Welcome to Surge, a rapid scale-up program for startups in India and Southeast Asia.
Surge combines up to $3 million of seed capital with company-building workshops, global immersion trips and support from a community of exceptional founders.
To supercharge your startup. And give you an unfair advantage, right out of the gate.
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Surge 08 is Out to Change the World!
Each of our Surge 08 founders is inspiring us by their pioneering work and their ability to reimagine their sectors. We caught a glimpse of what the world could look like over the next decade in healthcare, AI, gaming, e-commerce and consumer brands and we’re so excited to partner with them at the start of this exciting journey!
Welcoming Surge 06
Three years ago, pretty much to the day, we announced Surge to the world and invited founders across India and Southeast Asia to apply for the program. When we published that first blog post, Surge was still very much an idea in our minds. Six cycles later, we’ve evaluated over 10,000 companies, and the community has grown to 112 startups and 246 founders.
Launching the Surge Founder Starter Pack: Company building essentials for early-stage startups
While successful startup founders may have different backgrounds, experiences, ideas and insights, they share a common desire to make an impact and drive change. Startup founders are ﬁghters, creative spirits and independent thinkers. They're visionaries who believe their ideas can disrupt industries, create new categories and change the world.
Sequoia Capital India announces new $195M seed fund to double down on Surge
Two years ago this week, we launched Surge – a startup of our very own – to help daring founders from India and Southeast Asia build the foundations for enduring companies. It was the first pre-Series A program of its type offering $1 million to $2 million of capital along with company building help and […]
Tazapay: Creating Trust in Cross-Border Payments
How do you build trust between buyers and sellers when both parties are in different locations? Surge 04 company Tazapay’s co-founder Rahul Shinghal talks to Sequoia India’s Aakash Kapoor about why most cross-border transactions break down and how the platform is solving this problem in our region.
Why Storytelling Matters for Founders
"If people can’t tell stories, I don’t think they succeed as leaders". Sequoia Capital's Sir Michael Moritz weighs in on why storytelling is a vital skill for founders to have, in order to successfully build and scale a business.
Under Construction: Refining Your Business Model
“Razorpay, ShareChat, cure.fit, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Atlassian. Everywhere, I see Scaler students.” – Scaler Academy’s co-founder, Anshuman Singh, talks about the startup’s journey from InterviewBit to Scaler Academy, and how Surge helped its founding team pursue a much bigger opportunity to grow Scaler Academy into what it is today.