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Dozee is India’s only contactless health monitor which silently tracks a user’s heart, respiration, sleep patterns, stress levels, cardiac contractions, apnea and more while sleeping. Its AI algorithms enable early detection of any health deterioration which has provide to be a lifesaver in over 50 use cases already. The health information captured by the device, can be accessed remotely by doctors/caretakers on Dozee’s patient monitoring system and its app. Its integration of an SpO2 (pulse oximeter) has been instrumental in providing continuous remote monitoring to Covid-19 patients, keeping nurses and doctors safe from exposure to infection.

AI healthcare startup Dozee raises Rs 12.5 cr led by YourNest Venture Capital and others

Mauna is a comprehensive platform that brings together a host of natural language and speech models in a declarative product. The core product is a framework for creating natural-sounding, intelligent conversational agents without having to learn advanced AI, NLU or deep learning, etc. It is building an API that allows traditional web developers to build sophisticated chat/voice bots for their business or domain with very little effort and very little Machine Learning expertise required. It plans to do that by empowering web developers to build a state of the art voice user experiences without having to learn the nuances of AI/ML technology used to build these experiences. It uses a novel approach combining Controlled Natural Languages (CNLs), Deep Learning and Ontology construction that allows developers to build more powerful experiences for their end-user.

Miko

MIKO (formerly Emotix) is an edutainment companion robot that engages with young children and pre-teens. Being emotionally intelligent, it has the potential to replace mobile and television as an interactive friend. The company started selling its robots in the United States during the Thanksgiving weekend of 2019 and received an extraordinary response from customers there with more than 5,804 Mikos sold only in a single month i.e. December. The company is confident that in the quarter Jan-Mar ’20 it will be able to achieve a revenue of over US$3 mn.

Emotix-India’s first companion robotics start-up secures $2M funding led by YourNest and IDG Ventures India

CRON Systems has evolved into a system platform to plug the gap between complex 3D Sensors and real-world applications – senseEDGE, is a platform which bridges this by processing raw 3D sensing data in real time so that the end user can use the power of 3D Sensors for varied applications ranging from Robotics, Automation, Infrastructure, ADAS and City Management to Security and Surveillance. The power of senseEDGE fused with 3D Sensors removes the overhead of end user to engineer perception on raw 3D sensing data. With an order book of US$ 14 mn in hand, the focus of the company is towards executing this in the next 18-24 months, along with building a healthy pipeline.

CRON Systems Secures Funds from YourNest

3rdFlix

3rdFlix is an EduTech company with a vision to bring personalised, affordable, immersive and experiential learning to the doorstep of every aspiring student. Uses visual effects and technologies such as AI, VR, AR and Mixed Reality to create lifelike experiences for enhanced learning. Starting April 2020, the company is targeting the launch of a new vertical of experiential learning which will be a game changer for the business.

3rdFlix, an EdTech VFX start-up raises $5M led by Exfinity Ventures, YourNest and others

Lavelle Networks is India’s first Software Defined Networking (SDN) platform that solves the biggest challenges for enterprises connecting over a Wide Area Network (WAN). Lavelle is the leader in SD-WAN deployments for BFSI customers, winning against incumbents. It as also successfully demonstrated its ability to connect to 1,000 locations within 15 days and has shown 5x growth in the quarter Oct-Dec ’19.

YourNest Venture Capital leads $2M Series A funding round in Lavelle Networks

Trezi (SmartVizx) is transforming workplace design by enabling data visualisation and aggregation, and collaboration through the use of immersive Virtual Reality. The company has now received global validation from the United States, Japan and Singapore from where it has gained subscriptions by large enterprise customers. To support its international expansion, Trezi is raising a bridge round of funding to the tune of US$ 1 mn.

YourNest, IAN Invest $1.45 Mn In Virtual Reality Startup SmartVizX

CredRight uses surrogate data leveraging ROSCA (Rotating Savings and Credit Associations)/Chit Funds for providing EMI loans to under-served MSMEs. There are over 10,000 registered chit funds in India with more than 7 mn subscribers and US$ 10 bn annual payouts with most of the subscribers having a chit repayment history of more than 5 years. The company’s loan book is growing 15% month on month and it aims to have a loan book of US$ 12-14 mn in the next 12 months.

Fintech startup CredRight Raises $1.3 Mn Pre-Series A Funding from YourNest and Accion

Orbo brings visual enhancements using real-time super-resolution tech for video/images as well as contextual enhancement using SmartFIX. SmartFIX is an AI-based ‘one-click’ image and video enhancement framework that understands the overall ambient information of the image or video to convert any low-resolution video/images to produce 2K or 4K video output/high-resolution image in real-time. Thanks to its tie-ups with international tech giants like Intel, Orbo possess an unfair advantage in terms of go-to-market, future technological roadmap and minimising customer acquisition cost.

