The Venture Intelligence APEX 23 Awards and Summit saw top professionals from Private Equity - Venture Capital investors and Advisory Firms throw light on the key trends affecting transactions in the current environment.


5 Sessions 25 Speakers 200+ Delegates
50+ Investors 5


The days proceedings started with the inaugural panel titled Focus on Venture Capital Funding featuring a diverse panel consisting of some of the most active VC funds in the country.


VC Panel Macro View

Speakers included:

  • Wiseroy Damodaran, Partner, Trilegal (Moderator)

  • Radhika Dubash, Managing Partner, She Capital

  • Rajiv Raghunandan, Managing Partner, Arali Ventures

  • Sanjay Mehta, Founder & Partner, 100X VC

  • Piyush Bansal, Head, Aditya Birla Ventures

  • Lalit Valecha, Founder Partner, AVA Insights

Amidst the panel, four startups participated in a pitching session reminiscent of Shark Tank.

The Pitching Startups included:

  • BEYOBO (Represented by its Founder, Anil Agrawal)

  • Avammune Therapeutics (Represented by its Founder, Aditya Kulkarni)

  • Ops Pi (Represented by its Founder Atul Kumar)

  • Saarthi Pedagogy (Represented by its Founder Sushil Agarwal)

The VC Funding panel was followed by the Focus on Growth Capital panel which focused on the key metrics that growth capital investors look for and the sectors they are scanning for investment opportunities currently.


VC Panel Macro View

Speakers included:

  • Gautam Singh, Partner, Trilegal (moderator)

  • Padmanabh (Paddy) Sinha, CIO-Private Equity, NIIF

  • Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman and MD, TVS Capital Funds

  • Karthik Narayanaswamy, Co-founder and Partner, SeaLink Capital Partners

  • T S Abinandan, Director, Veda Corporate Advisors

The third panel of the Summit was titled Focus on Private Equity.


VC Panel Macro View

The panelists discussed what 2023 holds for Big Ticket PE investors.

Speakers included:

  • Upasana Rao, Partner, Trilegal (Moderator)

  • Mukesh Mehta, Sr. Managing Director, Blackstone

  • Manish Kejriwal, Co-CEO and Managing Partner, Kedaara Capital

  • Anjana Sasidharan, Partner, L Catterton

  • Manish Gaur, Managing Director, Multiples Alternate Asset Management

  • Bhavi Ajmera, Senior Investment Officer, IFC

The Private Equity panel was followed by a panel titled Focus on Liquidity Options. It expanded on the various options that companies and investors have for exits and liquidity in the current environment.


VC Panel Macro View

Speakers included:

  • Aditya Jha, Partner, Trilegal (Moderator)

  • Alok Gupta, Head of India, Foundation Private Equity

  • Aviral Jain, MD and Head of India, Siguler Guff & Company

  • Saurabh Chatterjee, Director, ChrysCapital

  • Imran Jafar, Managing Partner, Gaja Capital

PE-VC Investors who participated in the Event included:

100X VC, Aditya Birla Ventures, Arali Ventures, Axilor Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Blackstone, Blume Ventures, ChrysCapital, Foundation PE, Gaja Capital, Indian Angel Network, Innoven Capital, International Finance Corporation, Invascent, JITO Angel Network, Kedaara Capital, L Catterton, Lok Capital, Multiples Alternate Asset Management, Motilal Oswal PE, NIIF, Norwest Capital, SeaLink Capital Partners, She Capital, Siguler Guff & Company, Sixth Sense Ventures, Speciale Incept Advisors, Stakeboat, Stride Ventures, TNIFMC. TVS Capital Funds & many more


APEX 23 Awards

The Venture Intelligence-Awards for Private Equity Excellence (APEX) is dedicated to celebrating the best that the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital industry has to offer. The APEX Awardees are selected based on both Self Nomination by the participating PE-VC firms as well as "crowd-sourced" nominations and voting from the Limited Partner, PE-VC and advisory communities. (The main criteria are Exit Track Record, New Fund Raises & Follow-on Funding Rounds for Portfolio Companies).

The awards this year received participation from over 1,200 folks from across the PE-VC ecosystem and recognized awardees across 15 categories.

APEX 23 Award Winners:

JITO Angel Network received the Angel Network of the Year 2022 Award

Speciale Invest received the Seed VC Investor of the Year 2022 Award

Blume Ventures received the Early Stage VC Fund Raise of the Year 2022 Award

Axilor Ventures receive Early Stage VC of the Year 2022 Award

Stride Ventures received the Venture Debt Fund Raise of the Year 2022 Award

Innoven Capital received the Venture Debt Investor of the Year 2022 Award

Sixth Sense Ventures received the Growth VC Fund Raise of the Year 2022 Award

Norwest Venture Partners received the Growth VC Fund of the Year 2022 Award

TVS Capital Funds received the BFSI Investor of the Year 2022 Award

Tata Capital Healthcare Fund received the Healthcare Fund Raise of the Year 2022 Award

InvAscent received the Healthcare Investor of the Year 2022 Award

Stakeboat Capital received the Mid-Market PE-Fund Raise of the Year 2022 Award

Motilal Oswal Alternates received the Private Equity-Fund Raise of the Year 2022 Award

Blackstone received the Buyout Fund of the Year 2022 Award

Temasek received the Private Equity Fund of the Year 2022 Award

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