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Hyderabad-based UX Research Startup, CanvasFlip, has been selected for the 13th edition of Blackbox Connect Fall 2015 programme.

The programme is sponsored by Google for Entrepreneurs and is being organised at Silicon Valley from November 30, 2015, to December 11, 2015.

CanvasFlip was founded  in 2014 by two friends Vipul Mishra and Manish Jha. It is a cloud ­based prototyping and usability testing platform that allows product managers, UX teams and non-­tech Entrepreneurs to validate their idea and user experience without writing a single line of code. It has been backed by valley-based Bessemer Venture Partner, and it currently operates from Microsoft Ventures, Bangalore.

CanvasFlip Prototyping Studio Screenshot

Apart from CanvasFlip, there are 15 other startups who have been selected for the Blackbox Connect Fall 2015 programme. These startups hail from different countries including Spain, Brazil, Ireland, UAE, Uruguay, Pakistan, Israel, Canada, France, Ireland, UK, Germany and Poland.

Vipul Mishra, CEO & Founder, CanvasFlip said, “In last five months, CanvasFlip has become most popular prototyping & user research tool in India. Now, we are focused on growing our user base in the US market. We see Google BlackBox Connect as a great opportunity to meet and work with the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, investors, UX experts and mentors. I would like to thank NASSCOM 10000 startups for recommending CanvasFlip to BlackBox.” ­

Blackbox Connect is a two-week long residential programme, designed by Google to immerse the international startup founders in the Silicon Valley culture. Google provides financial support and the best of its resources to the entrepreneurs to help them kick-start their ventures. This event is Google’s way of acknowledging the initial struggles of the startups and to help ease the pain points, it organises such an event.

Sanita, Director, Blackbox said,­ “Over the past couple of years, we have noticed a great deal flow of startups coming from India. It’s even better to see that these startups are thinking of going global from day one and build their product for broader than just a local audience. It’s a great advantage to using the best of local resources before going into a global competition. CanvasFlip has showed incredible dedication to growing their startup, and have demonstrated an ability to listen to their customers first, then polish their product to perfection, build a strong team, and lastly, accelerate their growth globally. We are very excited to be part of CanvasFlip’s journey and help them accelerate their growth.”

The programme is scheduled in Palo Alto wherein 16 startups from around the world will stand a fair chance to win investment.

Prior to this, other Indian startups like in-game advertising platform, GreedyGame, and cross-channel Indian digital advertising platform, DeltaX, have been a part of Blackbox Connect programme.


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