The Indian startup ecosystem has reached $13.7 billion investment, across 820 deals in 2017. Foreign investments formed an important share of the investments and non-US investors’ pool mainly from Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Europe is growing on a rapid pace. According to NASSCOM’s recent report “Indian startup-up ecosystem”, there are 500+ active investors in India, including 70+ active foreign angel investors.
Here’s a unique platform by swissnex India, tailor-made for Swiss Angels and Investors to explore and engage with the Indian startup ecosystem…
The delegation would include Swiss angels and VCs as under:
− Institutional investors and members of angel groups from Switzerland
− VCs who wish to explore co-investments with India-based counterparts
− Swiss Family offices
Being part of this program offers Swiss startup experts a unique opportunity to:
− Develop a better understanding of the Indian startup ecosystem
− Access a wide network of peers, mentors and industry experts in India
− Establish connections and first partnerships for exchange of startups, experts and co-investments including the legal requirements of co-investing in India
− Boost the recognition of your portfolio in India with accelerators, investors, and corporates
− Engage with Indian startups with a scientific background especially on their methods of scaling up
− Become pioneers of a Swiss-Indian investor pool community
− Discovery of mutual strengths and possible exchange between India and Switzerland in the fields of startup, startup investments and joint programs
− Institution to institution connect for exchange of startups, experts and best practises
− India market entry for your portfolio Swiss startups
− Cross border co-investment strategies for Swiss & India investors
We recommend that you arrive by the evening of 30th October or latest by midnight
Wednesday, 31st October: Cross-border startup investment conference (letsignite.in) curated by swissnex India with local partner LetsVenture. Including country panel, Indian marquee investors, legal aspects of cross-border startup investments, startup pitches, networking. Swiss startup investors admitted by default.
Thursday, 1st November: swissnex India’s coaching including cultural sensitisation, 1:1 meeting with pre-identified startups or peer investors, visit of an accelerator or open innovation corporate.
Friday, 2nd November: Free day to organise your own follow-on meetings. It should be possible to depart the same night or next morning.
swissnex India will charge only CHF 250 per participant as administrative fees. The logistics of the program is hence self-funded by participants. The self-borne total cost would be approximately CHF 1’700-2’200 as follows:
Return economy flights (approx. 950-1300 CHF), accommodation (approx. 400 CHF for 4 nights), and Visa (approx. 200 CHF). Travel and health/accident insurance need to be organised by the participants.
swissnex India will send multiple entry business visa invitations to final participants by 5th October 2018.
4 July 2018 – Applications open, please get in touch via email
4 July – 5 September 2018 – 1:1 discussion with interested individuals on needs
6 September 2018 – Applications close
25 September 2018 – Participants profiles and final program
5 October 2018 – Business VISA invitation for participants
31 October–2 November 2018 – Swiss angels and investors in India 2018
Seats are open to a Maximum of 20 Swiss Angels, Investors and VCs. swissnex India will confirm registrations on a rolling basis.
If you wish to participate in this exclusive program, please write to Prateek Khare, Head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at swissnex India. Do let us know your top three expectations from the program while applying, for us to customise and make the program more as relevant as possible for you!