Ankur Capital Announces Day Zero, A Pre-Seed Funding Platform For Early-Stage Startups

Tech-focused VC Ankur Capital today announced the launch of a pre-seed funding platform called Day Zero for early-stage startups. The Day Zero platform will be sector-agnostic and will primarily focus on sectors like agriculture, health, SMB SaaS, fintech, logistics, mobility, construction, livelihood, and everything in between. Day Zero is built in such a way that it will help startups cover everything i.e., from initiation to scale for the entrepreneurs. All aspects from funding to ecosystem support to mentoring would be taken care of under one roof.

At Day Zero, Ankur Capital is building a platform for collaboration among angels, Micro VCs, and ecosystem enablers. The platform will invest in pre-seed/seed startups with upto $ 1 M, alongwith partners including Ankur Capital. With the platform, startups can benefit from the network and also the knowledge from all the stakeholders involved. The Day Zero platform has been launched with other micro VC partners like Eximius Ventures, Upsparks, Capital-A, and Gemba. With time, the team will add more partners to ensure that the startups are heard from all quarters when it comes to funding. The platform will not only help pre-seed founders to initiate but to scale, and succeed at the highest levels.

Mohammed Amaan Memon, Head, Day Zero, says, “For Day Zero platform, we are working with top angels, Micro VCs, and ecosystem enablers- right from banks to cloud providers. The gamut of founders that Ankur Capital and its partners have backed to date will be of immense help to the founders we back through Day Zero. We also aim to help connect our founders to marquee investors as they raise follow-on capital. With this platform, we want to help the startups to grow and succeed at all levels.”

Earlier this year in January, Ankur Capital organized the second edition of their pitch fest called India PitchFest 2 which was also to help early-stage startups raise funding. The event aimed to assist startups by giving them the opportunity to pitch their ideas to some of the most renowned micro-VCs who could provide funding to help them hit the ground running. The third edition which is being held on 31st August across Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi.

About Ankur Capital: Ankur Capital is well known for being one of the early backers of agritech in the country. They have backed startups like Captain Fresh, Krishify, VeGrow, Rupifi, Cropin, String Bio, Niramai and many others. The VC firm has around 30 companies in its portfolio across two funds.


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