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TiE the Knot – A Landmark in Early Stage Financing


Happy to share as part of the organizing committee of TiEcon Delhi, I helped launch “TiE the Knot” a first of its kind on-spot funding platform for early stage entrepreneurs. This exclusive forum a first of its kind in India created history & gave an opportunity to five shortlisted companies to pitch their business to select group of investors live on stage & covered by CNBC TV 18.

We received over 65+ applications for the program and after rigorous short listing and screening process involving senior TiE Charter members we showcased five companies to a group of renowned investors. Two of the five companies that were showcased received on spot commitments for funding right on the show.

Companies Showcased:-
•Happay – “Send & receive instant cash payments for peer to peer without swiping the card”.
•Incights – “Leaving identify thieves speechless, forget pins, password now comes authentication via your voice”
•Experifun- “Next generation science Kits selling to K-12 Schools promoted by entrepreneurs of IIM pedigree”
•Agastha – “A non-invasive device you can wear like a wrist-watch that constantly monitors your heart and gives an early warning of a heart attack”
•The Shopping Pro – “Confused while shopping? How about a live personal assistant who will not only help you shop but also ensure you get the right offers & rewards”

Investors Participated:-
Akshat Rathee, Nodwin Group
Anand Lunia, Indiaquotient
Dinesh Agarwal, IndiaMart
Gaurav Kuchru,Startup Super Fuel
Prashant Gulati, The Smart Start Fund
Shailesh Vickram Singh, Seed Fund
Sudhir Rao, IndusAge Advisors
Sunil Goyal, Your Nest Angel Fund
Vikram Gupta – Ivy Cap Ventures

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About Author:

Digbijoy has a wide ranging experience across diverse sectors, initially started his career in education marketing with reputed educational institutes and then subsequently joined the advertising and events industry to execute several projects including a state election campaign for a national party, conceptualizing and running a restaurant chain in Delhi and several other projects.

He joined the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Delhi), where he worked for over 3 years and drove various key initiatives like mentoring, deal flow, marketing, sponsorships etc and left his last position as Associate Director of the chapter in 2008 to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. He subsequently joined techTribe- India largest Career Networking platform where he served as director strategic relations and drove unique initiatives and partnerships for building and sustaining community engagement. Post techTribe he co founded an online supplemental education start-up – TenMarks Education INC. which was acquired by in October 2013.

Post TenMarks he lead Ennovent India as its country director which is an innovation accelerator. Ennovent provide services to accelerate innovations for sustainability in low-income markets in developing countries. It specializes in helping clients discover enterprises with novel solutions, develop business models to start-up enterprises, provide finance by facilitating early-stage investments and grow operations to scale profit and impact. Since 2008, Ennovent has worked with over 4,800 Network members, 15 Circle members and 10 Solution clients to accelerate over 80 innovations in 10 countries.

Currently Digbijoy Co-leads the Startup Program for Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd enabling the best startups leverage the power of cloud.

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