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With Jio as their first client, these former Flipsters ease smartphone usage for new adopters

August 16, 2019

Bengaluru-based Jiny is tapping this underserved market and driving digital behaviour in Bharat. The startup has created an Assistive UI platform to guide new digital users in their language and direct them at every step of using an application.

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Jiny, the Startup Behind Jio Saarthi, Launches World's First AssistiveUI Platform for Businesses

July 30, 2019

Jiny has created a new class of mobile interfaces called Assistive user Interface (AUI). It’s a first-of-its-kind digital handholding solution that guides users at each and every step through vernacular speech hence making digital applications extremely easy to use. Consider it as a Google maps navigation inside an app. To enable any business add this unique assistive capability to their apps, Jiny has launched world's first AssistiveUI platform.

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Sheer passion for agriculture got us into the sector: Kunal prasad, co-founder and coo, CropIn

July 28, 2019

An agri-tech platform, which offers farm management software and mobile apps to agribusinesses, and data-led lending risk assessment. In 2010, Kunal Prasad, who previously worked at Tata Motors, observed that technologydriven solutions were not being implemented in the agri.

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Startups break new ground, use tech to help farmers

July 26, 2019

Startups and technology firms are trying to break into India’s agricultural landscape using newer business models. These firms are tapping governments, insurers, banks, farming co-operatives, development agencies and even corporate social responsibility programs to create a viable business and help farmers.

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Mighty millets for a more diversified diet

July 22, 2019

It is time to introduce millets into the kitchens of each household not only for a more diversified diet but also to tackle issues like obesity, malnutrition and under-nutrition among sections of the population. Millet promotion through various products is also imperative considering the vagaries of monsoon and to help dryland farmers, said principal scientist of city-based Indian Institute of Millet Research, B. Dayakar Rao on Sunday.

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Millets are group of highly nutritious cereal grains: Health Sutra

July 21, 2019

Millets, the ancient grains of India are a group of highly nutritious cereal grains that can grow in less fertile sails with very low inputs like fertilizers and pesticides.This was quoted in its” Whit Paper”, released by Health Sutra at a symposium on “Innovation in ancient grains, to suit modern lifestyle” held here on Sunday.

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India’s String Bio secures backing to convert methane to eco-feed products

July 1, 2019

Bangalore-based String Bio launched in 2012 to “address the impending food crisis” by helping the global food system ramp up sustainable sources of protein to feed a growing population. Its technology runs a double-duty, converting methane, a potent greenhouse gas, that would otherwise end up in the atmosphere into usable products, like animal feed.


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Early stage fund Ankur Capital invests in healthy snack startup ToBeHealthy

July 1, 2019

Early stage fund, Ankur Capital recently said that it has invested an undisclosed amount in Delhi-based snack brand, ToBeHealthy. This is the first institutional round raised by the startup and the funds will be used to expand its retail presence as well as set up manufacturing capabilities.

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String Bio raises funds from investors including Ankur Capital

June 27, 2019

Bangalore-based biotech startup String Bio announced on Thursday that it has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a number of investors including Ankur Capital. Other investors include Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), French investor Seventure Partners, Karnataka’s Information and Biotechnology Venture Fund (KITVEN), and Srinivasa Hatcheries.

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Digital Farmer

June 4, 2019

With the vision to ‘maximize per acre value’ and to ‘make every farm traceable’, CropIn is banking on cutting-edge technologies like Big Data analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Remote Sensing. It will enable its clients to analyze and interpret data to derive realtime actionable insights on standing crop.CropIn’s unique and innovative products are currently offered in a B2B model and cater to customer segments like agri-input companies, seed production companies, government, development agencies, CSR arms, exporters, banks, insurance companies and Commodity Traders.

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