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StartupsVsCovid19: Sequoia India’s GV Ravishankar On Shifting Paradigms In The Indian VC Ecosystem

With the world going under quarantine, even the venture capital (VC) outlook is bleak for 2020. With layoffs on the cards for startups, VCs have also braced themselves for a slowdown. Besides the revenue of their portfolio startups and returns on investment, the funding capacity of VCs has also taken a hit due to crashing public markets. So how should startups approach fundraising in such a climate? Find out in the Inc42 Ask Me Anything Session With Sequoia India managing director GV Ravishankar.

About AMA

In our previous AMA session with Indifi cofounder, Alok Mittal, we discussed objectives of the StartupsVsCovid-19 team and how Indian founders volunteering against the war against the impact of #Covid-19. 

We launched our #StartupsVsCovid19 #AskMeAnything series with 3one4 Capital’s Siddarth Pai and ventured into a discussion of investments outlook of 2020. We also discussed the new consumer persona in a post Covid-19 world with Lightbox partner Siddharth Talwar.

For our next session, we are happy to announce our next guest for the series – GV Ravishankar, Managing Director, Sequoia India

About The Session

During the session, Ravishankar would delve into the Shifting Paradigms In The Indian VC Ecosystem. The Sequoia India MD would also be addressing the market outlook and expectations considering the current slowdown in the economy.

The Session Will Cover

  • Optimistic Markets Vs Pessimistic Markets
  • Merger Of Tech, Startups & Business
  • Multiple Expectations: Risky Vs Safe Bets
  • Back To The Fundamentals: Health | Education | Finance

About GV Ravishankar and Sequoia India

Ravishankar is currently on the boards of companies such as BYJU’s, Capital Float, Finova Capital, HomeLane, Rebel Foods, Rupeek, Suburban Diagnostics and Turtlemint among others. 

With a huge portfolio, Sequoia India is one of the most successful VC firms in the market. The firm’s objective is to help daring founders build legendary companies from idea to IPO and beyond.

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Inc42 is a leading Indian media and information platform, known for its end-to-end coverage of the Indian startup ecosystem. Starting 5 years ago, Inc42 has now become the gateway to the Indian startup ecosystem, having published more than 20,000 stories and touching the lives of more than 20 Million people in India every month.