Hyderabad: Early-stage startups are always on the look-out for a helping hand whether in terms of investment or management. And to solve this problem, Startups Club was founded by Salma Moosa and Vivek Srinivasan in 2013.
In the last five years of its operations, the company has organised many events and has about 25,000 registered users on its platform. In addition, it has also set up a fund under its Startups Club Incurators that has invested in three early-stage startups.
With this backdrop, the club is now planning to expand its services to all the cities in India from the 20 cities that it is currently present in. And it is also looking at getting into the South-East Asian market and look at cross pollination of ideas from the startups present there with the Indian startups.
Srinivasan who was in Hyderabad to interact with startups on the voice user interface technology, told Telangana Today that the capital’s ecosystem has evolved overtime.
“When we started operations in Hyderabad we saw a mixed baggage of startups, but over time we have observed that the ecosystem has evolved and we see a lot of technology related startups mushrooming in the city. We have organised at least 100 meetups in the city so far and have got great response each time we visited the place.”
The tech meet in Hyderabad focused on voice user interface and highlighted the various use cases of this growing technology. With companies like Amazon, Google getting into voice interface, the day is not far when the world will move away from apps and work only on voice. “And to leverage this space, we interacted with startups on what kind of applications they can come up with in this technology,” said Srinivasan.
On the expansion front, he informed that the club is also looking at increasing the incurator funding from three currently to ten in this year. “We want to develop the Startups Club as the go to destination for any early-stage startup and want to help them in any way possible.”