GSF Superangels, the angel investment network behind Rajesh Sawhney’s GSF Accelerator, has announced seed round investments in five startups. GSF has provided further seed capital to these startups along with other VCs, Angel Groups, and individual investors.
GSF Superangels, the angel investment network behind Rajesh Sawhney’s GSF Accelerator, has announced seed round investments in five startups. GSF has provided further seed capital to these startups along with other VCs, Angel Groups, and individual investors. GSF investment partners range from 500 Startups in the Silicon Valley to GITP Investments in Singapore to funds in India like Venture East, Blume Ventures and Mumbai Angels.
Speaking on the investment, Rajesh Sawhney, Founder of GSF, said, “From the first batch of 13 GSF companies that received pre seed capital from GSF, seven of them has raised their next round of financing. We have a two stage investment process, wherein GSF invest in the seed rounds of a few of our portfolio companies in addition to the pre seed investments at the Accelerator level.”
The Five Companies:
Little Eye Labs – GSF Superangels and Venture East have co-invested in the seed round in the startup. The firm has built advanced performance management and analytics platform for mobile app developers. Their Visual’ Correlation’ Engine’ not only provides data but also the relevant context around the data, that makes analysis and subsequent management of the app extremely easy and meaningful. It monitors CPU, Battery and Memory consumption patterns automatically without the need for any coding or setup.
Tushky – GSF Superangels, 500 Startups and a clutch of International Angel investors have provided the seed capital in this round. Tushky is an ecosystem that offers unique experiences and places to consumers in India across different cities. For consumers, it allows search, assessment, reviews and bookings very easily. For merchants and vendors, it provides a self service portal to offer their experiences and services. It also provides product development and merchandising support to vendors. After GSF Accelerator, Tushky team spent the last 3 months in the 500 Startups program in The Silicon Valley.
ZAPR – GSF Superangels and GITP Investments from Singapore, along with Samir Bangara, co-founder of Indiagames and CEO of Kyuoki, and Rajesh Kamat, Ex CEO of Color and CEO of CA Media have provided capital for this round of financing. ZAPR is a mobile platform to make television interactive and disrupt the way TV content is consumed and measured globally. ZAPR allows brands and media houses to identify their TV audience in real time. Through ZAPR, brands and media houses can not only engage with viewers in a personal and contextually relevant manner but also measure viewer response to their campaigns.
HackerEarth – GSF Superangels solely invested in this seed round of HackerEarth. It is an online platform for hiring the smartest programmers. It solves this problem by combining the process of targeted skill assessment with innovative developer sourcing methods, so that the users get talent that meets their benchmark, still keeping the hiring funnel small and simple.
WeAreHoliday- GSF Superangels, Blume Ventures and Mumbai angels have co-invested in the seed round of the company. The firm aims to make holiday planning simpler by creating a planning engine that will recommend holiday options to planners based on their persona and preferences. The recommendation engine will remove human inefficiencies in holiday planning and make this process scalable.