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Ankur Capital, a tech-focused VC, has announced the launch of a pre-seed funding platform called Day Zero for early stage startups. The Day Zero platform will be industry independent and will focus primarily on sectors such as agriculture, health, SMB SaaS, fintech, logistics, mobility, construction, livelihoods and everything in between. Day Zero is built to help startups cover everything from initiation to scale for the entrepreneurs. All aspects from funding to ecosystem support to mentoring would be handled under one roof.
“For the Day Zero platform, we are working with top gels, micro VC and ecosystem enablers from banks to cloud providers. The array of founders that Ankur Capital and its partners have supported to date will be a huge help to the founders who We strive to connect our founders with major investors as they raise follow-up capital. With this platform, we want to help the startups grow and succeed at all levels,” said Mohammed Amaan Memon, Day Zero.
The Day Zero platform has been launched with other micro VC partners such as Eximius Ventures, Upsparks, Capital A and Gemba. Over time, the team will add more partners to ensure the startups are heard from all sides when it comes to funding. The platform helps pre-Seed founders not only initiate, but also scale and succeed at the highest level, according to the company statement.
Earlier this year, in January, Ankur Capital hosted the second edition of their pitch fest, called PitchFest 2, which also aimed to help early-stage startups raise funding. The event was designed to help startups by giving them the opportunity to pitch their ideas to some of the renowned micro VCs who could provide funding to help them get started.
Known as one of the early financiers of agritech in the country, Ankur Capital has approximately 30 companies in its portfolio, divided into two funds.