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India's Largest D2C & Ecommerce Conference

Virtual, 17-18 July 2021

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1,000+

Attendees

70+

Speakers

30+

Sessions

28+ Hrs

Exclusive Content

3

Stages

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

Learn how to build and scale your D2C & Ecommerce business from India’s top brands & experts. Attend The D2C Summit, live, from anywhere!

After a phenomenal response to the last two editions of D2C Day, we are back with something even bigger – Level up your D2C business with the help of India's top D2C experts at The D2C Summit.
Featuring over 1,000+ attendees and a star-studded lineup of 50+ expert speakers, you’ll get proven strategies and tactics from D2C experts to help you build and scale your ecommerce business.
The D2C Summit isn’t like any other event — physical or virtual. With over 50 industry-leading speakers who have gained traction in some of the most competitive markets, we’re sure you’ll learn tons of brand-building and scaling up secrets.
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MEET THE SPEAKERS

We have curated over 70+ industry-leading speakers from India's fastest growing D2C & Ecommerce brands to help you level up your D2C business!

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Deepak Shahdadpuri Managing Director, DSG Consumer Partners

Deepak will be talking on:

1. How SUGAR came to exist — from idea to product
2. What really works and the mistakes of this journey — charting the journey and growth of the founders through the past ventures
3. How much innovation is enough innovation and when to stop — product-market fit is every six months in SUGAR’s industry
4. Data and analytics — how can a traditional founder wrap their heads around it
5. Building the team — when to invest, how much to invest in talent
6. How do you curate your cap table
7. Creator economy — what it is and its role in SUGAR’s journey
8. Imagining a Thrasio future for SUGAR

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Vineeta Singh Cofounder & CEO, SUGAR

Vineeta will be talking on:

1. How SUGAR came to exist — from idea to product
2. What really works and the mistakes of this journey — charting the journey and growth of the founders through the past ventures
3. How much innovation is enough innovation and when to stop — product-market fit is every six months in SUGAR’s industry
4. Data and analytics — how can a traditional founder wrap their heads around it
5. Building the team — when to invest, how much to invest in talent
6. How do you curate your cap table
7. Creator economy — what it is and its role in SUGAR’s journey
8. Imagining a Thrasio future for SUGAR

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Vikas Agnihotri Operating Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers

Vikas will be talking on:

1. From idea to product-market fit — the initial journey of FirstCry
2. When challenges become opportunity — omnichannel, international expansion, logistics, and now Thrasio model
3. The framework for D2C brands to choose between VC funding and the Thrasio model
4. How a D2C brand should manage investor relations
5. Catching D2C trends before others

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Supam Maheshwari Cofounder & CEO, FirstCry

Supam will be talking on:

1. From idea to product-market fit — the initial journey of FirstCry
2. When challenges become opportunity — omnichannel, international expansion, logistics, and now Thrasio model
3. The framework for D2C brands to choose between VC funding and the Thrasio model
4. How a D2C brand should manage investor relations
5. Catching D2C trends before others — what’s next for Supam and FirstCry

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Aman Gupta Cofounder, boAt

Aman will be talking on:

1. D2C lesson from Apple — where you make your stuff doesn’t matter
2. Build the brand on a marketplace, then sell on your platform
3. Designing an effective omnichannel sales strategy for your D2C brand
4. How data helped boAt make crucial product and marketing decisions
5. We are all in the same boat — guerrilla marketing techniques to beat the top dollars of the big boys

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Saahil Goel CEO & Cofounder, Shiprocket

Saahil will be talking on: 

1. Choosing the right storefront for your D2C brand
2. Setting up a D2C supply chain and logistics
3. Getting the payments and reconciliation system up and running
4. Finding the right target audience for the biggest early-stage traction
5. Go to market strategies for your D2C brand
6. D2C branding and marketing hacks during 0-1 phase
7. What customer analytics means for a young D2C brand

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Saroja Yeramilli Founder & CEO, Melorra

Saroja will be talking on:

1. Building different fashion lines from a single brand template
2. Seasonality is out, virality is in
3. Millennial fashion is passé, Gen Z is the new north star
4. Enshrining values that appeal to consumers in a D2C brand
5. Why D2C brands should aspire to invert the trickle-down theory of fashion
6. What’s holding India back from creating a INR 1,000 Cr fashion D2C brand

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Vivek Gupta Cofounder, Licious

Vivek will be talking on:

1. How Licious built and scaled its business
2. What happens when you cross INR 50 Cr Mark — How product diversification, user acquisition function
3. Zero outsourcing is the key to own customer experience in the perishable category
4. The challenges of building a business in the perishables category
5. Data is the way to a person’s taste buds
6. The real promise of D2C is bringing gourmet to every table
7. How to build a strong supply chain — owning the logistics piece versus 3PL
8. Understanding what is the potential and what’s the limit: Not every brand is an INR 100 Cr or INR 500 Cr brand

