Peak XV’s rapid scale-up program Surge has today launched its ninth cohort of early-stage startups featuring 32 founders across 13 startups.
This cohort is the first since Peak XV’s rebrand from Sequoia India & Southeast Asia and forays into greater Asia-Pacific expansion with the inclusion of Australia-based startups.
According to a statement, Surge’s curated community of startups now includes nine cohorts, 330+ founders and 140+ startups across 16+ sectors in less than five years. To date, Surge startups have collectively raised over USD 2 billion in follow-on funding post Surge.
“As we kick start new company-building journeys with our Surge 09 founders, it is clear that we are witnessing the incredible growth of AI and deeptech innovation, as well as the abundant talent in these sectors emerging from Asia. We are thrilled to be at the frontlines of innovation alongside our ambitious founders, who are leveraging their expertise to chart new ground in exciting, emerging technologies,” said Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Peak XV and Surge.
As per Surge, the cohort started last week and the founders are going through a 16-week hybrid program focused on company building.
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