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

The ethos of Surge
Team Surge 09 Sep'19

Because Surge is also a startup, we felt it was important to work with the founding cohort to help co-create and refine the ethos, culture and values of Surge itself. Here's the core tenets that emerged.

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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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Building for India’s Next 500M
14 Aug'19

Meesho Co-Founder Vidit Aatrey shares several key, early steps this rapidly-growing social commerce startup took to design a product & user experience for the India's 'Next 500M'.

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Optimize for speed: Get from OK to awesome for a high-impact launch
07 Jun'19

Mobile Premier League became India’s #1 gaming app, and the 5th most downloaded app, just seven months after the product’s launch in Sept 2018. MPL founder & Surge mentor Sai Srinivas talks about how startups can optimize for speed for a high-impact product launch.

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Co-create your product with your early customers
14 Aug'19

Want to take your product to the next level, with features your customers will love? Check out the Co-Creation Framework that CleverTap used to launch V1 of their highly-successful Customer Lifecycle Management Platform – and continues to use today. “Treating your customers as partners always has a rich payoff,” says CleverTap Co-Founder & Surge mentor Anand […]

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Return to India: Changing the world with technology
30 Aug'19

  Gaurav Agarwal talks about his journey from Farmville to 1mg, why he left Silicon Valley for India, and the opportunity this region presents to founders & engineers who want to build something completely new — and make a difference along the way.

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