Weekly Roundup

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!
FUNDING – Checkout which startups raised funds.
Startup Nearfox Hoists Funding – Mumbai-based startup NearFox has recently raised an unrevealed amount of funding led by CoverFox CTO Devendra Rane, Globevestor Angel Fund, Craftsvilla Product VP Arpan Nagdeve, GenY Medium Co-founder Ravi Jain, amid others.
IoT Company Witworks raises seed funding inclined towards launch of its smart watch, Blink – Witworks is a startup that makes smart connected devices in the home and lifestyle space. Recently, it has raised an undisclosed seed round of funding from multiple investors.
American Cloud-Based E-Discovery Startup Logikcull Raises $10mn in Series A – To expand its area of operations as well as technology in its services, Logikcull raises a funding of $10mn in Series A round from the US- based OpenView Ventures and Storm Ventures.
AI Startup Octo.ai Raises $200K – Delhi-based AI startup, Octo.ai recently raised $200K funding. The startup plans to use the funds for enhancing technology.
Zzungry Food Startup Raises Funds From Silicon Valley – Bangalore-based food startup Zzungry has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from entrepreneurs Satish Vasudeva and Madhusudhan Jujare along with a couple of other investors.
NEDFi Launched $15 Mn Fund for North East Startup -Recently, North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd. has launched $15 Mn fund for the startups. The venture capital intends to boost up the entrepreneurship network in the NE region.
Freecharge Charges Crownit with Undisclosed Amount of Funding – Freecharge founders Kunal Shah and Sandeep Tandon have once again made a move of charging Cashback app Crownit with an undisclosed amount of funding.
ACQUISITIONS – Checkout all startup acquisition and mergers news.

Is Apple now taking on Snapchat?  – Apple is now working on a video recording/editing application that we can’t help but compare to the ever-popular, Snapchat.

Acquisition Of Intelligent-scheduling Startup Genee by Microsoft Recently, Microsoft acquired Genee, a startup that helps a user to schedule appointments by providing a virtual assistant.

Kobe Bryant to launch $100mn Investment Platform with Partner Jeff Stibel Former American professional basketball player is all set to launch a $100mn investment fund along with investor Jeff Stibel.
Apple Takes Over Personal Health Data Startup Gliimpse – Recently, as per the reports, Apple Inc. has acquired Gliimpse, a California-based personal health data startup.

 INNOVATION – Startup news on most innovative product or service.

Bear-Shaped Universal Remote by Startup Mu Design – The Luxembourg-based startup, Mu Design has created an emotive universal remote, ‘Bearbot’ that can manage household devices by gestures.

Reduce Water Wastage by 80% with Eco365 Taps – The India-based startup, Eco365 has recently created an innovative tap that can reduce the water wastage by up to 80%.

New Zealand’s Bank ASB Is Reformulating Piggy Bank for Kids – ASB, New Zealand’s Bank, has a come up with Clever Kash, a digital piggy bank, which can teach about digital money to our kids.

SmartSite Monitors Workers’ Safety at the Construction Site – The US-based startup, SmartSite Safety introduces hardware and cloud-based software to assist construction companies.

Introducing The Karmic Kyoto, Pedelec Bicycle for Women – The Karmic Kyoto, a pedal-electric bicycle (pedelec), uniquely designed for women, is launched by US-based e-bicycle startup Karmic Bikes.

App That Tracks & Reports Potholes In Mumbai – Spothole is a crowd-funded app. It allows citizens to track and report the potholes in the city of Mumbai.

Proxy Develops an App to Operate Internet- Enabled Devices – Proxy is a startup that focuses on developing a state-of-the-art technology (app) to operate internet-enabled devices for every kind of login processes.

Startup Helps Men to Shop Their Favorite Celeb Apparel – US-based startup Looklive helps men through its dedicated app to shop for clothing and fashion apparel inspired by the style of celebrities or other influencers in the fashion industry.

Even, The Revolutionary New Earphones Uniquely designed For You – Introducing Even, the revolutionary new earphones that tune each and every sound to the way you hear, in each ear.

Mimo Teaches Coding at the Touch of Your iPhone – Do you need some special tutorials for coding? Well, no more! Download Mimo, an iPhone app that can teach coding easily.

500px Finds Innovative Way to Search for Photos by Designs or Colors – Recently, 500px, a stock photo service launched a search engine, Splash that allows the user to simply choose a design or color to start filtering images that user wants.

Enhance your Business Skills with the All New App, nHance!  A free app, nHance provides step-by-step modules for the people who want to brush up their business skills on the go.

A Library for Reading Something More than News Founded in the year 2012, Newsela is an ed-tech startup that helps students to master reading, taking their own lavish time.

Startup Couponhaat Brings the Best E-commerce Deals on a Single Platform Vipin Kumar Yadav founded Couponhaat, a platform combining a wide range of coupons and deals from various websites, while working at a software company and launched the portal in April 2015.

