advantedge

About us


advantEdge is an early stage venture capital fund and a startup incubator; we back entrepreneurs who are passionate and support early stage companies that have a strong growth potential. We help them in their journey to become innovation leaders in their respective fields.


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CatchThatBus

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Shuttl

Shuttl

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Truely madly

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Smartivity

Smartivity innovates in Do-it-yourself science, art and craft kits for children which are designed to enhance creative, practical and analytical intelligence.

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EBW

World's fastest motorcycle washing machine. Get superfast automatic bike wash, Bike spa, bike cleanse, foam wash with bike washing machine

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Tripoto

Tripoto is a travel community and travel search engine portal based on user-generated content

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Wigzo

Wigzo’s Machine Learning technology turns your data into predictive insights and suggests the best engagement channel for your marketing action.

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Scoop whoop

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Online tyari

OnlineTyari.com helps you prepare for govt exams like SSC, IAS, Bank PO, Railways and keeps student updated with latest study material

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CoHo

CoHo aims to provide a superior living experience to millennials in India.

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Rapido

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iimjobs

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MassBlurb

MassBlurb is a social and marketing solutions provider for restaurants.

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India Lends

IndiaLends is a financial technology startup focused on the consumer lending market.

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Rep Up

Repup is a B2B ORM platform that provides customer experience management tools for hotels and hospitality businesses.

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Incubator


We invest and nurture the growth of entrepreneurs and companies that redefine the paradigm and change the way we live and work.

We provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the essential tools, resources and knowledge to help them get started.

Incubator Program


What?


advantEdge Incubator has launched a 6 month long focused incubation program in Noida, India. The program is open all year round and startups can apply at any stage of their lifecycle, but we typical prefer pre-funded companies with at least a POC in place. Unlike most other programs, our incubatee intake is on a rolling basis, allowing us to focus individually on each startups needs, rather than push a commercially minded common program for everyone, which is not useful to most startups in a batch-wise approach.

The incubator works with determined founders through 6 stages during the program and assists them raise funding to scale post incubation.

Why?


advantEdge is looking to invest and nurture the growth of entrepreneurs and startups that redefine the paradigm and change the way we live and work. The program provides 360 degree support during the 6 month program, which will accelerate the startups through their initial stages. On acceptance into the program, startups will benefit from the following:

How?


advantEdge provides startups with the essential tools, resources and knowledge to help them get started. On acceptance into our incubation program, startups will receive limited amounts of capital upto INR 15 lakhs, access to our world class infrastructure, on-call support services, preferential pricing and free credits from our vast partner network. But besides these forms of financial support, the true benefit of joining the program is from the advice, mentorship and networks that we provide founders during their time at advantEdge.

Where?


advantEdge has a 10,000+ sq ft state of the art incubation facility in Sector 127, Noida Expressway, Delhi NCR with fully equipped conference and meeting rooms, networking areas, 50+ workstations, high speed internet access, lounge, cafeteria, among other facilities to support our startups.

Access to our facility is available to the entrepreneurial ecosystem to use for sessions relevant to startups and their founders. Email us at incubator@advantedge.vc with session details to explore a partnership.

Incubator Mentors


Ashish Gupta

Ashish Gupta

Ashish Gupta

Head of Alliances, Hewlett Packard India


Ashish has 17+ years experience in technology, consumer good and retail industry working across marquee brands like HP, Samsung, Asian Paints and Tommy Hilfiger. An active early stage mentor with 2 mentee companies having raised funds and a 3rd in incubation.

Ashish Kumar

Ashish Kumar

Ashish Kumar

Member, IAN

Ashish is a serial technology entrepreneur from IIT Kanpur with 15+ years of experience, and has started multiple technology and technology leveraged companies with successful exits, including selling one of his company to Kellton Tech, a BSE listed company.

Brij Bhasin

Brij Bhasin

Brij Bhasin

Principal – India Lead Investment, Rebright Partners

Brij has been working with technology products for 10+ years and is leading Rebright Partner’s India investment strategy. Earlier, he was instrumental in designing and executing the GSF Accelerator program since its inception.

Dharamveer Singh Chouhan

Dharamveer Singh Chouhan

Dharamveer Singh Chouhan

Co-founder & CEO, Zostel & ZO Rooms

Dharamveer, an alumni of IIT BHU and IIM Calcutta co-founded Zostel in 2013. In 2015, they added ZO Rooms to their business and scaled the platform to 35+ cities after raising $15 mn+ from Tiger Global and Orios Venture Partners.

