Hi! We are SKA Finance Advisors - an investment banking firm advising early to late stage startups to raise capital.

We help companies to raise funds from VCs, prepare information memorandum, financial projections, valuation etc. Do get in touch for more details.

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Our Services

Raise Capital from Venture Capital, Preparation of IMs, Financial Projections, Valuation, Consulting & Advisory Services
Equity Fund Raising

Advise early to late stage startups to raise equity from Venture Capital and Private Equity.

About Us

Sumeet Agrawal

Investment Banker

Nakul Manchanda

Technology Consultant

Education

MBA, PGDM at Indian Institute of Management, Indore

Jun 2011 - Feb 2013

Company Secretary at The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi

Mar 2005 - Jul 2008

Work Experience

Investment Banker at SKA Finance Advisors

Jan 2016 -

Advise early to late stage technology startups to raise equity from Venture Capital and Private Equity

Advisory Board Member at SocialBloop

Apr 2015 - Sep 2015

SocialBloop is a full service digital marketing solution for businesses of all size. # Advisor to the founding team on strategic initiatives # Led signing of marquee clientele including IIM Indore EPGP

Co-founder & Director at Sharingdais.com

Jun 2014 - Oct 2015

Sharingdais.com is a locality based peer-to-peer sharing platform for goods & services. The platform creates a right match between a peer owning a certain resources with a peer in need of that resource at the right time with user friendly interface. The platform has 4 verticals: - 1) Home-cooked food sharing; 2) Skill sharing; 3) Peer-to-Peer Services; & 4) Book sharing. The idea was to empower individuals to make extra income out of unused or underused resources one possess, or skills and services one can provide in neighborhood. Achievements- # Got recognition from NASSCOM and INC42 Magazine # Recognized as ‘Hot 100 Tech Startup of 2015’ by The Exhibit Magazine # Acquired by ClickIndia- 3rd big online classifieds portal in India

Vice President Sales and Marketing at Valuefy

Mar 2013 - May 2014

Valuefy is a provider of analytics based performance attribution technology solution to Investment/Risk Team of Investment Management Companies. It is backed by Singapore based venture-capital & founded by IIM-Ahmedabad and IIT-Bombay alumni having presence in India and abroad. # Cracked 1st client for flagship product (ValueAT) and entered Life Insurance Industry # Instrumental in developing Portfolio Optimization feature based on Risk-Return/ALM for Life Insurance Industry # Create Thought Leadership by publishing Whitepaper and Case Studies around flagship product of Valuefy # Assisted in closing strategic partnership with a leading MNC for Indian market to enable cloud based plug-&-play implementation of flagship product for Mutual Fund, Insurance & PMS Industry # Day-to-day activities involved performing Proof-of-Value (POV), maintaining relationship with prospects & existing clients to unlock value to increase revenue per client and explore channel for strategic partnerships # Instrumental in closing Joint Venture between Next Advisors & Valuefy to launch thefundoo.com – a B2B2C platform # Recruited and Trained 14 summer interns from Top 15 B-Schools in India in order to carry out intensive pan India research of MF distributors and develop future talent for thefundoo.com # Successfully liaison with SEBI to garner license to act as an Investment Advisor and drive launch of invezta.com – a B2C platform

Member at Voyage Capital, Indian Institute of Management Indore

Jul 2011 - Feb 2013

# Managed Corpus of 6.53 lacs with over 220 investors & analysed stocks/bonds for investment # Devised strategy to enter into Futures & Options segment to hedge against volatile market # Conducted periodic meeting of investors, competitive events & guest lecturers to facilitate participants learning

Snr. Officer, Finance & Secretarial Department at Darcl Logistics

Nov 2010 - May 2011

Darcl is PE-funded (IDFC) leading logistics provider for freight forwarding, project logistics, full truck load, rail, ocean and multimodal transportation services. # Point of contact for merchant banker and law firm associates for facilitating due-diligence for IPO # Co-ordinate with promoters, independent director(s), CFO, CS, ED, internal departments to facilitate due-diligence # Assist in taking approval from SEBI, NSE/BSE, ROC etc. and resolve issues in time bound manner # Conduct concall, meetings for the purpose of fixation of price band per share, report on completion of due-diligence etc. # Convene Board, Committee & Shareholder General Meeting(s) & co-ordinate with various stakeholders # Successfully handled entire gamut of activities pertaining to Corporate Governance & Compliances like NBFC compliances with RBI, formulate ESOP plan, preferential allotment, pledging of shares in favor of bank, transfer of shares etc.

Asst. Manager – Corporate Compliances at SGA Consulting

Aug 2008 - Oct 2010

SGA Consulting is largest consulting company for Corporate Governance & Compliances in Northern India. It is founded by alumni of ICSI and Central Council Member of ICSI. # Received PPO on completion of internship # Handled M&A including approval from official liquidator, High-Court etc. # Received appreciation for conducting best due diligence of listed companies based in Delhi & NCR # Successfully completed compliances pertaining to QIP Placements, Preferential Allotment, ESOPs etc. of listed companies under SEBI & ICDR guidelines & Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) compliances under FEMA with RBI through AD # Liaison with Statutory Authorities (Ministry of corporate Affairs & RBI) to ensure smooth approval of the cases

Achievements

Mentor of Change, Niti Aayog

Atal Innovation Mission

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