Startup-Buzz Weekly Round-Up
Get updated with the posts published on Startup-buzz media last week. If you were offline for any reason, this is a great way to catch up with the entire buzz!
INTERVIEWING STARTUPRENEURS – Enjoy Our Interaction with Startup Founders
In conversation with Founder of Myfairtool Julien Rio – Everything is chaos when you want to participate in exhibition like what about checklist, spreadsheet, accommodation, mail client and list goes on. Well to make this entire task and planning easier, a Hong – Kong based startup, Myfairtool has come up with user-oriented exhibition software after its official debut in April 2016.
FUNDING – Checkout which startups raised funds.
Airbnb raises $555 million in Series F Funding, Surpassing Marriott and Hilton– In a latest development, global community accommodation startup, Airbnb, has raised $555 million of $850 million worth Series F funding round. The round was led by Google Capital and Technology Crossover Ventures.
Pepperfry raises Series E Funding Led by Goldman Sachs– In its Series E funding round, Indian e-commerce giant, Pepperfry, has raised a sum to the tune of Rs 210 crore from its existing backers which include some luminous names like Goldman Sachs.
Gametime scores $20 million in round B from GV, Accel -They recently announced $20 million in Series B financing to expand its reach as the fastest route for millennial fans to discover and access more events.
STARTUP RELATED EVENTS – Glance at the Fundraising Opportunities.
IBM To participate In Internet of Things World Forum 2016– IoT (Internet of Things) World Forum 2016 is one of the world’s largest conferences about Internet of Things. Recently, a leading IT company, IBM, proclaimed that it will also take part in this conference.
INNOVATION – Startup news on most innovative product or service.
United Nations Introduces a New Virtual Reality App for Global Stories – The app is known as UNVR (United Nations Virtual Reality) app. It will include VR movies created by film makers from countries like Jordan, Liberia, Nepal, India and Gaza. UNVR app was launched this month but some of the content was already introduced in the year 2015 itself.
MIT Students Make Wireless Device That Tells About Actual Human Emotions – Mingmin Zhao, Fadel Adib and Dina Katabi from MIT”s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed an EQ-Radio that uses wireless technology to understand how a person is actually feeling at any given moment.
Startup Bulb to become the Future of Energy– Bulb is a renewable UK-based gas and electricity supplier. Founded by Mr. Amit Gudka and Mr. Hayden Wood; two friends from the traditional energy industry. It is an energy provider that cuts your bills; provides renewable energy and is digital-first.
Experience Lucid Dream as per your convenience with the help of EEG iBand – Amsterdam-based Tech- startup known as Arenar has launched a new wearable hand band EEG (Electroencephalogram) that helps users to dream lucidly, to fall asleep, and also to wake up easily.
In the wish list of every Indian Women! Bengaluru-based House of Blouse (HOB) took birth from the personal experiences of its founders; Users can design their own sari blouse. Customers can craft an original design from scratch or pick a pre-designed style and add a few customizations.
Hanger- the Connected Closet, a smart app for your Closet and dressing – Through its app, Startup Hanger, formerly known as GarbShare helps you manage all the clothes you own, and sometimes you can also loan it to somebody. Moreover it helps you to decide on what to wear and also what clothes you should buy.
Say Hello to MOTI: Your Wellness Companion – A gadget called MOTI is a personal smart life coach and helps you to develop good habits and motivates you. The product is developed by San Francisco-based startup called MOTI Inc.
Mindler: A Platform That Helps You To Decide Your Career – Delhi-based startup has come up with innovative plan known as Mindler. It uses Artificial Intelligence to assess your career stream and suggest you the right career.
Podo’s Bluetooth-Enabled Cameras Are Redefining Smartphone Photography – The San Francisco-based tech startup, Podo, is out with a camera that it claims will redefine the way people have been clicking photos on their smartphones.
Facebook Hires Developers To Outshine Snapchat’s Filters – The company released its Profile Expression Kit to worldwide developers. This kits enables one to add media like Vine videos, Boomerang GIFs, Beauty + enhanced selfies, MSQRD face filters, Lollicam stickers and Flixel cinemagraphs onto the profile pics.
MISCELLANEOUS – Checkout the latest startup buzz.
Amazon to Open Up “Seller- Cafes” In 24 Cities for Festival Season – To win the Indian retail market this Diwali, Amazon has introduced this new plan for medium and small business sellers. “Seller cafes”- the new service offered by Amazon has been set up in 24 cities and towns across India.
Report Says Amazon Sells Popular Products at Higher Prices – According to the latest investigation report by Pro Publica, Amazon is using its algorithm to push forward those products that benefit Amazon more and is charging their customers more than the minimum purchase price.
Ugaoo.com endeavors new expansion plans –Ugaoo.com endeavors to capture the growing market potential in the upcoming markets of India by reaching out to more garden lovers across cities like Nashik, Nagpur, Surat, Kochi, Mangalore, Manipur, Noida, Ghaziabad, and Indore among others.
Instagram will soon enable “Save Draft” Option for Everyone – Recently, Instagram has come up with the ‘save draft’ option. The new save draft was in testing phase early this year. Instagram has now said that it will enable this option to all users.
STARTUP-BUZZ BLOGS – Collective set of articles filled with information
High Time India hadits Own Security Tech Startups – After Uri Attacks; how can India encourage Security-Tech startups to grow here to fight terrorism? This article gives you the answer.
Smart watches Seeing A Decline in Sales While Fitness Trackers Soar High – If the latest report by IDC is considered, smart watches, which have long since tried to capture the public’s fancy, are showing a downward trend in sales.
Why Reliance JIO Is Only A Half Step Into The Right Direction?Why Reliance JIO Is Only A Half Step Into The Right Direction?A particular category of people are cheering the arrival of Jio. Those are startup entrepreneurs. So, what impact will Jio have on these entrepreneurs and how it can be a key driver in changing the course of ‘Startup India’? Here are the answers.
Introduce Yourself Using Smart Business Cards – Well agreed, paper business cards are convenient to hand out, but they can be difficult to manage and carry around. Digital business cards are the latest invention to make your professional or entrepreneurial journey smooth and efficient. Here’s the proof.
Startup-buzz updates from the previous week have come to an end. Now it’s Time to say Goodbye. See you with another weekly roundup, the following week. Till then, have a great week!