Startup news and updates: daily roundup (June 30, 2022)

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Vedantu launches its first hybrid learning centre in Muzaffarpur

Edtech unicorn Vedantu has launched its first hybrid Vedantu Learning Centre in Muzaffarpur.

The courses provided at the centre will cover preparation for IIT JEE and NEET, a two-year course for students of Grade 11th and a one-year course for the dropper batch.

Students will be divided into a batch of twenty-five per class to ensure every child gets personalised attention, a statement said. Every student will be provided their personal Wi-Fi and 4G enabled tablet, to interact in class and study at home, the startup said.

As a part of this initiative, students will be provided hi-tech interactive classrooms, immersive 3-D content, and will be able to get doubts cleared in class and attempt interactive quizzes at an affordable price point.

Vedantu founders (from left): Anand Prakash, Pulkit Jain and Vamsi Krisha

Stockbroking platform Dhan partners with Bootstrap startup AnaStrat

Mumbai-based stock broking platform Dhan has entered into a partnership with AnaStrat, an analytical platform for day Traders.

The partnership will give Dhan seamless access to all the value-added AI-based services such behavioural analytics and critical insights to improve the traders' performance provided by Anastrat.

Anastrat, headquartered in Bengaluru, was founded in 2021. The AI-powered post-trade analytics platform incorporates a patented system to assess and improve a professional Trader’s capabilities and performance while also giving learning and upskilling tools to newcomers to the stock market.

PharmEasy deploys Unicommerce’s SaaS platform for marketplace operations

Healthcare app Pharmeasy has partnered with Unicommerce to deploy a vendor management system to support its marketplace operations. Its vendor network will also be able to use Unicommerce's platform for managing all ecommerce orders. 

Unicommerce technology will automate the process of allocating orders to vendors, resulting in faster deliveries, PharmEasy said in a statement. Additionally, vendors using Unicommerce solutions will be able to integrate all their inventory on PharmEasy and provide consumers with a wider selection of products. 

It will ensure operational efficiency and elevate the post-purchase experience for the end consumers, the statement added.

Dassault partners with Skill-Lync to upskill 10k engineering students annually

Paris-based Dassault Systèmes has entered into a partnership with Skill-Lync to upskill over 10,000 engineering students and professionals annually for co-branded talent transformation programmes.

The collaboration aims to embed industry practices into the engineering curriculums by providing students with project-based learning modules, frugal engineering practices, as well as training and certifications in the latest, groundbreaking technologies.

Dassault Systèmes will also train Skill-Lync support engineers with more than 10 years of experience, to help them impart cutting-edge education to the students. 

The collaboration is focused on improving graduate employability, bridging the gap between industry and academia and empowering the workforce of the future, an official statement said.

Co-founders Suryanarayanan P (left) and Sarangarajan V

spocto onboards former Zomato, Google, Amazon tech leaders 

spocto, a Yubi company and tech organisation, has appointed former Zomato, Google, and Amazon tech leaders to bolster its capabilities in debt collection through innovation in Big Data, ML and Conversational AI.

The newly appointed leaders—Vivek Srikantan, Ashish Khurana, and Sudarshan Radhakrishnan—will take on the responsibilities of Vice President, Engineering, Senior Director Engineering and Head of Product Excellence respectively.

Vivek comes with over two decades of building core tech platforms at companies like HP, Amazon and Google, while Ashish has previously transformed Zomato’s food chain value into a more effective and scalable value chain. 

Sudarshan, Head of Product Excellence, comes from organisations like Standard Chartered and Tata Consultancy Services, where he led efforts on Voice AI and Data Science.

This synergy of deep technical expertise in boosting spocto’s data infrastructure and conversational AI capabilities will benefit its partners, ecosystems, and customers, a press release said.

(This is an ongoing story and will be updated with the latest news throughout the day.)

Edited by Affirunisa Kankudti

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