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Top 20 Local Startup Investors in India

A list of 20 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Local startups based in India. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Local companies from India. We update this investor list every month.

Top 20 Local Startup Investors in India

Investor Local India investments
Himanshu Aggarwal 1
Pradeep Mittal 1
Shravan Shroff 1
Neeraj Goenka 1
Akash Agarwal 1
Vishal Maheshwari 1
Growth Story 1
Sanjay Mehta 1
Navlok Ventures 1
Anupam Mittal 1
Arihant Patni 1
Anirudh A Damani 1
Hyderabad Angels 1
NuVentures 1
Amit Patni 1
Manish Vij 1
iLabs Capital 1
Kishore Ganji 1
Sourabh Agarwal 1
Ravi Kiran 1
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Himanshu Aggarwal Angel · New Delhi, Delhi, India
Himanshu Aggarwal - Chief Growth Officer, SHL Group @ SHL
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Artificial Intelligence, Fitness
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • India, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Reevoy — Reevoy offers SMEs a solution to solve the working capital gap.
  • Zeda.io — Zeda.io is a product management suite that brings all the things needed to define, manage, and collaborate on your product at one place.
  • Pepper Farms — Pepper Farms is an agritech startup that helps farmers in organizing the vegetable production lifecycle by building a network of farms with end-to-end virtual management, customized agronomy, and direct market linkages.
Pradeep Mittal Angel · Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Pradeep Mittal - Director @ IndianMoney
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Investment focus
  • Local, Travel, Tourism
  • Series A
  • India
Portfolio highlights
  • Thrillophilia.com — Thrillophilia is a one stop solution for tours, activities and things to do in Indian subcontinent. Thrillophilia is the biggest activity travel curator for India. They simplify activity travel for the user by providing organized activity options while planning and unique local experiences while travelling.
Shravan Shroff Angel · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Shravan at various times has spoken at A league universities and campuses of the Symbiosis, IITs and IIMs. He has been sharing his thoughts and expertise on not just robust business models but also the unique worth of humane and ethical business practices in the process of value creation for the benefit of the coming management generation.Shravan’s efforts have not gone unnoticed as he is often acknowledged through numerous awards and recognitions including Society magazines Top 100 achievers(2005), India Today Young Guns Top 50(2005), STAR screen distribution and exhibition award and many more.Shravan’s name also figures in t Apart from this, Shravan is invited to address institutions like Chicago Business School, INSEAD, Symbiosis, IIT’s and IIM campuses from time to time and to speak at prestigious media events such as the IIFA Awards, FICCI and India Retail Summit.He is an active member of the Mumbai chapter of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) a US based non-profit organization, as well as Mumbai Angels, which is a unique platform to start up and very early stage companies by bringing them face to face with successful entrepreneurs, professionals and executives who are interested in and have the funds available to invest in start up companies.Shravan has also been chosen by the UB Group in its McDowell’s Signature Campaign as an ‘Icon of Success’. In 2005, Shravan was invited by the I& B Ministry to join the Censor Board of India as a member. Shravan was also the Co-Chairman of the Entertainment Sub-Committee of CII (Confederation of Indian Industries), Mumbai for the year 2004-2005.Shravan’s entrepreneurship has been recognised all over India.He lives in Mumbai with his wife Shunali and daughters Zara and Rania
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Investment focus
  • Travel Accommodations, Travel, Local
  • Seed
  • India, United Arab Emirates
Portfolio highlights
  • InvenZone — InvenZone is a niche networking platform for researchers and scientists focusing on solving the core pain points of researchers like discovering the right data, complexity of the research papers, tracking the research updates and connecting with the right community or people. The platform is backed by huge AI in solving the pain points. We havebuilt contextual semantic search & we are also including conceptual semantic search to make the discovery a very simple task. With Sparq (Semantic Parsing And Reasoning of Query), finding the answers to complex questions is effortless. Doing research becomes a lot simpler & efficient with many other technologies and tools that InvenZone offers. With research papers heading the social conversations, finding the right connections is now easy.
  • SeekSherpa — SeekSherpa is a Delhi-based mobile travel marketplace. SeekSherpa, which is still in test mode, was part of the January batch of VentureNursery. The accelerator conducts about two bootcamps a year for eight startups each.
