The last couple of days have been filled with devastating stories from the Nepal earthquake which had its effect in North India as well. The victims need all the help possible and people from across the globe are coming together to pool in efforts. If you want to donate, Paytm is doubling the amount you donate and will be given to Government of India's Nepal specific relief fund.
On the startup side, the momentum has been up. We published a Q1 2015 funding report earlier in April: Indian startup investments have increase by 300% in Q1 2015, beating China in the number of deals. Here are three startups that caught our eye:
GREX Alternative Investments Market Pvt. Ltd. is a Mumbai based financial services institution involved in building solutions that combine high finance with high technology. The company has just rolled-out its exchange like platform to bring together private eligible investors and high growth unlisted companies for information exchange and securities transactions.
Founded in 2012 by Abhijeet Bhandari, Manish Kumar, Sanjay Nishank & Surojit Nandy, GREX started with the aim of coming up with a structured and convenient way to raise capital from high quality, approved private investors and provide liquidity options for exit.
A data analytics company, Datawrkz operates in the niche area of display advertising with a variety of Advertising technology companies around the world. A services company till now, Datawrkz is launching two products now.
lvlUP is an exclusive platform for mid-sized publishers that helps them tap programmatic demand to increase their yield. With lvlUP, publishers get to fulfil their monetization needs, with 100% Fill Rate and maximized revenues.
Vizibl is focused towards mid-sized agencies, brands and media buyers. With this product, Datawrkz provides access to the best real-time bidding platforms in the world.Think of it as the Facebook marketing platform of programmatic advertising, giving massive scale to PC and mobile-based campaigns.
Founded by IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, Senthil Govindan and Anand Prakash, Datawrkz is bootstrapped and they consciously decided to enter services to build revenue for the their products which will now bw going out to the market.
Shareboard is a mobile file sharing app which allows users to share files with his or her phone contact and nearby users. Shareboard is started by by team of 5 people (ex IITians, ex Oracle, ex Goldman Sacs) - Pawan Kumar, Divyanshu Singh, Arpita Singh, Gagan Chaudhary, Ranjeet Kumar.
With Shareboard, users can share any size or type (photos, videos, documents, apps, folders etc.) of files instantly. And there is no size limit, users can share a 1MB or a 10GB file quickly since there is no upload required at the time of sharing. These files can be shared with one individual or more than group of 100 people at the same time. The company has been incubated at Joyful Frog Digital Incubator in Singapore and has just come out with its version 2.0.
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