Partner Event: SAIF Ignition Mumbai

SAIF Partners brings SAIF Ignition, a startup ecosystem outreach programme, to Mumbai this October. This will be the fourth edition of the series, which kicked off in Delhi in May. It concluded the Bangalore edition last week.

The Mumbai agenda focuses on consumer Internet startups and their scale-up strategies.

Registrations for the Mumbai event, scheduled for October 4, are now open. Click on the link to sign up.

SAIF Ignition Mumbai

Theme: Building Scale in Consumer Internet

Venue: Mayfair Banquets, Worli

Date: Friday, October 4, 2013

Time: 10.00 AM to 2.00 PM

Note: Post 2.00 PM, the SAIF Partners team will also be available for one-on-one meetups with founders. If you would like to meet the team, shoot an email to rohit (at) saifpartners (dot) com.

What’s on the agenda?

  • 9.30 AM to 10.00 AM: Registration
  • 10.00 AM to 11.00 AM: Nischal Shetty, founder of JustUnFollow, will share his experience of acquiring 3 million users, and Mitesh Bohra, founder of Savetime, will talk about his growth experiences.
  • 11.00 AM to 12.30 PM: Panel discussion ‘Building Scale in Consumer Internet’ with Rishi Khiani, founder of Ant Farm, Muralikrishnan B, stealth-mode entrepreneur and former eBay India country manager; and Bhavish Aggarwal, founder of Olacabs.
  • 12.45 PM to 1.00 PM: Introduction to SAIF Partners – The SAIF team would be present for any Q&A on the fund.
  • 1.00 PM to 2.00 PM: Lunch and networking
  • 2.00 PM onwards: Meetup (one-on-one) with SAIF Partners

More about the speakers and panelists

Muralikrishnan B

Muralikrishnan B is a consumer Internet expert with a strong track record of execution (business strategy, operations) and proven ability to drive step jump business growth in dynamic markets. During his 16-year corporate career, Muralikrishnan has worked with companies such as Asian Paints, Tata Communications and eBay India, where he was country manager (leading the marketplaces business). He is currently building a stealth-mode startup in the Internet/ mobile space. Muralikrishnan is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta.

Bhavish Aggarwal

Bhavish Aggarwal is co-founder and CEO of Mumbai-headquartered Olacabs, the country’s first aggregator of car rentals and point-to-point cab services. The company offers services across Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Pune and Bangalore. It integrates point-to-point services within a city, hour-based rental services or outstation travel on to a single technology platform. Prior to founding Olacabs, Aggarwal worked for two years as an assistant researcher with Microsoft Research India. He is an alumnus of IIT Bombay.

Read our earlier post on Olacabs.

Rishi Khiani

Rishi Khiani is founder, CEO and managing director of Ant Farm, a Mumbai-headquartered innovation sandbox that aims is to create global brands that are ideated and built out of India. Khiani is a cross media veteran with over a decade of experience in the media, Internet and mobile space. Prior to Ant Farm, he was CEO of Times Internet. He was earlier COO of Web18, the digital arm of the Network18 Group, which he joined via the acquisition of UrbanEye Media, a digital marketing and development agency that he founded in 1998. Khiani is an alumnus of Babson College.

Nischal Shetty

Nischal Shetty is founder and CEO of Codigami Technologies, a Mumbai-based startup that builds products for managing social media accounts. The company’s current products and are being used by more than three million users. Prior to Codigami, Shetty was part of the core development team at, the biggest restaurant review site in India that was subsequently acquired by Network 18. Shetty is an alumnus of Visvesvaraya Technological University.

Mitesh Bohra

Mitesh Bohra is co-founder and CEO of Savetime Technologies, a Pune-based company that is developing an online platform to address patient-centric innovation needs in the healthcare space. Prior to Savetime, Bohra co-founded and led InfoBeans, a software solutions company headquartered in San Ramon, California. He was also a director at Sapience Analytics, where he involved in business strategy. Bohra is an alumnus of Columbia Business School, Columbia University.

Read our earlier post on Savetime and Bohra’s post at StartupCentral on ‘intrapreneurship‘.

Editor’s Note: SAIF Ignition is managed by StartupCentral under a commercial agreement between SAIF Partners and StartupCentral. 

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