CORNERSTONE x BRINC, INDIA

Enterprise SaaS

Overview

The Enterprise SaaS Accelerator Program is in partnership between Brinc and Cornerstone Venture Partner (CSVP) to identify, mentor, and invest in promising Enterprise SaaS companies. The program will be run virtually.

The tailor-made program is aimed at transforming and growing all areas of enterprise SaaS companies with a focus on major verticals such as Healthcare, Logistics, and Supply chain, Retail & Ecommerce, Financial Services, Ai & ML, Advanced Data Science.

High-potential early-stage projects and startups in India that are accepted into the program will receive training, mentorship, and monetary investment of USD$100,000, with further eleigibility for post-program funding of up to $500,000. The technical program partner is Microsoft, who will provide a range of credits and services to participating teams valued at up to $150,000 which will be offered within a period of time. Additional perks from business and tech partners valued at around $100,000 will be avaialble for the participating teams.

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Our Offer

Ticket Size: USD $100,000

Advisory Shares: Negotiable

We invest up to USD $100,000 in exchange for equity. The program is designed to prepare each project for getting investor-ready. We provide:

1. Commercialization

Providing educational content to startups designed to prepare them
for future commercial opportunities in Asia while facilitating
commercial opportunities through Cornerstone and Brinc’s network.

  1. Facilitated introductions to Brinc and Cornerstone’s network
    of tech corporations and distributors.
  2. Support with commercial negotiations and business
    development.
  3. Defining market entry, expansion, and business growth
    strategies
  4. Marketing & Pricing


2. Technical Development

Providing education on enterprise SaaS best practices as well as
access to technical mentors and development vendors in Brinc and
Cornerstone’s network.

  1. Product development and evaluation support
  2. Technical coaching in groups and 1-on-1 mentoring from
    enterprise leaders
  3. Data Management and Analytics support


3. Fundraising

Educating startups on fundraising best practices, and equipping them
with financial tools, and tailored introductions to Cornerstone’s and
Brinc’s investor network.

  1. Investor demo day
  2. Investor matchmaking
  3. Angel investor pitch sessions
  4. Cash Flow and financial modelling
  5. Data Room and reporting

Investment Verticals

The Cornerstone x Brinc Enterprise SaaS accelerator invests in cloud-based SaaS solutions solving significant business problems and delivering proven value at a global scale.

  1. Financial Services
  2. Retail / E-commerce
  3. Logistics/Supply Chain
  4. Health Care
  5. AI/ML
  6. Web 3.0/Metaverse/NFT
  7. Advanced Data Science

Application Requirements

  • We invest in startups that are based in India or focus on the Indian market.
  • Startups do not have to be based in the program’s location.
  • At least 2 co-founders with relevant industry experience and a clear roadmap.
  • Scalable and defined business model with high growth potential.
    Fundraising traction.
  • A company/startup must be incorporated.
  • Minimum requirements for the startup stage: POC Achieved / Successful Pilots Stage
  • Preferred: Early Revenues / Paying Customers (min. $100k+ ARR/min. 5 customers)


Mid Stage Startups Track

  • Product: Incorporating customer feedback/2nd commercial version
  • Market/Sales/Customers: In the market/acquiring customers
  • Revenue: Early revenue –  US$10,000- US$25,000 per year
  • Support Focus: Commercial development


Early Stage Startups Track

  • Product: Final stage MVP/1st commercial version
  • Market/Sales/Customers: 3-4 months to market; 1st pilots (paid/unpaid)
  • Revenue: No revenue to early sales (preferably LOIs)
  • Support Focus: Finalizing product development and sales planning

Program Requirements

Startups successfully accepted into our accelerator program will need to pay a US$20,000 participation fee for the program. The program fee is used to cover our operations expenses and does not come out of pocket and it’s never charged before the startup receives investment. This fee can be settled after the investment has been deployed.

The program is 100% online and remote. There is no need to be physically present in the location for the duration of the program.

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open! Apply by October 4th, 2021.

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open! Complete the online form to go through the initial screening.

Mix business with purpose

We create value for our portfolio companies and our ecosystem partners by facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships.

Global diverse talent

Our seasoned team of advisors from diverse backgrounds is critical for your long-term success, delivering value and supporting our founders on their journey to building profitable companies whilst addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Our Team

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Bashar Aboudaoud

Co-Founder & COO, Brinc
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Karan Keswani

Managing Director, Brinc India
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Mikhail Zenchenkov

Program Director, Brinc India
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Hari Krishnan

Associate Program Manager, Brinc India
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Nikkhil Srinivaas

Senior Program Manager, Brinc India

Our mentors

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Abdul Salim

CEO, NUMMERO
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Amal PS

Founder & CEO, Keito Inc
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Anan Batra

CEO, Listnr
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Anand Mishra

Founder & President, HECOD Blockchain Inc.
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Avinash Mallik

Co-Founder & CEO, Trinesis Technologies Pvt Ltd
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Bhavish Sood

Partner, Modulor Capital
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Chintan Oza

Regional Director - India, Founder Institute
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Darya Yegorina

Founder, CleverBooks
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Hemant Agarwal

Investment Analyst - India, Quotient
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Dr. Mark Siebert

Director, DataUnion Foundation
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Mayank Singhal

Entrepreneur In Residence, IELTSMaterial.com (Part of CollegeDekho group)
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Michael Akampa

Managing Partner, Equator Partners
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Monu

CEO, DIATOZ
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Naji Osmat

Tokenomics Lead, DAFI Protocol
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Niranjan Agarwal

Co-founder, Seed Funds (Ganges Consultancies)
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Nitin Goel

Business Strategy Head & Consultant, sKarn Robotics
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Peter Kolarov

CEO, Crayonic
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Piyush Akhouri

Co-Founder, Bridgentech
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Prateek Suraj

Vice President, Technology ZunRoof Tech Pvt Ltd
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Quah Wei

CEO & Co-Founder, Accredify
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Ranjit Sankar

Principal Consultant (Digital Business Transformation & Emerging Technologies), GrepDigital
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Samudragupta Talukdar

Founder & CEO, Cognilements Pvt. Ltd.
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Satish Ramchandani

Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, Updapt CSR Private Ltd
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Sayantan Mookherjee

Founder, 221 B Baker ST.
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Shashank Somani

Founder & CEO, KarmaAxis Bizlogic Private Ltd
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Sudhakar Suga

Founder & CEO, Starlly Solutions Private Ltd
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Subir Agrawal

Managing Director, Nukebox Studios Pvt Ltd
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Tahir Mahmood

Founder & CTO, Tiqniat Ltd
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Tomas Svoboda

Managing Partner, Tagator SA
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Vaishnavi Reddy

Founder & CEO, OriginUX Studio

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open! Complete the online form to go through the initial screening.