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THE SHECOSYSTEM OF CHANGE

THE SHECOSYSTEM OF CHANGE

Encubay is a global startup and angel platform driving diversity in entrepreneurship and investing.

We enable female founders to

scale > raise > go global!

How are we solving for gender diversity?

Our first-hand interactions with nearly 10000 female founders have led us to design the FAIR framework

FAIR

 framework

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Innovation hub for corporate and government support

We partner for innovation initiatives with organisations and liaison with government bodies to drive their economic agenda with UN SDGs, D&I and women empowerment initiatives.

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Resources and
data-driven insights

We report on diversity metrics regularly, and subsidize tech and business credits to fast-track business growth for female founders.

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Female representation in the startup ecosystem

We’ve been the pioneer voice advocating and spreading awareness around the lack of female representation in the startup ecosystem.

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Accelerating the number of women in entrepreneurship and investing

We enable access to knowledge, networks and capital through our various initiatives aimed at women founders.

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Founders' Note

“We believe that the more women-founded startups scale up the more women will be inspired to take up entrepreneurship and actualize their potential.”

- Avneet & Deeksha

About the Founders

Deeksha Ahuja

Deeksha is a serial entrepreneur and diversity enabler with a vision to create more diversity in the start-up ecosystem via entrepreneurship and investing.


Deeksha Ahuja is the founder of Encubay - a global diversity-focused network leveling the playing field for female founders; and the founding partner of Encunay Angel Network (EAN), which is India’s first female-led Angel network enabling more women to Angel invest in female-led start-ups.


She brings over twelve years of experience across sectors in strategy, marketing, business development
and operations, content creation, and tech implementation.

 

Visit Deeksha’s LinkedIn Profile

Avneet Kohli

Avneet Kohli is the Co-Founder of StartUp Network Encubay and a Vision Coach. From a stellar reputation in the media and entertainment industry to starting her entrepreneurial journey at a young age to overcoming entrepreneurial burnout, Avneet's diverse experiences led her into the world of startups. 
 
She specializes in helping founders and leaders achieve their life and business goals faster and achieve holistic satisfaction. 

Avneet leads the charge at Encubay, blending her brand strategy, marketing communications, and operational excellence to advance the mission of fostering diversity in entrepreneurship and investing.


Visit Avneet’s LinkedIn Profile

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OUR TEAM

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DEEKSHA AHUJA

Founder,
Encubay

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AVNEET KOHLI

Co-Founder, Encubay; Life and Business Vision Coach

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KARUNA KAMBLE

Operations Associate,
Encubay

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SIRAT

Senior Analyst,
Encubay

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SHRAWANI SABLE

Tech Director,
Encubay

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AKANKSHA SUREKA

Design Head,
Encubay

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ALEENA ZACHARIA

Junior Partner & Investment Analyst, Encubay

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PALAK WAGHANI

Content Manager,
Encubay

Our Impact in 2023

Encubay’s Milestones in 2023

ADVISORS

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ANISHA PATNAIK

Founder,
Lexstart

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RATNA MEHTA

CEO & Managing Partner, Fundalogical Ventures

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ANUJ KANWAR

Transaction Banking Head, Business Banking, HSBC

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NEIHARIKA RAJIV

Co-Founder, 
GI Ventures

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HEENA KHUSHALANI

Director EY,
India

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SUSHMA KAUSHIK

Founding Partner, 
108 Capital

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AMIT GROVER

Founder & CEO, Grover Impact Ventures

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NATHASHA AR KUMAR

Co-founder, Maloka | Founder, Vajor and Asort.com

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SEEMA HINGORANI

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

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SUDHIR SYAL

Founder & CEO,
Startify

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RAVI RAO

Founding Partner & CEO,
Turbo Start

OUR 
INITIATIVES

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Helping women upskill with the latest trends, tools, and technology across sector-focused programs and live events.

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An initiative that takes the pressure out of investor interactions and women ace their pitch, build relationships with investors over casual cocktails, canapes, and conversations.

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Monthly circles spread across 6 chapters in India and UAE where the most amazing women come together for an in-person experience of sharing, networking, and collaboration.

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A program led by industry experts to help women understand the nuances of fundraising and scaling their business.

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A quarterly initiative aimed at providing Investment assistance through live pitching demo days with exposure to Corporate venture arms and the Encubay Angel Network

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An exclusive platform for female founders to gain insights from accomplished entrepreneurs and access to the female founder ecosystem under one roof.

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A digital Live interview series where we shine the light on emerging, promising and inspiring women in business

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