  • HotelOnline — HotelOnline is the #1 revenue partner for the hospitality sector in Africa. More than 5,000 accommodation and restaurant partners in 24 countries have increased their revenue, and improved their customer experience with HotelOnline's technology-driven solutions. The HotelOnline Group includes Cloud9 - Africa's Lifestyle Network.
Neeraj Goenka Angel
Neeraj Goenka
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Investment focus
  • Local, Travel, Leisure
  • Seed, Series A
  • India
Portfolio highlights
  • InvenZone — InvenZone is a niche networking platform for researchers and scientists focusing on solving the core pain points of researchers like discovering the right data, complexity of the research papers, tracking the research updates and connecting with the right community or people. The platform is backed by huge AI in solving the pain points. We havebuilt contextual semantic search & we are also including conceptual semantic search to make the discovery a very simple task. With Sparq (Semantic Parsing And Reasoning of Query), finding the answers to complex questions is effortless. Doing research becomes a lot simpler & efficient with many other technologies and tools that InvenZone offers. With research papers heading the social conversations, finding the right connections is now easy.
  • SeekSherpa — SeekSherpa is a Delhi-based mobile travel marketplace. SeekSherpa, which is still in test mode, was part of the January batch of VentureNursery. The accelerator conducts about two bootcamps a year for eight startups each.
  • G.O.A.T Brand Labs — Purpose G.O.A.T is mono-maniacally focussed on the audacious goal of Making Indian D2C brands world...
Akash Agarwal Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Akash Agarwal is a veteran business executive in high technology with over 20 years experience spanning general management, marketing, product development, strategy, and sales. Akash's experience is in the mobile, enterprise and consumer Internet, at both small and large companies. Akash has been an entrepreneur, founding and running severalventure-backed Internet startups, and in management at HP (via Mercury acquisition) and Oracle Corporation. He holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Computer Science (with honors) from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England. Akash is also a Charter Member of TIE (The Indus Entrepreneur TiE).EducationMBA, Harvard Business School, General Management (1998)Bsc. Hons. Comp Science, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (1990)
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Investment focus
  • Local, Music, Fitness
  • Seed
  • India
Portfolio highlights
  • Near.in — Near.in is building an ecommerce for local services. It is standardizing services so that these can be sold as an SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) - giving users a consistent and seamless experience. It helps user get standardized services across home needs, skills (music and dance classes), events (birthday activities) and wellness (dietician, yoga).
Vishal Maheshwari Angel · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Vishal Maheshwari is a Member of the Investment Committee at 9Unicorns. He attended Chetana's R. K. Institute of Management & Research.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Apps, Photography
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • India
Portfolio highlights
  • Siftr Labs — We are a technology company and have built a photo-curation platform using cutting edge artificial intelligence and deep learning. SIFTR platform aims to provides photo curation services. Our first offering is for photographers and consumers who click a lot of photos, post them on social or backup platforms, but then have a hard time in findingthe relevant photos, when required.
  • Kiko Live — KIKO TV is India's first social commerce platform for "Assisted shopping" powered by AI. Dedicated team with a vision to connect buyers directly to sellers and build trust between them through digitisation of shops, stores and brands. Contact: shivam+contact@kiko.media
  • STAGE — STAGE is an Indian language content platform for artist-led entertainment.
Growth Story VC Fund · Bangalore, Karnataka, India
GrowthStory is an entrepreneurship platform that promotes greenfield ventures. They work with passionate professionals and marquee VCs to create category leaders such as BigBasket.com, BlueStone.com and Portea Medical. They focus on consumer internet, healthcare, technology, education and the "India-retail consumption" sectors.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Food and Beverage
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • India, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • YantraLive — Heavy Equipment Ownership Simplified for
  • BigBasket — BigBasket is an online food and grocery store that delivers personal and household needs right to customers' doorstep. The company believes in being smart, quick, and efficient making life as leisurely as possible.Customers can browse through the vast range of products at bigbasket.com, order, and get them to be delivered at thecustomers' own convenient time slot. The company handpicks each and every product, putting it through a safety packaging process, and delivering to customers' home.
  • CredR — Whether Buy & Sell Used Bikes or buy & sell Scooters online in India, CredR- the one-stop solution for all. Get 100% verified used two-wheelers in just 3 simple steps. No Legal Hassles. Premium Refurbished Bikes.
