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 – Startup Founder interaction story
In Conversation with Somnath Meher, CEO and Co-founder, WitWorks – Led by Mr. Somnath Meher, Witworks is an Indian consumer IoT firm. It has just launched its first smart wearable called Blink, which is powered by Marvin OS, their own voice-based OS. Blink is now available for pre-order and starts at a price tag of INR 12,999/-.
FUNDING – Checkout which startups raised funds.
Culture Trip Raises $20M in Series A from PPF group– London Based global media/tech start-up “Culture Trip”, recently revealed their Series-A funding round of $20M from the PPF Group.
Renewable Energy Startup “Seatrec” Will Be Raising $1M on Propel(x) platform -Seatrec is a California-based renewable energy startup that produces unique solutions for electricity with the help of temperature differences in environment. It is now raising $1 million funding with the help of Propel(x)’s platform. Breakout Labs and Schmidt Marine Technology Partners are among the investors who participated.
ChatOnGo, A B2B Communication Platform Secures $300 K – ChatOnGo, a business to business communication tool, has secured $300,000(Rs. 2 crore) from High Net Individual (HNI) Janak Jain as reported in the press statement. The company is operated under Nimap Infotech Pvt Ltd., which was founded by Sagar Nagda and Priyank Ranka.
Ola to Receive Big Investment from Softbank – If the speculations are to be believed, Japanese internet and telecom company, SoftBank, will be making an investment of about $300 million into India’s leading taxi aggregator startup, Ola.
Although, no one from either of the companies has confirmed the reports, it is being widely speculated that Ola will be receiving an investment of $250-300 million from the Japanese company.
ACQUISITIONS – Checkout all startup acquisition and mergers news.
ROAM® and Atari® liftoffs GameON earphones on Indiegogo -After the successful partnership news with Atari in July, this Innovative audio company ROAM® has recently launched the first of their co-branded audio products: GameON earphones in California. The earphones launch is initially via crowd-funding site Indiegogo.
INNOVATION – Startup news on most innovative product or service.
Groundbreaking Researches in Healthcare -Healthcare professionals and researchers at large seem to have recognised intuitively that technological inclusion studies are worthwhile, and are broadly the need of hour. So, in this article let’s take a look at some of the breakthrough researches that would change the lives of people.
Society Utility Management is The New Emerging Sector in Startup Ecosystem -Gone are the days when people used to manage everything manually and now because of Internet everything is now one click away. Look at these two emerging startups in society utility management sector and how they are defining our traditional ways of managing co-operative society.
Facebook Selects App Healofy for Its Fbstart Program– Healofy app, launched in May has now been selected by Facebook for their FbStart, mobile-focused startup program launched last year by the social network company. With the help of this program, Healofy will now receive $40,000 credits worth and services from Facebook and its partners that include UserTesting, Dropbox, and MailChimp
MISCELLANEOUS – Checkout the latest startup buzz.
Indian SaaS Market Bullish; Global Investors Seeking Next Infosys Here – India’s SaaS (Software as a Service) market is expected to be valued at $50 billion in the next one decade according to a report released by Google and Accel Partners. The market, which has been led by U.S. till now, is going to see a major shift as Indian SaaS companies are coming up in a big way.
INFOGRAPHICS – Exploring inspiring entrepreneurial journeys.
Story of Bill Gates– William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world’s largest PC software company.
PRESS RELEASES AROUND THE STARTUP CIRCLE
Tapp Commerce opens Tapp Market for small businesses – Releases new app – Tapp Market Shopkeeper app opens the Tapp platform for micro and small businesses to sell their products online on Tapp Market. Tapp Market Shopkeeper will be available as Android app on Google Play.
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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