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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Latest From Our Blog

Log 9 Materials: Revolutionizing the energy sector with aluminum fuel cells
11 Jan'20

Log 9 Materials (Surge 02 2019) is leveraging its expertise in graphene nanotechnology to build and scale fully recyclable, emissions-free aluminium-air fuel cells that can power cars, homes and communities.

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Surge 02 2019: Week Four
18 Dec'19

“What makes for a good founder? I actually think storytelling is a vital, vital part… If people can’t tell stories, I don’t think they succeed as leaders.” Our Surge 02 2019 founders met in San Francisco for Week Four to take masterclasses in sales, marketing and storytelling.

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Telio: Accelerating Vietnam’s mom & pop shops through B2B e-commerce
17 Dec'19

Mom and pop shops are the backbone of Vietnam’s retail sector and play an important role in the country’s economy.  Telio, one of the startups in the first cohort of Surge, connects these small retailers with brands and wholesalers on a centralized B2B e-commerce platform that delivers more choice, better pricing and more efficient logistics.  The company’s mission: to power small businesses through technology. 

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Hiring for a growth mindset
12 Dec'19

Want to hire great people? Look for a growth mindset, says Surge mentor & Gojek founder Nadiem Makarim. “It doesn’t matter what they know, at any given time. What matters is their potential to learn and motivation to get better every day.”

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Khatabook: Digitizing India’s Micro SMEs
27 Aug'19

KhataBook, a digital credit ledger for micro SMEs, is one of the fastest-growing startups in Surge 01 2019. The number of active merchants grew from 150,000 in March to 1.8 million in July, and the value of transactions they recorded shot up from $600 million to $2.3 billion in that same short period.  Prateek Sharma […]

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