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 hosted an EdTech Venture Capital Bootcamp on 1st December 2018 at EVC Ventures, India.
This Bootcamp witnessed participation of leading global investors and industry experts from Bertelsmann, Google, EVC Ventures, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, among others.
The EdTech Capital Bootcamp received tremendous interest from startups all over the country. Among the selected EdTech startups, who presented their ideas were Roybi from Silicon Valley, My Learning Guru, Handy Train, Reculta among others.
Keynote speakers and Judges of the EdTech Venture Capital Bootcamp included, Pranjal Kumar, Vice President, Bertelsmann India Investments & Corporate Centre; Shri R K Pathak, Deputy Director General IC, DoT, Government of India; Rachit Jain, Head of Education Industry, Google; Jay Khan, EVC Ventures and Anurag Vibhuti, Deputy Director, TCOE, Government of India.
“Each year different 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, 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 EdTech 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.
It doesn’t end here. It will be followed by other tracks in 2019.