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"The focus of the grants was on sustenance and saving lives, he explains, adding that adapting to new challenges helped them fund scalable solutions that tackled changing situations on the ground."

Invest India

"Founders of Indian startups, members of investment advisory firms and independent advisors have joined hands to form the Action Covid-19 Team (ACT) wherein a grant of INR 100 crores has been launched"


"The idea is to have capital-efficient and scalable solutions that need initial seed grant to fight COVID-19. Additionally, the ACT platform will bring its networks, team


"In the battle against coronavirus, GiveIndia is working and supporting NGOs all across the country to gear the frontline workers. ACT Grants is a start-up community which has come forward for this cause."


"We have seen phenomenal impact of ACT, Shekhar Kirani, Partner, Accel, said at the #CaringForIndia telethon. Mr Kirani said that they started with ACT before coronavirus could spread in India and it was very early to ...

CNBC India

The ACT Grants has backed several healthtech companies and platforms, such as StepOne, a doctor volunteer collective that is working to power state helplines through cloud telephony, another startup 1MG which is ...


"ACT Grants, a not-for-profit grant created by venture capital firms and startup founders to fight covid-19, has got fresh funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates, Michael and Susan Dell, and Wadhwani foundations"


"ACT (Action Covid Team) Grants, a ₹100-crore grant created by India’s start-up community to back ideas to combat the pandemic, has already given out ₹52.8 crore in seed grants of ₹1 lakh to ₹10 crore each to over 60 companies."


"The grants range from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 10 crore, depending on the need of the startup, Nachiket Mor, an investment committee member and the spokesperson of ACT Grants told Moneycontrol."


"Arvind received a grant of Rs. 100 million from ACT Grants, the non-profit coalition of VC funds and start-up founders,. It will employ its manufacturing expertise on medical products and working capital to create a ...

India CSR

"Mr. Apurv Bansal, Spokesperson from ACT Grants, said, ACT and its partners have already provided over 3 lakh PPE and over 15 lakh masks to hospitals, police and frontline workers across 20 states of India."

Logical Indian

"The idea behind this initiative is to destigmatize testing and to create awareness among people about the importance of testing in increased numbers. The NGOs and SMEs who have a 360-degree plan and real ...


"Prashanth Prakash, partner at Accel India told TimesNow, that ACT has received 1,600 applications to date and has collectively invested close to INR 50 Cr in 49 of these applicants."


"Take, for instance, ACT (Action Covid-19 Team) Grants, created by India’s startup and VC ecosystem, and online donation platform GiveIndia, which raised more than INR 100 Cr and INR 220 Cr, respectively, in two ...


"With the number of positive cases of coronavirus crossing the 5,000 mark in India, India’s healthcare ecosystem needs every helping hand they can get. Tech startups that are working to solve major issues ...

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