TechSparks Flashback – 2013
As we are gearing up for TechSparks 2014, applications for TECH30 have started pouring in in overwhelming numbers. Some really exciting products with exceptional use of technology and world class innovation are being in various corners of India. But when we walk down memory lane, we see some insanely awesome startups that were a part of previous editions like in 2010, 2011, 2012. Here’s a list of the world changing startups from the TechSparks 2013 edition.
Founders: Krishnan Raman, Derick Jose, Srikanth Muralidhara
Growth Post TechSparks: Got backed by Sillicon Valley’s leading fund The Hive, won the Startup Beacon Zinnov award at Confluence 2014, amongst finalists in Large Enterprises solution category in Microsoft`s code for honor award in 2014, winner of TiECon 2014
Founded in 2012, Flutura is a niche Big Data analytics solutions company with a vision to transform operational outcomes by monetizing machine data. It does so by triangulating economic impactful signals from fragmented data pools. Flutura offers two products – Cerebra Signal Studio, Cerebra ROVi for Industries in Oil & Gas, Utilities, Smart Buildings and Heavy Industries sectors.
Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA, USA (Development Centre in Bangalore)
Founders: Suresh Shankar, Srikant Sastri, Ivaturi Vijay Kumar
Growth Post TechSparks: Raised $1.2M from Jungle Ventures, finalist in Code_n Awards in Europe’s largest technology showcase CEBIT-2014, winner of TiE Silicon Valley’s TiE 50 Awards, finalist at IBM’s Watson Mobile Developer Challenge
Founded in 2012, Crayon Data is focused on simplifying big data by providing clarity and simplicity in choice. Crayon Data believes that existing providers and technology approaches are vested in complexity. Crayons’ SimplerChoices (B2C and B2B) is a Choice Engine that brings the power of big data and analytics to enterprises in an easy to use and off-the-shelf solution.
Headquarters: Singapore (Development Centre in Chennai)
Founders: Achal Aggarwal, Prabhat Saraswat, Saurabh Arora
Growth Post TechSparks: Raised funding from KAE Capital and Angels
Founded in 2012, Memetic Labs is a New Delhi based startup that has developed a social customer support product called Airwoot founded by two Ph.D dropouts who were aiming for a moonshot and then later added their third co-founder. Airwoot was part of the 8th batch of Morpheus Accelerator program. Airwoot aims to provide a realtime snapshot of the social stream from across media relating to your brand enabling a much better real time interaction and customer support. It also offers Barometer, which is a real-time infographic to gauge a brand’s social customer care practices.
Headquarters: New Delhi
2mpower Health Management Services Pvt. Ltd
Founders: Mohammed Hussain Naseem, Murtaza Beawerwala, Sreejith AC, Sourav Sipani
Growth Post TechSparks: Raised an undisclosed amount from former Infosys director TV Mohandas Pai invested in GetActive
Founded in 2012, 2mpower Health Management Services’ GetActive, was born after three years of intensive research from people with more than 300 man years of experience in wellness, disease management, information technology, motion sensor applications and behaviour psychology. CEO Naseem was former VP and head of healthcare business at IBM.
Mad Street Den
Founders: Anand Chandrasekaran, Ashwini Asokan
Growth Post TechSparks: Launched Mad Stack for Developers
Founded in 2013, Mad Street Den is here to make machines more useful by making them a bit more human: fun, intelligent and relevant. They will sense as babies, observe and play as youngsters, learn and change with you as they grow older. Mad (Mind Abled Devices) dabbles in artificial intelligence. Mad Street Den’s goal is to bring computer vision to every device from high end displays to low end smartphones using it’s cloud based machine learning platform.
Founders: Prasanna Raghavendra, Pradeep Prabhu
Growth Post TechSparks: Microsoft has entered into a partnership with CloudMunch to enable Azure apps to go live faster and at lower costs
Founded in 2011, CloudMunch is democratizing DevOps by providing a powerful, extensible, full stack platform to make continuous delivery of applications & infrastructure, fast & easy. The firm promises a 40% reduction in costs and at least 30% reduction in time to market. The founding team with extensive experience at Infosys, brings a solid understanding of cloud into the building of this product.
Headquarters: Bellevue, WA, USA
Founders: Sunil Gaitonde, Dr. Shridhar Shukla, Atul Narkhede
Growth Post TechSparks: TiE50 2014 awards finalist, Zinnov Confluence 2014 startup beacon award, SIIA Software CODIE Awards 2014 for best video solution
kPoint enhances customer experience with discoverable videos that can be used in sales enablement, training and customer support. Founded in 2013, kPoint provides B2B solution in India with clients in the technical and manufacturing domain (e.g. Cognizant in tech and Kirloskar in manufacturing). The product is targeted towards companies that offer training to their employees and the clear mandate was to improve the internal know how within a company.
Headquarters: Chicago, IL, USA
Have you applied to TechSparks 2014 yet? If you are an entrepreneur, this is the one carnival you got to be a part of!