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Land Accelerator South Asia 2022 | Investor Due Diligence – Impromptu Discussion

Access to investment is an important growth catalyst for enterprises. Understanding what investors investigate about a company before investing in it is significant when these enterprises seek investments. To accustom entrepreneurs with such due diligence procedures, Karthik Chandrasekar from Sangam Ventures will conduct this discussion followed by a round of questions and answers by participants.

Karthik Chandrasekar, Founder & CEO, Sangam Ventures

Karthik started Sangam Ventures in 2016 to find a new model that can provide early-stage support for climate change pioneers. He spends a lot of his time with the portfolio & within the clean technology eco-system in India & globally. At Sangam Ventures, he has led investments in eight clean technology start-ups bringing game-changing technologies and business models to the market.

Prior to Sangam Ventures, Karthik led clean-tech investments in India for Acumen Fund. He also worked with TVS Capital Funds where he served as the Executive Assistant to the Managing Director of the fund and focused on developing investment thesis for providing basic services in water, energy, and agriculture for inclusive growth. Karthik holds an MBA from Chicago Booth, MS in Public Policy, and Management from Carnegie Mellon and a BTech from the IIT Bombay.

Anisha Patnaik, Managing Partner, LexStart Partners

Anisha runs LexStart, a group of entities that focus on providing legal and compliance support to the early-stage ecosystem. She has over 18 years of experience in corporate commercial laws with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, Joint Ventures and has been focusing on the start-up ecosystem for over a decade. Anisha has been an advisor for entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors, incubators, and accelerators on matters related with structuring entities, co-founders and shareholders agreements, investment transactions (right from term sheet to due diligence to documentation to closing) structuring stock incentives, etc. Anisha has also been a Partner at a law firm, General Counsel at a development sector venture capital fund and founding team of a start-up accelerator before co-founding LexStart. Anisha's vast experience as a lawyer and as an entrepreneur helps her assist entrepreneurs and start-ups to navigate through the legal and compliance maze.

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