Venture Catalysts delights tech-based disruptive start-ups by announcing its ‘VC Roadshow’ in Mumbai!

April 13 2016,  17.07PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Venture Catalysts delights tech-based disruptive start-ups by announcing its ‘VC Roadshow’ in Mumbai!

To launch Pre-Series A funding initiative in association with Chryseum Advisors on May 18-19

Mumbai, April 13, 2016: In a bid to boost the country’s Innovation Quotient, Venture Catalysts, India’s first Seed Investment & Innovation platform, has announced the grand launch of its ‘VC Roadshow’, a one-of-its-kind initiative to assistseed-funded start-ups looking to secure Pre-Series Afunding. The two day event, which has been launched in association with Chryseum Advisors, is scheduled to be launched at theVenture Catalysts Incubator Facility located in Andheri East, Mumbai on 18th&19th May, 2016.

The VC Roadshow by VCats is expected to be a highly productive and interactive learning experience for upcoming ventures. Around 20 marquee VC’s from India will participate in the event to interact with and evaluate selectedseed funded start-ups for investment in an extensive one-on-one sessions.While the start-ups will get a chance to move beyond seed funding with the event, participating VC’s have the benefit of reviewing high curated seed-funded start-ups that have undergone Venture Catalysts’ well laid-out screening process.

But how does this VC Roadshow differ from any other fundraising initiative?Explaining the concept, Dr.Apoorv Ranjan Sharma, Co-founder, Venture Catalysts, said, “Having secured their seed funding, most start-ups find it tough tosecure the Pre-Series A investment required toevolve to the next level. Our VC Roadshow is aimed at providing 20 of the most promising start-up participants a chance to interacton-one-one with the top mostmembers of the Venture Capital fraternity. This personalisedinteractionwith leading investors in a dedicated professional environment will allow them to not just pitch their ideasfor securing funds, but will also allow them to gain insights and inputs in order to refine their product and approach as a part of their long-term strategy.”

In addition to giving them opportunity to raise funding, VCats will also be connecting start-ups with select peer groups who have already cracked the go-to-market strategy with their differentiated products & services.This will enable a more integrated network of start-ups and other ventures promoting mutual growth.

“The end-game is not just to connect start-ups with investors, but also to boost start-up growth. We, at Venture Catalysts, believe that funding alone cannot guarantee success, and are thereforebuilding a comprehensive support infrastructure to nurture winning start-ups. The VC Roadshow is another step in the direction of creating a holistic, well-rounded support ecosystem that facilitatesstart-up success,” adds Apoorv.

The VC Roadshow by Venture Catalysts will be open to start-ups with disruptive products and services in the fields of Ad-tech, Analytics, AI, Consumer, IoT, Education, Fintech, Healthcare and Logistics. The applicants must alsohave raised at least $250k in seed funding from reputed networks and investors, and launched their offerings in public with sufficient consumer traction.So if you are seed-funded start-up looking to take your success story to the next level, what are you waiting for?

Venture Catalysts is India’s first Seed Investment & Innovation Platform which adds value to start-ups through its angel network, venture fund, co-working facility and effective post-investment support.

Founded by Dr.Apoorv Ranjan Sharma, former Executive Vice President at VentureNursery, Mr. Gaurav Jain, (Former Venture Capitalist at GenNext Ventures, IIT Grad and an MBA from Stanford), Mr.AnujGolecha (Angel Investor & Partner, Banshi Jain & Associates), Mr. Anil Jain (Co-founder, Wallfort Financial Services Ltd. One of the largest institutional broking firms of India) and  Venture Catalysts brings lethal combination of Capital, Mentoring and Business Network to help investee companies to succeed.

With an end-goal of disrupting the Seed Investment industry, VCats will be looking to integrate services to address the various start-up requirements on a single platform. The company is looking to have about 800-1000 active angels onboard its platform in the near future.