Notes from Startup Exits and M&A Forum

It’s important for both the companies - the company being acquired and the acquirer - to evaluate not just products, services and financials but also whether there is culture fit between the leadership and the team at large.

⁠Due Diligence can bring to light compliance issues as well some times and it is ok. As long as it does not show gross negligence or mis-representation in data, Due Diligence typically goes through.

Diligence at the time of acquisition and diligence at the time of fund-raising are quite different. At the time of acquisition, it is much more focused on team, technology, GTM channels and financials while diligence at the time of fund raising is mostly legal and financial with some attention to other aspects.

It’s difficult for startups to plan for an exit. The plan should be created to become valuable for customers - everything else typically follows.
eChai Business Partner Program

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

Preferred eChai Business Partners
MICAverse
MICAverse : The Metaverse Lab
Mantras2Success
Helping you Hire, Retain & Manage Talent across India, USA, UK, Canada & Australia.
Bootstart
Bootstart is a coworking space with presence in Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Goa.
Coworking Spaces
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
Because
Full stack Branding and Marketing agency. Helping businesses turn into brands.
Creative and Marketing Agencies
Hearty Mart
Hearty Mart brings the 21st century retail format to the rural and semi urban market.
Ahmedabad 100, Food
Creatosaurus
Creatosaurus simplifies the workflow of creators & teams with an all-in-one creator stack to tell stories at scale.
Marketing Tools
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
Draper Startup House
Enabling Startup Communities through living and working spaces!
Coworking Spaces, Investment Partners
IBGrid
An all-in-one investment banking solution for India
Fundraising
Redicine Medsol
Creating a device to improve medical adherence for cardiac & cancer patients
Healthcare
Timechain Labs
Timechain labs is a global professional blockchain development services company with leading capabilities in blockchain solutions.
DevX
Collaborative workspaces that ignites innovation and a Venture Fund also.
Ahmedabad 100, Coworking Spaces, Fundraising, Investment Partners
STIR Advisors
Driving business growth with strategic M&A, business consultancy, and advanced financial models
Allevents
Discover Events Happening in Your City
Ahmedabad 100, SaaS Startups
ES Healthcare Centre
Gujarat's first premium healthcare centre, Your one stop solution for all medical essentials.
Healthcare
58Miles
We design and make the most exciting and functional bags.
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
Candour Legal
Candour legal is India's top-rated law firm providing all legal services under one roof.
Legal Services
Pro Zero Carbon
Helping companies reach net zero through their comprehensive software and data backed sustainability solutions.
Climate Tech
FirstSales.io
The only outreaching tool you will need to generate leads on autopilot.
Mumbai 100, SaaS Startups
LegalWiz.in
Leading Legal Tech company enabling startups & MSMEs to #StartProtectManage business through online CA, CS & legal services.
Ahmedabad 100, LegalTech
Biziverse
Empowering Indian Businesses with Easy and Powerful ERP + CRM Software to Increase Sales and Optimize Operations.
SaaS Startups
CoKarma
CoKarma is a coworking space and a community of entrepreneurs, creatives and businesses in Hyderabad.
Coworking Spaces
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.