Weekly Roundup

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

On Demand Storage Startup, Omni raises $7 Million:- Omni is a startup that offers On-Demand Storage and Delivery. It has recently raised $7 Million from Highland Capital Partners.

Locus Raised $2.75 Million In Series A Funding:- Locus is a Bangalore-based on-demand, high-end logistics management startup company. It provides delivery services to local companies, enterprises and startups.

Lifestyle Rental Startup Rentickle Raises $250K in Angel Funding:- Rentickle.com is a Delhi-based lifestyle rental startup, a one stop solution for easily renting furnitures, appliances and other home furnishing essentials for your rented house.

Startup Hyperloop One Raises Total Funds of $92.6 Million:- Hyperloop One is a California- based startup is dedicated to bring revolution in the transportation very soon. Its product, Hyperloop is powered by magnetic levitation that will save time in transportation.

Zarget, SaaS based Web Convertor Booster Startup raised $1.5 million:- Zarget, a Chennai-based SaaS startup creates a software that scales up conversions, provides stats and analytics for estimating the behavior of visitors on your website.

Weight Loss App HealthifyMe raised $6 Million:- Bangalore- based Startup, HealthifyMe offers an interactive platform for weight loss program.

Zenify Secures $900K In Pre-Series A Funding From HNIs:- Zenify is a Bangalore-based home rental startup that allows users to search, visit and rent homes within the city.

Uber’s Chinese Rival gets $1 Billion funding from Apple:- Apple invests $1 Billion in Didi Chuxing, Chinese transportation Network Company headquartered in Beijing. A Chinese Uber rival that provides one stop mobile platform for commuters to book cabs.

ACQUISITION:- Checkout the latest merger and acquisition.

On-demand driver startup DriversKart Acquires Driven:- DriversKart is a Chennai-based on-demand driver provider startup. Whereas, Driven is a Mumbai-based startup that develops driver hiring app.

Quikr Takes Over Salosa, An On-demand Beauty Startup:- Quikr is one of the best hyperlocal on-demand service platform. The acquisition amount by Quikr remains undisclosed.

TECHNOLOGY:- Checkout the latest and amazing tech products.

Orbit Drone automatically takes selfies and capture videos:- One of the best project of Kickstarter, ‘Orbit’ is a smart drone that tracks the user through a tracker and capture pictures. Users can control it via dedicated app.

Smart Glasses V/s VR Headset, Who will win the race of technology?:- Smart Glasses were the first to come in the limelight when Google launched its unimaginable wearable technology that notified every update in front of your eyes. Similarly, VR Headset is an innovation in wearable technology. Among these two, which technology would be a success and which would fail in the future? What do you think?

Tesla of Heavy Vehicles, Nikola plans to release first Electric Truck:- Nikola announced Nikola One, first Electric Shipping truck that can run for 800 to 1200 miles on 320 kWh battery.

Are Security flaws proficient enough to Kill 151 Billion Dollar IoT Industry?:- Security flaws in IoT can hamper the growth of this industry in next few years. IoT is into everything, from smart housing to smart driving. Security flaws can hamper the growth of this industry if experts are unable to find a solution.

Startup news – Checkout the latest buzz

State wise Policies for Startups in India which will help promote startups in all states “:-Influenced by startup action plan by the Government of India, which allows entrepreneurs to easily setup business ventures, the state governments have also taken initiatives to promote startup culture .Many states are now focusing to pave their way for becoming the state with highest number of startups.

NextEV, a Chinese company is all set to take over Tesla in near future:- NextEV has recently tied up with Nanjing Municipal Government in China to build a $ 3 Billion RMB plant for electric vehicles. It is aiming to compete with Tesla, the biggest electric car manufacturer till date.

Romex, An App To Make your Driving Safe:- Romex App blocks the user’s phone while he is driving, by monitoring its GPS system. According to an article by Digital Trends, 70% of drivers all over the world use Smartphone behind the wheel, which can be very unsafe on the roads.

Snapdeal shakes hand with UrbanClap to launch a new service on its Android App:- Snapdeal is one of the leading e-commerce platforms in India. It has invested the huge amount of over $1.74 billion in various sectors till now to strengthen its foot hold in the market

Startup develops an app to let you explore bars in the city:- Bar Roulette is an iOS app that lets it’s users to book an Uber to visit unknown bars.

Tata Group Invents Safety Watches for Factory Workers:- Factory laborers are always under danger while working in industrial environment. To ensure workers’ safety, workers at Tata Steel came up with the idea to develop safety watches that can provide critical, real-time safety data.

