T-Hub, Anthill launch Smart Women Angels Network

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 13, 2018 Published on March 07, 2017

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

The 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 start-ups. 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, said in a statement, “The Indian start-up 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 of 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 start-ups 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 start-up 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 2,000 start-ups in its database clustered into various stages of growth.

Published on March 07, 2017
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