Growth Funding for Startups : Going Beyond Series A
- Event Date March 4, 2017
- Event Time 9:30 am-12:45 pm
- Event Location IIMB Auditorium
The road to a venture’s financial success is a long and winding one. Capital infusions are important pit-stops along this journey to help a venture accelerate on its chosen path.
Most of the discussion in the ecosystem is on raising Series A or pre Series funding for a startup. At the same time every startup is founded with the hope that it will grow rapidly into a large and valuable business. Such growth will need substantial follow-on infusion of funds. In the past decade follow-on funding has been growing.
How does an entrepreneur go beyond Series A? What does it take? What needs to change and what stays the same? how long does it take and what can help?
This Panel Discussion focuses on key questions about such follow-on financing. When does a company start planning for Series B and beyond thereafter? How does it prepare an investment thesis that will attract investors into Series B and beyond? How do they raise these follow-on funding? What aspects of their business do they focus on to elicit follow-on investors? What role does the Series A investor play in this part? What are the expectations do the Series B and later stage investors have from the investment? What are some of the challenges in raising follow-on funding? How do the Series A investor and the subsequent stages manage the negotiation?
Get answers to these questions and more from investors who have considerable experience in early stage venture investing and from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised rounds beyond Series A.
The panel discussion will be preceded by a presentation of the results of an analysis of the VC and PE industry in India.
Prof G Sabarinathan : Faculty member, IIM Bangalore
Parag Dhol : Managing Director, Inventus Advisors India
Baskar Subramanian : Co-founder, Amagi Media Labs
Atul Gupta : Principal, Premji Invest
Aneesh Reddy : Co-founder & CEO, Capillary Technologies