\u201cTiE the Knot\u201d in its third edition, will provide high potential companies an exclusive platform (tech & non-tech) who have demonstrable products\/offerings to raise their first seed investment. In the last edition held at TiEcon Delhi 2014, four high potential companies post extensive screening raised on-spot invest commitments in a high impact televised format anchored by CNBC TV 18.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhy Apply:\r\n\r\n \tOpportunity to pitch to a highly renowned & hand-picked group of individual investors\r\n \tOpportunity to receive investment commitments on the spot\r\n \tService providers & experts to facilitate deal closure & documentation\r\n \tExtensive mentoring\/prep for the final pitches\r\n \tAccess to F6S sponsored GOLD CARD worth $2 million in credits from companies like AWS, Rackspace, Google etc.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nApplication Criteria:\r\n\r\n \tRegistered Indian entity in operations for at least 3 months\r\n \tPreference for early revenues and if pre-revenue should have developed a demonstrable fully functional product or prototype which can be demoed.\r\n \tLooking to raise up to maximum of INR 1 crore (equity)\r\n \tPreference for startups who already have a pre-existing investor lead or are sponsored by an Angel network.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFormat:The final shortlist of 5 entrepreneurs will get 10 minutes to make a pitch to the investors. The investors will ask pertinent questions on the business and take a call whether they would like to invest or not.\r\n\r\n\r\nSee last years show coverage here:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTie the Knot Coverage 1\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTie the Knot Coverage 2\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPriyanka Agarwal (Wishberry) TiE the Knot is essentially India\u2019s \u201cShark Tank\u201d, but, with much friendlier \u201cSharks\u201d who aren\u2019t just angel investors but also valuable mentors and advisors. The true value of TiE the Knot isn\u2019t in the funding but in the tremendous PR & brand building it offers on a national scale, which would otherwise be unaffordable for fledgling startups. Wishberry is proud to be the only startup to have raised Rs. 4 crores at TiE the Knot 2014 with unanimous participation of all the \u201cSharks\u201d on the show!\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPawan Gupta (Curofy) \u201cFinding the right Angels is very important for an early stage startup. But at that stage their energy is best focussed on building the product than find-ing Angles and investments. TiE the Knot provided us with the perfect platform to reach out to some of the very best entrepreneur-turned-Angels in the industry. The sheer pace at which we could raise our funding round from amazing people was unbelievable. We also received great publicity through TiE and CNBC telecast helping us create a buzz. Tie the Knot is highly recommended for early stage startups.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nZuhaib Khan (Shopatplaces) \u201cTiE the Knot provides a wonderful platform to bring startups in front of the entire nation and the right investors. It does a stupendous job of crafting fairy tales out of sheer air. One moment you could be a small team which be-lieves in your idea and in the next you could have intelligent money backing you, the right mentors on board and the entire nation cheering for you, to disrupt entire indus-tries, to put your own dent in the universe.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDate\r\nMilestone\r\n\r\n\r\n20th February \u2013 15th April 2015\r\nCall for Applications Open\r\n\r\n\r\n20th April 2015\r\nTop 20 shortlisted companies selected for Prelim Round\r\n\r\n\r\n20th April \u2013 25th April 2015\r\nMentoring & Refining of Pitches of Shortlisted Applicants\r\n\r\n\r\n27th April 2015\r\nPrelim Round with Interested Investors\r\n\r\n\r\n4th May 2015\r\nFinal Five Finalists announced\r\n\r\n\r\n8th May 2015\r\nTiE the Knot Session\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nInterested entrepreneurs are required to submit a brief 5 minute video pitch and their business summary to Amit Verma at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any queries please contact Amit at +91-8750847502.