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Venture Catalysts and 9Unicorns debut ProStar 2.0 in Singapore for growth-stage companies

9Unicorns, in collaboration with Venture Catalysts, is excited to announce the second edition of its prestigious event, ProStar, aimed at supporting growth-stage companies.

In partnership with JM Financial, this exclusive event will take place in Singapore on April 29 and 30, 2024. More than 35 Private Equities (PEs), Venture Capitalists (VCs), Corporate VCs, and Global Family offices have already confirmed their attendance for the second edition of ProStar.

The event will showcase over 15 growth-stage startups from the 9Unicorns and Venture Catalysts’ portfolio, collectively raising $955 million from renowned global investors such as Creation Investments, Tiger Global Management, Gogoro, GMO Ventures, and Sequoia Capital. Additionally, the event will feature networking sessions with Unicorn Founders, Global VCs, and PEs.

Empowering growth-stage startups

Dr. Apoorva Ranjan Sharma, Co-Founder and Managing Director of 9Unicorns and Venture Catalysts, stated, “The inaugural ProStar event in Bengaluru was a tremendous success, and we are excited to continue that momentum. At 9Unicorns, we are dedicated to creating a thriving ecosystem that empowers growth-stage companies to reach their full potential.”

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The first edition of ProStar, held in 2023, facilitated interactions between over 40 Growth Stage Investors and a curated selection of 18 portfolio companies. The event resulted in over 200 exclusive meetings between investors and startups, with around 180 follow-up meetings. Participating companies have collectively raised over $450 million from leading global investors such as LC Nueva, Omidyar Capital, HealthQuad, and various others.

Building on the success of the inaugural event, ProStar Singapore will attract investors from five countries in Southeast and East Asia, including Singapore, Japan, and South Korea.

Propelling the growth-stage ecosystem forward

Abhishek Bhagat, Managing Director for Digital and Technology Investment Banking at JM Financial, commented, “Growth-stage startups are the driving force behind our nation’s venture ecosystem development. Our collaboration with 9Unicorns and Venture Catalysts for ProStar is a significant step in instilling confidence among global private equity and venture capital firms in Indian growth-stage opportunities.”

The participating companies at the event are carefully selected from a portfolio of 400+ companies of 9Unicorns and Venture Catalysts, collectively raising USD 3 billion from a diverse range of global investors.

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Ankit Jain, Partner at 9Unicorns Accelerator Fund, emphasized, “India’s emergence as a global venture capital hub necessitates platforms like ProStar. By facilitating fundraising for growth-stage companies and connecting international investors with Indian market opportunities, ProStar aims to propel the growth stage ecosystem forward.”

RSVP for ProStar today!

Join us at ProStar to meet emerging global growth-stage companies from India. Register here:

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This article is produced by the e27 team and sponsored by Venture Catalysts.

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