Inkle Raise

We get it, growth is tough. Inkle Raise is a platform that aids founders fundraise, network & scale effectively. Join us to get access to exclusive resources, tools & more!

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Investor Introductions

Connect with experienced, active investors & angels looking to invest in India <> US Founders today! Fill in a simple form & get an intro now

Founder Roundtables

5-10 vetted founders with a featured founder speaker doing a confidential Q&A on their recent raise tactics

3. Investor Database

Access a curated list of active US VCs & angels seeking India>US startups

4. Blogs

Case studies on recent raise journeys with featured founders.

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Investor Introductions

Deadline for first Raise Batch: 
6pm IST, 20th Dec 2023

For Founders

Access dozens of high quality US VCs & angels who have already invested in India>US startups.

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For Investors

Access vetted dealfow of India>US early-stage startups focusing on US+global markets.

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Eligiblity for Founders:

  • You must have a Delaware C-Corp entity, or have initiated the process of registering one.
  • Your US entity must be less than 3 years old.
  • You must be focused on US/global markets.
  • You must be a tech product startup (i.e. not services).

Eligiblity for the VCs & angels:

  • At least one GP must be based in US, or the fund must be non-India registered.
  • Willing to invest in Delaware C-Corps (ie. not shadow India subsidiary investments), and when no founders live in US.
  • Willing to invest in Pre-Seed and Seed rounds, ideally via SAFEs.
  • Minimum cheque size must be sub $2mm.
  • ARR requirement must be sub $1mm.

Past Founder Roundtables: 2023 Launch Week

India>US Fundraising Structures

Bangalore, In-Person

Webinar

Monday, December 4, 2023

India>US Fundraising Structures

Series Pre-Seed Roundtable

Bangalore, In-Person

Webinar

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Series Pre-Seed Roundtable

Series Seed Roundtable

Bangalore, In-Person

Webinar

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Series Seed Roundtable

US GTM and Fundraising

Bangalore, In-Person

Webinar

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

US GTM and Fundraising

Series Seed Roundtable

Bangalore, In-Person

Webinar

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Series Seed Roundtable

Series A Roundtable

Bangalore, In-Person

Webinar

Friday, December 8, 2023

Series A Roundtable

FAQs

We've already curated a bunch of questions newly incorporated founders have on their mind on how to navigate their ships after they've raised.

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For Founders

Who should present their pitch to Inkle Raise?

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High tech early stage product startups with at least one founder or a subsidiary based in India. Even if you are in the pre-product or pre-revenue stage, you are encouraged to apply. We have no restrictions on valuation size and are open to evaluating startups from any business model focusing on building a US or global business. Being an Inkle customer is not a prerequisite for submitting a pitch, but we'd love to help!

What occurs following the submission of my pitch?

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Our panel will systematically review pitches and curate a cohort of ambitious companies to showcase.

Notification of your selection status will be provided by Inkle by 31st Dec 2023.

If selected, you will be introduced on a double opt-in basis to the investors who wish to meet you.

If not selected, you are welcome to pitch again after further progress.

Will I get feedback on my pitch?

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Due to the high volume of submissions, we regretfully cannot offer personalised feedback on individual pitch submissions. Nevertheless, you can enhance your pitch or prepare for future submissions by participating in our expert sessions or exploring our published content on our blog.

How often am I allowed to pitch to Inkle Raise?

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You are eligible to pitch once every six months.

What types of investors comprise the pool?

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We invite high-quality, active investors of various kinds, including VCs, angels, scouts and syndicates.

Is Inkle Raise an incubator or accelerator?

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Inkle Raise is not a accelerator, incubator or investor. We provide warm introductions, events and tools for free to the community of founders who apply. Many of these founders will hopefully elect to do business with Inkle.

Is there a charge for Inkle Raise?

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No. It's free.

For Investors

Why participate in Inkle Raise as an investor

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US VCs and angels often don't get India-based dealflow without feet on the ground, and because India founders don't reach out to you. Inkle Raise fills that gap, providing a liquid platform for receiving vetted and curated pitches from quality early stage teams that you probably haven't heard of before.

Is there a deadline for investors to register

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No, the batch deadlines are only for founders. Investors will stay in out database and receive all batches.