CNBC-TV18 launches ‘India’s Angels’
15 January 2013, Chennai: CNBC-TV18 is set to launch ‘India’s Angels’, India’s first ever special TV series on Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and Seed Funds. The series attempts to bring to the forefront the role of the most critical cog in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It will focus on the investor community that is responsible for investing funds that fuel and drive the entrepreneurship and start up scenario in our country. With the objective of introducing India to motivating stories,
CNBC-TV18’s Executive Editor Shereen Bhan will put together this special series featuring some of India's most prominent early stage investors.
Angel Investors and Seed Funds are increasingly evolving as the key financiers for startups and early stage enterprises. They are evidently playing a crucial role in revolutionizing the start-up ecology. A shocking revelation proves that 90% of the startups fail to sustain beyond initial years, only due to shortage of funds. So what makes some start ups click? What do the VCs and Angel investors look at before funding? Do VCs get allured with fancy ideas or do they calculate the feasibilities of business matrices?
CNBC-TV18’s ‘India’s Angels’ will try and find answers to some of the above mentioned questions and bring you an insight into the thinking of some renowned startup benefactors. The show is designed in a dynamic manner to comprehend and encourage the prospective entrepreneur pool in India. The special series will capture successful financers, along with the entrepreneurs they have funded.
Find out more about why Google India's Chief Rajan Anandan, has turned Angel. Why Deep Kalra, Founder of Makemytrip is now backing other entrepreneurs. How Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder of One97 Communications has managed to set up a 100 million dollar fund. Also Watch some of India's best known VC's like Sanjeev Agarwal of Helion Ventures, Jayant Sinha, Managing Director of Omidyar Network India Advisors, Bharti Jacob, Co-founder of Bangalore based Seedfund, Sasha Mirchandani and Prashant Choksey, Founders of Mumbai Angels on the changes in India's entrepreneurial ecosystem, their investment and mentoring mantra’s.
Commenting on this special series, Shereen Bhan says, “Startups have gained a lot of momentum, but we are still at a nascent stage. We believe that collectively a lot of work needs to be done to aid and sustain this sunrise sector. We consider the emergence of startup investors as an extremely vital element for the much needed entrepreneurial thrust. India’s Angels is more than just inspiring and we don’t want to just narrate a tale and stop there. We intend to play a constructive role of evangelizing young risk takers, give them the confidence to embark on their entrepreneurial mission.”
India’s Angels – Starts 19 January 2013. Timings: Sat 8:30 pm, Sun 10:30 pm
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The Network18 Group is a media and entertainment company with interests in television, internet, films, e-commerce, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses. Through its subsidiary ‘TV18 Broadcast Ltd.’ [BSE: 532800, NSE: TV18BRDCST], the group operates news channels - CNBC-TV18, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD,CNBC Awaaz, CNN-IBN, IBN-7 and IBN-Lokmat (a Marathi regional news channel in partnership with the Lokmat group). TV18 also operates a joint venture with Viacom, called Viacom18, which houses a portfolio of popular entertainment channels – Colors, Colors HD,MTV, SONIC, Comedy Central, VH1 and Nick - and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the group’s filmed entertainment business. TV18 and Viacom18 have also recently announced a strategic joint venture called IndiaCast, a multi-platform ‘content asset monetisation’ entity mandated to drive domestic and international channel distribution, placement services and content syndication for the bouquet of channels from TV18,Viacom18 and other broadcasters. TV18 has also forayed into the Indian factual entertainment space through A+E Networks | TV18 (Joint venture between A+E Networks and TV18 Broadcast), which has recently launched a new channel – HistoryTV18. Through ‘Network18 Media & Investments Ltd.’ [BSE: 532798, NSE: Network18], the group operates its digital, publishing and e-commerce assets including moneycontrol.com, ibnlive.com, in.com and firstpost.com. ‘Network18’ also operates e-commerce properties like HomeShop18 and bookmyshow.com and publishes Forbes India, the nation's first local edition of a foreign news magazine title and one of the world’s most influential business brands, in collaboration with Forbes Media. In addition, through ‘Network18’, the group operates Newswire18, providing real time financial information and news terminal services, and Infomedia18, a player in the special interest publishing space as well as E18, the group’s event management venture and Sport18, its sports management and marketing venture. ‘Network18’ has investments in Yatra, DEN Networks and other Capital18 portfolio companies. For more information, log on to www.network18online.com
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