POD is an investor-friendly platform, which levies no commission or hidden charges from investors.
The entire process is transparent as the investor can see and track the progress of the fundraising campaign in real-time.
POD lists only hand-picked startups that qualify for the minimum growth rate and minimum time spent in a competitive market criteria.
In order to safeguard the funds invested, we guarantee a full refund in case the fundraising campaign does not reach its goal.
POD's vision is to democratize fundraising in India and allow every investor to participate with an investment amount as low as ₹20,000.
If a startup doesn't reach its campaign goal, we refund the amount, allowing investors to back only the startups that have other investors as well. Thus, leading to a low-risk policy.
Sign up and create your profile by submitting your details on the platform.
Build your investor account adding more information, validating understanding of investments and signing the agreement.
Explore the best startups listed, shortlist the promising ones and finally, invest in a startup that aligns with your vision.
Receiving a Share Certificate is assured and easy. The Share Certificate will be released once the startup reaches its campaign goal.
1. How does POD facilitate fundraising?
POD connects promising startups with Angel investors, HNIs and VCs among others. The value-add POD brings is ensuring all startups are vetted by a world-class team. Once this clearance happens, the startups are allowed to make their business pitch to potential investors. And if the investors find potential in the startups, they can choose to invest in them in return for equity.
2. Who can be an investor on POD?
Any Indian citizen who is 21 years of age and above and has a significant understanding/knowledge of investment and its risk can be an investor on POD.
3. What is the minimum amount of investment one can start with?
4. How does the entire process of fundraising work on POD?
5. How much does POD charge for each Investment done through it?
As of now, POD levies no commission from investors on their investment made through the platform. The primary focus is to create a reliable and transparent ecosystem for startups to raise funds in India.
POD is owned by Crowdpouch Ventures Services Private Limited and reserves all rights to the assets, content, services, information, and products and graphics in the website but third party content. Crowdpouch does not solicit, advertise, market any of the users registered with POD, neither does it solicit investors by offering leagues/schemes/competitions etc. related to securities markets. POD hereby clarifies that it does not carry any resemblance to the stock exchange nor does it facilitate trading of securities nor does it act like a broker/agent/media for raising funds. Investment through POD does not carry rights of renunciation. Investors are cautioned that POD operates in an unregulated space hence, investment through POD is subject to investment risk. Investments in startups are highly illiquid.