Bengaluru-based accelerator and seed fund Axilor Ventures, on Thursday (January 9), announced that it has shortlisted 14 startups as winners for the Winter 2019 cohort programme.
Axilor claimed that the company had received more than 725 applications, an 80% increase in the number from the last cohort. Further, Axilor said that it received the most number of applications from sectors such as edtech, agritech, blockchain, and spacetech.
Though most of the shortlisted startups are from the consumer tech, enterprise and fintech categories, Axilor said that it has also chosen six SaaS startups as well. Ganapathy Venugopal, cofounder and CEO of Axilor Ventures, said that more than 90% of the startups have founders with prior startup experience which is a positive trend towards the growing maturity of the overall ecosystem.
Here Are The 14 Startups Selected For Axilor’s Winter 2019 Cohort
Bengaluru-based AiKaan Labs is founded by Chetan Kumar S, Pronoy Debnath and Siddharth Munot. The startup provides an edge computing platform, to enable and manage edge computing applications. was. Currently, AiKaan is working with clients in smart mobility, industrial IoT, commercial services, and smart cities.
Founded by Pulkit Gambhir and Anmol Oberoi, New-York-based Emitrr is a platform that enables commerce on voice. The platform provides an easy plugin that works with artificial intelligence (AI) powered voice assistants such as Alexa, Google assistant and mobile.
Bengaluru-based eShipz.com provides digitisation and post-shipment analytics services to enterprises. Founded by Shiva Mahadi, Ajay Kumar Raja Kumar and Shashi Tripathi, the startup helps in reducing the shipment processing time.
Founded by Sneh Ganjoo and Nitish Mehrotra, Kloudi.tech increases the capabilities of developers by solving for the workflow of faster bug resolution. The Bengaluru-based startup increases the speed of developers through tool aggregation, data enrichment and workflow automation.
Bengaluru-based Mowito enables robot navigation without the use of markers or Bluetooth radio transmitters. Founded by Puru Rastogi, the startup provides plug-n-play service which can work with any robot with wheels.
Bengaluru-based LightCat is founded by Utkarsh Apoorva and Ahmed Zain. The startup helps companies to optimise their growth using data science. LightCat’s product, which leverages data analysis using machine learning (ML) algorithms, helps in conducting product experiments easily.
Chennai-based Upshotly is an employee performance management software. Founded by Sithartha Gowtham and Ganesh Ravi Shankar, Upshotly helps companies to build high-performance teams by integrating workforce models with business tools.
Ghaziabad-based Bolkar is founded by Prince Tripathi, Dhruv Kaushal, Saurabh Rai, and Abhishek Tripathi. Formerly known as Pascolan, Bolkar is an audio-based Q&A platform.
Bengaluru-based ChangePay is an integrated local commerce solution for college hostels. Founded by Dhyvik GJ and Sanchit Garg, the startup secures the delivery of online orders through an IoT lockbox that a user can open using the mobile application.
Founded by Aakash Aaron, CollegePass is college guidance and preparation platform. The startup helps students studying in Grade 9 to 12 to get admissions in top colleges worldwide. It streams online live college admission sessions and classes delivered by advisors from international colleges.
Mumbai-based Intro helps self-employed professionals to create their own webpage which acts as a digital business card. Founded by Romil Meghani and Chetan Kantharia, the startup, which is still in beta stage, provides a DIY builder to create a personalised online identity.
Bengaluru-based edtech startup Saarthi is a live educational tournaments platform for vernacular languages users. Founded by Chiraag Kapil, Saarthi is going after the trend of live, social and gamified, incentive-based competitive learning. Currently, in beta stage, the startup is set to launch by the end of January 2020
Founded by Snehanshu Gandhi, Tamanjit Bindra and Gaurav Shrishrimal, Sorted AI
is a personal assistant which helps its users to declutter their digital footprint. Using AI technology, Delhi-based Sorted AI automatically sets-up reminders for important things. It also helps in storing and finding important documents or information when required.
Mumbai-based Womaniya is a women-specify community platform which helps them to discuss their interests and issues and get information from the community and experts in their own language. Founded by Kanak Waikar, Lakhan Suchdev, Avneesh Kumar and Siddharth Kothari, Womaniya claims to have over 25K active users.