A CA and Angel Investor based out of Mumbai, Monica has been assisting new and mid-sized companies set up robust business practices with strong foundations for more than a decade
She is Regional Partner with Venture Catalysts since the last three years and a Venture Partner with WeFounderCircle (WFC). She has angel invested in over 18 startups so far and is currently mentoring 9 of the startups
Above all this, she is a Rotarian and has been closely involved with many social projects in and around Mumbai.
The topic was “Startup ecosystems, yesterday, today and tomorrow”. She spoke at length about start-up growth in India. How investor’s portfolios have moved from gold to real estate to mutual funds and now to angel investing.
She also informed the forty member strong gathering, of the government support mechanisms for the same. Outlining the various methods of angel investing at different stages of a start-up, she threw light upon how to mitigate the risks in this, what she called, a high risk, high return form of investments.
A number of questions were asked when the floor was opened to the audience, indicative of the interest that was kindled by her presentation. With a wish and a roadmap to India’s becoming a Five trillion economy soon, she ended her piece.
She was earlier introduced by a young CA and member, Garima Gupta. The vote of thanks was very well worded and was proposed by Rotary Ann. Pallavi Somani to the delight of the audience that included PDG Vishwas, PP Gulab apart from President Ajay, Hon. Sec. Madhumati and VP Ritesh, among others.
Earlier on, 3 new members were inducted to the club. The meeting was adjourned after singing the National Anthem.