MUMBAI 14th September 2016: News Corp VCCircle India’s leading publisher of start-up and private equity news data and information and an integral part of global diversified media news education and information services group News Corp will be hosting the IVFA presents 8th News Corp VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit 2016 in Mumbai on the 21st and 22nd of September 2016 at the ITC Maratha.
This summit has over the years provided a platform for over two thousand attendees to meet network and share their thoughts on shaping up India’s healthcare industry.
This year the roster of eminent speakers include luminaries from India’s healthcare sector such as Gautam Khanna - CEO Hinduja Group Velumani Arokiaswamy - CEO Thyrocare and Anupam Verma – President Wockhardt Hospitals as well as leaders from India’s private equity and venture capital space such as Siddharth Dhondiyal - MD India Value Fund Advisors Sohil Chand – MD Norwest Venture Partners and Aditya Sharma - Senior Partner Unitus Seed Fund among others. They would together look at emerging trends in the healthcare sector in India and identify scope for innovation and opportunities for investment.
According to News Corp VCCEdge the financial research platform of News Corp VCCircle healthcare players with consumer centric business models and digital modes of service delivery have attracted investments worth $ 712 million in 2015-16 YTD. Healthcare startups have attracted $ 403 million during this period across 170 deals accounting for over 20% of the total healthcare industry funding of $ 1855 million.
“With India staring at a demand supply gap of quality healthcare due to 75% of healthcare infrastructure and services concentrated in urban centers catering to only 27% of the population and that too accessible by only the financially well off there is an urgent need to democratize Indian healthcare” observed Nita Kapoor Head – India New Ventures News Corp and CEO News Corp VCCircle. Underscoring the rationale of the summit she said “Investors and healthcare start-ups alike realize that opportunities do exist to plug this gap but money will back only those ventures that succeed in balancing social impact with business profitability. Our event is aimed at identifying those very opportunities and also understanding how best technology can be leveraged to overcome the inherent challenges.”
Besides having nine panel discussions on topics related to addressing the Urban-Rural divide opportunities and challenges in the Single speciality space Smart Hospitals and the Impact of the 4As of Affordability Accessibility Awareness and Availability on the evolution of healthcare in India the two-day summit will also provide a platform for innovative Indian healthcare start-ups to showcase their ideas and solutions.
The summit will also host the following talks on emerging trends in the healthcare space in India:
Consumer centric business models in healthcare
Ramesh B Byrapaneni - MD Endiya Partners will explore the prospect of startups going beyond aggregator models and getting into back end services like ambulatory paramedical secondary & tertiary care
Telemedicine for inclusive healthcare
Improving the reach and impact of healthcare delivery by leveraging the mobile economy in India will be discussed at length by Prem Pavoor - Partner Eight Roads
Sanjeev Vashishta - CEO SRL Ltd. will discuss innovations beyond door step sample collections x rays scans sharing of documents online across geographies etc. that Indian healthcare sector can watch out for in 2016 and beyond.
Innovation in service delivery by hospitals clinics and practitioners will be dealt with in a presentation by Pradeep Dadha - CEO and founder Netmeds.com
Leveraging data: Identifying & targeting customers
The art of leveraging data to widen customer base and delivering healthcare to those in need will be elucidated by Vikram Kumar - Founder & CEO Multiplier Solutions
A healthcare report by Alvarez & Marsal will also be launched on the first day of the summit.
India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) is the presenting partners of the event while Alvarez & Marsal Dr. Lal PathLabs o3 Capital Indium Capital Arete Advisors LLP GlobalSign and AppPoint are other supporting partners of the event.
News Corp VCCircle has conducted about 100 conferences in the last seven years hosting over 15000 delegates and 1500 speakers.