LetsVenture

  • Bangalore, India
  • FinTechCrowdfunding, Platform, Marketplace, Mobile

Online Platform that connects Startups to Investors to make startup funding easy.

Founded:
2013
Stage:
Steady Revenues
Market:
B2B

Startup Video

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New twist to the Funding game, Bluegape raises INR 1.5Cr through online platform LetsVenture | http://yourstory.com/2014/01/bluegape-funding-l...

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Economic Times Coverage of the First Funding on the platform | http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/emergi...

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Mint mentions LetsVenture as one of the key developments in 2013 in startup-ecosystem | http://www.livemint.com/Specials/FHhRS8fyMjZcXX...

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LetsVenture Kyron Samurai Startup Mixer in Bangalore | http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/emergi...

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LetsVenture coverage in HT during TC 2013 | http://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/ind...


Founded

Company Incorporated as Pvt. Ltd. in Bangalore, India

May

2013

New Team Member

First Employee Hired

Jul

New Product Release

Test Beta of platform launched.

Jul

Customer

FIrst Commitment-to-Closure signed

Jul

New Product Release

Soft Launch of platform.

Sep

Customer

1st cheque received!

Sep

Customer

1st Syndicate Opens. Closed in a week.

Nov

Other

Tier2/3 Citiy Startup workshops (Cochin on 23rd Nov)

Nov

New Product Release

Public Beta Launched

Dec

Customer

Close 3 more syndicates Validate Carry Model Bring Corporates Onboard

Jan

2014

Customer

Validate Institutional Investor Subscription Service Providers Listing

Apr

Customer

Validate Angel Investor Subscription

Oct

Jobs


Manager - Partnerships Sales & Marketing
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Bangalore, India
Strategic Partnerships, partner/business development

Job Description
Job Description – Manager (Partnerships) for a Series-A funded startup, LetsVenture (3-5 years work exp.), Bangalore based

LetsVenture (LV) is India's most trusted marketplace for Investors and Startups, founded in 2013 by Shanti Mohan, Angel Investor & Sanjay Jha, an experienced technology geek. With VC backers Accel Partners and IDG Ventures, and advisors like Ratan Tata & Mohandas Pai and angel investors like Sharad Sharma (ex-CEO Yahoo, Founder iSpirt), Rajan Anandan (MD, Google India) and Kunal Bahl (Founder Snapdeal), LetsVenture has disrupted the funding ecosystem in India.
LetsVenture is looking for a full time manager for managing its partnerships, based out of Bangalore and work closely with the top management.

The responsibilities include:
1. To manage all partnerships with key startup ecosystem stakeholders
2. To develop new relationships with Accelerators/Incubators/ Corporates
3. To work with Accelerators/Incubators to help them find new startups and market their existing startups through LetsVenture platform
4. To program manage LetsIgnite events – coordinate with all important stakeholders
5. Responsible for revenue through sponsorship proposals to relevant stakeholders
6. To lead conversations with central and state governments

Skills Required:
1. Proven record of being process oriented and diligent at handling business revenue and operations
2. Excellent communication skills
3. Ability to work across teams
4. A high self-driven attitude is a key skill required
5. Prior experience of being a founder (or having worked) at a startup is preferable

Architect/Engineering Head Software Engineer
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Bangalore, India
Ruby on Rails, AWS, reactjs

Job Description
Skills:
  1. Expert in Ruby on Rails, MVC framework, Object Oriented design for large/complex product
  2. Expert in Javascript framework preferrably AngularJS or Backbone.js
  3. Expert in Web development technologies – HTML, CSS, Javascript, Bootstrap, jQuery
  4. Experienced in AWS – EC2, RDS, SES, S3
  5. Experienced in building web application with high Performance, Scalability, Database optimization, Logging and Analytics
  6. Experienced in building custom reusable UI controls/widgets
  7. Experienced in Mobile App development for iOS and Android using native, Phonegap, Sencha Touch, jQuery UI, Appcelerator etc.
  8. You should have anywhere between 4-8 years of experience
  9. Proven track record of working in Agile teams with TDD (Test Driven Development)
  10. Self motivated and passionate person willing to put his best effort and make a difference to the world we live in
  11. Experience in managing a team of 3-5 developers, product management and customer interactions will be an added advantage
Role:
Be part of the core engineering team at a startup, where you will work on the complete life cycle of defining, designing and developing a product. The role will also include being part of our team for all product reviews, and talking and validating the product with customers.

The remuneration will include equity and industry standard salary.

Frontend Developer Software Engineer
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Bangalore, India
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, reactjs

Job Description
Skills:
  1. Expert in taking a photoshop design to HTML/CSS/Javascript/jQuery
  2. Proven portfolio of developing Web sites with slick user interfaces
  3. Good Knowledge of backend development preferrably using Ruby on Rails or other frameworks like PHP, Django, Java
  4. Experience in Client side Javascript frameworks like AngularJS or ReactJS will be an added advantage
  5. You should have anywhere between 2-4 years of experience
  6. You should be passionate about building world class user interfaces for the web
Role:
Be part of the core engineering team at a startup, where you will work on the complete life cycle of defining, designing and developing a product. The role will also include being part of our team for all product reviews, and talking and validating the product with customers.

The remuneration will include equity and industry standard salary.

Deal Manager [Series A/B deals on LV Titans] Operations
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Bangalore, India
investment banking

Job Description
LetsVenture is India’s premier platform for Startup & VC investments.

