in all major metros and associate offices in USA, EU and Israel the firm is continuously enhancing its capabilities to meet complex and global business needs of its clients. E.g. recently it formed an exclusive alliance with Marvin Traub Associates â a leading global brand development & consultancy firm in retail, to help develop multiple global retail franchisee in India.
Macmillan is one of the largest and best known international publishing houses in the world, characterised by academic and professional, educational, fiction and non-fiction publishing of the highest quality. Powerful brands owned by Macmillan, such as Macmillan Education, Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Pan and Picador are now established in more than 80 countries. The Macmillan group is owned by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, a large media group created in 1971. Holtzbrinck owns around 40 companies besides Macmillan and is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Its interests include book, magazine and newspaper publishing and media firms. Macmillan India has enjoyed continuity in Indiaâs educational market for over 100 years, and today it is the preferred knowledge partner of around 15,000 schools. The digital revolution has changed the face of school classroomsâinstructional teaching modules, video clips and animations all lead to an interactive teaching learning process. Macmillan prides itself on a willingness to innovate as well as on employing visionary people with the creative and business sense to develop and implement new ideas. This focus has successfully led to the expansion of the group into new business areas and an ability to innovate, especially in the digital space.
Greenwood High is a school that was born out of and is sustained by the principles attendant on a liberal education. The practices that come as a corollary to these principles manifest themselves in our placing the student at the core of the educational programme. Along with the presence of Multiple intelligence and its Hands on curriculum Greenwood High is highly dedicated towards the Health & Safety of the Students. It is the only school in India to have been Accredited ISO Health and Safety certification. The school has been recognized by the Cambridge University as one of the 100 exclusive schools in the World for creating a niche over others with their educational methods and practices. The school has also been awarded the Excellence Award 2012 for Research & Innovation.
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, established in 1905, is a proactive and dynamic multi-State apex organization working at the grass-root level and with strong national and international linkages. The Chamber serves 10 States in Northern and Central India, Bihar in the East and UT of Chandigarh. PHD Chamber acts as a catalyst in the promotion of industry, trade and entrepreneurship. PHD Chamber, through its research-based policy advocacy role, positively impacts the economic growth and development of the nation. PHD Chamber is more than an organisation of the business community, as it lives by the chosen motto âIn Community's Life & Part of Itâ and contributes significantly to socio-economic development and capacity building in several fields.
At IDFC. We strive to meet the demand for world-class infrastructure in India We have been an integral part of the country's development story since 1997, when our company was formed with the specific mandate to build the nation. Since 2005, we have built on our vision to be the 'one firm' that looks after the diverse needs of infrastructure development. Whether it is financial intermediation for infrastructure projects and services, adding value through innovative products to the infrastructure value chain or asset maintenance of existing infrastructure projects, we focus on supporting companies to get the best return on investments. Our growth has been driven by the substantial investment requirements of the infrastructure sector in India combined with the growth in the Indian economy over the last several years. Our ability to tap global as well as Indian financial resources makes us the acknowledged experts in infrastructure finance. This, coupled with a strong synergy between the company management and key shareholders, and a dedicated team of over 550 people makes us an organization that is committed to improving the face of India's infrastructure sector. At IDFC, our commitment to building India's infrastructure goes beyond business. We work closely with government entities and regulators to advise and assist them in formulating policy and regulatory frameworks that support private investment and public-private partnerships in infrastructure development.
Aliens group was started in 2003 with courage and conviction to challenge the conventional wisdom and balance the same with excellence and expertise. Currently its main area of interest is the development of residential projects and townships in Hyderabad and other key Indian cities. Aliens Group has expertise in different fields of operations involving diverse aspects of real estate development such as land identification, project planning, designing, marketing and execution. Its long term plans are to be active across different asset classes of real estate in order to comprehensively capture the huge India-opportunity.
With more than 150 lawyers, Kochhar & Co is one of the leading and largest corporate law firms in India, and enjoys the distinction of being the only Indian firm with a full service presence in the six prominent Indian cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon & Hyderabad and with overseas offices â Atlanta, Singapore, Dubai & Tokyo and Jeddah & Riyadh (the offices in Saudi Arabia are in collaboration with one leading law firm in Saudi Arabia). Kochhar & Co. offers a wide range of legal services in the areas of corporate and commercial laws and specializes in representing major foreign and domestic corporations with diverse business interests in India. The Firm acts as Indian counsel for some of the largest domestic corporations and multinational companies from North America, Europe South-East Asia and Japan (including several Fortune 500 companies).
