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Meet The Seven Indian Startups Selected For Sequoia Surge 03

Meet The Seven Indian Startups Selected For Sequoia Surge 03

Sequoia has shortlisted 15 startups for the third cohort of the Surge programme

Out of 15, seven startups have been selected from India

Surge is a 15-week long startup accelerator programme by Sequoia India

Venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, on Monday (April 27), announced the names of the 15 startups shortlisted for the third cohort of the Surge programme. Surge is a 15-week long programme which kicked off online on April 13.

Out of 15, seven startups have been selected from India. One Indian startup, which is a direct-to-consumer (DTC) brand, is currently operating in stealth. Till now, around $39 Mn has been raised by the selected startups in their Surge rounds.

As part of the programme, Surge invests $1 Mn to $2 Mn of seed capital with company-building workshops, global immersion trips and support from a community of founders. Entrepreneurs like BYJU’s Byju Raveendran, Zomato’s Deepinder Goyal, Cred’s Kunal Shah, Freshworks’ Girish Mathrubootham are some of the notable mentors for the programme.

Shortlisted startups span a wide range of sectors, including SaaS, enterprise tech, consumer services, fitness, food and beverage (F&B), edtech and healthtech.

For the third cohort, Sequoia used video conferencing platform Zoom, Surge app and other digital tools to ensure that the quality of mentorship wasn’t affected due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Meet The Indian Startups Who Made It To Surge 03

Atlan

Founders: Prukalpa Sankar and Varun Banka
Headquarters: Singapore and New Delhi
Founded In: 2019

Atlan is aiming to build a home for data teams by bringing together diverse people, tools to create a frictionless collaboration experience.

Convosight

Founders: Tamanna Dhamija, Tarun Dhamija and Kartik Bansal
Headquarters: Hyderabad
Founded In: 2019

Convosight is a community management platform, which leverages data analytics and machine learning to help admins and brands to create, moderate, grow and leverage communities in a better way.

DrinkPrime

Founders: Manas Ranjan Hota and Vijender Reddy
Headquarters: Bengaluru
Founded In: 2016

DrinkPrime is a subscription-based smart water purifier maker. Users don’t have to worry about installation, relocation, maintenance hassles.

Fittr

Founders: Jitendra Chouksey, Sonal Singh, Jyoti Dabas, Bala Krishna Reddy and Rohit Chattopadhyay
Headquarters: Pune
Founded In: 2016

Fittr started as a platform which lets people get help from each other for achieving their fitness goals. It has registered over 800K users across the world.

Procol

Founders: Gaurav Baheti and Sumit Mendiratta
Headquarters: Gurugram
Founded In: 2018

Procol is building a digital procurement platform for live auctions, market rates, collaboration and intelligent insights. The platform helps companies digitise their buying processes by bringing transparency, traceability and cost savings.

Last9

Founders: Nishant Modak and Piyush Verma
Headquarters: Santa Clara, US and Pune
Founded In: 2020

Last9 is a site reliability engineering (SRE) platform, which helps enterprises to run their systems at scale. The platform is currently deployed in closed beta at some of the websites in India and ASEAN countries.