Welcome to Surge, a rapid scale-up program for startups in India and Southeast Asia.

Surge combines $1 million to $2 million of seed capital with company-building workshops, global immersion trips and support from a community of exceptional founders.

Our Goal:

To supercharge your startup. And give you an unfair advantage, right out of the gate.

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Sequoia Capital India announces new $195M seed fund to double down on Surge
Shailendra Singh and Rajan Anandan 25 Mar'21

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 […]

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Under Construction: Building Growth Loops
31 Mar'21

What are growth loops - and how can you use them to power your company? Surge02 startup InVideo’s co-founder Sanket Shah talks about how working on their loops has seen the subscription service grow over 50x since 2019.

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Meet the startups of Surge 04 2020
Team Surge 25 Nov'20

We are proud to welcome 17 startups to the Surge community. Despite a tumultuous year, these founders, who embody resilience and the spirit of innovation, have navigated many challenges to build breakthrough solutions for a brighter tomorrow.

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Applications for Surge 05 are open
21 Sep'20

Surge 04 applications are now closed. Thank you for showing us so much love! We promise to respond to all those who have applied by 31 October 2020.

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Why Storytelling Matters for Founders
03 Jul'20

"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.

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Under Construction: Refining Your Business Model
20 Oct'20

“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.

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