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About Investment Deal Summit 2018

Investment Deals Summit will focus on the latest deals on the local market, and also will shed light on what’s happening on a larger, regional scale. The conference provides opportunities to both funds and strategic partners, investors and entrepreneurs to discuss current issues, find solutions and drive the market up. The event also is an excellent platform for networking and deal initiation.

Our Speakers

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Mayuresh Raut
Co Founder and Partner
SEA Fund
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Saras Agarwal
Vice President
Bharat Innovation Fund
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Kalyan V Sivalenka
Founder & MD
Springforth
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Abhijit Ray
Co-founder
Unitus Capital

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Anil Chhikara
Chairman
Startup India Foundation
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Rachna Bhusari
Head SME
National Stock Exchange
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Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam
Founder Chairman
Native Angels Network
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Abishek Surendran
Partner
pi Ventures

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Gagan Ghai
Director
Crest Capital Group Pvt Ltd
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Raj Mishra
CEO
I-Deals Network
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Santosh Maheswari
Associate Partner
E&Y India
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HUZEFA TAVAWALLA
Head - International Commercial Law
Nishith Desai Associates

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Neeraj Dubey
Joint Partner
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
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Kulbhushan Parashar
Director
Corporate Capital Ventures
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Vikas Suresh
Founder
Investment Banker
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Hemanth Purohit
Founder & CEO,
Parahit Technologies

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Neeraj Tyagi
Managing Partner
Venture Catalysts
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Manishh Anand
Founder & CEO
Utilis Capital
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Ankur Chhapolika
Founder
Taxedge
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Aakash Jain
Associate Director
CARE Ratings

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DS Vivek
Principal Consultant
Annveshan Business Solutions
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Revathy Ashok
Startup Evangelist
Indian Angel Network
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Mr. Nalin Kumar
Head Investment Banking
IDBI Capital
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Mr. Sameer Agarwal
Group CFO
Manipal Health Enterprises

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Mathew Chacko
Partner
Spice Route Legal
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Kosturi Ghosh
Partner
Trilegal
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Shashishekhar Chaugule
Partner
Walker Chandiok & Co LLP
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HARRY PARIKH
Associate Partner
BDO India LLP

Special Feature : Investor Speed Dating

- Share and receive contact information from funders

- Gain exposure within a short span of time

- Receive face time with each funder

- Let funders know who you are and what you are looking for

- Get the ball rolling and follow up with the relevant funders accordingly

Agenda - Investment Deal Summit

AGENDA - INVESTMENT DEAL SUMMIT | Bengaluru | 31st Oct
Venue Vivanta by Taj , M G Road
Event Hall Trinity - I

09.00 am- 09.45 am Delegate Registeration

09.45 am - 09.55 pm Opening Remarks

10.00 am - 11.00 am What are the drivers of M&A and PE Deals in India and what are the challenges ahead Vikas Suresh(Moderator)
Opportunities and challenges for domestic and international investors Mr. Sameer Agarwal
Fresh investment opportunities. Sectors poised to growth Mayuresh Raut
Kalyan V Sivalenka
Mr. Nalin Kumar
Abhijit Ray

11.00 am - 11.15 am Morning Tea/Coffee Networking Break

11.15 pm - 12.10 pm MSME and SME deals and fundraising Gagan Ghai(Moderator)
Government policies to encourage MSME and SME growth Rachna Bhusari
IPO of small firm changing narrative of fund raising Aakash Jain
VC Funding vs SME IPO Kulbhushan Parashar
Abishek Surendran

12.10 pm - 01.00 pm Startup Deals in current scenario - lessons to learn Neeraj Tyagi(Moderator)
Indian growth story and role of Startups Saras Agarwal
Biggest deterrent to investors funding businesses in India Revathy Ashok
Techstartups stealing majority of deals Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam
Bootstrap vs Funded Startup Anil Chhikara
Hemanth Purohit

