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A multidisciplinary team with a proven niche in the startup ecosystem. We are adept at swiftly identifying and delivering effective solutions for your business. We’ve worked with 400+ startups giving us a deep understanding of the unique requirements of the startup environment. From Company Formation to Fundraise transactions, Co-Founders Agreement to Founder Disputes, and from Investors coming on the Captable to their exit ; we provide bespoke solutions to complex Financial, Legal and Compliance problems for the startup ecosystem.

A service model that simply works

Domain Expertise

Domain Expertise

We focus solely on the startup and investment sectors. Our domain expertise allows us to map the right solutions to your needs within set timelines and cost outlays.

Solutions-based Approach

Solutions-based Approach

We take a solutions-based approach always - because it's not just about fixing a problem, but strengthening an organisation in the long-term.

Accountable

Accountable

We assign a single point of contact to every company we work with so that nothing slips between the cracks.

Expertise in the Startup Ecosystem

Entrepreneurs and Investors are overburdened with responsibilities and overstretched on resources. By taking over responsibility of backend activities , Treelife Consulting successfully reduces unnecessary hassles and enables the management to focus on fast-tracking company growth.

Startups

  • Entity Incorporation

  • Business Licenses

  • Contracts and Legal Framework

  • Intellectual Property Registration

  • Employee Documentation

  • Co-founder Documentation

  • Primary Investment Support - SHA, SSA, Compliance, Valuation

  • Mergers & Acquisitions - SPA, Share Transfer, Strategic Buyout

  • FEMA Filings

  • Vendor Due Diligence, Investment readiness

  • Financial Projections

  • Instrument Structuring (CCD/CCPS/Convertible)

  • Setting up Foreign Entity/ Externalisation/ Flip Structure

  • Accounting , Compliances and Payroll

  • Secretarial Compliance

  • Drafting and Vetting of Ongoing Contracts

  • ESOP Administration

  • Phantom Stocks and Advisory Shares

  • Virtual CFO

Investor

  • Fund Structuring and Incorporation

  • Fund Documentation

  • SEBI Registration

  • Tax Advisory

  • Legal and Financial Due Diligence

  • Investment Documentation and Compliance

  • Transaction Negotiation

  • Utilisation of Funds Reporting

  • Portfolio Tracking

  • Exit Management

  • Exit Documentation and Compliance

  • Transaction Negotiation

India Entry Services

  • Entity Incorporation

  • Business Licenses

  • Contracts and Legal Framework

  • Intellectual Property Registration

  • Employee Documentation

  • Transfer Pricing

  • ESOP to Subsidiary Employees

  • Book Keeping

  • Tax Compliance

  • Secretarial Compliance

  • Payroll Processing

  • Assurance Support

  • Virtual Legal Counsel

  • Operations Management

Accelerator / Incubator

  • Incubation Equity Structuring

  • Investment Documentation and Compliance

  • Legal and Financial Due Diligence

  • Team Capacity Building

  • Incentivised Plans

  • Workshop and Sessions

  • Founder Office Hours

  • Investment Advisory

Who we’ve worked with?

Companies from hot sectors like Fintech, D2C, and Ed-tech to evergreen fields like SaaS, Analytics. Healthcare and more


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YourStory
Treelife Consulting advised various transactions for over 75 Start-ups in 2021-2022 by providing expert finance, legal and compliance counsel
Startup Equity 101: Simplifying Dilution, Valuations & More

Meet the core team

Our multi-disciplinary team is drawn from various backgrounds to meet diverse requirements under one roof.
The team comprises of chartered accountants, lawyers and company secretaries.

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Jitesh Agarwal

Founder


Jitesh leads and mentors the finance and funds verticals which helps start-up founders and investors build their foundation and scale. He’s always preaching ‘dhanda’. He is an OTT buff and a home chef – just don’t ask him for any tastings.

