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#FindingMisfits & #Misfits


#FindingMisfits is our event for cutting-edge founders to get noticed, funded and learn.

#Misfits is our Cohort based Scale-Up Program where we bring the power of Senior Entrepreneurs to help in areas that matter: Scaling up efficiently, Raising funds confidently and Hiring right.


We are on a mission to empower #Misfits who dream to change the world and work hard to turn it into a reality. In these events, we call for pitches from entrepreneurs and the top 3 startups get a chance to receive funding between $500k and $1.5 Million along with a comprehensive springboard from us. Additionally, we bring together successful entrepreneurs, venture capital investors and startup ecosystem builders for a day filled with learning sessions, panel discussions and informal networking events. 


Each #FindingMisfits event carries a forward-looking theme that aims to ignite many future startups in the country. The latest edition was focused on FINTECH & INSURTECH.


Sector: FinTech - Lending

Hospitalisation & Outpatient financing for patients

Sector: Social Network / Content

Social network for 440mn Indians who don’t identify with Instagram

Sector: AgriTech

Agri products marketplace built on a farmer social community

Sector: Social Network / Content

Network connecting people over LIVE Video Discussions

Gully Network
Sector: RetailTech

Tech-Enabled Network of mid-sized grocery stores

Money On Click
Sector: FinTech - Lending

Social lending FinTech to provide innovative joint liability family loans. Near 0% defaults despite COVID. Net profit +ve by end of financial year.

Sector: FoodTech

Cloud kitchen multi-cuisine food platform for single users

Karbon Cards
Sector: FinTech - Lending

India’s leading corporate credit card targeting startups and SMEs

Sector: FinTech - Payments

NFC-based micro-payments system for public transit & retail for 200mn+ middle-to-lower-income Indians who wish to move away from cash

Intelligence Node
Sector: SaaS

Ecommerce analytics SaaS | Real-time retail price intelligence platform that empowers businesses to drive product level profitability and grow margins



Our last #FindingMisfits event on Fintech got off to a great start in 2019. Hosted in WeWork Galaxy in Bangalore on 28th February 2019, the event saw over 200 startup applications, 10 finalists, and multiple panels across lending, payments and insurance. 

The event hosted leaders such as Sharad Sharma of IndiaStack, Komei Watanabe of Iffco-Tokio, Tej Kapoor and Vipin Agarwal of Fosun, Gaurav Hinduja of Capital Float, Sujith Narayanan of Google Tez, Ashish Singhal from Experian and Gautam Chopra of BeatO in focused panels to share their ideas on the future of FinTech in India.

The event was indeed a celebration of Misfit startups. Check out Anup Jain's thoughts on the 2nd edition of #FindingMisfits event held in Bengaluru.   

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Sharad Sharma, Co-Founder of iSpirt, talks about UPI

Sharad Sharma, Co-Founder of iSpirt, talks about UPI

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Gaurav Hinduja, Co-Founder of Capital Float, speaks about FinTech opportunities

Gaurav Hinduja, Co-Founder of Capital Float, speaks about FinTech opportunities

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Gautam Chopra, Co-Founder BeatO, talks about innovations in InsurTech

Gautam Chopra, Co-Founder BeatO, talks about innovations in InsurTech

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JULY 2018 #Next300million EDITION HIGHLIGHTS

#FindingMisfits got off to a successful start in 2018 with the 1st edition in Bengaluru on 26 July 2018. With over 400 startups, 20 finalists, 6 workshops, and multiple talks, the event was a celebration of Misfit startups.

The event also witnessed an insightful Fireside chat between Growthstory’s founder, K Ganesh and Orios' Managing Partner, Rehan Yar Khan, in addition to several curated workshops and sessions from entrepreneurs and senior leaders from the venture ecosystem, such as Aakash Goel, Partner, Trifecta CapitalSandeep Laxman, Startup Evangelist, Amazon AWS; Pavan Cheruvu, Program Director, Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator; Sanjana Saksena, Boring Brands and Abhay Tandon, Program Lead, Target Accelerator


Check out Anup Jain's thoughts on the 1st edition of #FindingMisfits event held in Bengaluru.