Brandshoots Ventures (BVPL) has today commenced its first Demo Day, being held at The Westin, Kolkata. BVPL has been mentoring a set of nine startups from eastern India for the last 5 months. The startups encompass a variety of industries and business verticals in the presence of Mr. P C Balasubramanian, Mr. Bijay Murmuria, Rajesh Singhal .
The Demo Day is being attended by a large number of angel and PE/VC investors from across the country and promises to be the biggest conclave of its nature in eastern India. Some of the prominent investors present today during the demo day are Kalaari Capital , Intellecap, Avishkar, SIDBI Ventures, Fosun Capital, Qualcom, YourNest, Amazon AWS, IAN, IIFL, SMC Capital, Venture Catalyst, Lets Venture, GVFL, Idein Ventures, Indigoedge, Unitus Seed Fund and many more. The average ticket size of the investment for the startups will be 1.5-2 crore. The main motive behind this Demo Day is to bridge the gap between startups and investors. Apart from 9 startups of BVPL another 30 startups participated in the Day.
The keynote speaker for today is Mr. P C Balasubramanian ( very often addressed as Bala or PC) is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Bala is currently the Executive Director and President of Matrix Business Services India Pvt Ltd. He is the lead author of “Rajini’s Punchtantra” , the book has become one of the best sellers. The second book “Grand Brand Rajini” another best seller where Bala is again the lead author, was launched in the year 2012.
Mr. Bijay Murmuria, one of the Directors at BVPL says “The first cohort is a brilliant mix of technology enabled new age businesses with the core idea of bringing innovation to everyday problems both at the consumer and business spectrum. Their ideas and business acumen is a strong identifier of the potential of startups in eastern India and we are extremely bullish on their future prospects.”
Mr. Rajesh Singhal said “ East is a hotbed of ideas and it has got everything required to scale up including skill manpower, infrastructure & market and other resources. Branshoots is a small endeavors to bring all these together to enable the ideas to propel.”
The current cohort participants are:
Alfatek Systems : A 3D printing technology company who are revolutionizing the space through high quality prototyping in traditional as well as new age implementations of 3D printing in areas such as bio printing.
Bubble Blue : An integrated day care, Montessori and play school imparting a model educational curriculum for toddlers and children. Currently have 5 centres around Kolkata and want to expand nationally in 2018.
Dabadigo : A mobility company enabling the masses to access short and long term rentals of e-scooters, driving mass mobility, convenience of private vehicle and zero emission green transportation.
Delybazar : An e-grocery platform focused on delivering fresh meat and fish products. Their primary USP lies in delivering non frozen, economical and hygienic products at very short turn around times.
Fincart : A leading robo-advisory platform using unique Hybrid-Assisted-Online Sales model for the ‘financially illiterate’ population of new age India.
H-Spree : An organic, food based, non medicinal approach to cure chronic lifestyle ailments such as hypertension, diabetes coronary diseases and obesity – enabled by a world class advisory team.
KnwAll : An enterprise class ed-tech platform enabling educational institutes, teachers and parents to manage, monitor and optimize performance and operational aspects of their students and children.
Scan It : India’s first image recognition app, facilitating online and offline shopping and product discovery. They currently have 98.5% accuracy and want to scale their business through licensing and strategic partnerships.
Tiyo : An all encompassing healthcare platform for patients, doctors, clinic and diagnostic centers. The enable consumers to find doctors, set appointments and avail various healthcare services at their doorstep across tier 1, 2 and 3 cities.
Another 30 growth stage enterprises are in attendance to interact with investors and business leaders to gain knowledge, raise investments and understand the metrics of the national entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Brandshoots Ventures is an accelerator platform for startups from the Eastern region of India. The company is a collaborative initiative of Brand Capital, Sumedha Fiscal Services, Infinity Realty and Mayabious Art.