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Five Indian chatbots that are changing the game

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | More »

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Chatting robots or chatbots are slowly but steadily entering our lives. From booking flights or bus tickets to getting the most appropriate insurance plan, chatbots are changing the game of getting things done by simply using a messaging app. A host of ventures are emerging to help make life easier ...

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Lookup names Narayan Babu first tech chief

Lookup, a chat-based app that connects local merchants with customers, has appointed Narayan Babu as its first chief technology officer. Babu was the director of engineering at California-based Quixey Inc before joining Lookup, the Bangalore-based startup said in a press release. Quixey is a mobile ...

1 February, 2016 | More »

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How tech startups are assisting victims in flood-ravaged Chennai

Paytm, Practo, Ola and several new-age startups are playing a key role in helping the residents of flood-ravaged Chennai. While some startups are providing vital information on essential medical services, others are offering free services around transportation, connectivity and meals. Many tech firm...

3 December, 2015 | More »

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Goodbox gets $2.5M from Nexus for chat-based commerce play

Bangalore-based Tsepak Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which connects users with merchants over instant messaging app Goodbox, has raised $2.5 million (Rs 16.5 crore) in Series A funding from Nexus Venture Partners. Goodbox will use the money raised to expand operations, it said in a press statement. “We ...

18 November, 2015 | More »

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Lookup raises $2.5M from Vinod Khosla, others

Lookup, a messaging app that connects local merchants with customers, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding led by venture capitalist Vinod Khosla’s personal fund, Khosla Impact. Hatchery Software Pvt Ltd, which owns Lookup, has also secured money from existing investors Biz Stone (Twitter c...

14 October, 2015 | More »

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Customer feedback platform Akosha pivots to personal assistant app Helpchat

Online customer feedback platform Akosha.com, run by Coraza Technologies Pvt. Ltd, has rebranded itself to Helpchat as it seeks to become a chat-based personal assistant app. Ankur Singla, CEO & founder of HelpChat said the company is closing down its complaints redressal portal Akosha. “We st...

16 July, 2015 | More »

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Twitter co-founder backs messaging app connecting users to local businesses Lookup

Bangalore-based Hatchery Software Pvt Ltd, which runs a messaging app to connect with local businesses under the brand Lookup, has raised an undisclosed amount in Series A round of funding from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, according to a press release. As part of the investment, Stone has joined Lo...

20 May, 2015 | More »

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Japanese internet firm DeNA & Beenos founder back business chat app Lookup

Lookup, a free messaging app that enables consumers to chat with local businesses and shops, has grabbed over $120,000 (Rs 76 lakh) more in seed funding from Japanese mobile and online services firm DeNA Co. Ltd, and Teruhide Sato, founder of Beenos Inc., a global internet and e-commerce business in...

5 January, 2015 | More »

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Mobile messaging concierge Lookup gets $100K more from Swiss metals firm MKS

Lookup, a free messaging app — developed by Deepak Ravindran, co-founder and former CEO of SMS-based search engine services startup Innoz Technologies — that enables consumers to chat with local businesses and shops, has netted $100,000 more in funding from MKS Switzerland SA, a Geneva-based pre...

15 December, 2014 | More »

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Excl: Innoz co-founder’s mobile messaging concierge Lookup gets $160K from Kris Gopalakrishnan

Lookup, a free messaging app — developed by Deepak Ravindran, co-founder and former CEO of SMS-based search engine services startup Innoz Technologies — that enables consumers to chat with local businesses and shops, has received Rs 1 crore (over $160,000) in funding from Infosys co-foun...

1 December, 2014 | More »