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LetsIgnite brings together angel investors, VC funds, HNIs, family offices, operators and successful entrepreneurs across sectors from India and the world. Our aim is to create a dedicated platform for private market investors to explore new opportunities and collaborations to propel the growth of the Indian startup ecosystem.
Connect with and explore opportunities with seasoned investors
Know about the best practices and latest trends in private market investing


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Discussion points

Asset allocation across public & private markets
Portfolio diversification and management
The changing dynamics of Lead Syndicates
Stories for India’s new angels
Dedicated sector deep dives on D2C, SaaS and Fintech
Angel Investing Masterclasses
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Our Past Speakers

Sunil Kant Munjal
Founder & Promoter, Hero Group
Anjali Bansal
Founder, Avaana Capital
Madhav Chanchani
Founding Editor The CapTable
Agam Khare
Founder & CEO Absolute Foods
Rahul Jain
Head of India Research Goldman Sachs
Nikhil Kumar
Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist Setu
Harpreet Singh Grover
Co-founder CoCubes
Rishabh Mariwala
Director Sharrp Ventures
Arvind Ronta
Head of Products, India & South Asia Visa
Rahul Gupta
Investments Manager Times Internet
Pooja Sarkar
Assistant Editor and Podcaster Forbes India
Sachin Jaiswal
Co-founder & CEO Niki
Nameet Potnis
Ex VP and Business Head PayU
Vijay Rayapati
General Manager Nutanix
Shashank Mehta
Founder & CEO The Whole Truth


9:30 - 11:00 am

Angel investing Masterclass

How do you create a deal flow and evaluate deals?

How can you build out your investment thesis or calibrate exits?

We coverall this and more in our Angel Investing #Masterclass

  • Anjali Bansal, Avaana Capital
  • Ashish Dave, Mirae Asset
11:00 - 11:15 am

What founders want from their investors

  • Agam Khare, Absolute Foods
11:30 - 11:55 am

Opening Keynote

  • GV Ravishankar & Sakshi Chopra of Sequoia Capital
  • Madhav Chanchani,The CapTable
12:00 - 12:30 pm

Women in Investing

Taking the first step and what it means.

  • Archana Priyadarshini, Angel Investor
  • Shanti Mohan,LetsVenture
  • Ruchira Shukla, IFC
  • Ashwini Asokan, Mad Street Den
  • Harpreet Singh Grover, Angel Investor (moderator)
12:35 - 1:00 pm

Startup pitches

Listen to pitches and get the opportunity to back select startups that have been under the radar so far!

1:30 - 1:45 pm

D2C: Investmen Opportunities

Why now is the right time to invest in direct- to-consumer brands? A view from a dedicated micro-VC fund active in this space

  • Manu Chandra,
1:45 - 2:15 pm

D2C: View from the trenches

What are the metrics that matter and how do funds gets used? A reality check from founders who are building India's leading D2C companies

  • Vineeta Singh, Sugar Cosmetics
  • Shashank Mehta, The Whole Truth
  • Chaitanya Ramalingegowda, Wakefit
  • Manu Chandra, (moderator)
2:20 - 2:40 pm

D2C: What's the end game?

What's the lay of the land as far as exits are concerned for D2C brands? Will it be a strategics play or a PE play as in the past?

  • Nicholas Cator, Venturi Partners
  • Rishabh Mariwala, Sharrp Ventures
  • Rahul Gupta, Times Internet (moderator)
2:45 - 3:00 pm

What founders want from their Investors

  • Sachin Jaiswal, Niki
3:00 - 3:30 pm

Face of the new Indian angel

Learn about the new breed of "operator" angels in India - what makes them tick and how do they make investment decisions and manage deal flow?

  • Richa Bajpai, Campus Fund
  • Abhishek Nag, Luminaire Capital
  • Vijay Rayapati, Angel Investor
  • Nameet Potnis, ex PayU (moderator)
3:30 - 4:00 pm

Closing keynote

  • Zia Mody, AZB & Partners
9:20 - 9:30 am

Opening context

  • Shanti Mohan, LetsVenture
9:30 - 10:00 am


  • Sunil Kant Munjal, Hero Enterprises
10:00 - 10:45 am

Fundamentals of asset allocation

Across public and private markets; discussion on trends on returns across asset classes and more!

  • Bala Deshpande, MegaDelta Capital Advisors
  • Jinesh Gopani, Axis AMC
  • Rahul Jain, Goldman Sachs
  • Nimesh Kampani, LetsVenture Plus
  • Pooja Sarkar, Forbes India (moderator)
10:45 - 11:30 am

Investing in SaaS startups

Why should you invest in SaaS? What must one look for? Vertical SaaS, micro-SaaS, PaaS... find out the pulse of the market here

  • Prasanna Krishnamoorthy, Upekkha Catalyst ​
  • Nishant Rao, Avataar Venture Partners
  • Kanti Prabha, Sirion Labs
  • Phalgun Raju, Morph Ventures (moderator)
11:30 - 12:00 pm

SaaS startup pitches

Listen to pitches and get the opportunity to back select startups that have been under the radar so far!

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Fintech landscape

The Evolving Future of Fintech in India

  • Sanjay Swamy, Prime VenturePartners
  • Arvind Ronta, Visa
  • Nikhil Kumar, Setu
  • Sharad Sharma, iSPIRT (moderator)
1:15 - 1:45 pm

Fintech startup pitches

Listen to pitches and get the opportunity to back select startups that have been under the radar so far!

2:15 - 3:15 pm

Changing dynamics of lead investors

What is the role of a lead investor? What are the structures that work?

  • Arun Tadanki, Waveform VC
  • Karteek Pulapaka, Java Capital
  • Vaibhav Domkundwar, Better Capital
  • Shanti Mohan, Lets Venture (moderator)

Who should attend?

Investors, who want to take their first step towards startup investments

Investors looking to invest in early-stage startups, engage with marquee investors & explore investment opportunities

Investors keen to decode trends in SaaS, D2C, Fintech & more

Why should you attend?

Engage with top lead investors, angels, HNIs and foreign investors and participate in knowledge-intensive sessions and discussions.

Understand specific sectors and learn about the latest developments in the private market ecosystem

A glimpse into the past editions

Session 1
Keynote with Sunil Kant Munjal,  Hero Enterprises | LetsIgnite 2021

Session 2
Fundamentals of Asset Allocation | LetsIgnite 2021

Session 3
Investing in SaaS Startups | LetsIgnite 2021

Session 4
The evolving future of FinTech in India | LetsIgnite 2021

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Associate Digital Marketing


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