Start-ups from around the globe are joining the emerging Unicorn/Decacorn board. It’s time to supercharge more people to pursue their passion and create the Next Revolution. As the industry continues to witness capital inflow, the growth trajectory for start-ups is unstoppable.

However, the tricky part is not just to equip start-ups on aspects of valuation and fundraising but also to create a solid understanding of the VC/PE ecosystem and the latest trends thereof; understand the intricacies of the perfect term sheet, and arrive at the optimal quantum and mix of capital raising.

Avener Capital in association with Mint and VCCircle, is launching 'A-Raise' - a unique platform connecting start-ups in the Series A - Series B stage with likeminded investors. If you are a confident start-up founder aiming to accelerate to the future, this platform is just for you. You can pitch your ideas & innovations to investors and skyrocket your businesses. As an investor, this unified platform allows you to explore new ideas and identify the right business plans & founders curated and aligned to your beliefs and future growth.


The rise of PE & VC Investments in 2022

Masterclass on Deciphering the Art of Raising Next Rounds

29th September, Jio convention center, Mumbai

Given the series of Unicorns established in recent times, every founder is lured by the start-up dream. However, those in the market understand how and why valuing their start-up ventures is notoriously hard. Further, the primary dilemma that founders find themselves in is deciding upon the right amount to raise and when—

  • Raise too much money, and risk over-diluting yourself
  • Raise too little, and risk having too few resources to scale to the next level.

Nonetheless, the ask is how to — find the fundraising sweet spot for YOUR start-up; attract venture capital for YOUR business; aligning your vision with the vision of the investors.

Avener Capital’s masterclass in association with VCCircle, will equip start-ups on aspects of valuation and fundraising. This exclusive session will create a solid understanding of the VC/PE ecosystem and the latest trends thereof; understand the intricacies of the perfect term sheet, and arrive at the optimal quantum and mix of capital raising.

New Valuation Techniques

Achieving Optimal Dilution

Fundraising Process and System

Key Documentation and Legal Aspects


5:00 PM onwards
  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    Introduction to PE/VC Fundraising - a Start-Up's perspective

    Topics covered:

    • Journey of fund raising
    • Fundraising strategy
    • Pitfalls and challenges

    Manish Lunia, Co-Founder,

  • 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

    Fund raising for Start-up companies

    Topics Covered:

    • Timeline for successive fund raise
    • Optimal Dilution
    • Fund raising process and system

    Shivam Bajaj, Founder & CEO, Avener Capital

  • 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM

    Challenge of Scaling in the Times of Cautious Investments

    Topics Covered:

    • What do investors look for?
    • Blueprinting for the Series B round and beyond
    • Common pitfalls

    Vikram Gawande, Investor, Blume Ventures

3:30 PM onwards
  • 3:30 PM – 3:40 PM

    Welcome Address

    Introductions and Agenda run through

  • 3:40 PM – 4:30 PM

    Start-Up Huddle

    Each start-up to be briefed on the important aspects of pitching 

  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

    Investor Briefing

    Each Investor to be briefed on each of the start-up pitching on the day, and the evaluation framework

  • 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Pitch Sessions

    2 Pitching Rooms with like minded investors grouped together
    Each Pitch session to be of 20 mins each including Q&A
    Pitch feedback to be collected on a pre-designed evaluation form circulated with all investors

  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Investor Lounge

    Dinner and Drinks


Masterclass Trainers


Manish Lunia


Shivam Bajaj

Founder and CEO, Avener Capital

Vikram Gawande

Investor, Blume Ventures

Speakers 2022


Kanika Mayar

Partner, Vertex Ventures

Anand Datta

Principal, Nexus Venture Partners

Gaurav Ranjan

Vice President, Prime Ventures

Vineet Agarwal

Investor, Antler India

Parag Dhol

General Partner/Venture Capital, Athera Venture Partners

Umang Agarwal

Principal, Eight Roads Ventures

Kanishk Tyagi

Investor, Alpha Wave Global

Sumit Keshan

Managing Partner, Venture Capital | Wipro Consumer Care - Ventures

VS Kannan Sitaram

Partner, Fireside Ventures

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