01.00 pm - 02.00 pm Luncheon

02.00 pm - 02.45 pm Startup Pitch Session Jury Members
Neeraj Tyagi
Saras Agarwal
Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam
Abishek Surendran
Mayuresh Raut
Kalyan V Sivalenka
Gagan Ghai

02.45 pm - 03.00 pm Evening Tea/Coffee Networking Break

03.00 pm - 03.45 pm Legal perspective - A key in deal making Mathew Chacko(Moderator)
• Common legal issues (PE, VC and M&A) Gerald Manoharan
• Enforceability & pitfalls Huzefa Tavawalla
• Term sheet Negotiation Neeraj Dubey
Kosturi Ghosh

03.45 pm - 04.45 pm Importance of Tax Structuring in Investment deal
• Structuring prior to actual investment Harry Parikh(Moderator)
• Structuring during the term of investment DS Vivek
• Structuring the exit Santosh Maheshwari
Shashishekhar Chaugule
Ankur Chhapolika

04.50 pm Closing Remarks

Speed Dating will start from 11 am in the morning and will parallely run in the activity area. On speed dating counter Startups can meet our investor team on personal basis with their deck. Our team will coordinate with Investors and Startups and fix the meeting at the counter. Request all the startups to share their deck in advance so that we can share with investors in advance.

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From last 20 years, I have been involved in analyzing businesses, companies and assisting in key management decisions in constantly evolving ecosystem. I have assumed very diverse roles, from being corporate treasurer, managing funds for family offices & corporate treasury, to creating valuations for startups/SMEs/PSUs/Fortune 500 companies for diverse objectives. Because of our holistic approach & rich background, we bring lot of value across asset class for clients. We have been recognized as preferred partners with many leading Institutions and Consulting firms wherein we bring our expertise and collaborate astute execution across INDIA since 2004. With our multidisciplinary expertise accentuated by our honored board of advisors, across various industry segments, we have brought clarity to difficult and complex valuation situations and to provide defendable reports to more than 1000+ cases.


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Santosh has been part of more than 100 tax due diligence exercise in variety of sectors including IT, hospitality, hotels, catering, auto components, manufacturing and other sectors. He has also been part of regulatory, tax, financial and business advisory related to group re-organization and restructuring activity. He has handled mergers, de-mergers across seven states in India and his experience includes advising on transaction structuring including acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructuring, foreign investment consulting, tax due diligence and inbound acquisitions. Has experience on restructuring services include realignment and rationalization of organizational structure in tax and regulatory efficient manner. Has extensive experience in advising clients in the areas of acquisitions, divestments, mergers, demergers, corporate restructuring, reorganizations, foreign investment consulting/ establishment of joint ventures, international tax (including PE advisory), corporate tax and business re-organization. Advised various Private Equity players on their transaction and investment structures, withholding tax issues , Tax NOC s etc. Assistance on negotiation and strategizing position from buyer and seller standpoint during a deal transaction scenario Support on framing a succession strategy for the promoters and implementing the structure.


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Huzefa Tavawalla heads the International Commercial Law Practice at the multi-skilled, research based international law firm Nishith Desai Associates (www.nishithdesai.com). He is also a senior member of the TMT & Corporate Practice Groups and focuses on matters pertaining to Information Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Media & Entertainment, Telecommunication and International Tax. He has been at the forefront of outbound and global M&A in particular project management for large cross border acquisitions. Further, has advised on several cutting edge, complex and cross-border telecom and technology contracts.

Mr. Tavawalla spent close to a year (2012) in Tokyo, with the largest Japanese law firm (Nishimura & Asahi) understanding insights on Japanese culture and cross border M&A. Further, Legal 500 (in 2013) accredited Mr. Tavawalla as “an accomplished professional with a deep understanding of M&A transactions”. In addition, He has significant expertise in joint ventures, asset acquisitions and business transfers with a special focus on public private partnerships.


