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12 Indian Startups Make The Cut For Sequoia Surge 04

12 Indian Startups Make The Cut For Sequoia Surge 04

Like Surge 03, Surge 04 will run entirely online through to mid-March 2021

Surge 04 startups collectively raised $45.35 Mn in their round from both Surge as well as other co-investors

Shortlisted startups span a wide range of sectors, including edtech, fintech, SME tech, devtools, consumer, health tech and B2B marketplaces

Venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, on Wednesday (November 25), announced the names of the 17 startups shortlisted for the fourth cohort of the Surge programme which kicked off online on November 19.

Like Surge 03, Surge 04 will run entirely online through to mid-March 2021.

Surge 04 startups collectively raised $45.35 Mn in their round from both Surge as well as other co-investors, including Blume Ventures, Naval Ravikant, Kunal Shah, Girish Mathrubootham, and others.

Shortlisted startups span a wide range of sectors, including edtech, fintech, SME tech, devtools, consumer, health tech and B2B marketplaces.

Rajan Anandan, managing director, Sequoia Capital India LLP, said, “Surge 04 has an incredibly talented and determined group of founders we’re proud to partner with. These are founders who have shown the courage to start-up and persevere through an extremely challenging year. This cohort is a reflection of how the region’s startup ecosystem will look and think for the next few years – possibly impacting entire economies.”

Meet The Indian Startups Who Made It To Surge 04

Aampe

Founders: Paul Meinshausen, Sami Abboud, Schaun Wheeler, and stealth founder

Headquarters: Singapore

Founded In: 2020

Aampe turns customer communication into a retention growth engine. It acts as an automated testing tool that allows messaging to be personalised for the individual customer.

Epsilo

Founders: Quang Tran and Hang Pham

Headquarters: Vietnam and Singapore

Founded In: 2019

Epsilo is a SaaS company that helps ecommerce marketers and category managers deliver advertising operations across the online retail platforms in Southeast Asia.

Hashnode

Founders: Sandeep Panda and Syed Fazle Rahman

Headquarters: Europe, India and Africa

Founded In: 2020

Hashnode is a blogging platform that helps developers and teams start blogs and share them with the broader developer community.

Kyt

Founders: Bhavik Rathod and Tripti Ahuja

Headquarters: India and Singapore

Founded In: 2020

Kyt is an online-first global academy focussing on extracurricular learning for children.

LambdaTest

Founders: Asad Khan and Jay Singh

Headquarters: San Francisco

Founded In: 2019

LambdaTest is a testing infrastructure company which allows users and developers to run both manual and automated tests on their websites and web apps on over 2,000 different browsers, browser versions and operating system environments.

Let’s Dive

Founders: Nitesh Agrawal and Om Prakash Shanmugam

Headquarters: India

Founded In: 2020

Let’s Dive is on a mission to build togetherness online. The SaaS platform provides a social space for remote teams to build their culture through fostering better human connections.

Mod.io

Founders: Scott Reismanis and Patrick Sotiriou

Headquarters: Australia

Founded In: 2019

mod.io is a service that helps game developers launch in-game, platform-agnostic user-generated content (UGC) communities.

Otoklix

Founders: Martin Reyhan Suryohusodo, Joseph Alexander Ananto and Benny Sutedjo

Headquarters: Jakarta

Founded In: 2019

Otoklix is digitising Indonesia’s automotive aftermarket sector by providing online to offline solutions for car services. 

PagarBook

Founders: Adarsh Kumar, Arya Adarsha Gautam and Rupesh Kumar Mishra

Headquarters: India

Founded In: 2019

PagarBook is a mobile-first payroll and workforce management app that aims to digitise human capital management for SMEs in India.

Plum

Founders: Abhishek Poddar and Saurabh Arora

Headquarters: India

Founded In: 2020

Plum is an employee insurance provider on a mission to make group health insurance more seamless and affordable for India’s small businesses and middle class.

Richpanel

Founders: Amit RG and GDJ Dorai

Headquarters: India and US

Founded In: 2019

Richpanel is a customer service platform, purpose-built for e-commerce merchants to deliver a buying experience better than leading online retail sites.

Shipsy

Founders: Dhruv Agrawal and Soham Chokshi

Headquarters: India

Founded In: 2015

Shipsy is an enterprise SaaS company that helps its customers manage their end-to-end logistics across multiple modes like ocean, air and road transportation.

Studyroom

Founders: Ashish Ranjan and Suhail Abidi

Headquarters: India

Founded In: 2020

Studyroom is an edtech platform that helps students learn better by empowering educators to create customised learning experiences for them.

Tazapay

Founders: Arul Kumaravel, Rahul Shinghal and Saroj Mishra

Headquarters: India

Founded In: 2020

Tazapay is a cloud-based trade management platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to conduct cross-border commerce safely.