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!

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FundTonic to revolutionize the way start-up funding works in India:-  FundTonic, a fin-tech company, which aims to revolutionize the entire start-up ecosystem, launched their first online platform (Downloadable Link) today. They aim to reach 2000 Investors and 5000 start ups by next year.

Startup-Buzz Contest – Platform for Startup’s to showcase their ideas.

Make your Startup famous in 6 minutes at Disrupt SF 2016:- TechCrunch brings Disrupt SF 2016, an open battleground for entrepreneurs to showcase their Startups. Final date to apply is JUNE 23 AT 9PM PT. The event is going to be hosted at Pier 48, San Francisco, CA on September 12 – 14, 2016.

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Top 10 Crowdfunding Platforms for Startups:- Find out which crowd funding platform is ideal for your startup ideal to raise funds.

FUNDING – Checkout which Startup raised funds

Sydney Startup Raises $10.5 million in Series A:-  Data Republic is a Sydney startup that offers a bank-level secured platform for companies and government to share users’ data.

Anand Mahindra Funds SheThePeople:-  Founded in the year 2014 by Shaili Chopra, SheThePeople is an online platform for sharing success stories of women entrepreneurs, authors, game-changers, sportswomen, corporate players and so on through videos.

500 Startups and Seedcamp Invests in Rock Pamper Scissors:-  London-based hairdresser booking app Rock Pamper Scissors allows users to browse through and book local hairdressers with emphasis on individual stylists rather than the salons.

MCube Capital Funds food-tech startup Eatonomist:-  Gurgaon-based food-tech startup, Eatonomist is an online platform that delivers meals including Indian dishes, sandwiches and a range of desserts, using a full-stack business model prepared in its kitchens. It raises an undisclosed amount of seed investment from MCube Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd.

NuTonomy Raises $16M in Series A:- Cambridge, MA-based startup NuTonomy secures funds of $16 million in Series A round to offer self-driving taxi services within the time frame of two years.

Volkswagen Funds $300 Million on Car-Hailing Startup Gett:- Which giant wouldn’t like to invest in on-demand taxi services? Volkswagen is no different. Being on-demand taxi services lucrative and the most trending business globally, Volkswagen pours $300 million in Gett’s pocket.

Toyota Strategically Invests in Uber:- The Japanese Automaker Toyota makes a strategic investment in the top-notch taxi-hailing app Uber to explore ride-sharing industry. The terms and conditions of the deal remain undisclosed.

ChargePoint raises $50 million:- Founded in the year 2007 by Richard Lowenthal and Praveen Mandal, US-based electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint raises $50 million in its latest round of funding, which was led by Linse Capital.

Popular Photo Sharing App Raises Billion Dollars:- The most renowned photo sharing app, Snapchat raises a lump some amount of $1.8 billion in Series F round according to the SEC filing. General Atlantic, Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price, Lone Pine, Glade Brook Capital, IVP, Coatue Management and Fidelity are the investors in the round.

Founders Fund and Sequoia Capital Invests in Indian Startup ClearTax:- Indian startup ClearTax raises $2 million from FF Angel, the seed-stage fund run by Founders Fund and Sequoia Capital. Each firm contributed $1 million. With this, Founders fund debuts its investment in India.

Little Black Book Secures Funds from IDG Ventures:- Founded in the year 2012 by Suchita Salwan and Dhruv Mathur, Little Black Book (LBB) is a Delhi-based media-tech startup for discovering local cultural and lifestyle recommendation guide that includes restaurants, shopping, adventure, travel and events in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida.

INNOVATION – Startup news on most innovative product or service

US Startup Develops ‘Knocki’:- A smart device that turns any surface into a remote control to operate various devices. Now, controlling your favorite functions and software is no more complicated!

Health2Sync connecting patient and doctors through technology:- Health2Sync comes with a device that connects Glucometers with Smartphone via Aux port or via Wifi for users. For medical professionals it provides a cloud based platform to manage patient data and set goals.

Robotics Startup Hoo.Box unveils Wheelie Wheelchair that can identify expressions:-  Hoo.Box is a robotic startup that came up with a new idea of assistive robotics. Located in Brazil, it has introduced a wheel chair that can be controlled by facial expressions, head movements, speech recognition, eye movement & heat map.

UK Startup Develops a Bottle-shaped Portable Microwave:- Worth $199, a UK-based startup Wayv develops ‘Adventurer’, a highly advanced bottle-shaped portable microwave (since it weighs less than 3 pounds) having a capacity of 900ml. It features a digital counter display and buttons for performing various functions smoothly.