Global Investors bet on visual enhancement startup, Orbo AI raises Pre-Series A round $1.6 mn.

Uniphore

Uniphore, a global conversational AI technology company that builds transformational customer engagement solutions for businesses by offering software for conversational analytics, assistant and conversational security. Uniphore is growing at a fast pace with expected Exit ARR (Annual Recurring Revenue) for FY20 touching US$ 22 mn as opposed to US$ 8 mn in FY19. The company is planning to raise a bridge round in the next 6-9 months which may be used to provide exit to the earlier investors.

YourNest Angel Fund, Indian Angel Network and investor Ray Stata invest in Uniphore Software Systems

Momspresso is India’s largest content-led community for mothers with a total traffic of over 58 mn and 91 mn page views per month. Enrolled over 12,000 bloggers and 4,000 video creators across more than 10 regional languages which has created over 1.6 lakh content pieces. The company is said to continue its growth of doubling revenue and is planning to raise a Series-B round of US$ 10-15 mn in the next 12 months.

YourNest Angel Fund Invests in Gurgaon Based Startup MyCity4Kids

Cove IoT has created a unique end-to-end IoT platform for brands to launch exciting smart wearables including apparels for sports and fitness, health and wellness, digital payments, smart homes, safety and special needs. The company is in the process of launching 6-8 new brands on its platform in the budget- to mid-category segment to target the masses which will enable it to reach a unique user base of 6 mn by end-2020 as against 2 mn currently. Also, the company was recently recognised as among the Top 20 Hottest Startups 2019 in Singapore by the Singapore Business Review.

KaHa, one of YourNest’s leading Consumer IoT Portfolio Company, raises US$4.5 million to fuel expansion drive

pCloudy is World’s first cloud-based, AI-powered autonomous testing platform for mobile applications. Released AI-powered self-testing bot for mobile applications – Certifaya – cutting down testing time for organisations by 60%. With 5 out of top 10 global system integrators as their channel partners, pCloudy is expected to grow exponentially from here.

YourNest leads Pre-Series A investment in Smart Software (SSTS Inc)

Thriwe (GolfLan) along with its market-leading Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) platform for golf, the company has branched out to new customer engagement solutions in lifestyle, airport and travel services, hotel, dining, etc, with a new brand identity – Thriwe. The company is now planning to raise US$ 5 mn in the next 6-9 months to support the growth of the new business verticals it has entered into.

GolfLAN raises funding from YourNest

Arya.ai building an autonomous stack for financial services using Deep Learning. The technology helps make information retrieval simple and easy. On track to grow multi-fold in FY21. The company has been focusing on executing POCs and thereby building a strong pipeline for its order book. It has also been able to acquire large enterprise customers like ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Lombard, etc, during the year.

Artificial intelligence startup Arya.ai raises $750k from YourNest

TWID (Fashalot) is a global unified loyalty membership mobile platform, is a new mode of payment for all your expenses. TWID allows reward points of all banks, retail, entertainment, airlines, fuel, F&B and travel to be clubbed and can be redeemed across any online and offline retail store. TWID has launched its app on the Android platform and will soon be available on iOS too.

Fashalot Secures Pre-Series A Funding Led by YourNest

SmartQ provides end-to-end corporate cafeteria management using digital cafeteria technology. Integrated with multiple new payment instruments including Zeta Meal Card, Sodexo, Razorpay and UPI to boost digital ordering. Digitised over 110 cafeterias including those of Goldman Sachs, Reliance Industries, Intel, Dell, etc. The company is currently transacting over 130,000 orders per day.

Food court app SmartQ raises pre-Series A funding from YourNest Angel Fund

Aahaa Digiprocure transforms user experience by offering an amazing catalogue interface and real-time product analytics for data-driven decisions. It allows users to implement impeccable purchase controls. Using APIs, DigiProcure integrates many types of internal and external systems like ERP, warehouse management systems, financial systems and shipment tracking.

Aahaa raises $1M from YourNest Angel Fund and others

Simpli5d, the company behind NLPCaptcha, is India’s first audience centric digital engagement platform, offering a bouquet of digital ad platforms – NLPCaptcha, NLPVideo and NLPMobile – providing guaranteed engagement with the target audience being the common underlying thread of all these platforms. Its patent pending technology enables advertisers to target their end customers across devices & ad-formats in a way that ensures 100% attention & interaction, hence establishing a very high brand recall.

Simpli5d Technologies raises pre-Series A funding from YourNest & Udaan Angel Partners