In the latest iteration of Sequoia Capital India's startup accelerator project, 20 international and locally-based startups were chosen for Surge 06. Among these, two Bangladeshi startups, 10 Minute School and Shajgoj, made the list.
The 20 selected startups will receive a total of US$60 million in funding. The founders of these companies will also receive a 16-week virtual program hosted by Surge, to begin from 27 January. With this sixth cycle of Surge, the program has now featured 112 startups with 246 founders, and has evaluated over 10,000 companies in the US, Australia, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Bangladesh and other countries.
10 Minute School is an online education platform that provides curriculum-level education to students of class 1 to 12. It also provides university admission candidates with exam preparation and skill development courses. It was launched in 2015 by the founder Ayman Sadiq.
The beauty e-commerce platform Shajgoj is a local provider of international brands of cosmetics and makeup products. Available via their website and physical stores, the brand also features feminine hygiene products, body sprays and personal healthcare products.