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News about Hyderabad based and Global Start-Ups which will motivate Start-Up Entrepreneurs!!

NASCCOM PRODUCT CONCLAVE 2015 – CHANCE TO CONNECT, SHOWCASE AND LEARN!!

NASSCOM PRODUCT CONCLAVE (NPC) is here again, an annual event that provides ample opportunities and a platform for the brilliant minds in the corporate world to convene. Scheduled on April 15th 2015, with less than …

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The ‘XX’s factor: Genetic Mapping in India!!

“A successful woman is that who builds a strong foundation with the bricks that are thrown at her”. -Unknown. Last Sunday marked the 106th International Women’s day. A long way has been explored from deprived …

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Startup aiming big in Smart City – Hack Mania

09 March, Hyderabad: A series of SmartCity Hackathons will be organized across India by a Hyderabad based Startup HackMania. Hackathons are events where programmers, designers and entrepreneurs come together to design and build products and …

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Hyderabad4Innovation aims to make the city the Innovation Hub & Start-up capital of the country

  Brings corporate, academia, incubators, accelerators, investors, etc. onto same platform to discuss faster growth of innovative Start-ups Launches Resources Directory for Start-ups in Hyderabad with details of over 100 Start-up enablers On 15th February, …

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Percept Live partners MeraEvents for end-to-end event technology solution

MeraEvents, India’s largest event listing, promotion and ticketing platform, today announced their exclusive partnership with Percept Live Pvt. Ltd, a popular media and communications company, offering their end-to-end event technology solutions, online and offline ticket …

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4 Start-Ups funded at TiE Startup Heroes challenge

2015 started with a bang for the Hyderabad Startup Ecosystem. Hyderabad based eKincare and Violet Street raised huge growth funds and it was exciting  to see 5 out of the 10 startups that pitched at …

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Hyderabad based health monitoring platform, eKincare raises INR 2 Crores in angel funding

Hyderabad-based  Healthcare Start-Up Aayuv Technologies Pvt Ltd, the company behind eKincare, an online platform that enables users to monitor their critical medical information and view it anywhere anytime, has secured Rs.2CR funding from city-based tech incubator-cum-seed fund Bitchemy …

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VioletStreet.com raises INR 2 Crore funding in angel round

Hyderabad based online fashion social network Start-Up, VioletStreet.com has raised INR 2 Crore in an angel round led by Venkat Vallabhaneni and Srinivasa Rao Paturi. The company will utilize the funds to scale its technology, grow …

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Hyderabadi makes it big in Silicon Valley

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Srikanth Nagandla, co-founder & CTO of Arktan, who has his roots in the city of Nawabs, had an early start to the festive season. On 16th December 2014, his five-year-old startup Arktan based out of Redwood City, California was acquired by Janrain, a Portland, Oregon based firm considered the leading provider of Customer Identity Management technology, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition brings together complementary product portfolios of both the firms thereby strengthening Janrain’s position in the social media space. Arktan had majority of its clients in the US and never made conscious attempt to cater to the Indian market. In 2014 Facebook partnered with Arktan for the on-air and digital graphics of the most watched cricket tournament of the year- Pepsi Indian Premier League. Some of the visuals used on-air can be seen below:

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eIn a candid chat with Startup Hyderabad, Srikanth described his journey till date. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science engineering from University of Madras and did his masters in Computer Science at Universitat Bremen, Germany where he specialized in Human Computer Interaction. Prior to his masters he worked briefly with a leading IT MNC in India and post his masters, joined a startup as its first employee in Germany. Working closely with founders of the startup, Srikanth found the experience as a great learning opportunity in terms of software development and building a startup. A few years later, he received a job offer in the Bay Area. Srikanth always dreamt of starting up in Silicon Valley. This job offer brought him closer to his dream as he moved to this part of the world.

Few years later in 2008, Srikanth met his co-founder Rahul Agarwal, an established valley professional with Juniper Networks, at a meetup in Fremont, California. Srikanth recommends the startup meetups as they not only help learn new technologies and innovative ideas but also are good grounds to find a co-founder. Having observed the potential of social media, which was in its infancy back then, the duo decided to venture into this space. The first version of Arktan was very different from its current enterprise product. Originally, Arktan was a consumer website that allowed a user to see a unified feed of friends’ latest content from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, etc. The pivotal point according to Srikanth was when “we realized that brands have their own digital properties, both web and mobile, but do not have enough fresh real-time content on their own properties. However, fans were creating a lot of interesting content about brands on social networks. So, we focused on helping brands aggregate and curate interesting social posts to their digital properties. Over the years, Arktan evolved by addressing the needs of its customers to what it is today”. Srikanth and his team would now be part of Janrain’s Customer Engagement Business Unit.

Throughout his startup journey Srikanth has been mentoring several aspiring entrepreneurs on a regular basis in the Valley and back in India, and intends to give back to the startup communities that supported him during his startup life. He can be reached on twitter @sriray.

About Janrain

Janrain makes it easy to know your customers and personalize every interaction. Its Customer Identity Management Platform helps companies build a unified view of their customers across all devices by collecting accurate customer profile data to power personalized marketing. The platform encompasses social loginregistrationcustomer profile data storagecustomer insightssingle sign-on, and user-generated content. Janrain powers customer identity management for brands like Universal Music Group, Pfizer, Samsung, Whole Foods, Fox News, Philips, Marvel, Mattel and Dr. Pepper. Founded in 2005, Janrain is based in Portland, Oregon, with offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Singapore, Bangkok and Redwood City, CA.

About Arktan

Arktan is a leading provider of innovative social curation and engagement products for major brands across a wide range of industries. The breadth and depth of Arktan products, robust platform, comprehensive APIs, enterprise-class dashboard, and innovative visualizations have made Arktan the industry-leading white-label SaaS social platform chosen by major brands for 24/7/365 deployments. Arktan has powered rich, innovative social experiences for a growing number of brands, including WWE, Walmart, A&E, Sony Music, TNT and TBS.

TiE announces Startup Heroes challenge

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) has announced Startup Heroes challenge, inviting start-ups in technology and non-technology spaces with a bankable business model.   Besides getting funding, these start-ups will get quality mentorship from experts from the …

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