Investing in Startups
9 February, 2022 – 10 March, 2022
Key objectives of the Cohort programme
- Help the next generation of professionals from family offices gauge the investment potential of the startup space
- Help them understand the venture capital space
- Help the attendees get a toehold (head start or boost or opportunity) in the startup investment space
Topics that will be covered
• History of Venture Capital in India: Venture capitalism in India began in 1986 with the start of the economic liberalization and has come a long way since. This session will look at the journey thus far and help participants understand how the space is shaping up and what the opportunities are going ahead.
• How VC funds are organized: The venture capital space is a sum of many terms and phrases. This module will help the participants decode the jargon and navigate the space better.
• Family office portfolio management: This part of the curriculum will analyze the way FOs invest and where startups can fit into their scheme of things.
• How to assess opportunities, how to identify great startups and founders: Being able to identify the right opportunity is half the job done. Venture capitalists need to analyze and understand the ultimate potentials of a startup idea and build constructive communication mechanisms with entrepreneurs if they are to invest fruitfully. This module will build the ability to do so.
• Managing innovation and high growth companies: As an investor you have a stake in how the startup is shaping up. However, startups operate differently to well-established businesses. This module will help attendees understand how these organizations behave and how best to manage them.
• Scaling up a business- hear directly from the founders: Founders of startups who have successfully scaled up their businesses will share their experience with the cohort. This will help the group understand the different stages in the lifecycle of a startup.
• Exits- How value harvesting happens: This session will focus on strategies for venture capitalists to exit successful investments.
• How to identify the best GPS
Who should attend:
• Promoters of family businesses
• HNI’s / UHNI’s
• Heads of family offices
Registration & Participation Fees
Rs 50,000 + applicable taxes per participant, payable to CII. As the cohort will have a limited number of participants, please register your interest at the earliest.
As the cohort will comprise of a limited number of participants, the registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. For more details, members may contact
Mr Anurag Sharma at email@example.com / +91 7702221720 or
Mr Varun Akhnoor at firstname.lastname@example.org / +91 9100070111
Prof. Srivardhini K Jha
Associate Professor & Chair, Entrepreneurship at IIM-B