Top investors of the country attend India’s Biggest Startup Investors Summit – Wolf Den
5D Global Travel Solutions presents Wolf Den Investors Summit – A concept of Venture Wolf powered by House of Biryan, Associate Partner Bidwheelz and Networking Partner Card byte saw a pack house on Saturday – 20th May 2023 with some of the India’s biggest and top investors attending the summit. Some of the eminent fund houses, family offices, Angel Networks and fund managers present at the Summit were Credence Family Office, Patni Family Office, , Bharat Innovation Fund, Qi Ventures, EV2, Omnivore Partners, Inflexor Ventures, Equanimity Investments, Artha Venture Fund, Big Bull Eyes Investment, Ankur Capital, , Mumbai Angels, TIE India Angels / Rajasthan Angels, Lead Angels and many more.
Wolf Den Investors Summit 2023 intends to serve as a forum for the world’s top entrepreneurs, growth stage companies, investors, mentors, and eco system enablers for networking and contributing to India’s startup ecosystem.
The Chief Guest of the Summit was Mr. Ajay Thakur – Head at Bombay Stock Exchange for SME & Startup. Guest of Honor for the event was Mr. Pradeep Peshkar – Member, National Board for MSME at Government of India.
Eminent mentors like Mr. Devesh Chawla, Mr. Bhavesh Kothari and many more were present at the event.
The event started off with an insightful speech from Mr. Pradeep Peshkar – Member, National Board for MSME at Government of India who was also the Guest of Honor for the event. His speech was very insightful and full of inspiration for the new age and young entrepreneurs. Mr. Devang Raja – Founder of Venture Wolf felicitated him with an award as a small gesture of appreciation for his immense work done for MSMEs and Startups.
The second speaker for the day was Mr. Ajay Thakur – Head at Bombay Stock Exchange for SME & Startup. His dynamic and enthusiastic speech full of energy and passion lifted the sprits of the audience and left them mesmerized. Post his speech, Mr. Devang Raja – Founder of Venture Wolf felicitated him with an award as a small gesture of appreciation for his great work done for SMEs and Startups.
Post both the speaker sessions, India’s top investors were felicitated by Mr. Pradeep Peshkar and Mr. Ajay Thakur for their investments done and to recognize their contribution for work done in the startup eco-system.
There were six categories of awards at the Wolf Den Investors Summit
The first Category of Awards was for Family Office.
The first award in this category went to Credence Family Office for being the Sector Agnostic Family Office Investor 2022. Mr. Kapil Hingorani – President collected the award for Credence Family Office.
The second award in this category went to Patni Family Office for being the best Technology Family Office Investor of 2022. Mr Ankur Shah – Vice President collected the award.
The next set of Awards were for Fund Houses. Following fund houses bagged the awards:
- Bharat Innovation Fund for being the VC of the Year 2022 in DeepTech category. Ashwin Raguraman – Co-Founder and Partner collected the award – Qi Ventures for Enterprising VC of 2022. Vinod Keni – Co-Founder/Managing Partner collected the award.
- EV2 got Investor of the Year 2022 for Clean Tech & EV Space. Karan Mittal- Partner of the Fund was happy to collect the award on behalf of his team.
- Omnivore Partners received Investor of the Year 2022 in AgriTech space. Imran Khan – CFO at Omnivore Partners collected the award for Omnivore Partners.
- Inflexor Ventures received VC of the Year 2022- B2B – Deep Tech, Parmi Doshi collected the award for Inflexor Ventures –
The next set of Awards was for Angel Network.
- Mumbai Angels received Most Active Angel Network of 2022. Tejaswini Gupta collected the award on behalf of Mumbai Angels.
The next set of Awards was for Angel Investor – Individual Category
- Mahavir Sharma got the Most Active Angel Investor of 2022 and Nimish Thakkar of Big Bull Eyes Investments got an award for Emerging Angel Investor of the Year 2022
The next set of Awards was for Ecosystem Enablers
- Chatur Idea received an award for Most promising startup enabling platform 2022. Devesh Chawla – Founder collected the award.
