Nurture Talent presents InvestorYatra

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How to attract investors?

What do angel investors and VCs look for in an entrepreneur?

Equity vs Debt, share dilution, negotiation, pitching, mentoring -have doubts in your mind?

Are you looking to take the next big leap, but lacking financial resources?

If any of your answers are YES, and you have the ambitions, then you are welcome to attend Investor Yatra, which will cover various subjects related to investments and funding and the sessions will be led by successful angel investors, venture capitalists, incubators and accelerators. Each session is unique with its own selected topic, live pitches, feedback, mentoring and networking.

5th July-Session 1, 1.30PM-4.30PM, - Mukul Singhal, SAIF Partners, Topic – Business Planning, Venue - Knowlarity solutions, Amsoft Business Centre,Unitech Trade Centre Near Park Plaza, Sector 43, Gurgaon, India – 122001

5th July – Session 2, 5.00PM-8.00PM - Alok Mittal, Canaan Partners (VC and angel investor), Topic – Term sheet and legal agreements ,Venue - Knowlarity solutions, Amsoft Business Centre,Unitech Trade Centre Near Park Plaza, Sector 43, Gurgaon, India – 122001

6th July – Session 3, 10.00AM-1.00PM - Abhishek Gupta/Arpit Agarwal, TLabs Accelerator, Topic – Financial Planning, Venue- Tlabs FC-6,Sector 16A,Film City,Noida,Uttar Pradesh 201301

7th July – Session 4, 10.00AM-1.00PM - Rajesh Sawhney, GSF Fund and GSF Accelerator, Topic – Art of Pitching and Negotiation,Venue- “Pearl Board Room” on 7th Floor of Times Internet, 3rd Floor, MPD Tower,
Opp DLF Golf Course main gate, Sector 43, DLF Golf Course Road, Gurgaon, Haryana – 122002, ph-0124 418 7000

Common agenda

10 min Registrations and Welcome
10 min Investor intro and investment philosophy
10 min Portfolio Company Showcase
60 min Investor workshop
20 min Q&A session
15 min Networking Break
15 min 3 pitches and live feedback
10 min Learning and discussions.
30 min Networking Snacks/Cold Drinks

* Each session will have 3 startup pitches

Speaker Profiles

Alok Mittal, Managing Director, Canaan India

Alok has a broad range of hands-on experience founding, funding and supporting early-stage technology companies. He leads Canaan’s investments in India, and focuses on digital media and mobile companies, as well as innovators in managed software services and other IT enabled businesses.

Alok is a co-founder of Indian Angel Network, on the board of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) in Delhi and an advisor to Adtech India. During the course of his association with Canaan India, he has advised Canaan Partners in their investment in BharatMatrimony (, Equitas, iYogi, mCarbon, UnitedLex, CarTrade and Happiest Minds.

Prior to joining the venture industry, Alok co-founded, a leading web-based recruitment business, which was acquired by, the global leader in online recruitment. He also brings strong Telecom experience to Canaan having worked for Hughes Software Systems prior to that. Alok earned a BE in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and a MS in computer science from UC Berkeley.

Abhishek Gupta, General Manager, TLabs

Abhishek Gupta, currently leads the TLab initiatives at Times Internet limited. At TLabs, Abhishek is responsible for finding and funding startups in Technology, Internet and mobile space. Apart from day-to-day mentoring of startups in strategy, technology, product and marketing and connecting them to mentors, advisors and investors from the industry, he is also responsible for the management and execution of the program.

Prior to TLabs Abhishek as VP of Technology, Lime Labs India, built engineering and operations team (100+) and led the Product and Technology initiative of two Internet businesses LimeDomains(sold to NetFronts) and LimeExchange (sold to Freelancer). At LimeLabs he was involved in every aspect of creation and execution of a business – from establishing the overall concept, strategic blueprint, technology and financial planning; through team building, strategic partnering, product development, and M&A. He hold a B.Tech degree in Computer Science and engineering from IT-BHU.

Mukul Singhal, Vice President, SAIF Partners

Mukul Singhal joined SAIF Partners in 2010 and is currently the Vice President. Prior to joining SAIF, Mukul worked at Canaan Partners, an early stage venture capital firm.  Mukul is a TiE Charter Member and actively participates in the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem. His primary area of focus is early stage investments. SAIF Partners has invested in successful ventures including JustDial, Makemytrip, Specialty Restaurants and One97.

Mukul is B.Tech from IIT Kanpur and MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Rajesh Sawhney, Global Superangels Forum and GSF Accelerator

Rajesh is the founder of GSF Accelerator, India’s first multi-city Tech Accelerator, backed by 20 iconic Digital founders and 5 leading venture funds from across the world. Rajesh is also the founder of GSF Superangels network and curator of the Global Superangels Forum. He is the co-host and curator of Founders Forum India. Rajesh has made over 15 investments as an active and engaged angel investor.

His journey has been a continuum of re-invention waves. In the first wave, he brought private radio (Times FM) to India in early nineties, and redefined Indian youth culture. In his second wave, he was at the cusp of early Internet culture in India and built, the most valuable Internet business in India in 2005 (funded by Sequoia). In the third wave, Rajesh was at the centre of a massive transformation of the Indian film industry, where he oversaw (as President, Reliance Entertainment) the corporatization of mom and pop Bollywood businesses into multi-billion dollar enterprise. At Reliance, Rajesh found himself at the centre of cross-border investment and alignment between Hollywood and Indian Film Industry and one of the biggest investment deals (DreamWorks) in Hollywood.

Currently in his fourth wave, Rajesh is building the vital building blocks of a nascent early stage startup ecosystem in India, and sees this as the biggest and most exciting challenge that he has faced in his life.

Rajesh is an alumnus of Harvard Business School (AMP), and has a fellowship from London School of Economics.

About Nurture Talent Academy

Nurture Talent Academy is India’s 1st Institute for training entrepreneurs. Started in January, 2010 with the objective of training students, professionals and startups, it has conducted 300+ workshops across 100+ cities attended by 20000+ participants. It covers the basics on subjects like business plan, marketing, finance, and HR during the programs. NTA also conducts Startup Yatra where sessions are hosted by successful entrepreneurs in their office premises. The vision is to enable 1000 ventures to start in next 3-5 years, which will generate 20000 jobs for the country.

Points to Note

1) All participants will get “Startup Study Kit” having book, videos, presentations, excel templates etc.

2) Participation Certificate will be awarded to all attendees.

3) Startups for live pitching will be selected by NTA team and host.

4) You can chose to register for all 4 sessions together or separately

5) Early Bird discount of Rs 1200 applicable till 30th June, use discount code “ntaearly” if you book all 4 workshops together.

6) Early Bird discount of Rs 250 applicable till 30th June, use discount code “NTA01″ if you book individual workshops.

Thanks for your tremendous response. Registrations for this event are now over.

About the Author

Amit Grover, founder of, is an IIT Delhi and IIM Indore alumnus, having more than 12 years of industry experience. He started Nurture Talent Academy, and earlier worked with Infosys, Asian Paints, Onida and Mumbai Angels. He regularly blogs on AHA Taxis, his recent venture, offers one way outstation travel across India.

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