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T-Hub, Anthill launch Smart Women Angels Network

V Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on January 13, 2018 Published on March 07, 2017

Aims to support the entrepreneurial spirit in women and to invest in startups

T-Hub and Anthill, a platform for early-growth stage startups, have announced the launch of an international startup initiative, the Smart Women Angels Network or SWAN.

This initiative is aimed at supporting the entrepreneurial spirit in women, create awareness about investing and facilitate investments.

With roots in Barcelona, SWAN plans to collaborate with their counterparts from across the world and invest in startups.

The SWAN aims to create an exclusive network for Women Business Angels, facilitate deal flow and conduct training and activities to promote women business angels and entrepreneurs

Jay Krishnan, CEO, T-Hub, in a statement said, “The Indian startup ecosystem is one of the most thriving environments in the world. To encourage women to be active members of the ecosystem, T-

Hub in collaboration with Anthill will change the dynamics of the community to make it more inclusive.”

Prasad Vanga, founder and CEO, Anthill said, “Along with our partnership with T-Hub, we hope to transform the Indian startup ecosystem, by creating valuable partnerships both nationally and internationally that will help startups scale.”

Cristina Ventura, President of SWAN and an Angel and Fund-of- Funds Investor, said, “We recognise the potential of women investing in startups and how they are a crucial part of the global startup ecosystem. The percentage of women investors around the world is very less and in India, the numbers are very low. SWAN believes in creating an inclusive network that can make a positive difference.”

T-Hub is one of the largest start up ecosystem builders with over 2000 start ups in its database clustered into various stages of growth.

Within just two years, Anthill has built a Start-up portfolio of 16 companies across India, US and SE Asia.

Published on March 07, 2017

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