Early Investors in startups have reaped handsome returns, be the one.   


Why investing in start-ups should be a part of your portfolio.

08th April 2022 

Registration & Participation Fees
Rs 5000 + applicable taxes per participant, payable to CII. As each Masterclass is open to only a limited number of participants, the registration would be on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Over the past few years, family offices world over, have been acting a lot more like venture investors. They are increasing their allocations to venture capital as a way to capture the potential upside of early-stage deals, and also building out their own in-house capabilities to directly and successfully invest in start-ups. Three-quarters of family offices have directly invested in start-ups, and one-quarter have sourced their own deals, as per a recent global survey of family office executives and family members conducted by Silicon Valley Bank and family office advisors Campden Wealth in US. On an average, a larger overall portion of the dollars they invest in ventures are going directly to start-ups than into VC funds.

The Indian investors are still not among the significant lot when it comes to investing in the Startups, as compared to other countries like USA, China, Japan, or Australia from where our Indian startups have largely received funding. It is imperative to recognize wealth creation within the country. Investors comprising of Indian Family offices, HNIs and UHNIs mostly invest in conventional asset classes like stocks, real-estate and gold and if we try to channelize a fraction of their investments towards funding Indian start-ups it would boost the ecosystem to great lengths.

The first edition of the Masterclass for Family offices with the theme: Why investing in startups should be a part of your portfolio was held in the month of August 2021 and was a huge success with participation of 60 Family offices. 


To harness the potential of partnership between Family Businesses and Start-ups, the CII Centre of Excellence for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Start-ups is organising the thrid edition of the Masterclass on 08th April 2022 at 1430 Hrs  over a virtual platform.

Key takeaways from the masterclass include:

  • Overview of the Indian start-up ecosystem.  
  • Opportunities and benefits of investing for family offices and UHNW in start-ups.  
  • Investment opportunities in start-up: Methods (Family offices / Investment networks / Incubators / Accelerators). 
  • Legal aspects while investing in start-ups and experience sharing


Target audience  

  • Promoters of Family Business 
  • Professionals heading Family Offices 
  • Family Business Next Generation Successors
  • Spouse and other family members involved in family business 
  • HNIs & UHNWIs

As each Masterclass is open to only a limited number of participants, the registration would be on a first-come-first-served basis. For more details, members may contact Mr Anurag Sharma at anurag.sharma@cii.in / +917702221720 or Mr Anirudh Venkata at anirudh.venkata@cii.in / +91 9573564673


Kris Gopalakishnan
Chairman, CII CIES,
Co-founder, Infosys,
Chairman, Axilor Ventures

Mohit Dhawan 

Sr. Vice President, Investment Office
Hero Corporate Service Pvt Ltd

Padmaja Ruparel

Indian Angel Network

Rishabh Shroff

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Ganga S

Mentor-in-residence, SINE IIT-B


Sachin Tagra

JSW Ventures

Varun Akhnoor

Director, CII CIES

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