Venture Nursery announces batch-5 startups

VentureNursery has announced, on Tuesday, its fifth batch of the accelerator program with 2 startups viz. FindUrClass and HotelsAroudYou. Both have been  shortlisted from over 550 applications received.

While majority of the applications were from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune, nearly 30% of them were from tier- 2 cities like Lucknow, Kanpur, Bhopal and Nagpur.

Here is a brief overview of the startups:

FindUrClass: It is founded by Rina Nathani, an ex-Business and product developer at KPMG. It is a search and discovery platform that allows users to search and shortlist classes based on age, interest, location and price. The platform enables the class seeker to make an informed decisions through online user friendly interface. It provides images, prices, schedules, descriptions for classes and user can get access to reviews, rating and even book a class online.

HotelsAroundYou: It is founded by Mohsin from University of California, Animesh from Mumbai University and Harsha, an MBA graduate from the Indian School of Business. It is a service provider that allows customers to book quality hotels room at a best price. Soon, it will launch mobile applications and currently, services are available through their website.

“We chose quality over volume which will allow our advisors and angels to spend high quality time with our start-ups over multiple sessions and guide them step by step,” said Apoorv Ranjan Sharma, EVP, VentureNursery.

 VentureNursery was established in March 2012 by angel investor Shravan Shroff, Founder and former MD, Fame Cinemas and Ravi Kiran, former CEO South East & South Asia, Asia, Starcom MediaVest Group and Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Friends of Ambition.

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Earlier, it has made an investment of INR 50 lakhs in Klip.in and an undisclosed amount in  Interview Master. VentureNursery focuses on six sectors like Media & Entertainment, e-Commerce, Retail, Consumer Technology, Education and Clean Tech.

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