Sanjay Mehta Angel · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sanjay Mehta is Member of the Board of Advisors at LogiNext Solution.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, Information Technology
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • India
Portfolio highlights
  • Nuo — Earn daily interest on Ether or get instant crypto backed loans
  • CoinDCX — CoinDCX is India's largest and safest cryptocurrency exchange where you can buy and sell Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with ease. CoinDCX, with its #TryCrypto mission, provides Indian crypto audience with a simple cryptocurrency trading app for seamless crypto-to-crypto (c2c) and fiat-to-crypto (f2c) experience.
  • Coolberg — Welcome to Coolberg - The Non-Alcoholic Beer brand from India. Our drinks are malt based crafted brews without alcohol (0.00% ABV), and can be consumed by all ages. The perfect drink to blend in and celebrate with your family and friends, Coolberg is indeed The Drink For All!
Navlok Ventures VC Fund · Lewisville, Texas, United States
We are a seed capital firm focused mainly on India-based companies. We invest in and partner with companies that offer products and services that have the potential to scale or tap into global markets. Our portfolio companies are characterized by strong management teams. In many cases, we will be the initial seed investor to the companies.
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Investment focus
  • Local, Travel, Tourism
  • Seed
  • India
Portfolio highlights
  • Thrillophilia.com — Thrillophilia is a one stop solution for tours, activities and things to do in Indian subcontinent. Thrillophilia is the biggest activity travel curator for India. They simplify activity travel for the user by providing organized activity options while planning and unique local experiences while travelling.
Anupam Mittal Angel · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Anupam started his entrepreneurial journey by founding People Group - A New Media & Entertainment group, which includes businesses such as Shaadi.com, Makaan.com, Mauj Mobile, and People Pictures. Today the group is recognized as one of the most innovative enterprises in the country. Besides his operational roles, Anupam is also one ofIndia's most active angel investors.He attended Boston College.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Financial Services
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • India, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Nasher Miles — Shop Good Quality Premium Luggage Bags, Suitcases & Laptop Backpacks online on Nasher Miles. Wide Range of Small & Medium Cabin Bags, Travel Luggage Bags Sets in different Colours & Designs.
  • ReFit Global — ReFit Global converts electronic waste into affordable technological gems for a sustainable future. Their objective is to raise awareness and confidence among gadget users about reconditioned products.
  • GrayQuest — GrayQuest Education Finance Pvt. Ltd provides Parents and Students with the most convenient and easiest option to pay fees to their Institute.
Arihant Patni Angel · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Arihant is the Managing Director of Patni Financial Advisors, a wealth management company that advises high net worth families on a wide range of investment options. He is also Co-founder and Director at Nirvana venture Advisors. Arihant began his career at his family business, Patni Computer Systems, one of the leading Indian IT businesses of thetime, where he held positions in the computer software and human resources departments, as well as being a business development and marketing executive. Subsequently, Arihant worked as a Business Strategy Consultant for Fidelity Investments in Boston.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Apps, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • India, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Innovist — Onesto Labs Private Limited is an unlisted private company. It was incorporated on 18 October, 2018 and is located in Central Delhi, Delhi. It is classified as a private limited company.The company has two directors - Rohit Chawla and Sifat Khurana.
  • MathCo — TheMathCompany is a data science firm that helps organizations buck age-old trends and create demonstrated value with the help of robust data and analytics transformations. They have become one of the fastest growing AI & ML start-ups in the world in just over two years, disrupting the analytics industry by making enterprises analyticallyself-sufficient.
  • The Yarn Bazaar — The Yarn Bazaar is a Purpose-Led, Modern, Efficient, and Transparent managed Marketplace for yarn that allows yarn buyers and sellers to discover real-time yarn prices, information, and market trends in an instant. Our proprietary processes and flexible unsecured financing options enable yarn sellers to expand their reach and sales whilemaintaining higher margins, and buyers to discover and purchase high-quality yarn at unbeatable prices while reducing raw material and procurement costs, saving time, money, and effort.
Anirudh A Damani Angel · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Anirudh Damani is an Investment Professional at Artha India Ventures. Anirudh Damani owns Artha Energy Resources and he is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Artha Group of Companies. He has set up a consultancy firm for facilitating investments into power projects across geographies and asset classes like wind, solar, hydro andbio-power. Anirudh Damani is an active angel investor at 25 startups. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Venture Catalysts. He has over 18 years of energy experience and procuring energy customers. Anirudh Damani holds a double major in economics and business administration from Austin College.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • India, United States, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Supr Daily — Supr Daily provides an online subscription-based milk ordering platform designed to digitize existing milk delivery system. The company's platform offers a breakfast delivery application that helps users to add items to the cart and check it out before 10 pm, and get a box waiting outside the door the next morning, enabling users to browse andorder dairy products and breakfast snacks online in a hassle-free way.
