March 9 I Bangalore

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APEX'16 Company Showcase 

This online publication contains a listing of companies seeking PE/VC funding, including those that participated at the APEX'16 Summit. The showcase can be downloaded from http://www.ventureintelligence.info/showcase.htm


APEX'16 kicked off with a Data Filled presentation on "The State of Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital" by Arun Natarajan, Founder, Venture Intelligence. The "India Private Equity Trend Report - 2016" referenced in the presentation is available for download here.

The Big Picture: Is 2016 Going the 2008 Way?

The Inaugural Panel featured dove into the Key Questions relating to the Global Economy � including especially China-related ones - which are roiling markets in the early part of 2016. The stage for the session was set with a presentation by Sridhar Venkiteswaran, Executive Director, Avalon Consulting.

Big Picture

(L-R): Sridhar Venkiteswaran, Executive Director, Avalon Consulting; Manish Sabharwal, Chairman, Teamlease;
Mukul Gulati, Managing Partner, Zephyr Peacock; Samir Kumar, Managing Director, Inventus Capital;
Siddhartha Das, General Partner, Ventureast
and Satya Prabhakar, CEO, Sulekha.com

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�Mistakes I Will Not Repeat� �  K. Ganesh, Co-Founder, GrowthStory

K Ganesh, Co-Founder, GrowthStory

India�s Best Known Serial Entrepreneur K. Ganesh revealed �killer mistakes� made in his previous ventures and shared how he is ensuring they don�t get repeated in his newer ventures.

Ganesh's points included:

#1 - Don't Start without an Exit Plan (Starting at 2:00 Minutes in the video)
#2 - Passion is over-rated (7:05)
#3 - Have a Clear No. 1 & CEO of the Startup Team (9:55)
#4 - Being Too Inward focused can lead to Missing Out on Big Trends & Opportunities (11:55)
#5 - Scaling without getting Unit Economics right can be disastrous (15:45)
#6 - It�s difficult to change Customer Behaviour (19:30)

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�Making the Startup Boom Sustainable�

This segment featured a debate on the opportunities and threats facing India�s latest Startup Boom.

VC Panel

(L-R) Chandra Srikanth, Anchor, ET Now; Shailesh Ghorpade, Managing Partner & CIO, Exfinity Ventures;
Suhail Nathani, Partner, Economic Laws Practice
; Ben Mathias, MD & India Head, Vertex Ventures;
K. Ganesh, Co-Founder, GrowthStory
; Avinash Luthria, Principal, responsAbility &
Aroon Raman, Managing Director, Telos Investments

ET NOW coverage of Venture Intelligence APEX'16 PE/VC Summit

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�Private Equity in Focus�

Even though Private Equity investment figures in 2015 surpassed the previous high (of 2007), the expert panel at the Venture Intelligence APEX'16 PE-VC Summit felt the PE segment still faces a challenging environment and that "selectivity" will be keyword for such investments in the months ahead. "The days of playing the Valuation Arbitrage game - of investing in a private company and it taking public at a higher multiple and looking intelligent in the process - are gone. The only scope for such an arbitrage today is to spot a sector early enough," commented Sunil Kolangara, Director, Ascent Capital. "Passive investments are also a thing of the past - PE investors, including those who hold minority stakes, are much more hands on with their portfolio companies these days," he added.

With executing exits continuing to be challenging and any slow down in the public markets affecting valuations in the PE market, fund managers are going to be very selective in making investments in the months ahead, Kolangara felt. Echoing the sentiment, Arvind Malhan, Partner, New Silk Route, said that "Selectivity, Specialization and Superior Returns" would be the key areas of focus for PE investors. He highlighted how various funds are choosing to specialize in segments like distressed assets (especially with many banks restructuring their non-performing assets), mezzanine funding, buyouts, etc.

PE Panel

(L-R) Pradyumna Nag, Director, Prequate; Arvind Malhan, Partner, New Silk Route;
N.K.Dilip, Partner, Tatva Legal
; Sunil Kolangara, Director, Ascent Capital &
Srini Vudayagiri, Partner, Peepul Capital

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�Fund Raising from the Domestic Market�

Discussion on the recent trends and issues in fund raising from the domestic market.

LP-GP Panel

(L-R) Abhishek Goenka, Partner, PwC; Sandeep Parekh, Founder, Finsec Law Advisors;
Deepak Natraj, Managing Director, Aarin Capital; Sateesh Andra, Managing Director, Endiya Partners &
Bharati Jacob, Managing Partner, Seedfund

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�Presentation on NSE's Listing Solutions for SMEs�

Seema Nayak

 Seema Nayak, Head - SME, National Stock Exchange

The talk by Ms. Seema Nayak, Head - SME, National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE) described the two platforms launched by India�s leading stock exchange to target the listing requirements of Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs):

1. �NSE-EMERGE� which will enable growing enterprises to approach capital markets as a new and viable option for raising capital in an efficient manner. Once listed, companies can enjoy a higher profile and greater visibility, which will in turn improve the credibility with various stakeholders like customers, vendors, employees, etc. Click Here for the presentation.

2. �EMERGE-ITP� - a regulated market place platform that offers early stage companies an option to list with or without an IPO . The platform will attract diverse risk investors including institutions, angel associations and venture capital funds. Click Here for the presentation.


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