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.

Our Goal:

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

Meet our Mentors

Amit Jain
Zamp Finance
Ashwini Asokan
Mad Street Den
Neeraj Arora
Rajan Anandan
Peak XV Partners
Chatri Sityodtong
One Championship

Latest From Our Blog

Surge 08 is Out to Change the World!
01 Mar'23

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!

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Meet the Audacious Founders of Surge 07
Team Surge 22 Aug'22

What a blast it’s been connecting with the incredible founders of Surge 07 in Singapore, where we recently wrapped up Week One of the program. This amazing Surge cohort is made up of 37 accomplished founders across 15 startups leveraging technology and consumer insights to drive innovation in India, Southeast Asia and the world. Founders […]

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Welcoming Surge 06
Team Surge 25 Jan'22

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.

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Launching the Surge Founder Starter Pack: Company building essentials for early-stage startups
22 Jul'21

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.

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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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Tazapay: Creating Trust in Cross-Border Payments
23 Jun'21

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.

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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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