Which browsers support the YNOS platform?
Our website supports most popular browsers including Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari. Ensure you
are using the current version of the browser to avoid any distortion in display and smooth
functioning of the website. Please turn off your proxy settings and disable the pop-up blocker
for an uninterrupted session.
Where do I Sign-up for an account on the website?
Thank you for your interest in joining the YNOS platform! Visit the Sign-up
page to register.
Can I update my startup details after submission?
There are limitations to modifying certain critical information on your startup once the
details are submitted. So please ensure you provide accurate information while completing the
My Details section. The Completeness and accuracy of your startup information would help
our algorithms in providing you with a customized dashboard best suited to your requirements.
However, non-critical details can be updated during the subscription renewal period.
I am totally new to this website. How does the whole process work?
YNOS Venture Engine is a technology platform that helps early stage entrepreneurs to identify
potential investors, estimate valuation, understand the startup landscape, avail funding, get
mentorship and become investment ready. The objective of the venture is to enhance the success
of startups while creating a strong impact on the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The various
products leverage technology such as advanced data science techniques and market analytics to
provide customized insights and recommendations to the entrepreneurs. Please visit our Products
for more details
Are there specific geographies that YNOS caters to?
Our technology platform and offline products have been designed to cater to specific needs of
early stage entrepreneurs and startups across India.
Do you offer a trial period?
No, we do not have a trial offer for our services. Since our services are moderately priced, we
strongly encourage you to enroll in our subscription. Unsubscribed registered users have only
limited access to the content.
Does YNOS platform have any age restriction to create an account?
Yes, Users should be 18 years of age or above to create an account with YNOS website.
Is it necessary to have a completed business plan prior to sign-up?
No, it is not necessary to have a completed business plan to sign-up with YNOS. If you are a
startup or an entrepreneur looking for help to develop your business plan, YNOS platform is
Would a one-person company be eligible to avail benefits under YNOS?
Yes, our offers are open and useful to all entrepreneurs and early-stage startups regardless of
the size of the company.
How can the products of YNOS help students?
The YNOS products are open to all students. It helps them understand the startup landscape
hands on using visuals. Students can avail a special discount offered on our products making it
more affordable to them.
What do I do if I forgot my password?
Please go to Login
click on Forgot
Provide your email address to receive a link to change your password.
I have multiple startups. Do I need to create additional profiles on YNOS?
We recommend that you create additional profiles on YNOS using different email ids to access an
accurate and personalized dashboard.
Do you cater only to certain sectors or areas of startups?
Our platform is sector agnostic and caters to the requirements of all startups regardless of
the sector or area they belong to. Our recommendations would be more suitable for entrepreneurs
who have or intend to have their startups in India. Our goal is to soon provide solutions
Where can I read YNOS’ blog posts?
Please click on Perspectives Menu Option to read our blog posts on Trust and Grow
Where can I find videos and blog posts of the webinars?
Please click on the
. menu to
access details of our past and upcoming webinars. You can also find all our webinar videos
posted to our YouTube channel
. You can also find the blog posts of our webinars on
Trust and Grow
How long is the subscription valid for?
The paid subscription is valid for a period of one year. To continue full access to all the
products, renewal of subscription is required.
How do I complete the subscription process?
Visit the Sign-up
register to our YNOS platform. Upon completing the registration process, please fill the details
of your startup in the My details
section, available under your profile icon. To get
full access to all products,
, select the best
package and Go for it!
What does YNOS expect from the registered users?
We do not 'expect' anything from the users except for complete and accurate information of their
startup details. This helps us to help you better!
What is the refund policy?
YNOS has a strict no refund policy except under exceptional circumstances such as failure of
payment gateway, or other force majeure events.
Do you have subscription plan for less than a year?
We currently offer only an annual subscription plan for our products.
What happens after the subscription gets over and is not renewed?
Once the subscription has expired, you will no longer be able to access our premium products. We
encourage you to renew your subscription to avail frequent and relevant updates.
Products and Offerings
Is there a product guide about the features of the platform?
Yes, please go through our Products
pages for an exhaustive list of features and details of our platform.
I've subscribed but I am unable to access Angels, Verve and Insight. What do I do?
Angels, Verve and Insight will require you to complete your startup details. You can do so by
clicking on your profile icon in the top-right corner and selecting the My Details option.
Please contact us if you are still unable to access the products and we'd be very happy to help
How does YNOS help startups find investors?
