Category: India

Microsoft Accelerator partners with Wipro to work with startups

India: Microsoft Accelerator has partnered with Wipro to provide startups with go-to-market opportunities and integrate their solutions with select Wipro solutions.

Infosys Innovation Fund Invests $4.6 Mn In Stellaris Venture Partners

India: IT services company Infosys has announced to invest $4.6 Mn (INR 31.6 Cr) in Bengaluru based early-stage venture capital firm Stellaris Venture Partners. This investment is towards the first close of Stellaris’ fund and is in the form of Limited Partner (LP) interest, being routed through its Innovation Fund.

Target’s accelerator program opens for the 5th batch

India: ‘If we don’t disrupt ourselves, someone else will’. This is the ideology behind the Target Accelerator Program – a four-month engagement program – where selected startups get to work with the business teams at Target to develop, scale, and test their products in a live retail environment.

Bosch India launches 18-week startup accelerator program

India: Bosch India has launched its first accelerator program for startups called ‘discover, nurture and align- DNA.’ The 18 week program offers startups the opportunity of gaining access to Bosch’s working environment.

Infosys invests Rs 14.5 crore in Danish artificial intelligence start-up

India :Infosys Ltd has invested 14.92 millon Danish krone (Rs 14.5 crore) from its “innovation fund” in UNSILO, a Danish artificial intelligence start-up focused on advanced text analysis.

Infosys invests undisclosed amount in US-based start-up TidalScale

India: Infosys Ltd has invested an undisclosed amount to pick up a stake in TidalScale, a California-based start-up founded by Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka’s former SAP colleague Ike Nassi.

T-Hub, ICRISAT launch accelerator for agri-tech startups

India: Startup incubator T-Hub has teamed up with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) to launch an accelerator programme for agri-tech startups in order to increase incomes of small farmers and to promote entrepreneurship in agriculture through the utilisation of ICT.

Barclays’ Rise Accelerator unveils first batch of 10 FinTech startups

India: The accelerator will provide the 10 selected startups with access to Barclays’ technology, insight and expertise. They will also get dedicated access to onsite mentors and advisors

4 Indian startups take wings with Airbus aerospace accelerator in Bengaluru

India: BizLab was conceptualised as a global network of accelerators whereby Airbus’ innovators and start-ups come together and try to overcome barriers by combining scale and agility.

Startupbootcamp launches fintech accelerator program in India – backed by ICICI Bank, RBL Bank, AZB & PWC

India: ICICI Bank, ICICI Lombard, RBL Bank, AZB & Partners and PwC join as founding institutions in program’s expansion to India market, following success in London, New York, and Singapore

GE Healthcare launches its first healthcare accelerator

India: GE Healthcare, the healthcare technology division of GE, has launched the company’s first healthcare accelerator, five.eight, aimed at improving healthcare outcomes for developing economies.

Microsoft Accelerator’s latest batch has only B2B ventures

India: With Microsoft Accelerator shifting its focus from early-stage startups to later-stage ones, the average age of its latest batch of 13 startups is 4.5 years, with many of them generating at least $2 million in revenue. And they are all B2B startups.