After grand success in Delhi, YourStory’s VC Bootcamp comes to Chennai!


After a fantastic response to our inaugural VC Bootcamp in Delhi, comes to Chennai. continues to be on a mission to add value to Indian entrepreneurs as they build their businesses. One of the key aspects of scaling up a venture is raising capital at the right points in time. With the entrepreneurship eco-system being relatively nascent in the country, Venture Capital continues to be a black box for most entrepreneurs in India. While there are both online resources as well as one-off panel discussions in conferences, there is no single comprehensive program that takes entrepreneurs through a deep dive into all aspects of raising Venture Capital.

Presenting the VC Bootcamp, a initiative designed to fill the above gap. This is a pan-India series of full day boot-camps, designed to provide Indian entrepreneurs with comprehensive exposure to all aspects of raising Venture Capital. The sessions have been specifically designed to keep them simple, intuitive and easy to digest, using a mix of presentations, videos and simulation of actual VC deals. First Bootcamp was successfully held in Delhi on 23rd March, 2013

The 2ndBootcamp is scheduled to be held in Chennai on 13th April 2013 (Saturday). Subsequent Bootcamps will be held in entrepreneurship hubs across India such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune.

Date: 13th April, 2013

Venue: Courtyard Marriott, , Chennai 600 018

Time:  9am onwards

How to Participate? You can book your tickets for the VC Bootcamp in Chennai via our ticketing partners MeraEvents or Ayojak. Early birds till 7th April`2013.

The event is being conducted in association with NASSCOM’s 10,000 Startups initiative.

Format of the VC Bootcamp




8:30-9:00 AM

Introduction to Venture Capital – the “asset class”:
  • Indian and global VC landscape
  • Economics of the VC business
  • Types of VC firms
  • VC firm structures and hierarchies
  • Other non-VC financing options for entrepreneurs and more…

9:00-10:30 AM


10:30-11:00 AM

Raising Venture Capital:
  • Is VC right for you? – Pros and Cons
  • How do VCs evaluate businesses
  • How VCs value companies
  • VC Investment Process
  • Teaser and B-plan guidelines
  • Fundraising Cheat Sheet – secrets of raising capital and more…

11:00 AM-1:00 PM


1:00-2:00 PM

Demystifying the VC Termsheet:
  • Introduction to the VC Term Sheet
  • Deep dive into key clauses – related to economics, valuation and capital structure, exit, transfer of ownership, issuance of new securities, control, conditions precedent/ subsequent etc.
  • Termsheet from an actual investment will be used as a learning aid
  • Negotiation tricks and more…

2:00-4:00 PM


4:00-4:30 PM

Fireside Chat with Girish Mathrubootham, Freshdesk (VC Funded Entrepreneur):
  • Dos and Don’ts of fundraising…..straight from the horse’s mouth

4:30-5:30 PM

Closing Thoughts

5:30-6:00 PM

BootcampSpeaker – Soumitra Sharma, IDG Ventures India

Soumitra is part of the Advisory Team at IDG Ventures India Advisors. IDG Ventures is a technology focused Venture Capital fund that manages over USD 6 Billion globally and has a portfolio of more than 200 technology companies.

Soumitra actively covers Software Products and Cloud (SaaS), Internet, Healthcare and Medical Devices. He currently serves as a Board Observer at Forus Health, and Aujas Networks. Prior to IDG Ventures, Soumitra has M&A and Corporate Finance Advisory experience involving transactions worth more than USD 15 billion combined at Citigroup Investment Banking and Deloitte Corporate Finance.Soumitra is a regular blogger on and has written for TIME, Wall Street Journal, Economic Times, Inc. India, Emerging Markets Private Equity Review, DARE, IndiaNow (WEF Davos) and SiliconIndia. He is a frequently invited speaker, and has been a Guest Lecturer on Venture Capital at ISB Hyderabad, IIM Ahmadabad and IIM Bangalore, in addition to being an invited speaker on prestigious platforms such as UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) tech conference, MedTech 2012, CellStrat’s Mobile Apps Conclave and various entrepreneurship events at IITs and IIMs.

Soumitra works closely with key enablers in the Indian entrepreneurship eco-system such as, iAccelerator (CIIE, IIM-A), RTBI (IIT Chennai), Economic Times – ‘Power of Ideas’ Initiative and 9dot9 Media (publishers of Inc. India and IndiaNow).

Soumitra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU), Varanasi and an MBA (Analytical Finance) from the IndianSchool of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. This included spending a spring term on MBA exchange at Kellogg School of Management, NorthwesternUniversity.

So, book your seats fast for the VC Bootcampin Chennai by YourStory scheduled to be held on Saturday, 13th April 2013! (MeraEvents or Ayojak)

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