Last week we concluded the third edition of Pulse42 and StartupPulse in Bangalore. After Delhi and Mumbai, hosting this third edition in India’s Silicon Valley filled us with immense pleasure and joy.
After receiving more than 200+ applications, we shortlisted 11 startups for this edition, selected 11 startups went through one day long mentoring from industry experts from different domains at Amazon Web Services office in Koramangala. Mentors who were part of the session included:
- Phanindra Sama
- BK Birla, CTO, AskLaila
- Santosh Panda, Founder, Explara
- Rohith Veerajappa, WowLabz
- Robin Dhanwani, Parallel Labs Ltd.
- Seshadri Krishnan, Trip38
- Sudhir Verma, Lenovo
- Rajiv Mukherjee, First100Sales.com
- Sairam Krishnan
- Anant Vidur, Bessemer Venture Partners
- Naresh Deevi, Husys
- Subhendu, Venturesity
- Amit Mishra, F6S
Based on mentor feedback we shortlisted 5 startups, who were further nurtured on how to Pitch right to the investors and were also guided on how to make an efficient pitch deck. Varun Khona of Headout took this session at the Bhive facility in Koramangala.
On 15th May, these selected 5 startups i.e. Zify, WitWorks, YourDost, Constapark and Instano pitched to a group of angel investors at the Accel Partners office.
The pitches were attended by prominent angels including:
- Manish Singhal
- Venkat Raju
- Vijaya Kumar
- Shikha, Nash Capital
- Angad Rekhi, Unitus Seed Fund
- Sameet, GrowX & others
Following up the trend, Pulse42 party was attended by people from the Bangalore’s startup community which included Entrepreneurs, Angels, VC firms etc.
We would also like to thank people from the ecosystem Ravi Trivedi of Srijan Capital, Zishaan Hayath, Subhendu, Sheetal from GrowX, Angad Rekhi of Unitus Seed Fund, Sharad Sharma of iSpirt, Sijo, Amritanshu Anand, Priyank and Ameya from Accel Partners, Gaurav Arora from AWS, Abhijeet from ah! Ventures, Ahaan Pandit for helping us.
Thanks to the awesome organisations AWS, Accel, and Bhive for hosting us.
We would like to thank all our sponsors Amazon Web Services, 10,000 Startups, Embibe, GrowX Ventures, Guerrilla Ventures, eshiksa, Outbox, Atom Technologies who helped us put together this amazing event and made it a success.