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WFC successfully facilitates the mixing of investors and startups in Tamil Nadu

Over 200 startups and 500 investors from all Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in Tamil Nadu participated

We Founder Circle (WFC), a seed investing platform led by a global community of successful Founders and Strategic Angels, successfully facilitated Investors and Startup Mixers across seven cities in Tamil Nadu in one week. WFC’s mission is to see the next wave of startups from India’s Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities representing real Bharat. WFC is motivated to empower and encourage entrepreneurship in these cities, while making startup investments an asset class investment tool in India.

The mixer which started with Chennai on October 6 aimed to raise awareness and dive deeper into the whole journey of building startups. The same day was followed by an investor meeting in Vellore on the same day, which helped founders and investors relax in heated conversations and promote the concept of angel investments. Investor Meetup and subsequent Startup Mixers took place in Salem, Erode on 7th (Investor Meet), Coimbatore on 8th (Investor Meet), Coimbatore on 9th (Startup Mixer), Tirupur on 9th (Investor Meet) , Trichy on the 10th (Investor Meet) and Madurai on the 11th (Investor Meet). The total number of investors who attended the event is 50+ in Salem/Erode, 50+ in Coimbatore, 30+ in Tirupur, 40+ in Trichy and 30+ in Madurai. The total number of startups that participated was 50+ in Chennai (at IITM) and 100+ in Coimbatore (at KGISL).

“This is another WFC initiative aimed at providing startups based in Tier 2 and 3 cities with early opportunities to expand their network and meet like-minded peers who could be the right catalyst for their growth. The idea is also to help founders develop their entrepreneurial ambitions, connect them with the wider community of investors and startups, and help them break away from monotony and the usual stressful routine. Additionally, I am pleased to report that the events provided unique opportunities to showcase startup ideas,” said Gaurav Singhvi, co-founder of We Founder Circle.

The mega event across Tamil Nadu saw the WFC management team – Gaurav VK Singhvi, Neeraj Tyagi, Deo Saurabh, Bhawna Bhatnagar and Vikas Aggarwal guide the fellowship towards informed decision-making and holistic ecosystem growth.

The event was supported by reputable organizations including – Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Sachin Menon, Rahul Jain, Sethu Sathyan, YES BANK – Gaurav Goel, Prateak Tandon, Ritika Sood, Vinod Lund, vCloudx Pte. ltd. (EnableX.io) – Pankaj Gupta, Chandan Agarwal, Pratibha Advani, Neuronimbus Software Services P. Ltd. – Hitesh Dhawan, Kaustav Mohanta; EvolveX Accelerator by We Founder Circle – Bhawna Bhatnagar, and TalentOnLease (IT Talent On Demand) – Daya Prakash.

About We Founder Circle

Founded in October 2020 in Mumbai, We Founder Circle is a global community of successful Founders and Strategic Angels who have come together to nudge the startup industry and steer it towards aggressive growth. WFC invests between $50,000 and $2 million in early-stage startups fueled by ambition, sustainability, and a strategic approach. WFC provides seed funding, business development, and global networking opportunities to startups because it believes early-stage startups need more than just financial support to become scalable and stable. It has already enabled investments worth USD 12-15 million in 33 startup deals in 2021 alone. This has grown to 72 startups since incorporation.