Sequoia reveals first cohort for its ‘Surge’ accelerator program in India and Southeast Asia

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Back in January, Sequoia India announced plans for its first early-stage startup accelerator program in India and Southeast Asia, and today the firm announced its first cohort of 17 startups.

To recap, the program — which is called Surge — gives each startup a $1.5 million check and participation in a four-month program that’s split across India and Singapore, as well as the wider Sequoia global presence in China and San Francisco.

The program kicked off last month, but the startups were only unveiled for the first time today — here they are:

Azani Sports: a ‘full stack’ sports clothing startup based in India that sells online and through selected high street retails Bobobox: a capsule hotel company based in Indonesia Bulbul: a live-streaming service with a focus on e-commerce across India DancingMind: a Singapore startup that uses VR to enable remote for stroke victims and patients of debilitating diseases like Parkinson’s Doubtnut: an India-based education startup that uses photos, videos and AI Flynote: a travel booking service with a focus on personalized trips Hippo Video: a platform developing, editing and analyzing marketing and sales videos InterviewBit Academy: a computer science training and development platform in India — that’s not