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About the Business Valution Summit 2019

With a population of over 1.25 billion India is one of the biggest and fastest growing economies in the world - standards and professionalism are of significant importance.In the absence of standards of business valuation the valuation is more on an art based on the professional experience of the valuer rather than a science based on empirical studies and logics.At present there are no prescribed standards and codes for valuation in India, in many cases the valuation lacks the uniformity and generally accepted global valuation practices.Though the value of a business can be objectively determined employing valuation approaches, this value is still subjective, dependent on buyer and seller expectations and subsequent negotiations and use of professional judgment is an essential component of estimating value. New laws regarding Valuation are being discussed and is in the process of being drafted by government bodies. At the summit, we will have a discussion on the requirement and the importance of these laws. We will try to find out how these proposed laws will impact the current practices of the valuation profession.

We have invited experts from regulators, corporations and corporate affairs ministry to discuss the future of Valuation in India. We also intend to invite Private Equity and Startups professionals to discuss the significance of valuation for Startups. We are expecting a 200+ audience to be part of this summit.


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Neeraj Dubey
Joint Partner
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
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Kapil Bellubi
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Vikas Suresh
Unithos Business Advisors
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DS Vivek
Principal Consultant
Annveshan Business Solutions

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Girish Bhambhani
Business Head
Bosch Thermotechnology
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Vidhya Shankar Sathyamurthi
Executive Director
Grant Thornton
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Jayesh Taori
Chief Manager
National Stock Exchange
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Ketharaju Venkat
Associate Partner
Ernst & Young

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Revathy Ashok
Startup Evangelist
Indian Angel Network
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Chander Sawhney
Partner Valuation
Corporate Professionals
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Gagan Ghai
Crest Capital Group Pvt Ltd
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Srikanth Sundararajan
Ventureast Proactive Fund

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Raj Mishra
I-Deals Network
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Santosh Maheswari
Associate Partner
E&Y India
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Mayuresh Raut
Co Founder and Partner
SEA Fund
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Abishek Surendran
pi Ventures

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Deepak Aggarwal
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Sundar Sampath
Global CFO
CSS Corp
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Mahek Vikamsey
BSR And Associates
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Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam
Founder Chairman
Native Angels Network

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Manishh Anand
Founder & CEO
Utilis Capital
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Bhuvaneshwari Ramanathan
Insolvency Professional
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Ravindra Beleyur
Insolvency Professional

Agenda - Business Valuation Road Ahead

Date 6th March 2019
Event Hall Trinity l
Venue Taj MG Road, Yellappa Garden, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
9.00 AM - 10.00AM Registeration and Welcome Remarks
10.00 AM - 10.15 AM An overview of the global valuation profession and the imperative for adopting international standards for business valuations.
i. The global eco system
ii. Speaking a common language for users of valuation reports and regulators
10.15 AM - 11.15 AM Panel 1 . The need for regulation for the business valuation profession.
i. Importance of valuations in financial reporting
ii. Valuation standards – whose standards for technical methodologies, ethics and professionalism, performance standards
iii. Proposed regulations in India
iv. The future of the business valuation profession
v. International and India designations
vi. The ecosystem of the BV profession in India
vii.Protecting the public - Peer reviews and complaints processes
11.15 AM - 11.30 AM Networking Morning Tea Break
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Presentation : Valuation in Insolvency and the Bankrupcy Code
i.Role of Registered Valuers
ii.Distressed Asset Valuation
iii.Litigation arising under the I & B Code
12.30 PM - 1.30 PM Luncheon
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Panel ll : Valuation of Start-ups
i. How is it different from other business valuations?
Ii. Key issues and why they matter
iii. Is valuation of Techstartups a bubble?
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Panel lll : Private Equity perspective on Valuation
What factors influence valuation in PE investments?
What differentiates evaluation between an Angel Investor, VC and PE?
Key deal breakers in PE transactions specific to valuation??
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Panel lV : Valuation in M&A transactions
Business Valuation in M&A deals
How M&A transactions are diff from a PE transaction? What are the valuation drivers?
Different requirements of valuations in a M&A deal – price discovery, regulatory, accounting, tax, stock markets
Key deal breakers in M&A transactions?
Role of Investment Bankers in price discovery for M&A transactions?
How identify and track the KPI in M&A deals?
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Networking Evening Tea Break
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Panel V : Best Practices in Business Valuations
i. Valuation methodologies and challenges
ii. Determining the cost of capital in India
iii. Complex financial instruments
iv. Contingent consideration
4:30 PM- 4:45 PM Q & A
4.45 PM Closing Remarks

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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.

Consulting professional with over 8 years of experience in valuations across asset classes, early stage businesses, complex financial instruments and large corporate restructurings. Quantitative problem solver with experience in business plan & strategy development, bid advisory and financial modelling. High creative quotient with the ability to think out-of-the-box and experience in the conceptualization, content and design of pioneering thought leadership.

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.

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

A Valuation professional with over 8 years of experience in working on projects involving goodwill impairment analysis, Purchase price allocation, Real property and Personal property valuations.

