BSE launches ‘BSE Startups’, a new platform for entrepreneurs to list their startups

Signs MoU with two venture capital firms- Cornerstone Ventures Investment Advisers LLP and Venture Catalysts Private Limited

Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 24-12-2018 13:40:00 IST

In its endeavour to enhance the startup environment, BSE, Asia’s oldest exchange and now world’s fastest exchange with the speed of 6 microseconds has launched ‘BSE Startups’ on December 22, 2018. As part of the launch, the leading bourse has signed an agreement with Cornerstone Ventures Investment Advisers LLP and Venture Catalysts Private Limited.

The strategic collaboration with the two firms will enable BSE to further incentivise the startup firms in sectors like IT, ITeS, biotechnology and life sciences, 3D printing, space technology and e-commerce. The platform will also help in listing of firms from hi-tech defence, drones, nano technologies, artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, e- gaming, robotics, genetic engineering, amongst other sectors.

Commenting on the launch of BSE Startups, Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE, said, “BSE is the origin of capitalism in India. BSE has helped India create wealth of more than USD 2 trillion. In future, young hi-tech entrepreneurs will require less capital but will be able to create tremendous wealth. Indian youngsters need to get involved in creating more startups and raise funds from other Indians using BSE Startups platform. Thousands of young hi-tech companies should come and raise funds from discerning investors on this platform helping immense wealth creation for entrepreneurs, investors and the country as well as creating millions of jobs. The future belongs to startups and BSE Startups segment.”

Subhash Desai, Minister of Industries & Mining, Government of Maharashtra was the chief guest at the event. Harish Mehta, Founding President of Tie Up Mumbai & Executive Chairman of Onward Technologies Ltd, Atul Nishar, President of TIE Mumbai, Founder and Chairman of Hexaware Technologies Ltd, Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE and Ajay Thakur, Head- BSE SME were the guest of honours at the event.

About BSE

BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) established in 1875, is Asia’s first & now the world’s fastest Stock Exchange with a speed of 6 microseconds. BSE is India’s leading exchange group and has played a prominent role in developing the Indian capital market. BSE is a corporatized and demutualised entity, with a broad shareholder base that includes the leading global exchange- Deutsche Bourse, as a strategic partner. BSE provides an efficient and transparent market for trading in equity, debt instruments, equity derivatives, currency derivatives, interest rate derivatives, mutual funds and stock lending and borrowing.

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