TiE Women Grand Finale
Aug 28, 2020
03:45 PM - 06:45 PM (Asia/Kolkata)

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TiE Women Grand Finale:

TiE Women is a global initiative that was designed by TiE Global in partnership with empoWer, an initiative of Zone Startups,  to empower, embrace, and encourage women entrepreneurs from different walks of life. This program supports early to late-stage startups with immersive masterclasses and mentorship which have been curated to help them scale their product/solution. At the end of the regional level program, we will be shortlisting 1 winner who will then represent our chapter at the TiE Women Global finale happening in Dubai.

We are proud to announce that we have successfully arrived at the last leg of the cohort and will be taking our top 8 entrepreneurs to the Grand Finale happening on the 28th of August 2020. We are pleased to invite you to join us at the TiE Women Chapter Level Grand Finale!

Chief Guest of Honor

Mohandas Pai, Chairman at Aarin Capital and Manipal Global Education

Mohandas Pai is a Padma Shri Awardee and former CFO and Board Member at Infosys. He is also the co-founder of Akshaya Patra, the world's largest midday meal program, and works actively with government and regulators on policy recommendations and guidelines. Mohan has served as the Chairman of the Board of SEBI, and is now a Board Member of the National Stock Exchange in India. He has emerged as one of India's most prolific angel investors. He has helped start over 10 different funds in venture, growth, and public markets. He also leads a private equity fund - Aarin Capital - along with Manipal Group Chairman Ranjan Pai that invests in life sciences and education companies. A selection of the companies include Byju's, Counsyl, ZoomCar, Praxify, YourStory, and Licious. 

Keynote Speaker

Vani Kola, Managing Director at Kalaari Capital

Vani Kola is the Founder and Managing Director of Kalaari Capital, one of India’s leading early-stage venture capital firms. She is a proponent for India’s digital opportunity to create next-gen large scale companies, which will scale globally. Having been a 2x entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, Vani's investment philosophy is derived from her successful entrepreneurial experiences. This includes recognizing young, first-time entrepreneurs with passion and perseverance. Vani values integrity in interactions as the key to building deep relationships. She enjoys mentoring entrepreneurs and guiding them into becoming seasoned business leaders.

Grand Jury:

1. Ankita Vashistha, CEO and Founder at SAHA Fund

Experienced Venture Capital Investor and Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry. Passionate about entrepreneurship and working with startups with a vision to scale across markets. Founder of India's first venture capital fund to invest and promote women entrepreneurship in technology - Saha Fund. Currently very interested in looking at companies in the women wellness and mental health space. Passionate about the dramatic impact, technology can make in the healthcare space.

2. Sandeep Kapoor, Founder & Managing Partner at Algo Legal

Sandeep’s vision for Algo Legal stemmed from his deep passion to find simple solutions for complicated legal issues through the adoption of technology and the efficiencies it brings to the legal profession..  Prior to Algo Legal, Sandeep spent 9 years at Sequoia Capital, where he was Sequoia’s first legal hire globally. He left Sequoia in 2019 as Director – Legal for S.E.Asia. His experience spans over 1,500 investment rounds, including fresh investments, follow on rounds and exits across multiple jurisdictions.

3. S Viswanatha Prasad, Founder & Managing Director at Caspian Impact Investment

Prasad founded Caspian, now seen as leader in Impact Investing in India. With over Rs 1,200 Crores under management, Caspian has created and managed multiple funds, which have made pioneering investments that have created market leaders of global quality and scale. Caspian combines innovative financing and management techniques in a social development paradigm to unlock the value in this sector. It provides a wide range of financial services built on flexibility, innovation and speed to its partners.

4. Sanjay Swamy, Managing Partner at Prime Venture Partners

Sanjay is the founding Managing Partner at Bangalore-based Priven Advisors, investment advisory to Prime Venture Partners, along with three amazing partners, Shripati Acharya, Amit Somani & Raj Mashruwala. Prime Venture has actively invested in early-stage companies in India that are riding the Digital India revolution. They work closely with entrepreneurs early in their journey in a model that embodies their deep conviction in the team and the market opportunity.

5. Saroja Yeramilli, CEO & Founder at Melorra

Saroja has over 20 years of experience in Consumer goods’ Sales and Marketing, Retailing, Advertising. She has proven her expertise in generating consumer demand and creating strong profitable brands. She has also proven her expertise in setting up and running multi-center Retail chain operations- both franchisee and company owned models. Saroja is also a part of the core team of four that scripted a turn-around story in Retailing in India, Tanishq. 

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