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Day 1 of Indian Startup Investment Roadshow – China

Overwhelming Response on Day 1 of the Indian Start-up Investment Roadshow which was co hosted by the Indian Embassy, Beijing.

Venture Gurukool and Startup India Association organized Day 1 of the Indian Startup Investment Roadshow which gave exclusive access to Indian entrepreneurs with prolific Chinese Investors. This event brought together 25 Indian start-up entrepreneurs and more than 170 Chinese investors under one roof at the auditorium of the Embassy of India, Beijing.

Welcome remarks were given by Ms Ntasha (Co-Founder, Venture Gurukool).

Mr. Mahendra Swarup (Founder, Venture Gurukool and President, Start-up India Association) spoke about Chinese Investments in Indian ventures and introduced the various startups from India that participated in the event.

Mr. Benny Chen (General Manager, Ant Financial India) delivered the key-note address on “Why Invest in India”.

This was followed by a panel discussion on ‘Strategy for Investing in India- Experience Sharing by Successful Investors’. The panel included (L to R) Mr. Qi Zhiyong (President, CAMCE Investment Management), Ms. Jessica Wong (Founder and Managing Partner, Cyber Carrier), Mr Benny Chen (General Manager, Ant Financial India) and Ms Shirley Mao (Vice Director, Xiaomi Investment) [Photo: L to R] . The session was moderated by Mr Mahendra Swarup (Founder, Venture Gurukool and President, Start-up India Association).

Another panel discussion was organised on ‘Experience Sharing on scaling of Chinese Ventures’. This panel included (L to R) Ms Liu Xinyi (Founder and CEO, Nowdo), Ms Jenny Zhang (Vice President and Chief Brand Officer, Beijing V-Startup-up), Mr Andy Mok (Managing Partner, Red Pagoda Resources), Mr. Zhang Peng (Chief Strategy officer & Managing Partner Urwork),  . The session was moderated by Mr. Jelte Ansgar Wingender (Senior Manager, Global Incubation Services Department Innoway) and Mr Siddharth Shah (Partner, Khaitan and Company, India).

The event also had representatives of Invest India, KPMG India and Khaitan & Co.  who gave presentations on ‘The Economic and Investment Landscape in India’, ‘The India growth story and rise of Indian Entrepreneurs’ and ‘regulatory landscape and investment structure in India’, respectively.

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