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The 5 AI Startups To Enter The Fifth Cohort Of NetApp Excellerator

The 5 AI Startups To Enter The Fifth Cohort Of NetApp Excellerator

The five startups will offer products and solutions in fintech, cybersecurity, conversational AI, digital risk management and more

The accelerator programme has reached a new phase, where it will be focussing on paid PoC with select startups

NetApp will sponsor a PoC or grant of $15,000 to the graduating startups

US-based data management and hybrid cloud, NetApp, on Wednesday (October 23) announced the launch of its fifth cohort as part of NetApp Excellerator, the company’s flagship accelerator programme.

The startups were selected on the basis of their use of NetApp’s cloud services to deliver solutions to businesses. CloudSEK, Senseforth.ai, Lightwing, Coralogix and Curl Analytics are the five startups chosen.

With data and artificial intelligence (AI) at the core, these startups leverage NetApp’s services to offer products and solutions in fintech, cybersecurity, conversational AI, digital risk management and machine learning-powered log analytics and IoT solutions for industrial automation.
NetApp says it will provide resources to these startups and help them make breakthroughs in products, streamline the go-to-market strategy, besides helping them rapidly scale up the customer-base and secure funding in the future.

Apart from providing end-to-end assistance in terms of mentoring, HR, legal, tech support, networking and others for a period of four months, NetApp will sponsor a PoC or a grant of $15K to the graduating startups.

5 Startups In The Fifth Cohort Include:

CloudSEK
Founders: Rahul Sasi
Year: 2015
Headquarters: Bengaluru
An artificial intelligence-powered digital risk management enterprise

Senseforth.ai
Founders: Krishna Kadiri, Ritesh Radhakrishnan, Shridhar Marri
Year: 2017
Headquarters: Bengaluru
A conversational AI solutions provider that enables automated human-like conversations between organisations and people

Lightwing
Founders: Navaneeth KN, Ravitej Yadalam
Year: 2019
Headquarters: Bengaluru
A cloud startup that optimises cost by automating tasks and resources that saves 70% or more on cloud bills.

Coralogix
Founders: Ariel Assaraf, Guy Kroupp, Lior Redlus
Year: 2014
Headquarters: San Francisco
Advanced ML-powered log analytics solution provider

Curl Analytics
Founders: Shivram KR, Jayavardhan Sambedu, Chandra Prakash, Swapnik Jakkampudi
Year: 2017
Headquarters: Bengaluru
Product & solutions company with expertise in AI, blockchain & robotics

Started in 2017, NetApp has had four successful cohorts. Among the startups chosen in third edition of NetApp Excellerator were CloudOptimo, FirstHive, InstaSafe, Praktice.ai, Uber Diagnostics, and ZScore Technologies. EderLabs, Ecolibrium Energy, QNu Labs, SecurelyShare, UniQreate, Zappy and others have been part of the previous cohorts.

NetApp says it has formed strategic partnerships with eight startups from previous cohorts — FirstHive, Cardiotrack, ZScore, Scalend, BlobCity, SigTuple, Nanobi and SecurelyShare — to co-create solutions and a go-to-market plan.