That's How It All Began

The founders of Startup-O were deeply entrenched in the startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia for the past 5+ years in various roles as investors, mentors and scaling startups across markets respectively.

They realised that this evolving startup ecosystem is bountiful with many alternatives but remains inefficient for both startup founders and angel investors alike. Startup founders invest bulk of their time going from demo day to demo day, getting distracted from building their core business, while investors make decisions based on feelings and random recommendations, burning 90% of their hard-earned money in early stage investing.

The idea of a platform that brings data, transparency and a non-biased approach to early stage investing evolved, supported by tons of learnings from community of entrepreneurs, experts and investors.

Startup-O combines the art of assessment by global experts with the science of decision-making algorithms to discover and enable the most promising startups, while building a well-curated and diversified portfolio for the investors in the fund.

The Story of ‘O’ in Startup-O

The platform represents a community of authentic entrepreneurs, collaborative resources for continuous growth and strategic capital that enables promising technology startups from any location.





All dreamers who dare start up from any part of the world should have a fair chance to succeed with tangible oxygen of Capital and Network. 


We help promising tech startups get discovered FAST, gain access to Strategic Capital and Global Expert Network that increase their chances of success all the way.

The Team

Anuj Jain

Co-Founder & CEO

Nitin Nath

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Vinod Aachi

Managing Director & IC Member - Venture Fund

Saurav Sen

Managing Director - Venture Operations

Sudeep Sarma

Managing Director - Projects


Managing Director - Business Transformation

Shyam Ayengar

Managing Director - USA

Francis Tay

Member - Investment Committee

Jayesh Parekh

Member - Investment Committee

Satoshi Konno

Deep Tech Advisor


Chief Tech Officer

Gurbir Singh

Financial Analyst




Program Manager


Program executive