  • LenDenClub — LenDenClub is India's largest Peer-to-Peer lending investment platform by Innofin Solutions Pvt Ltd, an RBI registered NBFC-P2P. Join our community of 2M+ investors now.
  • ShabdaNagari — ShabdaNagari, a social media start up, started in January 2015 caters to the niche domestic and international Hindi consuming audience. With 15 employees, this Kanpur based start up has already received around 2 lakh unique hits and 8 lakh page views on the platform.
Hyderabad Angels VC Fund · Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India · 6 investments in the past 12 months
We are a network of leading entrepreneurs who have successfully built and run enterprises across several domains and industries and are keen to invest in the new stage businesses having the potential to create value for mankind. Meet our Angels.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • India, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Proost69 — Proost69 offers a premium quality beer with a smooth taste.
  • ImmersiveLabz — We have built two innovative learning products - SimuLab (virtual science lab) and Cadaviz (virtual human dissection table).
  • Skippi Ice Pops — Buy Skippi Ice Pops, The Best Frozen Popsicles In India. 100% Natural Flavours, Natural Colours, Natural Preservatives, and No Artificial Sweeteners too.
NuVentures VC Fund · Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Visit Sarkari Rojgar for all the updates on Sarkari Rojgar Result, Govt Jobs, Sarkari Exams, New Sarkari Naukri, Admission Dates, and Answer key.
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Investment focus
  • Furniture, Travel, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • India, Singapore, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • HomeLane — Explore 1000's of fully customizable home interior designs. Get the interiors of your home designed by our experts at HomeLane. Book a free consultation today.
  • OneAssure — Oneassure has best options to buy health insurance plan in India. Our best insurance plan that fits your personal needs that you needed.
  • Lucidity — lucidity provides cloud storage with the highest possible performance at the lowest possible cost without the need for human intervention.
Amit Patni Angel · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Amit is Co-founder & Chairman at Nirvana Venture Advisors and is a promoter shareholder of Patni Computers. Patni Computers Ltd. was a pioneer in Indian ITES. The promoter family stake in Patni Computers was divested in May 2011 in a sale to iGate Corporation at value of $1.5 billion. Amit has 22 years’ experience in technology, software andprojects. He has extensive experience in the computer hardware and components market in India and overseas. In his various roles, Amit has independently ensured implementation of Greenfield projects and launched new business operations.As a Whole time Director of PCS Technologies Ltd., a listed Indian company in the computer hardware and manufacturing space, Amit was responsible for setting-up the copper clad laminates business. Subsequently he was Managing Director of PCS International Pvt. Ltd. with the responsibility of expanding PCS Technologies hardware business in UAE and Africa. Thereafter, Amit developed Health Management Systems, a healthcare software product that was marketed by PCS Technologies Ltd.Amit is a Director of the Board of Patni Financial Advisors the family office of the Patni Family. Amit has done his BS in Accounting and Masters from Babson College, USA.
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Investment focus
  • Travel, Artificial Intelligence, Local
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • India, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • MinHash — DomainMarket.com sells premium domain names to entrepreneurs, businesses, and nonprofits that want to dominate their online marketplaces and control great brands.
  • FindURClass — FindURClass is a search and discovery platform that provides its users with information on all extracurricular activities and hobby classes, in and around their area. The platform shortlists classes based on class type, location, age, and price. Its users also get access to user reviews and ratings and even book their classes online.FindURClasswas launched in 2013 and is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Wellness Forever Medicare — Wellness Forever the Leading online pharmacy in India. Order wide range of healthcare products and medicines online at you doorstep with Quick & hassle-free delivery!
Manish Vij Angel · New Delhi, Delhi, India
Manish Vij is the Co-founder of Smile Group. He previously worked at Quasar Media Private as a Founder. Manish Vij attended Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Marketing, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • India
Portfolio highlights
  • FREECULTR — Designed for the hygiene & comfort of Indian men & women.
  • ProfitWheel — The consumer intelligence is at the heart of what we do. ProfitWheel provides you with 1st party insights of your best audiences to build effective, product and marketing strategies.
