IIIT-Hyderabad has created a seed fund network to invest in tech Startups in the IIIT-Hyderabad incubator and elsewhere. It is a fund from a network of investors comprising of tech professionals and successful entrepreneurs.
Investment is primarily targeted at early stage tech Startups involved in technologies like machine learning, computer vision, robotics, AR/VR, natural language processing and other sub-domains of artificial intelligence among others.
Top preference is given to Startups from the various accelerator programs run by CIE@IIITH, domain-specific Startups and seeding initiatives that will be taken up by CIE@IITH. Additionally, regular investment pitch days will be organized to scout for interesting early-stage tech Startups.
The seed fund network comprises of professionals and entrepreneurs who extensively mentor the investee Startups. The venture capitalists who are senior industry leaders with extensive domain knowledge and peer networks assist in creating a structure to support start-ups and further enhance IIIT-H’s Startup Ecosystem.
Startups will get to leverage the expertise of individual investors who are part of the initiative and share their expertise in sales & marketing, finance, systems and technology, risk, legal & compliance, tax & legal, human resources & training. This further supplements the research mentoring already offered by CIE@IIITH, where tech Startups get guidance from the faculty and researchers at IIIT-Hyderabad’s labs.
Who is Eligible?