About the event

India has fast emerged as the world’s second largest Internet market. India’s Internet economy is expected to reach $US 150 billion by 2018. Since 2012, nearly $15 billion have been invested in Tech startups in India and over 300 M&A deals have been made. Major US technology companies including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Nutanix, Cisco, Intel, and Salesforce are aggressively expanding in India through organic investments and/or acquisitions of local startups.

StartupBridge India conference aims to foster cross-border partnerships, collaboration, and open up investment / acquisition opportunities for US Tech companies in India. The event is organized by TiE Silicon Valley, iSPIRT, and Stanford Center for International Development (SCID) on December 2, 2016 at Stanford University.

 

Highlights

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Why attend ?

  • Meet over 30 exciting tech startups from India in a structured setting
  • Learn about recent policy changes from top government officials
  • Hear from experienced entreprenuers about pitfalls and workarounds of doing M&A in India
  • Understand the broad perspective of Indian startup-market landscape
  • Meet with people who can help you engage on a ‘pro-bono’ basis with India

Agenda

Confirmed Speakers

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Dheeraj is the Founder, CEO & Chairman of Nutanix. He brings a wealth of experience of working at high growth enterprise software companies. Prior to founding Nutanix, Dheeraj was the VP of Engineering at Aster Data (now Teradata), where he helped build the product and its engineering team from the ground up. At Oracle, he managed the storage engine group for Oracle Database/Exadata, and co-authored numerous patents in the area of distributed databases. Dheeraj’s entrepreneurial spirit has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards including Dell’s Founders 50 and the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon Valley. Dheeraj is a Ph.D. dropout from University of Texas (Austin), where he was a Graduate Fellow of CS. He holds a BS in CS from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Kanpur), where he was adjudged the “Best All-Rounder Student Among All Graduating Students in All Disciplines” and bestowed with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

09:10 - 10:00

India emerging as Saas Hub

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Dheeraj Pandey

CEO, Nutanix

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10:20 - 10:40

Cross border Case Study - Israel

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Oded Hermoni

VC investor in Silicon Valley and Israel

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Neeraj Arora manages “all things business at WhatsApp”. Neeraj is the vice-president of business development for the multi-billion dollar company WhatsApp, now a part of the Facebook family. He studied mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, and received his Masters in Business Administration from the Indian School of Business in 2006. He made the front page of The Economic Times with his technology success story. Neeraj spent four years handling corporate development for Google Inc. before joining WhatsApp when it was still a fledgling startup in 2011.

16:10 - 16:50

Scale of China: The next 400 Million

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Neeraj Arora

All things Business at WhatsApp, Board Member Paytm

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09:10 - 10:00

India emerging as Saas Hub

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Anshu Sharma

Venture Partner, Storm Ventures

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10:20 - 10:40

Cross border Case Study - Israel

Speaker 1

Alon Girmonsky

Vice President, Business Unit Executive (BlazeMeter) at CA Technologies

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09:10 - 10:00

India emerging as Saas Hub

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Aneesh Reddy

Co-Founder & CEO at Capillary Technologies

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Kochar is the Director of the India Program at the Stanford Center for International Development (SCID). Prior to joining SCID, Kochar was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, Stanford University. Her research focuses on the micro-economics of development, and specifically on issues related to education, health, credit, population, inequality and the effectiveness of government programs. Her research has been published in leading journals, including the American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy. Kochar received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. She also holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Chicago.

11:40 - 11:50

Stanford Center for International Development - India Program

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Anjini Kochar

Director, SCID India Program and Senior Research Scholar

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16:10 - 16:50

Scale of China: The next 400 Million

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Ashish Gupta

Credit Suisse

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11:20 - 11:40

Playbook to doing deals in India!

Speaker 1

Aysswarya Murthi

Head - Corporate & M&A, USA and Head - Silicon Valley Office at Nishith Desai Associates

Speaker
09:10 - 10:00

India emerging as Saas Hub

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Dilawar Syed

President, Freshdesk

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Ezra Roizen

General Manager at Advsr, LLC

Speaker
11:20 - 11:40

Playbook to doing deals in India!

Speaker 1

John Dougery

Co-Founder & Managing Director Inventus Capital Partners

Speaker
11:20 - 11:40

Playbook to doing deals in India!

