DFAN Masterclass Seriesby Industry Experts

DFAN runs Masterclasses for both entrepreneurs as well as investors. These are conducted by domain experts in specialized business areas including Legal, Technology, Leadership, Marketing & Sales, etc. These structured master classes are FREE and are aimed to provide guidance to angel investors and budding start-up founders in their investment and entrepreneurial journeys.

This is in keeping with our philosophy of ‘adding value’ to entrepreneurs, investors and our ecosystem at large

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    Masterclass 1

    Term Sheet & Shareholding AgreementDate: April 17, 2021, Saturday

    Time: 11:30 AM

    Varun SethiLawyer, Consultant, Blockchain Expert, and a Public Speaker

    Vivek Gupta (Moderator)Co-founder & Director -DFAN, Mentor & Angel Investor, Digital Transformation Consultant

    • Important Clauses in Term Sheet & Shareholders Agreement to protect the interest of Investors- Tag-Along & Drag-Along Rights, Right of first refusal or right of the first offer, Exit Clause, Liquidation Clause, Anti Dilution and Post Governance Clause.
    • Crucial information in these documents: Investment Instrument, Valuation, Pre-money, and Post-money cap table.
    • Other significant Clauses:  Appointment of the Board of Observer, Secondary Sale, and ESOP creation.

    Masterclass 2

    How AI is Disrupting E-CommerceDate & Time: 7 May ’21 at 9:30 PM (IST)

    Srinivas KilambiPh.D., CFA, Successful Entrepreneur having 24 patents have raised 100Mn+ in VC/PE funding, and had two successful exits to his credit.


    Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Green Building Materials, Green Chemicals, Bio-Refineries, Biomass, solar, nanotechnology, biotechnology, clean water. Webinar Session on Impact of AI in the E-commerce sector and its relevance in current COVID time

    Masterclass 3

    Technology Innovation in Covid Era: A Perspective on Startups’ RoleDate & Time: 8 May ’21 at 11:30 AM (IST)

    Siddhartha BhattacharyaSecretary-General NATHEALTH
    Siddhartha brings over twenty years of leadership experience in the health, technology, and technology-enabled services sector across India and the USA

    Vivek Gupta (Moderator)Co-founder & Director -DFAN, Mentor & Angel Investor, Digital Transformation Consultant

    The panel discussion will start with summarising the ground situation of COVID 19 second wave, touch up the Six Pillars of Covid response, and discuss the new possibilities Start-ups can bring in through Technology Innovation to manage the potential threats staring the world

    Masterclass 4 in collaboration with FITT, IIT Delhi

    Introduction to Intellectual PropertyDate & Time: 15 May ’21 at 11:30 AM (IST)

    Pooja BhatiaChief Manager, i-TTO – FITT, IIT Delhi (https://fitt-iitd.in/innovation-technolgy/). MBA (Tech Management), with all 3 credentials: Registered Patent Agent, Internationally recognized Certified Licensing Professional and Registered Technology Transfer Professional with 15 years of experience, transferred 65 technologies.

    Vivek Gupta (Moderator)Co-founder & Director -DFAN, Mentor & Angel Investor, Digital Transformation Consultant

    The session will cover:
    1. Misconceptions around Intellectual Property
    2. Do’s and Don’ts of IP
    3. Process for Assessment
    4. Filing
    5. Jurisdiction

    Masterclass 5

    DFAN Masterclass: Creating Value Through StartupsDate & Time: 17 October, 11:30 AM (IST)

    RUPINDER SINGHCEO, BioHouse Solutions Pvt. Ltd

    Biotech gold medalist with 25 years experience in biotech research & marketing, with last 10 years in successful entrepreneurial venture. He has done M.Sc. In Biotechnology from Panjab University, Chandigarh and has also been Regional Director Asia (Kerry group). BD Biosciences Head, India. He has earned several awards including Braveheart award, 3 times in a row at BD, Several magazines & media coverage and has worked with several startups including own venture and got investors an ROI of 15x in 4 years

    What will be covered?Invest within circle of competence (Passion) 2) Startups with durable competitive advantage 3) Only productive assets/startups with solid cash flow and margin 4) Evaluate team/company 5) Invest.. Don’t gamble 6) Negotiate hard and judge 7) Create value when you buy