Capital First Ltd is a leading Indian Financial Institution specialising in providing debt financing to MSMEs and consumers in India. The founding theme of Capital First is that financing India’s 50 million MSMEs and its emerging middle class, with a differentiated model, based on new technologies provides a large and unique opportunity. Capital First was founded in 2012 by Management Buyout of an existing listed NBFC and backed by leading global private equity Warburg Pincus; in the process the company got new shareholders, reconstituted a new board, started new business lines, and created a new brand and entity called Capital First.

 Unlike traditional models of financing, Capital First has successfully created new models of financing MSMEs and Indian consumers in hitherto unbanked and under-penetrated segments by using a differentiated model based on new technologies and deep analytics. The company provides financing for various purposes like business expansion, loans for Plant and Machinery, office furniture, display panels, office automation like PCs, laptops and printers. With this differentiated approach, Capital First has financed more than 4 million customers and built loan assets of Rs. 198.24 billion (USD 3.05 bn) as of 31 March, 2017.

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.



Oddup was founded in 2015 with the aim to simplify the fragmented startup, ICO, cryptocurrency and investor landscape. Oddup provides startup, investor, sector, and ecosystem data, insights, and analyses in 34 major cities across the globe. Oddup also provides cryptocurrency listings and price targets, ICO analysis, and the Oddup Indexes, which track real-time trends across the startup landscape.

Oddup is an indispensable resource for investors, investment banks, venture capitalists, accelerators, corporate innovators and management consultancies, with its combination of useful tools including the Benchmark Valuation, a view of the current valuation of a startup, and the Oddup Score, which depicts startup health and potential in a single value.

The Leela Palace Bengaluru is a decadent palace, nestled amidst nine acres of lush gardens featuring six floors of elegant and spacious 357 rooms and suites. Built in an art-deco form drawing inspiration from the architectural style of the Royal Palace of Mysore and the palaces of the Vijayanagar Empire, its copper domes, arches and ornate ceilings reflect the grandeur of palaces of a bygone era. The new hotel offers a host of restaurants, bars and The Royal Club, a hotel within a hotel providing highly-personalized business and leisure services complemented by five daily meal presentations at The Royal Club Lounge. The hotel is in close proximity to business districts, the cosmopolitan 100ft road. Indiranagar with easy access to the city centre – MG Road.



Started in 2013 by former investors Neha Singh (ex-Sequoia Capital) and Abhishek Goyal (ex-Accel Partners), Tracxn is a analyst curated startup research platform that tracks over 250 sectors like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, IoT and Autonomous vehicles. Tracxn’s 500+ clients spread across 50+ countries include venture capital funds, private equity firms and corporates who use Tracxn’s data for deal discovery i.e. to spot investment, merger and strategic partnership opportunities and tracking innovation in different sectors.

Tracxn has raised angel funding from investors including Ratan Tata, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, Nandan Nilekani, Mohandas Pai, Whatsapp’s Neeraj Arora and Junglee Co-Founder Anand Rajaraman. Tracxn has also raised institutional funding from prominent VC funds like SAIF Partners, Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital

iSPIRT Foundation connects and guides software product entrepreneurs and catalyzes business growth. It’s an enabler of a stronger ecosystem. It encourages buyers to improve performance by leveraging software products effectively. It also advises policy makers on interventions that can set the industry on a higher growth trajectory. iSPIRT is a not-for-profit industry think-tank founded by key participants and proponents of the Indian software product industry. iSPIRT will evaluate all applications received for the Bootstrap Champ award category.