The Indian School of Business (ISB) was established in 2001 with an aspiration to put India on the global map of management education. Over the years, the ISB has successfully pioneered several new trends in management education in India, and has firmly established itself as a world-class management institution. In 2008, the ISB became the youngest institution to be ranked among the Top 20 in the Global B-school Rankings by The Financial Times, London, and since then has been ranked consistently among the top B-schools globally. Recently, the ISB earned the distinction of becoming the first South Asian B-school to receive the AACSB accreditation. Chartering its next phase of growth, the ISB flagged off its second campus at Mohali, Punjab in April 2012. Though located at Hyderabad and Mohali, the School functions as one entity with a seamless integration across both the campuses. The new campus, apart from offering the Post Graduate and Executive Education programs, will have Institutes for promoting research and education in areas critical to Indiaâs development, viz. Healthcare Management, Public Policy, Physical Infrastructure Management, and Manufacturing Excellence & Innovation. A strong pool of research-oriented resident and international faculty from reputed B-schools has been a key factor that helped the ISB to emerge as one of the leading B Schools with its cutting edge research and pedagogy. It has set up eight research centres serving as a bridge between the industry and the academia and carry forward its research agenda as well as promote education in areas critical to Indiaâs development. The ISB offers its flagship one year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) besides the Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives (PGPMAX) and a bouquet of Executive Education Programmes that cater to top and middle management. The school also recently launched its Fellow Programme in Management (FPM). The school has over 4200+ PGP Alumni and 13,000+ Executive Education Alumni spread across over 25 countries making an impact on the business and society. For more information, visit www.isb.edu
Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the worldâs leading global buyout firms, with offices in 16 countries on four continents. A driving force in international private equity for 27 years, Advent has built an unparalleled global platform of over 160 investment professionals across Western and Central Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. The firm focuses on international buyouts, strategic repositioning opportunities and growth buyouts in five core sectors, working actively with management teams to drive revenue growth and earnings improvements in portfolio companies. Since inception, Advent has raised $26 billion in private equity capital and, through its buyout programs, has completed over 270 transactions in 35 countries. Advent has been focussed on India for a number of years and opened an office in Mumbai in 2009 to build a local team which can enable its investment process. This team consist of 6 investment advisory professionals and 8 Operating Partners/Advisors who bring with them a wealth of relevant industry experience. In April 2012, the team announced investment in CARE Hospitals, an Indian multi-speciality hospital chain with strength in cardiac care, neurology, nephrology and general medicine. The Indian team have previously advised on Adventâs investment in CAMS, the leading Indian provider of outsourced transaction processing for mutual funds & insurance, and supported SkillSoft, an Advent North American portfolio company to acquire Element-K, a corporate e-learning business sold by NIIT, its Indian parent.
Feedback Infrastructure is Indiaâs leading integrated infrastructure development company. The Corporate Advisory Division (CAD) of Feedback provides strategic advisory services across various sectors including healthcare, education, construction, water, and materials space. The healthcare practice at Feedback helps clients in conceptualizing and structuring projects, implementing strategic initiatives, project managing hospitals and improving operational and financial performance. Over the years we have built significant experience and expertise in this field and have worked with most of the leading players in the industry across performance improvement, business diligence, market research, business planning, financial planning, public private partnerships etc. Illustrative list of clients includes 1. Leading providers: including Max Healthcare, Fortis Healthcare, Wockhardt Hospitals, Apollo Tyres (Artemis), Dr. Lal Path Labs, Elbit Healthcare, Moolchand and Sterling Hospitals etc.; 2. Private equity investors: like Advent International, India Equity Partners, Asian Healthcare Fund, Actis, Arcapita Bank, IDFC etc. 3. State governments: such as Delhi, Goa and Punjab
New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) is a leading venture capital firm focused on helping entrepreneurs build transformational businesses across multiple stages, sectors and geographies. With approximately $13 billion in committed capital, NEA invests in information technology, healthcare and energy technology companies at all stages in a companyâs lifecycle, from seed stage through IPO. The firm's long track record includes more than 175 portfolio company IPOs and more than 290 acquisitions. In the U.S., NEA has offices in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area; Menlo Park, California; and New York City. In addition, New Enterprise Associates (India) Pvt. Ltd. has offices in Bangalore and Mumbai, India and New Enterprise Associates (Beijing), Ltd. has offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China. For additional information, visit www.nea.com.
