Startup Grind Chennai Hosts Suresh Kalpathi (Angel Investor & Founder-AGS, SSI)


Suresh Kalpathi, Angel Investor & Founder-AGS, SSI

He is an extremely successful entrepreneur, and is now an active venture capitalist, angel investor, and businessman. He starting off his entrepreneurial journey in 1991 with SSI Ltd, which was one of India's leading IT and IT Training Firms. He had successfully bought out Aptech and merged SSI's education arm with Aptech. He later sold SSI to the PVP Group for around INR 10 Billion. Having built and created a hugely successful global brand, the Kalpathi Group has now turned its focus on encouraging young entrepreneurs to create new global brands with their flagship company Kalpathi Investments, a Chennai based VC Fund.  The group is also developing an entertainment business on its own under the brand of AGS that includes production, distribution and exhibition.




6:30 Networking and Food
7:30 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking


Hosted By Sriram Sekhar, Chennai Startup Grind Chapter Director

He found his entrepreneurial calling early in life, and after working with top global and Indian consulting companies & finance houses for several years, he started his own venture  - S.M.A.R.T Advisors, a financial consulting and advisory firm based out of Chennai, India, focused on helping entrepreneurs with business strategies and raising funds. He also recently started South India's first professional dog walking service - though this is still a very nascent concept in India.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @@SMARTAdvisors

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S.M.A.R.T Advisors S.M.A.R.T Advisors is a boutique strategy advisory & independent research firm based out of Chennai‚ India. They provide a wide gamut of services, ranging from strategy & financial consultancy to facilitating fund raising, M&A, and joint ventures. They also offer independent equity, industry, and other specialized research services.


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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • Abbas

    Contact ph Num pl?

    December 16, 2013

  • Padam

    I would like to join.

    December 9, 2013

    • Sriram

      You can come to the venue and pick up tickets

      December 16, 2013

    • balasubramanian

      Thank you!

      December 16, 2013

  • balasubramanian

    How do I register online. I tried couple of times, but the link was not working for me...

    December 16, 2013

    • Sriram

      You can come to the venue and pick up tickets

      December 16, 2013

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