LetsVenture presents - Founders First 2021
Mar 20, 2021
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM (Asia/Kolkata)

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Founders First is a LetsVenture initiative designed to help startup founders get domain and stage specific insights because we get that one-size-doesn't-fit-all. This time we are going virtual with our second edition! The focus of this event is to present founders with the opportunity to network with and learn from some of the most successful figures in the industry.

Our focus in this edition - Product, Tech and Exits 

Founders First was launched in August 2020 where we had 150+ founders (early to growth stage) attend and 1000s benefit from the conversation and post conference material. In the first edition we had founders like Yashish Dahiya of Policybazaar, Nithin Kamath of Zerodha, Abhiraj Bhal of Urban Company, Aakrit Vaish of Haptik, Anand Jain of Clevertap, Vidit Aathrey of Meesho and investors like Rajan Anandan of Sequoia, Hemant Mohapatra of Lightspeed, Anjali Banal of Avaana Capital, Priya Ranjan of Silicon Valley Bank, Sanjay Nath of Blume Ventures and Pratik Poddar of Nexus Venture Partners join us.


Opening Keynote

  • Balaji Srinivasan, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Product Led Growth 

  • Sidu Ponnappa, SVP Engineering, Internal Products, Gojek 
  • Suhas Motwani, The Product Folks (Moderator)

Trends in UI and UX  

  • Ashish Toshniwal, CEO & Founder, Y Media Labs

Hiring, Talent & ESOP 

  • Siddharth Sangwan, Lightspeed
  • Hari T.N, Big Basket 
  • Srikanth Iyer, HomeLane 
  • Sanjay Jha, 
  • Tarush Bhalla, Mint  (Moderator)

ESOPs: Let's Get Practical

  • Sanjay Jha, Co-Founder, MyStartupEquity

Ask Me Anything

  • Anupam Mittal, Founder & CEO, People Group

Road to IPO  

  • Hari K, Chief Business Officer, NSE
  • S Ramesh, MD & CEO, Kotak Investment Banking
  • Prashant Tandon, Co-Founder & CEO, 1mg
  • Nimesh Kampani, President, LetsVenture Plus
  • Chandra Srikanth, Editor, MoneyControl (moderator)

Why I Sold My Startup  

  • Raj Neravati, Founder & CEO, Hug Innovations
  • Shilpa Sharma, Co-founder, Jaypore
  • Sahil Bhagat, Vebbler

Campus to Company

  • Anirudh Singla, Founder & CEO, Pepper Content
  • Sourabh Gupta, Founder & CEO,
  • Rahul Mathur, Founder, BimaPe 
  • Mrinalini Arora, Investment Manager, LetsVenture (moderator)

Hard Truths About Entrepreneurship  

  • Vineeta Singh and Kaushik Mukherjee of Sugar Cosmetics

Organiser : LetsVenture

Founded in 2013 LetsVenture makes the process of fundraising (early and growth stage) easy, efficient & transparent for both startups and investors. In the last 6 years, LetsVenture has helped 250+ early stage startups raise over $150 M on the platform from 31 active Syndicates, 6500+ investors from 52 countries, 100+ micro funds and 150+ family offices. LetsVenture also has a SEBI registered Angel with AUM of $25 M. LetsVenture works with startups and investors from discovery, personalised connects, syndication and paperwork closure, followed by quarterly portfolio reporting. With LetsVenture Plus we are facilitating growth stage investment in startups from UHNIs & Family Offices. Startups from India, Singapore and USA also use our SaaS product MyStartupEquity to manage their cap table and ESOPs.

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