We are a leading solutions company in the space of Equity based compensation. Our service offerings cover the entire life cycle of ESOPs including Plan conceptualization, Design, Documentation, Plan management, Compliance and reporting. With an experience of handling more than 500 mandates across different sectors we bring to the table unmatched insights into how to make ESOPs effective and successful. We are the first and the only company to offer a full spectrum of integrated on-line stock plan management services, including plan administration, compliance, employee communication and online transaction capabilities. This service is delivered using our proprietary on-line platform My ESOPsTM.At ESOP Direct we also offer a web based platform for financial reporting of stock options which includes valuation , expensing and reporting under IFRS, IGAAP & FAS 123R. We manage more than 250 Plans servicing over 100,000 ESOP holder employees across the globe. ESOP Direct is a part of the Kirtane& Pandit group, in existence for more than five decades, consisting of Kirtane& Pandit Chartered Accountants and KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd. We are Head quartered in Pune with offices in Mumbai and Delhi. We strongly believe in focus and specialization. That is the reason we have avoided all the temptations of getting into other diversified service offerings. For more details please visit us at www.esopdirect.com
Ourea Capital Advisors provides entire gamut of growth capital advisory to companies with a focus on early stage companies. It is an investment bank with a focus of providing overall financial management solution to companies. Its services include formulation of business plan and growth strategy, financial structuring,valuation, fund raising, mergers and acquisitions and post investment investor relationship management. Since last 5 years, Ourea Capital Advisors has been working across sectors right from brick and mortar industries to new age technology companies. Its expertise lies in hand holding the company and its management right from its early stage to late stage across the domain of growth capital.It is based in Mumbai with offices in Pune and Baroda. It also has a base in Europe to facilitate cross border transactions.
Udwadia Udeshi & Argus Partners is a leading law firm in India with a diverse practice portfolio. The Firm was reconstituted in April, 2012 with the merger of Udwadia & Udeshi and Argus Partners and renamed Udwadia Udeshi & Argus Partners. With offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai, the Firm has built a formidable reputation for its work and has been acknowledged and appreciated by its clients and peers for providing quality services. Established more than a decade ago by lawyers who have vast experience in handling domestic and cross-border transactions, the Firm has grown considerably over the last few years. The Firmâs clientele includes industry and business leaders in all segments of the market and at various stages in the growth of their businesses. The Firmâs core practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, general corporate, projects, banking and finance, competition, disputes, real estate, education, policy and estate and succession planning. The Firmâs M&A Practice: The Firm is well known for its M&A practice having participated in complex transactions in India, both domestic and cross border. The Firmâs M&A team consists of highly skilled lawyers who have developed significant expertise in this area of practice and offer creative and pragmatic solutions on all matters. The Firmâs expertise include mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, asset sale and purchase, joint ventures, court sanctioned scheme of amalgamation and arrangement, group restructuring, public and private takeovers, privatization, private equity, leveraged buyout and management buyout. The Firm has represented both public and private acquirers as well as target companies and the sell side in varied inbound as well as outbound acquisition transactions. The Firmâs offices across India, gives it a distinct advantage. Lawyers across all offices work closely to provide clients with comprehensive advise on M&A matters. The Firmâs depth of experience and skills in a broad spectrum of other practice areas such as tax, competition, disputes, finance and exchange control regulations, enable it to service clients more effectively. The Firm offers advice on every aspect of a transaction including structuring the transaction, documentation, undertaking a comprehensive legal due diligence and offering post closing advisory services amongst others. The Firm has represented clients before the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for proposed mergers and acquisitions and have been successful in obtaining timely clearance from the CCI for several mergers and acquisitions.
Utopia Advisors Private Limited is a Boutique Investment Bank providing Financing advisory, M&A advisory and Business advisory services. The uniqueness in value offering from Utopia Advisors is the ability to deal with various asset and product classes and has strong understanding of various capital syndication alternatives (private equity, convertible instruments, debt, etc). Utopia Advisors advises clients across sectors in right direction to enhance value of the Company as a whole. Utopia Advisors was the exclusive financial advisor to Swastik Roadlines (cold chain logistics company ) for raising Private Equity of USD 10 million from India Equity Partners. Utopia Advisors has a professional experienced team lead by its Founder and Managing Director - Abhishek Jhawar. Abhishek is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has worked with KPMG for several years before incorporating Utopia Advisors in 2010. Abhishek has a good understanding of transaction issues, deal structuring and negotiation issues relevant to Indian and cross border transactions. Abhishek is an active member of various associations and has given deliberations on Private Equity, Valuations and Due Diligence in various professional bodies.