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Mr Neeraj Dubey is a joint partner, Corporate Practice, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan. He is a corporate lawyer with over 11 years of legal experience encompassing vast gamut of business law, contract management, labour & employment laws, aviation and technology laws. He routinely counsels manufacturing and service industries on a vast range of compliances in all elements of commerce and business including contracts (negotiation, drafting and review), corporate governance, competition law, labour & employment, health & safety environment. Neeraj’s industry spreads across automobile, aviation, banking, chemicals, defense, energy, food, pharmaceuticals, information technology and waste management. Over the years, Neeraj has advised clients on entry strategies in India including choosing appropriate legal structures and their registration and licensing, conducted and advised legal audits and counselled on issues arising in due diligences. He possesses varied experience in drafting, reviewing legal documents and commercial contracts.


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Mr. Kulbhushan Parashar is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a Certified Valuer. He has more than 10 years experience in Merchant Banking and has been instrumental in Corporate Restructuring, Capital Issues, Institutional Placements and Takeovers. An expert in the matters related to Capital Market and has been a source of Inspiration and thrust to the Organization.

He started his career with some of the well known Merchant Banking Companies, where he gained in depth knowledge on the working of the Capital Market. He also gained diverse experience while working with National Foundation for Corporate Governance, a trust jointly constituted by MCA, ICAI, ICSI and CII.

At present he is founder and Director of Corporate CapitalVentures Private Limited, a SEBI registered Category I Merchant Banker.


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Vikas has around 19 years of experience in Corporate advisory and valuations across diverse industries. His stints include strategic advisory at Ernst & Young India Private Limited, Corporate & Strategic Advisory at the Murugappa Group. Prior to joining KPMG, he has worked with Ernst & Young in their strategic advisory practice in India and was part of a leading South. India based the business house called the Murugappa Group. As part of the Murugappa Group, he was member of a core team involved in Corporate & Strategic Advisory for the Group and then anchored the European market for the engineering business of the Murugappa Group. During his consulting career, Vikas has worked across industry sectors including auto ancillary, Engineering, manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals and information technology. Vikas has extensive experience in valuations of businesses, equity and brands and has advised a wide range of clients on merger swap ratios, joint venture situations, valuation advice to boards for divestitures or acquisitions, valuations for group consolidations, regulatory valuations, valuations for business restructuring, portfolio valuations, brands and other intangibles valuation. His key clients include ABB, DMG, Bosch, MAN, Ashok Leyland Group, GMR Group, Rane Group, BGR Energy, SICAL, Aurobindo Pharma, Wheels India, Samsung, Accel Frontline, TechMahindra, Mithra Group, Sagar Cements, etc. He has supported joint valuation discussions between JV partners for issue of shares or transfer of stakes. He has assisted clients like Ashok Leyland, DMG, Rane Group, Mahindra Group, BGR Energy, Ichikoh, Harita Group, Apotex Pharmaceuticals, Toyota Tsusho.


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A serial Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Parahit, a customer communication and engagement solutions company, with over 18+ years of experience in Sales & Distribution, Business Operations, Solutioning, Product Development, Customer Lifecycle Management and Business Automation. College drop-out, Founded eHorizons at the age of 22, with the learning curve of of next 4 years, Created one of the first commercial SIP client based contact center software in 2006. Striving for innovation, Strategizing Business Models, Managing Large Customer accounts like Telecom, Enterprises and Government. Productizing based on market needs


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Neeraj is a serial digital media entrepreneur and angel investor. He is Managing Partner at Venture Catalysts which is India's leading angel investor network and has fundraised 50M $ in 33 startups in year 2017, topping the early stage investments in India. He is passionate about entrepreneurship & is very active across startup & entrepreneur segment & is a regular feature as mentor, speaker, panelist, startup competition judge; across corporate, Industry chambers like PHD, CII & premier education institutes including IITs & IIMs. His entrepreneurial venture Emotion Digital is a pioneer digital agency having 150 professionals across 3 city offices & has handled media production and design projects for big brands including Microsoft, Google, Network 18, Educomp, ZEE TV to name a few. Professionally he is a skilled management graduate with executive education from MIT Sloan School of Management & is well versed with media technologies across all media platforms including TV, Advertising & Web.


