Startup-Buzz Weekly Round-Up
It’s a Sunday morning, time to do a quick round-up of 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!
FUNDING – Checkout which Startup raised funds
Way to go Mr.Ratan Tata !!Mr.Ratan Tata has now invested in 25 startups overall:- He’s first investor in the AI industry and overall 25th investment in startup sectors. The investment is for the startup Niki which is an artificial intelligence-based chatbot. The super-smart Chatbot offers everyday life’s services such as bill payments, cab booking, recharge, ordering food and showing live cricket scores.
Zegami, a startup is backed by none other than Oxford University and has been funded $1 million by the university:- Visual data is one of the most important concerns for companies. As a result Zegami an Australian Startup intends to simplify the process of documents exploration in the businesses. It is backed by Oxford as the startup has developed big visualization software for University.
Now check car availability, compare fares and book rides. Download the TaxiVaxi app:- TaxiVaxi has sure made an innovation through its app in providing essential services to customers and also to the corporate world. They received Seed Funding of $500k recently. Through the invested amount they wish to strengthen the current team and possess more than 125-130 cab companies in the near future, Ola and Uber being few of them.
Explore and Buy furniture’s from BedBathMore online platform:- BedBathMore allows its users to discover, share and buy home furnishings. The startup has successfully raised an undisclosed amount of funds from Rocket Internet and many more famous investors. The startup is also looking forward to develop a look-book for its customers who can browse the products from the marketplace
MUrgency is a startup which has received funds from none other than Ratan Tata:- MUrgency is building a network to connect people who need help with the first responders. The Major reason of investment in MUrgency by Tata group is to facilitate its launch and growth in network in India.
Upgrading and providing a good service is SmartQ’s only concern!!:- Smartq has raised a good amount of fund which is not disclosed yet. SmartQ aims to solve the issue of uncertainty and delay of food orders. Currently, it has more than 45,000 users and clocks over 1800 transactions daily. It targets to have more than 1 million users by next year.
Metadata raises $2 million in seed funding:– Metadata is an ad-targeting and data enriching startup which automates demand generation for B2B companies. In order to develop its operations, it has seeked funds worth $2 million.
INNOVATION – Startup news on most innovative product or service
Tim Cook’s first visit to India is our gain. Good things to come in the near future for India:- Tim Cook has decided to start a app making accelerator sector in India by the end of 2017.It will be a app and design accelerator and will be launched in Bangalore.
Now Google Home will listen to your commands, fix appointments, control Smart Home Devices and do many more things:- Google Home is a new smart device that will notify and update you with all real time updates. It’s very useful and comes handy for both homes and offices. It is developed to understand user commands and requirements.
All photo lovers go buy these Blips lenses:- Blips lenses are amazing and are must for all photo lovers. One can take good quality pics with these lenses. These lenses focus on capturing good macro shots. These lenses are suitable for all types of smartphones. It’s worth to buy.
Buzz4Health is a web portal for all medical students and professional doctors:- Buzz4Health is developed by Delhi based startup. The startup states that Buzz4Health will help doctors and medical students to interact with each other and check through various medical cases. It will be very beneficial for Medical students who can gather a lot of knowledgeable information from experienced doctors.
Love home cooked food and have no time to cook a meal?:- California-based startup is providing on-demand healthy meals in San Francisco Bay Area. Visit Josephine.com and choose from a variety of meals cooked by mid Home Cooks and Mid-Schoolers. Pay online and pick up your parcel within few minutes of ordering.
Two Gurgaon based startups join hands!! MakeMyTrip (renowned travel portal), BookMyForex (foreign exchange platform):- MakeMyTrip has decided to facilitate the users to buy foreign currency and get it delivered to the doorstep. This is the main reason to get in touch with BookMyForex startup. Also BookMyFortex startup will too benefit as it will be able to extend its services to MakeMyTrip customers.
Book your laundry services at a click of a button or get in touch through a phone call:- Laundrynow.in is the website you should be using if you want to save some time and concentrate on other household chores. Just click the button, place the order and make a call on the startups website.Laundrynow.in provides a comprehensive range of laundry and ironing services. Soon they will release an app for ios and android too. It plans to raise Rs. 6.5 crore and expand its services.
This is interesting!! Play Farmville in real life now:- Indonesia Startup has come up with the idea wherein city residents will help a local farmer. As per the game, you have to invest in seeds for a farmer and watch your investment bear fruit. Good for investors too, investors can expect a return rate on their crops.
We usually text through our thumb, but now we can type through finger textures with the help of Tap Strap:- Click the above link and see the video!! Tap Strap is a new wearable keyboard that will change the way we type on Smartphone. It syncs with Smartphone keyboard and works through 31 finger gesture.
Now no need to worry about last minute booking accommodation problems, download the Sorted app soon!!:- Download the app Sorted and you’re all set to go. The app allows its users to smoothly book a hotel up to 72 hours in advance in over 200 cities across India including major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Safety and comfort while travelling is Musafir’s and My Taxi India’s main concern for travelers:- Through MyTaxi India passengers can book various private vehicles in categories. Musafir.com is a UAE based leading travel website, with more than 3000 destination and 85,000 hotels stay. So it’s a perfect platform for these startups to join forces and bring about a change in travelling experiences and provide comfort to its customers.
BHIVE Workspace, is the startup you need to contact for all your work office related factors:- The startup offers a complete gamut of office infrastructure as well as essential business building requirements all office sectors like Wi-Fi, conference rooms and networking services. It raised $1 million in a funding round led by renowned technology investor Blume Ventures
Now Track and control your bad habits using Habitware:- Habitware is smart band, it alerts users as a constant reminder to control compulsive behavior. It is easy to configure. Users can feed up to 8 habits through an app and the band alerts through vibration.
Startup news – Checkout the latest buzz
Google doesn’t want its employees to quit their respective jobs, know why:- Most of the employees working at Google, quite their jobs to start their own startups. Taken this issue into consideration CEO of Google, Sundar pichai has decided to set up an in-house startup incubator within the company premises. The incubator will be known as ‘Area 120’.Click the link to know more
Know the benefits in the Union Budget 2016 which will be helpful for all Indian Startups:- Some of the benefits which were mentioned are Startups will get three Years of Tax Exemption, basket of funds will be reserved, there will be a change in Tax and Duty, Employee Provident Fund (EPF) on employer’s behalf to all new startup employees for first three years. Click the link to read in detail!!
Set your new business venture at selected metro stations of Bengaluru:- The startups you wish to setup can be anything, ranging from electronics, cosmetics to food joints and coffee shops. For Bengaluru, it would be something new. With better connectivity and access of metro stations, the startups can greatly benefit from it
No more difficulties while communicating with people who speak a different language:- Pilot is a wearable ear piece one needs while communicating to people who speak a different language. The translator offers translation in English, Spanish, French, Italian, etc. The device cost for $129.
Uber stopped surge price strategy in New Delhi after CM warning :- Uber, the leading cab aggregator suspended surge pricing in New Delhi. Surge pricing is a common strategy followed to charge commuter above official rate.
Now transfer money using Whatsapp!:-FreeCharge is the fastest growing digital payment platform in India. It has announced the introduction of new feature in whatsapp, taking money transfer to the next level.