VCCircle Bengaluru Investment Summit 2015

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

Besides being called the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru as a city has much more to offer in terms of business environment, demographics, vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, flourishing industries, splurging real estate amongst others, making it a preferred investment destination for leading private equity and venture capital investors. With this buoyant business environment Bengaluru has emerged as one of the leading destination for India’s largest tech and non-tech houses.

To identify emerging businesses & opportunities beyond technology that separates Bengaluru from the rest, VCCircle presents its seventh annual investment forum in Bengaluru. The conference titled - VCCircle Bengaluru Investment Summit 2015 will bring together South India's top entrepreneurs, CEOs, emerging business owners, investors, and professionals from businesses across sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, consumer, financial services, real estate, infrastructure and others, besides technology.

The summit aims to address the following key topics:-

- Mapping entrepreneurial activities & investment trends in Bengaluru
- Bengaluru as a hub for healthcare products & services
- Growing appetite for food services business in Bengaluru
- Deep dive into Bengaluru's Real Estate market
- Opportunities creating businesses serving the underserved
- Bengaluru’s emerging entrepreneurial club: Creating products & services with global appeal

8:30am - 9:45am
Tea, Networking & Registration
9:45am - 10:00am
Introductory Note

10:00am - 10:45am
Panel I: Mapping entrepreneurial activities & investment trends in Bengaluru
Today, this modern southern city of India is looked upon as an ideal destination for scores of aspiring entrepreneurs coming with their dream to start their ambitious venture, for emerging enterprises serving to niche business opportunities, to leading home grown enterprises with global repute. What has attracted talent from all the corners of the world to set up their base in the city? What advantages does an investor have while investing in Bengaluru vis-à-vis other cities? For a country that has so many loopholes in the regulatory framework, how favourable are the regulatory policies in the city to pull in significant foreign investments? Besides IT, which are the other shining sectors & most loved companies from the city that are making their presence felt globally? What are the key entrepreneurial activities & investment trends pointing towards emerging opportunities?

K. Pandia Rajan - Founder, MaFoi Group
Mohan Alexander - Vice Chairman and Co founder, Copal Amba
YS Prabhakar - CEO, Sutures India
Siddhartha Das - General Partner, Ventureast
Kumar Shiralagi - MD, Kalaari Capital Advisors P Ltd (Moderator)

10:45am - 11:15am
Entrepreneurship opportunities in today’s world - what to start?
K Ganesh, Serial Entrepreneur & Partner, and Chairman, Portea Medical

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

11:45am - 12:30pm
Panel II: Bengaluru as a hub for healthcare products & services
The demand for quality healthcare services and indigenous medical devices/products across the country has witnessed surge in the recent past and continues to grow as we see an inclination towards quality of life, better spending capacity and willingness to adopt preventive healthcare systems. Bengaluru seems to be the technology hub where innovations intersect with healthcare products and have been able to deliver some high quality healthcare products with global appeal. Besides, the city also counts upon some high quality healthcare service providers who’ve set up base here and have been contributing to delivering quality care. As we know consumer-facing, technology enabled healthcare businesses are always a bet for investors, we understand from leading entrepreneurs on what makes them unique and how the ecosystem in Bengaluru supports them in their initiatives?

K Chandrasekhar - Founder & CEO, Forus Health Pvt. Ltd
Mallikarjun Sundaram - Co-founder, President & CEO, Mitra Biotech
Dr Ajay Bakshi - Managing Director & CEO, Manipal Hospitals
Hari Buggana - MD, InvAscent
Siddharth Dhondiyal - Managing Director, India Value Fund Advisors (Moderator)

12:30pm - 12:45pm
Presentation by HSBC
Suvir S Davda - Director Corporate Treasury Sales, Global Markets, HSBC Ltd

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

1:45pm - 2:30pm
Panel III: Deep dive into Bengaluru’s real estate market
Besides being ranked as one of the most sought after real estate market, the city’s real estate & infrastructure development in the last couple of years has been commendable and has much to offer to people with cosmopolitan lifestyle & growing business ecosystem? Besides being house to leading multinationals, the city has equally nurtured the startup community and counts upon some leading startup companies that have gone big and are now placing larger bets through their demand for real estate. Be it commercial or residential or value budget offerings, the city has something in store for everyone and is the hot favourite for investors. From a panel of leading real estate CEO’s, we derive some deep insights in this market, what to expect in the near future and how they perceive demand as a driver to high quality real estate in the city? From an investors lens, what this means to them and how are they looking at the market in terms of medium to long term investments?

M Murali - MD, Shriram Properties
Ashwini Kumar - Chief Operating Officer, Nitesh Estates Ltd
Vishal Mirchandani - CEO- Retail & Commercial, Brigade Enterprises Limited
Juggy Marwaha - Managing Director - South India, JLL (Moderator)

2:30pm - 3:15pm
Panel IV: Growing appetite for food services business in Bengaluru
With the change in eating habits, preferences and the urge of trying hands on multi - cuisines, out of home eating has become a natural phenomenon. With burgeoning middle class and cosmopolitan lifestyle of Bengaluru, the city presents a huge opportunities for food services and food related businesses. Be it delivering organic meals for lunches to delivering customized food delivery, consumers are spoilt with choice. Besides fine dining, QSR and ready to eat foods, how are food tech startups disrupting the traditional food market? With multiple startups helping a consumer to discover, order & get food delivered to their door step, what good are they doing to deliver exceptional consumer services? Is investing in a food business, a hot talk in the town for the investors’? How big is this opportunity in Bengaluru & how big can it get overall?

