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The Art and Science of Fund-Raising

(An IIT Alumni Centre Exclusive Event)


Yes, we have another interesting topic lined up for our monthly 3rd Saturday networking-cum-talk series. Meet experts in raising capital and talk to them to know the real deal!

Date: March 21, 2015 (Saturday)
Venue: Koramangala Club, Koramangala, Bengaluru
Schedule: 630 PM onwards

Dear IITian,

Are you looking to raise funds for your big idea or startup? Or just curious about it for something that you might do someday? Or do you have specific tough questions based on your experience?

In our next 3rd Saturday evening event, two experts in the field, Samir Kumar and Guhesh Ramanathan will candidly share their experience and insights about raising funds. The speakers would share their experience on how they identify start-ups to invest in. They will discuss the traits they look out for in the start-up team and identifying product / service innovations. Hear from the experts as to where VCs are investing and how you can position your startup to attract the funds that you need to succeed.

The conversation will be moderated by Neeraj Gupta (http://in.linkedin.com/pub/neeraj-gupta/1/48a/166/en ), seasoned entrepreneur, advisor to several startups and also co-founder of Excubator. The conversation will be followed by Q&A session where they can answer your questions and help you get going!

During this 1-hour interactive session, Samir and Guhesh will cover/discuss the following topics, apart from anything that you ask:
Indian Startup Ecosystem
How to interact with angels, super angels, VCs, Corporate Venture firms
How much money do I need to get started
Pitch Preparation
Know how to forecast revenue
When to raise money and from whom

About Speakers:
Samir Kumar, Managing Director, Inventus (India) Advisors (http://www.inventuscap.com/team/samir-kumar/ )
Guhesh Ramanathan, CEO & Cofounder, Excubator (https://www.linkedin.com/in/guhesh )

As usual, we will start with networking and the talk shall start at 7 PM. The event is free for IITACB full members. Non-members pay Rs 300 on the spot. We will have free snacks and dinner. Items from bar can be purchased.

Please register at this site (www.iitacb.org) to allow us to plan the event better.

We look forward to an interesting evening of networking with entrepreneurs!

Thanks,
Dhananjay, Nikhil, Shanmugam and Vivek
For IIT Alumni Centre Bengaluru (IITACB) Governing Council

Please register to book your seat.


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