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June, 2017

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Taking on technology risk

Jun 30, 2017

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I first heard the phrase ‘Artificial Intelligence’ in the Year 2000. At the time, I was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering, and AI was the topic of choice in several research paper presentation contests (where semi-educated engineering…  

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In conversation with Manish Singhal, founding partner of pi Ventures

Jun 30, 2017

Singhal is excited about building one of India’s first AI and deep-tech focused venture capital funds. Several well-known entrepreneurs including Deep Kalra and Sanjeev Bikchandani have invested in pi Ventures.

Manish Singhal (an angel investor and an…  

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Building a Data Analytics company for Industrial Sectors

Jun 29, 2017

When Krishnan Raman quit his job at Mindtree in 2011, there were three questions that intrigued him. The answers led him and his co-founders to establish Flutura Decision Sciences and Analytics.

“We were obsessed with three core questions,” recalls…  

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Detecting Breast Cancer Early

Jun 29, 2017

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Pi Ventures-backed Niramai Health Analytix detects breast cancer in a non-invasive and sensitive manner through the fusion of thermography and artificial intelligence. In the early days, to gain traction, the company aims to offer this as an alternate…  

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IoT Makes Banks and Retail Chains More Energy Efficient

Jun 29, 2017

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Backed by pi Ventures, Blume Ventures, Rajan Anandan, Rohit Bansal and Kunal Bahl, Zenatix’ flagship solution, WattMan, uses advanced machine learning based models and delivers 10 to 30 per cent energy efficiency to large commercial consumers of electricity. Its current…  

Filling the vacuum between an ICU and a general ward

Jun 30, 2017

pi Ventures-funded ten3T Health is creating a one-of-its-kind device in India, which can be placed on the patient’s chest to monitor ECG, pulse, blood oxygen, respiration and temperature in real-time.

Dr. Sudhir Borgohna is…  

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Brothers in AI

Jun 30, 2017

Abhinav and Raghav Aggarwal dropped out of their MBAs at ISB Hyderabad and IIM Ahmedabad to build an AI platform for banks, retailers and e-commerce customers. The two self-taught coders want to build the de-facto plug-and…  

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How GreyOrange deployed robots to increase efficiency in Warehouses

Jun 30, 2017

Tiger Global and Blume Ventures funded GreyOrange,  a company that manufactures and deploys advanced robotics systems for automation at warehouses, distribution and fulfilment centres, is all set to serve new verticals like pharma and retail and expand into newer geographies…  

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The Man-Machine Combination

Jun 30, 2017

Pulkit Gaur had been obsessed with robots since his childhood and turned his passion into a business in 2007. Today, Gridbots has to its credit several firsts in the robotics sector including building India’s first under water robot for…  

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Can artificial intelligence enhance the medical diagnosis process?

Jun 30, 2017

Backed by a string of notable investors including pi Ventures, Accel, IDG and Flipkart’s Sachin and Binny Bansal, SigTuple, is soon launching its flagship solution, Manthana, which will use AI models to analyse medical data, for various diagnostics processes…  

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Waiting in the Wings

Jun 30, 2017

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Ideaforge, which has made deep inroads into defence and police forces with its unmanned aerial vehicle system, NETRA, is now gearing up to serve public sector companies. The company’s secret sauce: its longevity; the company was started up long…  

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Robot with A smile

Jun 30, 2017

Vishnu Engineering’s Robot helps improve customer service for a range of service industries and has already demonstrated its success in banks and airports

“Hello, I am Lakshmi, how can I help you?” greets the robot as one walks into…  

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Betting on Augmented Reality

Jun 30, 2017

Ideaspring Capital-backed Whodat.in wants to build a technology stack to enable developers to build augmented reality apps with a lot more ease. The company saw early traction after winning a hackathon in Sri Lanka and its stint with…  

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Drone Technology: A View from the Top

Jun 30, 2017

Quidich’s drones captures crucial data for industrial clients, with the primary goal of enabling better decision-making for their clients

Finding survivors under debris; surveying power transmission assets to calculate damage and loss; collecting data in remote and inaccessible…  

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Wishfin’s pivot to become an end-to-end personal finance platform

Jun 29, 2017

Franklin Templeton-backed Wishfin wants to become the ‘go to’ digital destination for all personal finance needs including loans, insurance and investment management.

Web-based lending platform, Deals4loans, has reemerged in a new avatar as Wishfin, offering an end-to…  

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Year-1 at Fisdom

Jun 29, 2017

Backed by Saama Capital and a string of angel investors, 12-month old fintech startup, Fisdom understood and tackled head-on several challenges posed on the customer acquisition front. Its key strategy: deeply understand all types of customer challenges, and…  

GoFrugal launches GST ready solutions the digital way

Jul 17, 2017

Chennai, India: GoFrugal Technologies, one of the 34 GSTN authorized GST Suvidha providers, is proud to launch its GST ready business management solutions. GoFrugal’s solutions help automate processed in Retail, Restaurant, Distribution and downstream supply chain management businesses.

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