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Shantanu Deshpande Founder & CEO, Bombay Shaving Company

Shantanu will be talking on:

1. The first five checkboxes when you decide to build your beauty and cosmetics brand
2. What you see is what you get — the most important metric to move in beauty & cosmetics
3. How to design an influencer marketing campaign to drive sales
4. Organic is a cliche — move beyond to newer pastures
5. The unsolved beauty and cosmetics problem is personalisation
6. How to scale with new product launches
7. Sticking to D2C Vs going omnichannel — is it a fad or reality?
8. The profitability dilemma

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Anand Lunia Founding Partner, India Quotient

Anand will be talking on:

1. Building different fashion lines from a single brand template
2. Seasonality is out, virality is in
3. Millennial fashion is passé, Gen Z is the new north star
4. Enshrining values that appeal to consumers in a D2C brand
5. Why D2C brands should aspire to invert the trickle-down theory of fashion
6. What’s holding India back from creating a INR 1,000 Cr fashion D2C brand

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Gaurav Gupta Cofounder, Shipway

Gaurav will be talking on:

1. The customer journey that begins at checkout — why post-purchase engagement is crucial for D2C brands
2. The metrics to track and improve in the post-purchase phase
3. Reducing WISMO is key to pushing up your net promoter score
4. Why automating the post-purchase engagement cycle is integral to your D2C brand’s success
5. The D2C secret no one will tell you — easier refunds drive more repeat purchases and create brand loyalty

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Anjana Sasidharan Head, India & South East Asia Growth Investments, L Catterton

Anjana will be talking on:

1. The right time for a new D2C brand to raise funding
2. The metrics that D2C investors look for in early-stage and growth-stage
3. Choosing between CPG investors and ecommerce investors — who bring what to the table
4. VC versus venture debt — the framework for making the right choice depending on revenue growth
5. New avenues of revenue-based financing for D2C ecommerce startups
6. How to talk about a D2C brand’s valuation and scale-up with a tech investor
7. Figuring out what makes a niche D2C segment hot for investors

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Swati Bhargava Cofounder, CashKaro

Swati will be talking on:

1.The role of enablers and tech giants in propelling D2C growth
2. How to choose the right payments, logistics, marketing enablers for your D2C brand
3. Doing a back-of-the-envelope cost versus benefit analysis depending on your needs and scale
4. Using cloud and data analytics to power your D2C brand
5. Decoding the solutions catering to the needs of D2C startups

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Chakradhar Gade Cofounder, Country Delight

Chakradhar will be talking on:

1. Identifying valuable FMCG white spaces that the industry biggies are not serving
2. The critical ingredients to build a niche D2C fast-moving consumer goods brand
3. How FMCG go-to-market strategy differs from other consumer goods
4. Building local, regional, and national distribution channels for your FMCG product
5. Branding as a point of differentiation in niche FMCG space
6. Why local FMCG brands lose lustre when scaling beyond

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Shobhit Mohan VP, Brand & Marketing, PayU

Shobhit will be talking on:

1. Challenges in cross border ecommerce and how to overcome them such as language barriers, payment preferences, and more
2. Understanding the legalities of taking your business to a global level
3. Role of digital payments services offering unique checkout experience, on-page authorisation resulting in a high success rate
4. How to choose the right payment partner to seamlessly scale your D2C brand internationally
5. Five important things in India’s payments and remittance regulation that every D2C founder must know

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Raul Rai Cofounder, Nicobar

Raul will be talking on:

1. Role of brand building in the scale-up journey of D2C startups and how it needs to keep evolving as the startup progresses in its journey
2. Factors that matter while identifying brand positioning
3. Hitting the sweet spot of mass-premium brands in India
4. Integrating product positioning with brand identity
5. How a brand’s values impact customer psychology
6. Don’t fall into the virtue signaling trap — build a brand for the ages

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Prabhkiran Singh CEO & Cofounder, Bewakoof

Prabhkiran will be talking on:

1. Building different fashion lines from a single brand template
2. Seasonality is out, virality is in
3. Millennial fashion is passé, Gen Z is the new north star
4. Enshrining values that appeal to consumers in a D2C brand
5. Why D2C brands should aspire to invert the trickle-down theory of fashion
6. What’s holding India back from creating a INR 1,000 Cr fashion D2C brand”

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Manisha Raisinghani Cofounder & CTO, Loginext

Manisha will be talking on:

1. Approaching security as a fundamental building block for ensuring a secure user experience
2. Why D2C brands tend to underestimate digital security risks
3. Importance of visibility and control in order to avoid security blind spots
4. More digital touchpoints means greater risks for consumers and brands
5. Embedding cybersecurity into the overall business strategy
6. Securing your apps and users is an ever-evolving moving target