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Manishh is the Founder & CEO of Utilis Capital, a Bengaluru based Late Seed / Pre- Series A Fund. Utilis is a sector agnostic VC fund investing in Disruptive & Innovative Technology Start-ups. He has 30+ years of Leadership experience across 11 Diverse industry domains, having founded 8 Businesses and mentored over 44 Entrepreneurs to Success. An Engineering Graduate from Bangalore University, with Post Graduate Studies in Home Electronics, Fashion Design, Cisco Network Technologies, Global IT Solutions, Mythology, Neuro-Physics, Genetic Engineering, Anthropology, Alternate & Natural Therapies, SPA & Wellness Techniques, Horology, and Renewable Energy. Prior to starting Utilis, he headed a Strategy consulting & Business advisory practice, primarily focusing on helping early stage technology companies charter their growth. Prior to that he held top management roles in a Multi-Business Conglomerate, a Healthcare & Wellness Company, and a Network Infrastructure Consulting Firm. He is an Avid Reader persistently seeking knowledge in New Realms, Die Hard Foodie, Plays Snooker & Poker, Fond of listening to Opera, Western & Indian classical music. ‌


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Mark was recently named Chairman of the Standards Review Board of the International Valuation Standards Council (“IVSC”). Mark also serves on the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee. Mark is a member of the Business Valuations Committee of the ASA where he also serves as Chairman of the Business Valuation Standards and Technical Issues subcommittees. Mark is on the Advisory Council of the Master of Science in Finance program at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2013, Mark was inducted into the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame. Mark is also Managing Director of Acuitas, Inc. an Atlanta Georgia based valuation and litigation consultancy firm. Mark is the practice leader of the firm’s valuation practice. Mark is a frequent presenter and author on valuation issues. He is on the faculty of the Federal Judicial Center and the National Judicial College teaching business valuation concepts to judges. Mark is author of Fair Value Measurement: Practical Guidance and Implementation 2nd ed published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2013). Mark is also the author of the course, “Fair Value Accounting: A Critical New Skill for All CPAs” published by the AICPA. Mark is also co-author of several portfolios related to Fair Value Measurement published by Bloomberg BNA.


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Ankur Chhapolika, a Chartered accountant and Company secretary, poses a unique blend of Consulting and Industry experience as he was associated with Deloitte and QuEST. He is presently acting as corporate advisor to QuEST group (Ex – Global Head of Tax) on global taxation and M&A matters. He has been instrumental in advising QuEST on more than ten acquisitions spanning across US, UK, Australia, Germany, Romania, Japan and India. He has been vital in sale side advisory, acquisition structuring, funding structures, choice of acquisition vehicle, repatriation planning, ETR optimization strategies, PPA etc. He played a key role in fund raise of $350 mn by QuEST from Bain Capital, GIC and Advent in February 2016. He has extensive experience in structuring the acquisition of IPR’s, valuation of IPR and defending the same during tax assessments. He has an experience of over a decade in manufacturing and information technology industries with regard to corporate taxation compliances across tax jurisdictions including US, Europe, India and Asia Pacific addressing structuring requirements, cross border M&A, demergers and other business reorganizations, transfer pricing, taxation of IPR’s, indirect taxes in India (GST, ST etc.), EU VAT, social security taxes and personal taxation. He has represented and successfully completed tax assessments before tax authorities in developed countries like USA, Italy, Spain, Japan etc. He has also led large number of state aid projects/grants for QuEST in USA, India, Romania etc. He has also led large number of R&D claim projects for QuEST in USA, Italy, UK etc. He has extensive experience in advising companies on foreign trade policy matters and has assisted companies in securing FTP incentives. He has interacted and presented complex tax structures/issues in easy to understand format to the Board and Audit Committee.


