Accelerating Asia X Surge

Accelerating Asia X Surge
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Join our startups for 3-minute pitches and Q&A with our guest Pieter Kemps the Principal of Sequoia Capital India.

Cohort 3 startup are coming to the end of the 100-day accelerator and this is the final opportunity to see them pitch as part of the program. They've been practicing pitches, refining products, meeting with investors, and more. Next, they will be prepping for our invite-only event Demo Day and investor meetings.

The details....

5PM Event kick-off

5PM - 6PM Startup pitches & Q&A (these will be quick and to the point)

6PM Done and dusted  

Slots will go fast for this one. And even though it's virtual, we do have a cap on the number of people, so that it's a worthwhile experience. So register now!

Pieter Kemps, Principal, Sequoia Capital India

Pieter joined Sequoia in 2014 as one of the first members of the firm’s Southeast Asia investment team. He currently serves on the Board of Fave, Nugit, Funding Societies, 90 Seconds, HealthEngine, and Insider. Recently, he has been focused on Seed investments and is a core member of the Surge team, working closely with companies like Zenyum, Qoala and others. Pieter previously ran his own startup, worked at an incubator, and held various leadership roles at tech companies such as Cisco and Amazon.

Prior to Sequoia, he worked at Amazon Web Services, where he was responsible for Amazon’s business with VC's, Accelerators, and the broader startup ecosystem across Asia.

Having lived and worked in Amsterdam, Madrid, and Tokyo, Pieter currently resides in Singapore with his wife and two daughters. He holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he specialized in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital.

About Surge

Surge is Sequoia Capital India’s rapid-scale up program for startups in India and Southeast Asia. Surge combines $1 million to $2 million of seed capital with company-building workshops, a global curriculum and support from a community of exceptional mentors and founders. The program’s goal is to supercharge early-stage startups and give founders an unfair advantage, right out of the gate.

For more information on Surge, visit

Startups pitching at this event include:

AskDr is a consumer-facing health information platform aiming to make reliable health information more accessible to the public by connecting them to verified doctors.

Energy Lite is a virtual project development platform that enables energy investors to finance aggregated small, medium solar projects.

KaryaKarsa helps online creators display and paywall their creative works and services to their fan communities, through its direct to the fans monetisation platform.  

MyBrand is a food social marketplace that provides an integrated app-based platform for home-based culinary businesses and cloud kitchen brands reach out to a wider mass, beyond what social media and messaging apps could conventionally do.

ProjectPro is a work automation platform that helps data scientists get their projects done faster.

Shuttle is a mass-transit startup based in Bangladesh that provides safe transportation at an affordable fare by moving more people with fewer vehicles and caters to both B2B and B2C customers.


How long will the session run for?

We should have you up and out of the event by 6.30pm Singapore time at the latest but we'll try to keep it to 1 hour, it depends on how many questions you have for our startups!

Will there be the opportunity to ask questions?

Yep, after each pitch we will facilitate a Q&A. You can add your questions to the Zoom chat and our host will answer them for you.

How do I access the event?

This event will be held via Zoom and we will send you all the links direct to your inbox closer to the date of the event. It will also be available on the Eventbrite Online Event Page.

Do I need to have my camera on?

We always like to see your faces so feel free to turn your camera on but keep your microphone off.


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