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Keyur Dhami VP, Customer Success, WebEngage

Keyur will be talking on:

1. Improving conversions on your brand’s website/app
2. Optimising campaigns for key use cases — onboarding new users, repeat purchases, user reactivation, stock replenishment
3. Improving your conversion game — tips and tricks
4. Understanding key metrics that you need to track and improve for user growth
5. Building your D2C brand’s tribe via a user retention strategy that is powered by engagement
6. Balancing your own website/app and ecommerce marketplaces
Effectively using marketplace data to improve campaign performance
Figuring out what works — bundling, subscriptions, discounts, gifting

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Pankaj Makkar Managing Director, Bertelsmann India Investments

Pankaj will be talking on:

1. The right time for a new D2C brand to raise funding
2. The metrics that D2C investors look for in early-stage and growth-stage
3. Choosing between CPG investors and ecommerce investors — who bring what to the table
4. VC versus venture debt — the framework for making the right choice depending on revenue growth
5. New avenues of revenue-based financing for D2C ecommerce startups
6. How to talk about a D2C brand’s valuation and scale-up with a tech investor
7. Figuring out what makes a niche D2C segment hot for investors

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Prasun Agarwal Partner, A91 Partners

Prasun will be talking on:

1. The right time for a new D2C brand to raise funding
2. The metrics that D2C investors look for in early-stage and growth-stage
3. Choosing between CPG investors and ecommerce investors — who bring what to the table
4. VC versus venture debt — the framework for making the right choice depending on revenue growth
5. New avenues of revenue-based financing for D2C ecommerce startups
6. How to talk about a D2C brand’s valuation and scale-up with a tech investor
7. Figuring out what makes a niche D2C segment hot for investors

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Shashank Mehta Founder & CEO, The Whole Truth

Shashank will be talking on:

1. Identifying valuable FMCG white spaces that the industry biggies are not serving
2. The critical ingredients to build a niche D2C fast-moving consumer goods brand
3. How FMCG go-to-market strategy differs from other consumer goods
4. Building local, regional, and national distribution channels for your FMCG product
5. Branding as a point of differentiation in niche FMCG space
6. Why local FMCG brands lose lustre when scaling beyond

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Ashwini Asokan Founder & CEO, Vue.ai

Ashwini will be talking on:

1. Moving from the era of being cloud native and mobile native into an AI-native world
2. How can AI amplify revenue growth (conversion, basket size, relevance, targeting)
3. Cracking down on pricing efficiency via AI by cutting discounts where that’s not needed
4. Fight for mindshare in an already cluttered consumer mindspace is futile
5. Case studies of D2C brands that have gone AI-native globally
6. Leveraging the two pillars of AI in D2C for 10x growth

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Gautam Kapoor COO & Cofounder, Shiprocket

Gautam will be talking on:

1. Creating a superior customer experience for your D2C brand using logistics
2. Reducing cost of fulfillment via third party logistics and warehousing infrastructure
3. Daily cash on delivery reconciliation is integral to a small D2C brand’s cash flows
4. How to choose the right logistics and warehousing partner
5. No-touch economy and brittle supply chain mean that traditional logistics is not viable

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Manish Chowdhary Co CEO, WOW Skin Science

Manish will be talking on:

1. The first five checkboxes when you decide to build your beauty and cosmetics brand
2. What you see is what you get — the most important metric to move in beauty & cosmetics
3. How to design an influencer marketing campaign to drive sales
4. Organic is a cliche — move beyond to newer pastures
5. The unsolved beauty and cosmetics problem is personalisation
6. How to scale with new product launches
7. Sticking to D2C Vs going omnichannel — is it a fad or reality?
8. The profitability dilemma

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Manish Taneja Cofounder & CEO, Purplle.com

Manish will be talking on:

1. The first five checkboxes when you decide to build your beauty and cosmetics brand
2. What you see is what you get — the most important metric to move in beauty & cosmetics
3. How to design an influencer marketing campaign to drive sales
4. Organic is a cliche — move beyond to newer pastures
5. The unsolved beauty and cosmetics problem is personalisation
6. How to scale with new product launches
7. Sticking to D2C Vs going omnichannel — is it a fad or reality?
8. The profitability dilemma

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Kaushik Mukherjee Cofounder & COO, SUGAR

Kaushik will be talking on:

1. How SUGAR came to exist — from idea to product
2. What really works and the mistakes of this journey — charting the journey and growth of the founders through the past ventures
3. How much innovation is enough innovation and when to stop — product-market fit is every six months in SUGAR’s industry
4. Data and analytics — how can a traditional founder wrap their heads around it
5. Building the team — when to invest, how much to invest in talent
6. How do you curate your cap table
7. Creator economy — what it is and its role in SUGAR’s journey
8. Imagining a Thrasio future for SUGAR

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Malika Datt Sadani Founder & CEO, The Moms Co.

