A non profit organization dedicated to educating and mentoring startups.

Cohort 6 Demo Day

Wednesday June 16, 9:30 AM – 12 Noon PDT

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(July – Nov 2021)


Venture Capital Fund sets up $5M fund for IIT Startups
June 10, 2021: True Blue Partners (TBP), a Bay Area-based merchant bank, has pledged to invest $5 Million in startups that graduate from the IIT Startups from its Venture Capital Fund. TBP Venture Fund’s focus is on Seed and Pre-Series A investments in entrepreneurs focused on building enterprise AI/ML/NLP applications. As part of this IIT Startups-focused initiative so far, TBP has invested in Quark.AIHwy Haul, Canvia and Enact Systems that graduated from earlier Cohorts of IIT Startups.

“Our focus is on helping entrepreneurs on their strategic financial priorities and at pivotal moments in their company building journey. For entrepreneurs focused on AI in the enterprise, that means investment capital to build product-market fit and select the right institutional investment – Sunil Grover, Managing Partner, True Blue Partners, and IIT Bombay Alumni.
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$1 M Seed Fund setup exclusively for IIT Startups portfolio companies
Sep 9, 2020: Asha Jadeja, the influential Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist, is pledging $1 Million in seed funding for IIT Startups portfolio. Previously, Jadeja has invested in over 100 start-ups including high-profile public companies such as Google and PayPal.

Asha Jadeja, founder of the non-profit Motwani Jadeja Foundation (MJF), has been an ongoing sponsor of IIT Startups since its launch.
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Ford Acquires Electriphi to Provide Ford Pro Commercial Customers with Seamless Charging and Energy Management
Ford plans to integrate Electriphi’s capabilities with Ford Pro services to develop the most advanced charging and energy management experiences for commercial customers

Electriphi acquisition will accelerate fleet EV adoption by offering commercial customers depot charging management together with vehicles like the F-150 Lightning Pro and E-Transit van

The acquisition is part of Ford’s commitment to invest more than $30 billion by 2025 to lead the electrification revolution including a dedicated focus on commercial vehicles
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We conduct workshops covering all aspects of a startup’s journey to equip entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools needed to successfully launch and run their businesses.

We work with a select group of startups in each cohort, providing them with 1:1 hands-on mentoring from successful entrepreneurs and seasoned industry experts.

We connect our cohort members with corporate investors and venture capitalists through our Demo days and other social events.