In today’s increasingly multi-cultural society, you often come across the need to find the correct pronunciation of a name, a place, or even an item on the menu. You could find the correct pronunciation of a place in a dictionary, but how do you find the correct pronunciation of a name? >>>
Guesswork is a machine learning platform that predicts customer intent. It helps CRM and e-commerce companies use this knowledge to personalize product recommendations. Founded in 2013, the platform was launched this week and has three large OEM deals in the pipeline.
Guesswork was founded by Mani Doraisamy and Boobesh Ramalingam who have known each other since college days and have worked together for five years. They both have more than 14 years of experience in building technology platforms. Prior to founding Guesswork, Mani had co-founded OrangeScape where he created two rules engine platforms on the cloud – Visual PaaS and Kissflow. While building an app for understanding and responding automatically to customer feedback, they found that machine learning was ineffective – at least during the initial stages. They solved this problem by creating a rules engine layer on top of the machine learning algorithm and thus was born the idea for Guesswork.
EmpXtrack, the flagship product of Saigun Technologies, is a comprehensive human resource management product that is multi-geography compliant and integrates the entire gamut of activities in a human resources department. Its main value proposition is its unique engineering design that allows multiple compliance engines to co-exist and provide a complete HR automation platform to any company across the world – all on the cloud. >>>
Easyskillz.com provides online training for professional skills like Android app development, HTML5, web development, Excel, SAP, project management, Six Sigma, and digital marketing. Training is delivered through pre-recorded videos of industry experts and on successful completion of the course, students receive certification from Indian Government skill certification agencies.
Snaplion helps companies build custom iPhone and Android mobile apps – quickly, easily, and inexpensively using their do-it-yourself platform. While the platform caters to a wide audience of people looking to build mobile apps, they are currently focusing on nightclubs, bars, and restaurants with a strong social presence. >>>
Yathes is a gift registry portal targeting the South Indian market. It aims to provide a one-stop solution for management of events like weddings by streamlining the various tasks involved such as gifting and sending invitations.
H2S Inc. is a start-up software technology company that offers PatientDox, a document exchange SaaS platform for the health care sector. It allows health agencies and their referring physicians to send, receive, track, and e-sign time sensitive patient documents so that providers can be reimbursed for services on time. Incorporated in January 2013, the company is in pre-revenue stage looking at closing five pilot projects over the next month in Illinois and California.
enMarkit is a social engagement and business intelligence platform that enables businesses to gain insights about their customers and develop personalized experiences. Using enMarkit, online businesses can identify their influential referrers, their customers’ lifetime values and buying interests, and conduct targeted loyalty and marketing campaigns online. Within just two months of its transition from a B2C to a B2B model, enMarkit has an expected revenue run rate of $50,000.
Fossa LLC is dedicated to delivering the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on IT solution providers. Its database has more than 16,000 North American IT solution providers, and the data is published through its website: Channel Navigator. Launched in February 2012, the company has about 30 active customers and is on track to achieve revenue of $100,000 in 2013. >>>
Omninox develops interactive, mobile study guides called Omniguides™ for high level math and science courses. It aims to consolidate the material that students learn for Advanced Placement (AP) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) classes by offering built-in software tools such as a calculator, quizzes, and sketchpad with social sharing. >>>
VOZIQ is a social media analytics company with a special focus on voice-of-the-customer analytics. It leverages large volumes of customer perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes expressed on social media platforms to provide actionable insights. Within two years of its founding, the business is cash-flow positive. It is targeting $1 million in revenue next year.
Techieworks provides remote technical support services to the senior demographic in the U.S. and Canada for issues related to PCs, peripherals, and other devices. Seniors are increasingly flocking to the Internet driven by the need to stay in touch with family and friends through email, video chatting on Skype, and photo sharing on social networking sites like Facebook. A recent Nielsen report says that more than 19 million American senior adults are using the Internet. However, handling technical problems in their computers is often a frustrating experience for senior adults. There are several IT support services in the market, but very few that focus on this demographic. >>>
Invention Labs develops augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) solutions like Avaz that help children with speech disabilities develop communication and language skills. Avaz represents ideas visually, as picture symbols that can then be sequenced together to create sentences that are spoken out. Unlike its competitors, Avaz is not English-specific and not only helps in communication but also in building language skills. >>>
GeoLoqal is a mobile platform-as-a-service specifically designed for building location-specific applications with complex geo-targeting functionality. Its main value proposition is that by using its “Snap In” geolocation related functionality, developers, OEMs/ISVs and enterprises can build powerful location based solutions without investing in development/testing and reduce the time to market.
GeoLoqal was founded in 2012 by Ronnie Guha and Amiya Mansingh who had worked together for four years at a consulting firm. Ronnie, an IIT Chemical engineering graduate, has spent more than half of his 15-year career selling professional services and solutions at companies like IBM, Informatica, Oracle/BEA, and VMware. The idea for GeoLoqal came while Ronnie was testing out his parking finder app, SpotNPark. He realized that there was no platform that could provide a robust, scalable way of simulating and testing user motion or geolocation dependent apps across the world.
OpsViz provides infrastructure source of truth as a service for technology companies. With its flexible back-end and connectors to commonly used open-source tools, OpsViz ‘snaps in’ the architecture of its customers to ‘collect and clean’ the infrastructure data and analyze it. What sets OpsViz apart is that its founder Gülin Yilmaz managed to validate the business and pricing models and has a confident customer base to draw upon.