India’s startup landscape has no dearth of creative and entrepreneurial potential, but startups often lack the support to navigate challenges & scale. To strengthen India’s startup ecosystem and build a community of local entrepreneurs, we launched Flipkart Leap – with two tracks Flipkart Leap Innovation Network and Flipkart Leap Ahead programs that are tailored to suit the needs of startups in different stages of growth.

Flipkart Leap
AHEAD (FLA)

Flipkart Leap Ahead is designed to identify promising early stage startups which have the potential to disrupt the digital ecosystem and provide equity based funding and growth acceleration.

This program will be the cornerstone of seed-stage investments made by Flipkart Ventures, the $100M venture fund announced earlier this year by Flipkart. The accelerator will invest in pre-seed and seed stage startups, with a cheque size of $150K – $500K.

In addition, to boost the growth of these startups that are at the cutting edge of the latest technology, they will undergo a 60 day program designed to set them up for rapid scaling and growth. The program culminates in a demo-day with invite only VCs to enable future rounds of funding. Click here to read more about FLA Cohort 1

Program offerings

Equity based investment for the startups upto $500K

Customized curriculum by FK experts and industry experts across fundraising, finance, product, marketing etc.

Mentorship with senior Flipkart leadership and functional subject matter experts in core functions

Connects within the Flipkart ecosystem and the wider VC and investor community

Co-develop the core product solution, underlying strategy and scale the offering

Who should Apply?

Flipkart Leap Ahead will invest in pre-seed and seed stage startups across varied sectors, which have disruptive and innovative business models.

Early stage startups working in the following sectors can apply to this program

Fintech

Healthtech

EdTech

Logistics / Supply Chain

Gaming

Consumer Tech
(Social/Content/New Ecom models)

Retail SaaS

Web3

Sustainability

FLA Cohort 2 Timeline

  1. 24 NOV 2022

    Call for Applications

  2. 10 JAN 2023

    APPLICATION
    CLOSURE

  3. FEB 2023

    Interactions with select startups

  4. 15 MAR 2023

    FINAL SELECTION

Flipkart Leap
INNOVATION NETWORK (FLIN)

The Flipkart Leap Innovation Network is an initiative to foster an exchange of innovation with tech startups through commercial partnerships in areas of interest to Flipkart.

The selected startups in the Innovation Network will have an opportunity to deploy their solutions on Flipkart with its large base of customers. They will also have the opportunity to interact with the relevant product and technology leaders across the different business units of Flipkart.

In the inaugural cohort for FLIN, 8 startups were selected and multiple successful pilots are in the process of scaling up. Click here to read more on FLIN Cohort 1

Program offerings

Paid Pilots

Engagement with Flipkart product and engineering teams

Mentor connects

Commercial partnerships on completion of successful Pilots

Consideration for investment by Flipkart

Who should Apply?

Startups with a working product and proven traction, that are solving for the Indian ecommerce ecosystem in the following themes can apply.

Our team is passionate about solving for core shopping experiences that transform the ecommerce journey for Indian consumers. Start-ups working across the funnel personalized interventions, intelligent conversations, or better experiences should apply! If you’re also creating innovative solutions that drive new age commerce experiences like assisted commerce, video commerce, visual search etc. – we would love to talk to you!
Start-ups offering scalable technology that drives delight for both prospective and current sellers by improving the ease of doing business, reduce the cost of doing business or improve platform experience – Let’s chat! We are exploring solutions that help sellers onboard and set up products quicker, drive better analytics and insights, and create frictionless omnichannel retail experiences for their consumers.
Apply, if you are a start-up rethinking the way products are stored and moved while optimizing for time, cost, and experience, thereby improving speed and reach. Solutions that can provide higher operational visibility, improve productivity and experience for our frontline workforce and provide intelligent monitoring and security solutions for the end-to-end supply chain are of great interest to us.
Start-ups that redefine how businesses build their stack to solve real-world problems at scale in an agile, resilient, cost-effective and secure manner – please apply! Optimizing cloud costs, improving developer productivity or improving the resilience and reliability of the platform are our focus areas. So, if you are building products that are pushing the bar for engineering excellence, we are interested in you!
Apply to us if you are building out solutions that solve for the future of commerce through cutting-edge technology deployments in blockchain, metaverse, generative AI or web 3!

Augmenting Core Shopping Experience

Enabling Sellers

Rethinking the Supply Chain

Redefining Infrastructure

Future of Commerce

Our team is passionate about solving for core shopping experiences that transform the ecommerce journey for Indian consumers. Start-ups working across the funnel personalized interventions, intelligent conversations, or better experiences should apply!

If you're also creating innovative solutions that drive new age commerce experiences like assisted commerce, video commerce, visual search etc. – we would love to talk to you!

Start-ups offering scalable technology that drives delight for both prospective and current sellers by improving the ease of doing business, reduce the cost of doing business or improve platform experience – Let’s chat!

We are exploring solutions that help sellers onboard and set up products quicker, drive better analytics and insights, and create frictionless omnichannel retail experiences for their consumers.

Apply, if you are a start-up rethinking the way products are stored and moved while optimizing for time, cost, and experience, thereby improving speed and reach.

Solutions that can provide higher operational visibility, improve productivity and experience for our frontline workforce and provide intelligent monitoring and security solutions for the end-to-end supply chain are of great interest to us.

Start-ups that redefine how businesses build their stack to solve real-world problems at scale in an agile, resilient, cost-effective and secure manner – please apply!

Optimizing cloud costs, improving developer productivity or improving the resilience and reliability of the platform are our focus areas. So, if you are building products that are pushing the bar for engineering excellence, we are interested in you!

Apply to us if you are building out solutions that solve for the future of commerce through cutting-edge technology deployments in blockchain, metaverse, generative AI or web 3!

FLIN Cohort 2 Timeline

  1. NOV 2022

    Call for Applications

  2. 10 JAN 2023

    APPLICATION
    CLOSURE

  3. FEB 2023

    Interactions with select startups

  4. MAR 2023

    Cohort announcement and Pilots Kickoff

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