Leading stock exchange BSE has set up an advisory group to suggest ways to develop BSE Hi-Tech, a platform to help startups list and access capital from sophisticated investors in the securities market. The 13-panel group, which held its first meeting, includes experts from the start-up ecosystem, investors, merchant bankers and legal professionals who will advise BSE on the newly proposed framework on BSE Hi-Tech, which will be based on the new institutional trading platform norms announced by regulator Sebi in August 2015.
Nasscom’s Ravi Gururaj, Khaitan & Co partner Rajiv Khaitan, Tie executive director Naveen Raju and Accel Partners partner Shekhar Kirani, are among the members in the group. “In order to develop BSE Hi-Tech, a platform where young fast growing companies can list and access capital from sophisticated investors, the Exchange has decided to form an advisory group,” the BSE said in a statement.
The group is mandated to interact with various stakeholders including the government, Sebi and industry associations and support in framing policies for the creation of a robust platform. &8220;Deliberations and suggestions will be forwarded to the regulator for their consideration,&8221; the exchange added.
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