Frequently Asked Questions

ACT is a collective initiative of the venture capital and founder community in India, in partnership with NGOs and industry advisors, to give wings to ready-to-go ideas that could help our country effectively combat Covid-19.

ACT is a collaborative effort led by a group of committed members from leading VC funds and founders, with the support of partner NGOs and leading industry veterans. 



To seed and empower teams that are harnessing technology to create large-scale impact in the detection, prevention and eradication of Covid-19.

The ACT Grant has seen contributions from members and veterans from the venture capital, start-up and corporate ecosystem in India.

The grant will prioritize projects that are directly related to combating Covid-19 and can bring about an immediate impact to Indians across the nation. We are specifically looking to back ideas stemming from the following areas:

    1. Prevention of COVID-19 spread
    2. Scaling Testing
    3. Disease management at home
    4. Enhanced support for healthcare workers & hospitals
    5. Management of critically-ill patients
    6. Support for mental health

Yes, both for-profits and nonprofit organisations are encouraged to apply. You could even be a group of few motivated individuals who have come together for a skunkworks project to help the country. We aspire to create maximum social impact and generating returns is not a focus of the grant.

    1. Prevention of COVID-19 spread
    2. Scaling Testing
    3. Disease management at home
    4. Enhanced support for healthcare workers & hospitals
    5. Management of critically-ill patients
    6. Support for mental health

You can fill in the details in this form. It shouldn’t take you more than 5-7 minutes to complete the application.

    1. Prevention of COVID-19 spread
    2. Scaling Testing
    3. Disease management at home
    4. Enhanced support for healthcare workers & hospitals
    5. Management of critically-ill patients
    6. Support for mental health

Once you share your application with us and meet the basic selection criteria, our team will get in touch to better understand the problem you are trying to solve and the proposed approach. Through a series of conversations, we will determine if the project is a good two-way fit for the grant.

We admire and respect anyone who is trying to help the country in this hour of crisis. No idea is bad, and there is no judgment involved in the process. However, to best allocate the grant pool, we will use the following framework to prioritise projects: 1) Time commitment of the team 2) Readiness of product / service – the sooner we can go to market, the better 3) Scale of impact 4) Capital efficiency.

Depending on your requirement and our impact assessment, the grant size could range from 15L to 10 Cr.

No. ACT is purely a grant. We will have no financial interest in the projects or companies. We will seek some reporting and updates to share with the donors on each project that receives a grant.

This will vary depending on the grant size and need, but the goal is to get your organization the money as soon as possible. We all hope to work towards implementing the solutions at the earliest.

Yes, we are in touch with multiple nodes in the system and can help connect you with experts for guidance, suppliers/manufacturers of protective equipment, and other resources per the specific needs of your project.