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Guest Lecture – Seed Fund for Startups

Vivek gupta
15 Jul 2014, by Team IBA in Guest Lectures/Industry Visits

Date: 14th July, 2014

Mr. Vivek Gupta,Finance Controller at Helion Ventures had an interactive session with the students of IBA with a talk on his ‘Venture Capital and other Financial Aspects’. His professional life in Heading finance function of the company and Handling complete gamut of business finance.

Mr. Gupta opened his talk by introducing himself and about the Organization to the audience. His topic of discussion was about procuring seed fund for startups. And explained the concept about Money lenders, Bank and 3F’s.

Mr. Gupta covered various concepts of Finance such as Business Idea, Market Opportunity, Team and Capital. And gave example of Mast Kalandar (70 Branches across four cities in India) – Client of Helion Venture.

Mr. Gupta shared the experience about the Characteristics of Financial Aspects (Long time horizon, Lack of liquidity, High risk, Equity participation, Participation in Management), Business Building Cycle, Types of Funding (Angel, Venture Capital, Debt, IPO and Private Equity) and Venture Capital Investment Process (Screening, Evaluation and Approval). Example like Flipkart and Makemytrip.

He concluded his session by giving some tips on Right time for attracting investment – Business Model, Traction and Use of Fund and gave the example of Case study of Skype and Makemytrip. And ends the session with a bag of Knowledge Sharing and Experience.


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