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pi-fellows Sessions

Slides & Videos from the different sessions

8 week programme recently concluded. You can find decks / blogs / videos of most of the sessions on this page.

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Session 1: Fundamentals of VC by Manish Singhal

It is said that the VC industry is full of tribal knowledge. In this session, Manish tries to bring out the tribal knowledge on different aspects backed by data and trends.

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Session 2: Career in a VC by Subrata Mitra

Many aspire to become a VC. What doest it take? What does it mean? What does Life of a VC look like?. Subrata Mitra unveils it all in this interactive talk.

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Photo by Loic Leray on Unsplash

Session 3: Economics of a Fund by Samik Rakshit

Waterfalls don't just exits in the jungles. They exist in myriad forms and shapes within the fund distribution models. In this talk, Samik Rakshit tries to simplify the enigma of economics of a venture fund.

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Session 4: Deal Evaluation by Roopan Aulakh

Evaluating startups for investments is more of an art than science. Roopan Aulakh attempts to put a structure around this complex topic. Since most of the talk was a case study of a real startup, the slides below only cover the overall framework

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Session 5: Founder Evaluation by Alok Goyal

It is said that early stage investing is all about betting on the right founders. In this talk, Alok Goyal demystifies the complex subject of evaluating founders. For confidentiality reasons, since the talk was case study driven, only the deck has been published here.

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Session 6: Deal Sourcing by Pratim Pathak

Deal sourcing is the first towards an investment process in Venture Capital. Pratim Pathak from pi Ventures walks through the learnings developed on how to source effectively and strategically as a part of the pi fellows program.

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Session 7: Building a Thesis by Prayank Swaroop

VCs typically get to talk to variety to startups across different segments. How do they prepare themselves to be able to do handle this variety. Thesis Building is one of the paths to get to a "prepared" mind state. In this talk Prayank Swaroop from Accel unravels a step by step guide to build a venture thesis.

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Session 8: Product Evaluation by Shamik Sharma

Product evaluation from investment perspective requires ones to see many "fits". In this talk, Shamik explores the various angles and approaches to evaluating the overall product framework

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Session 9: Evaluating Tech in Deep Tech by Manish Singhal

Evaluating technology in a deep tech venture is key to making investments. In this talk, Manish tries to put together a framework of evaluating tech and the context of tech.

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Session 10: Structuring a Deal

Pratik Poddar from Nexus shares his insights on how to structure the key terms in a deal negotiation. This talk was done more as an exercise between different teams. Sharing the video of the session below

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Session 11: Term Sheet Fundamentals

Samik Rakshit breaks down the terms in the term sheets in this talk.

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Session 12: Hard Decisions in VC

Ritesh Banglani breaks down some of the hard decisions a VC has to make on a daily basis.

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