Tech Startups in India:
Navigating through uncertain times

27th March 2020 | 12pm-2:30pm
Tech Startups in India: Navigating through uncertain times

The world is witnessing an unprecedented global pandemic whose effects have been felt across all sectors. We are committed to doing our best to equip the startup community with resources and support needed for them to steer their business through these uncertain times. Towards this end, we are bringing together speakers who can share their learnings, wisdom, and experience with early stage startup founders and CXOs in a virtual fireside chat. Founders can use the mental, cultural & tactical frameworks shared by these speakers and build a strategy to course through the next few months.

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Key Takeaways

  • Understanding the effects on fundraising for early stage and funded startups
  • Reviewing product roadmaps to ensure sustained enterprise viability and better business continuity
  • Rethinking marketing costs: Taking the right decisions between choices like whether to continue spending to acquire market share, or focus on retaining existing customers
  • Taking tough calls the right way: How should you take decisions concerning organisational restructuring, hiring, downsizing and the pivoting of operations to ensure your startup will carry on a fruitful journey
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12:00 PM – 12:05 PM

Opening by AWS

12:05 PM – 12:45 PM

PANEL: How to navigate the impact on business
Drop in revenue and cash flows, sales forecasts, managing supply chain disruptions, managing customer churn, curtailing marketing spends in view of lower LTV
Ashish Kashyap, INDwealth, ex-GoIbibo
Pankaj Bansal, PeopleStrong
Pete Yamasaki, Druva
Alok Goyal, Stellaris Venture Partners (Moderator)

12:45 PM – 01:30 PM

PANEL: Culture, communication and well-being
Keeping the team motivated and connected, model behaviour for leaders, making the right investments in tech and product, instilling a 'thrive' mindset, communicating with internal and external stakeholders
Anand Jain, CleverTap
Srikanth Velamakanni, Fractal Analytics
Shripati Acharya, Prime Venture Partners (Moderator)

01:30 PM – 02:10 PM

PANEL: Ensuring survival and business continuity
Delays in funding, extending cash runway, managing headcount, doing more with less, pivoting the business model to suit the current environment, perseverance for long-term success
Rajan Anandan, Sequoia Capital
Sanjay Nath, Blume Ventures
Yashish Dahiya, PolicyBazaar
Shradha Sharma, YourStory Media (Moderator)

02:10 PM – 02:30 PM

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