“It doesn’t have to be in the hands of just 10 VC’s any more”
Sarika Batra is the Producer and Director of ‘Meet the Drapers’, the first-ever startup crowdfunding show that features startups pitching 3 generations of Drapers. The twist is that the millions of viewers are the investors!
Sarika will reveal how the show was created and how you can have the opportunity to pitch to the Drapers. She will also discuss the structure of the deals and investments that may be made. Listen to the end to learn what it takes to produce a show of this caliber.
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ILAB 65 Show Notes
Sarika Batra >> LinkedIn
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03:24 – Who are the Drapers?
08:30 – Finance and venture capital background
10:30 – First VC in India
11:19 – How the show was created
13:55 – The application process
18:59 – The investment opportunity
20:01 – What to expect from the judges
22:25 – Shark Tank vs. Meet the drapers
25:49 – Pitching the Drapers
29:58 – Form and structure of the investments
31:58 – Producer’s production responsibilities
37:13 – How can you watch the show?
43:45 – Beatstars equity crowdfunding
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