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Jury members tell us what’s new about Emerge50 2018

We asked our esteemed jury members about Emerge50 2018 is different and what can the startups look forward to. Vinod Sood is the MD of Hughes Systique, Member NASSCOM Engineering and R&D Council and mentor of the Deep Tech Club. He has also been an Emerge50 Jury for last 8 years.  1. Why should tech start-ups nominate their products for Emerge 50 Awards?  Over the years Emerge50 platform has b...

Raising capital? Equity isn’t the only answer

As a startup needing growth capital, it’s important to know that all capital is not created equal. The kind of capital you’re raising often dictates what you use it for. During my 10+ years in venture capital and angel investing (at Canaan Partners from 2005, and as a founding member of the Indian Angel Network), I’ve spoken to scores of founders looking to raise equity to fund t...

Raising capital? Equity isn’t the only answer

As a startup needing growth capital, it’s important to know that all capital is not created equal. The kind of capital you’re raising often dictates what you use it for. During my 10+ years in venture capital and angel investing (at Canaan Partners from 2005, and as a founding member of the Indian Angel Network), I’ve spoken to scores of founders looking to raise equity to fund t...

Jury members tell us what’s new about Emerge50 2018

We asked our esteemed jury members about Emerge50 2018 is different and what can the startups look forward to. Vinod Sood is the MD of Hughes Systique, Member NASSCOM Engineering and R&D Council and mentor of the Deep Tech Club. He has also been an Emerge50 Jury for last 8 years.  1. Why should tech start-ups nominate their products for Emerge 50 Awards?  Over the years Emerge50 platform has b...

Do Design and Tech Work Hand In Hand?

Design Thinking brought several layers to the functionality of a startup and at the same time this process in a way has been in a constant duel with technology. An ensuing debate about the importance of technology over design and vice versa is prevalent. However, now gladiators from both the arenas are accepting the fact that both support each other. Hence, the answer to the titular question is ‘Y...

DeepTech Club

The AI Revolution is upon us. Countries like Israel and China are going at break-neck speed and going multiples of X every 2 – 3 years, so there’s a lot of catch-up to do.   The DeepTech Club is an initiative by the NASSCOM Product Council to accelerate and upgrade the Deep Tech ecosystem in the country. India already has a rich technology and entrepreneurial talent base, and we can take it to the...

Jury members tell us what’s new about Emerge50 2018

We asked our esteemed jury members about Emerge50 2018 is different and what can the startups look forward to. Vinod Sood is the MD of Hughes Systique, Member NASSCOM Engineering and R&D Council and mentor of the Deep Tech Club. He has also been an Emerge50 Jury for last 8 years.  1. Why should tech start-ups nominate their products for Emerge 50 Awards?  Over the years Emerge50 platform has b...

Jury members tell us what’s new about Emerge50 2018

We asked our esteemed jury members about Emerge50 2018 is different and what can the startups look forward to. Vinod Sood is the MD of Hughes Systique, Member NASSCOM Engineering and R&D Council and mentor of the Deep Tech Club. He has also been an Emerge50 Jury for last 8 years.  1. Why should tech start-ups nominate their products for Emerge 50 Awards?  Over the years Emerge50 platform has b...

Spreading Awareness About AI-driven Biases by Leveraging the Power of Digital

The flip side of AI Biased decisions taken by AI have been a recurring threat to industries deploying it and to the ethical norms of the society at large. While unbalanced decisions affect business outcomes, biases related to gender and race negatively impacts the social fabric. Expert AI luminaries are anxious about the biasness apparent in these machine–learning algorithms that take millions of ...

5 Key Takeaways from the AI Roundtable

NASSCOM Product Connect hosted an AI Roundtable in Gurgaon on the theme of `AI-Platform Play’. An engaging discussion with a diverse group of stakeholders – startups, VCs, accelerators, industry leaders, GICs all brainstormed on the impact of AI. My 5 takeaways from the session included:   The best products hide AI under the hood to create a magical user experience. The worst put AI on the label. ...

Emerge50 League of 10: IndiQus Technologies

Product Name: Apiculus Xaas Cloud Convergence platform Name of Organization: IndiQus Technologies At the helm: Sunando Bhattacharya, K.B. Shiv Kumar, Swati Samaddar Year of Incorporation: 2013 Website:  IndiQus   Vertical/Horizontal Play: Cloud space   “It is important to keep focusing on your business, especially  if  you don’t have the luxury of funding. Cash is king and today, we are a fairly c...