Marrying unbridled creativity with fanatical execution, India’s first and only SaaS focused start-up ecosystem Amplifi accelerates B2B SaaS start-ups in the country. Built to be a startup nursery, this company is dedicated to bringing innovative B2B SaaS ideas to life. Launched in Oct 2015, Amplifi is amply supported by an in-house team, corporate partners, angels, VCs and mentors from across the world.
The first batch of Amplifi’s Accelerator Program (in partnership with XIME, Bengaluru), is accelerating 6 deserving founders (shortlisted from 60 applicants) with exciting ideas. At the end of this grueling boot camp with mentor coaching, problem solving huddle sessions, workshops, masterclasses and CXO interactions, 6 start-ups across various SaaS verticals will pitch to Amplifi’s Angel Group. Founders of Trilyo, LiveCabs, Tellofy, SixerJobs, Anvayan & Refyaar, in their 3-month long program, are attending workshops and masterclasses that essentially revolved around product market fit, agile development, sales & customer acquisition, marketing, customer success, and fund-raising. They interacted with likes of Raghav Nagarajan – VC, Matrix Partners India, Navin Honagudi –Investment Director at Kae Capital, Ronnie Screwvala – Founder and CEO of UTV Group, Srikanth Sundararajan – Venture Partner through the Cohort field trips. They were put through offline and online workshops conducted by eminent professionals in Legal, Finance, SaaS sales, SaaS marketing, Branding, Cloud Infrastructure among others. Amplifi’s partners IBM and AWS also conducted detailed workshops and both offered each startup free credits to use their platforms – these in themselves worth a few thousand dollars. Besides these, Amplifi’s platform partner f6s.com presented these startups with a virtual Gold Card that brought them more credits and discounts.
Having gone through a rigorous first couple of weeks of the program, Sounak Sarkar, Cofounder of LiveCabs spoke of his experience as, “The positivity and urgency is really great. It’s helping us to run faster so that we keep track with the program. The workshops and networking sessions were top notch. It cleared our concepts and perception very beautifully. Last one month has been a roller-coaster journey which evolved us as a startup.”
While this is a glimpse of Amplifi-XIME Accelerator in Bangalore, the company is all set to launch the program across Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Hong Kong and Vietnam in partnership with select hosts by August 2016. And thus, aims to be the No 1 SaaS brand and ecosystem in Asia.
We at BHIVE Workspaces are happy to engage with Amplifi. Sharing a common belief that the most successful startups in the world are the ones with a great team, typically two co-founders working together cohesively, sharing the same vision and having complementary skills, Amplifi sponsored and co-hosted The Cofounder Findr Night, at BHIVE Workspace. The event designed to help single founders mingle to find their business soulmate, found success. We look forward to more such fruitful interactions & wish Amplifi the best in the coming months.