An Introduction to Venture Capital and ESG Investing Seminar

Mode: In-Person & Digital

Venue: The Oberoi – Nilgiri Banquet Hall, New Delhi

TERI School of Advanced Studies is offering a high impact seminar on “An introduction to Venture Capital, ESG Investing and Sustainability”.

About Seminar

This seminar focuses on the venture capital cycle and typical venture-backed start-up companies. It covers the typical venture fund structure and related venture capital objectives and investment strategies, intellectual property, and common organizational issues encountered in the formation of start-ups. It covers matters relating to initial capitalization and early stage equity incentive and compensation arrangements, valuation methodologies, challenges of fundraising, due diligence, financing strategies, and harvesting. Attendees critically examine investment terms found in term sheets and the dynamics of negotiations between the owners and the venture capitalist. The seminar examines the role of venture capitalists in providing value addition during the growth phase for portfolio companies. Alternate financing channels that include incubators, accelerators, crowd-funding, angels, and super-angels are studied in depth.

ESG vision for India, mission, roadmap, ESG strategy for the Boards, ESG vision and policy evolution, challenges and limitations, evolving business models, Embedding ESG and Sustainability in investments, challenges, opportunities, Solutions and key activities are an integral part of the seminar.


TERI SAS was conceived to cater to the need of disseminating the vast reservoir of knowledge created by TERI, a not-for-profit, independent research institute recognized globally for its contribution to scientific and policy research in the realms of energy, environment, and sustainable development. It offers Master’s and Doctoral programmes in the disciplines of Law, Public Policy, Business Sustainability, Climate Science, Environmental Studies, Geoinformatics, Biotechnology, Water Science, Renewable Energy and Urban Development. It has been recognized globally for its contribution to scientific and policy research.

Seminar Learning Objectives

The main objective of the seminar is to provide attendees with the necessary theoretical and conceptual tools used in venture capital deals. The seminar provides the intellectual framework used in the venture capital process, valuation in venture capital settings, creating term sheets, the process of due diligence and deal structuring. Other learning objectives include building an understanding of harvesting through IPO, divestitures or M&A and strategic sales.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the fundamentals of venture capital
  • Understand the fund-raising process and sourcing of investment opportunities
  • Learn how to structure terms of investment
  • Analyse fund size and portfolio construction
  • Understand Value creation, Due-diligence, Board Composition and Exit Strategies
  • Develop familiarity with ESG Vision for India and learn CSR, Sustainability and ESG Integration

Programme Director

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Programme Coordinator

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Viney Sawhney
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Dr Shikha Mittal Shrivastav
Assistant Professor
TERI School of Advanced Studies
New Delhi

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Guest Speakers

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Prof. Prateek Sharma
Vice Chancellor
TERI School of Advanced Studies
New Delhi

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Shailesh Vickram Singh
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Bharat Kaushal
Managing Director
Hitachi India
New Delhi

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Dr Mukesh Kumar
Indian Institute of Technology

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Viral Thakker
Partner and Lead Strategy

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Hemendra Mathur
Bharat Innovation Fund
New Delhi

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Inderveer Singh
Founder and CEO
EVAGE Ventures Private Ltd

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Manoj Kohli
India Country Head
New Delhi

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Nipun Sahni
Apollo Global Management

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Somak Chattopadhyay
Managing Partner
Armory Square Ventures
New York

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Tim Hendrix
Sr. Director of Strategic Operations
True pill
San MateoCA

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Dr. Dileep Rao
Venture Capitalist and Professor
Florida International University

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Arvind Mathur
Private Equity Pro Partners

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Deepak Bagla
Managing Director and CEO
Invest India
New Delhi

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Target Audience

  • Finance Professionals
    Government Officials
    Corporate Attorneys
    Corporate Development Teams
    Consultants and Advisors
    Underwriters and Analysts



1stJuly, 2022


16thAugust, 2022


18th August, 2022


Upon completion of the “An Introduction to Venture Capital, ESG Investing and Sustainability” seminar, participants will be awarded a certificate from TERI School of Advanced Studies in recognition of completion of the seminar.


Fee: INR 149,000/US $2,000 inclusive of 18% GST per attendee. 25% early-bird- discount (INR 111,750/US $1500) for registration before July 31st, 2022.

Digital Option Fee: INR 99,000/US $1,350 inclusive of 18% GST per attendee. 25% earlybird-discount (INR 74,250/US $1,000) for registration before July 31st, 2022.

Group Discount: Save 10% per attendee progressively available for groups of 2 - 5 attendees for registration before July 31st, 2022.

GST fully absorbed by TERI.

One seat : Rs 111,750 / US $1,500
Two seats : Rs 100, 575 / US $1,350
Three seats : Rs 89,400 / US $1,200
Four seats : Rs 78,225 / US $1,050
Five seats : Rs 67,050 / US $900

Sponsorship Opportunities with Free Attendee Options:

Bronze Sponsorship: 2.5 Lacs / US $3,350 (Free Seat for 1 attendee)

Silver Sponsorship: Rs. 5 Lacs / US $6,650(Free Seat for 2 attendees)

Golden Sponsorship: Rs. 7.5 Lacs / US $10,000 (Free Seat for 3 attendees)

Platinum Sponsorship: Rs. 10 Lacs / US $13,500(Free Seat for 4 attendees)

Sponsor names and logos will appear in all seminar materials, external marketing and Oberoi Banquet Hall publicity.

Contact Persons

Queries related with Seminar

Dr Shikha M Shrivastav (Programme Coordinator)
Contact No: 9650977533

Queries related with registration

Ms Sonika Goyal

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