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#StartupsVsCovid19: AMA With Lightbox’s Siddharth Talwar On The New Indian Consumer In A Post-Covid World

While Covid-19 has come across as a demonitisation moment for healthtech startups considering the surge in the demand for online healthcare marketplaces, on the other side, many startups are still facing the dilemma of cost cutting so as to extend their business runways for another year, owing to the current uncertainty in the market.

About AMA

Over the previous two weeks, we have had the opportunity to discuss various aspects pertaining to the impact of Covid-19 on the startup ecosystem in India in our #StartupsvsCovid19 #AskmeAnything series.

We discussed the investment outlook of 2020, alternatives to the current supply chain model, upcoming prospects in the healthtech sector in India; and much more with guests like — Siddarth Pai, founding partner, 3one4 Capital; Ashish Tulsian, Cofounder & CEO, POSist;  Dhruvil Sanghvi, CEO, LogiNext; and Prashant Tandon, CEO, 1mg.

Taking it further we are happy to announce our sixth guest for the series – Siddharth Talwar, Cofounder and Partner, Lightbox

About The Session

With Siddharth we will be discussing the change in the consumer mindset which will be visible post Covid-19 impact in India, the new opportunities and solving for the next billion. The Lightbox cofounder will also be talking about the new fundraising environment in India’s consumer space and much more. 

The Session Will Cover:

  • Identifying The Shifts In Consumer Behaviour
  • New Opportunities & Solving For The Next Billion
  • Consumer Sectors With Positive Tailwinds & Chance To Sustain The Spike
  • The New Fundraising Environment In India’s Consumer Space – Consolidation?
  • Why Brand Trust & Service Quality Will Be More Important Than Ever

About Siddharth Talwar & Lightbox

Representing one of the most successful investment portfolios in India, Venture Capital firm Lightbox is based out of Mumbai and actively invests in and builds early stage companies. With a diversified team of entrepreneurs, technologists and investors. The firm’s most recent investments include Furlenco, Rebel Foods, Melorra and Dunzo.

Before becoming a cofounder and a partner at Lightbox, Talwar started off his entrepreneurial venture with a vocational training company — Evolv. Over six years, the company evolved into a team of 300 employees training and assessing over 20,000 people a year across 200 cities in South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East. 



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