Abhijit Saha - Co-founder, Director & Chef, Caperberry & Fava
Amuleek Singh Bijral - Founder & CEO, Chai Point
Shashaank Shekhar Singhal - Co-founder & CEO, Dazo
Musthafa PC - CEO, iD Fresh Food (India) Pvt. Ltd
Deepak Natraj - MD, Aarin Capital
Bharati Jacob - Founder & Partner, Seedfund  (Moderator)

3:15pm - 3:45pm
Tea & Networking

3:45pm - 4:30pm
Panel V: Opportunities in creating businesses serving the underserved
Unlike “India”, Bharat is still largely disconnected from globalization and all efforts are being made to bridge this gap. In order to speed the development & spur economy in the tier II/III areas, how are these impact-focussed businesses using technology to serve the bottom of pyramid? What are the innovative business models being pursued to help basic services reach the underserved in a financially viable way? How difficult it is to create, scale & evaluate the impact of such businesses both socially & financially? Besides addressing to the significant social problems, is the business of serving to the low-income consumers viable & revenue generating? What are emerging opportunities for impact investors & operators trying to revolutionize the under-served space? What are the high-impact technology based innovations witnessed in this affordable products/services segment? How challenging it is to build businesses with narrow margins?

Brahmanand Hegde - MD & CEO, Vistaar Financial Services Pvt. Ltd
Vishwaprasad Alva - Managing Director, Skanray Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Eric Savage - Co-founder & CEO, Unitus Capital
Srikrishna Ramamoorthy - Partner, Unitus seed fund
Harish Narasappa - Founder Partner, Samvad Partners (Moderator)

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Panel VI: Bengaluru’s emerging entrepreneurial club: Creating products & services with global appeal
Technology has been the key driver behind innovations and a lot of that has been witnessed in Bengaluru. A flurry of aspiring entrepreneurs are working behind the scenes to disrupt the ecosystem with innovative products, business models, segments and businesses by large. While much has been said about investments, valuations, startup ecosystem in the city, we understand the value this emerging entrepreneurial club is generating for consumers, investors & startup ecosystem. What are the key drivers of growth, innovation and desire to solve simple yet mission critical problems through technology?

Tarun Mehta - Co-founder, Ather Energy
Vamshi Krishna - Co-founder & CEO, Vedantu
Rakesh Kalra  -  Founder & CEO,
Lovaii Navlakhi - Founder and CEO, International Money Matters
Mukul Gulati, MD, Zephyr Peacock (Moderator)

5:15pm - 5:40pm
VCCircle Showcase
Here representatives of exciting and disruptive companies from Bengaluru 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.

5:40pm onwards
VCCircle Unwind
Continue the energy and networking of the day with more social time with top entrepreneurs and leading investors over cocktails

Abhijit Saha Abhijit Saha Co-founder, Director & Chef, Caperberry & Fava
Amuleek Singh Bijral Amuleek Singh Bijral Founder & CEO, Chai Point
Ashwini Kumar Ashwini Kumar Chief Operating Officer, Nitesh Estates Ltd
Bharati Jacob Bharati Jacob Founder & Partner, Seedfund
Brahmanand Hegde Brahmanand Hegde MD & CEO, Vistaar Financial Services Pvt. Ltd
Deepak Natraj Deepak Natraj Managing Director, Aarin Inspired Capital
Dr. Ajay Bakshi Dr. Ajay Bakshi Managing Director & CEO, Manipal Hospitals
Eric Savage Eric Savage Co-founder & CEO, Unitus Capital
Hari Buggana Hari Buggana Managing Director, InvAscent
Harish Narasappa Harish Narasappa Founder Partner, Samvad Partners
Juggy Marwaha Juggy Marwaha Managing Director - South India, JLL
K. Chandrasekhar K. Chandrasekhar Founder & CEO, Forus Health Pvt. Ltd
K. Pandia Rajan K. Pandia Rajan Founder, Ma Foi Group
Kumar Shiralagi Kumar Shiralagi MD, Kalaari Capital Advisors P Ltd
K Ganesh K Ganesh Serial Entrepreneur & Partner, and Chairman, Portea Medical
Lovaii Navlakhi Lovaii Navlakhi Founder and CEO, International Money Matters
Mallikarjun Sundaram Mallikarjun Sundaram Co-founder, President & CEO, Mitra Biotech
Mohan Alexander Mohan Alexander Vice Chairman and Co-founder, Copal Amba
Mukul Gulati Mukul Gulati Managing Director, Zephyr Peacock
Musthafa PC Musthafa PC CEO, iD Fresh Food (India) Pvt. Ltd
Rakesh Kalra Rakesh Kalra Founder & CEO,
Shashaank Shekhar Singhal Shashaank Shekhar Singhal Co-founder & CEO, Dazo
Siddhartha Das Siddhartha Das General Partner, Ventureast | @Ventureast
Siddharth Dhondiyal Siddharth Dhondiyal MD, India Value Fund Advisors
Srikrishna Ramamoorthy Srikrishna Ramamoorthy Partner, Unitus Seed Fund | @UnitusSeedFund
Suvir S Davda Suvir S Davda Director Corporate Treasury Sales, Global Markets, HSBC Ltd
Tarun Mehta Tarun Mehta Co-founder, Ather Energy
Vamsi Krishna Vamsi Krishna Co-founder & CEO, Vedantu
Vishal Mirchandani Vishal Mirchandani CEO- Retail & Commercial, Brigade Enterprises Limited
Vishwaprasad Alva Vishwaprasad Alva Managing Director, Skanray Technologies Pvt. Ltd
YS Prabhakar YS Prabhakar CEO, Sutures India

Date: 23rd July 2015

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