Private business incubator,
funded by the founder's family
Established in January 2001
entrepreneurs plan, prototype, market, launch innovative products
and services and therein build successful companies.
Entrepreneurial experience of the Founder
Rahul Patwardan, CEO & President of Indiaco, established 8 firms and 2
venture capital funds in India and the United States.
Rahul Patwardan, CEO has a great vision going beyond the borders of
his incubator; he also conducts theoretical research in the field
high-tech entrepreneurial development and constantly benchmarks Indiaco
against other best incubation practices in the world.
a wealth of IT and biotechnology talents
Indiaco established an Intranet for its tenants and developed a
milestone-based e-mentoring tool that guides tenants companies through
various stages of their start-up venture development process.
Provides tenant companies with
Indiaco invests in its tenants
through buying 5% of their stock at par value
Indiaco established a club of
business angels and venture capital firms from India and the United
States and interfaces between its tenant companies and investors
technologies are patented in the
Standardized communication interfaces
facilitates convenient internal and external
Holistic Approach to
Creating an Ecosystem
Helping Tenants to Excel
Indiaco's approach works like 5
basic elements of nature:
functions as the root, ground, or source within each phenomenon,
entails flow, continuity, penetration
entails life, heat, activity,
clarity of the mind
change, movement, maturity, life supporting
intelligence, communication, formlessness, and creative potential
Considerations for Entry
Is the technology compelling?
Is there a large and growing market for the
Is the founder /
Is the lead entrepreneur "coachable"?
Does the incubator have the capability to
help the company?
Does the management of the
leaders and will they add to the
positive environment at the incubator?
Indiaco a Business
Incubator with a Difference
established in 2001 as a private equity investment firm that invests in
hi-tech start-ups in India that can access global markets.
mission is to assist
prototype, market, launch
innovative products and services and therein build successful companies.
By 2004, IndiaCo was recognized by various
multilateral agencies and won support from the World Bank and the
Department of Science & Technology, Government of India
investment strategy hinges on its ability to invest value added capital
through providing early stage hi-tech start-up ventures with operational
support and infrastructure, management support and
and access to a network of service providers, vendors, customers and next
stage investment capital resources.
build its core competencies in supporting web-based eServices, enterprise
software and hardware products, as well as in bio-medical devices, drug
development and delivery, bio-informatics as well as other technology based
growth areas where intellectual property is
a key measure of
Indiaco is a
symbiotic constellation of start-ups, R&D organizations, investors and
service providers to the Hi-Tech sector.
as a venture creation engine in addition to being a resource center and
incubator for high-tech startups and early stage companies, Indiaco helps
translate lab research into consumer products and provides an infrastructure
and network to support entrepreneurs.
marries entrepreneurs and technology to build companies and commercial
products, and provides a mechanism for major corporations and government
laboratories to spinout technology.
operates a series of incubating clusters (Indiaco iCenters) that help
entrepreneurs reduce their costs, exposing them to a network of industry and
academic contacts, providing advisory support and a structured business
Achievements After 2 Years in Operation
India, US, Australia, and Chile
in 37 tenant
40,000 SqFt of commercial space, with
internet bandwidth, plug and play offices.
companies raise over Rs.35
(US$7 million) in
Financing: Key Documents
Provided To Tenant Companies
Virtual programs available consisting of the full gamut of coaching and
advisory services, including the use of all conference rooms, equipment,
and temporary office space.
Office space available at one of our Indiaco facilities
Mentoring and advise from a team of experts in the Indiaco's Advisory
Unmatched referral network of high-level Silicon Valley resources to
help you make the right connections to achieve your goals Personnel
In-house general counsel and law group
In-house Marketing Communications services including the creation and
Company and product branding
Logo and corporate style guides
Marketing collateral design and copywriting websites
Public relations and media assistance
Direct mail and email marketing campaigns.
Use of any of conference rooms
Programs to ramp up your development or launch:
Venture Showcase helps you fine-tune your presentation before experts
from the industry.
Referral Program introductions to the right people & services.
Free Legal Clinics get the advice you need. Venture Fairs meet with
Founders Forum exchange ideas with local
President & CEO
Indiaco.com (P) Limited
Indiaco iCenter, 214 LBS Road , Pune 411030