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IDG Ventures and Axilor Ventures partner to fund frontier tech startups

Monday, March 6, 2017 | More »

L to R: Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, Axilor Ventures and Sudhir Sethi, Chairman, IDG Ventures India
India-focused technology venture capital fund IDG Ventures India and Bangalore-based startup accelerator Axilor Ventures have come together to launch a programme to discover and fund early-stage startups in frontier tech sectors, the company said in a statement. Christened the Frontier Tech Innovato...

Hemanth Satyanarayana, CEO of Imaginate

VR startup Imaginate raises $500K from SRI Capital

Imaginate Technologies, Inc, an augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) startup, has raised Rs 3.35 crore ($500,000) in seed investment from venture fund SRI Capital, a top company executive told Techcircle. “The funds will be used to scale up operations in the US and run pilots with l...

17 February, 2017 | More »

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Xiaomi’s Barra joins Facebook to head virtual reality

Hugo Barra, who recently quit smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. as its global vice president, has joined social networking giant Facebook Inc. as its head of virtual reality. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post that virtual and augmented reality will be the next major computing platform. “Hugo ...

27 January, 2017 | More »

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More than a quarter of users abandon wearable devices, says Gartner

Smartwatches and fitness trackers stand the risk of being abandoned rather fast. A latest survey by research firm Gartner Inc. has found that the abandonment rate of smartwatches is 29%, and that for fitness trackers is 30%, because people do not find them useful, get bored of them or they break. &#...

7 December, 2016 | More »

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Redcliffe Capital’s Dheeraj Jain backs San Francisco VR startup Xanadu Heights

Virtual reality game studio Xanadu Heights Inc. has secured seed investment from Dheeraj Jain, managing partner at London-based investment firm Redcliffe Capital. The round was closed in October and the company will use the funds for production and to launch the game this winter, the company said in...

4 November, 2016 | More »

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How new-age technology can shape the future of healthcare

We now live in anticipation of the flashy future that awaits us. We expect today’s tech gimmicks to find their place in the future, with virtual reality (VR), wearables and even space explorations promising to go mainstream much earlier than we anticipated. People such as Elon Musk, Tim Cook a...

5 July, 2016 | More »

Arnav Ghosh, MD, Blippar India

Augmented Reality faces problems of perception, infrastructure in India, says Blippar country head

Augmented Reality (AR) is at a nascent stage in India, though some brands have begun to realise its potential. Globally, big brands such as PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Red Bull, McDonalds, Heineken and Audi have leveraged the potential of AR as a mass media platform. Blippar Inc is one of the startups helpi...

20 June, 2016 | More »

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Meet the five startups selected for Oracle’s accelerator programme

A fin-tech company, an augmented reality solutions company and a mobile-first automated employee on-boarding platform are among the five startups selected by computer technology giant Oracle for the maiden edition of its startup accelerator programme. Christened Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator Prog...

6 June, 2016 | More »

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How Preksh takes the online shopper on a virtual tour of her favourite brick-and-mortar store

Do you at times feel you are leafing through a shopping catalogue when you are browsing through your favourite e-commerce portal? Do you find the listings too staid and the product photos all stacked the same way? While you do appreciate the convenience of online shopping, the fun of discovering som...

2 June, 2016 | More »

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Facebook buys VR audio firm Two Big Ears

Facebook has acquired Edinburgh-based company Two Big Ears that specialises in spatial 3D audio in cinematic and gaming experiences, as part of its bid to realise its virtual reality (VR) ambitions. The social network company, which owns VR major Oculus, will make Two Big Ears “3Dception” techno...

24 May, 2016 | More »

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