The third cohort for Surge was kicked off on April 13 using Zoom due to travel bans. One-third of the companies in this cohort have at least one female founder.
The selected startups will receive monetary support of $1-2 million from Sequoia and co-investments from other institutional and angel investors, including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, Omidyar Network and Blume Ventures.
The six Indian startups that made to Surge are Atlan, DrinkPrime, Procol, Last9, Convosight, and Fittr.
Atlan: Atlan is a data democratization company that helps teams collaborate frictionlessly on data projects. It is building a home for data teams by bringing together diverse people, tools, and data to create a frictionless collaboration experience.
Fittr: Fittr is a community-driven online platform that helps people attain their fitness goals. It was founded in 2016 by Jitendra Chouksey, Sonal Singh, Jyoti Dabas, Bala Krishna Reddy, and Rohit Chattopadhyay. Bollywood star Sunil Shetty is an investor in Fittr.
DrinkPrime: DrinkPrime combines the convenience of a water purifier and the economics of bottled water into one product. It provides subscription-based smart water purifiers. The startup was founded in 2016 by Manas Ranjan Hota and Vijender Reddy.
Procol: Procol is a commodity procurement platform for large enterprises to help monitor and reduce spend. It helps food, retail, and FMCG companies reduce their procurement and related supply chain costs and time. The Delhi-based startup was set up in 2018 by Gaurav Baheti and Sumit Mendiratta.
Last9: Last9 is a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Platform that removes the guesswork from improving the reliability of distributed systems. The startup was founded by Nishant Modak and Piyush Verma in January this year.
Convosight: Convosight is a community management platform that uses the power of data analytics and machine learning to help admins, and brands create, moderate, grow and leverage communities meaningfully. It was founded in October 2019 by Tamanna Dhamija, Tarun Dhamija, and Kartik Bansal.