A well rounded management professional backed by entrepreneurial spirit and exposure to global markets. Successful client engagement leader with proven strategic consulting and innovation led growth financing skills. Worked with start-ups as well as larger organizations - thrived in new challenges, analytical and problem solving bent of mind, commitment to continuous learning and thought leadership. Demonstrated originality in thinking and leadership through action. Predominantly, a connector, creator and curator of ideas with people - keen observer of the ever shifting and evolving landscape:(Society+Business+Government) space spotting social disruptions, tech led changes while evaluating risks and economic rewards.

Jayesh is a Company Secretary and fellow member of ICSI, India and ICSA United Kingdom and has over 11 years of experience. Jayesh, joined NSE in 2007, as a part of the Membership team handling member registration, compliances & other membership continuation processes. In year 2011 he got the opportunity to be a part of the project team for the launch of a NSE SME platform EMERGE, which was successfully launched in 2012. Further, he actively contributed in launch of one more platform for start-ups and young companies to list without an IPO – EMERGE-ITP in the year 2013. Jayesh continues to play a pivotal role in managing capital market relationships.

Venkat Ketharaju is an Associate Partner with Valuation, Modeling & Economics practice based in Bangalore, India He has over 20 years of work experience in various industry sectors including Automobiles, Auto components, Carbon Black, Oil & Gas, Pharma, etc. His experience includes business valuation, business analysis & planning, building & validating detailed economic models, funds planning for high risk projects, project management, negotiating Production Sharing Contracts & Joint Venture Agreements and corporate finance. He has done his BE (Industrial Engineering) & MBA (Finance) from University of Poona and he is an Associate member in ICMAI, Kolkata

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.

Mr. Chander Sawhney is a fellow member of ICAI, ICSI and Registered Valuer with IBBI under Asset class - Securities or Financial Assets. He possesses post qualification experience of over 13 years in Investment Banking, specializing in Business Valuations and Transaction Advisory Services. He is also a Director at Corporate Professionals Capital Pvt. Ltd., a SEBI Registered (Cat-I) Merchant Banker and has been providing sophisticated and robust Valuation advisory for Business, Shares, Derivatives, M&A and Intangibles to eminent clients, across Industries. Mr. Sawhney is a member of the Central Government Committee to advise on valuation matters, constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs under Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rules, 2017 and is also a member of National M&A Council of ASSOCHAM. He has Co-Authored India’s first comprehensive book on Valuation titled “Business Valuation in India - beyond the numbers” under the new regulated regime and is also the face behind the web portal in the unstructured field of Business Valuations viz. www.corporatevaluations.in Mr. Sawhney has addressed several National and International conferences and seminars organized by IVSC, ASSOCHAM, PHD, IICA, ICAI, ICSI, VC Circle, Headstart Delhi, Rotary Club, CKF, i-Deals Network, MBA Institutes and also contributes Articles/quotes on Business, Share, Start-up, Ind-AS Valuation etc. which are published in leading financial dailies and business magazines.

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.

Dr. Srikanth Sundararajan is a Partner with the Ventureast Proactive Fund, and works closely with the Fund’s portfolio to help them scale their business operations. He brings with him over 25 years of innovative IT and entrepreneurial experience with a host of leading technology firms in India and the US. Prior to Ventureast, Srikanth was the Worldwide Head of Corporate Strategy and Technology and previously, Chief Operating Officer of Persistent Systems, Pvt. Ltd. He was instrumental in establishing industry-leading practices in the areas of Cloud Computing, Mobility, Analytics, and Collaborations, which today drive 50% of the company’s revenues; and serviced marquee clients such as IBM, Microsoft, Force.com, Google, Rack Space, Yahoo, VM Ware, Wells Fargo, among others. During his tenure, the company more than tripled its revenue and had a very successful public offering in April of 2010. Before Persistent Systems, Srikanth founded Pretzel Logic, a wining software product services business and, over a nine-year period, provided design/architecture/implementation consulting expertise to companies like SUN, SGI, HP, and SAIC, registering triple digit growth for six straight years and gaining recognition as one of the Top 100 Private Companies in the Bay Area three years in a row. His firm was acquired in 2001 by a BEA Systems Inc spin off.

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. ‌

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.

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.

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. ‌

Sarath is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ventureast, one of India’s longest-standing venture capital institutions investing in pioneering sectors since the mid-90s. Ventureast manages over $300 million having made close to 100 investments. In the past, Sarath sold soap at Procter & Gamble USA, and worked in British American Tobacco subsidiary (VST Industries, Hyderabad). As an entrepreneur, he has built a trading business between India and the USA, covering engineering & fashion goods, and printing related services. Sarath has a B.Tech from IIT, Madras and an MBA from Booth, University of Chicago. He has been associated at Board level positions with the IVCA, ABLE, IITM Research Park, ICRISAT, PanIIT Association, Ascent Capital, Equitas Micro-Housing, Annapurna Microfinance, among others. He makes his home in 3 cities (Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore), with an equally active wife, Meena; and a son, Akhil who graduated from IIT KGP, and has entered the entrepreneurial eco-system, and a daughter, Alisha who is studying design at RISD, USA.

