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MAY 7TH, 2021

Accelerating vaccinations in Karnataka through corporate giving #VaccinateandDonate

United Way of Bengaluru

While India is battling a severe second wave of COVID-19, getting the majority of our population vaccinated is key to our long-term defense against the pandemic. This is especially critical as cities, towns and villages need to urgently build up resources and resilience against a potential third wave...

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MAY 7TH, 2021

ACT Grants, Swasth Alliance And Feeding India To Donate 50,000 Oxygen Concentrators Nationally In May

Press Information Bureau, Government of India

India, in the middle of the second wave of COVID-19, needs to rapidly augment oxygen supply to hospitals. In order to save as many lives as possible, ACT Grants (a not-for-profit movement created by the VC and start-up community in India), Swasth Alliance...

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MAY 7TH, 2021

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma donate ₹2 crore in COVID-19 fight

The Hindu

India captain Virat Kohli and his actor wife Anushka Sharma have donated ₹2 crore to a fund-raising project, which will raise a total of ₹7 crore to support the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two are raising money through crowd-funding platform Ketto...

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APRIL 28TH, 2021

India's entrepreneurs and investors are mobilizing to help the nation fight COVID-19 and you can too

TechCrunch

At a time when much of the world has asserted great control over containing the spread of the coronavirus, with countries increasingly vaccinating its citizens, a different story is playing out in India, the world’s second-most populous nation.

For a week straight, India has reported more than 300,000 daily new infections, about half of all the cases across the globe, despite cutting down on testing in some states and underreporting deaths...

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APRIL 26TH, 2021

ACT Looks To Raise INR 75 Cr To Boost Indian Healthcare Amid Covid Crisis

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At a time when much of the world has asserted great control over containing the spread of the coronavirus, with countries increasingly vaccinating its citizens, a different story is playing out in India, the world’s second-most populous nation.

For a week straight, India has reported more than 300,000 daily new infections, about half of all the cases across the globe, despite cutting down on testing in some states and underreporting deaths...

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APRIL 26TH, 2021

Start-ups, venture capitalists offer funds to tackle Oxygen scarcity

Business Standard

As the situation in India continues to make headlines globally and the oxygen crisis escalates, more and more individuals, start-ups, and venture capitalists are offering help in different ways to people and families.

Late Sunday night, e-commerce major Amazon India said it was joining hands with ACT Grants, Temasek Foundation, Pune Platform for Covid-19 Response (PPCR) and other partners...

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APRIL 26TH, 2021

Startup community stands up for India: A list of projects you can contribute to

Moneycontrol

As the second wave of Coronavirus rips through India with ferocity, entrepreneurs and investors across India's booming startup ecosystem have come together to mobilize funds and resources to help the country in one of its darkest hours. Here is a look at what different companies and entrepreneurs are doing, and where you can contribute

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A collective movement by some of the leading venture capital funds and entrepreneurs in India's startup ecosystem. Amazon has already tied up with ACT Grants, Temasek Foundation, and Pune Platform for COVID-19 response to airlift 8,000 oxygen concentrators and 500 BiPAP machines from Singapore...

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APRIL 26TH, 2021

Startups join battle against COVID-19; a look at how they are helping India breathe again

CNBC

India's startup ecosystem has joined the fight against COVID-19 as entrepreneurs, investors and startups come together to offer funds, support and resources at a time when the country faces a crippling shortage of beds, oxygen and medical supplies.

ACT Grants

Set up in 2020 as a collective of investors and entrepreneurs to support solutions for the fight against COVID-19, the initiative has stepped up its activities and is focused raising Rs 75 crore for providing relief to hospitals and citizens for home management, oxygen solutions for hospitals (cylinders, HFNC, CPAP), supplement workforce with doctors and nurses...

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APRIL 26TH, 2021

Startup ecosystem breathes new life into India's Covid fight

The Economic Times
Several startup entrepreneurs, investors and startup collectives have joined India’s fight against a ravaging second wave of Covid-19, donating funds and providing logistics to help hospitals procure oxygen and other essentials, and aggregating information that people in need can use...
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APRIL 26TH, 2021

Amazon partners ACT Grants, Temasek to bring in 10,000 oxygen concentrators, BiPAP machines into India

The Economic Times
Amazon India on Sunday said it has joined hands with ACT Grants, Temasek Foundation, Pune Platform for Covid-19 Response (PPCR) and other partners to urgently airlift over 8,000 oxygen concentrators and 500 BiPAP machines from Singapore...
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APRIL 26TH, 2021

Startups, tech giants pitch in to help India

The Times of India
CHENNAI: Founders of India’s internet companies, marquee investors, and tech giants like Amazon have extended their support to tackling the ongoing healthcare crisis. From using their social influence to crowdfund essentials, to amplifying call for donations, to throwing open innovation challenges to scale oxygen availability — they are doing it all...
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APRIL 25TH, 2021

Action COVID-19 Team Grants steps up again to battle COVID-19

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Action COVID-19 Team (ACT) Grants stepped up its efforts last week to support hospitals across India by enabling a supplement medical workforce, and sourcing oxygen concentrators from abroad. ACT is a social change movement involving India’s startup ecosystem to enable changemakers who use their time, talent, and resources to mobilise solutions to fight the pandemic...
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APRIL 24TH, 2021

Covid-19 crisis: Startups step up efforts to assist in oxygen delivery

Business Standard
As the country grapples with an oxygen crisis amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, startups in India have stepped up to help in procurement efforts. On Saturday, logistics startup Delhivery's co-founder Sahil Barua said in a LinkedIn post: "We're flying charters into India with oxygen concentrators and other essential supplies and can build more capacity on demand. If you need help with logistics or wish to collaborate with us on this please reach out to Vikas Kapoor or to me immediately (ceo@delhivery.com)."...
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APRIL 24TH, 2021

#StartupsVsCovid19: How Founders And VCs Are Amping Up Efforts To Solve India’s Covid Resource Crunch

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As the Covid situation gets worse by the day in India, the startup community is stepping up to contribute to ease the country’s pain. There are several tragedies being recounted on social media of founders losing family members or someone in their team, as well as those they know not being able to avail medical aid...