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Saturday, March 17, 2018

6th China-India Cooperation Forum——High Growth Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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The Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem, which in 2018 is where the Chinese one was ten years ago, presents exciting opportunities to Chinese entrepreneurs and investors. Therefore, there is a great opportunity now to get in at the very early stages of the entrepreneurial boom in India, a country that for the past 20 years has grown its GDP at an average rate of 7.1%.

The 6th China-India Cooperation Forum focuses on high growth entrepreneurship and innovation. We are bringing the CEOs of seven ventures, all of which have raised multiple rounds of institutional funding (up to US$ 100 million) and are experiencing very rapid growth. They leverage AI, big data and machine learning and apply them to the retail, financial services, B2B procurement, HR recruitment and assessment, media and automotive industries. These ventures fit into two broad categories: i) ventures focused primarily on the Indian domestic market; and ii) ventures focused on the global markets (including India). We are also bringing one of the most experienced early stage investors in India.

Consulate General of India, Shanghai (印度驻沪总领事馆)

赞助商:Tata Group

Supported by:

08:30 – 08:45 Welcome address
Prof. Zhang Weijiong, Co-Dean and Vice-President, CEIBS
Address by Mr. James Zhan, President, Tata Sons China
Session 1: Indian Ventures focused on global markets
08:45 – 10:15 Panel discussion:
Moderator: Brent Li, Chairman, WeCan Capital and Accelerator Network
Aneesh Reddy, Capillary Technologies
Baskar Subramanian, Amagi Technologies
Ketan Kapoor, Mettl
Peter Dow, Tata Technologies
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break
Session 2: Indian Ventures focused on the Indian market
10:30 – 12:00 Panel discussion:
Moderator: Richard Thoman, Managing Partner, Corporate Perspectives, and former CEO, Xerox Corporation
Srikanth Meenakshi, FundsIndia
R. Narayan, Power2sme
Ankur Warikoo, Nearbuy
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
Session 3: Investment opportunities in the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem
13:00 – 14:30 Panel discussion:
Moderator: Ramakrishna Velamuri, Chengwei Ventures Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship, CEIBS
Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital
14:30 – 14:45 Closing speech
His Excellency Mr. Anil Kumar Rai, Consul General of India in Shanghai
14:45 – 16:15 Networking session between Chinese and Indian entrepreneurs and investors

Zhang Weijiong
Vice President and Co-Dean, CEIBS

Ramakrishna Velamuri
Chengwei Ventures Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship, CEIBS

Richard Thoman
Managing Partner, Corporate Perspectives
Former CEO, Xerox Corporation

Brent Li
Chairman, WeCan Capital and Accelerator Network

James Zhan
President, Tata Sons China

H.E. Anil Kumar Rai
Consul General of India in Shanghai

Aneesh Reddy
Capillary Technologies

Capillary’s technology solutions help businesses get ahead of the digital evolution and stay ‘Always Consumer Ready’, providing easy and connected cross-channel commerce experiences and building loyalty to reward and retain their best consumers.

Funding: US$ 100 million; 700 employees; present in 30 countries

Baskar Subramanian
Amagi Technologies

Amagi Technologies is the leader in cloud-managed broadcast services and targeted advertising for TV and OTT.

Funding: US$ 50 million; 250 employees; present in 40 countries

Ketan Kapoor

Mettl is one of the largest and fastest growing online talent measurement firms globally. No. Of employees: 300+

Funding: Approx 4.5 million USD

Peter Dow
Tata Technologies

Tata Technologies is a global leader in engineering services outsourcing and product development IT services to the global manufacturing industry.

2017 revenues: US$ 418 million; 8,500 employees

Srikanth Meenakshi

FundsIndia.com is India’s leading online investment platform, with 1.1 million customers in more than 2,000 cities and towns, and with more than INR 50 billion (US$ 780 million) invested.

Funding raised: US$ 15 million; Employees: 425

R. Narayan

Power2sme, a buyer’s club, offers a digital SME ecosystem that addresses some key SME challenges with the firm’s ‘enterprise grade solutions’ for SMEs. Its portfolio offering addresses challenges in raw material procurement, finance and MRO needs.

Funding raised: US$ 62 Million; Employees: 250+

Ankur Warikoo

Nearbuy.com is India’s first hyper-local online platform that enables customers and local merchants to discover and engage with each other, with presence in 35+ cities, 18+ categories and have over 50,000 merchants across 100,000+ unique locations.

Funding raised: US$ 34 million; Employees: 430

Vani Kola
Kalaari Capital

Kalaari Capital is one of India’s oldest early-stage, technology-focused venture capital firms with $650 million in assets under management.

Investments made: nearly 50

The forum is bilingual in Chinese and English, with simultaneous interpretation

Location: CEIBS Campus, 699, Hongfeng Road
Pudong, Shanghai 201206, China


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