Malika will be talking on:

1. The first five checkboxes when you decide to build your beauty and cosmetics brand
2. What you see is what you get — the most important metric to move in beauty & cosmetics
3. How to design an influencer marketing campaign to drive sales
4. Organic is a cliche — move beyond to newer pastures
5. The unsolved beauty and cosmetics problem is personalisation
6. How to scale with new product launches
7. Sticking to D2C Vs going omnichannel — is it a fad or reality?
8. The profitability dilemma

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Nina Lekhi MD & Chief Design Curator, Baggit

Nina will be talking on:

1. Building different fashion lines from a single brand template
2. Seasonality is out, virality is in
3. Millennial fashion is passé, Gen Z is the new north star
4. Enshrining values that appeal to consumers in a D2C brand
5. Why D2C brands should aspire to invert the trickle-down theory of fashion
6. What’s holding India back from creating a INR 1,000 Cr fashion D2C brand

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Dhimant Parekh Founder & CEO, The Better Home

Dhimant will be talking on: 

1. Identifying valuable FMCG white spaces that the industry biggies are not serving
2. The critical ingredients to build a niche D2C fast-moving consumer goods brand
3. How FMCG go-to-market strategy differs from other consumer goods
4. Building local, regional, and national distribution channels for your FMCG product
5. Branding as a point of differentiation in niche FMCG space
6. Why local FMCG brands lose lustre when scaling beyond

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Tarun Sharma Cofounder & CEO, mCaffeine

Tarun will be talking on:

1. Understanding the three engines of a brand — product, marketing and distribution
2. The marketing strategies that have been opted by mCaffeine – what worked and what didn’t
3. What is the role of the brand website and understanding how marketplaces can help
4. Understanding the different channels that can be leveraged for the growth of the brand — growing includes brand building, visibility and more
5. Social media and the role of the same in the growth of the brand
6. When is a brand ready to use respective social media channels – understanding the different propositions that every channel possess and when should a brand tap into the same

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Pankaj Vermani Founder & CEO, Clovia

Pankaj will be talking on:

1. Building different fashion lines from a single brand template
2. Seasonality is out, virality is in
3. Millennial fashion is passé, Gen Z is the new north star
4. Enshrining values that appeal to consumers in a D2C brand
5. Why D2C brands should aspire to invert the trickle-down theory of fashion
6. What’s holding India back from creating a INR 1,000 Cr fashion D2C brand

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VS Kannan Sitaram Venture Partner, Fireside Ventures

Kannan will be talking on:

1. The right time for a new D2C brand to raise funding
2. The metrics that D2C investors look for in early-stage and growth-stage
3. Choosing between CPG investors and ecommerce investors — who bring what to the table
4. VC versus venture debt — the framework for making the right choice depending on revenue growth
5. New avenues of revenue-based financing for D2C ecommerce startups
6. How to talk about a D2C brand’s valuation and scale-up with a tech investor
7. Figuring out what makes a niche D2C segment hot for investors

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Aarti Gill Cofounder, OZiva
Aarti will be talking on:

1. Identifying valuable FMCG white spaces that the industry biggies are not serving
2. The critical ingredients to build a niche D2C fast-moving consumer goods brand
3. How FMCG go-to-market strategy differs from other consumer goods
4. Building local, regional, and national distribution channels for your FMCG product
5. Branding as a point of differentiation in niche FMCG space
6. Why local FMCG brands lose lustre when scaling beyond

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Nikhil Vora Founder & CEO, Sixth Sense Ventures

Nikhil will be talking on:

1. From idea to first product — the beginning of Veeba
2. The struggle to get the first QSR deal
3. How striking a QSR deal helped Veeba get D2C traction
4. The challenges of starting up a D2C brand in perishables space
5. The Veeba blueprint of expanding SKUs
6. Raising funds to scale your D2C brand across the breadth of India

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Ankur Pahwa Partner, EY

Ankur will be talking on:

1. The first five checkboxes when you decide to build your beauty and cosmetics brand
2. What you see is what you get — the most important metric to move in beauty & cosmetics
3. How to design an influencer marketing campaign to drive sales
4. Organic is a cliche — move beyond to newer pastures
5. The unsolved beauty and cosmetics problem is personalisation
6. How to scale with new product launches
7. Sticking to D2C Vs going omnichannel — is it a fad or reality?
8. The profitability dilemma

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Abhiroop Medhekar Cofounder & CEO, Velocity

Abhiroop will be talking on:

1. How to finance your D2C business when you have no collateral
2. Why big VCs won’t fund your niche market D2C brand
3. Don’t part with equity early own — save it for growth-stage financing
4. A framework for choosing between venture capital, venture debt, bank loan, and revenue-based financing
5. What can happen if you are not the founder who owns their D2C brand

