OCTOBER 27, 2021

Funding SaaS & Cybersecurity Startups 

During the pandemic, aggressive digital adoption across companies has led to explosive growth in the SaaS and Cybersecurity sectors. Virtually unheard of a decade back, today, there are 8,000+ SaaS and Cybersecurity startups in India generating $1 Mn+ ARR. By 2025, India is set to fulfill 19% of the global SaaS demand which is expected to rise to $400 Bn. 

Capital Connexion, a joint initiative of FundEnable, Zone Startups India, and HSBC India, will identify 25 early-stage SaaS and Cybersecurity startups, assist them in tackling specific challenges through qualified mentoring assistance, and fast-track their growth by providing them access to capital.


The Startups We Are Looking For...

We definitely want to meet you, if you are a startup that:

is in the SaaS or Cybersecurity sector

has an innovative technology offering



We will evaluate all startups based on team, value proposition, market size, proof of concept, traction, and entry barriers. Our evaluation team will request e-meetings to know more about your startup as a part of the selection process. Our final cohort will comprise of only 25 startups. 

Capital Connexion Timeline 

Plan your applications accordingly! Note that only 25 startups will be selected in the final cohort. 

 October 27, 2021

Pitch To Relevant Investors

25 Startups | 10 VCs | 1-on-1 Meetings


10 AM to 10:10 AM

Opening Address

10:10 AM to 10:30 AM

Reverse Pitch

10:35 AM to 1:45 PM

Investor-Founder Speed Dates (20 minutes per meeting)

1:45 PM to 2:00 PM

Consolidating Investor Feedback & Closing Address

Capital Connexion Benefits

Entrepreneurial Development & Insights

  • Receive personalized 1-on-1 mentoring support 
  • Leverage our community of 20+ incubators
  • Engage with our tribe of 1,500+ entrepreneurs

Investor Acess & 1-on-1 Pitching Sessions

  • Refine your business plan & prepare to pitch
  • Pitch to 10 relevant venture capital funds
  • Get investment banking assistance for deal closure

Marketing & Visibility for Your Startup

  • Meet industry experts & thought leaders
  • Leverage our online & ecosystem audience
  • Chance to be covered by leading media houses

Investor Partners.


  • Kindly submit your application online by 11:59 PM on October 10, 2021.
  • We do encourage you to apply, however, we are keen on early traction/revenue generating startups for this cohort.
  • All selected startups will get the opportunity to pitch 1-on-1 to a minimum of 10 venture capital funds. Every pitching session will be restricted to 15 minutes – 10 minutes of pitch followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. We will provide you with a template for the pitch, share feedback, and facilitate further conversation basis the feedback.
  • No, there are no registration charges. However, for the investment banking assistance on deal closure, we will charge a success fee basis investment amount and scope of work.
  • Absolutely! We will assist you in finding valuation, structuring the deal, along with the legal and compliance aspects of the transaction.
  • This program targets to assist early-stage startups looking to raise their seed to series A round.