The odds of getting venture capital funding for an early stage startup is about one in a thousand. It’s unsurprising that every now and then startups seek the best way to raise capital and scale their companies.
With this in mind, EVC Ventures & Oracle hosted a Blockchain Venture Capital Bootcamp on 30th June 2018 at EVC Ventures, India.
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This Bootcamp witnessed participation of leading global investors and industry experts from Oracle, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, EVC Ventures, TLabs, YourNest Venture Capital, IVCA, Indian Angel Network, and many more.
The Blockchain Venture Capital Bootcamp received tremendous interest from startups all over the country. Among the selected Blockchain-based startups, who presented their ideas were Sofocle Technologies, Cypherock, Yantha, Braingroom, EtherInc among others.
Keynote speakers and Judges of the Blockchain Venture Capital Bootcamp were Sunil Padmanabh, Senior Director at Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem, JAPAC; Balaji Thiruvengadam, Chief Technology Officer at EVC Labs; Ravi Pinto, Director Product Management at Oracle Cloud Platform; Jay Khan, Managing Partner, EVC Ventures; Girish Shivani, Executive Director and Fund Manager at YourNest Venture Capital; Sandro Stephen, Regional Head of North India operations, IAN; Anurag Vibhuti, Deputy Director at TCOE, Government of India; Soaib Grewal, Venture Partner at TLabs, etc.
”We are happy to join hands with Oracle for the Season 2 of our Bootcamp series. Every year many startups come to us asking what is the best way to raise capital and scale their companies. These Bootcamps are our endeavor to help and support startups by creating a conducive ecosystem for new economy and technology companies in India, enabling them to have better access to global markets, funding, investors, and mentors.” – Jay Khan, Managing Partner, EVC Ventures
The idea behind this initiative was to get startups working in the Blockchain domain for over 12 months, with a POC, present their ideas to a set of VCs and industry leaders who could potentially be willing to look at these ventures for their respective portfolios or help them accelerate their journey with mentorship support.
“Oracle is delighted to partner with EVC ventures for the Blockchain Bootcamp. Startups can accelerate their Blockchain innovation through Oracle and rapidly move their blockchain ideas into the marketplace. Oracle Global Startup ecosystem works with innovative startups who are building blockchain use cases in any domain or vertical.” – Sunil Padmanabh, Senior Director, Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem
It doesn’t end here. This is a 4-season long Bootcamp and each season will have a different theme. The Blockchain Venture Capital Bootcamp will be followed by the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Venture Capital Bootcamp and the EdTech Venture Capital Bootcamp respectively for the next two quarters.