Simplifying Fund Raising for Startups
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Fund raising is a critical task for every startup founder and can become tedious if you don’t understand those finer nuances involved in raising funds for your startup. What do investors look at before investing in businesses; how can one maximise their chances of raising their first funding round; what are those points one should keep in mind before going for follow on funding rounds before?

Join this one day training program curated exclusively for startup founders, entrepreneurs, professionals in key roles handling fund raising & investor relations powered by executive training arm of News Corp VCCircle.

What to expect:
   •  Learn 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, what are the best practices in identifying and approaching potential investors
   •  Know the methodologies used in determining valuation of early stage companies
   •  Know how to negotiate and document Term Sheet & Key Clauses

Targeted to:
   •  Entrepreneurs and Companies looking to raise funds
   •  CEOs, CFOs, MDs and Senior Management
   •  Strategic Planning Executives and M&A Team
   •  Individual, Private and Institutional Investors
   •  I-Banks, Professional Advisers, Law Firms and Consultants

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

Investors View:
  •  What they look for before investing into business (at different levels - Seed, Angel and VC)
  •  Sector attracting maximum investment: E-Com, Fintech 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

Abhishek Sharman Abhishek Sharman Managing Director, Carpediem Capital Partners
Vikram Gupta Vikram Gupta Founder & Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
Karan Kalra Karan Kalra Co-Head Banking & Finance Practice, Nishith Desai Associates
Rahul Nihalani Rahul Nihalani Associate Vice President, Merisis Advisors
Umakanta Panigrahi Umakanta Panigrahi Director, Duff & Phelps

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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.

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Delhi Angels

Delhi Angels network is a group of angel investors keen to facilitate early stage enterprises to grow by providing funding and mentoring support.

From last few years we are working in building startup ecosystem and figured out fundraising is one of the problem most of entrepreneurs faces this. Through we have helped numerous startups in team building, Co-founder matching and raised funds for more than 14+ Startups and impacted +500 startups.

After interacting numerous startup founders, we started Delhi angels with a vision of investing in early stage ventures and getting good traction. “We got great support from Delhi startups community and now we expect same in Delhi Angels community”

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On January 21, 2012 the name of the Association was changed to “Association of Investment Bankers of India” to encompass all the activities carried out by the Investment Bankers other than Issue Management. Currently, there are fifty seven members of the association.

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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.

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Early Bird Discount: 20% off till 20th July i.e. INR 12,000 + 15% Service Tax

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