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The GAIN graduates MeitY (GoI’s) first startup accelerator program, 70+ investors express interest

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The GAIN, a startup accelerator helping emerging tech startups scale globally, recently completed the ‘graduation-cum-startup showcase’ for its ‘StartupToScaleup’ cohorts, as part of the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), Government of India’s efforts to scale startups that show significant potential to grow. ‘StartupToScaleup’ is the first set of accelerator programs under the Ministry’s initiative to help startups scale up globally. The GAIN is supporting startups graduating from the ministry’s ‘Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE)’ & Center of Excellence (CoE) schemes. 


Startup showcase & investor pitch


The GAIN had 70+ investors who have confirmed their interest, including those with unicorns in their portfolio of startup investments. Overall, The GAIN had 26 startups graduating, where multi-sectoral startups participated.


The Startups looking for raise funds are as follows:



  • FinTech: Hesa Global ($12m), Nearby Technologies ($11.5m), and WhatsLoan ($1m),
  • Agritech: Borlaug Web Services ($6m), Piatrika Biosystems ($3m). 
  • Industry 4.0: LivNsense ($3.5m), Doppelio ($1m) and Exact Space ($1m). 

Investors interested in connecting with the startups can reach out to Carl Ebenezer P who takes care of investor relations & partnerships (carl(dot)ebenezer(at)thegain(dot)in). 



*Financial numbers mentioned above are target funding figures shared by individual startups






Quotes & Commentary:


Mr.Ramanan Ramanathan, Former (First) Mission Director Atal Innovation Mission. “The entrepreneurs need to implementation their innovation in 8000+ Tier 2, Tier 3 cities, smaller town & villages, not just the 8 Tier 1 cities for which most startups build solutions”. 


Mr.BV Naidu, Founder & Chairman of The GAIN said, “The Indian startup ecosystem has been growing 20% year on year. The GAIN as a practitioner’s accelerator helps entrepreneurs in their journey before they receive their first institutional funding with access to different markets, with help of our global partners”. 

“The Startup2Scaleup Demo Day of our Cohort 2 is a great opportunity for the key stakeholders like investors and customers to participate in the growth story of the Founders of these innovative startups.” Suggested Mr. Varadarajan Krishna, Co-founder & CEO of The GAIN.  

About The GAIN

THE GAIN is a platform for global acceleration of startups working with emerging technologies. They work with innovative start-ups and innovators to leverage India’s talent pool and create a foothold in domestic and international markets. They provide access to business, active mentoring and access to funding.




Saritha Keshamoni

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