top of page

Nikhil Kamath Launches Game-Changing WTFund for Young Entrepreneurs

From Idea to Impact, WTFund Empowers Youth with Funding and Mentorship

17 April 2024

|

Kunal Tyagi

India produced 3X more unicorns than China in 2022.png
  • WTFund: Grant-based initiative by Nikhil Kamath for entrepreneurs aged 25 and under.

  • Rs 20 lakh grant: Retain full equity in ventures while receiving mentorship and support.

  • Applications open: Selecting 40 young founders for transformative funding and guidance.

In a move set to redefine entrepreneurial support, Zerodha cofounder Nikhil Kamath has launched a groundbreaking initiative—the WTFund, aimed exclusively at entrepreneurs aged 25 and under. This sector-agnostic fund, offering a substantial grant of Rs 20 lakh, seeks to empower young founders by allowing them to retain full equity in their ventures. Beyond financial aid, WTFund provides a holistic support system encompassing mentorship, go-to-market strategies, beta testing, talent acquisition programs, and more.


Kamath underscores the significance of youth in entrepreneurship, noting that they often drive significant impact. He emphasizes cultivating a risk-embracing culture through comprehensive support. The WTFund reflects this vision, nurturing young entrepreneurs with tools necessary to succeed.


The fund's launch aligns with a broader trend of influential founders transitioning into investors, signaling a shift towards supporting domestic funds. Notable figures like Mithun Sacheti and Binny Bansal are among those backing similar initiatives, highlighting a growing ecosystem fostering entrepreneurship.


Apply to Xartup Fellowship Program

Get ₹1.5 Crore Technical Funding

Applications for WTFund opened on April 15, aiming to support 40 visionary young founders. These candidates will undergo a rigorous screening process, receiving continuous support until securing institutional funding. The fund's approach promises transformative impact, enabling promising entrepreneurs to thrive independently.


The WTFund emerges as part of Kamath's expansive 'WTF is' podcast series, featuring industry discussions on investment and business topics. It epitomizes a forward-looking strategy to empower the next generation of disruptors.


In essence, WTFund represents a pioneering model in entrepreneur support, offering a rare blend of financial backing and comprehensive guidance. As the entrepreneurial landscape evolves, initiatives like this serve as catalysts for innovation, paving the way for bold ideas to flourish independently.


Thanks for subscribing!

Startup news delivered to your mail

Recommended for you
Budget 2023: Did it Live up to the Startup Ecosystem's Hopes?
Budget 2023: Did it Live up to the Startup Ecosystem's Hopes?
sqs_edited_edited.png
From Singapore to India, Pine Labs' Strategic Relocation Approved
From Singapore to India, Pine Labs' Strategic Relocation Approved
sqs_edited_edited.png
Mid-Sized IT Companies Gain Ground as TCS and Infosys Struggle
Mid-Sized IT Companies Gain Ground as TCS and Infosys Struggle
sqs_edited_edited.png
bottom of page