Indiarath incubator seeks to help Indian startups scale beyond borders

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Indiarath, a borderless incubator, was launched on Thursday to help Indian entrepreneurs create, sustain and scale their ventures globally amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Founded by Yatin Thakur, Arjita Sethi and Upasna Dash, the 24-week long incubator program, that starts from July, will have personalized sessions and coaching to enable startups navigate any business challenge across verticals.

The programme has mentors from Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Silicon Valley Bank, Morgan Stanley, Crisil, Cisco, Paytm, OYO and others and claims to bring experts from diverse ecosystems including India, the US, Japan, Hong Kong, UK, New Zealand and Taiwan.

India has the ability to build more than 200 unicorns among half a million startups over the next three-four years, up from the existing 50,000, said Yatin Thakur, Founder, Indiarath. The talent and ideas are already out there but what can accelerate these companies to become a unicorn or an impact-driven company is correct mentorship, guidance and access to markets, he said. “Indiarath would be mentoring and shaping the course of the next big game-changing startups. We are looking forward to seeing some great applications as we onboard some amazing mentors, coaches and legendary investors.”

The programme is focused on three broad categories that include upskilling entrepreneurs to handle real challenges through fundamentals, business remodelling, product designing and branding strategy. It would also include one-on-one mentorship by industry veterans to help entrepreneurs achieve tangible goals over the course of six months.

“Just like the power of a “chariot”, Indiarath will look at accelerating the most talented ideas from across the country,” said Upasna Dash, co-founder, Indiarath.

Indiarath aims to create a borderless environment of learning, scale and impact to create the next generation of startups.

This article was first published on livemint.com

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.