From startup to acquisition for a consulting company: The Magic Behind the Merge

Nov 7, 2020, 5:30 – 6:45 AM

Finalizing the acquisition of your company is a momentous accomplishment! Rushikesh Kulkarni, who co-Founded Simplicity Creations in 2012 and got acquired by iLink Systems in Jan 2020 shares his insight into the acquisition process and takes us down memory lane.

Virtual event

About this event

Rushikesh Kulkarni is an entrepreneur and a reliable strategist. He started his first company, Simplicity Creations in 2012 which was focused on delivering product development services to clients globally. Simplicity Creations got acquired by iLink Systems in Jan 2020. iLink Systems is a global consulting company delivering next generation digital transformation solutions.

After getting acquired Rushikesh is now CEO of IoT Business in iLink Systems. Rushikesh is an IoT enthusiast and comes from a technology background. Manging clients and teams across the globe, he focuses on client success and the global growth of the organization.  

In this session, Rushi will cover:

  • Learnings from Startup journey
  • Getting acquired and what companies look during acquisition
  • Preparing for acquisition & Acquisition Lessons
  • From the moment he began to consider an acquisition, to how he determined the right time to sell and the questions he asked along the way.

About Startup Grind:

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 115 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

The event will be broadcast by video conference. The link will be sent to all registered participants.

Event content:

Brief introduction of Startup Grind (5 min)

Conversation between Rushi and Àyush Jain (45min)

Question Time (10 mins)

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  • Rushikesh Kulkarni

    iLink Systems

    GM & Global Head – IoT


  • Ayush Jain




  • Ayush Jain


    Pune Director

  • Pravin Uttarwar



  • Pratap Basutkar

    Startup Grind

    Pune Co-Director


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