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Flipkart Ventures opens applications for ‘Flipkart Leap Ahead’ program; to invest $500,000 in GenAI startups

ISN Team
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Flipkart Ventures is calling for applications for the third cohort of its accelerator program, "Flipkart Leap Ahead" (FLA).

The program is set to prioritize startups that integrate Generative AI (GenAI) into their core operations. These startups can come from various sectors and, if selected, will be eligible for equity investments ranging from $200,000 to $500,000.

Details on the application and selection process

Early-stage tech startups are encouraged to apply from April 22 through May 26, 2024. The program targets startups at stages between Seed and Series A, particularly those from fields like Fintech, Mobility, Logistics, SaaS, B2B Marketplaces, HealthTech, DeepTech, and Climate & Sustainability.


The selection process will emphasize companies that effectively utilize GenAI technology.

Mentorship and growth opportunities

Once selected, startups will undergo a two-month intensive mentorship program. They will receive guidance from industry veterans, operators, and founders to help achieve product-market fit, build scalable solutions, and develop strong teams.

Lubna Ahmed, the Head of Flipkart Ventures, stated, "We believe in empowering budding entrepreneurs by equipping them with the necessary tools and resources for growth." This period is designed to prepare startups for significant expansion.

Culmination and future prospects

The program concludes with a demo day, during which startups present their progress and future plans to potential investors. This event offers startups a platform to secure additional funding necessary for their growth and expansion. Past cohorts have successfully transitioned into further investment rounds and demonstrated substantial growth in their respective sectors.

Impact and achievements of previous cohorts

Over 15 startups across various industries like deeptech, fintech, healthtech, generative AI, and climate sustainability have benefited from Flipkart Ventures' investments in the past.

Notable startups from previous cohorts include RightBot, Tune.ai, LivWell, FlexifyMe, and Dopplr. These companies have exemplified the type of success Flipkart Ventures aims to replicate with its continued focus on fostering innovative GenAI applications in new startups.