Flipkart to Shake Hands With MapUnity:- Flipkart contributes to the ‘Smart Cities’ mission, soon to launch its map services in association with MapUnity

Get Your Money Back on Online Purchases Via Earny:- Earny, an iOS app developed by a US-based company facilitates users to get their money back on online shopping. This was after the startup received a seed funding of $1.2 million from Sweet Capital Ltd. and Science Inc.

Hyperlocal startup, Roadrunnr shake hands with TinyOwl:- TinyOwl is a food ordering app, whereas, RoadRunnr is a hyperlocal on-demand delivery startup service. They have collaborated with each other to launch a food delivery platform.

No More Paying Cash For Parking. Paytm Karo!:- Paytm now lets you pay for your vehicle parking using the QR code and Barcode scanners.

Free WiFi by Google across 5 Railway Stations in India:- Now, you can enjoy the free public WiFi service at Patna, Ujjain, Guwahati, Allahabad and Jaipur railway stations provided by the world’s tech giant- Google.

Ola Starts outstation rides in Delhi, Jaipur:- Recently, Ola launched its cab services in 75 more cities across India. Now, it’s time for Ola to extend its project to outstation services.

No Purchase Protection for Paypal Users on Crowdfunding Platform:- Paypal to remove buyer’s protection policy only for Crowdfunding platform. Users buying through such platform can no longer open a dispute in case of issues faced with the purchase.

Amazon Introduces Online Video Service:- Competing with YouTube, Amazon launches its own online video service that allows users to post videos and earn money.

Reliance unveils ‘JioMoney’ Digital Wallet:- Digital Wallet is a convenient way to make payment. Among the mist of popular Digital Wallet, JioMoney is launched by Reliance, largest Indian conglomerate. After 4 months of testing, it steps in the market.

Exhausting Funds Causes Failure of Purple Squirrel Eduventures:- Mumbai-based startup Purple Squirrel Eduventures is an ed-tech company founded in September 2013

Uber Introduces Cabs with Wheel Chair in London:- UberWAV, a new cab service for disabled travelers. The cab features a comfortable wheelchair to offer them an ultimate traveling experience.

Startup Taskbob builds online platform for day to day services:- Mumbai-based startup, Taskbob is a one-stop solution for your household work. It offers a wide range of services like electrician, maid, cleaning, home repair, etc. through a web portal at standard rates.

Startup to offer luxury cars, bikes on rent from a café:- Driven is a Hyderabad-based startup that aims to offer high-end vehicles on rent to drivers who dream of buying it, but cannot afford it.

How Ecommerce websites can increase sales through Search Box:- UBXD Site Search and Product recommendation API increase conversion on eCommerce website.

Construkt, India’s first startup hotel:- Taking business trips can become hefty on the startups as they sometimes end up spending money overshooting their budget. To solve this problem for the startups on a tight budget, Construkt Media has come up with a perfect remedy.

Indonesian Startup presents amazing outfits from Islamic fashion designers for Women:- Hijup a Jakarta based startup brings remarkable fashion from Islamic fashion designers. It offers clothing’s and accessories for Moslem Women.

INNOVATION – Startup news on most innovative product or service

A Startup remodels Professional Co-working space into a Refreshing Holiday home:- Roam is a new Startup, revived themed co-working spaces to a vacation house. Recently, it raised $3.4 Million in Seed funding.

Nike Launches the ‘Microclimate Chair’:- ‘Microclimate Chair’ is developed by Nike for athletes. Nike aims to inspire every athlete in the world by innovating sports products that fulfill their needs.

Cardiff University Developed Wearable Glucose Monitor:- A qualified team of researchers in Cardiif University has developed a portable device to instantly detect blood sugar level. Patients do not require pricking needle on the finger to provide blood sample for Diabetes test.

Hydronalix Invents a Robot to Save Drowning Victims:- EMILY (Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard), is a portable robot designed to save life of drowning victims trapped in ocean, flood and beach.

Lumenus, a Startup develops LED Light attire for Safe Cycling:- Lumenus is a Los-Angeles based startup, providing smart clothes and accessories for runners, motorcyclists and cyclists.

Shouting Wallet to tell you that you are missing something important : WALLI Wallet keeps on beeping if you lose it somewhere. A wallet with Bluetooth and a speaker with a battery life of 6 Months

Ingrein Smart Wall Clock lavishly delivers Smartphone updates: Smart Watch is a concept we all know, what about a Smart Wall Clock. Ingrein is a luxury wall clock made of Wood that talks with your Smartphone apps and deliver updates with no distraction.



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