Offline, a community for top 10% of India’s tech founders and CEOs, secured $2 min from a number of angel investors including Groww’s Lalit Keshre, Razorpay’s Harshil Mathur and Shashank Kumar, Xiaomi’s Hong Feng and Alvin Tse, Ultrahuman cofounders Mohit Kumar and Vatsal Singhal, in along with cofounders of startups such as Shiprocket, Polygon, Park+, Fashinza, GoKwik, Mosaic Wellness and others.
Offline has also received funding from microfunds including Better Capital, DeVC, Huddle, Riverwalk Ventures, and India Silicon Valley.
A collaborative community of founders of startups with a specific growth trajectory will be developed through the community platform, which was founded by Utsav Somani, the former head of AngelList India.
According to Somani, tech entrepreneurs frequently receive invitations to large events with 100–150 attendees, something that “doesn’t add as much value as the discussions that happen in private rooms and something that many founders don’t have access to”.
“We are bringing in the best executive coaches and trained facilitators in the country and even globally to build out a playbook that will enable us to host these monthly meetings with 6-8 founders that we will have in our member network. We will curate these very selectively,” he said, adding that the selection of members will happen through a two-tier system.
Offline is building a highly engaged tribe of new-age founders who are always pushing beyond the norm. They aim to provide their members with a safe space that fosters genuine connections, support, and camaraderie with others who are on the same daunting journey.