VCCIRCLE - Mar 14 - Dating app Matchbox has been selected by Facebook for its early-stage startup mentorship programme FbStart. Founded in 2015, the Mumbai-based company connects people through similar tastes in music. It has ~250k songs from ~2k users to match them with each other. The startups selected under this programme receive ~$40k from Facebook and its 30 partners, including Amazon, UserTesting, Dropbox and MailChimp. Besides, they will get free access to 25 services, including open source tools like React Native, FB Login, Account Kit and App Analytics. Launched three years ago, FbStart gives companies the opportunity to test their product for 3-6 months. ~18 Indian startups have made it to the programme so far this year.
by Shruti Jain
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