20 start-ups under Agility Ventures, a global angel investor network, raised over $1 million at the recently concluded Northstar, Gitex Global exposition. These portfolio companies made over 50 potential business connections during the week-long tech event held annually at Dubai.
“We are delighted to report that our portfolio start-ups had an impressive run at the expo, which is one of the most influential platforms for technology-driven organisations. The success of our portfolio companies at this global event is a testimony of our start-up selection process and nurturing,” said Dhianu Das, co-founder of Agility Ventures.
Some start-ups that received interest at the expo include BattRe, Kidbea, Brainwired, Fixigo, Glamyo Health and Marj Tech. The start-ups will utilise the raised funds to expand operations, enter new markets and launch new products, Das added.
Agility Ventures was launched in June 2020 by angel investor Dhianu Das and chartered accountant Prashant Narang as an open platform for new investors who could learn about start-up and angel investing. Agility got SEBI approval for a category 1, AIF for a Rs 450 crore fund and since 2022, high-growth, early-stage start-ups across sectors including education, technology, healthcare, electric vehicles, robotics, agri-tech and manufacturing.
Spread across 25 chapters in India, Canada, the UAE, Australia and the UK, Agility has a network of over 2,500 angel investors with over 35 start-ups under its banner. Some portfolio companies include Glamyo Health, Battre, Power Gummies, FlipHealth, Gobbly, Pumpumpum, Vanity Wagon, SkyeAir, Monrow and Tagz.