Bangalore boasts some of the world’s top talent, universities and tech startups. We welcomed our first cohort here in 2019, and have since funded more than 40 groundbreaking companies with the potential for global impact.

Building across a wide range of sectors, our India portfolio includes gamified investment and personal finance platform Fello, who have acquired 100,000 users and raised a US$1M Seed round, and Retail Pulse, who are using computer vision to provide real-time display analytics, connecting businesses to millions of mom and pop stores.

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The Bangalore Team

Venture Partners

Our Venture Partners provide dedicated support to founders in the second half of the platform, bringing their world-leading expertise as entrepreneurs, investors and advisors to push you and your startup to success.


Why build in Bangalore?

India has an extraordinary talent pool. Much of Silicon Valley  is run by entrepreneurs and executives who started life in India. And increasingly founders no longer believe they have to leave India to have an extraordinary impact: it’s clear that you can build globally competitive technology companies in India.

Our job is to accelerate this trend tenfold. We believe that a disproportionate share of the next decade’s deep tech giants will be built in India and we want to play a major role in making that happen.

“One key problem has been finding an ideal co-founder who has the same passion, and having mentors who can guide you through the entrepreneurial journey so you won't repeat the same mistakes.

Both these problems are solved by Entrepreneur First.”
Our Community

A community of ambitious future founders, hand-selected by our team.

Founders have left leading institutions and impressive jobs to join our platform.

From a wide variety of backgrounds, they all share a commitment to building innovative startups now. These are the challengers; the driven; the leaders; the ones with the potential to found globally important companies.

Meet our Bangalore community
“I remember being overwhelmed at the kick-off weekend, thinking how do I put myself out there. But most people are capable of so much more than they think, and now I run my own company with a co-founder who I wouldn’t have even met if it weren’t for EF.”
Investor Day

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