Cohort For Family Business

In Collaboration with

After successful 2 editions, we bring to you the 3rd edition

About Family Office Cohort

To sensitize and build capabilities in family businesses across India to engage with the startup ecosystem

Startups in India have mostly received capital from countries such as the United States, China, Japan, and Australia. When it comes to investing in startups, Indian investors are still a minority. 

Indian family offices, HNIs, and UHNIs like to invest in traditional asset classes such as stocks, real estate, and gold. 

If a portion of their capital were directed towards backing Indian companies, the ecosystem would get a considerable boost and as well as it would be a great wealth generation juggernaut for the country. 

CIES is collaborating with investment networks and family offices to encourage HNIs and family offices to invest in startups domestically through cohorts.


  • Science of Venture Investing
  • Investing in Startups – A strategic advantage for family businesses

  • Investing in Technology Startups

  • Sustainable Innovation and its long-term impact on Family Businesses

  • Creating a successful Alternate Investment strategy by FOs

  • Importance of Wealth Creation in the Nation

  • Why Corporates should work with Startups on Innovation and R&D

  • Legal framework for setting up a startup investment vehicle in a family office

  • Investing in Deep-tech and Emerging Technologies Startups

  • Evaluating Startup Investments doing due diligence

  • Startup pitch session

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Our Key Faculty

Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan 

Co-founder, Infosys and Chairman CII, CIES & Axilor Ventures

Mr Sudhir Sethi

Founder & Chairman, Chiratae Ventures

Mr. Krishnakumar Natarajan

Founder Mindtree & Managing Partner Mela Ventures

TCM Sundaram

Co-founder Chiratae Ventures

Dr. Naushad Forbes

Co-Chairman Forbes Marshall

Mr. Ganapathy Venugopal

CEO, Axilor Ventures

Mr. Rishabh Shroff

Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Mr. Mukesh Bansal

CEO, Cult Fit

Cohort for Family Offices 3rd Edition

Day-1 (24 th February)
Day-2 (25 th February)
Day-1 (24 th February)
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Monday, 4th December 2023
0800 – 0900 hrsBreakfast briefing meeting lead / co-lead and delegation members
0930 – 1200 hrs
  • Welcome by the Victorian Government followed by briefings from
  • Invest Victoria, Victoria’s Investment facilitation agency
  • LaunchVic, Victoria’s Startup agency
  • Breakthrough Victoria, A$ 2 billion equity fund of the Victorian Government
1230 – 1330 hrsLunch
1300 – 1415 hrsTour of Melbourne Connect, University of Melbourne
1415 – 1700 hrs
  • Australian startup ecosystem and opportunities
  • Briefing by Melbourne Connect, University of Melbourne
  • Tin Alley Ventures, Venture Capital firm based at Melbourne Connect
  • Melbourne Innovation District (representation from City of Melbourne, RMT and University of Melbourne)
Day-2 (25 th February)
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Tuesday, 5th December 2023
0800 – 0900 hrsBreakfast
0900 – 1200 hrsVisit/tour Stone and Chalk, technology accelerator and sessions with,
Australia India Chamber of Commerce (AICC)
Indian startups that have excelled in the Australian market
Roheet Tauro, Zepic and formerly LeadSquared
Sumit Chanda, Jarvis AI
1230 – 1300 hrsLunch
1300 – 1500 hrsVisit to Cremorne Digital Hub, Richmond
Briefing by Artesian Investments, well known Australian Venture Capital firm
Briefing by Startup Network – Australia’s national startup network
Briefing by Acclime – why Australian innovation environment is a favourable location for Indian technology startups?

Followed by Networking High Tea
1500 – 1700 hrsNetworking event – TBD (may be with Infosys, Indian Consul General’s office and / or other stakeholders)

Why join the Family Cohort

Connect and engage with India’s home-grown established VC fund to understand the finer aspects of investment. Learn how to evaluate potential investments and build and manage your portfolio from scratch. Learn from the best in the industry on how to generate wealth by backing Indian startups.

A hands-on approach with experiential learning will help you start your investment journey



  • A combination of lectures and workshops.
  • Participants are to be introduced to tools and templates.
  • Networking dinner on February 24th
  • The participants should arrange travel to the location and travel to the destination.
  • Includes Breakfast / Lunch / Hi tea / Networking Dinner

Who is it for?

Promotors of Family Business & Corporates

C-suite executives of Large Corporates


Heads of Family offices 

Investment heads

Next Generation family members

Program Details

Taj West end

February 24th & 25th  2023 
​Cohort Size - 30 Only

Hear from our previous participants

Registration & Participation Fees

  • Registration & Participation Fees
    Fee for CII Members Rs.55000/- + applicable taxes per participant payable to CII. Fee for FBN & YI members Rs.45000/- + applicable taxes per participant payable to CII. 
  • This Includes:
  • Lunch on both days 
  • Networking cocktail dinner on day 1 
  • Cohort material kit 
  • Tools and resources 
  • Live startup pitching

It is advisable that the participants book one night (Check in 24th Feb) stay in the same hotel
For Booking Please Contact:
Mr. Anirudh Venkata,, +91 9573564673
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