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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Meet the startups in Surge 02 2019
09 Oct'19

We are thrilled to welcome in Surge 02 a deeply committed and passionate group of founders who are solving a wide range of problems  across a diverse set of industry verticals, including Consumer Internet, EdTech, AgTech, Clean Energy, Social Commerce, Fintech, SaaS, Robotics and DTC brands.

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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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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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Telio: Powering Vietnam’s small retailers
04 Oct'19

Telio (Surge 01 2019) connects the mom-and-pop shops in Vietnam with brands and wholesalers on a centralized platform that delivers more choice, better pricing and more efficient logistics through economies of scale. Aakash Kapoor talked with Sy Phong Bui about his startup journey, his unique approach to ESOP -- and the sharp, upward trajectory Telio has been tracking since March 2019 – at a fireside session during Week One of Surge 02 2019. 

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Surge applications are now open all year round
08 Oct'19

Starting today, you will be able to apply for Surge all year round. As soon as the applications for one batch close, the next batch will open immediately on the following day. So you can apply to Surge at any point – and you’ll hear back within a specific time frame.

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