Bengaluru: Xoogler.co is a global community consisting of startup founders, early team members, angel investors, VCs, and mentors that was formed to bring together Google alumni and current Googlers interested in helping ex-Google entrepreneurs. They have announced the first Demo Day of 2020 to be held in Bengaluru on February 2nd. The community started Demo Days in the US, London, Singapore and now Bengaluru to help Google alumni led startups with their fundraising process.
A group of Google alumni and current Googlers who have come together to help each other advance in the startup ecosystem, Xoogler.co’s investment syndicate has $1.8M+ in backing from 500+ investors to invest in each ex-Google led startup. They have also recently received a six figure investment from Wilbur Labs.
The program includes having Y Combinator’s ex-COO (and Xoogler), Qasar Younis provide the participating Indian startups with feedback ahead of the Demo Day. Xoogler will help connect Indian startups with investors on Demo Day as well as after, including investors across Asia and the USA.
Xoogler events include regular meetups about startup growth tactics and brainstorming sessions with founders to address their specific challenges. They also have an active slack group where Xooglers can help each other, a Google Cloud credits program for Xoogler led startups , an angel group, and an investment syndicate to invest in ex-Google startups.
Out of the 9 companies who presented in Nov 2018 Demo Day:
Procol – raised a funding round from Blume
Strings – Got funded by Y Combinator
Vahan.ai – raised funds from Khosla Ventures
Timepay – went to Axilor, 2400 Cr – GMV
Invitly raised a seed round
Examples of Indian Xoogler startups: Livspace, Moglix, HealthifyMe, Dunzo , Zendrive
Examples of ex-Google founded startups: and their valuation/market cap Xiaomi ($37B), Pinduoduo ($25B), Pinterest (~$15B), Instagram (sold to Facebook for $1B)