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Joe Bryant

Associate Investment Director UCLA Investment Company

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Doc Vaidhyanathan

Adivsor at Advsr

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M. Thiyagarajan (Rajan)

Fellow & Head M&A Connect, iSPIRT

Speaker
16:10 - 16:50

Scale of China: The next 400 Million

Speaker 1

Manish Duggar

Practo - Chief Financial Officer

Speaker
11:20 - 11:40

Playbook to doing deals in India!

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Manav Garg

CEO & Founder, eka software

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Manu Rekhi

Director Inventus Capital Partners. Board Director Activity Hero, FarFaria, Credit Sesame, GENWI

Speaker
09:10 - 10:00

India emerging as Saas Hub

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Nitin Bhatia

Managing Director at Signal Hill

Speaker
09:00 - 09:10

Kickoff and Welcome Remarks

Speaker 1

Raju Reddy

Board Member at Hitachi Payments

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Ms. Tandon is Board Member of San Francisco Bangalore
Sister City Initiative in Silicon Valley and is Co-Chair of its SFIndia focus. She is also an Advisor to Bay Area Economic
Council in Silicon Valley. She Co-chaired the National Briefing
for the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative’s Mayoral
delegation to Bangalore, India in November 2013. She is a
Board Member of TeleVital, a Real Time Telemedicine
Company with technology emanating from Silicon Valley, USA.
Founder & Chair of IndUS Setu Global Foundation, she has
been successfully building and sustaining relationships with
global leaders across public and private sector over a decade.
Setu hosts and catalyzes dialog between global Indian
Diaspora leaders and key policy makers of their respective
countries addressing socio-political-economic issues.
Setu has hosted discussions and conferences at premier
institutions such as, Stanford University, Columbia University
and in conjunction with President Mikhail Gorbachev’s
Foundation, State of the World Forum. Setu sponsored and helped launch SAARC Interfaith Harmony
Conclave. Ms. Tandon spearheaded a conference initiated by former Indian President Abdul Kalam to address
unity in diversity. She co-chaired and Setu co- sponsored the Silicon Valley – Delhi, Healthcare & IT
Entrepreneurship & Women Empowerment Delegation to India in December 2013.
Ms. Tandon is a recipient of the prestigious Bharat Nirman Award, from Maharashtra Government, for her
excellence in community work, promoting entrepreneurship amongst women and for gender empowerment.

10:20 - 10:40

Cross border Case Study - Israel

Speaker 1

Priya Tandon

Founder & Chair of IndUS Setu Global Foundation

Speaker
11:20 - 11:40

Playbook to doing deals in India!

Speaker 1

Saurabh Srinivasan

Head of Corporate Development and Product Business Operations at Nutanix

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Sharad’s personal mantra is to lead big and small companies through orbit change.

Sharad is one of the active technology angel investors in India with about two dozen investments. Details at https://angel.co/sharad-sharma and http://www.letsventure.in/person/SharadSharma

Sharad is a passionate evangelist of the software product ecosystem in India. He is the co-founder and Governing Council member of iSPIRT. He was the Chair of NASSCOM Product Forum and a member of the Executive Council from 2009-13.

He has held a number of senior executive positions with leading technology companies. Most recently he was a SVP at Yahoo! and CEO of India R&D. Previously he turned around VERITAS operations in India. He also brought AT&T/Lucent R&D to India as an intrapreneur.

Sharad is also an entrepreneur. He co-founded Teltier, now part of Cisco, and is currently the CEO of BrandSigma Inc.

Speaker 1

Sharad Sharma

ISPIRT, Foundation Co-Founder

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09:00 - 09:10

Kickoff and Welcome Remarks

Speaker 1

Venktesh Shukla

Chairman at TiE Global & General Partner Monta Vista Capital

Speaker
16:10 - 16:50

Scale of China: The next 400 Million

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Vishal Anand

Chief Product Officer at Dailyhunt

Speaker
11:50 - 12:00

Team Indus

Speaker 1

Vivek Raghavan

CPM and Biometric Architect at Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)

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Venue

Stanford Center for International Development (SCID)
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building
366 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6015
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