YNOS helps find the appropriate investors using a path-breaking algorithm developed from more
than 10 years of research on the Indian Venture Industry.
Does YNOS provide direct funding?
The proprietary product, Angels
, uses advanced data-science, market analytics and machine learning to identify appropriate investors. YNOS also conducts flash pitch sessions in partnership with renowed funding organisations in which entrepreneurs can participate.
How do I find out how much my business is worth?
Our product, Verve
learning and analytical tools to help you quickly estimate the
valuation of your venture. This product helps you become aware of the ground realities on
valuations provided by investors, thereby enabling you approach the valuation negotiations with
As a startup, how can I assess competition?
Studying the startup landscape from scratch to assess competition can be both time consuming
and exhaustive. In our Insight
provide you a customized dashboard with listing of
competing startups to help you better understand your competition. This can also be used to
identify potential business opportunities and collaborations.
How does the Startups product work?
Startups is an intelligent technology platform to scan the startup landscape and discover
startups. Using the search methods and filters that are directly relevant to different
stakeholders in the startup ecosystem including investors and analysts, scanning the startup
landscape has never been so simpler and exciting.
How reliable is the data based on which the recommendations are given?
YNOS partners with Venture Intelligence, the industry leading platform for most of the data
requirements. This ensures that the recommendations are based on reliable data that has been
What resources and assistance are provided at YNOS?
We act as a springboard for startups by offering products to ensure their success. For a better
understanding of what we got to offer, please visit our Products
page. Also join the YNOS
on Discord to you to build your network with other entrepreneurs and
Which books or articles about entrepreneurship should I read?
Our thought leadership
contains a comprehensive set of reports and articles authored by
members of the YNOS team, to help you better understand the startup landscape. The articles and
reports can give you an in-depth understanding of your venture. We also recommend that you
follow the YNOS blog Trust &
to hear from the experts.
What can I do to get the right venture capitalist for my venture?
With YNOS by your side you are not alone in this journey. We can help you find the right
investors for your startup. On completion of the startup details, our Angels
shortlist and presents you with appropriate potential investors.
What kind of support can YNOS provide to help launch my venture?
The YNOS platform specializes in helping small-scale startups and entrepreneurs. We provide
customized information for the venture to help navigate through the startup landscape.
Where can I find help for my startup?
Look no further! YNOS Venture Engine platform is the one stop solution for vexatious
entrepreneurial problems. We can help boost your startup to success. You can message us at
+91-7358431831 and we will be happy to get you started.
How can we get funding for our startup?
We can help you find the right investors for your venture through our Angels
product. You can also participate in flash pitch sessions hosted by YNOS in partnership with renowed investment firms.
We have already been working on our startup for a while. Is YNOS Venture Engine appropriate for
Definitely, YNOS provides guidance for your in-depth understanding of the startup landscape in
India. This would help in competition analysis and help you in the long run even if you already
have been working on your idea. It never hurts to get more understanding of your startup
We have already raised some funding. Will we still find your products useful?
Funding is not the sole aspect that YNOS looks to help you with. You will find YNOS useful
because we not only find potential investors but also help validate your business plan through
I have a great idea for a startup, but I am not tech savvy. What do I do?
You need not worry. YNOS can help put you in touch with professionals who will look over your
business plan and validate the same. You can also attend our high impact programs on fund
raising specific to your venture. This assistance will help you have more clarity on your idea.
To know more visit our Products
We are looking for advice and guidance for our startup. How can you help?
We offer multiple products that could help you in this respect. We help you engage with top
notch advisors and subject matter experts to strengthen your investment pitch and value
proposition. Our products can help you make informed choices. To know more about what we offer,
please do visit our Products
I am looking to start my own venture. Where do I start?
Of course, YNOS is the answer but don't take our word for it, our testimonials will speak for
us! YNOS was started to specifically help small-scale startups and entrepreneurs. Our products
are particularly useful for startups that are just starting out and looking to understand the
I need a professional to review my startup idea. Can you help?
Our proprietary tool, Consult
, enables you to
engage with top notch advisors to make your
venture investment ready. On the other hand, if you would like inputs or second opinion from
subject matter experts, you can make use of Delphi
discussions with the experts will
help sharpen your business strategy, operations and services while also getting you a potential
referral for investors.
I have an idea and I think it might result in a startup soon. What are the steps I should be
We recommend that you use our products to guide you through the startup landscape. Our data is
collated from more than a decade of research on the venture capital industry in India. Our
services are particularly for early stage startups which require assistance.
