Introduction to Startup Funding
  • Introduction
  • Agenda
  • Experts
  • Venue
  • Partners
  • Registration

India is witnessing a startup revolution and to capitalize the potential of India’s innovators and entrepreneurs a vibrant financial ecosystem is essential. Getting funding is a crucial element to kick off any start-up; there are various methods of funding that are popular in the start-up community nowadays, including traditional angel, VC and newly created crowdfunding etc.

This one day intensive workshop will help entrepreneurs and startup to understand the best ways of getting funded, deal structuring and term sheet negotiation and documentation. You would hear and interact with industry practitioners, startup investors and incubators to gain insight on how to build a successful business.

Why You Should Attend?

  •  Learn how to determine capital requirements
  •  When to raise funds, how much to raise, and from whom
  •  Learn how to structure a company for seed, angel and venture capital investment
  •  Understand the best practices in identifying and approaching potential investors
  •  Understand different modes of funding available
  •  Learn what methodologies to use in determining valuation
  •  Understand negotiation and documentation of Term Sheets & Key Clauses
  •  Gain insight from practitioners, startup investors and incubators
  •  Develop connections with other successful entrepreneurs

Who Should Attend?

  •  Entrepreneurs and Companies looking to raise funds
  •  CEOs, CXOs, CFOs, MDs and Senior Management
  •  Strategic Planning Executives and M&A Team
  •  Financial Directors
  •  Individual, Private and Institutional Investors
  •  I-Banks, Professional Advisers, Law Firms and Consultants
  •  Investment/Fund Managers

Preparing for Early Stage Funding

    •  How much money do you need - Mapping the startup lifecycle with Investment Needs
    •  When to raise funds, how much to raise, and from whom
    •  Finding and connecting with the potential investors
    •  The pros and cons of raising funds from angels / VC funds
    •  Building pitch perfect business plan
    •  Structuring a company for seed, angel and venture capital investment
    •  What investors look for before investing into business (at different levels - Seed, Angel and VC)
    •  Sector attracting maximum investment: E-Com, Fintech, Foodtech etc.

Key Legal Issues and Deal Documentation

    •  Key Terms in Term Sheet
            - Liquidation Preference
            - Anti-Dilution
            - Board Composition
    •  Negotiation of Terms Sheet
    •  Share Holding Agreement
    •  Deal Structuring
    •  Legal Documentation
    •  Exit Clauses
            - How much can you sell
            - Timing your exit           

Modes of Startup Financing

    •  Crowd Funding
    •  Angel Investment
    •  VC Investment
    •  Venture Debt Investment
    •  Equity Instruments
    •  Debt Instruments
    •  Mezzanine

Valuation of Startup & Early Stage Companies

    •  Methods of Valuation
            - Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
            - Venture Capital Method
            - First Chicago Method
            - Risk Factor Summation Method
    •  Challenges in valuing/pricing Startup & Early Stage Companies
    •  VCs most applicable method in the current scenario
    •  Case Study

Kartik Ganapathy Kartik Ganapathy Partner, IndusLaw
Parag Dhol Parag Dhol Managing Director, Inventus Capital Partners
Santosh N Santosh N Director - National Management, Duff & Phelps (Formerly American Appraisal)
Anuj Mehta Anuj Mehta Associate Vice President, Merisis Advisors Private Limited.

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Industry Partner

Lead Angels

Lead Angels is India’s first privately owned angel network. Set by a team originally from IIT Bombay in 2014 to identify passionate entrepreneurial teams who solve a large problem and support them in their journey. Discovery and support are key for successful angel investing in India and is the main focus of our network.

Our angel investors are people who wish to usher in the start-up revolution in India. They are successful entrepreneurs and professionals with experience in multiple domains and geographies. They leverage their expertise and network to support the entrepreneurs they back to achieve success. They are supported by a full-time team of professionals from premier institutes who are driven by a passion to create win-win partnerships between entrepreneurs and investors.

Our portfolio companies are high on ambition and frugal in their operations creating value for the customers, investors, teams and society. Many of them have shown stellar growth and raised multiple rounds of funding to reach their goals of a leadership position in the markets they operate.

Support to our investors and investee companies in nation building is the primary focus of our team. Lead Angels has grown rapidly and currently has chapters in Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. The network also has members outside these locations both in India and abroad who have access to conference calls, videos, and other collaterals.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Partner


IvyCamp, an initiative of IvyCap Ventures, a leading Ventures Capital Fund in India, is India’s first unified platform for innovation and entrepreneurship leveraging the Global Alumni Networks (including IITs, IIMs, BITs and ISB) across our educational institutions to connect and create value for entrepreneurs and innovators. We aim to become the largest such platform in India and globally for cultivating, growing, and supporting entrepreneurship and innovation to shape our economy and growth. We not only support entrepreneurs but actually help to build new entrepreneurs, and enable innovators to transform their innovative ideas into real value. We do this in a number of ways including:

   •  Unique Mentorship Program linking promoters with alumni to engage on solving specific business, technical, and other issues the venture is dealing with at  that stage of the startup journey.
   •  Entrepreneur and Alumni Engagement sessions to interact with thought leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
   •  Incentivizing Innovation targeted at solving real world problems for solutions that will reach out to the masses.
   •  Connecting Campuses and Incubation Centers to leverage expertise, funds, talent etc. more effectively across the ecosystem

Industry Partner

ah! Ventures

ah! Ventures is a startup focused growth catalyst that brings together promising businesses and investors by creating wealth creation opportunities for both. ah!’s unique model serves investors, entrepreneurs & enablers through a unique blend of customised services, skill, and industry & domain experience.

