About Us

About Us

This is to brief you about PSI VC Funding Network, India’s largest VC Investor network, with 1500 Investors from 400 VC/ PE/ Family Office Fund Companies from 21 Countries. We are also one of the world’s largest Investor Networks

We are an Investment Banker for Startups with our globally unique 14 Stage fund raising process. We provide focused 360 Degree Growth for a Startup via Fund Raising, Corporate Sales (upto $100,000 or more via our CXO connects across India Inc.) & Strategic Alliances (E.g. Microsoft, Infosys for a Tech Startup). To raise funding for Startups, we have built the PSI VC / PE Funding Network, one of the world’s largest Professional Investor Networks, comprising 2000+ active Investment Pros from 400 VC Funds, PE Funds & Family Office Funds from 20+ Countries. The common criteria is the Fund should have done at least one investment in India.

Our Investor Network are classified into 6 levels A-F depending on the Investment ticket size (Seed, Pre Series A right upto Private Equity) & also the industry sectors they invest in. Hence VC’s appreciate us as we only approach them with relevant deals

 

  • The Investor Network : 3000 Investment Professionals from 1000+ Venture Capital Funds, Private Equity Funds, Family Offices, LP’s, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Corporate VC’s, M&A Players from 20+ Countries. Every Fund is mapped against Sectors of interest & funding range. We have personalized conversations with every VC fund to understand their detailed investment philosophy which is never listed on their website

  • The Network of Angel Networks : 1200 Angel Investors from 6 Angel Networks + PSI Angels

  • The Fintech Network : Served over 150 BFSI Companies as clients in India & Globally

  • All Funding Stages Startup Network : 100+ Startups – Seed Stage, Series B+, Unicorns

  • The Industry Verticals Network : Mapping 50+ Investment Sectors, Sub Sectors for every Fund

 Team

Samir Dahotre

Founder & CEO

Samir is one of India’s top Investor Speakers. He has over 25 years experience in the Technology Space, is Ex Infosys Finacle (India’s dominant Core Banking System with 70% India marketshare), Microsoft & HCL. At Microsoft, he won the Commercial Software Initiative Award at Microsoft Annual Employee Summit at USA, for selling 25000 Windows Server + 200K Client Access Licenses to SBI. Infosys Finacle India Team, which Samir was a part of, was complimented for being the first Global Region to achieve USD 50M Revenue in a single fiscal. This was conveyed by the then Infosys CFO T V Mohandas Pai to all 200,000 Infosys Employees


He has been a Serial Entrepreneur, having driven businesses in E-Commerce, Consulting, Consumer Furniture & Home Décor, Fashion, Product Manufacturing etc.


He is also one of India’s Fintech Experts with deep understanding on both B2B & B2C Fintech, Banking & the BFSI Sector. He has featured as an Investor Judge or Speaker on TV Channels & Top Events such as CNBC, BW BusinessWorld, News X, IIT, IIM, Entrepreneur, TiE etc.


His father Mr. G S Dahotre is Ex Chairman & Managing Director Bank of India, Dena Bank, Ex Chairman RBI Dahotre Committee, Ex Board Member, Bombay Stock Exchange – hence Finance & Banking has been ingrained since many years. Samir has interacted with the who’s who of India Inc. including Govt, Tech Majors, Unicorns etc. Some of his over 100+ Chairman/ CEO Connections include Rajnish Kumar (Chairman, SBI), over 10 Bank Chairmen, Uday Kotak, (Vice Chairman, KMB Group), Deepak Parekh (Chairman HDFC Group), besides the Top Management & Board Members at Reliance Industries & Jio, Mahindra Group, Marico, Godrej, HP, Infosys, Microsoft, Wipro, Unicorn Founders & many Top Corporates from India Inc.

Shradha Dahotre

Co-Founder & COO

Shradha has over 20 years experience across leading companies like Hafeez Contractor & Sikraft Infotech (Siemens JV). She has been a Serial Entrepreneur for over 7 years now. An Interior Designer by profession, she founded India’s first artistic home décor & fine arts portal Artbugs which raised Angel funding twice. 


As a Sculptor she has designed & manufactured over 100 artistic home décor products like Shiv Parvati Wall Frames, Metal Mohenjodaro Clocks etc. As she has undergone the entire lifecycle of a manufacturing business, from product ideation, prototyping, manufacturing, packaging, marketing, sales & distribution, she has a deep understanding of the Startup Lifecycle

Besides heading Operations for PSI, she works with Top Interior Design & Architect Firms across India as a Supplier for over 5000 SKU’s covering Rustic, Recycled & Industrial Furniture, a whole range of decorative lamps etc. If you are looking for something off the beaten path, then Shradha is the right Design Partner for you! As COO for PSI, she is in charge of Operations & Technology

Namit Jetly

Associate Partner

Namit has over 24 year's of experience in technology consulting & sales. Has been a Serial Entrepreneur with multiple ventures across manufacturing, IOT etc. He has been a Venture Funding Advisory Professional for over 7 years

Dhawal Lokegaonkar

Associate VP

Dhawal is in charge of managing PSI Revenue Recognition, Accounts & Finance. He is also an excellent Analyst for mapping our Investor Network. He also is in charge of Order Execution for our Furniture & Décor Business