April 2024

Team AKREDDY from IIIT-B Scores 3rd Place in Investors’ Vista Competition


Allu Pavan Karthik Reddy and Chillukuru Ashok Reddy, iMTech students of IIIT-Bangalore’s iMTech program, along with their team named ‘Team AKREDDY,’ secured the 3rd place in Investors’ Vista, a strategic investment competition held at E-Summit’24, organized by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). The competition presents a formidable challenge, requiring participants to navigate through an online quiz, a business valuation challenge and a final pitch event at IIT Roorkee. Contestants were tasked with presenting investment strategies and analyzing startups, guided by workshops and evaluated by a panel of esteemed judges.

Allu Pavan shares his winning experience with Naviiina… Let’s hear from him.

“In the heart of IIT Roorkee’s bustling campus, amid the hum of ambitious minds and the energy of innovation, we found ourselves immersed in the dynamic atmosphere of Esummit’24 Investors Vista. It was an experience that surpassed our expectations, igniting our passion for strategic investment and sustainable growth.

Our journey began with a clear agenda: to seek opportunities that not only promised financial returns but also aligned with our values of sustainability and long-term vision. With this in mind, we carefully selected our initial investments: Groww, Bira, and Zypp. Each represented a unique opportunity, with Groww offering revenue generation potential, Bira and Zypp standing out for their commitment to sustainable practices.

Our investment strategy was built on a foundation of thorough analysis and strategic foresight. We started by conducting a comprehensive SWOT analysis, delving deep into the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of each investment opportunity. This process allowed us to identify potential risks and devise mitigation strategies, leveraging the companies’ strengths and market opportunities. Drawing on insights from overall industry trends, including Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) and market growth projections, we refined our strategy to capitalize on emerging opportunities. For Groww, we recognized its disruptive potential in the fintech space, leveraging the growing trend of digital investment platforms. With Bira and Zypp, we saw not only the financial promise but also the opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable future, aligning with our values and long-term vision.

As we immersed ourselves deeper into the investment landscape, we carefully crafted our exit strategy, anticipating market shifts and ensuring flexibility to capitalize on future opportunities. Our approach was not just about short-term gains but about building a portfolio that would withstand the test of time and contribute to positive change in the world.

At Esummit’24 Investors Vista, we found more than just investment opportunities; we found a community of like-minded individuals driven by a shared passion for innovation and impact. Through insightful discussions and collaborative brainstorming sessions, we gained invaluable perspectives and forged meaningful connections that would shape our investment journey.

The vibrant atmosphere of the campus served as the perfect backdrop for our exploration of the intersection between finance, innovation, and sustainability. From engaging keynote sessions to interactive workshops, Esummit’24 inspired us to think beyond conventional boundaries and embrace the power of strategic investment for positive change. —- Allu Pavan Karthik Reddy, Ashok Reddy (Team AKREDDY).”


The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore is a technical and research university in Bangalore, India. The Institute is a registered not-for-profit society funded jointly by the Government of Karnataka and the IT industry under a public-private partnership model.

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