Identifying, Assessing and Enabling Indian Market Expansion Opportunities

The Company

Founded in 2004, Launchpad Ventures is a boutique corporate advisory firm that develops partnerships between U.S. and India-based startups, early stage and medium-sized enterprises. Over the years, the Launchpad team has forged a commitment to fostering collaboration through the exchange of technology expertise and best practices, creating co-operative propositions between these sizable markets.

For the U.S. based companies looking to directly open or expand into the Indian market, our advisory services primarily include incorporation and establishment of business entities and extending market reach in India. Our services span identifying the most suitable entry route and structuring the transaction to assisting U.S. companies with all regulatory approvals. We help U.S. companies build and consolidate on the new set-up, from obtaining clearances and approvals from statutory corporations such as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Government body such as the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, to land acquisition with clear title and conversion rights, essentially making the India experience a hassle-free one.

Launchpad team members reside predominantly in Chennai and Bengaluru, India and in Santa Clara, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S.

Our Approach

Opportunity Assessment

To determine market viability and merit, we evaluate factors including market size, industry assessment, competitive landscape, growth forecasting, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis,

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Target Market

Launchpad develops a marketing mix to position products and services to targeted consumers, with categories sorted by geography/location and other demographics

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Value Proposition

Whether you need to structure a Joint Venture Equity Model where partners contribute resources to create a new company, or you want to formulate a Contractual Alliance where partners collaborate without creating a joint company

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Engagement Model

As partners approach a market, we create an engagement model to guide the working style between joint ventures or contractual alliances and consortiums for specific projects.

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Technology Adoption

Adopting product technology that dictates exact methods and implementation can be challenging for technology collaborations. Uprooting technology, implementation and cross-fertilization for commercialization and distribution in new markets

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Enabling Model

At this stage, agreements are in place between entities and business/revenue models are well understood. The enablement process provides strategies in an operational matrix that includes the structure of partners in cross-communication

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Training & Support

Sales, technical, operational and financial training teams with a comprehensive support structure between partners and the market is established at this stage to ensure seamless customer service.

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Monitor & Evolve

Since the nature of businesses and markets are mercurial, the overall process of operations, sales and technical teams must be continually monitored to keep pace with market flux and shifting profitability factors.

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About Us

We realize that entering any market can be challenging and navigating different cultures and customs can bewilder even seasoned executives. Based on this premise, we were inspired to form a team of entrepreneurs with an India-centric focus and a unique understanding of the country's history and current marketplace. Our goal is to assist small and medium sized U.S. companies leverage the significant opportunities inherent in this massive marketplace.

Team

As entrepreneurs with cumulative experience of over two decades in disparate fields and capacities, we grasp the complexities and challenges inherent in the Indian market like no other consulting firm. We help our clients sort through consumer markets and the bureaucratic process, we understand the political climate and policies framework and above all, we provide direct access to an existing India distribution framework.

Mission

Not just a tag line, teamwork is how we chart the course of our journey. At Launchpad our mission is to enable early stage and mid-market companies in the U.S. and India, for enhanced collaboration and profitable returns. Forming partnerships helps companies tap the immense potential of markets in both countries, empowering people and ideas for impressive results.

Our Approach

Our approach to each and every engagement is based on the uniqueness of the client’s business, their strategic objectives and business priorities. In the case of U.S. companies wanting to enter the Indian market directly, our options can be:

We realize that entering any market can be challenging and navigating different cultures and customs can bewilder even seasoned executives. Based on this premise, we were inspired to form a team of entrepreneurs with an India-centric focus and a unique understanding of the country's history and current marketplace. Our goal is to assist small and medium sized U.S. companies leverage the significant opportunities inherent in this massive marketplace.

As entrepreneurs with cumulative experience of over two decades in disparate fields and capacities, we grasp the complexities and challenges inherent in the Indian market like no other consulting firm. We help our clients sort through consumer markets and the bureaucratic process, we understand the political climate and policies framework and above all, we provide direct access to an existing India distribution framework.

Not just a tag line, teamwork is how we chart the course of our journey. At Launchpad our mission is to enable early stage and mid-market companies in the U.S. and India, for enhanced collaboration and profitable returns. Forming partnerships helps companies tap the immense potential of markets in both countries, empowering people and ideas for impressive results.

Our approach to each and every engagement is based on the uniqueness of the client’s business, their strategic objectives and business priorities. In the case of U.S. companies wanting to enter the Indian market directly, our options can be

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