8 Indian Startups Selected For First Ever Google Launchpad

Eight Indian startups are a part of Google’s first ever Launchpad Accelerator that began on Monday in Silicon Valley. Launchpad Accelerator is a six-month acceleration programme that includes mentorship and access to Google Product Managers, a startup package of seed funding and Google product credits. The startups will be eligible for a two-week all-expense-paid training programme at the Google headquarters in Silicon Valley. The programme was open for mobile app startups from India, Indonesia and Brazil.


The eight Indian startups are laundry service Doormint, food technology startup Holachef, self-drive car rental aggregator JustRide, home rental network Nestaway, workplace discovery platform Super, media technology platform Murmur, English-language learning platform English Dost and video-sharing startup FranklyMe. The startups get US$50,000 equity-free seed funding as well as US$250,000 worth of access to Google products like Maps and Adwords.

The selection process included submission of applications, which were evaluated by Google. Selected startups were asked to take part in a one-hour video conference or a face-to-face interview with a Google team member.