Notice No.   20180621-17   Notice Date   21 Jun 2018
Category   Others   Segment   SME
Subject   New Platform to list “Startup” at BSE SME Segment


Trading Members and participants are hereby informed that BSE SME segment has emerged as preferred platform for SME in India with highest number of listed companies.

In order to provide further incentive to the companies which are “Startups” in the sector of IT, ITES, Bio-technology and Life Science etc., the Exchange is pleased to announce that “BSE Startup Platform” is enabled on BSE SME Segment.  


This platform will facilitate the listing of companies in the sector of IT, ITES, Bio-technology and Life Science, 3D Printing, Space technology, E-Commerce, Hi- Tech Defense, Drones, Nano Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Big data, Enhance/Virtual Reality, E-gaming, Exoskeleton, Robotics, Holographic Technology, Genetic Engineering, Variable Computers Inside body computer technology and any other Hi-tech based company.


The criteria for listing on “BSE Startup Platform” is as follows:

1.       The pre issue paid up Equity share Capital of the company should be minimum of Rs. 1 crore.

2.       The company should be in existence for a minimum period of 3 years on the date of filing the draft prospectus with BSE

3.       There should preferably have investment by QIB investors (as defined under SEBI ICDR Regulations, 2009) / Angel Investors for a minimum period of 2 years at the time of filing of draft prospectus with BSE and such aggregate investment should be at least Rs. 1 crore

4.       The company should have positive net-worth

5.       The Company should not have been referred to National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

6.       There should be no winding up petition against the company that has been accepted by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)


The companies listing on BSE Startup Platform with the above mentioned criteria will follow all the other conditions applicable for listing of SME Companies under Chapter XB of “SEBI (ICDR) Regulations, 2009”, relating to disclosures, migration to main Board, etc.

In case of any further clarification you may contact the following Officers:

Name of the Officer

Contact No.

Email Id

 Anuj Thakur


 Mukesh Shah





Bhushan Mokashi

Additional General Manager

June 21, 2018