Camellia Labs Invents a Smart Tea Brewer ‘Chime’:- You must have seen number of coffee brewing machines; but, hardly any tea brewing machine. Worth $249, US based startup, Camellia Labs comes up with a smart and unique tea brewing machine called ‘Chime’.

Now, a robot can train you to become ping pong champion:- Just imagine a robot who can teach you to be a champion. There won’t be requirement to find a good coach to become a pro or spend money on sports institutes.

UK Startup unveils Breathe, a Smallest Pocket Size Air Purifier:- Breathe has a unique hexagon design and build with sturdy aluminum case. It is the smallest air.

Too many photos in your phone? Clean it with the help of AI:- Noida based Startup Siftr, has a solution for this. It has released an app called as Magic Cleaners that is powered by AI to find and scan junk photos. It eases your process of locating images that you don’t require.

Fremont based Startup build World’s fastest charging power bank:- World’s 9000mAH portable charger that can charge in 18 minutes.

3D express coach- Superman for traffic jam victims!:- China is working on a new bus transportation system that utilizes existing infrastructure without disturbing other vehicles.

3D Printed building Debuts in Dubai:-  Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, recently inaugurates the world’s first fully functional 3D-printed building in Dubai.

Startup develops a technology to identify character by face analysis:- Faception , a new startup brings accurate face detection technology that defines the personality traits.

Wish your child should be a programmer? Try Osmo Coding Blocks:- Osmo is a California based startup, provides set of smart toys to teach numbers, words, drawing, etc. Recently it introduced a new playable blocks, which can teach coding to kids.

London based Startup developing an app that calls for help, when you scream:- OneScream app can listen to your panic scream and send a automated message to emergency number.

Freedom from Smartphone Distraction by O6:- Fingertips Lab, a US-California based startup has developed a smart device and app platform to control Smartphone’s.

Charge any Smartphone wirelessly with Energysquare:- Energysquare brings wireless charging to every smartphone and tablet.

Low funds pushed Thync Startup on the verge of failing:- Founded by Isy Goldwasser & Jamie Tyler in the year 2011, Thync Startup has a unique module that confronts brain activity using a wearable device. It has raised overall $13 Million in two rounds.

TinyOwl Reportedly Shuts Down:- Mumbai-based food delivery startup TinyOwl calls off in 10 cities of India, except Mumbai, being the 11th city, as per the reports.

Startup news – Checkout the latest buzz

Facebook Takes Over A Virtual Reality Startup:- U.K.-based startup Two Big Ears specializing in three-dimensional sound is taken over by Facebook, the world’s topmost social networking site.

Argonne National Lab Comes up with a Startup Incubator:-  Lemont-based Argonne National Lab launches a new incubator known as Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) for tech-startups.

Uber introduces food delivery service, UberEats:- Experimenting into on-demand food sector is what Uber planning. It has launched its new service ‘UberEATS’ in Singapore, by tying up with 100 restaurants around the country.

WeChat unsuccessful to gather global traction:- WeChat used a lot of powerful marketing campaigns to assemble attention in diverse countries, but failed in global expansion.

Startup to Introduce Milk From Peas:- Ripple Foods is a Silicon Valley-based startup that makes an innovative form of milk from peas.

Turn your business Idea into business with Godaddy’s Flare App:-  FLARE is a new platform for those who seek advice on their business idea.

What is the Reason behind Helpchat Lay-off? :- Bengaluru-based personal assistant app Helpchat has fired its 150 employees, as per Yourstory as well as called off its chat-based assistance service that allowed users to book cabs, movie tickets, order food and so on.

Intel acquired Computer Vision Consulting & Machine Learning platform, Itseez:- Intel a leading Semiconductor manufacturing company acquired Itseez in an undisclosed deal. Entering into the sector of automobile, this would be an initial step by Intel to empower driverless cars.

Overnight: App for Night Halt:- Overnight is a Los-Angeles startup that develops an iOS app, which helps you to crash at a local’s place at the last moment.

Oracle’s failure is others victory:- Oracle sued Google for copyright and patent infringement. US District Court denied Oracles allegation on the basis of fair-Use.

Book Luxury Cars through Ola Lux:- Book luxury vehicles like Mercedes, Jaguar, Audi through Ola’s new luxury cab service Ola Lux.

Ex-Apple iPod Vice President is building Go-Kart for Kids:- Tony Fadell, CEO of Nest Labs revealed his new role in Actev Motors, a startup that builds Smart Go-Karts for Kids.

A startup helps you to reduce food wastage by tracking leftover:-  London based Startup Winnow, built a technology that can help track and reduce food wastage tremendously.

TATA enters into e-Commerce by launching TataCliq:- “TataCliq” an online eCommerce platform to sell Camels.


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