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India’s largest conclave for startup investors and founders
5th August 2022, Bangalore
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About LetsIgnite

LetsIgnite – India’s largest startup conclave – is all set to return for the eighth annual edition, offering our network of founders and investors a window into key drivers and trends in private equity investing and fundraising.

At LetsIgnite 2022, the most influential leaders in the Indian startup ecosystem will come together and delve into ways of “Redefining angel investing for new India.” The day-long conference is just the place for startup investors and founders to explore unique opportunities, keep up with industry veterans, and stay empowered amid the key ecosystem stakeholders.

Speakers

T. V. Mohandas Pai
Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services
Anupam Mittal
Founder & CEO, People Group
Sharad Sharma
Co-Founder, iSPIRT Foundation
Shanti Mohan
Co-Founder & CEO, LetsVenture
Bhavesh K Jatania
Head - Startup Banking, IDFC First Bank
Dr. AK Garg
Sr. Director Meity
Shailesh Lakhani
Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India Advisors
Saurabh Chandra
Managing Director, BCG India
Prayank Swaroop
Partner, Accel
Shruthi Cauvery Iyer
Founding Partner, CaHa Capital
Rohit MA
Managing Partner, Capier Investments
Sushant Shetty
India Head of SME Liabilities, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank India
Nishchay Ag
Co-Founder & CEO, Jar
Diksha Pande
Co-Founder, Samosa Party
Vikas Choudhury
Partner, Pivot Ventures
Dilip Gopinath
Director & Country Lead tech, Commercial Banking, HSBC India
Ritu Marya
Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Media APAC
Arpit Agarwal
Director, Blume Ventures
Rahul Chowdhury
Founding Managing Partner, N+1 Capital
Tarana Lalwani
Partner, Innoven
Rahul Singh
National Head - Private Banking Group, IDFC FIRST Bank
Dipti Nair
Marketing Head, LetsVenture, & Editor-in-Chief, Compass
Jasminder Singh Gulati
CEO & Co-Founder, NowFloats
Syna Dehnugara
VP - Brand and Marketing, trica.co
Anto Alan
Business Head - Business Banking, IDFC FIRST Bank
Anju Srivats
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, LetsVenture
Sreyssha George
MDP, BCG India
Bhavish Sood
General Partner, Modulor Capital
Nakul Saxena
Head - Investor Relations & Fund Management, LetsVenture
Shalini Prakash
Investor, Purple Matter
Sameer Pitalwalla
Head of Gaming, APAC for Google Cloud, Ex Business Director, EPIC Games
Govind Shorewala
Founder & Managing Partner, Fairangels.VC
Jay Magdani
Entrepreneur In Residence, Scalix
Manish Pole
Co-Founder, 3DeepBreaths
Siddharth Sirigeri
Angel Investor
Sousthav Chakrabarty
Co-Founder & CEO, Simply
... and more speakers coming soon!

Agenda

9:00 AM onwards
Registrations & networking
1.00 - 2.00 PM
Lunch and Networking
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mindfulness session
Manish Pole, Co-Founder, 3DeepBreaths
Fireside chat: Building scalable companies
Rohit MA, Managing Partner, Capier Investments
Jay Magdani, Entrepreneur In Residence, Scalix
Panel Discussion: Alternate forms of funding options for founders
Rahul Chowdhury, Founding Managing Partner, N+1 Capital
Tarana Lalwani, Partner, Innoven
Jasminder Singh Gulati, CEO & Co-Founder, NowFloats
Anto Alan, Business Head - Business Banking, IDFC FIRST Bank
Exclusive LetsVenture product launch for founders
Early Stage Startup Awards
LetsVenture will recognise early stage startup founders across diverse categories, celebrating bootstrapped businesses, category creators among others.
Panel discussion: Building companies during times of crisis
Nishchay Ag, Co-Founder & CEO, Jar
Diksha Pande, Co-Founder, Samosa Party
Siddharth Sirigeri, Angel Investor
Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Media APAC
Panel Discussion: Early and Growth Stage trends in India 2022
Prayank Swaroop, Partner, Accel
Sharad Sharma, Co-Founder, iSPIRT Foundation
Shailesh Lakhani, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India Advisors
Saurabh Chandra, Managing Director, BCG India
Syna Dehnugara, VP - Brand and Marketing, trica.co
Special product launch by LetsVenture
2:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Mindfulness session
Manish Pole, Co-Founder, 3DeepBreaths
Welcome Address
Nakul Saxena, Head - Investor Relations & Fund Management, LetsVenture
Partnership announcement launch
Keynote Address: Lead into the future - Redefining angel investing for new India
Shanti Mohan, Co-Founder and CEO, LetsVenture
Fireside Chat
Anupam Mittal, Founder & CEO, People Group
Shruthi Cauvery Iyer, Founding Partner, CaHa Capital
Panel Discussion: Portfolio approach to private market investing
Shalini Prakash, Investor, Purple Matter
Rahul Singh, National Head - Private Banking Group, IDFC FIRST Bank
Sameer Pitalwalla, Head of Gaming, APAC for Google Cloud, Ex Business Director, EPIC Games
Bhavish Sood, General Partner, Modulor Capital
Govind Shorewala, Founder & Managing Partner, Fairangels.VC
Nakul Saxena, Head - Investor Relations & Fund Management, LetsVenture
Startup Pitches
Listen to pitches and get the opportunity to back select startups that have been under the radar so far!
Lead Investor Masterclass
Vikas Choudhury, Partner, Pivot Ventures
Arpit Agarwal, Director, Blume Ventures
9 AM onwards