Founded in 2010, ah! Ventures has systematically disrupted India’s early stage funding ecosystem through its innovative approach toward startup investing. First of its kind initiatives like the CLUB ah! network & platform, ah! Angels (India’s largest angel network), ah! Seeders and ah! VC networks (India’s first seed & VC investment networks respectively), have brought together and integrated the otherwise previously segregated startup funding lifecycle, under one roof. This, coupled with ah! Impact network, an impact investment network for investing in social enterprises and ah! Mentors network, a mentor network to assist startups in their growth and expansion, has today made ah! Ventures not just one of India’s most respected change leaders, but also a formidable industry force to recon with.

CLUB ah!, setup by ah! Ventures in 2012, is India’s first full-spectrum startup investment network & platform comprising of over 450 investors, including some of the renowned angels and early-stage VCs which represent the maturity of Indian early-stage ecosystem. Today the CLUB ah! platform boasts of over 2500+ startups, 400+ seed/angel investors and over 60 VCs & intuitional investors. Some of CLUB ah!’s recent investment include Entropy (Engineering Tech, May’15), LogicRoots (Edu-gaming, INR 2.5 Cr, Apr’15), Bluegape (Content & listicles platform, INR 1.3 Cr, Mar’15) and  iTraveller (Travel marketplace, USD 1 M, Feb’15). The network also recently secured its first profitable exit from Harness Handitouch (Edu-tech, INR 1 Cr, Nov’12) with 2 years of its investment. CLUB ah! till date has invested close to INR 30 Cr in over 13 startups spread across varied industries and domains.

Industry Partner

Startup Buddy

Committed to the task of supporting entrepreneurial ventures, we introduce ourselves as the leading ‘one-stop-solutions-provider for all early stage businesses, and their journey beyond’. Our driving motto is to help turn entrepreneurial dreams into reality. We are passionate about aiding budding business projects become self-reliant and sustainable.

The spectrum of services that we offer encompasses the entire gamut of back-end support functions including: accounting, taxation, secretarial compliance, reporting, legal know-how, project advisory, and the rest. With a dedicated client-service manager and a single point-of-contact, we assure you a smooth and thoroughly professional experience of partnering with us.

   •  ONE-STOP-SHOP for all your back-end support functions.
   •  Letting YOU FOCUS ON YOUR BUSINESS while we support you on your entire back-end needs.
   •  PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT REPORTS to help you RUN YOUR BUSINESS BETTER with least costs and hassles.
   •  SMOOTH TRANSITION IN-AND-OUT from existing systems/service providers.
   •  Holding CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY sacred to our mode of functioning.
   •  ENGAGING WITH TECHNOLOGY in our everyday functioning to ensure SWIFT, SMOOTH AND ACCURATE

Industry Partner

Indian Startups

Indian Startups is a startup ecosystem bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and partners throughout India and across the globe to help nurture, nourish and empower new and growing startups.

Indian Startups community members get the opportunity to connect with co-founders, startup team members, mentors, advisers. incubation facilities, co-working spaces,  agencies in seed funding, crowd funding,  high networth individuals and other essential startup partners.

Indian Startups Network seeks to build partnership with organizations geared to play a vital role in building the entrepreneurial ecosystems in India. Along with its partners, Indian Startups believes that Startups can bring a fundamental growth across the country and provides a platform to sustain the growth.

Indian Startups has chapters across the globe. Some of the most active chapters being Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, New York, Houston, Chicago, and many more coming up.

Standard Fee: INR 12,000 + Service tax (14.5%)

Early Bird Discount: 15% Discount till 20th November 2015  - i.e. INR 10,200 plus 14.5% (Service Tax)
Early Bird Discount: 10% Discount till 27th November 2015  - i.e. INR 10,800 plus 14.5% (Service Tax)

For more queries speak to Raj/Fazal  on 91-120-4171111/ 91- 9560888933 or write at  

There are two ways to register:

 1) Online registration: Click Here
 2) Offline registration through cheque/DD  |  Download offline registration form: Click Here

Cheque/DD to be made in favor of: Mosaic Media Ventures Pvt Ltd (payable in New Delhi to:

Mosaic Media Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
A-83, Ground Floor,
Sector -2, Noida - 201301

Please attach a note with details of the cheque.
Name of the delegate(s), Organization, Designation, Address, Contact No., E-mail ID

You can also directly deposit cash, submit cheque or transfer online to our ICICI Bank a/c:
Account Name: Mosaic Media Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
Account No: 629705014337
Branch Name: Mayur Vihar - Phase 1 
IFSC Code: ICIC0006297

Refund and Substitution Policy (Differ from one programme to other, please read carefully):

No refunds will be granted for cancellations made within 7 days of the workshop. Those delegates who have confirmed and do not attend, are liable to pay the full course fee and no refunds will be granted.
Cancellation fee of 50% will be applicable 15 days prior to the workshop.
Cancellation fee of 25% will be applicable up to 21 days prior to the workshop.
Participants can cancel their registration 30 days prior to the event for a full refund.
Substitutions within a company are permitted through the workshop/training date, request must be by email to
Company reserves the right to amend content, expert, venue & date(s) of the workshop
Participants will be refunded the registration fee in full in case the workshop gets cancelled.
Company assumes no liability for any costs including transportation, hotel reservations or any other costs incurred by participants in the event of cancellation