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How can Chinese companies crack the Indian market?
Join us for an exciting exchange session about Innovation in India. The following topics we will cover:
1. What are the big opportunities for Chinese investors and Startups in India?
2. How cross-border companies can be built between China and India?
3. What kind of startup ideas of China can succeed/not succeed in India?
4. Why it is a great time to start in India today?
Entrepreneur and Investor at Sequoia Capital
Prateek is an Associate in the technology investment team at Sequoia India. He is focused on early stage (seed and series a) startups in consumer internet and Ed-tech, with keen interest in cross border companies. Previously, Prateek was also founder of an Ed-tech startup and has consulted Fortune 500 technology companies on strategy at Bain and Company.
Serial Entrepreneur and Advisor at Sequoia Capital
Kunal Shah is an Indian serial entrepreneur and investor. Since dropping out of his MBA course, Kunal Shah has founded multiple startups since 2000. In his social media profiles he calls himself a ‘nomad’, and his LinkedIn profile credits him as 'Founder CEO' of multiple companies. In 2010, this Philosophy graduate co-founded fintech startup FreeCharge, in his home city Mumbai. It was later acquired by Snapdeal for a $400 million in 2015.
Besides being an entrepreneur, Shah is also an active angel investor. He has invested in a number of start-ups including Innov8, a co-working space provider; Gurugram-based used car marketplace Spinny; Zepo, e-commerce enabler for small businesses; online learning platform Unacademy; online business to business marketplace Bharat Bazaar, including many others. Shah has invested in more than 20 start-ups. Right now Kunal is a partner at Y Combinator, IAMAI chairman.
Shah’s other previous roles include advisory roles with AngelList, a US-based online platform that brings together start-ups, investors and people seeking jobs in technology start-ups. Shah is also an advisor to the board of Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd (Times Group), according to his LinkedIn profile.