The Chiratae Ventures Innovators Program aims to provide 360° support to seed and early-stage start-ups across sectors. Working on real, endemic problems and solving them leveraging technology

Participating start-ups will not only get access to ecosystem experts and successful entrepreneurs who can guide them in their journey but also looks at creating a long-lasting and engaged community of founders where shared learning can be fostered.

Seed Portfolio in numbers

50+

seed investments

$125 Mn+

Deployed

$1 Bn+

Valuation

Program Benefits

Fast tracked access to capital
Access to industry experts, pioneers & serial entrepreneurs for mentorship
Potential business opportunities with the leading Indian and global firms across industries

Mentors

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Suchita Salwan
Founder & CEO of LBB
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Mukesh Bansal
Co-Founder & CEO, Cure.Fit
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Yashish Dahiya
Founder & CEO, PolicyBazaar
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Peyush Bansal
Founder & CEO, Lenskart.com
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Akanksha Hazari
Founder & CEO of LoveLocal
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Supam Maheshwari
Co-Founder & CEO, FirstCry
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Sudhir Sethi
Founder & Chairman, Chiratae Ventures
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Vivekananda Hallekere
Co-Founder & CEO, Bounce
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Rashie Jain
Co-Founder & CEO of Onco.com
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TCM Sundaram
Founder & Managing Director, Chiratae Ventures
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Karthik Prabhakar
Executive Director & Head of Fundraising, Chiratae Ventures
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Karan Mohla
Executive Director & Sector Head – Consumer, Chiratae Ventures
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Venkatesh Peddi
Executive Director & Sector Head – Software, Chiratae Ventures
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Ranjith Menon
Executive Director & Sector Head – Health-Tech, Chiratae Ventures
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Swaminathan Shankar
Chief Financial Officer, Chiratae Ventures

Focus Sectors

Consumer-tech

Commerce, Gaming, Mobility/EV, Ed-Tech, Digital Consumer brands, Retail-focused tech platforms, Digital media platforms

Software / SaaS

DevOps, Cyber Security, AI/ML driven across segments; Data Management; SaaSOps and Vertical focused

FinTech

Insure Tech across underwriting, distribution and operations, Blockchain based disruptors and SaaS platforms, innovative purpose lending platforms, capital market tech

Health-Tech

Digital/Point of care Diagnostics, AI platforms that look at data for populations studies, AI in preclinical and drug discovery, Medical imaging, Robotics, platforms for connected medical devices

Deep Tech

Nanotechnology, AI, NLP, AR/VR, IoT, Cloud & Quantum Computing, 3D Printing, Material Science, Aerospace & Outer Space, Biotechnology & Life Sciences and Robotics

Timeline

  • Call for applications open

    30th September

  • Last date to apply

    October 2020

  • Final cohort announcement and commencement of the program

    *Program details to be shared separately

    6th November

  • Showcase Day

    Mid-December

Our Partners

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Program Partner
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Industry Partner
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Ecosystem Partner

Program Alumni

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About Us

Launched in 2006, Chiratae Ventures India Advisors (formerly IDG Ventures India) is India’s leading technology Venture Capital funds advisor. The funds advised by Chiratae Ventures India Advisors with an AUM of more than $780 Mn since inception have invested in over 90 companies including 4 unicorns and 35 exits including 2 IPOs. Notable companies include some of the largest technology startups in India such as Myntra (acquired by Flipkart), FirstCry, Lenskart, Manthan, Flipkart, PolicyBazaar, Bounce, Cure.Fit, Uniphore, PlaySimple, Newgen (IPO on NSE / BSE), Rentomojo and HealthifyMe, among others.

The Global Advisory Board of Chiratae Ventures comprises of Mr. Ratan Tata - Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan - Former Vice Chairman & Founder of Infosys, Mr. Manish Choksi - Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Asian Paints & Mr. Bruno Raschle - Founder, Managing Director, and Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Schroder Adveq and the India advisory board comprises of Dr. Ferzaan Engineer - Co-founder and Chairman of Cytecare Hospitals. They bring decades of experience in running successful organisations across the world and assist us and our entrepreneurs in their journey of building lasting organisations.

To know more about the firm, refer to - Chiratae Ventures or email us at innovators@chiratae.com

Apply to participate in the program