Gagan Singh

Gagan Singh

Gagan Singh

International Director, JLL India

Gagan is a general management expert with 30+ years of experience across the apparel, real estate and hospitality sectors. A qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant, she has served as the CEO of Benetton India, prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle.

Mohak Gambhir

Mohak Gambhir

Mohak Gambhir

Digital Marketer & Product Manager

Mohak has been responsible for high growth marketing and product at three successful Indian start-ups: yatra.com, ibibo.com & travelyaari.com. He is currently helping multiple startups scale marketing, product & recruitment for Indian consumer internet companies.

Pankaj Karna

Pankaj Karna

Pankaj Karna

Managing Director, Maple Capital Advisors

Pankaj has a 20+ year established track record in financing and M&A in India across sectors. Pankaj has worked at BNP Paribas, was a Director and part of Rabobank India startup team, he was the Partner and Head of M&A/Lead Advisory at Grant Thornton in India, before setting up his own boutique Investment Bank.

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Incubator Partners


awsactivate

AWS Activate

AWS Activate Packages for startups with promotional credits, support and other value added services.

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zendesk

Zendesk

Access to Zendesk for Startups program with free credits for cloud based customer support services.

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letsventure

LetsVenture

Enables startups to raise seed / angel funds by connecting to accredited Investors and assistance with closure.

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SendGrid

SendGrid

Part of SendGrid Accelerator program with free transactional and marketing email credits and access to SendGrid Labs products.

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IBM

IBM

IBM SoftLayer and Bluemix credits to Startups, in addition to other support as part of IBM Global Entrepreneur Program.

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ZOHO

ZOHO

Startups get free access to all of ZOHO’s finance suites, other relevant sales & marketing and productivity & collaboration apps.

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F6S

F6S

Partnership with F6S for Alpha benefits for selected startups with free and discounted services plus access to events and workspaces.

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Freshdesk

Freshdesk

Free customer support software from Freshdesk for incubated startups as part of the Freshdesk Future Fund.

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Razorpay

Razorpay

Razorpay credits to startups allowing them to waive off transaction fees for its payment gateway.

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DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean - Access to the Hatch, a global incubator program by DigitalOcean designed to support startups with free cloud credits for 12 months, technical training, mentorship and priority support.

 

 


Incubator FAQ


Key team members of the applicants selected need to be primarily based out of our facility during the tenure of the program, as this provides startups the maximum opportunity to learn, network and grow.
Startups can apply for the program at any stage of their lifecycle, but we typical prefer pre-funded companies with at least a POC in place.
While evaluating applications, we look for passionate and committed teams, innovative ideas and compelling hypothesis. However, the single most important factor for us is the founding team.
We invest limited amounts of capital upto INR 15 lakhs into startups selected to help you get started, but the real value being added is well beyond just the funds.
advantEdge provides 360 degree support for startups from our in-house team, exceptional mentor network, investor community, corporate and industry access, state of the art infrastructure and extensive support services.
advantEdge underwrites 20% of the follow-on fund raise by startups post graduation, subject to certain conditions. In addition, our team with buy-side and sell-side fund raising experience will support startups and can help you connect with a network of super angels, seed funds, crowdfunding platforms and tier-I venture capital funds.
We take equity between 5% and 8% in startups joining our program and expect the startup teams to be passionate, determined and flexible.
Absolutely, we encourage all startups to apply for the program, as the funds are only a very small part of the program and advantEdge adds value much beyond just capital.
We will consider applications from single founders, but we highly encourage you to find an appropriate co-founder before applying. We believe you will greatly improve the chances of your startup succeeding by finding a like minded individual with complimentary skill sets and the same passion, dedication and energy as you.
We are happy to meet founders and entrepreneurs at our facility, but do take an appointment before you visit by writing to us at incubator@advantedge.vc with proposed date and time.
You can apply for our 6 month incubation program by CLICKING HERE and filing our application form.
Email us at incubator@advantedge.vc with any other questions, suggestions or comments.

Contact us


NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (NCR)


advantEdge Incubator Noida,
6th floor, plot no. 1,
Noida-Greater Noida Expy,
Bakhtawarpur, Sector 127, Noida,
Uttar Pradesh - 201303
Email : incubator@advantedge.vc