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Agnim Gupta Principal, Tech & Growth, Amrutam

Agnim will be talking on:

1. Creating a superior customer experience for your D2C brand using logistics
2. Reducing cost of fulfillment via third party logistics and warehousing infrastructure
3. Daily cash on delivery reconciliation is integral to a small D2C brand’s cash flows
4. How to choose the right logistics and warehousing partner
5. No-touch economy and brittle supply chain mean that traditional logistics is not viable

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Bhavna Suresh Cofounder, 10club

Bhavna will be talking on:

1. Routes to scale up your D2C business
2. The entry of ecommerce roll up as a new exit opportunity
3. What all to factor in before jumping on to the Thrasio ship
4. Don’t become a fair game in the funding minefield
5. How to roll up your sleeves in scaling operations
6. Look before you leap — the hard to questions ask sooner rather than later

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Beerud Sheth Cofounder & CEO, Gupshup

Beerud will be talking on:

1. The dawn of conversational commerce — and how it can propel a D2C brand
2. The best order-direct channels for conversational commerce
3. How D2C brands can leverage conversational commerce to drive sales
4. Using conversational commerce at every digital customer touchpoint (marketing, commerce, support)
5. What mistakes a D2C brand should not make in conversational commerce
6. How conversational commerce can help you understand customer needs better

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Angad Bhatia Founder, MensXP

Angad will be talking on:

1. Crafting a strong brand narrative that strikes a chord with today’s consumers
2. How purposeful marketing helped global brands deliver the goods
3. How to design and implement and implement an inclusive and purposeful marketing strategy
4. Compelling stories from influencers is the perfect recipe for brand loyalty
5. Curating brand shoutouts that help drive up value-based engagement

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Bimal Kartheek Rebba Cofounder & COO, Trell

Bimal will be talking on:

1. Why videos in the vernacular are important for D2C brands
2. Regionalised strategies that can be used by D2C brands for growth
3. How regional influencers can help accelerate the rise of D2C in India
4. How Indian brands are leveraging the power of influencers, video, and vernacular to increase awareness/engagement

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Navin Joshua Cofounder & Director, GreenHonchos

Navin Joshua will be talking on:

1) Difference between traditional and headless commerce
2) Why headless commerce is becoming more popular across the globe
3) How it has the potential to unlock your D2C growth
4) Case studies on improvement in agility due to headless commerce
5) Factors to consider before choosing your headless commerce stack

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Trisha Rajani Ex-COO, Dr. Vaidya’s

Trisha will be talking on:

  • Creating a superior customer experience for your D2C brand using logistics
  • Reducing cost of fulfillment via third party logistics and warehousing infrastructure
  • No-touch economy and brittle supply chain mean that traditional logistics is not viable
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Meeta Malhotra Founder, The Hard Copy

Meeta will be talking on:

  • The keys to building digitally native, multi-experience brands
  • How customer observation and research feeds into designing a brand identity
  • The trick to make the same brand appeal to different cohorts like millennials, Gen Z
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Pulkit Agrawal Cofounder & CEO, Trell

Pulkit will be talking on:

  • The role of enablers and tech giants in propelling D2C growth
  • How to choose the right payments, logistics, marketing enablers for your D2C brand
  • Doing a back-of-the-envelope cost versus benefit analysis depending on your needs and scale
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Rohan Shanbhag VP, Business Development & Head Of Ecommerce, Delhivery

Rohan will be talking on:

  • D2C is all about customer loyalty and consumer lifetime value is the most important metric
  • How a better post-purchase experience leads to greater customer retention
  • The factors that determine the shape of your post-purchase experience
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Sandeep Murthy Partner, Lightbox

Sandeep will be talking on:

Lack of product differentiation will kill your D2C brand
2. The only kind of D2C brand to succeed is the aspirational brand
3. The modern customer wants to be part of a D2C story that walks the talk on sustainability
4. Tech is not about small arbitrages but a genuine cost structure advantage
5. You don’t build a great D2C brand, the community does
6. Failure to manage customer expectations is the worst mistake a D2C marketer can make

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Sanil Sachar Founding Partner, Huddle

Sanil will be talking on:

  • The nuts and bolts of building and scaling a D2C brand
  • What has worked (and not) for various D2C brands from within and outside the portfolio of Lightbox
  • How to think about customer acquisition, product differentiation in a D2C brand
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Ayushi Gudwani Founder & CEO, FableStreet

Ayushi will be talking on:

  • Crafting a strong brand narrative that strikes a chord with today’s consumers
  • How purposeful marketing helped global brands deliver the goods
  • How to design and implement and implement an inclusive and purposeful marketing strategy
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Vipul Gupta Founder, Re'equil

Vipul will be talking on:

