Monday, March 30, 2009

Upcoming OCC Generic Meet 5th Apr

Dear Friends,

Hoping all of you had a nice time during Ugadi, and enjoyed the long weekend.

As most of you know, we just finished the meet yesterday on “VC/Entrepreneur: Two sides of a coin”. The number of new faces in this meet was overwhelming, and undoubtedly encouraging. It’s always nice to meet enthusiasts from different walks of life working on his/her big idea. The phenomenal turn-out in the theme/interactive meet prompted us to put together another meet to network, and to get to know each other better. The last three OCC meets have been theme meets – “Play safe with Real Estate Laws”, “Discoverability, Distribution and Monetization of Online Videos” and “VC/Entrepreneur:Two sides of a coin”; and the time is right for a generic meet. So, here I’m, announcing the next OCC Bangalore meet on 5th April.

Yup, we are meeting next week. The reasons –

- As I mentioned, we saw many new faces today. Here’s a chance for those introductions and to know the OCC fraternity well

- We’ve not talked about ourselves for a whileJ

- It’s New Year for many the following week - rescheduling for some breathing space in between

- We have a great new venue which we would like to explore!

Date: 5th Apr 09

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Type of Meet: Generic Meet / Open discussion


- We talk about ourselves and our progress on our ideas/ventures

- Introduction of new faces and sharing of their ideas/ventures

- Exploring help/collaboration on any challenges that you have been facing

Venue: The Ants Cafe, Location : Indiranagar, Address: No 2023/B, Near New Horizon School, Abv Ants Store, 14 A Mn, Off 100 feet Road, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560008

Phone : 080-41521742

Cover Charge: INR 50 (to be adjusted against beverages and/or snacks that you may like to order).

The Ants Café has worked out delicious combo menu just for OCC guests at Rs.75. So, you can grab your breakfast as well during the meet – this place is famous for its breakfast.

Directions: Get on to 14th Main from 100ft Road, Indiranagar. 14th Main in the lane between New Horizon School and the Limelite Salon. The Café is on the first right as soon as you enter the 14th Main from 100ft Road. The Café is on top of the Ants – the store.

It’s a good idea to park your car on the 100 ft road – there is parking space near new Horizon School.

Any confusion, call Kakoli at 9902005823.

Action Item: Please do mark your confirmations on this link if you’re planning to come:

Please feel free to contact me on email/phone (+91 990 200 5823) for directions/any other information. Looking forward to seeing you at the meet and getting to know more about you.


- Kakoli

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Next OCC meet on 29th Mar - Two sides of a coin:VC/Entrepreneur

The next OCC meet on 29th Mar is an attempt at the view from both sides of the coin - VC as well as an entrepreneur.

Here are the details about the meet:

Meet Type: Theme Meet / Interactive Guest Meet

Agenda: Two sides of a coin: VC/Entrepreneur. Our guest speaker will demystify VCs from his experience as a VC as well entrepreneur.

Guest Speaker: K.Ganapathy Subramanian.

Ganapathy has been part of the innovation industry as a classical VC since 1992. He was the Group Manager of Private Equity Investments (Information Technology) at ICICI Venture, India's leading venture capital firm. He was the founding partner of Jumpstartup: an India-US early stage venture fund formed in 2000.His area of focus has been investments in young and high growth companies in the software and services industries. At Jumpstartup, Ganapathy has led investments (and exits) and held active board member in several technology companies. In 2006, he founded MyDunia Networks - a web based service platform for mobile consumer and consumer interactive businesses for Beyond Voice services. Currently, he is back to the VC industry as CEO of India Innovation Fund. He has been a speaker in various events, including the WAT Blog session in So those who missed him in January, here’s a chance to catch up with him.

His LinkedIn profile:

Date: 29th March 2009, Sunday

Timings: 10AM - 12PM.

Venue: Name Of Restaurant: ZOE, Location: Indiranagar, Address: No 3790, Opp Dr.Ambedkar College, 7th main Road, Off 100 feet Road, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560038,

Phone : 080-42115257 / 080-42044101

Cover Charge: INR 50 (to be adjusted against beverages and/or snacks that you order).

Additionally, ZOE has worked out a delicious deal – a sandwich/coffee combo for Rs.75/- especially for OCC guests.

Action Item: Please mark your confirmations at

Please feel free to contact me on email/phone (, +91 990 200 5823) for directions/any other information.

See you on Sunday!