- Sparklehood, Sauce venture fund, Dexter Angels, Bharat Founders Fund, 3 Peaks venture and Ankur Capital together with several other seasoned investors/ funds have joined hands to make this event a success.
- Founders keen to pitch to a select panel of Investors can apply via : events.amitrajgogia.com
ARG a.k.a. Amit Raj Gogia who is a Scale up expert, Angel Investor, Mentor to consumer health ventures, 2X Founder & Ex Consultant Shark tank S2 Launched Seed Pitchathon last month for early stage startup founders to pitch to select panel of Investors for fund raising.
Founders of early stage startups struggle to raise seed round for several reasons primary being no network in investor community so they resort to the option of cold calling or mailing any investor they get to know about. This simply does not work as the ratio of startups and investors is so skewed that such pitches are mostly lost in exchange itself.
Most importantly not all investors are active in all stages of a startup journey and sector agnostic.
Every Investor connected with a fund or angel network has an investment thesis which lays out the exact stage & sector in which they are active in.
Only 5 selected startups get to pitch for 10 mins (5 mins for pitch and 5 mins for Q&A) to a select panel of investors. Those startups that excite investors are then formally introduced post event over mail. This way the founders get to showcase there ventures to a panel of diverse funds in one go, not only saving precious time and effort but also ensuring success of a startup journey by getting the much needed capital to scale up.
Commenting on the event, Amit Raj Gogia, curator of the event said: “As an ex-founder i can relate to the challenges being faced by founders during the early stage when resources are a constraint and they do not have enough run-way to make the right connections with investors for funds, hence the genesis of this pitchathon to support them in the crucial phase of fund raising”.
In order to support early stage founders in reaching out to the right investors and supporting them during the challenge of fund raising, On the occasion, ARG a.k.a. Amit Raj Gogia said: ”Seed Pitchathon” would be a series of pitching events where by seasoned investor panel will hear and decide which startups they are keen to proceed further with for investment”
The Second of this series of events is scheduled on 10th December (virtually). we already have a confirmed panel of investors for this event from diverse funds / HNI / angel investor’s.
ARG also moderates a FOC founder only community (touching 500 members already) which has been designed for sharing growth hacks for scaling up and also conducts VC sessions on weekends to support founders in fund raising (9 events have already been executed successfully) with the sole purpose being to pay it forward to founder community in all ways possible.
For further details, interested founders can apply via below link: events.amitrajgogia.com