NCW celebrates 26th anniversary, to focus on women entrepreneurship in India

  • On Thursday, The National Commission for Women (NCW) initiated a dialogue on “Empowering Women Through Entrepreneurship”, on the occasion of its 26th anniversary.
  • The half-day anniversary dialogue was attended by guests such as Virendra Kumar, Minister of State, Ministry of Women and Child; Rakesh Srivastava, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, and women entrepreneurs like  Chetna Gala Sinha, Founder, Mann Deshi Bank & Foundation;  Revathi Roy, CEO, of
  • At the event, Virendra Kumar urged NCW to organise similar dialogues in different states of the country so that women could be inspired to become entrepreneurs.
  • Chaired by  Shaili Chopra, Founder of SheThePeople, the panel discussion saw participation from Rekha Sharma, Chetna Gala Sinha, Sunita Sanghi, Senior Adviser, Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship; Ram Mohan Mishra, Addl.

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After bans from Apple and Google, Sarahah debuts Enoff, an iOS app for anonymous feedback at work

  • Sarahah, the anonymous messaging app founded in Saudi Arabia that became an unexpected viral sensation with teens, clocking up over 300 million registered users before getting banned by Apple and Google over bullying, is making a return to the App Store — but not as you might think.
  • The startup has launched a new, free iOS app called Enoff (pronounced “enough”) aimed at organizations, tapping into the wave of employee activism and speaking out about unfair practices to provide a way for people in a team to give anonymous, one-way feedback to bosses and human resources reps.
  • Enoff is going head to head with a number of alternatives already in the market for giving “anonymous” feedback in the workplace, including other apps like Blind as well as incumbent solutions that business might already have in place for getting feedback.
  • Specifically, Sarahah is now tapping into APIs from bigger tech companies like Google to develop better filters that go beyond keywords to flag content based on sentiment and inference.
  • “Focusing on this objective will help us grow our business even when other services like us have failed.

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MoneyOnClick: Orios Venture Partners, Kalaari Capital invest $2.15M

  • Orios Venture Partners, Kalaari Capital invest $2.15M. MoneyOnClick, which is a lending startup has now secured $2.5 Million in the seed funding round from the Orios Venture partners, 3one4 capital, Kalaari Capital.
  • MoneyOnCLick founded in 2018 by Vishal Chopra, and Himanshu Gupta offers a lending platform to the users who fall outside the margins of the formal banking system due to their lack of credit history or low credit ratings.
  • This fintech business is addressing a large and known gap in the lending space in India that goes beyond Tier 1 cities.

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Whopping $250,000 up for grabs! WhatsApp announces challenge for entrepreneurs, start-ups in partnership with Start-up India

  • The challenge was first announced in October 2018; but this time the social messaging app will award $250,000 prize money to the top five winners ($50,000 each) in partnership with Invest India.
  • The relevant industries for startup ideas range include several fields that include AI, AR VR (Augmented + Virtual Reality), analytics, food & beverages, waste management, transportation to marketing, fashion, among others.
  • The themes for the startup challenge are rural economy, citizen safety, healthcare, financial and digital inclusion and education.

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Bosch Demo Day raises a toast to graduating startups and mentors from DNA 2.0 Cohort

  • Bosch India’s accelerator programme DNA has been leveraging its technical and business capabilities to support and encourage the startup ecosystem since 2017.
  • Now in its second cohort, the programme showcased solutions from 11 innovative startups at the Demo Day held on January 28, 2019 at Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI), Bengaluru.
  • The eleven startups from the second cohort that graduated from the programme are  Sastra Robotics, Sofocle Technologies, Drone Aerospace, InGo Electric, Playment, Anakage, Fulcharge, Krishitantra, Dimension NXG, iFuture Robotics, and DACS Mobility Solutions.
  • The journey of a startup with Bosch acceleratorDebasis Goswami, Head, DNA Startup Alliance Program welcomed the gathering, which comprised Bosch leaders such as Vijay Ratnaparkhe, President – RBEI, Soumitra Bhattacharya, President & MD – Bosch India, Dattatreya Gaur, VP and Head – Mobility Solutions, Aravind Raman, Head- Country Strategy & Business Development – Bosch India, and  Ashish Nainawatee, Senior General Manager – Strategy and Business Development.
  • SystemsFounded by Kishore J, Drone Aerospace Systems provides drone sub-systems like autopilots, control systems, and drone as a system.
  • Participants included Dipanjan Gope, CEO, Simyog Technology, Dattatreya Gaur, VP & Head of Mobility BU, Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions, Amrita Gandikota, Manager – Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Startup Connect, Aravind Raman, Head – Strategy and Business Development Bosch India, Varadarajan Krishna, Managing Director, Induct AS, 100 Open Startups, and the discussion was moderated by Manjunatha Hebbar, Founder, Buoyanci.

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Decoding Harness: How this one-year old startup is helping companies deliver code to production in a faster, more secure and reliable manner.

  • Today, delivering applications faster has become imperative to deliver a good customer experience, and businesses must constantly update features, integrate new ones without the fear of breaking things.
  • CD tools model, deploy, and visualise application pipelines, orchestrate the deployment process, automate the entire delivery and release pipeline between development and production, and support technology use cases such as containers, microservices, test data management, and vulnerability tracking.
  • According to technology experts and industry observers, the reason for this gap is that a Continuous Delivery platform needs to integrate with a significant number of DevOps tools.
  • While these are impactful, what really makes Harness unique is its focus on providing reliable performance.
  • Harness addresses this vital challenge by leveraging Machine Learning to know what events are benign and what events are new, unique, and anomalous to the apps and business.

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Insurtech Startup Kruzr Raises $1.3 Mn from Saama Capital and Better Capital

  • Kruzr has raised 1.3 Million USD (Rs. 9.5 Cr) for its seed round led by Saama Capital with participation from Better Capital.
  • Kruzr is a preventive motor insurance technology which helps insurance companies personalize policy premiums & improve their risk model by delivering an engaging preventative driving assistant to their customers.
  • Kruzr is founded by Pallav Singh, Ayan, and Jasmeet Singh Sethi.
  • Kruzr blends the power of voice technology and artificial intelligence in its personal driving assistant that helps drivers minimize mobile distractions, drowsy driving, speeding and external risks like weather and accident-prone zones.

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