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Friday, June 28 • 11:15am - 1:00pm
Reverse Pitch

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As social entrepreneurs, you pitch to investors all the time. How about we turn the tables and get investors to pitch you on why you should take investments from them!?
At the Future Forum, Reverse Pitch will get investors to sell themselves to social entrepreneurs. 5 minute elevator piches from investors to present their ideas of investment rationale, sectors in focus specific strengths and value propositions they bring to potential investees. And then we leave the floor open to you for questions. 

Impact investments and grant-based funding are growing in India. With stories of both successes and failures, investors and social entrepreneurs have gained immense confidence and experience. However, to flourish a healthy ecosystem, it is important to have an honest two-way communication. Reverse Pitch is about this very two-way communication. 

Moderators
avatar for Vishnu Swaminathan

Vishnu Swaminathan

Country Director, Ashoka Innovators for the Public
Vishnu joins Ashoka with more than 14 years of experience as Entrepreneur and innovator. He started two companies in Singapore in the areas of Financial transactions & Animation technology. After one of the companies was acquired he moved to India to head a leadership school based in Pune, where he led the school's social effort by creating a independent Centre for Social Development. He started his career as a 3D and Film Special effects... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Kushal Agrawal

Kushal Agrawal

Aspada Investment Advisors
Kushal is the Investment Manager at Aspada Investment Advisors. Previously, he was the Financial Controller at Zovi.com, an e-commerce start-up funded by SAIF Partners and Tiger Global, where he laid the foundation of strong finance and compliance systems. Having also worked at large organizations, ITC and PwC, he brings a rich experience in building finance processes, financial analysis, accounts and audit.
avatar for Karuna Jain

Karuna Jain

Acumen
Karuna has two years of investing experience with the $175M Aditya Birla private equity fund and $600M Milestone Capital real estate fund. She has also spent four years with the Aditya Birla Group and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories in textiles, cement and pharmaceuticals businesses across finance and M&A roles.
avatar for Ajit Kanitkar

Ajit Kanitkar

Ford Foundation
Ajit Kanitkar works on livelihood and economic security issues in the foundation's New Delhi office. His grant making helps link rural producers and artisans with larger commercial partners to reach markets and realize better wages and incomes. He is focused particularly on expanding opportunities for women, tribal and other marginalized communities.
avatar for Pranav Nahar

Pranav Nahar

Grassroots Business Fund
Pranav Nahar is GBF’s Regional Manager for Asia. He is a member of the Management Committee at GBF and its Internal Investment Committee and overseas the Asian Markets including India and Indonesia where GBF has active investments and staff. He has lived and worked over 14 years in Chennai, Oslo, London, New York, Mumbai , Melbourne & New Delhi where he is currently based. 
avatar for Vidya Shah

Vidya Shah

CEO, EdelGive Foundation
Vidya is responsible for giving strategic direction to EdelGive Foundation and guiding its overall development. | | Formerly the CFO of the Edelweiss Group, Vidya worked with ICICI, Peregrine and NM Rothschild during her 19-year career in investment banking. She was also deeply involved with Edelweiss’ philanthropy programme. | | Vidya has a Bachelors degree in Commerce and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Ashoka Fellows
avatar for CV Madhukar

CV Madhukar

PRS Legislative Research
C.V. Madhukar is changing citizens’ roles in Indian democracy by opening the process of lawmaking to greater public engagement and scrutiny. He provides citizen organizations, lawmakers, and the general public with vital information about policy issues, and creates forums for these groups to communicate with each other.


Friday June 28, 2013 11:15am - 1:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune

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