Tech giant Google recently selected seven startups from India that will join the third class of its Launchpad Accelerator programme. The shortlisted startups from India include an on-demand wardrobe rentals service (Flyrobe), furniture and appliances rental service (RentoMojo) and tutor help service (HashLearn).
Other chosen startups include Curofy (a platform for doctors to discuss medical cases with peers), Happy Adda Studios (offers an Indian word game Jalebi), Playment (allows users to earn money for playing games) and Kapture CRM (helps businesses to do better lead management). The selected companies will join startups from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico Argentina, Colombia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam as part of the programme, Google said in a statement.
All the above mentioned startups will join the six-month long intensive mentoring program from Google for mid to late stage startups including a two-week all-expenses paid bootcamp that will kick off in January at Launchpad Space in San Francisco. Additionally, each startup will get USD 50,000 in equity-free funding, the statement said.
“Over the last one year, 13 Indian startups have participated in the programme and many have already gained from the programme and have successfully raised funding,” Launchpad Accelerator Program Manager Paul Ravindranath G said.