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Dunzo’s cofounder Kabeer Biswas spoke about lockdown impact in Inc42’s AMA series

Inc42 will host an Indian investment thesis and AMA with Deskera’s Shashank Dixit webinar this week

DigitalOcean is hosting its TIDE conference for tech-enabled businesses

Last week, Inc42 hosted Dunzo’s Kabeer Biswas in its ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) series, where he spoke about how the hyperlocal delivery platform has become a lifeline during lockdown. He highlighted that Dunzo, which usually provided courier and other hyperlocal services, has ventured into grocery and has been creating a loyal user base.

Biswas highlighted that Dunzo has managed to rewrite unit economics and generate revenue during lockdown. While the pandemic has brought in an economic slowdown, Biswas believes that Dunzo will hardly face the impact as it operates primarily in cities, where the audience is mostly financially secured.

“The top 20-25 Mn people are not going to get affected much. Most of them are still making money. The bottom 700-800 Mn are going to suffer from the crisis,” Biswas said.

Tune in to watch the entire webinar here.

He also spoke about Dunzo’s plan to start drones for long distance delivery. Pointing to congested residential areas, Biswas said, “Drones cannot deliver in apartments, narrow streets and other types of buildings which are there in India. We’ll still need a two-wheeler and a human on two legs to deliver the orders.”

As we step into a new week, here’s a list of upcoming events :

Inc42 Webinar

Learnings From Global VCs: India Investment Thesis For FY20-21

With rising uncertainty in the market, the VC investments scenario has also been declining in the first quarter of the financial year 2020. 3One4 Capital’s Siddharth Pai put it aptly that the days of easy money are over and the path to profitability is important and sustainability is the need of the hour. Sequoia India’s G V Ravishankar also highlighted that VCs will raise the bar on investments, because of which companies which do not have a unique model might not get capital anymore.

In the upcoming webinar, Inc42 has invited Dirk Van Quaquebeke, managing partner, BEENEXT; Priya Banerjee, principal at B Capital Group; Benny Chen, managing partner, BAce Capital and Ed Roman, managing director, Hack VC to discuss the upcoming investment scenario in the financial year 2020-2021. The session will be moderated by Sanjay Mehta, founder, 100X.VC

Talking Points:

  • The new sector preference for investments
  • Mapping the new risk appetite of investors
  • Cross-learnings from Asian markets and their portfolios

Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurs, Investors
Date: May 4, 2020
Time: 3 PM
Venue: Virtual Event

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#StartupsVsCovid19: AMA With Deskera’s Shashank Dixit

How Indian SaaS Can Capitalise On SMBs Going Digital

Inc42 will be hosting Deskera’s CEO and cofounder Shashank Dixit in its ‘Ask Me Anything’. The Ask Me Anything series is a part of Inc42’s #StartupsVsCovid19 campaign through which we are looking to highlight the efforts put in by India’s startups community to tackle Covid-19 and the change in trend that will follow.

So far, Inc42 has hosted venture capitalists (VCs) like Siddharth Pai, Founding Partner, 3one4 Capital and GV Ravishankar, Managing Director, Sequoia India and other imminent names like Ashish Tulsian, Cofounder & CEO, POSist.

Talking Points: 

  • The new rules of selling to SMBs
  • Cross learnings from SMB markets across Asia
  • Emerging opportunities, mobile-first SaaS & more
  • Realigning teams and processes

Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurs, Investors
Date: May 7, 2020
Time: 3 PM
Venue: Virtual Event

Click Here To Register!

DigitalOcean TIDE Conference For Tech-Enabled Businesses

DigitalOcean is hosting its TIDE conference to hold talks and panel discussions especially designed for technology-enabled businesses coming online. The event will hold sessions from DigitalOcean’s CEO Yancey Spruill, SMO Carly Brantz, VP product  Apurva Joshi, senior product manager Andre Bearfield and head of Global BD Prabhakar Jayakumar.

Besides this, Whatfix CEO Khadim Batti, cloud expert Janakiram MSV, Dropee CTO Haslinda Rasip, Prosperna CEO Dennis Velasco, Stronium founder and executive director Yu Gene Loh, and Volantis Technology CEO Bachtiar Rifai will be keynote speakers in the sessions.

Sessions Organised:

  • Building a Global B2B SaaS business: The Whatfix Story
  • Building a scalable product: From 0 to 500K active users
  • Managed Databases: The worry-free & scalable way to build Moder
  • Building a Cloud Native Strategy for Your Business
  • Panel Discussion: Making Scalable Technology Decisions for Your Business

Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurs, Investors
Date: May 5, 2020
Time: 1 PM
Venue: Virtual Event

Click Here To Register!

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