July, 22, 2017

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

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

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Year-1 at Fisdom

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 solve it one by one.

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IoT Makes Banks and Retail Chains More Energy Efficient

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 focus remains on the BFSI and Retail sector, with its solution deployed across 500 customer sites.

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Building a Data Analytics company for Industrial Sectors

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.

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Detecting Breast Cancer Early

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 screening model by conducting clinical trials with well-known hospitals to convince them about the solution’s utility.

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Filling the vacuum between an ICU and a general ward

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.

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Brothers in AI

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-play AI platform that is sector-agnostic.

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How GreyOrange deployed robots to increase efficiency in Warehouses

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 across Europe.

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The Man-Machine Combination

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 BARC and conceptualizing the country’s first collaborative robot called cobot that works in tandem with humans.

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Can artificial intelligence enhance the medical diagnosis process?

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. While the current solution is designed for peripheral blood smear analysis, the company is building a portfolio of solutions for blood, urine, semen, retinal and chest x-ray analysis.

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Waiting in the Wings

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 before drone technology became a buzzword.

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Robot with A smile

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

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Betting on Augmented Reality

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 Microsoft Accelerator.

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Drone Technology: A View from the Top

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

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In conversation with Manish Singhal, founding partner of pi Ventures

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.

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