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#StartupsVsCovid19: Alok Mittal On How Indian Founders Are Waging War Against Covid19

We have entered the third week of the nationwide lockdown with speculations of extension on this period, however, no official announcements have been made as of now. At a time when 1.3 Bn people are confined to their homes, the startup community has come together to fight against coronavirus.

From a coalition of 4 individuals on a telegram group “Startups Vs Covid-19” to a team of more than 750 individuals comprising founders, investors and other tech startup ecosystem stakeholders – the mobilisation of the startup community is exhilarating.

About AMA

Through our #StartupsVsCovid19 #AskMeAnything series we have taken the initiative to deliver the information that matters on the impact of Covid-19 on the startup economy to our readers. Flagging off the series, we got Siddharth Pai, Founding partner, 3one4 Capital to discuss the investments outlook in 2020. In the latest edition, we discussed the future of consumer startups in the post Covid-19 world with Paytm Founder and CEO, Vijay Shekhar Sharma.

Moving forward from discussions on topics such as supply chain, mobility, logistics and healthtech, we are happy to announce our next guest for the series – Alok Mittal, Cofounder and CEO, Indifi Technologies. 

About The Session

In our eighth edition of #StartupsVsCovid19 #AMA series, Alok will be sharing the journey of how founders and ecosystem came together and are waging the war against the Covid-19 pandemic. The Indifi CEO will also be talking about the latest innovations that are helping India in its war against the pandemic, how the 750+ founders’ group leveraged tech and network effect to scale the impact!

The Session Will Cover:

  • Leveraging Tech & Network Effects To Scale The Impact
  • Startup Innovations To Help Flatten The Curve
  • Mobilizing The Community – Why More Startups Can Help
  • Open Sourcing The Framework To Amplify The Impact

About Alok Mittal And Indifi Technologies

Before starting Indifi, Alok setup and ran Canaan Partners’ (VC fund) and co founded JobsAhead.com. With over 20 years of operational and entrepreneurial experience, Alok is an active investor who has backed numerous startups. 

His latest venture, Indifi Technologies, founded in 2015 is an online platform for enabling debt-financing for small businesses. The company has distributed over 25,000 loans with more than 80 active partners and 15+ lender partnerships across industries including — travel agencies, restaurants, small hotel owners, retailers, kirana shops, ecommerce among others. 

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