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Pre-seed startups
Funded by Saama Capital and 3 Others DSG Consumer Partners
V Balakrishnan
Bharanidharan Viswanathan
20% Claimed
20% Complete
Medical Professionals
Funded by V Balakrishnan
22% Claimed
22% Complete
Research Scholars
Funded by DSG Consumer Partners and 1 Other Saama Capital
21% Claimed
21% Complete
Funded by V Balakrishnan and 1 Other Bharanidharan Viswanathan
59% Claimed
59% Complete
Policy organisations
Funded by V Balakrishnan
11% Claimed
11% Complete
Law Students
Funded by Anonymous
75% Claimed
75% Complete

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