Financing Start-Ups

Early Stage Funding
Government of Kerala provides early-stage seed funding support to emerging start-ups through Kerala Start-up Mission and Kerala State Industries Development Corporation.
Seed funding for start-ups began in 2006. At that time the process was not online and there were delays in the execution. Later in Sep 2015 Kerala Start-Up Mission launched its online portal and the applications are being received online. Since then, the frequency in executing the seed fund has increased.
Kerala Start-Up Mission is providing seed support to the start-ups in the ecosystem by a review mechanism. The start-ups in the Kerala Ecosystem has to register via website and the link is as follows given here.
The start-ups who are registered in the website can directly send the requirement of seed fund to The application will be verified in the portal on the credibility of particular start-up and then they will be taken to the expert panel, which does a review before releasing the seed fund. There is monthly review meeting for releasing the seed fund to the start-ups.
The list of start-ups who have availed seed fund in the FY 2016-17 are given here.
The list of fund disbursed by Kerala State Industries Development Corporation (KSIDC) is also given here.
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