Rebalance Accelerator’s Inaugural India Cohort: 7 States, 11 Women Founders, 10 Startups

As entrepreneurs, we get comfortable with the chaos and the pressure of creating, nurturing and delivering what we believe in. We often forget that success comes with speed, and

Speed comes with perspective, clarity and timing.

The idea is to embrace the daily hustle and also allow the visionary in us, a chance to zoom out and change our lens once in a while. Being vulnerable and letting new perspectives in gives us the chance to stretch ourselves and find new strength in our vision even if it is uncomfortable because

To grow is to get out of your own way!

And sometimes, it’s others who give us the perspective we need.

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From the youngest founder at 23 years to the eldest at 50+ years, there was as much to learn across generations as there was to teach.

While curating the cohort, we consciously evaluated and selected companies that needed perspective and clarity of vision to scale their businesses to the next level. From pre-revenue tech companies to those that had achieved break-even with multiple global clients — we hosted companies at varying stages.

Meet Rebalance Accelerator’s Inaugural India Cohort.

We hosted 10 diverse founding teams led by 11 women founders from Delhi NCR, Goa, Bangalore, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand who worked together for 14 weeks.

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Inaugural Cohort 2019 . with Aishwarya Malhi & Vikas Kumar (front), Co-founders at Rebalance at CoWrks

Tina Mani from Yfret

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YFret is an AI-driven, real-time marketing engine that is capturing the future of commerce: VOICE — to help brands deliver personalized shopping experiences, both offline and online.

Yfret’s AURA engine plugs into mobile apps, websites, stores or voice apps, learns your preferences and helps brands deliver relevant content within 0.2 seconds.

Vatsala Sharma, Aneesha Jyoti and Puneet Singh from Language Curry

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Making India accessible to the world through an app that enables foreign to Indian language learning easy and culturally relevant.

It is the only app that goes beyond translation or script-based pedagogy to immerse users into the local culture through cultural tips and transliteration. It is available on android and iOS.

Rhea Chawla & Saurabh Arora from Larder

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Larder removes the hassle of ordering and tracking food online by reducing your 30-minute wait to a 30-second experience.

It is a 24/7, automated mini-retail booth that gives you access to the best brands, anywhere, anytime.

Nupur Agarwal from KiWi (Kisan Window)

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Kiwi creates a platform for farmers in India to deliver health-conscious food and uniquely designs their product display based on the consumer’s life stage/ailments.

A health and wellness food brand that offers solutions to ailments/lifestyles categorized into 23 body health categories such as diabetes, moms to be, travelers, babies, PCOD through offline and online channels.

Ankita Singh and Ashish Chhanwal from Mr n Mrs Pet (MMP)

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Mr n Mrs Pet is organizing and shaping ethical pet sourcing and parenting in India.

India suffers from unethical breeding in puppy mills, disorganized pet adoption process with insecure payments, unethical re-sale of pets on listing platforms, uninformed pet parents and inexperienced service providers.

Snigdha Manchanda from TeaTrunk

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A global, premium tea brand from India crafting wellness teas for the new generation of health-conscious consumers.

Snigdha is India’s first tea sommelier and introduced a long list of firsts with Tea Trunk since 2014: Matcha Tea, Blue Pea Tea and more.

Madhavi Jadhav from ThatMate

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Building an ecosystem that leverages technology to bridge the gap in the sexual and mental health of adolescents, worldwide.

There are 270 million searches by adolescents on sexual queries every month in India. In fact, 50% of behavioral, physical and psychological problems have their onset during adolescence. ThatMate helps adolescents make informed choices through school curriculum tie-ups, their app that becomes a self-discovery-partner, and an AI-powered interactive bot: Bolo for questions they cannot ask anyone.

Pallavi Gupta, Shubhang Arora and Vijay Nandwani from Espresso Labs

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Voice is natural.

Espresso Labs is adding voice to enterprises. Their first product Hello Suite customizes Alexa and Google Home to enhance guest experiences across hotels and assist hotels in upselling their services.

Highlights: Live in 3 luxury hotels in Delhi NCR, India & Vienna (Austria); 80% of customers want to see this service in other hotels

Bhavna Singh from Authmetrik

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AuthMetrik helps companies increase revenue by stopping unauthorized sharing of subscription accounts using keystroke dynamics.

119% of customers are lost due to password sharing every year amounting to $10 billion in losses for companies. Authmetrik’s algorithm can identify and restrict an account only to the person who registered for it.

Marta Snow Vanduzer from Safalgram

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Safalgram builds self-cleaning, evapotranspiration toilets to break the open-defecation cycle for 626 million Indians by moving the focus from mere reach to “real usage”.

The abundantly available toilet models in rural India have maintenance and adaptability challenges due to its design and don’t focus on educating users or tracking usage rates. Safalgram leverages eco-friendly, affordable and easy to use technology to transform health and sanitation outcomes in rural India.

And this is us — Team Rebalance. A team of only two (but equivalent to 20!) and we wouldn’t have wanted to do this any other way.

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Vikas Kumar & Aishwarya Malhi

We feel absolutely grateful to all the mentors, investors and ecosystem partners who made our journey lighter and brighter.

Feel free to reach out to us at hello@therebalance.com 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 them.

Creating an accessible and inclusive startup ecosystem where everyone can contribute to building the future.

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