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Horses Stables 2nd Season Saw 39 Innovative Start-ups Pitching to Panel of 8 Astute Investors

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Horses Stables shot its 2nd season on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd of September at the Sheraton Grand’s Orion Mall in Bangalore. On the final day of the shoot actor, singer, and host Rajeev Khandelwal joined the show as celebrity panellist while Paytm served as a community partner for the three-day event.  After a strict screening process among 200 applicants, 39 shortlisted start-ups, each with an innovative model, pitched to a panel of 8 investors. This season saw deals worth close to INR 16 crores closed, with the whopping biggest deal of 5.75 crores bagged by Digital India Payment.

Pitching startups had an uninterrupted 8 minutes to present after which a question-answer session with the panel began. While in Season 1, 59 startups made pitches and the conversion rate was 30%, in Season 2, 39 startups pitched and the conversion rate shot up to 50%. The increase in the percentage of successful pitches highlights that Horses Stables credibility is growing and it is raising the bar as a platform for raising funds. A portion of the success fee earned will be donated to Womennovators, an organization that promotes entrepreneurship among women.

Horses loved that participating start-ups had pre-assigned Investor Readiness Scores and were vetted during their first round of funding. They also enjoyed a one of its kind opportunity to invest based on quantifiable results and their intuition. Participating horses engaged with global investors and were presented with snapshots of investor readiness reports prepared by industry and financial experts.

Horses who participated in Season 2 included Rohit Goyal, a graduate of the CASS Business School, City University London. He has made numerous investments in India and abroad. Mohit Gulati, the CIO and Managing Partner of USD 20 million venture fund called ITI Growth Opportunities Fund. Vikash Sharma, founder of IC1101 Inc. a global conglomerate in STRATEGIC investments, research, and businesses intelligence. Kevin Saboo, an IIT Madras graduate having an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. Kevin has experience in staffing, managing, and growing BPO enterprises in the financial and mortgage space in North America.

Other horses who participated included Nilesh Trivedi, a venture capital professional who has investment and operating experience across early stage, growth stage, and Fortune-50 companies. He has formed companies whose aggregate value has risen from zero to $275 million over the past few years. Tripti Shingal Somani, the CEO of KGS Advisors and founder of Womenovator, this brushes only the surface of her accomplishments. Chiranjiv Gill a noted businessman from Chandigarh. His existing portfolio includes SixerzGaming- Poker, Rummy, and Fantasy Sports.

Participating startups work in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, agriculture, fin-tech, technology, consumer products, B2B, and B2C.

Speaking about Horses Stables 2nd season Rajeev Khandelwal said “Gateway to millions of opportunities for all the budding entrepreneurs”

Rajeev has witnessed the growth of technology across all verticals since he started his career in journalism. With a vast experience of almost 11 years in the technology market in India, he has worked closely with the industry leaders and has been part of this revolution in IT & communication market in India. He started his career as an entrepreneur in 2009 in the technology world. Currently, he is Director of News Dot Media Pvt. Ltd., Chief Editor for Digital Terminal (Magazine & Online) & Telecomtoday.in  

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Fyool App Launches New User Interface

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FYOOL, a unique cashback app that hit the android market last year, offering up to 50% cashback on petrol, diesel, CNG, LPG, restaurant along with all types of wine and beer now once again makes a buzz. It now boasts of a new user interface in which school fee, groceries, travel, hospital, pharmacy, saloon, apparel, online bill payments and a lot more has been included in 50% cashback offerings.

Looking at the growing user base the App is all set to kick off with its dedicated ‘Rupay card’ which will be used for all the shopping and cashback. The card can be easily booked by a request made through the application itself. The card will work like a prepaid debit card and valid for all online shopping and swipe machines. It will give added comfort to the users as they no longer have to upload bills in the new version. All the transaction and shopping will be made through the card.

The card needs to be recharged like any prepaid card. Users can recharge cards from the application. The app will be setting limitations on the monthly cash back and the Cashback can be redeemed by claiming any product from the app without paying any cash by the user.Fyool Rupay prepaid Card was recently launched by TV Celebrities Delanz Irani & Pankit Thakkar.

Commenting on the new development, Raunak Sharma, Founder FYOOL said, “We have upgraded to the new version as we are getting a very good user response and felt that the time is apt to move to the next level of offering. Our intention is in sync with our core philosophy of reducing the financial stress of the common man that this difficult time has pressed upon us. We want to ease the financial drain on the middle-class people who have been severely hit by the pandemic situation hence we have now added the grocery category too. We all know in the current scenario; the lower income group continue to feel thepinch while buying daily household items. We want the housewives also to benefit by using the cashback for grocery items.

