TLabs is an Noida based startup accelerator that started its fifth batch in the third week of February, 2014.With this batch, TLabs – an initiative of Times Internet, takes its portfolio count to 30 startups. Here is the list of 7 companies selected for the fifth batch:
Fashupp is a social fashion platform to discover and create interactive mashups of latest fashion trends and looks thereby to increase user engagement, leading to more online sales. Currently, Fashupp provides catalogue of more than 200 thousand apparels and accessories from a range of large and boutique ecommerce stores.
ParallelDots is a tool that allows any content archive to be presented in a story using advanced techniques of NLP and machine learning. For publishers and bloggers, it automatically creates timeline of any event using their archive and present it in an interactive, intuitive and easy-to-navigate interface on their webpage.
Vidgyor enables broadcasters and content distributors monetize live TV streams by inserting targeted mid-roll ads on any internet connected device. It increases advertising inventory and optimizes revenue by aggregating ad-networks.
Ghar360 is a cloud based 3D augmented reality platform for home design that allows users to customize and visualize their dream home even before they buy or build. It also allows architects and builders to exhibit their projects in an innovative way which can be used as a quick sales and marketing tool.
Spayee enables institutes to set up cloud based smart digital libraries comprising of eBooks and other educational content such as notes, assignments, project reports etc. The personalized platformalso allows users to link their notes and resources to any topic while providing accessibility from anywhere and across any device.
TakeZero is organizing the currently disparatetalent industry by providing a marketplace to connect creative and performingartists like models and actors with talent agencies. Professionals can showcase their portfolios and build their personal brands while talent hunters can run campaigns and manage audition events online.
GreedyGame is a unique platform for advertisers to create highly effective and engaging digital marketing campaigns. With GreedyGame, brands get to tell their stories to the consumers using in-game characters while game developers get a new source of monetization through native advertising.
Startup accelerators in India have been in the news with the oldest Indian accelerator The Morpheus deciding to shift focus to more late stage startups. GSF has shifted to an international model with 4 companies in the batch of 12 being from out of India. Talking about this, Abhishek Gupta, head TLabs, says, “Contrary to popular belief that there are enough players in the ecosystem to help early stage startups, we think the system needs more accelerators with the right mindset and people. The founders and employees of accelerators should be ready to roll up their sleeves and work with the startups hands on. We have maintained that approach and will continue doing so in the future. We believe in building businesses and not business plans.”
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