Two muru-D alumni companies accepted in Sequoia’s first cohort for its ‘Surge’ accelerator program in India and Southeast Asia

19 April 2019

ShopUp and Vybes, from muru-D Singapore’s third cohort, have been accepted into Sequoia’s first cohort of the Surge accelerator program. Of the 17 companies selected, five of them have a female co-founder. Siffat Sarwar (with Afeef Zaman) of ShopUp and Wei Qing Jen (with Sam Lipoff) of Vybes are two co-founders of those five companies!

  • ShopUp: a social commerce startup that helps sellers in Bangladesh do business through Facebook
  • Vybes: an e-commerce platform for social media influencers that is based out of Singapore

Back in January, Sequoia India announced plans for its first early-stage startup accelerator program in India and Southeast Asia, and today the firm revealedthe first cohort of 17 startups.

To recap, the program — which is called Surge — gives each startup a $1.5 million check and participation in a four-month program that’s split across India and Singapore, as well as the wider Sequoia global presence in China and San Francisco.

For more details and to see the entire cohort read the full article on Techcrunch