Early Startups Can Grab Up to $500K from Flipkart Ventures Third FLA Cohort

Flipkart Ventures, has invited applications for the third cohort of its accelerator programme—Flipkart Leap Ahead (FLA). Early-stage tech startups can submit their applications from April 22 to May 26, 2024.

The chosen startups in the FLA program that leverage GenAI in their core solutions across sectors will receive equity investments between $200,000 and $500,000.

The early stage investment arm of Flipkart, with a $100 million fund backs early-stage startups in India and support the ecosystem to build innovative solutions for the next wave of internet users.

In a statement released by the investment arm of the ecommerce company, the selected startups will benefit from a two-month mentorship programme from industry veterans, operators, and founders post the investment.

Flipkart Ventures FLA Candidates to benefit from Additional Funding on Finale Day

The finale of the schedule will conclude in a demo day when startups showcase their progress, and plans to potential investors to secure additional funding for their expansion.

“We believe in empowering budding entrepreneurs by equipping them with the necessary tools and resources for growth. The ‘Flipkart Leap Ahead‘ program under Flipkart Ventures underscores this mission by providing selected startups with substantial financial investment and, more importantly, opportunities for invaluable mentorship. To drive their growth, we look forward to ushering in the next generation of innovation,” Lubna Ahmed, Head of Flipkart Ventures, said.

Flipkart Ventures has funded over 15 startups across sectors like deeptech, fintech, healthtech, generative AI, and climate and sustainability in its previous two cohorts. Notable startups in these cohorts include the likes of Rightbot Technologies, Tune.ai, Livwell, FlexifyMe, and Dopplr.

Furthermore, Technology startups engaged in the areas of mobility, logistics, SaaS, and B2B marketplaces also participated in the cohorts.

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