Patna-based Karekeba Ventures is an incubator-cum-angel investment platform that aims to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem in smaller towns.
Karekeba Ventures was founded by Anubha Prasad, Kshitiz Anand and Kushagra Aniket in October 2020. The Patna-based venture focuses on grass-root level startups that have scalable product and service ideas to create investment-ready and employment-generating enterprises. It works as an enabler across three verticals - incubation, acceleration, and investment -- to empower home-grown enterprises in smaller towns, and also applies the lens of impact while curating them. Karekeba has also developed a platform where investors and startups can ‘match’ with each other. The accelerator has already built a cohort of about 30 startup mentors who are industry experts; experts from universities including IITs, MIT, Columbia, IIMs; and successful startup founders. Besides this, Karekeba has also curated about 20 startups across sectors, including edtech, healthcare, upskilling, and agritech.