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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 over 25 groundbreaking companies with the potential for global impact.

Building across a wide range of sectors, our India portfolio includes Unbox Robotics, a warehouse automation startup that recently raised a $500,000 seed round, and QZense, who are using near-infrared spectroscopy to detect food spoilage and reduce profit loss and waste.

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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

Talent from a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise.

You’ll meet people like Rimjhim, who wanted to use the algorithms she developed during her PhD for real-world impact, and Zaraif, who after four years in a corporate job, knew he had the skills needed to solve common problems in his industry.

Meet our Bangalore community
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Watch the pitches from our Bangalore 3 Investor Day, and request a meeting with our teams

“EF was one of the most challenging things I’d ever done at the time… 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”
“From being the platform where we met and started off as co-founders, to guiding us to go after a globally impactful mission and even choosing us as one of the few companies they led the seed round for, EF has been at the heart of our company’s growth journey since the beginning.”


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