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Venture Gurukool hosted Global Connects India 2019 on 16th April 2019 at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, in partnership with Beluga Global.

The motive behind hosting the conference was to connect Chinese VC funds, Strategic Investors & Chinese Internet Giants such as Alibaba, Huawei, Xiaomi, ICBC, Qiming Venture Partners, Yoozoo Games, UC, and Opera, with the Indian counterparts and key individuals looking for business development and brand exposure.

Venture Gurukool took the immense pleasure to launch INDIA’S FIRST MICRO VC FUND announced by our Founder, Mr. Mahendra Swarup focussing to build strategic alliances with Micro Vc’s in India & Overseas.

Eminent speakers engaged in industry-specific panel discussions. Ms. Sairee Cahal, Founder & CEO, Sheroes, Mr. Morden Chen, Alibaba UC Ads & Mr. Stan Li, CFO, Kikatech spoke on their individual success journeys.

Mr.Mahendra Swarup, Founder, Venture Gurukool & Mr. Benny Chen, Founder, BAce Capital exchanged enlightening views on key Chinese investments in Indian startups. Mr. Chen, former India Head for Ant Financial, Alibaba Group had led investments into Paytm, Zomato, Xpressbess & Ticket New.

The media and entertainment panel presented intriguing insights from the participants Mr. Santi, General Manager, MICO India, Mr. Rui Li, India Head, Spotlite, Ms Miranda Zhao, Business Director, Meishe participated in the panel moderated by Mr. Aditya Kondalamahanty, Deputy News Editor, Inc42 Media to discuss the rise of content and social media in the India & China market.

Ms. Ntasha, Co-founder, Venture Gurukool moderated the investment institution panel alongside major Indian VC funds such as Mr. Karan Mohla, Partner, Chirate Ventures, Mr. Vikram Gupta, Founder, Ivycap Ventures, Mr. Anand Prasanna, Managing partner, Ironpillar fund, Mr, Zheng Bin, CEO, ICBC India & Ms. Lucy Lin, Partner, India Renaissance Capital to discuss the opportunities and learnings in the Indian startup-investor ecosystem.

Mr. Bala Srinivasa, Managing Director, Unitary Helion moderated the fintech panel highlighting the rapidly evolving Indian Fintech market owing to emerging and disruptive technologies with participants as Mr. Rahul Kothari, Chief Business Officer, Pay U, Mr. Vikram Singh, Head of Financial Services Business, Xiaomi India, Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Co-founder and Technical Director, Mass IT Channel Pvt Ltd, Mr.  Tejbir Singh, CEO & Co-founder, Afford Plan & Mr. Abhishek Agarwal, CEO, Credit Vidya.

 The event concluded with a networking cocktails & dinner party for the guests and speakers to build an everlasting relation amongst the Indo- China hub. We, at Venture Gurukool, are elated to have received a wonderful opportunity to host such a major interaction to promote cross border activities and provide a platform for idea exchange between Indian & Chinese Internet Companies.