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Kalaari-backed CXXO announce $10 million fund for women founders

“CXXO can create access to coaching and capital for female founders, encouraging them to take more risks, and grow faster. If women know they have fair access to capital, they can stay focused on growth and innovation to stay ahead,” said Ankiti Bose, Co-founder & CEO, Zilingo.

Kalaari Capital to set aside $10 mn yearly for women led startups

Early stage venture firm Kalaari Capital said it will set aside $10 million (Rs 74.2 crore) annually to invest in startups led by women under its CXXO programme launched this year. The CXXO programme will create a cohort of eight to 10 female founders and CEOs each year and will provide them with capital and support, said CXXO in a statement.

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Kalaari which has backed companies like Dream11, Snapdeal, Curefit, UrbanLadder and Myntra through its funds on July 28 also launched a dedicated $10 million fund to invest in startups that have women entrepreneurs and chief executives. This has been launched through its initiative CXXO with an aim to level the playing field for working women in India.

Kalaari Capital’s CXXO launches $10mn fund to promote women entrepreneurship in India

CXXO has set up a leadership team of female pathmakers to guide and spearhead this movement in the startup ecosystem. This team includes Kola, Zilingo co-founder and CEO Ankiti Bose, Microsoft Country Head Venture Capital and PE Partnerships Lathika Pai, Dream Sports Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer Paroma Roy Chowdhury, Priyanka Gill (Founder and CEO, POPxo – Plixxo) and co-founder and President of MyGlamm, and Shradha Sharma (Founder and CEO of YourStory Media).

Kalaari seed fund aims to help startups led by women

“Successful female founders as company builders serve an important role in Indian economic development. The CXXO programme will ensure there is no bias and discrimination on access to capital. We believe these founders will pioneer workplaces that are equitable and inclusive for more women to rise. At Kalaari, we have always believed in providing opportunities for diverse entrepreneurs to succeed,” said Vani Kola, Managing Director, Kalaari Capital.

Kalaari Capital launches $10 million fund for women entrepreneurs, CEOs

The idea of the fund is to enable more women founders to be CEO’s of startups in shaping India’s digital future over the next decade.

Kalaari Capital launches CXXO for women founders; sets aside $10M to invest in female founded-startups

Vani Kola-founded VC firm Kalaari Capital on Wednesday launched CXXO, an initiative that promotes and supports female founder-CEO-led startups in India by providing them unbiased access to capital, mentorship, and a community of other women founders and entrepreneurs.

Kalaari Capital launches $10 mn fund for women-led startups

The CXXO programme will create a cohort of eight to 10 female founders and CEOs each year and will provide them with capital and support, said CXXO in a statement.

Kalaari Capital launches CXXO, earmarks $10 million to back women founders

Kalaari Capital on Wednesday launched CXXO, an initiative as part of which it has set aside $10 million (Rs 74 crore) annually, to invest in startups that have women founders as key decision-makers.

Thank you for submitting your business plan. We appreciate your interest in CXXO.

Thank you for submitting your business plan. We appreciate your interest in CXXO.

Thank you for contact us. We appreciate your interest in CXXO.

Thank you for contact us. We appreciate your interest in CXXO.

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FAQs

Who should apply?

The CXXO Program is for women founder-CEOs. If you are a woman founder-CEO, building an early-stage disruptive technology business and want to receive personalized support for scaling your business, this Program is for you. We have many leaders/path makers who are passionate about seeing more women at the top of large companies dedicating their time, willing to offer their support with Kalaari Capital to make this vision possible. Founding teams with men co-founders, can also apply.

We believe Systematic support can make a difference. At Kalaari, we believe in partnering early on with founders and supporting them through their growth journey.

When should I get in touch?

It is never too early! We’re always keen to meet and love interacting with early-stage women founder-CEOs on their ideas.

If you have a novel business idea, are customer obsessed and passionate about solving a problem, we want to hear from you.

Do you have any areas/spaces of interest you prefer to invest in?
We are a sector-agnostic fund and invest in all business models that have technology at its core, be it consumer, B2B, enterprise tech or direct to consumer businesses. If you are solving an interesting problem, we would love to speak to you.

What information do you need while getting in touch?

Feel free to send any resource that will allow us to understand your business better – a pitch deck, a one pager or a short video.

Once in touch, we will spend time with you to understand more about your business and provide any feedback that can be helpful for your business.

What happens after I’ve gotten in touch?
We will review the material you share with us. Please allow us two weeks to review. If your pitch or business plan fits our investment criteria, we will get in touch with you. Be assured that we will definitely respond to you with helpful feedback in case your startup does not fit our investment strategy at this time.

Till when can I apply for the CXXO Program?
The CXXO Program will continue to onboard visionary entrepreneurs throughout the year and does not have any deadlines. We are dedicated to creating the next generation of women role models. We would like to partner and collaborate with women founder-CEOs to enable extraordinary outcomes and change the status quo of limited funding to women entrepreneurs.

Calling All Women-Founder CEOs








    Or


    FAQs

    The CXXO Program is for women founder-CEOs. If you are a woman founder-CEO, building an early-stage disruptive technology business and want to receive personalized support for scaling your business, this Program is for you. We have many leaders/path makers who are passionate about seeing more women at the top of large companies dedicating their time, willing to offer their support with Kalaari Capital to make this vision possible. Founding teams with men co-founders, can also apply.

    We believe Systematic support can make a difference. At Kalaari, we believe in partnering early on with founders and supporting them through their growth journey.

    It is never too early! We’re always keen to meet and love interacting with early-stage women founder-CEOs on their ideas.

    If you have a novel business idea, are customer obsessed and passionate about solving a problem, we want to hear from you.

    We are a sector-agnostic fund and invest in all business models that have technology at its core, be it consumer, B2B, enterprise tech or direct to consumer businesses. If you are solving an interesting problem, we would love to speak to you.

    Feel free to send any resource that will allow us to understand your business better – a pitch deck, a one pager or a short video.

    Once in touch, we will spend time with you to understand more about your business and provide any feedback that can be helpful for your business.

    We will review the material you share with us. Please allow us two weeks to review. If your pitch or business plan fits our investment criteria, we will get in touch with you. Be assured that we will definitely respond to you with helpful feedback in case your startup does not fit our investment strategy at this time.
    The CXXO Program will continue to onboard visionary entrepreneurs throughout the year and does not have any deadlines. We are dedicated to creating the next generation of women role models. We would like to partner and collaborate with women founder-CEOs to enable extraordinary outcomes and change the status quo of limited funding to women entrepreneurs.

    We’re still working on ideas to create a movement. As we take the initial steps in this journey, we believe your thoughts can help us shape this movement, making it more inclusive.


















      We’re still working on ideas to create a movement. As we take the initial steps in this journey, we believe your thoughts can help us shape this movement, making it more inclusive.






        Thank you for submitting your business plan. We appreciate your interest in CXXO.

        Thank you for submitting your business plan. We appreciate your interest in CXXO.

        Thank you for contact us. We appreciate your interest in CXXO.

        Thank you for contact us. We appreciate your interest in CXXO.