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Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) will organise the month’s Investor Café on September 30, providing a virtual platform for startup-investor meetings on a one-to-one basis to provide fundraising opportunities, according to a press release.


The programme aims to facilitate funding opportunities for technology product start-ups to scale up operations, enhance expertise and navigate in the right direction amid the ‘new normal’ and related social distancing norms.


Technology Startups looking to raise funds can apply at http://bit.ly/ksuminvestorcafe and get a chance to be shortlisted for meeting with angel investors and venture capitalists. The applicants must draft an Investor Pitch Deck according to the guidelines listed in the webpage and then upload it.

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Among the investors attending the September 30 edition starting from 10am are 3One4 Capital, Indian Angel Network, Artha VC, Mumbai Angels and Malabar Angels. The sector preferences of investors this time comprises Fintech, SaaS, HealthTech, Deeptech, Hardware, ConsumerTech, EV, Cybersecurity, WellnessTech, Edtech and Enterprise Tech among others.

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So far in the past three months, Investor Café has facilitated 79 virtual one-to-one startup-investor meetings.


The start-ups, upon selection, will get the opportunity to have a closed-room interaction with the investor and to raise funding. They will get investor-level validation and immediate feedback on their pitch to analyse one’s business. The investment-ready products stand a chance for funds. Those businesses which are funded later will have the opportunity to get immediate feedback on their pitch to analyse one’s business from the investor.

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Start-up Founders will be able to get immediate feedback on their pitch to analyse his/her business plan or continuous support by closing the deal.


Investor Café is being organised on the last Wednesdays of every month since last year. The 2006-founded KSUM is the Kerala government’s central agency for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the State.