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.
CXXO is leveling the playing field for women founder-CEOs in shaping India’s digital future by creating exponential value in the economy.
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.
Access to capital solves the early-stage funding bias for women founder-CEOs.
A wide network expands women leaders’ circle and bridges the access gap, offering a sense of belonging.
Need-specific learning and support from industry leaders increases the odds of succeeding.
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.
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.
Selection to the CXXO Program
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.
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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Latest news and insights about CXXO
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.
“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.Read
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.Read