- Billennium Divas got an award for Women Entrepreneurs Platform of the Year 2022- Bhavesh Kothari collected the award on behalf of Meenal Kothari for this Post the awards distribution, the summit held its first panel discussion where the panellist were:
Ankur Shah – Vice President, Patni Financial Advisors (Patni Family Office),
Kapil Hingorani – President, Credence Family Office
Mahavir Pratap Sharma – Chair, TIE India Angels and Rajasthan Angels and
Ashwin Raguraman – Co-Founder and Partner, Bharat Innovation Fund
As the startup ecosystem is going through a slowdown, what better topic then “Funding Winter and Way Forward.” As the panel had a perfect mix of family office, Fund House and Angel Network entrepreneurs got a 360-degree view of what goes into taking and making decisions in such conditions. The session was an insightful session that gave an audience a better insight and knowledge about find raising during Funding Winter.
Post the first panel discussion, Wolf Den Investors Summit saw 4 award winning startups in their category pitch to a large audience in the auditorium and the investors present at the event. The first start up to present was 5D Global Travel Solutions, a travel tech company that is now looking to ramp up its operations with help of modern-day technology. The young and dynamic co-founder of 5D Global Travel Solutions, Mr. Atanu Das took everyone through his company’s journey followed by Mr. Nanvin Kapur and Mr. Dhruv Kapur pitching in for Card byte, an app that will change the future of networking. Nakul Khandelwal came in and briefed all about his non cash burn business model at Bidwheelz and how they are looking to grown in future. The final one before the lunch was House of Biryan who surprised all with their AI & IOT method of making Biryani. Mohammed Bhol who is a third-generation entrepreneur briefed all about how he is changing his family business into a growth model using modern take technology.
Post lunch it was time for the second panel discussion on the topic – “Why are loss making startups valued so high?”
The panel comprised of veterans like Vinod Keni (Co-Founder/Managing Partner), Sushanto Mitra (Founder &CEO Lead Angels), Karan Mittal (Partner at Ev2 Ventures), Imran Khan (CFO at Omnivore), Parmi Doshi (Associate Vice President at Inflexor Ventures).
Post the second panel discussion the event was spilt into three segments where closed door pitches presented their business to investors that comprised of fund houses, family offices and angel networks in a conference room. Open stage startups got an opportunity to pitch about their startups to audience present in the auditorium and delegates who wanted to build their business network moved on to the networking area to meet and network with like-minded entrepreneurs.
The event was supported by AQB Events and Marketing, Print Media Partner Navabharat, Podcast Partner Zed Medium, Workspace partner Meetings & Offices, Tech Partner All India IT Services, Outreach Partners – Way2World, Business Upside – India, Business Upside – USA and IHQ Reviews along with our supporting partners of the event Billium Divas and Raise Money.
The event successfully concludes by 5 pm.
India needs more of such events for the startup ecosystem to grow and get all stakeholders under one roof. WOLF DEN, India’s biggest startup event, concluded with resounding success, leaving a lasting impact on the startup ecosystem and inspiring a new wave of innovation. WOLF DEN brought together passionate entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders and startup enthusiasts from around the world.
WOLF DEN proved to be a hub of knowledge exchange, collaboration, and opportunity creation. WOLF DEN showcased the immense potential and creativity present in the startup landscape, fostering an environment of learning, networking and growth.
Throughout WOLF DEN, numerous success stories emerged, underscoring the positive influence of the event on the participating startups. Entrepreneurs shared their journeys, breakthroughs, and lessons learned, inspiring others with their resilience and determination. WOLF DEN’s focus on fostering collaboration and providing a platform for startups to connect with investors, mentors, and potential partners has resulted in tangible outcomes, with several partnerships and investment opportunities being initiated during the event.