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January 20, 2012

Internet & Mobile in Focus at APEX’11 PE/VC Summit

The Venture Intelligence APEX’12 Private Equity & Venture Capital Summit, scheduled for February 14 at Mumbai, is to feature a special panel discussion on the Internet & Mobile sector. Speakers on the panel, which will include a mix of Angel & VC investors, Entrepreneurs from the sector and Advisory Firms, will provide their outlook on investments in the sector for the next 3-5 years.

Speakers confirmed for the Internet & Mobile panel discussion include Mahesh Murthy, Founding Partner, Seedfund - one of the most prolific investors in startup IT companies in the country - and Alok Kejriwal, Founder, 2Win Group - an entrepreneur who has created several Internet- and Mobile-based businesses (like Contests2win, Mobile2win, Games2win, etc), raised VC funding for them and also successfully sold Mobile2win's China arm to Disney. Also confirmed to speak on the panel is former Bharti TeleTech CEO Sunil Goyal, an active angel investor and founder of early stage VC fund YourNest.

According to Venture Intelligence, the leading provider of data and analysis on PE/VC and M&A deals in India, Online Services (including especially E-Commerce) companies attracted a record 64 VC investments worth $238 million in 2011 (compared to just 19 investments worth $91 million in 2010). Mobile VAS companies attracted 13 VC investments worth $48 million in 2011. (These do not include the private equity rounds of $200 million commitment by SoftBank to mobile advertising firm InMobi or the $40 million rounds raised by e-commerce firms and Fashion and You)

“Instead of engaging in subjective debates on whether there is a bubble building in the e-commerce sector, etc., at APEX, we plan to have a deeper and more insightful discussion focusing on India-relevant business models, operational issues and challenges that need to be overcome to make today’s valuations seem like a bargain,” said Arun Natarajan, CEO of Venture Intelligence.

The APEX'12 Summit is India's largest Investor - Entrepreneur interface platform where more than 300 participants from the PE/VC deal ecosystem come together to interact and discuss the way forward for the industry. Other PE/VC Firms participating in the event include Ascent Capital, Exponentia Capital, FootPrint Ventures, Gaja Capital, Headland Capital, India Value Fund, Matrix Partners India, Multiples Private Equity, Peepul Capital, Sequoia Capital India, etc.

Benefits of Participating at APEX for entrepreneurs:

• Face-to-face interaction with leading Private Equity / Venture Capital investors.
• Learn from leading PE/VC backed entrepreneurs on their experience with raising funding.
• Networking with other entrepreneurs and leading intermediaries who assist in fund raising.
• Opportunity to be part of the 'Company Showcase' manual which will be mailed/distributed to leading PE/VC firms, Consultants & Investment Banks.

For participation details, email or call Gaurav at +91-44-4218-5180

More information about APEX ’12 is available at