ah! Ventures partners with Techstory as a key supporting partner for Techstory’s Pune event


4th January 2017 : ah! Ventures, one of the key players in the Indian startup ecosystem, is partnering with Techstory for their event “HouDe Startup” happening in Pune on 7th of January 2017. The event will focus on bring together entrepreneurs and investors who are interested in creating technology products for a global audience out of Pune.

Pune is home to a number of technology startups. Companies such as FirstCry, Arcatron Mobility, Druva, Helpshift, Megavenues, Townscript, Altizon Systems have all put Pune on the global map. The abundance of tech talent available in the city has fostered a culture of building technology products out of Pune. Consumer technology, manufacturing, hardware, IoT – Pune is home to startups which have the potential to create global companies. And this is exactly what Techstory’s latest event in Pune – “Hou De Startups” will focus on – How to build global tech companies out of Pune!

The 3 hour long event “HouDe Startup” will be held in Pune on the 7th of January from 5pm to 8 pm and will consist of networking, pitching session and a fireside chat. All these sections will focus on building global technology companies out of Pune. The one hour networking session will allow participants to interact with technology startup investors such as ah! Ventures, Kae Capital and more, mentors and other technology entrepreneurs. As a part of the pitching session 5 technology startups that Techstory believes have the ability to become global companies will pitch and get feedback from investors.

The Fireside chat will see Baishampayan Ghose, the co founder and CTO of Helpshift, talk about creating tech products for a global audience. Helpshift is a company based out of San Fransisco and Pune and till date has received $38.53M in 4 Rounds of funding from 7 Investors.  We at Techstory strongly believe that Indian startups are creating some really good products. However, entrepreneurs lack the attitude to create technology products for a global market. Through our events our effort is to create an attitude and a community to build for the global market rather than only building for Indian audiences. Our speaker Baishampayan will speak about how to go about creating a successful global product.

Ah! Ventures has always been supporting entrepreneurs with a global vision. As a part of this event ah! Ventures will be instrumental in evaluating and mentoring entrepreneurs that come forward with such a vision. The distinguished members of ah! Ventures are to be on the judging panel of this exciting event.

Expressing the gratitude towards with fruitful partnership, Dipti Gore, the founder and CEO of Techstory Media commented, “ah! Ventures is one of the key partners for Techstory. ah! Ventures comes on board with their rich experience of having dealt not only with startups but with the entire startup ecosystem. Their mentorship and support for this event and to all the startups that are associated with us will prove to be extremely valuable in our effort to building global technology companies out of Pune.

Commenting on the association between ah! Ventures and Techstory, Harshad Lahoti – Founder & CEO of ah! Ventures opined, “Techstory has always supported entrepreneurs by helping them reach the right audience, mentoring them and connecting them with right stakeholders in the startup space. Their event –HouDe Startup- an efforts towards building global tech companies -is surely the need of the hour for the Indian startup ecosystem. We are very excited to partner with Techstory in their effort to create global Tech out of India.

Since its inception in 2012, ah! Ventures, spearheaded by Founder and CEO Harshad Lahoti and Co-Founder Abhijeet Kumar, has crossed numerous milestones. With an intensive network of 850+ investors, 17000 entrepreneurs and a whopping 100 crores of investment raised till date, ah! Ventures has strived to be the best guiding hand for all the players in this ecosystem. With associations like these, ah! Ventures aims to create a holistic environment for collaborative partnerships and fruitful associations with all the pivotal players of the startup ecosystem.