Startup news – Checkout the latest buzz.

Xiaomi’s New Redmi Note 4 in the Market at China – Xiaomi, a Chinese technology company revealed its latest smart-phone Redmi Note 4 in China at $135.

Amazon Commenced an Automotive Community for Car Buyers Good News for Car Buyers! – Recently, Amazon promotes a special automotive community, Amazon Vehicles that help users to explore information regarding the vehicles and shopping parts, vehicles, and accessories at the same time.

Drone -Technology Startup Aptonomy Commences the Self-Flying Security Guard – California-based startup Aptonomy Inc. has created drone technology to make it impossible for mortals to break prison, do robberies or to create any kind of malicious intrusions.

Google to Withdraw Device Assist App from Nexus Handsets – Google is killing the Device Assist app that it had commenced last year to provide the troubleshooting tips on Android One devices and Nexus.

Uber Announces Its Driver Retirement Program With Betterment International cab aggregator Uber has announced that drivers in several cities will be offered retirement plans through an automated investment service, Betterment.

Airtel Promotes Above 9k Sites under One Open Network Bharti Airtel one of the largest telecom operators in India recently promotes its ‘Open Network’ initiative that offers network information to customers and seeks their feedback.

OYO Rooms Welcomes Couples With In-App feature “Relationship Mode”  – With its new launch of “Relationship Mode” feature on its app, OYO welcomes unmarried couples or guests with local ID’s; a usual hassle in most hotels.

New York’s Food Startup Eat Offbeat Employs Refugees as Chefs Food startup Eat Offbeat employs refugees as their chefs. From their own family recipes, these individuals cook authentic meals to feed the ever-welcoming New York crowd.

Microsoft Launches The Xbox Onesie Jumpsuit In Australian Stores – Xbox, Microsoft’s premier entertainment brand for TV, phone, PC and tablet, has brought us a fair share of surprises in the past; but its latest one is sure to have shocked one and all. Introducing the all new Xbox Onesie jumpsuit launched recently by Microsoft in Australia.

Google Maps Founder Lars Rasmussen Joins LawAdvisor The Co-founder of Google Maps Lars Rasmussen has joined Melbourne-based startup LawAdvisor as an investor and advisor.

Myntra Is Planning To Open Its First Physical Store This Year Myntra decided to open its first offline store in the coming months by setting its omnichannel stratagem into the place so that it can target $1 billion in profitability and sales next fiscal.

Ride in Style with Ola’s Recent Launch of Prime SUVs Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation has recently launched Ola Prime SUVs and sedans.

Uber Honors Silver Olympic Medalist PV Sindhu On Its App -The team at Uber decided to honor PV Sindhu for her phenomenal achievement. Users of Uber who opened the app could see shuttlecocks moving across the booking screen map instead of the standard cars icons.
Apple Rebrands Its Retail Outlets – Now, ‘Apple Store’ simply rebrands to ‘Apple’. The rebranding of Apple Store was confirmed with an email to its retail outlets notifying the same.
The Restructuring of Flipkart’s Management with Binny Bansal – Leading the new management team will be Flipkart’s co-founder Binny Bansal as CEO.
Press Releases- Official press release related to companies and startups
NearFox Raises Funds from Clutch of Investors, Sets Sights on New York  – NearFox, a local lifestyle content and discovery platform headquartered in Mumbai, has recently raised an undisclosed amount of funding. The company will use the proceeds mainly for expanding the team and launching in more geographies.
nuTonomy Launches World’s First Public Trial of Self-Driving Car Service And Ride-Hailing App – nuTonomy, the leading developer of state-of-the-art software for self-driving cars, today launched the first-ever public trial of a robo-taxi service.

Startup-Buzz Blog – Collective set of articles filled with information

One of a kind- Divyank Turakhia; CEO & Founder of Tech Company Media.net – This article shares the story of Divyank Turakhia; C.E.O & Founder of Tech Company and his exciting journey till date. Media.net, an overnight success or has he been grinding since his childhood? To know this, Read further.

Technology Promises A Great Future For Olympic Games And Startups – The Olympic flame has extinguished. This is good news for tech startups which have done / are already doing their bit in Olympic sports and athletic training. Following are some related examples.

Know the Importance of SEO Marketing for a Startup Any business with an online presence nowadays should know the importance of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). SEO helps websites to garner more customer traffic to the website in a focused manner through keywords.

Pablo’s Key Tips for Startup Success – Based on the life of the infamously famous Colombian drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, the first season had won huge fanbase and several accolades. Did you know that Pablo was the wealthiest criminal in history? His tips could really help you as an entrepreneur.

Raising the Stakes: Who Should Get Equity In Your Startup And How Much?  The division of equity is a tricky task. There are no hard and fast rules, but it calls for conducting diligence before taking the leap.

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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