Slated to be held in Pune, this conference intends to be a meetup of many if not all of the major VC firms in India. The conference is held in Pune in order to focus on startups and ventures happening outside the borders of the major cities like Mumbai or Delhi.
Why a VC/PE event in a city like Pune? We believe the India growth story lies not just in Delhi and Mumbai, but in other regions too. Pune, for instance, is known for companies from thriving sectors like Engineering, IT&ITES, Education, Specialty Retail, Food Processing & Agro-based Industries, and Biotech. VC Circle believes that investors need to go where companies are. And they are indeed doing it.
Here is the info for the conference, and a list of confirmed speakers can be found after the jump:
Venue: Le Meridien, Pune
Date: April 4, 2008
Time: 10.30 am-5.30 pm
Registration fee per attendant: Rs 3,000 inclusive of all taxes.
George Thomas, Partner, India Value Fund
Nikhil Khattau, MD, Mayfield Fund
Srini Vudayagiri, Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Cyrus Driver, MD, Helix Investments
Gaurav Mathur, MD, One Equity Partners
Deep Kalra, CEO, MakeMyTrip
Niren Shah, MD, Norwest Venture Partners
Kartik Parija, MD, Zephyr Peacock
Shantanu Surpure, Managing Advocate, Sandhill India Advisors
Subba Rao, Chairman, Robo Silicon
Shiraz Bhugwadia, Director, o3 Capital Partners