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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 Abhinand Kaseti, Co-founder and CMO, Unocoin – Bengaluru-based bitcoin startup, Unocoin, is revolutionizing the online transactions by providing simple, secure and straightforward way of buying, selling and storing of bitcoins.
Startup-buzz recently had a talk with Abhinand Kaseti, Co-founder and CMO, about the future of bitcoin currency in India. Read on.
FUNDING – Checkout which startups raised funds.
Dublin and Berlin-Based Startup Smartfrog Raises €20 Million – Smartfrog, Internet of Things (IoT) startup based in Dublin and Berlin has just risen funding of a whopping €20 million. Their new funding is broke down into two parts that is €15 million for equity and €5 million for debt financing.
Furniture Rental Startup, Furlenco, Raises $30 Million – Indian startup, Furlenco, has just raised a funding of $30 million. A closer breakdown of this funding shows that the company raised $15 million in equity from Lightbox Ventures and Axis Capital, and $15 million in debt financing from banks, NBFCs and individual investors.
INNOVATION – Startup news on most innovative product or service.
Mahindra and Mahindra introduce Trringo – Tractor Hailing App for Farmer– A similar Uber-Like smartphone app has been introduced in India which is aiming to provide rental tractors for farmer. Even today many farmers still can’t afford their own tractors and have to often rent at high cost prices.  In order to solve this problem, renowned vehicle-maker Mahindra and Mahindra has launched an app called Trringo.
Facebook Messenger App Will Now Help You to Strike Conversation – Past this year Facebook’s Messenger had reached billion users but the team is still trying various strategies to increase its app usage. Recently it is trying to introduce “conversation topics” on the app. This new feature will suggest topics so that one can converse with friends at ease.
Meet the New Small and Adorable AI Robot, Cozmo,From Anki – With no doubt Cozmo is one of the best playful robots anyone has ever seen. It is more of robotic child always wanting to play, and if one resists doing so, it behaves like a toddler. Basically, it’s a play robot for kids.
Startup Vitamins helps to boost office motivation by providing posters, and other goodies – California – based startup, “StartupVitamins” which is headquartered in Burbank offers office motivation to startups and office spaces. The company started in October 2012 and their design and print can be found with some big companies like Google, Linkedin, Twitter, Path, and many others.
Jugnoo Announces Grocery Launch –  Chandigarh-based auto rickshaw aggregator, Jugnoo has now introduced new service under the same brand. Grocery, the new service will enable rickshaw drivers to deliver the groceries to customers during their idle time.

INFOGRAPHICS – Exploring inspiring entrepreneurial journeys.

Story of Kiran Mazumdar Shaw– Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman and managing director of Biocon Limited; a biotechnology company based in Bangalore. At present in 2016, she has been listed one more time in “Forbes” – the most powerful woman in the world at 77th position. Explore her entrepreneurial journey with this info graphic story.
MISCELLANEOUS – Checkout the latest startup buzz.
T-Hubs Launches T- Bridge to Connect Indian Startups All overthe World – India’s biggest startup ecosystem builder, T-Hub has now launched T- Bridge in collaboration with Uber and TiE Silicon Valley. The program will focus on connecting Indian startups with marketing opportunities all over the world. It will also bring global startups to India.
Google’s New Devices to Look Out before 2016 ends– This year we have witnessed various smart devices from air pods to pixels smartphones, apple smart watch. Just when we thought major devices are released for this year, Google is surprising us even more with the launch of its new products.
Jugnoo Announces Grocery Launch – Chandigarh-based auto rickshaw aggregator, Jugnoo has now introduced new service under the same brand. Grocery, the new service will enable rickshaw drivers to deliver the groceries to customers during their idle time.
How AI Is Transforming the Traditional HR Process – A traditional HR approach would have been to invest hundreds of minutes interviewing scores of applicants for a post. With increasing competition and population, it sure was becoming a tedious exercise akin to finding a needle in a haystack. Enter AI into this space and the whole equation changes. Here are some of the startups that are transforming the HR space forever.

Food Leaders Addressing Hunger Issues – Today’s world is filled with countless problems such as poverty, education and hunger issues, but the young and upcoming generation is creating awareness and taking initiatives to address these issues for the betterment of our world. One of the initiatives is the Meal Exchange program, a national registered charity founded in 1993, which is now creating sustainable food system to end hunger.
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!

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