After a successful first edition, India Pitch Fest 2 aims to bring together marquee VCs and early stage startups to boost investment opportunities and help support early stage founders in growth.
The second edition will witness VC firms like Enzia Ventures, Eximius Ventures, PointOne Capital and Theia Ventures join the panel of investors.
More than 500 startups participated in the first edition and 12 startups from the first edition are in advanced talks with partner VCs for fundraising.
Ankur Capital, an early stage venture capital fund investing in startups with transformative technologies for the next billion Indians is back again with the second edition of ‘India Pitch Fest’, a phygital networking and pitching event. It aims to empower early stage startups by giving them a chance to access fundraising via multiple partner VCs, networking and other corporate benefits post the selection process. The first edition of India Pitch Fest saw participation from more than 500 startups with 12 startups being in advanced talks to raise funding from partner VCs. The second edition will witness VC firms like Enzia Ventures, Eximius Ventures, Theia Ventures & PointOne Capital join the panel of investors. With the rise in COVID cases again, there is an imminent breakdown of structured interaction between VCs and startups, especially at the most formative stage. To counter that and to cultivate an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship, India Pitch Fest 2.0 will be held in-person on 2nd February 2022 in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi, and virtually on 3rd February 2022 for startups outside these cities. The event is open for early stage startups from all sectors working on innovative solutions and ideas that aim to disrupt the way consumers, industries and businesses operate. Shreyansh Singhal, AVP- Investments at Ankur Capital shared his excitement in launching the second edition of the India Pitch Fest. He stated “ At Ankur, we value the opportunity to connect with diverse entrepreneurs from the startup ecosystem. During the event last year we got a chance to enable interactions with several early-stage companies. Furthermore, we continue to collaborate with the community by mentoring startups with our partner networks. As COVID-19 continues to affect us, we are continuously trying to improve on how we can serve the startup community. This time around too, for the India Pitch Fest, we are planning a phygital event where we plan to utilise the best of both online and offline worlds to provide access to various resources including capital.” Registrations close on 26th Jan 2022 and shortlisted startups will get to pitch at the phygital event. To register and participate in the event, click here - bit.ly/IPF2022