Most founders would love to get the chance to receive capital from venture capital firms, but not many know and see the value in getting family offices as investors. Family offices can come with unique capabilities, networks and insights valuable to any growing startup. This session will provide valuable insights on how to identify relevant family offices, understand their investment priorities and preferences, and build long-lasting relationships with them.
Dr. Aarti Gupta is a seasoned investment strategist who has been at the helm of the investment strategy her family office, Jagran Group, for the past 13 years. She oversees the management of the family's assets, develops and implements investment strategies, monitors performance, and ensures that investments are in line with the family's objectives and risk tolerance.
In addition, Dr. Gupta is the Chief Investment Officer at DBR Ventures, an venture-investing firm that invests in innovative early-stage start-ups with transformative solutions. She brings a unique perspective to her investment roles due to her strong background in investment strategy and economics. She has also served as an investor on India's first reality start-up funding TV Show, Horses Stable, where she seeks out companies with innovative and transformative solutions to significant problems. Inc42 has named her among the 30 Women Torchbearers Of India’s Startup Investment Space.
Dr. Gupta is committed to promoting women's entrepreneurship and currently serves as the National Head for FICCI FLO Start-ups, an ecosystem for women founders and funders. Her contributions have been instrumental in highlighting crucial issues related to the growth of women entrepreneurs at both the state and national levels. She is also the chairperson of the Start-up Committee and on board as an advisor to the Women's Entrepreneurial Committee of Merchant Chamber of UP.
As a TEDx speaker, Dr. Gupta actively speaks on topics related to entrepreneurship, investment, and finance. She is also on the boards of several family-owned businesses and invested start-ups, leveraging her investment strategy expertise to help these companies grow and succeed.
Dr. Gupta has a PhD in Economics from IIT, Kanpur, a post-graduate diploma in business studies from Harvard University, and a Master's degree in Economics from Northeastern University. She is also on the board of Harvard Alumni for Global Women's Empowerment
To interview these amazing investors, we have DueDash founder, serial entrepreneur, and investor Parul Madan. A global entrepreneur turned investor turned entrepreneur again. She combines knowledge, experiences, and successes from the corporate, entrepreneurial, and investor world all into one.
She is a successful entrepreneur who has founded and led many companies to successful exits. As an active early-stage investor, she has invested in 40 start-ups worldwide and is also Managing Director of Quake Europe, where she led the 5G Accelerator Program in partnership with Deutsche Telekom and RTL. Parul established the Founder Institute, a pre-seed accelerator program from Silicon Valley here in the Cologne region in 2017, and in 2020 founded DueDash with a mission to leave no investable start-ups behind.