TiE Delhi-NCR Conducts India Internet Day 2019

28th April 2019 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |


New Delhi, April 26, 2019: TiE Delhi-NCR has conducted the 8th annual India Internet Day (iDay), a conference for Internet entrepreneurs yesterday. Following the theme ‘India Internet Unboxed: Getting ready for a 100 Unicorns’, the conference assembled leading entrepreneurial minds in India and key players from the Chinese start-up ecosystem.

The day registered the presence of over 1,000 delegates, including several start-ups, top unicorns, industry leaders, investors, mentors, policy-makers, and other key stakeholders. In a trendsetting move, iDay 2019 invited leading Chinese VCs to shed light on the start-up landscape in China.

The speakers included Hans Tung, Partner-GGVC, the investor associated with 14 unicorns, Helen Wong, Partner- Qiming Venture, and Yun Lou, Founder & CEO – Clubfactory. Speaking on the event, Rajan Anandan, President – TiE Delhi-NCR shared, “The focus of today’s event is to encourage and help innovative internet-centric start-ups in learning how to unbox the full potential of their ambitious ventures.”

Rajesh Sawhney, Co-founder & CEO of InnerChef delivered the welcome address, with the opening keynote delivered by Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO – Paytm. “India is among the ‘first world’ as far as investment in start-ups is concerned,” said Vijay.

Highlighting the positive transformations in the country’s entrepreneurial landscape, the co-chair for the conference Vani Kola, Co – Chair for the event & Managing Director – Kalaari Capital, said, “India is finally going beyond the 3Ms: male, metros & millennials and using the 3Vs to do so: voice, video & vernacular.”

In the first keynote on ‘Unboxing Innovation & Empowering Startups’ , Anant Maheshwari – President , Microsoft India mentioned, “The value of India is in that bottom of the pyramid of SME.” Deepinder Goyal, Founder & CEO – Zomato, urged entrepreneurs to draw value from outside India, valuations from India as part of the panel discussion on ‘Unboxing Indian Tech Going Global’.

Speaking on ‘Entrepreneurial Milestones: Unboxing Pivots and Pirouettes to Exits’ Kunal Shah, Founder & CEO, Cred urged aspiring entrepreneurs, “It’s not the storytelling but the clarity of thoughts that can make your start-up successful.”

The leadership conference iDay 2019 was sponsored by Microsoft India, Avendus Capital, and several key partners.

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