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Mr. Gowda has over twenty years of management and entrepreneurial experience in USA and India. He started his career with AT&T Bell Labs in USA; managed various software and quality initiative projects for about ten years. Then he started his own company Global Associates, Inc. in 1995 in USA that offered staff augmentation, project out-souring, and training services to many fortune 500 companies. Since then he has added few more companies to his portfolio, he is also Angel Investor, holds advisory role to companies. Specialties: Merger & Acquisition, Equity Fund Advisory, Business Creation, Project Management.


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In my career, I have worked across multiple functions of the organization. These include creation & execution of growth & margin strategies, increasing the productivity of rain makers, running initiatives that have organization wide impact, and providing consulting services to clients. This varied work experiences have enabled me to develop several invaluable skills that are required to manage a technology business.


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I am passionate about Women's Economic Empowerment and evangelising entrepreneurship , actively involved in a number of startups helping them with their business strategy and promoting transparency and good governance. ‌


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Senior Management at IDBI Capital. Head Investment Banking and Private wealth division.
MBA (IIM – Calcutta), B.Tech (IIT – Kharagpur) with 25 years of experience in financial services including corporate and investment banking as well as investing.
Has worked in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Mumbai
Has worked at HSBC, J.P. Morgan, DSP Merrill Lynch, JM Morgan Stanley.
Has Worked as Managing Director at Rabobank and CEO at First Rand India
Independent Director on Boards of various companies including Bodal Chemicals Limited


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After having worked for 14 years in Fortune 500 American MNC organisations like Coke, Ingersoll Rand and 3M joined Manipal health (corporate chain of hospitals managing close to 6000 beds in India and Malaysia) and an invested company of TPG and Temasek, two of the world’s biggest private equity investors.

Driving Superior Organic and Inorganic growth and EBITDA performance with upholding the manipal brand is the primary objective.

At Manipal, am leading the efforts of the group in raising capital thru syndicated facility in India, Singapore and Malaysia, managing investor relations (private equity and promoter) and driving capital efficiency and providing insights to the CEO and board on profitable growth opportunities. Further, play an integral role in M&A and capital market financing strategies and other long-term investments of the company.


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I have over 20 years of leadership experience with global clients in Manufacturing, Construction & Outsourced Shared Services in Financial Services & Healthcare, working for MNCs like GE, IBM & Novozymes & family owned businesses & start-ups spread across US, Europe & India.

Started my career managing the family construction business. This was a trial by fire in learning how to manage stakeholders with conflicting views, lead a business to manage the short & long term business objectives, churn a business portfolio to manage cash flows without losing sight of the financial returns for the company & manage local & federal regulatory authorities.

Have been part of startups, incubating & managing operations within multi-billion dollar companies, turning around businesses & providing successful exists to stakeholders. I have led transformational change management initiatives that have pivoted the way companies are run & have had a huge impact on the personnel & business strategies.


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Saras has more than a decade experience in investments.He is currently working with Bharat Innovation Fund a Vice President. Prior to this he was working with Venture East. He is also on the board of 5 startups.He is actively involved in wide gamut of VC fund’s activity ranging from identifying deals, conducting diligence,working closely with founders in our our resolve to make great companies and managing investor relations.