  • Crafting a strong brand narrative that strikes a chord with today’s consumers
  • How purposeful marketing helped global brands deliver the goods
  • Curating brand shoutouts that help drive up value-based engagement
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Viraj Bahl Founder & MD, Veeba

Viraj will be talking on:

  • From idea to first product — the beginning of Veeba
  • The struggle to get the first QSR deal
  •  How QSR deal helped Veeba get D2C traction
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Ramneek Khurana Cofounder, Lenskart

Ramneek will be talking on:

  • Understanding the threats and challenges associated with online security
  • Why D2C brands tend to underestimate digital security risks
  • Increasing cybersecurity concerns with a paradigm shift in consumer buying behaviour in online shopping and growth of d2c
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Kapil Makhija CEO, Unicommerce

Kapil will be talking on:

  • The role of enablers and tech giants in propelling D2C growth
  • How to choose the right payments, logistics, marketing enablers for your D2C brand
  • Doing a back-of-the-envelope cost versus benefit analysis depending on your needs and scale
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Jatin Gambhir Country Business Head, Akamai India

Jatin will be talking on:

  • Understanding the threats and challenges associated with online security
  • Why D2C brands tend to underestimate digital security risks
  • Increasing cybersecurity concerns with a paradigm shift in consumer buying behaviour in online shopping and growth of d2c
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Ashwarya Garg Cofounder, HYPD

Ashwarya will be talking on:

  • How live commerce brings the discovery-content-destination journey together in one place
  • Amalgamating the creator economy with your D2C storefront
  • Case studies of leading brands’ collaboration with live commerce platforms
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Nitin Saluja Founder, Chaayos

Nitin will be talking on:

  • Identifying valuable FMCG white spaces that the industry biggies are not serving
  • How FMCG go-to-market strategy differs from other consumer goods
  • Branding as a point of differentiation in niche FMCG space
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Amuleek Singh Bijral Cofounder & CEO, Chai Point

Amuleek will be talking on:

  • Crafting a strong brand narrative that strikes a chord with today’s consumers
  • How purposeful marketing helped global brands deliver the goods
  • Curating brand shoutouts that help drive up value-based engagement
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Raghav Chandra Cofounder, UrbanCompany

Raghav will be talking on:

  • Understanding the threats and challenges associated with online security
  • Why D2C brands tend to underestimate digital security risks
  • Increasing cybersecurity concerns with a paradigm shift in consumer buying behaviour in online shopping and growth of d2c
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Peyush Bansal CEO & Founder, Lenskart

Peyush will be talking on:

  • Searching for ‘valyoo’ in D2C
  • Zeroing in on Bagkart, Jewelkart, Watchkart, Lenskart as D2C verticals
  • When and how the doubling down on Lenskart started
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Raviteja Dodda Founder & CEO, MoEngage

Raviteja will be talking on:

  • Crafting a strong brand narrative that strikes a chord with today’s consumers
  • How purposeful marketing helped global brands deliver the goods
  • How to design and implement and implement an inclusive and purposeful marketing strategy
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Rajiv Srivatsa Partner, Antler India

Rajiv will be talking on:

  • D2C lesson from Apple — where you make your stuff doesn’t matter
  • Build the brand on a marketplace, then sell on your platform
  • Designing an effective omnichannel sales strategy for your D2C brand
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Rajesh Sawhney Founder, GSF Accelerator

Rajesh will be talking on:

  • The right time for a new D2C brand to raise funding
  • The metrics that D2C investors look for in early-stage and growth-stage
  • Choosing between CPG investors and ecommerce investors — who bring what to the table
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Rana Atheya Founder & CEO, DogSpot Meals & DogSpot.in

Rana will be talking on:

  • Figuring out if your niche category big enough to accommodate a new D2C player
  • Evaluating the 4Ps of marketing in the niche D2C framework
  • Where most D2C brands fail — they mix up the sales vs branding matrix
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Akshay Bhatnagar Cofounder, HYPD

Akshay will be talking on:

  • How live commerce brings the discovery-content-destination journey together in one place
  • Amalgamating the creator economy with your D2C storefront
  • Case studies of leading brands’ collaboration with live commerce platforms
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Ash Lilani Managing Partner & Cofounder, Saama Capital

Ash will be talking on:

  • The right time for a new D2C brand to raise funding
  • The metrics that D2C investors look for in early-stage and growth-stage
  • Choosing between CPG investors and ecommerce investors — who bring what to the table
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Rakesh Malhotra Founder, Livpure

Manisha will be talking on:

  • Understanding the threats and challenges associated with online security
  • Why D2C brands tend to underestimate digital security risks
  • Increasing cybersecurity concerns with a paradigm shift in consumer buying behaviour in online shopping and growth of d2c
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Nishanth Chandran Founder & CEO, TenderCuts