Jitesh Agarwal

Founder


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Garima Mitra

Co-Founder


Garima leads the legal and compliance teams at Treelife and advises start-ups and investors on matters like corporate equity structuring, data protection, fundraising, and employment. She has been a critical part of the journey of startups like CleverTap and WhiteHat Jr. She’s a passionate speaker and a guest lecturer at S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research. She makes the time to explore new languages and working for the welfare of animals in shelters.

Garima Mitra

Co-Founder


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Priya Kapasi

Principal Associate , Finance | CA, M.Com.


Priya is a woman of few words – but a boss when it comes to handling financial and tax functions for Treelife’s clients. She has over 9 years of experience working with PwC and KPMG. Whether it’s learning, people or places – Priya loves exploring all things new!

Priya Kapasi

Principal Associate | Finance


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Darshana Chauhan

Senior Associate , Compliance | LLB, CS


Darshana is proficient in corporate secretarial compliance, carrying out due diligence, handling RBI reporting for Foreign Direct Investment, and coordinating with regulators for smooth functioning of processes. She uses her breaks to spot the best deals on the internet.

Darshana Chauhan

Senior Associate | Compliance


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Ishita Sinha

Senior Associate, Legal | LLB, CS


Ishita reviews and drafts various investment and third party documents and conducts due diligence on target companies. She is also dedicated to training the team and helping them understand various nuances in a contract lifecycle and transactions. On weekends, she binge-watches series while cuddling up with her dogs.

Ishita Sinha

Senior Associate | Legal


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Koustabh Athavale

Senior Associate ,Legal | BLS, LLB


Koustubh’s core competency lies in handling corporate transactions and commercial contracts for our clients. After logging off from work Koustubh can be found helping stray animals and rescues and taking photos that make him look pretentious.

Koustabh Athavale

Senior Associate | Legal


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Mustain Shaikh

Senior Associate ,Finance | CA, B. Com.


Mustain simplifies life for founders by streamlining complex finance functions such as accounting, tax advisory and compliances, saudits, valuation of shares, and preparations of forecast/projections. The only thing he doesn’t count is the calories he consumes while exploring new cuisines.

Mustain Shaikh

Senior Associate | Finance


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Vibhuti Goghale

Executive Assistant


Vibhuti gets things done for the founders and other team members – liasoning with clients, organising meetings (yay!), and preparing and processing payroll. When she’s not multi-tasking, Vibhuti skips town and takes to the hills for hiking.

Vibhuti Goghale

Executive Assistant


and many more who make it happen for you!

Client Stories

We’ve partnered with several companies and here’s what they’re saying about working with us

Karan Bajaj

WhiteHat Jr


Jitesh and Garima helped set up WhiteHat Jr's legal and financial structures that held from incorporation to fundraising to our acquisition. Their deep understanding of the startup space helped us validate our ideas from a regulatory framework and generated confidence among key stakeholders as we expanded our product in India and abroad

Pravin Jadhav

Raise Financial Services


We have engaged with Jitesh and the team at TreeLife on multiple assignments through our journey. TreeLife has been super helpful and have made positive contributions in multiple transactions spanning legal, financial and engagements involving our key acquisitions at Raise.We highly recommend associating with them.

Geetansh Bamania

Rentomojo


Treelife provides us with critical insights into our business, allows us to make fast decisions and ultimately become more dynamic and competetive in the marketplace. To top it all off, the support has been brillant , quick , helpful and personal. We are super impressed with Treelife. I recommended Treelife to my contacts

Prasad Shetty

SINE IIT


It has been almost 1 year since we had Treelife Consultants to come to our company and help us to improve our Legal and Due Diligence process. We would highly recommend any company who has a problem to comply with legal compliance should certainly consult with Treelife Consultant. Again, thank you so much for all the help!

Chloe Degois

Partoo


Treelife has been a great help in opening our subsidiary in India. Reactive and very professional, they ensure the good management of this subsidiary. We are very satisfied with the work they are doing.

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