Registrations & networking

10.00 - 10.15 AM

Welcome and introduction

Kritarth Srinivasan, Writer/Standup Comic

10.15 - 10.30 AM

Mindfulness session

Manish Pole, Co-Founder, 3DeepBreaths

10.30 - 10.50 AM

Fireside chat: Building scalable companies

Rohit MA, Managing Partner, Capier Investments

Jay Magdani, Entrepreneur In Residence, Scalix

10.50 - 11.20 AM

Panel Discussion: Alternate forms of funding options for founders

Rahul Chowdhury, Founding Managing Partner, N+1 Capital 

Tarana Lalwani, Partner, Innoven

Jasminder Singh Gulati, CEO & Co-Founder, NowFloats

Anto Alan, Business Head - Business Banking, IDFC FIRST Bank

11.20 - 11.40 AM

A LetsVenture special: The Launch of Scalix

11.40 - 12.00 PM

Early Stage Startup Awards

LetsVenture recognises early stage startup founders across diverse categories, celebrating bootstrapped businesses, category creators among others.

12.00 - 12.30 PM

Panel discussion: Building companies during times of crisis

Nishchay Ag, Co-Founder & CEO, Jar

Diksha Pande, Co-Founder, Samosa Party 

Sousthav Chakrabarty, Co-Founder & CEO, Siply

Siddharth Sirigeri, Angel Investor

Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Media APAC

12.30 - 12.40 PM

MeitY & LetsVenture for startups

12.40 - 1.10 PM

Panel Discussion: Early and Growth Stage trends in India 2022

Prayank Swaroop, Partner, Accel

Sharad Sharma, Co-Founder, iSPIRT Foundation

Shailesh Lakhani, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India Advisors

Saurabh Chandra, Managing Director, BCG India

Syna Dehnugara, VP - Brand and Marketing, trica.co

1.10 - 1.30 PM

Data meets Insight: The launch of Compass by LetsVenture

1.30 - 2.15 PM

Lunch and Networking

2.10 - 2.20 PM

Mindfulness session

Manish Pole, Co-Founder, 3DeepBreaths

2.20 - 2.30 PM

Welcome Address

Nakul Saxena, Head - Investor Relations & Fund Management, LetsVenture

2.30 - 2.40 PM

IDFC and LetsVenture: Helping startups soar

2.40 - 2.55 PM

Keynote Address: Lead into the future: Redefining angel investing for new India

Shanti Mohan, Co-Founder and CEO, LetsVenture

2.55 - 3.25 PM

Fireside Chat: An investor’s quest for calm amid the storms

Anupam Mittal, Founder & CEO, People Group

Shruthi Cauvery Iyer, Founding Partner, CaHa Capital

3.25 - 4.10 PM

Startup Pitches I

The first set of handpicked startup pitches makes for a promising investment opportunity.

4.10 - 4.50 PM

Panel Discussion: Keeping the roads open via portfolio route to startup investment

Shalini Prakash, Investor, Purple Matter

Rahul Singh, National Head - Private Banking Group, IDFC FIRST Bank

Sameer Pitalwalla, Head of Gaming, APAC for Google Cloud, Ex Business Director, EPIC Games

Bhavish Sood, General Partner, Modulor Capital

Govind Shorewala, Founder & Managing Partner, Fairangels.VC

Nakul Saxena, Head - Investor Relations & Fund Management, LetsVenture

4.50 - 5.20 PM

Startup Pitches II

The second set of handpicked startup pitches makes for a promising investment opportunity.