So, keep yourself-updated with the new trend of saving money by downloading FYOOL app from play store or app store. Register yourself with name, mobile no. and email id and book FYOOL prepaid card today!

Once you receive the card, set your card pin from the FYOOL app. Load money in your card by selecting top-up in FYOOL app. Use your card anywhere offline or online like petrol, diesel, CNG, LPG, groceries, medical bills, school fees, online bill payments etc. Get 50% cashback on every transaction. And you can redeem your cashback by claiming the products like air conditioners, air purifiers, home theatres, and laptops, LED TV, mobile phones, refrigerators, scooty,
bikes and many more from the shopping cart of FYOOL app. It’s that simple!

FYOOL was created with the intention to uplift the lives of overburdened customers with the price hike owing to the unexpected pandemic and lockdown in 2020. The FYOOL cashback app is one of its kind in the market and instrumental in creating an additional income for the lower-income groups and housewives.  

This creative venture is the brainchild of Mr. Raunak Sharma and the app is completely ‘make in India’, thus promoting the Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme started by the Government of India.

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Tech Startup Xencov Software Venturing to Advanced Technologies- AI, ML & IoT

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Xencov Software announced that it is venturing to new-age technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & IoT. This initiative is a result of several enterprises taking steps in incorporating new-age technologies in business operations as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. This helps enterprises to save money, boost efficiency, generate insights, and create new markets. With a focus on product development based on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, IoT & intuitive Design, Xencov Software aims to scale up the business to 2x.

Today, it is imperative for enterprises to tap opportunities in data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine learning, IoT, etc. to remain relevant & stay ahead.

The sector has a more prominent role in the future with the increased dependency on these technologies & will have a greater impact on the businesses.

According to Suroor Wijdan, Founder of Xencov Software, “In the near future given the current pandemic situation, there will be an increased dependency on digital tools.  Moreover, technology companies and start-ups have realized the need for AI, Machine Learning & other new technologies in solving the business needs. “

He further added that with changing trends, Xencov started working on these technologies which is a growth opportunity for us.

According to a report, the global artificial intelligence (AI) market size will grow by US$ 75.54 billion during 2019-2023. McKinsey predicts that AI will boost productivity way more than the steam engine was able to in the 1800s. AI’s impact on the global economy is that it will have generated US$13 trillion in economic activity across the world by 2030, says McKinsey. It also expects that AI will add about 1.2 per cent of additional GDP growth per year through to 2030.

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Retail Startup Perpule Announces the Expansion of Its Footprints in Southeast Asian Market

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Following the massive rise in demand of ecommerce enablement solutions globally, Perpule expanding its footprint to the Southeast Asian market with its ecommerce enablement product Perpule E-Commerce+. Through this expansion, the company is targeting modern retailers – spanning across categories like fashion, grocery, electronics, food & others – operating in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore & Philippines.

The retail market in Southeast Asia is over $700 billion but is yet to adopt modern technologies and become heavy on ecommerce. COVID-19 has further exacerbated the situation by disrupting the businesses of several offline retailers who are now facing a slowdown in sales and operations. Perpule E-Commerce+ strives to address these challenges by driving ecommerce readiness and thereby helping the retailer community restart their operations afresh in the post-COVID world. The company aims to secure around 20% of the ecommerce market share and help offline retailers switch to an online model in minimum time.

Perpule Ecommerce+ is truly built with a next gen approach to facilitate ecommerce smoothly from offline stores and has all the necessary integration with leading payment gateways, logistics players, ERP, POS, Loyalty etc. to make ecommerce enablement much easier for retailers. Perpule’s homegrown Progressive Web Apps (PWA) technology is a game-changer in ecommerce for retailers. It offers users a superior browsing experience even on poor internet connections and works completely offline thereby improving conversion rates by over 40%.

Commenting on the expansion, Abhinav Pathak, CEO & Cofounder, Perpule said, “While the entire world stands disrupted by the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, the retailer community has been impacted the most. At Perpule, we aim to equip retailers with an advanced, new-age online platform and provide them with a major fillip to effectively and profitably run their businesses, even during a crisis like this. We are delighted to foray into the Southeast Asian market and will endeavor to serve customers in the best possible manner through our tech-driven platform.”

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