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

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Artificial 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 we...

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

Artificial 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 i...

9 March, 2017 | More »

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Pi Ventures hits first close of maiden fund; MakeMyTrip, Flipkart co-founders invest

Early-stage venture fund pi Ventures has announced the first close of its maiden fund at $13 million, with technology entrepreneurs such as former Infosys CFO and Aarin Capital chairman TV Mohandas Pai, Flipkart’s Binny Bansal, MakeMyTrip’s Deep Kalra and Info Edge’s Sanjeev Bikcha...

7 March, 2017 | More »

Liv.Ai wants to make voice recognition in local languages easier

How Liv.Ai is helping machines talk to Indians in their mother tongue

For those not comfortable in English, using messaging platforms can be a tedious task. There are phones these days that integrate regional language keyboards in the operating system, but ever tried stringing together a five-line sentence in Punjabi? Hunting the correct ‘maatras’ on the cumbersom...

7 March, 2017 | More »

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Google Allo to converse in Hindi

Google’s newly launched messaging app Allo, which has an in-built personal assistant, will now be available in Hindi as the company tries hard to woo its Indian users. India has the highest number of Allo users globally and the country is turning out to be an important market for the company. Goog...

6 December, 2016 | More »

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Machine learning startup Entropik gets $200K from two investors

Machine learning startup Entropik Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which recognises emotions to help companies understand consumer behaviour, has raised $200,000 (nearly Rs 1.36 crore) from two individual investors. The startup raised the funding from Dileep Bhatt, president of downstream operations at JSW St...

30 November, 2016 | More »

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All you want to know about Indian AI startup Tuplejump that caught Apple’s eye

Tech giant Apple Inc. has acquired Hyderabad-based machine learning startup Tuplejump as part of efforts to boost its artificial intelligence capabilities. The development was first reported by tech news portal TechCrunch. The startup, which had a dozen employees, was launched by three Indian engine...

23 September, 2016 | More »

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Barclays joins hands with Zone Startups to bring fin-tech accelerator programme Rise to India

British banking and financial services firm Barclays Plc. has partnered with Toronto-based Ryerson Futures-backed technology accelerator Zone Startups to launch its Rise accelerator programme in India. The Rise accelerator programme, which will be managed by Zone Startups, will commence in early Jul...

16 June, 2016 | More »

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Ideaspring to seed-fund tech product startups with up to $450K

Newly launched early-stage venture fund Ideaspring Capital, with a targeted corpus of Rs 125 crore (around $18.8 million), is set to achieve its first closure by next month. Naganand Doraswamy, managing director and CEO of Ideaspring, said that the Bangalore-based fund is expected to hit its first ...

26 April, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Ideaspring floats early-stage venture fund

Angel investors Naganand Doraswamy and Prashant Deshpande have joined hands with Patni Computers’ scions Arihant and Amit Patni, among others, to launch an early-stage venture capital firm Ideaspring to back technology startups in the country. The firm will essentially come at the seed-stage a...

22 April, 2016 | More »