5.20 - 5.30 PM

Calling it a day

5.30 - 6.30 PM

Masterclass: Lead Investor 101

Vikas Choudhury, Partner, Pivot Ventures

Arpit Agarwal, Director, Blume Ventures

(Open to founders only from 9 am to 2 pm)

Sponsors & Partners

Title Sponsor
State Partner
Knowledge Partner
Silver Sponsor
Outreach Partners
30+ Speakers
300+ Attendees
1000+  Startup applications

Themes

A ‘glocal’ view of the economic downturn
Demystifying the portfolio approach
The many ways of startup investment: Leads, Syndicates, Microfunds & more
Honest conversations with investors and founders
A LetsVenture special for founders
Startup Awards across 10 unique categories

Who should attend?

Founders & investors trying to make sense of the ever changing trends, the bubbles, and its bursts
New angels who want to take their first step towards startup investments
Aspiring and early-stage founder out on the entrepreneurial hunt
Experienced founders to solidify their networks and startup growth
Investors looking to engage with marquee investors with active portfolios
Family offices, VCs, and corporate funds to invest in early-stage startups

Why attend?

Network, connect, and grow
Access to major entrepreneurs, operators, and investors
The insider view of founder and investor mindsets
Feel the pulse of startup ecosystem from players on ground
Understand sector nitty gritties and decode trends sans the fluff
Learn, unlearn as you begin the angel investing journey

What’s in it for you, really

Startup Awards

At the first ever edition of Startup Awards, we are excited to recognise and award 8 Indian startups.

If you are a passionate founder or know one, we would like to invite you to apply or nominate a deserving candidate by 15th July, 2022.  The awards will be announced at LetsIgnite– India’s largest conclave for investors, founders– on 5th Aug, 2022.

Find your fit in the 8 following categories:

Local to Global Hero of the Year

Founder who took their startup to a Global Scale

Category Creator

Founder who ventured into a category that was non-existent before their entry

Payed it Forward of the Year

Founder who went out of their way to help others succeed

Best of Campus Founder of the Year

Founder with the most impact startup right out of college campus

Best Debutant of the Year

Founder who launched the most impactful startup in the year

Lifetime Achievement

Founder who has consistently been the guiding light for our community for many years

Bootstrapped Success of the Year

Founder who had the highest impact without picking up any Private Equity

Social Entrepreneur

Founder who made the biggest social impact in India with their Startup

Innovator of the Year

Founder with the highest innovation quotient in either the idea, business model, marketing, etc.

Startup of the Year

Overall best startup of the year
For any queries, reach out to startups@letsventure.com

Past Speakers

T. V. Mohandas Pai
Ex-CFO and Head HR, Infosys and Board Member, NSE
Sunil Kant Munjal
Founder & Promoter, Hero Group
Shanti Mohan
Co-Founder & CEO, LetsVenture
Ravishankar GV
Managing Director, Sequoia Capital
Sharad Sharma
Co-founder, iSPIRT
Anjali Bansal
Founder, Avaana Capital
Ashish Dave
CEO, Mirae Asset Venture Investments
Ashwini Asokan
Founder & CEO Mad Streen Den
Chaitanya Ramalingegowda
Co-founder Wakefit
Vineeta Singh
CEO Sugar Cosmetics

Past Sponsors

Glimpses into past editions

On crossing $ 1 billion deal size and being right rather than fast

The LetsVenture seed: A simple vision to make fundraising easy and transparent

A matchmaking like no other: connecting the best startups and the most promising angel investors

Enabling investments that transcends boundaries

Building for India’s growing community of angel investors

When entrepreneurs take a break to tell their stories

Enabling ‘Disrupt in India’

When and Where?

5th August 2022
Hilton, Embassy Manyata Business Park, Bangalore

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Startup Spotlight

You are one event away from finding the next best bet.
At LetsIgnite, hear select entrepreneurs make a pitch for their startups.

Coming Soon!

Announcements

Coming Soon!

For sponsorship and partnership

Zubin Mehta
Director, Strategic Partnerships

LetsIgnite

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