Apply for Accel’s ‘Decoding Marketplaces’ Startup Hunt by November 22, 2022

The idea of ​​matching supply and demand through digital platforms has led to the creation of many huge companies globally, with household names such as Amazon, Alibaba, Meituan, Uber and AirBnB with a market cap value of $2 trillion. of dollars. Each of these has also led to a massive change in the way we live our lives and do business.

Since Accel’s early market investments in India, Myntra in 2008 and Flipkart in 2009, they have invested in various new age markets. Since then, these markets have contributed substantially to India’s growth story. Many of these organizations have scaled massively, adding significant value as they create jobs, create wealth, and birth new technology solutions.

In today’s startup ecosystem, markets comprise more than a third of startups in India classified as unicorns. Accel has funded 10 of these unicorns and eight other startups that are about to join them.

Now, Accel is looking for the next generation of successful Indian marketplaces that will redefine the way they buy and sell goods and services for years to come. If you are a founder reading this, you are in the right place.

Over the next three weeks, Accel aims to help founders build the next generation of market startups with their experience and network. These founders will also have the opportunity to present their company to an exclusive audience of India’s most prominent market leaders and investors.

If you’re an early-stage founder building India’s next great marketplace and have raised less than $2 million in funding, we’re here to support your vision.

This is how you can apply:

  • Submit entries via this form before November 20, 2022
  • Following the presentation, the Accel jury will select 10 high-potential startups, each from the B2B and B2C market segments.
  • Accel’s leadership will then interview these 20 startups, delving into the business model, financials, and plans.
  • Accel will choose the top two contenders in each B2B and B2C segment for the opportunity to feature them at the #DecodingMarketplaces Summit in Bangalore on December 1, 2022
  • The 20 finalists will also receive invitations to attend the summit.

If your startup is selected to present, you will also have access to the following benefits:

  • Office hours with any Accel partner, investors in some of India’s largest tech markets (as we’re sure you’ve read above)
  • Contact Accel’s investment committee for feedback on your startup.
  • 1:1 mentoring from the founders of the Accel portfolio.
  • For the two winners, access to Accel Launchpad, their coworking space in Koramangala for up to 10 members
  • Access to your partner benefits, including up to $100,000 in AWS Credits