#Throwback

🇮🇳 #Bangalore: Would you attend a startup demo day on a Saturday evening?

4 years since I last saw Jatin at DSH Singapore for eChai Ventures, we finally caught up IRL – this time co-hosting an eChai #startup pitch event and #investor panel discussion at DSH Bangalore. Our roof was filled with 130+ #entrepreneurs and investors.

Here are some learnings:

⏳45 DAYS to 6 MONTHS

Is the duration for which due diligence, getting a term sheet, to receiving money in the bank can take up to in the process of startups #fundraising (as a gauge) 🪙

📚 RESOURCES

– Venture Deals by Brad Feld is a great read to prepare founders who are #raisingcapital

indianvcs.com is a pooled resource built by some VC folks, for entrepreneurs to have access to investor contacts (built with Notion 🔥)

🤝🏼 KEEP IT PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL

– Before reaching out to an investor, research on the fund and what they invest in.

– Be genuine and authentic. Dishonesty is a red flag; The industry is interconnected, and will soon find out 🚩



Seeing is believing. I wouldn't have imagined a pitch night on a weekend evening being full house, and the energy is uplifting.

Thanks a ton to the investors for their valuable insights (Vijetha, Himansu, Bikramjeet, Mohammed Amaan Memon) and all the entrepreneurs who came to share their vision and business ideas with us 🚀 ... Not forgetting one of the best hyper-connectors and startup enablers around: Jatin 💯


WHO SHOULD I MEET NEXT? 😁
I've been here for two weeks already, but will be based out of Draper Startup House #India for the next couple more – I'm happy to connect with #founders, #startups, #investors, ecosystem partners and would love to meet others who are also enabling the startup community! Thanks for the recs 🙌🏼


Loving this journey so far!
Stay tuned for updates from BLR 🇮🇳
eChai Business Partner Program

eChai Business Partner Program helps businesses and organisations get visibility and engagement within the eChai network.

Preferred eChai Business Partners
LegalWiz.in
Leading Legal Tech company enabling startups & MSMEs to #StartProtectManage business through online CA, CS & legal services.
Ahmedabad 100, LegalTech
CoKarma
CoKarma is a coworking space and a community of entrepreneurs, creatives and businesses in Hyderabad.
Coworking Spaces
FirstSales.io
The only outreaching tool you will need to generate leads on autopilot.
Mumbai 100, SaaS Startups
The Headquarters
The Headquarters is a flexible office space provider who renders services in fully furnished offices, Managed offices and co-working offices. They have presence in 15 buildings with a portfolio of 3,75,000 Sft in Hyderabad.
Coworking Spaces
Candour Legal
Candour legal is India's top-rated law firm providing all legal services under one roof.
Legal Services
Growth Iris
A digital agency built to help SaaS companies find their GTM and generate leads willing to buy subscriptions.
Creative and Marketing Agencies
ZenDevX
ZenDevX is a NoCode development platform to develop enterprise-grade web applications, back-office admin panels, and REST-API for mobile apps.
Development Tools, SaaS Startups
Timechain Labs
Timechain labs is a global professional blockchain development services company with leading capabilities in blockchain solutions.
Pro Zero Carbon
Helping companies reach net zero through their comprehensive software and data backed sustainability solutions.
Climate Tech
STIR Advisors
Driving business growth with strategic M&A, business consultancy, and advanced financial models
Biziverse
Empowering Indian Businesses with Easy and Powerful ERP + CRM Software to Increase Sales and Optimize Operations.
SaaS Startups
ES Healthcare Centre
Gujarat's first premium healthcare centre, Your one stop solution for all medical essentials.
Healthcare
Hearty Mart
Hearty Mart brings the 21st century retail format to the rural and semi urban market.
Ahmedabad 100, Food
IBGrid
An all-in-one investment banking solution for India
Fundraising
Zepul
Zepul has developed an AI enabled Talent Acquisition marketplace to help companies find the right candidates and vice versa by engaging community recruiters on demand.
HR Tools and Agencies
Allevents
Discover Events Happening in Your City
Ahmedabad 100, SaaS Startups
Draper Startup House
Enabling Startup Communities through living and working spaces!
Coworking Spaces, Investment Partners
Bootstart
Bootstart is a coworking space with presence in Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Goa.
Coworking Spaces
58Miles
We design and make the most exciting and functional bags.
Creatosaurus
Creatosaurus simplifies the workflow of creators & teams with an all-in-one creator stack to tell stories at scale.
Marketing Tools
MICAverse
MICAverse : The Metaverse Lab
Mantras2Success
Helping you Hire, Retain & Manage Talent across India, USA, UK, Canada & Australia.
DevX
Collaborative workspaces that ignites innovation and a Venture Fund also.
Ahmedabad 100, Coworking Spaces, Fundraising, Investment Partners
Redicine Medsol
Creating a device to improve medical adherence for cardiac & cancer patients
Healthcare
Because
Full stack Branding and Marketing agency. Helping businesses turn into brands.
Creative and Marketing Agencies
About eChai Business Partner Program:

eChai Business Partner Program helps businesses and organisations get visibility and engagement within the eChai network.

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

eChai Business Partner program starts with Rs. 50,000+GST per year.

You can reach out to Jatin Chaudhary, Co-Founder, eChai Ventures over WhatsApp or over email at [email protected] to explore more about it.