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Abhijit has 24 years of experience in Investment banking, Financial Services, SME Funding and Development and Impact Investing. He started his career in State Bank of India in 1993 as a Probationary Officer. He then moved to SIDBI and served there for over 11 years in various capacities such as providing loan and grants to MFIs/SMEs, ratings of MFIs, capacity need assessment of MFIs, and so on in different parts of India. He joined Unitus in 2006 to develop capital markets practice, closed 6 guarantee transactions, and arranged portal-based funding for 2 MFIs. He also led a team in formulating Rural Micro Finance strategy for a new-generation private sector bank in India. In 2008, Abhijit co-founded Unitus Capital and, over the past 10 years, has successfully led and closed multiple equity and debt transactions totalling US$ 1.9 billion. Abhijit had also been part of advisory committee/board of a few debt/equity funds in different parts of the globe. Abhijit has recently founded UC Inclusive Credit Pvt. Ltd., a sector-agnostic NBFC focused on lending to impactful businesses.


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Kalyan V Sivalenka, CFA is the Founder & MD of Springforth. He is a successful entrepreneur who established Springforth Investment Managers. Kalyan has a vast experience in investments, entrepreneurship, mentoring, corporate finance, private wealth management & i-banking, and had prior corporate experience with reputed banks like CITI, HDFC & Kotak Mahindra.

A judicious finance & investment advisory professional who believes in strong ethical & professional conduct of business. Kalyan has been actively mentoring & consulting organizations through his sharp business instincts & wide network that helps put clients & the organizations on strategic optima.


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D S Vivek is a Chartered Accountant and Principal Consultant of Annveshan Business Solution. He has more than 20+ years of experience in providing Out of the Box solutions to challenges faced during Business Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions . Known for providing Practical solutions with a 360 degree perspective of all regulations impacting M & A . He is passionate about working with Start Ups with Unique Business Models exploring unchartered regulatory paths . His skills and assessments on Business Valuations have stood the test of time by India’s top Court and Regulatory agencies. He is a Partner for the last 18 years at Suresh & Co, Bangalore, a reputed Chartered Accountant firm. In his capacity as a partner he heads a team of 120+members. The firm has been an epitome of reliability & value generator for its clients and has demonstrated stability over the past 49 years. He was earlier working with consulting firm M/s PriceWaterHouseCoopers Ltd in their Tax & Business Advisory Division. His other areas of specialization are Tax and regulatory advice, Transaction Support , FEMA Consultancy, Corporate Law Consultancy, Domestic & International Tax Structuring & Corporate Business Consultancy He has handled various projects at domestic and international levels which include due diligence and advisory functions relating to German , UK, Laos, Dubai & US based companies


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Raj Mishra is Founder and CEO of I-Deals Network. He has total experience of 14 years as an entrepreneur .Prior to I-Deals Network he was also involved in launching HR Startup. He has also worked in companies like Star Tv, Newscorp and FPSB India..He has mentored Startups and helped them in fundraising.He is also invited on panels of different Startup Events. He enjoys reading books and travelling is his passion. ‌


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I'm an entrepreneur at heart & believer in the power of dreams. I love mentoring budding entrepreneurs & innovative startups on building biz plans, successfully pitching to investors, go-to-market strategies & scaling up businesses.

In 2001, I founded 24x7 Learning and led its growth over a decade to become India’s largest e-learning implementation company. Besides angel investment, I successfully raised multiple rounds of investments including $4m from Network 18, India’s leading media conglomerate. I was responsible for global sales operations and all customer-facing functions including implementation, consulting besides defining technology, enterprise products roadmap and strategy. ‌


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Rachana is a L.L.B., Commerce Graduate and Post Graduate in Management from Mumbai. She has been working with NSE for the past 18 year handling various functions like Listing, Investigation, Member Supervision, Compliance and NSCCL operations. She is currently Head SME responsible for listing small and medium enterprises on the Exchange’s platform – NSE EMERGE. She is also vice chairperson in WFE SME working group. ‌


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Partner at Acumen – New York based $100M impact venture fund and serves as an independent director in one of its portfolio company, Guardian – a micro finance venture working in Water and Sanitation.

