Here Are The 8 Promising Startups From Rebalance Accelerator’s Cohort 02
When we launched Rebalance in 2019, we couldn’t have imagined a world-wide slowdown hitting us during Rebalance Accelerator Cohort 2 in early March 2020. Of course, a lot had to suddenly become remote, most of our plans went south and how the pandemic would impact our companies became a big concern.
Fast-forward: 220 days of ‘hanging out’ on Google … to today. The ground Cohort 02 has covered against all odds is a testament to their commitment and grit as founders through a challenging 2020.
Meet Rebalance Accelerator’s Cohort 02
Our 2020 cohort consists of 8 companies led by 12 founders from Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad spanning across deep-tech healthcare, sexual wellness, parenting, coffee, health & wellness, green mobility, sustainable fashion, mental health, social enterprises, and fintech.
Here are our Cohort 02 founders:
1. Komal Baldwa from Bleu
Introducing chemical-free sexual wellness for women
1 in 6 women globally, don’t realize they are allergic to harsh chemicals or latex found in regular condoms! Bleu has launched India’s first non-toxic range of condoms made with the world’s finest natural materials.
You can check them out at www.bleucares.com
2. Rimjhim Agrawal & Laina Emmanuel from Brainsight.AI
Revolutionizing early diagnosis of mental disorders
An AI company for early screening, faster diagnosis, and management of neuropsychiatric disorders such as dementia, major depression, and more.
Discover Insights beyond symptoms at www.brainsightai.com
3. Sheena Khurana & Karan Khurana from SixteenGrams Coffee
Helping coffee drinkers discover all the ‘good’ coffee on this planet, in one place
India’s first online coffee marketplace with multi-roaster specialty coffee shops for those who want to discover, taste, or brew authentic coffee.
Get your fix/subscribe to your favorite coffee at www.sixteengrams.com
4. Smriti Tomar from Stack Finance
Helping millennials manage, grow & control their money in one place
A social banking platform that aggregates the best of all financial products into one secure app to help millennials manage, grow, and control their money, intelligently.
Sign-up at www.stackfinance.co
5. Smrity Gupta & Arijit Mazumdar from Northmist
Making sustainable accessible to India
A digital-first sustainable fashion company that ethically sources and designs 100% organic cotton, minimalistic apparel, and eco-friendly products. NorthMist is striving to replace all daily human essentials with sustainable alternatives.
Start shopping mindfully at www.northmist.com
6. Vaishnavi & Viswanathan from The Nestery
Making parenting simpler
A holistic parenting platform for the modern parent that curates premium children’s products to help them make informed choices and support them through parenthood. They believe when you know better, you do better!
Make your life easier & find what you need at www.thenestery.in
7. Mandeep Kaur from TribesForGood
A tech platform that helps humans take meaningful action on social & environmental causes they care about.
A series of online + offline programs that help volunteers upskill & learn about the causes before matching them with the right social projects across India.
More about their work at www.tribesforgood.com
8. Yukti Bhardwaj from AiMO
Accelerating India’s adoption of green mobility
India’s first end-to-end mobility solution for electric vehicles on demand.
We’re ever-grateful to all our mentors, partners, supporters, and companies who put their faith in us and their time behind Rebalance.
We’re now a community of 27 diverse founders which include 19 women from 18 companies across 9 cities in India.
Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved if you‘d like to contribute to their success via introductions/connections or if you are interested in investing in any of the companies listed above.
Applications for Rebalance Accelerator Cohort 03 are open!
If you’re a company with at least one woman as a co-founder & are looking to level up — apply for Rebalance Accelerator Cohort 03 at https://bit.ly/3hQmJuj or alternatively recommend one at the email address above. We are sector agnostic.
Here’s more about the program and people involved: www.therebalance.com
Rebalance is on a mission to accelerate diversity in founders & funders. We run an early-stage accelerator in India to shape and support companies that have at least one woman as a co-founder. We invest through Rebalance Angel Community and are supported by over 35+ VCs in India as part of the Rebalance Diverse investors League on this mission.
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