What are your recommended steps to get funded?
We believe that a good business plan and an impressive investment pitch are necessary to find the right investors and thereby get funded. Our services are focused on providing assistance on these aspects. We have a team of professionals on board who can validate your business plans and strengthen your investment pitch and value proposition. You can also participate in flash pitch sessions hosted by YNOS in partnership with renowed investment firms.
How can I tell if my idea is good?
To the amateur eye, many ideas look tempting and even promising. This is why we have a panel of
experts to validate your business plan and hold intensive discussions that enable a deep dive on
I am looking to find help with technical aspects for my startup. Can you help?
You can visit our Delphi
product to get
experts to guide you on the technical aspects of your venture.
As a startup founder, what are the biggest challenges I can expect?
A startup founder faces many challenges including managing finances, understanding competition,
selecting the right investors, getting the right valuation and last but not the least failure in
execution. We understand the issues faced by the entrepreneur and our main focus is to tackle
these entrepreneurial pain points! Our products are aimed at solving some of these issues for
Why do I need a business plan?
You need a clear business plan to define your objectives and strategize to work on the goals you
wish to achieve as a company. A clear business plan is also necessary while pitching to a
potential investor. Investors don't play dice, and clear, concise information from your end
could convince them to invest in your idea. We at YNOS know how critical pitching an idea is,
which is why our products help to perfect your business plan and nail investment pitches. If you
need help in crafting the perfect business plan, you can visit our Consult
product and find
best expert for you.
How does IP Engine work?
Our IP Engine product is the one stop shop for all IP. It is not necessary to visit the
different websites of individual institutions and inventors. The product helps to quickly
identify related IP across institutions in no time. The intelligent semantic search feature
helps to identify the relevant IP even if the exact keywords are not known.
How can I register my IP on your platform?
Please use the Register your IP
option under the IP Engine product page. In order to register,
please make sure you are logged-in to your account.
I need custom data sets. Can you help me?
YNOS has created a unique data repository on the Indian startup and venture ecosystem. This
data repository forms the backbone of YNOS. We would be happy to extract from our repository
relevant data for your non-commercial use such as research, analytics, and decision making. To
assess whether we can meet your requirements, feel free to discuss your needs with our team.
What do I get out of YNOS?
YNOS helps startup founders to navigate the terrain in the early stages of their venture
lifecycle. The technology platform and offline products have been designed to cater to specific
needs of early stage entrepreneurs. The YNOS platform helps to understand the startup
landscape, estimate the valuation, identify the apt-investors, avail funding and obtain
top-notch expert consultation, all in one place. Starting with information about the competitive
landscape, the various online and offline products help the startup founders to become more
investment ready. Signing up as a subscriber gives you access to several exciting tools and
products. Come join the YNOS community!
How frequently is your data updated?
We ensure our data is current to give you the best customized dashboard. We currently run
monthly data updates on our website.
When was YNOS Venture Engine founded?
YNOS Venture Engine was founded in 2017 by Prof. Thillai Rajan and likeminded industry
professionals and further incubated at the IITM Incubation Cell to cater to the needs of early
stage entrepreneurs and startups.
Where is YNOS Venture Engine office located?
YNOS Venture Engine is located in E1-08, Block E, IIT Madras Research Park, Kanagam Road, Taramani, Chennai 600113, India
What are the benefits of YNOS, and how does a startup qualify for the products?
YNOS Venture Engine has many benefits for the early stage startups and entrepreneurs. Startups
of any size can find our website extremely useful.
What are the advantages of YNOS?
YNOS Venture Engine is a one of a kind venture for startups. The products help small-scale
startups and entrepreneurs to navigate through the startup landscape in India. This platform
is a pit stop to help gear up for success.
How different is YNOS from other ventures?
The YNOS platform is different from other startups because it is a startup for startups. YNOS
helps aspiring startups and entrepreneurs to help them springboard to success. We believe that
you should focus on product development rather than waste valuable time trying to identify
investors or understand the competitive landscape.
What are the rules of your website?
Regarding taxes, costs and regulations, what should I be aware of before I join the platform?
Is the platform only to fundraise?
We help with finding the right investors, helping in understanding the startup landscape,
estimating the valuation of the venture as well as enabling meetings with top-notch advisors to
make your venture investment ready. We also provide funding opportunities to raise quick and
hassle-free investment for your venture. This saves a lot of valuable time for the startup
founders and helps them to focus on their business.