Our Angel investing platform has enabled 145 companies to raise $54M since 2014. Our portfolio has gone on to raise follow-on funding from Sequoia, Matrix, SAIF, IDG among others.

We have recently forayed into launching LV Titans - a private and exclusive platform for family offices to access LP investments into select VC Funds from across Silicon Valley, Israel and India, as well as direct investment opportunities into growth stage companies. This is a pioneering platform to bring a diverse set of UHNIs who bring domain expertise, business acumen and networks along with their capital.

We are now looking to expand our team to enable more Series A and B fundraises for growth stage startups which pass our curation criteria. LetsVenture is creating value in this segment by bringing all the sources of capital for such growth stage startups - apart from VCs, LV has built exclusive access to family offices, Corporates and funds across Singapore, Middle East, Japan and China.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop proprietary understanding and view of the market to identify high quality growth stage deals
  • Evaluate and analyze the companies to ensure they meet LV's curation criteria
  • Provide inputs to the Product team to improve the platform matching and investor experience
  • Work closely with the VC and Family Office Relations team to syndicate deals 
  • Manage the Due-Diligence and Paperwork closure for deals with the help of relevant team

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication and social skills
  • Excellent analytical and due-diligence capabilities to vet startups
  • Deep understanding and passion for Startups & Venture Capital
  • Collaborative mindset to work together with internal teams and external partners to build the platform business (This role is very different from individual-centric investment banking roles, as the focus is on building a scalable platform whose dependancy on the deal manager is minimized over time)

Executives with prior experience in Investment Banking or PE/VC firms would be highly preferred.

Vice President - Family Office Relations [LV Titans] Sales & Marketing
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Bangalore, India
Business Development, , Communication skills, Relationship management

Job Description
LetsVenture is India’s premier platform for Startup & VC investments.

Our Angel investing platform has enabled 135 companies to raise $50M since 2014. Our portfolio has gone on to raise follow-on funding from Sequoia, Matrix, SAIF, IDG among others.

We have recently forayed into launching LV Titans - a private and exclusive platform for family offices to access LP investments into select VC Funds from across Silicon Valley, Israel and India, as well as direct investment opportunities into growth stage companies. This is a pioneering platform to bring a diverse set of UHNIs who bring domain expertise, business acumen and networks along with their capital.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Connect with Family Offices and UHNIs (with net worth of INR 250+ Cr) and onboard them to LV Titans
  • Manage LV Titans’ relations with Family Offices across India - frequent travel necessary
  • Educate the Family Offices about the LetsVenture platform and the Startup & VC asset class
  • Organize exclusive dinners and forums for 20-25 UHNIs in various cities (Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata etc)
  • Work closely with the Deal Sourcing team, to take curated deals to relevant Family Offices

Skills Required

  1. Excellent communication and social skills
  2. High energy, and ability to travel as necessary
  3. Understanding of UHNIs and general awareness of financial markets and products
  4. Deep understanding and passion for Startups & Venture Capital landscape in India

Executives with prior experience in Investment Banking, Wealth Management or PE/VC firms would be highly preferred.

Team Summary

Passionate About Making an Impact to the Startup Ecosystem. Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors part of the founding team,
Cumulative 40+ years experience. All Founders full time. Besides the founders, a full time engineering team of 5., alon

Team

Founding Team

Shanti Mohan


Founder, CEO

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Sanjay Jha


Co-Founder, CPO

Building a scalable platform for the connected Startup ecosystem in India

WORK

LetsVenture (2013 - present)
Founder

Aptean (2012 - 2012)
VP, Product Engineering

CDC Software (2007 - 2011)
Director, software development

EDUCATION

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
GMITE • 2007 - 2007

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Integrated MTech • 1990 - 1995

Paras Malhotra


Startup Relations
WORK

Axis Bank (2014 - 2014)
Summer Intern

Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. (2010 - 2013)
Assistant Manager

Centre for Civil Society (2009 - 2009)
Intern

EDUCATION

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Post Graduate Programme • 2013 - 2015

Punjab Engineering College
BACHELOR • 2006 - 2010

Sunitha Ramaswamy


Director, Deals
WORK

Aavishkaar (2011 - present)
Associate

Microfinance Information eXchange (2011 - 2011)
Consultant

UMass - Isenberg School of Management (2008 - 2010)
Graduate Assistant

EDUCATION

Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst
MBA • 2008 - 2010

Visvesvaraya Technological University
BE • 2001 - 2005

vvssphs
1998 - 1999

Team Members

Ganesh Nayak


Investor Relations

Worked as Product Manager for Ixigo before joining as co-founder.

WORK

LetsVenture (2014 - present)
Investor Relations

MentorSquare Advisors Ltd (2011 - 2013)
Company Evangelist

Saarthi Integrated Consulting LLP (2010 - 2011)
Marketing Executive

EDUCATION

RVCE
BE • 2007 - 2011

Bishop Cotton Boys' School
ICSE • 1998 - 2005

Abhimanyu Bisht


Director, Partnerships

Director, Partnerships @ LetsVenture

WORK

LetsVenture (2017 - present)
Director - Partnerships and Investor Relations

Qikpod (2015 - 2017)
Regional Manager

TLabs (2014 - 2015)
Manager

EDUCATION

Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur
PGDM • 2006 - 2008

Delhi University
Graduation • 2002 - 2005

Gyan Bharati School, New Delhi

Product/Service Summary

Let'sVenture takes startup funding online. It is an online platform that allows startups to create their profile and connect to investors. We allow easy Syndication for faster funding closure, and provide Commitment-to-Closure package to help close the funding process.

Product/Service Descriptions