Siddhartha Das has been a General Partner with Ventureast since 2006. With over 19 years’ corporate and venture capital experience with Intel Corporation, Siddhartha oversees technology related investments of the Ventureast Proactive Fund. Siddhartha had previous stints with the corporate research and product development teams at Intel Corporation where he managed groups which developed cutting-edge semiconductor technologies. He has been granted 5 US patents for his inventions in semiconductor and optical technologies. Siddhartha was also part of the investment arm Intel Capital and has worked on some of the most successful venture investments in the telecom, consumer Internet and software technology sectors. Through his career at Intel Capital, he has been involved in over 40 investments in India, US, and Europe. As the Head of Intel Capital in South Asia, Siddhartha oversaw more than 15 investments resulting in 9 exits that established the company as the leading technology investor in the region.

eepak has experience of more than 2 decade. He heading finance and fund operations for a group of SEBI registered Venture Capital Funds, primarily investing in start-ups companies in Technology, Healthcare and Education. He was head of Finance for CGI's Indian operations, having 10,000+ employees and Pan India Operations.

CFO with two decades of experience in M&A, Strategic Finance, Cost take-outs, Fund raise, SEC Reporting, Startups & MNCs. He hasexperience heading Strategic Finance functions as CFO, Controller and Business finance leader. Experience in handling over 10 M&A deals covering the entire spectrum of pre-deal diligence, deal structuring, negotiations, contracting and post deal integration. Have worked both in buy-side as well as sell-side transactions including a divestment that included complex carve-out of services and product business.Worked in companies that have grown multi-fold and hence strong consistent experience in putting together scalable financial systems and processes.Experience across the entire business cycle continuum - Stable, well funded Public listed companies to Fledgling PE funded startups. Hands on experience in Cost optimization, boot strapping and Cash generation.

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. ‌

She is a science graduate and a qualified, Cost Accountant and Company Secretary, residing in Bengaluru for the past 3 decades. Presently, she is a Practicing Insolvency Professional, with successful closure of few assignments. She has also passed the Valuation Examination conducted by IBBI. She has a rich experience of 27 years, mainly in manufacturing Companies, served in various capacities up to CFO / COO and Company Secretary. She has handled Finance, Accounts, Legal and Secretarial functions and also the business side during her tenure and has handled several challenging assignments. She started her career with M/s John Fowler (India) Ltd as Budgetary Officer in the year 1990. Then she moved on to Finolex Industries Ltd, Kirloskar AAF Limited, The Printers Mysore Limited (Deccan Herald), Lincoln Helios (India Limited). After she got bored with Manufacturing Companies, she decided to serve a Finance Company. Her last tenure was with M/s Janalakshmi Financial Services Pvt. Ltd as CFO and Company Secretary and also as COO for the Housing division.

Mahek is Chartered Accountant by profession with total post-qualification experience of more than 17 years is currently working with BSR and Associates, Chartered Accountants (“BSR”) since 1 June 2013. Mahek is responsible for building Regulatory Valuations like Swap Ratio and Exchange Controlled related Valuations in BSR. Mahek has also worked with KPMG from valuation team from 30 April 2007 to 31 May 2013 and has more than 10 years of experience in conducting valuations. In past he has worked with Deloitte’s valuation team for a year and with Pravin P. Shah & Associates in the M&A Tax for less than 5 years.

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)” ‌

Chartered Accountant cum Cost Accountant – qualified in Nov/Dec 1987 • 16 years experience in Industry including as CEO for 4 years turning around a Textile Manufacturing company in Indonesia – 1987 to 2003 • Full time MBA at Cranfield School of Management, UK – 2003-04 • 12 years experience in providing Strategy Management Consulting to various industries during 2005 to 2017 • Registered as IP on 19th June, 2017 – fully focused Insolvency Professional since June, 2017 – o Completed 3 CIRPs – § 2 CIRPs exposure to FCs +/- Rs. 100 crores each - which went into liquidation since Resolution Values were far less than Liquidation value § 1 CIRP exposure to FCs +/- Rs. 270 crores – Resolution Plan far above the Liquidation Value approved by Honourable NCLT – in the process of handing over to the Successful Resolution Applicant. o Currently, Liquidator in case of unsuccessful 2 CIRPs

As part of the Ventureast Proactive Fund, Dhiraj is actively involved in a full gamut of VC investment activities ranging from identifying deals & conducting diligence, to preparing detailed investment memos for the board, negotiating term sheets, to monitoring, value creation in investee companies and exit engineering. He has balanced mix of experience in areas of Venture Capital Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Alliances, Corporate Strategy, Business & Operation Consulting and Technology Program Management. Prior to joining Ventureast, Dhiraj spent over four years with Cisco Systems as Corporate Development Manager. He was responsible for Cisco’s venture investments, Acquisitions and Joint Venture in Asia Pacific region. He was lead/ co-lead for 14 Venture Capital Investments (totalling >$50M) in India, Singapore, Australia, and APAC. He won Cisco’s prestigious APJC High Five award and was 1st runner up of Harvard Leadership Development Program