Founder Chairman of Native Angels Network (NAN) by Nativelead foundation (NLF) – enables entrepreneurship in non-metros of Tamilnadu, with the vision to Enable, Nurture, Incubate, Invest. NAN grown into 220 angels in Madurai, Trichy, Coimbatore, Erode, Tuticorin, Karur, Tirunelveli with 6 investments, touching 120 startups, 37 colleges.

Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam is a versatile and passionate leader with 26 years of global experience (decade in the USA and a decade+ in India). As a full time angel investor, invested in 21 start-ups, serves 12 boards, seen 5 exits 1 write-off. Spearheaded Impact thinking in Indian Angel Network and co-founded IAN Impact. His personal mantra is “Start-ups should focus on India’s strength – people, problems, Tech (PPT)” ‌


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Abishek led several investments in some of the pioneering companies in AI in India as the founding team member of Exfinity Ventures like Mad Street Den, Yobi.ai, iQlect, Locus, MarianaIQ and Absentia. He holds a B.E.(Electronics) from Mumbai University & MBA from IIM Bangalore. ‌


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Mr. Aakash Jain is the Associate Director with CARE Ratings Limited. His domain is Corporate Ratings, SME Ratings and Grading. As the Head of CARE’s business development in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Kerala, he is responsible for providing tactical impetus to CARE’s business operations. He also looks after strategic tie-ups & initiative of CARE Ratings.

Born on June 21st, he is from Commerce background. He has also done certification from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Having joined CARE in the year 2013, he has overall experience of close to 10 years in Banking, Insurance & Rating industry.

He has done various Knowledge Sharing Forums & training programs for bankers, MSMEs & Corporates. He has been Speaker at various platforms organized by banks, financial institutions, education institutes, MSMEs etc. He has closely worked with MSME-Di & other MSME promoting government & private agencies on MSMEs upliftment etc. Having keen interest in academics, he conducts regular guest lectures / training programs in various institutes and other platform in India for the benefit of students, MSMEs, banks etc. ‌


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Mathew is an Oxford educated corporate lawyer with 15 years of experience in advising Indian and multinational companies, entrepreneurs, inventors, government organisations and investment firms on corporate, commercial, intellectual property, information technology and employment laws. Mathew’s transactional experience has extended to deals in technology, media, telecom, renewable energy, education, financial technology and social impact investing. He has advised some of the largest asset and share acquisitions and disposals in India. ‌


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Kosturi Ghosh is Partner, Trilegal and Deputy Head of the corporate practice group of the firm. Her primary areas of practice are general corporate advisory, M&A and Private Equity and Real Estate.

Kosturi has been actively involved in several high profile in-bound and outbound acquisitions and joint ventures. Kosturi specializes in advising multinational clients on mergers and acquisitions, structuring investments and exit options, conducting due diligence and drafting transaction documentation. She regularly advises on commercial, regulatory and strategic matters as well as processes and procedures. Kosturi also advises multinational clients on their entry into India - advising on commercial, regulatory and strategic matters. She has assisted various companies, including several highly regulated entities, on setting up processes and procedures to ensure compliance in India. Kosturi also works with in the education sector for companies that build and run schools across India and assist them with the acquisition of land, drafting and negotiating building contracts, working on structuring foreign direct investment into India. ‌


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Shashi specialises in tax and regulatory services. He has more than 15 years of experience in audit and consulting in varied fields of corporate tax and regulatory matters. He steers the Direct Taxes practice of the firm in Bengaluru, India. He also plays a role in driving growth of Indirect Taxes, Transfer Pricing and US Tax practices of the firm in technology sector clients in South India. ‌


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Harry is an Associate Partner with the Transaction Tax practice.  He has over 12 years of experience in advising Indian and multi-national clients on transaction tax related matters. In addition to transaction tax, his experience covers advising clients on several direct tax and cross border tax matters as well.  In his professional career, he has advised clients on buy-side / sell side transactions, end to end restructurings, deals structuring (including negotiating), global restructuring, international holding company structures, fund structuring, AIF VCF tax advisory, ESOP advisory etc.