Rakesh will be talking on:

  • Understanding the threats and challenges associated with online security
  • Why D2C brands tend to underestimate digital security risks
  • Increasing cybersecurity concerns with a paradigm shift in consumer buying behaviour in online shopping and growth of d2c
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Rishabh Chopra Founder, The Ayurveda Experience

Nishanth will be talking on:

  • Crafting a strong brand narrative that strikes a chord with today’s consumers
  • How purposeful marketing helped global brands deliver the goods
  • How to design and implement and implement an inclusive and purposeful marketing strategy
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Khilan Haria Head of Product, Payments, Razorpay

Rishabh will be talking on:

  • Creating a superior customer experience for your D2C brand using logistics
  • Reducing cost of fulfillment via third party logistics and warehousing infrastructure
  • Daily cash on delivery reconciliation is integral to a small D2C brand’s cash flows
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Sanjay Mehta Founder & Partner, 100X.VC
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Akhil Gupta CTO, FabAlley

Sanjay will be talking on:

  • The role of enablers and tech giants in propelling D2C growth
  • How to choose the right payments, logistics, marketing enablers for your D2C brand
  • Decoding the solutions catering to the needs of D2C startups
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Nitya Sharma Cofounder & CEO, Simpl
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Kumara Raghavan Head, Startup Business (India), Amazon Internet Services

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

D2C Brands Ecommerce Brands Founders Marketers Agencies Influencers Creators Retailers Investors Ecommerce Enablers Retailers SMBs
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Agenda

Fireside 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Passion-Market Fit For D2C Founders

Author

Supam Maheshwari

Cofounder & CEO, FirstCry

Author

Vikas Agnihotri

Operating Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers

Panel 12:15 PM -1:15 PM

Cracking India's $43 Bn D2C Fashion Market

Author

Nina Lekhi

MD & Chief Design Curator, Baggit

Author

Pankaj Vermani

Founder & CEO, Clovia

Author

Prabhkiran Singh

CEO & Cofounder, Bewakoof

Author

Saroja Yeramilli

Founder & CEO, Melorra

Author

Anand Lunia

Founding Partner, India Quotient

Masterclass 12:15 PM -1:15 PM

Building Brands That People Love

Author

Raul Rai

Cofounder, Nicobar

Masterclass 12:15 PM -1:15 PM

How To Get The First 1,000 Orders For Your D2C Brand

Author

Saahil Goel

CEO & Cofounder, Shiprocket

Fireside 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

SUGAR's Playbook To $100 Mn | Product-Market Fit - A Moving Goalpost

Author

Vineeta Singh

Cofounder & CEO, SUGAR

Author

Kaushik Mukherjee

Cofounder & COO, SUGAR

Author

Deepak Shahdadpuri

Managing Director, DSG Consumer Partners

Masterclass 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Tapping Into Social Video & Vernacular Content For Scaling Up Your D2C Brand

Author

Bimal Kartheek Rebba

Cofounder & COO, Trell

Masterclass 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

How Conversational Commerce Can Accelerate Your D2C Brand

Author

Beerud Sheth

Cofounder & CEO, Gupshup

Panel 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

D2C Secrets To Compete With FMCG Giants & Win

Author

Nitin Saluja

Founder, Chaayos

Author

Aarti Gill

Cofounder, OZiva

Author

Chakradhar Gade

Cofounder, Country Delight

Author

Shashank Mehta

Founder & CEO, The Whole Truth

Author

Dhimant Parekh

Founder & CEO, The Better Home

Author

Abhiroop Medhekar

Cofounder & CEO, Velocity

Panel 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Winning Customers Through Inclusive And Purposeful D2C Marketing

Author

Angad Bhatia

Founder, MensXP

Author

Amuleek Singh Bijral

Cofounder & CEO, Chai Point

Author

Ayushi Gudwani

Founder & CEO, FableStreet

Author

Nishanth Chandran

Founder & CEO, TenderCuts

Author

Raviteja Dodda

Founder & CEO, MoEngage

Masterclass 3:30 PM- 4:30 PM

The D2C Marketing Playbook For 10X Growth

Author

Tarun Sharma

Cofounder & CEO, mCaffeine

Panel 3:30 PM- 4:30 PM

Leveraging India’s Ecommerce Enablers To Scale Your D2C Brand

Author

Kapil Makhija

CEO, Unicommerce

Author

Swati Bhargava

Cofounder, CashKaro

Author

Pulkit Agrawal

Cofounder & CEO, Trell

Author

Nitya Sharma

Cofounder & CEO, Simpl

Author

Kumara Raghavan

Head, Startup Business (India), Amazon Internet Service

Author

Sanjay Mehta

Founder & Partner, 100X.VC

Masterclass 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Simplifying Cross Border Payments For D2C Brand Scale Up

