Top tier capital firm Accel has initiated an open source resource hub called SeedToScale to help entrepreneurs scale up their ventures from seed stage. The platform collectively offers, first, knowledge in terms of blogs and podcasts from founders across different areas; second, a curated programme of founder’s choice that would offer masterclasses, peer-to-peer learning, coworking spaces; and third, events and programmes within the SeedToScale community for startups to join and partner.
Being an open platform, technology entrepreneurs can leverage the offerings free of cost and without any eligibility criteria. The platform will have over 300 founders such as from Freshworks’ Girish Mathrubootham, Swiggy’s Sriharsha Majety, Abhiraj Singh Bhal from Urban Company, CureFit’s Mukesh Bansal, Portea Medical’s Meena Ganesh and more supporting and engaging with early-stage entrepreneurs.
The platform is going to offer a program Founder Stack for SaaS and consumer technology startups to scale towards having product-market fit under two tracks – SaaS Stack and Consumer Tech Stack.
The platform would not come off as an accelerator or incubator centered around helping startups raise funding. Also, there is no equity involved for startups to dilute while it would help not just Accel but others involved to have a great deal flow pipeline.
Accel started in 2005 in Bengaluru and has so far made 169 seed investments and worked with 340 founders of companies that have a combined market cap of over $50 billion currently, the VC firm said in a blog announcing the launch of the platform.
Currently in its portfolio are startups including BookMyShow, BlackBuck, CureFit, Freshworks, Swiggy, Urban Company, and more.