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.
To supercharge your startup. And give you an unfair advantage, right out of the gate.
Latest From Our Blog
“Be completely dispassionate…and always be paranoid”. Zomato’s Gaurav Gupta draws on his experience, and advises startup founders on how those traits can actually help them cut losses and grow their business more efficiently.
COVID-19 has forced many startups to reassess how they run their business. Many have had to be flexible to adapt. Find out how two Surge 03 founders put what they learnt from the program into practice to drive growth during the pandemic.
One of the key objectives of Surge is to foster a community of founders who can support each other through the peaks and troughs of a startup’s journey. When we decided to move Surge 03 online in March, we knew that creating this sense of community would be one of the biggest challenges we’d face. Founders from our first two cohorts became really close on the trips to China, India, Singapore and San Francisco; the shared experiences and time together helped create some strong bonds.
"There’s no one who knows the product better than you" – and that’s why Sequoia Capital’s Carl Eschenbach advises founders to take part in initial customer engagement and sales. Here he weighs in on how taking a founder-led approach can help you become a better CEO and build for scale.