The cricketer and the man with brave heart, Yuvraj Singh starts his second innings by entering into startup investments. To empower young entrepreneurs on their journey to build their dreams, Yuvraj Singh started YouWeCan Ventures. The Venture will help the entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams by supporting them with venture funding as well as mentoring the startups. He has teamed up with some of the best in industry to start the new investment company.
YouWeCan Ventures, helps exceptional entrepreneurs to tap into new opportunities on their journey to build great brands, teams and companies. Yuvraj Singh along with Nishant Singhal are the founders of the firm.
About Nishant Singhal
Nishant Singhal has been with Yuvraj since 2010, as his business advisor. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has over 11 years of work experience with PwC. He has got a diverse experience in financial risk management, IT Strategy consulting, Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance during his PwC days. He has rich experience of working with large multinational clients like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, NDTV, TV Today, Naukri.com, Magicbricks.com etc. He also led financial compliance team during Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) of TV Today, NDTV and Naukri.com. He currently heads Strategy at India’s largest real estate services platform “Investors Clinic”.
YouWeCan is the platform for seed capital, technology advisory, financial advisory, branding, marketing and PR. Yuvraj will endorse your business idea and give you the kick-start you need. The team includes Meenal Gupta (CFO), Vivek Agarwal (Strategy), Hitesh Singla (Technology), Shazmeen (Brand & Marketing). Vivek and Hitesh are the founders of Realizing, Indian real estate search and discovery platform.
Yuvraj will float about Rs.50 crore, mostly his own money, over a period of three to five years. In addition to this, they are planning to raise around Rs. 300 crores as well. The funding will be provided to companies in the following sector – healthcare, sports products, e-commerce, travel and tourism, hospitality and fashion.
In 2012, Yuvraj started YouWeCan as an initiative to fight against cancer, the disease he was diagnosed with and successfully treated in USA.
It’s not the first time business has attracted the cricketers. MS Dhoni has already invested in a range of business including co owning a football club and hockey team, racing team. Sachin Tendulkar has invested in restaurant business. Robin Uthappa has invested in a Bangalore Startup iTiffin. But its the first time a cricketer has started a strategic funding for the startups in a planned way.
Wishing Yuvi all the best and hoping that young entrepreneurs will benefit from YouWeCan.
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