CXXO

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Women founder-CEOs in India Pitch Now

Collective

Purpose

Build a vibrant community of women leaders to champion the next generation of women founder-CEOs for inclusive growth and opportunities to reach the top.

Mission

CXXO is leveling the playing field for women founder-CEOs in shaping India’s digital future by creating exponential value in the economy.

Our Pledge

Funding Support

Inclusive Growth

Leadership Network

Startup Ecosystem

The role of women leaders is paramount for a thriving startup ecosystem. Inclusive growth cannot happen without having more opportunities for them. This Program will champion the next generation of women founder-CEOs.

Vani Kola

Foundation

Capital

Access to capital solves the early-stage funding bias for women founder-CEOs.

Community

A wide network expands women leaders’ circle and bridges the access gap, offering a sense of belonging.

Coaching

Need-specific learning and support from industry leaders increases the odds of succeeding.

$10 M

in funding has been announced
to champion women founder-CEOs to create role models for the future.

Between Jan 2018 and Jun 2020,
Startups with at least one woman founder received only 5.77% of the total funding.

While female-led startups received only 1.43% of the total funding.

 

The data speaks for itself. There’s a dire need to alter this disparity and make inclusiveness the norm in the startup ecosystem.

 

Kalaari is committed to increasing the number of women CEOs in the Indian startup ecosystem by offering funding, coaching, community, mentoring, and more.

 

Let’s pledge to have more women leaders at the helm to build a thriving Indian economy.

Committed

Innovator

Building

Scale

Resilient

Risk Taker

Future

Role Model

Visionary Women

If this is you, then CXXO Community is your active partner to fulfil your aspirations throughout your leadership journey.


Let’s rewrite the narrative of the Indian economy by increasing the number of women-led startups.

1

Applications &
Shortlisting

After receiving your application, CXXO will evaluate the opportunity thoroughly to assess the fit with our investment strategy. We will respond to you with any additional questions if required and provide you with authentic feedback.

If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to present to the CXXO Investment Committee, a dynamic group of champions committed to creating a level playing field for women founder-CEOs.

2

CXXO Investment
Committee

The Investment Committee (IC) will include 5-7 members from the CXXO Advisors. The committee meetings will be virtual, or in-person, based on circumstances. The Kalaari team will brief you and help you prepare for the meeting.

The committee will evaluate shortlisted startups with the investment decisions based on parameters like the uniqueness of the product, founding team, depth of market opportunity, current traction, team, and competition.

3

Selection to the CXXO Program

Within two weeks of the IC, CXXO will communicate the investment decision or additional questions, if any. You can expect us to offer fair and standard investment terms. We endeavor to make the funding process short and create a mutually beneficial outcome for everyone.

Our commitment is to be respectful and responsive to you. Most importantly, we value your time and effort.

4

Program Expectations

The CXXO Program is a highly-tailored program. To begin with, we will spend time with you to understand your specific needs. Subsequently, we will assign CXXO Champions committed to creating success and scale for female-run companies to advise you in your growth journey. The champions will be mapped carefully to add value to your startup based on your requirements and their area of expertise.

The first cycle of the Program is expected to run for 8-10 months. It will be delivered via a series of expert sessions and masterclasses held by accomplished mentors and industry leaders around the relevant program themes.

5

Continued Support

The women founder-CEOs will continue to be part of the CXXO Community through alumni engagement and regular champion meetings. In addition, we will continue to provide you with access to select networks of investors, mentors, and leaders that can add value to your startup. We will be cheering for your success.

The CXXO Community

A community of industry experts passionate about entrepreneurship and
women’s leadership in startups

What’s in a Name?

CXXO is a unique blend of ‘CEO’ and ‘XX’. The ‘XX’ element symbolizes the female chromosomes and alludes to the individuality, impact, sophistication, and resilience of next-gen women founder-CEOs. The letters ‘C’ and ‘O’ indicate the boldness of our aspiration to see more women at the helm of Indian unicorns.

Join the cause and build a community

Become a part of the CXXO movement. Join the community as a growth
investor or a mentor to support women founder-CEOs in the country.

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.

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News

Latest news and insights about CXXO

$10M

set aside for female founder-CEOs.

CXXO announces 10 mn annual seed fund for women founder-CEOs

CXXO, a Kalaari Capital initiative, launches a programme to level the playing field for women founder-CEOs in India, through access to capital, community and coaching.

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.

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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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Learning Partner

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.