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Venture Catalysts expands to UK, aims 500+ investors by 2020


Wants to make a grand impact in Europe’s most promising start-up ecosystem, aims to develop a 500+strong investor network and INR 400 crore worth of corpus to offer during funding rounds Venture Catalysts (VCats), India’s first integrated incubator, recently announced its plans to expand in the epicenter of start-up activity in Europe, the UK. After registering its presence as the …

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Swiggy Makes its First Technology-led Acqui-hire with Kint.io


Swiggy, India’s largest food ordering and delivery platform today announced that it has acqui-hired Kint.io, a Bangalore-based AI start-up. Founded in 2014, Kint.io applies deep learning and computer vision to object recognition in video. Swiggy has been at the forefront of working with industry-changing technologies in the areas of AI, machine learning, big data systems, highly scalable low-latency systems and mobile. Last year, …

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FITPASS submits proposal to the finance ministry for inclusion of expenses towards fitness services under Section 80D benefits


FITPASS (https://fitpass.co.in/), India’s #1 smart fitness solutions startup has submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Finance to include expenses on fitness services in the tax benefits issued under Section 80D. This covers memberships to gyms, fitness studios, yoga centres, sports academies or fitness programmes. This is further to the invitation extended by the hon’ble finance minister to the venture’s …

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Kerala Government Announces Partnership with Unity Technologies to Launch Startup Centre of Excellence

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Centre of Excellence will focus on providing startups in Kerala with the technology and space for learning, collaboration, and community Kerala Startup Mission, the nodal agency of Govt. of Kerala for technical entrepreneurship in the State has partnered with Unity Technologies to launch a Centre of Excellence for AR/VR and gaming. Through this Centre of Excellence, Unity will extend support to startups …

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Kerala CM to inaugurate country’s largest Integrated Start up Complex on Jan.13

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In an initiative that would put Kerala’s vibrant startup ecosystem at full throttle, Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the country’s largest innovation hub, Integrated Startup Complex, at Kalamassery in Kochi on January 13, which promises to provide top quality infrastructure for incubation and acceleration. Set up by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), the sprawling complex, spread over 1.80 lakh …

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Staqu launches TRINETRA, an AI app for Uttar Pradesh Police Department


Connecting the data from the SCRB, DCRB, Prison and other local sources, TRINETRA removes any scope for data duplication or ambiguity via fake names or IDs One of India’s leading Gurgaon-based AI start-up, Staqu announced the launch of TRINETRA, an AI application for the Uttar Pradesh Police Department. The application digitizes and search records using AI and carries records of …

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Staqu joins hands with Tech Mahindra UK to bring cross-content contextual recommendations in the European Market


Staqu, the Gurgaon-based artificial intelligence start-up has joined hands with Tech Mahindra, UK. The association is focused on powering content distribution in the European market with relevant and contextual recommendations, whilst creating use-cases to usher in new monetisation opportunities. The association follows Staqu’s win at the Tech Rocketship Award, 2017-18, which exposed it to UK’s world-leading growth ecosystem of VCs, advisors, customers …

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Ozonetel enables instant Cloud Telephony for Shopify Stores


Launches KOOKOO Interactive Assistant, an omni-channel widget, to run voice calls and chat sessions in parallel Ozonetel, India’s leading provider of on-demand cloud communication/telephony solutions, today announced the launch of Cloud Telephony solutions for Shopify stores. Shopify, a proprietary e-commerce platform, enables a business to set up an online store in minutes. Today, there are over 600,00 Shopify online businesses. …

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Travel Technology Startup ‘Guiddoo’ Raises $800K in Pre-Series A Funding


Sets sight on future growth, scalability and expansion of operations Guiddoo, a one-stop shop for in-destination experiences, has  secured capital of $800,000 (6 CR approx.) in the Pre-Series A  funding. The funding was led by global investors including Rennie  Ratadia (Singapore), Stephen Dmello (Dubai) & Angshuman Sarkar (India). Guiddoo aims to leverage the fresh funding to expand operations, increase destination reach, product portfolio  and to …

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Prime Venture Partners invests in Retail Tech startup, Perpule | Under Embargo till 2PM


Perpule Raises $4.7 million in Series A to Fuel Omni-Channel Retail & Consumer Commerce in India Funding led by Prime Venture Partners; participation from Kalaari Capital and Venture Highway Perpule, an Omni-channel retail tech company and India’s first self-checkout enabler, has raised $4.7 Million in Series A funding from Prime Venture Partners, Kalaari Capital and Venture Highway. Today more than …

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