The IAN Knowledge Series hosted by Indian Angel Network is a series of varied masterclasses that aims to provide comprehensive insights to budding entrepreneurs, founders and business enthusiasts in the startup ecosystem as they grow their business. Each session is conducted by industry experts from the ecosystem and is hosted every Friday at 4 PM. From validating a business idea, government initiatives for startups, building a B2C brand, B2B selling, pricing strategy, term sheets to successful fundraising strategies, every week is insightful with lots of learnings.

Upcoming Session
Topic: Starting Up: Licenses, Registrations and Compliances
Date: Friday, 25th September, 2020
Time: 4 PM to 5:15 PM


Shruti Dvivedi Sodhi 
Partner, Khaitan Legal Associates

With over 25 years of experience across leading law firms, multinational organizations and a niche consulting outfit that she founded in 2016. Shruti’s experience as a lawyer is a culmination of working in different industry segments and the subject matter expertise that it brought forth. Funds, start-ups, FMCG, BFSI, IT, telecommunications, infrastructure, private equity and venture capital, general corporate and compliance are some areas that she has worked for and counselled. 


Jehaan Shroff 
Associate Partner, Khaitan Legal Associates

As a transaction specialist, Jehaan provides strategic and transaction advice to Indian and foreign clients with respect to inward and outbound investments. Jehaan has an extensive experience of dealing with domestic and cross-border transactions pertaining to private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, share sale arrangements, joint ventures, debt financing, debt refinancing and structured finance. He has advised clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups across various sectors including insurance, hospitality, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, financial services, information technology and social media. 

Key learnings and takeaways 
  1. Concept of Start-up
  2. Choosing the appropriate business structure
    • Structuring your business
    • Make a choice: Pros vs Cons 
    • Process of Incorporation
  3. Obtaining licenses and registrations depending on the sector and structure
  4. Start-up India Initiative
    • What is the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT)? 
    • Benefits of getting your venture recognised with DPIIT
    • Registration with DPIIT: A snapshot of the process
  5. Corporate Governance
    • Legal compliances
    • Impact of non-compliance
  6. Protect your idea: register your intellectual property
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