#Misfits

 COHORT 3  |  MONSOON 2019

DEMO DAYS ON 28/29/30 JULY

DESIGNED WITH INPUTS FROM

1800+ INDIAN FOUNDERS

#Misfits is an India for India Program, investing $50k to $1.5M in founders like you. 

 

We bring the power of Senior Entrepreneurs to help in areas that matter: Scaling up efficiently, Raising funds confidently and Hiring right.
 
No demands to travel out of the country. No program fees.

Bootcamps on weekends, so you can build without missing a beat.

Meet with VCs for future investments.

 

We understand building a startup takes time. Not 10 to 16 weeks, but usually 8 to 12 months before you are ready for the next round. We stay with you throughout.

HOW DO WE KNOW

WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU

 

We surveyed early-stage founders about their fundraising experience and expectations from investors. 

Over 1800 founders engaged with us and told us what they really want from investors.

We've summarised the survey responses for you.

"Learn from others mistakes and not repeat the same"

"Someone to reach out when in case of clarity required"

"More than fund, I look for mentorship and support ecosystem"

*Survey responses collected by direct email, LinkedIn &Twitter reach out

PROGRAM MENTORS - SENIOR ENTREPRENEURS

 

Startups selected into the #Misfits Program will be mentored by Senior Entrepreneurs to help in areas that matter: Scaling up efficiently, Raising funds confidently and Hiring right.

#MISFITS PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 

The startups that Apply to be a part of the #Misfits Program are put through a Pre-event Pitch Bootcamp followed by a Pitch and Selection Progress.

The startups that are Selected into the #Misfits Program gain access to a series of post-event Bootcamps and the experience and insights of Senior Entrepreneurs.

COHORT 3 STARTUP SUMMARIES

Startup #1
Sector: FinTech - Lending

Hospitalisation & Outpatient financing for patients
Founders: Ex-Head of Credit at Bajaj & Wharton | Low NPA

Startup #2
Sector: Social Network / Content

Social network for 440mn Indians who don’t identify with Instagram
Three IIT founders | $0.01 CAC | 100,000 DAUs

Startup #3
Sector: AgriTech

Agri products marketplace built on a farmer social community
Three IIT Founders | 30% Day 120 Retention

Startup #4
Sector: Social Network / Content

Network connecting people over LIVE Video Discussions
Two Founders: $100mn+ Exit | MIT Technology Review Young Innovator | Managed tech projects impacting $2Bn
In Beta: 120,000 Video Minutes MRR

Startup #5
Sector: RetailTech

Tech-enabled franchise network of mid-sized grocery stores.
Two IIT Founders | 20 stores, $2.4Mn annual GMV. 

Target 8% share of $25Bn in 5 years.

Startup #6
Sector: FoodTech

Single Serve Budget Pizza Brand
Founders: Ex-Private Equity | 10% month on month growth

Startup #7
Sector: FinTech - Lending

India’s leading corporate credit card targeting startups and SMEs
Founders: ex-VCs | 400 clients, $7mn GTV

Startup #8
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
Founders: IIT/ FMS, Ex Infosys/Citibank | 4mn cards issued, 15% market-share captured

Startup #9
Sector: SaaS

Ecommerce analytics SaaS
Founders: Ex-BCG, LBS | 100% annual growth

Startup #10
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.
Founders: IIT/ISB, ex-LendingKart

COHORT 3 LAUNCH EVENT

PREVIOUS COHORTS OF #MISFITS

 

The previous cohorts of the #Misfits program were conducted in Summer of 2018 (Cohort 1) and Spring of 2019 (Cohort 2). We continue to learn and build on the program. You can read more about them by clicking on the button below.

 
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