catapooolt

Inspiring infinite dreams

Inspiring infinite possibilities

Inspiring the future

About catapooolt

We are a collaborative platform for those who not only believe in the power of ideas but also want to be part of the change they wish to see happen. Whether it's your project or someone else's you support, we will bring together communities, latest tools and resources to enable what every idea needs to be successful - Funds and Engagement. Welcome to the future of funding!

Unlike any other, at Catapooolt we will empower, embrace and engage with you right through the journey… so together we build a new world of hope and one of infinite possibilities.

  • Create: For those of you who want your dreams catapooolted, there's no better time than now & here!
  • Contribute: Your contribution will go a lot way in helping dreams come true. Check out the projects!
  • Celebrate: Share Catapooolt projects and join us in showing your support for our celebration of ideas!

What kind of projects ideas can Catapooolt help you with? Project ideas can include making a film, music album, writing a book, organizing an event, validating your new startup’s offering, developing and pre-selling a product, designing a social innovation or simply anything that can change the world for the better with the help of communities and crowdfunding. Along with Crowdfunding, we also support Crowdsourcing of talent and resources as well as Hybrid Funding - for those with bigger funding needs.

Get in touch to know more about:

  • Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing & Hybrid Funding
  • What makes Catapooolt the world's most rewarding platform?
  • How being community-driven helps enhance your project reach?
  • How to shoot effective videos for your crowdfunding campaign?
  • Find out ways to showcase your campaign 'offline'
  • How to engage with potential influencers for your project?
  • How to plan and systematically reach your funding target?
  • What does it take to keep your supporters delighted?

Our Investors

Venture Nursery

Founded by Ravi Kiran (ex-Asia Pacific Head, Starcom Mediavest Group and co-founder and Managing Partner of Friends of Ambition) and Shravan Shroff (Founder and former MD, Fame Cinemas Ltd) – Venture Nursery, since its formation in 2012, have helped more than 20 start-ups through its unique acceleration pedagogy and is the foundation behind several success stories including Oravel, KLIP and many more.

ah! Ventures

Founded by senior techpreneurs and financial advisor team of Harshad Lahoti and Abhijeet Kumar, ah! Ventures is a growth catalyst and today comprises of more than 250 leading angel investors – who invest and support upcoming start-ups.

Calcutta Angels

A leading angel group, originating from Kolkatta and playing a significant role in development of start-ups

Meet the team

Satish Kataria Managing Director

With more than 13 years of fund management experience and having worked in India's first SEBI registered Film Venture Capital Fund, Satish knows a thing or two about film funding. On a side note he is also one of the pioneers of crowd funding in India. Unofficially he is known as the "Funds guy" in the team.

Robin Gupta Associate Director

He is a serial entrepreneur with a career spanning over 7 years in Ecommerce, Retail, Media, Online Gaming, platforms and Startups consulting. A fashion graduate from India’s premier institute NIFT, Mumbai, he has vast experience in Internet industry and also running a nonprofit cofounder search platform as www.cofounder.in. He deeply understand the challenges and what all it takes to build a sustainable company right from an idea. Apart from working as a key resource in India’s coolest brand “Happily Unmarried” and a pioneer gaming company “Innopark”, he is again on a mission of creating an organization with catapooolt.

Rasika Pote Market Evangelist

Advisors

Catapooolt is supported by strong Domain Leaders – who would be happy to render their support to various projects under specific domains. So whenever you need to reach out to them, just mail us at idream@catapooolt.com and we will help to take your message across.

Movies and Audio Visual Media

Amit Tripathi

Over 16 years experience with a success record in strategic planning, project management and aggressive business development in startup and high growth environments, coupled with identification of key growth areas and setting up a professional team, with the right skill set and attitude for the business.

Founder Managing Director of WebPercept, a JV with Percept Advertising. Amit subsequently acquired WebPercept and rebranded the company as IdeateLabs. IdeateLabs today is one of the leading Digital Marketing Companies with more than 75 clients and over 85 professionals working to create solutions across the Digital realm.

Shiladitya Bora, 31, heads the PVR Director's Rare and has been the man responsible for independent offbeat cinema now successfully making it to mainstream Indian theatre near you. He's been one of the revered crusaders of Indian independent cinema and currently also producing The Film 'X' – which is a novel experiment in Indian cinema and is a film comprising of 10 directors shooting 10 different parts with a common base.

Shiladitya Bora
Rajiv Indimath

International market entry, M&A strategy & execution, new venture creation & crank-up, business planning, product commercialization, early & pre-revenue investing, business development execution, growth investing.

Exposure to Brazil, US, EU & India geographies across automotive components, hospitality real estate & revenue management, specialty chemicals & adhesives, financial services, information technology, out-sourcing & off-shoring, bio-energy & environmental sciences, power, light manufacturing.

Worked intimately on a cross cultural team of Brazilians, Germans, Japanese, Turkish, Dutch, Indians, Italians and Americans

A rising speaker on entrepreneurship; panelist and case author on business strategy & global markets at events of leading technical and business schools.

Javed is a serial entrepreneur and currently is CEO with Reward Port – which is India’s largest loyalty and rewards management platform, currently catering to more than 400 leading corporates.

Javed Akkhtar
Vishal Singhal

A passionate Business Technologist, Vishal holds an MBA from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He has previously worked as a Sr.Business Analyst, Strategy Consulting at Blast Radius, A WPP company and a Sr. Strategy Business Analyst (Product Management) at me-Interactive Research Associate at Sears Canada. He was a Software Engineer at Infosys Technologies Ltd., Pentasoft Technologies and Chemtex House. Leaving the routine job he has founded ArtZolo. ArtZolo is an online platform (marketplace) built to bridge the disparity that exists between the offline and online spaces in the art system, i.e.to increase accessibility & authenticity of artworks/artists.

Elise has been working in the art world since 2003. An art historian by training, she started her career in New York at MoMA P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. She has been based in Mumbai for the past five years, and in 2011 she founded art agency Asia Art Projects.

Last year she co-curated the "[En]counters" public art initiative, and co-founded the first "Focus Photography Festival". Her company publishes the Mumbai Art Map with leading online city guide Mumbai Boss, runs a job website indianartjobs.com, and acts as a visual arts consultant for the British Council India.

She is committed to building and developing sustainable arts infrastructure in the country, and participates regularly in conferences and talks on the topic. Elise was recently awarded a Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business, acknowledging the significant impact of AAP's work in the field of the arts in Asia. www.asiaartprojects.com

Elise Foster Vander Elst
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