Author

Shobhit Mohan

VP, Brand & Marketing, PayU

Fireside 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

From QSR To D2C — Secret To Veeba’s Success

Author

Viraj Bahl

Founder & MD, Veeba

Author

Nikhil Vora

Founder & CEO, Sixth Sense Ventures

Masterclass 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

4 Consumer Trends That Can Up Your D2C Game By 10X

Author

Sandeep Murthy

Partner, Lightbox

Panel 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Why D2C Brands Need To Address The Privacy & Security Conundrum

Author

Ramneek Khurana

Cofounder, Lenskart

Author

Raghav Chandra

Cofounder, UrbanCompany

Author

Rakesh Malhotra

Founder, Livpure

Author

Manisha Raisinghani

Cofounder & CTO, LogiNext

Author

Akhil Gupta

CTO, FabAlley

Author

Jatin Gambhir

Country Business Head, Akamai India

Fireside 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

How boAt Became The 5th Largest Global Wearable Brand

Author

Aman Gupta

Cofounder, boAt

Author

Rajiv Srivatsa

Partner & Investor, Antler

Fireside 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Lenskart's Journey To Building India's First Unicorn D2C Brand

Author

Peyush Bansal

CEO & Founder, Lenskart

Author

VAIBHAV VARDHAN

CEO & Cofounder, Inc42

Panel 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

How D2C Brands Are Giving India's $26 Bn Beauty & Personal Care Industry A Makeover

Author

Shantanu Deshpande

Founder & CEO, Bombay Shaving Company

Author

Malika Datt Sadani

Founder & CEO, The Moms Co.

Author

Manish Chowdhary

Co CEO, WOW Skin Science

Author

Manish Taneja

Cofounder & CEO, Purplle.com

Author

Ankur Pahwa

Partner, EY

Masterclass 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

The Secret Sauce Behind Licious' Journey To A 1000 Cr ARR Meat Brand

Author

Vivek Gupta

Cofounder, Licious

Masterclass 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

How Customer Engagement Powers D2C Growth

Author

Gaurav Gupta

Cofounder, Shipway

Masterclass 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

How D2C Brands Can Boost Conversions By Optimising Their Payment Experience

Author

Khilan Haria

Head of Product, Payments, Razorpay

Masterclass 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Leveraging Revenue-Based Financing To Multiply Your D2C Growth

Author

Abhiroop Medhekar

Cofounder & CEO, Velocity

Masterclass 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

How Headless Commerce Can Unlock Your D2C's Potential

Author

Navin Joshua

Cofounder & Director, GreenHonchos

Masterclass 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Designing For A Consumer Business

Author

Meeta Malhotra

Founder, The Hard Copy

Masterclass 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

How D2C Brands Can Drive Up Their Customer's Lifetime Value

Author

Rohan Shanbhag

VP, Business Development & Head Of Ecommerce, Delhivery

Masterclass 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

How To Solve The Conversion And Retention Puzzle For Your D2C Product

Author

Keyur Dhami

VP, Customer Success, WebEngage

Masterclass 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

D2C Growth Masterclass: What Comes After Product-Market Fit?

Author

Sanil Sachar

Founding Partner, Huddle

Masterclass 3:30- 4:00 PM

Live Commerce - The Next Big Wave For India's D2C Economy

Author

Ashwarya Garg

Cofounder, HYPD

Author

Akshay Bhatnagar

Cofounder, HYPD

Masterclass 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The D2C Playbook For Brands In Niche Markets

Author

Rana Atheya

Founder & CEO, DogSpot Meals & DogSpot.in

Panel 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Logistics Cost Reduction Strategies To Improve Your D2C Margins

Author

Vipul Gupta

Founder, Re'equil

Author

Trisha Rajani

Ex-COO, Dr. Vaidya's

Author

Agnim Gupta

Principal, Tech & Growth, Amrutam

Author

Rishabh Chopra

Founder, The Ayurveda Experience

Author

Gautam Kapoor

COO & Cofounder, Shiprocket

Masterclass 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Decoding The New Exit Opportunity For Digitally Native Businesses

Author

Bhavna Suresh

Cofounder, 10club

Masterclass 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Why Going AI-Native Should Be D2C's Big Bet For Growth

Author

Ashwini Asokan

Founder & CEO, Vue.ai

Panel 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

How VCs Value D2C Startups

Author

Pankaj Makkar

Managing Director, Bertelsmann India Investments

Author

Prasun Agarwal

Partner, A91 Partners

Author

Anjana Sasidharan

Head, India & South East Asia Growth Investments, L Catterton

Author

VS Kannan Sitaram

Venture Partner, Fireside Ventures

Author

Rajesh Sawhney

Founder, GSF Accelerator

Author

Ash Lilani

Managing Partner & Cofounder, Saama Capital

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