Launching "Second Innings programme” by Malpani Ventures

At Malpani Ventures, we want the Second Innings Program to offer resilient startups a chance to access capital for a pivot or recharge after significant setbacks, turning challenges into opportunities for growth.

We launched our MVP programme in 2022  & the Catapult programme in early 2024 to provide an accelerated funding pathway for pre-seed stage companies

We understand that the path to success is rarely linear. That's why we've introduced the Second Innings Program, a funding initiative designed specifically for startups that have faced near-death experiences and are looking for a chance to recharge or pivot their businesses.



Applying to the program:

We wish to see an added emphasis on the following while applying to this programme:


  1. What Went Wrong: This involves a thorough analysis of the factors that led to the startup's near-death experience. Was it a flawed business model, poor market fit, financial mismanagement, or external factors beyond control?


  1. Lessons Learned: We place a strong emphasis on the learnings derived from these challenges. How has the startup adapted its strategies? What new insights have been gained about the market, customers, or operations? How has the team evolved in response to adversity?


  1. What has changed: This involves evaluating their new business model, strategic vision, and steps taken to ensure a more robust and sustainable approach.


  1. Why are your existing investors not backing you: There are always two sides to a story. We want to understand the change in perspective for your early backers and hear why you disagree with them.


We are backing ALL THINGS B2B!

We intend to deploy capital worth $300k to $500k in B2B focussed companies!

If you're building 𝗕𝟮𝗕 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗼𝗳𝘁𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲, 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀, hospitality, 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲, check us out! We are keen to partner early with founders to solve hard problems for Indian and global businesses.

Do apply here or refer your founder friends for the programme: Apply Now


Why should you apply?

·        Feedback for each startup within 14 days

·        Access to patient capital from a single-family office – We want to help build companies until they IPO! 

·        Significant reserves: Willingness to follow on with adequate reserves

·        Access to a network of other B2B focused founders + investors


The due diligence process at Malpani Ventures is enumerated here:


Our diligence process

Dhruv Sane

January 4, 2023

At Malpani Ventures, for all new investments, we undertake thorough diligence for a period of 4 to 6 weeks before issuing a term sheet. One oft-asked question from founders and investing peers alike is this: “If you invest so early, why does your diligence take so long?”


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The Road Ahead: A Partnership for Success

At Malpani Ventures, our support goes beyond funding. We provide mentorship, strategic guidance, and access to a network of industry experts to all startups building in a broad range of sectors within B2B (mid-market or Enterprise customers in India or global markets).

Our goal is to transform past failures into stepping stones, enabling these businesses to thrive and reach new heights. The Second Innings Program is our way of supporting courageous entrepreneurs who are ready to transform their challenges into opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you and being long-term partners in your journey!


You can visit the Second Innings website here


Apply to the program: Second Innings Application

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