AI, B2B dominate startup shortlist for Microsoft Accelerator’s 10th batch

Microsoft-Accelerator-Summer-Cohort-2017_feArtificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and business-to-business (B2B) are the dominant themes in the final shortlist to Microsoft’s tenth accelerator batch, with all the 14 startups selected for the programme having at least one of these elements as their product offerings. The startups were chosen on the basis of three parameters: how deep the technology […]

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AI to be major focus for data science, business intelligence in firms: PwC report

For-Budget-2017-IT-Sector-Story_ThinkstockPhotosArtificial intelligence will be available for mass adoption in the domains of data science (9.6%) and business intelligence (7.8%) in industries and organisations, a report by consulting firm PwC has stated. The report, titled ‘Artificial Intelligence and Robotics – 2017: Leveraging artificial intelligence and robotics for sustainable growth’, analysed the areas in public and private […]

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Zone Startups launches second cohort of accelerator programme

people-woman-coffee-meeting_feMumbai-based technology startup accelerator Zone Startups India has launched the second cohort of its empoWer programme aimed at women entrepreneurs in technology businesses, it said in a statement. Launched in April last year, empoWer is backed by the Department of Science and Technology; GIZ, a German firm that supports initiatives for sustainable development; Vodafone India; […]

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How two women vaulted over stereotypes to launch a game changer for investors

Monel Amin and Hansi MehrotraFor all the progress women have made, they remain a rarity in the finance world, partly because of the impression that they are second-best when it comes to crunching numbers, analysing data and understanding the fine nuances that, oftentimes, make all the difference. Women starting up in the finance world is even more rare, for […]

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Six startups that make life easier for women

For-Enterpreneur-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-4912451372Finding a job after a prolonged professional gap or locating a hygienic toilet in a crowded market can be a daunting task for women. However, a lot of startups are coming up with innovative and tech-enabled solutions to address these challenges and many more. These startups aim to tap into a market opportunity by trying […]

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Exclusive: Flipkart’s Ashish Gupta joins Silicon Valley startup as India engineering head

Ashish-GuptaFormer vice president of engineering at Flipkart Ashish Gupta, who quit the Indian e-commerce major in February this year, has joined the Indian arm of US-based cloud enterprise storage startup Rubrik Inc as vice president of engineering. Gupta, who confirmed the development to VCCircle over a telephonic conversation, said that he would be leading the […]

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Meet five women entrepreneurs who overcame the odds

For-Enterpreneur-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-4912451372Taking up entrepreneurship is not easy but it is no longer alien to women in India. Many women have made a mark in the startup ecosystem and have shown what it takes to live their dream. Be it in e-commerce, fashion or digital payments, these women are scripting a success story despite social and cultural […]

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Cybersecurity startup Data Resolve raises $1 mn from IDFC-Parampara fund

Data ResolveNoida-based Data Resolve Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs cybersecurity and cyber intelligence startup Data Resolve, has raised over $1 million from IDFC Parampara Early Stage Opportunities Fund, said a company statement. The company will use the funds to expand its sales and tech teams, expand across India and the Middle East, and launch products, said […]

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Fashion discovery platform SummerLabel raises seed funding

SummerLabelGurgaon-based fashion and lifestyle discovery platform SummerLabel has raised Rs 1 crore ($150,000) in seed funding from a clutch of high net worth individuals, the company said in a press statement. Aneesh Seth, director at web development firm 23bytes, and Tushar Mittal, founder of design studio FiveWaters, were among the investors who participated in this […]

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Cloud telephony firm Knowlarity hires former OYO Rooms exec as CTO

Ajay-ShrivastavaCloud telephony firm Knowlarity has appointed former OYO Rooms executive Ajay Shrivastava as its chief technology officer, a statement issued by the company stated. In his previous role, Shrivastava led the technology vertical at the budget accommodation aggregator. He has also previously worked at Slideshare at LinkedIn, Intel, Adobe, Microsoft, and others. He is an […]

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