  • Punt Partners — Punt Partners is a company that provides marketing technology services. It provides results through the use of proprietary data, technology, and services.
iLabs Capital VC Fund · Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
iLabs Capital is a company that specializes in private equity investment services.
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Investment focus
  • Local, Travel, Tourism
  • Seed
  • India
Portfolio highlights
  • Thrillophilia.com — Thrillophilia is a one stop solution for tours, activities and things to do in Indian subcontinent. Thrillophilia is the biggest activity travel curator for India. They simplify activity travel for the user by providing organized activity options while planning and unique local experiences while travelling.
Kishore Ganji Angel · Marlboro, New Jersey, United States
Kishore Ganji is the Angel Investor & Mentor at Astir Ventures.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Health Care, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • India, United States, Bangladesh
Portfolio highlights
  • Lal10 — Lal10 enables creative manufacturing MSMEs to easily digitize, manage and sell their inventories for cross-border wholesale. Lal10 is Shopify + Alibaba for Indian MSMEs. Small manufacturers use Lal10’s Karigar application to digitize physical inventories which are available for RFQs on our global wholesale platform. We are creating a maker’srevolution by digitizing micro and small manufacturers to take their creative products to global markets. India has over 1.2mn such MSMEs involved in the manufacturing of apparel, home furnishings, decor products. We have digitized 30k SKUs to date and are the largest vertical platform for MSMEs for cross-border wholesale in India. Post pandemic layers of middlemen/ export houses and traditional channels of sales like exhibitions have been disrupted. We have created an efficient alternative with innovative technology-led solutions catering to these large and untapped supplies. We are seeing strong organic adoption of technology for quick market access by local manufacturers and pandemic has only accelerated its requirement. We believe that the future of retail is local. We are targeting small & medium-sized buyers in the US, UK, and Middle east using efficient data analytics and aggressive marketing. We provide them the benefits of a big-box retailer, i.e. affordable sourcing, contemporary design curation & assortment of products. These buyers are resellers on Amazon, Etsy, or Mom & Pop shops, Private labels, and have traditionally been only dependent tradeshows.
  • Teleport — Planning a trip? Say goodbye to visa hassles with Teleport! We've made applying for visas online super easy. Explore our site now to get started now!
  • Monitra Healthcare — Monitra Healthcare is a Hyderabad based med-tech company developing solutions that capture cardiac events anytime anywhere. Our products detect cardiac arrhythmias and cardiovascular disease at real-time for pre-emptive treatments. Cardiac monitoring is widely used to identify heart disease, to monitor cardiac activity before and after surgery andother cardiac procedures, and to assess the effects of therapeutic drugs on cardiac activity. The Company’s vision is to dramatically reduce the effects of heart disease by making monitoring and pre-emptive cardiac care a seamless part of everyday life.
Sourabh Agarwal Angel
Sourabh Agarwal
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Investment focus
  • Local, Travel, Leisure
  • Seed
  • India
Portfolio highlights
  • ToRoots — ToRoots is a community driven platform for curated experiential travel.
  • Navia Life Care — Navia Life Care is a health technlogy company with a special focus on patient care. We believe in healthcare with simplicity. Our tools enable users to manage their health on their fingertips.Navia Life Care’s mission is to improve the lives of people through innovative products and services. We aim to provide simple tools enabling bettermanagement of a person’s health in the most convenient way.
Ravi Kiran Angel · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Ravi Kiran - Co-founder @ VentureNursery
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Investment focus
  • Local, Travel, Leisure
  • Seed
  • India
Portfolio highlights
  • InvenZone — InvenZone is a niche networking platform for researchers and scientists focusing on solving the core pain points of researchers like discovering the right data, complexity of the research papers, tracking the research updates and connecting with the right community or people. The platform is backed by huge AI in solving the pain points. We havebuilt contextual semantic search & we are also including conceptual semantic search to make the discovery a very simple task. With Sparq (Semantic Parsing And Reasoning of Query), finding the answers to complex questions is effortless. Doing research becomes a lot simpler & efficient with many other technologies and tools that InvenZone offers. With research papers heading the social conversations, finding the right connections is now easy.
  • SeekSherpa — SeekSherpa is a Delhi-based mobile travel marketplace. SeekSherpa, which is still in test mode, was part of the January batch of VentureNursery. The accelerator conducts about two bootcamps a year for eight startups each.
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