Startup Buddy- India’s leading one-stop solution provider for startups


Startup Buddy is all about giving shape and support to young entrepreneurs and their ideas towards the right direction. Launched in April 2015, Startup Buddy has come to acquire an impressive clientele of over 200 banners within such a short span of time.

Startup Buddy has emerged as one of the leading one-stop solution providers for startups with a team of professionals providing a wide range of services. Its services enable entrepreneurs to focus on their businesses while ensuring entire compliance from back-end.

By partnering with Startup Buddy, Startups’ founders can focus on the core business and can be assured about support functions of the business. It aims at keeping startups ready for due diligence at all point of time.

Introducing the Founding Team

Amit Singal, Co-Founder & CEO of Startup Buddy Services Pvt Ltd. is Chartered Accountant & DISA with 14+ years of work experience across various industries as consultant.

With an extensive knowledge and experience across the field of funds administration, accounting, investor reporting, strategic planning, and budgeting, forecasting, treasury, implementation of business systems, processes and controls, Amit used his skills to build a solid foundation for young entrepreneurs.

With a strong analytical and business foundation, collaborating work with different business heads across countries and general management responsibilities have geared him as well as a future business leader and a strong team player. According to Amit, his greatest strengths is his ability to develop a vision, a clear strategy and align people towards it.

Manish Aggarwal, Co-founder of Startup Buddy is Chartered Accountant, with 20+ years of experience across various industries.

Startup Buddy has a team of around 45 experienced professionals. Key person’s details are available here.

The team at Startup Buddy

The Genesis

India has become the third largest country for startup ecosystem, but the number goes down if we talk about the successful ones. There are more than 10,000 startup ideas coming every day in India out of which more than 2,000 to 3,000 fail due to several reasons. Amit has observed that there are a common set of reasons that startups struggle and fail, and the consistent set of factors that make startup companies successful.

“I keep meeting young entrepreneurs on the regular basis and while performing this act I discovered the fact very closely that these entrepreneurs faces a lot of trouble at the beginning of their journey. Structuring a business, naming it, getting it registered, necessary permits and licenses, company bank accounts, copy writes, and trademarks etc. are some basic legal aspects which one goes through while one is in the process of starting his/her own venture. To solve these little problems, I decided to create a pool of different fields at one place in order to give support to entrepreneurs at the same time,” explains Amit Singal, Co-Founder & CEO of Startup Buddy.

Startup Buddy work towards solving all the queries which are important for the functioning of a startup- everything, from registration to funding.

Apart from offering Accounting, Taxation, Secretarial Compliance, Reporting, Legal Know-How, Project Advisory, Capital Advisory, Investment Banking Services, PR management, Social Media Management, etc. Startup Buddy also supports the enthusiastic startups with mentorship through its mentor networks in India & abroad.

“The domain or market of the industry of startups is huge and our motto is to help them grow. As they grow we grow,” says Amit.

 

Stepping ahead

Quality of service is the key in consulting business. So, the team at Startup Buddy is more focussed on quality and ensures to add more support functions on a regular basis in order to support startups at each phase of their journey. Latest example is that they have added Celebrity Endorsement Services and Movie/ TV Serial Integration Services at very reasonable cost.

Motivation

On asking about what keeps him going, Amit says, “Meeting young energetic entrepreneurs and keep solving different type of startups puzzles excite me a lot. Every startup is unique, and that problem is also unique which they expect my team to take care of. Looking at successful startups in the journey gives me new energy.”

Moving forward

Startup Buddy was started with aim to serve 1,000+ startups over 5 years and we are moving towards that direction. The aim is to become one stop solution provider for entrepreneurs so that the Setup period can be reduced by having all professionals from different domain at one place.

The journey so far

Amit says, “It has been a wonderful journey so far. Earlier, startups were not serious about compliance but there is 360° change. Every investor is very serious that the company in which he is investing is compliant in all respect.” “However, now government is coming up with awareness programs while emphasizing on the compliance and important of IPR like Trademark, Patents, Copyright etc. as these are the real assets of the startups and need to be secured.”

Future plans

  • To help 1.000+ startups across India in growth and to become leading one stop solution for South East Asia.
  • To create a community where startups founders will help each other grow.

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