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: Team Building & Scaling through a Startup's Journey
Date: Friday, 9th October, 2020
Time: 4 PM to 5:15 PM


Venkat Raju
Member, Indian Angel Network

Venkat Raju is an accomplished serial entrepreneur (3 exits - 2 in Silicon Valley and 1 in Bangalore). He is also a seasoned corporate executive and has led large organizations at F500 corporations spanning multiple industries; select roles include Chief Data Officer of Merrill Lynch, Senior Vice President (Products) at VerticalNet, Chief Architect at British Telecom, Managing Director APAC for ACI Worldwide - based out of the U.S, Europe and APAC.

As a technology evangelist, he is an active Angel Investor, Advisor & Board Member in startups (current portfolio - 55 startups). He is also active in startup-led Digital Transformation & Innovation ecosystems in the U.S & India.

Key learnings and takeaways 
- How to look for and select the right co-founders, leadership team and advisors
- Hiring the extended team
- Creating, building and maintaining organisational culture
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