More about Faraz Wadhwania

Independent Consultant

Former VC, DevX Venture Fund

Former Chief Investment Officer, Intents Mobi

An intellectual, hard-working, non-political value-adding member of the team. I have worked for more than FIVE different sectors just to understand that it requires you to be agile and enthusiastic to learn & contribute.

An MBA from Institute of Management, Nirma University I started working on my venture right from my graduation days and by the time I cleared the course, I already had my business up and running.

An entrepreneur turned ecosystem supporter trying to help budding startups in their journey that justifies my position that talks about "Innovation" and "Investment".

I am always up for a conversation over a coffee to discuss more about your startup!

It's your ability to produce leaders that make you stand out from others in the race.

DevX Venture Fund portfolio:

- Quixote Automotive Technologies: Connected Cars (Exited to Spinny)
- BigSpoon Foods: Cloud Kitchen
- Financepeer: Fintech (EdTech Lending) (Exited)
- The Healthy Company: D2C (Nutritional Healthcare)
- ExtraaEdge Technologies: Edtech Marketing SaaS
- Intents Mobi Technologies: Mobility & Transportation
- Plutomen Technologies: AR/VR for Enterprise SaaS
- SupplyNote (AdCount Technologies): HoReCa SaaS Platform
- Flo Mobility: Autonomous Tech Platform for Micro-mobility 
- Apeksha Gourmet Jar (TGJ): D2C (Food & Beverage)
- Growfitter: Health & Wellness

Apply on:

- Deal Sourcing and Curating suitable Startups for Accelerator Program & DVF
- Connecting with Angel Investors and VC’s to onboard them to DVF for co-investing opportunities.
- Strategising and supporting Fund avenues at DVF.

|Fundraising Alert|

I am humbled to share the news of the $100K fundraise of Bull Agritech as their Fundraising Advisor. Personally, this is the first instance of aiding a fundraiser as a consultant.

With the new infusion, Akassh P., Nilesh Bhalala, Jeet Shastri, Adishwar Jain and Shahin Patel have joined in on the capable.

The Backstory:

Thanks to our coffee connection, I met the founders of Bull Agritech Hit Desai and Divyajeetsinh Chauhan through Rushabh Shah of STIR Advisors with whom I met through Jatin Chaudhary of eChai Ventures. This was my first experience working with someone as an 
#investmentbanker to meet the capital requirements of a startup.

With our close engagement with the founders, we will continue to help them in their capital-raising journey.

About Bull Agritech:

📌 Bull Agritech aims to create India's largest #agricommodity #supplychain by leveraging technology and its network of farmers and commodity processors.

📌 BA facilitated trades worth 35 crores in 24 months. Over 6000 farmers chose BA for selling crops instead of local APMCs.

📌 After reporting a 200% YoY growth, the company aims to sustain a 25% MoM growth and expand in the less penetrated farmer financing market.

Special Shoutout:

We rooped in Khyati Jha from Spectrum Partners to manage the legal side of the transaction. It has now been 5+ deals with Khyati on the legal front in the last couple of years. Bunty Hudda from Hudda & Associates Company Secretaries LLP led the secretarial piece. Harshit Dave also worked as a supporting pillar for the deal.

I extend my heartiest congratulations and support to the Bull #agritech team in their journey to growth and success.

Featured speaker at previous eChai events:

Preferred eChai Business Partners

About eChai Business Partner Program:

eChai Ventures is a friendly global startup network that hosts engaging Startup Growth meetups in 10+ Countries and enables cross-border collaborations.

Key benefits:

  • Engagement at relevant in-person eChai Meetups (~4 meetups/year)
  • Listing on preferred eChai Business Partners page (1 year duration)
  • Feature on eChai.Ventures
You can reach out to Jatin Chaudhary, Co-Founder, eChai Ventures over WhatsApp or over email at [email protected] to explore more about it.