India has fast emerged as the world’s second largest Internet market. India’s Internet economy is expected to reach $US 150 billion by 2018. Since 2012, nearly $15 billion have been invested in Tech startups in India and over 300 M&A deals have been made. Major US technology companies including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Nutanix, Cisco, Intel, and Salesforce are aggressively expanding in India through organic investments and/or acquisitions of local startups.
StartupBridge India conference aims to foster cross-border partnerships, collaboration, and open up investment / acquisition opportunities for US Tech companies in India. The event is organized by TiE Silicon Valley, iSPIRT, and Stanford Center for International Development (SCID) on December 2, 2016 at Stanford University.
BrowserStack & Unbxd
Fusion Charts & ChargeBee
Rapid Fire Pitches "Red Ocean in Main Hall Blue Ocean in Room 120"
Startups 1 - 15 - Main Hall
Startups 16 - 24 - Room 120
Dheeraj is the Founder, CEO & Chairman of Nutanix. He brings a wealth of experience of working at high growth enterprise software companies. Prior to founding Nutanix, Dheeraj was the VP of Engineering at Aster Data (now Teradata), where he helped build the product and its engineering team from the ground up. At Oracle, he managed the storage engine group for Oracle Database/Exadata, and co-authored numerous patents in the area of distributed databases. Dheeraj’s entrepreneurial spirit has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards including Dell’s Founders 50 and the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon Valley. Dheeraj is a Ph.D. dropout from University of Texas (Austin), where he was a Graduate Fellow of CS. He holds a BS in CS from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Kanpur), where he was adjudged the “Best All-Rounder Student Among All Graduating Students in All Disciplines” and bestowed with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Neeraj Arora manages “all things business at WhatsApp”. Neeraj is the vice-president of business development for the multi-billion dollar company WhatsApp, now a part of the Facebook family. He studied mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, and received his Masters in Business Administration from the Indian School of Business in 2006. He made the front page of The Economic Times with his technology success story. Neeraj spent four years handling corporate development for Google Inc. before joining WhatsApp when it was still a fledgling startup in 2011.
Kochar is the Director of the India Program at the Stanford Center for International Development (SCID). Prior to joining SCID, Kochar was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, Stanford University. Her research focuses on the micro-economics of development, and specifically on issues related to education, health, credit, population, inequality and the effectiveness of government programs. Her research has been published in leading journals, including the American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy. Kochar received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. She also holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Chicago.
Ms. Tandon is Board Member of San Francisco Bangalore
Sister City Initiative in Silicon Valley and is Co-Chair of its SFIndia focus. She is also an Advisor to Bay Area Economic
Council in Silicon Valley. She Co-chaired the National Briefing
for the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative’s Mayoral
delegation to Bangalore, India in November 2013. She is a
Board Member of TeleVital, a Real Time Telemedicine
Company with technology emanating from Silicon Valley, USA.
Founder & Chair of IndUS Setu Global Foundation, she has
been successfully building and sustaining relationships with
global leaders across public and private sector over a decade.
Setu hosts and catalyzes dialog between global Indian
Diaspora leaders and key policy makers of their respective
countries addressing socio-political-economic issues.
Setu has hosted discussions and conferences at premier
institutions such as, Stanford University, Columbia University
and in conjunction with President Mikhail Gorbachev’s
Foundation, State of the World Forum. Setu sponsored and helped launch SAARC Interfaith Harmony
Conclave. Ms. Tandon spearheaded a conference initiated by former Indian President Abdul Kalam to address
unity in diversity. She co-chaired and Setu co- sponsored the Silicon Valley – Delhi, Healthcare & IT
Entrepreneurship & Women Empowerment Delegation to India in December 2013.
Ms. Tandon is a recipient of the prestigious Bharat Nirman Award, from Maharashtra Government, for her
excellence in community work, promoting entrepreneurship amongst women and for gender empowerment.
Sharad’s personal mantra is to lead big and small companies through orbit change.
Sharad is one of the active technology angel investors in India with about two dozen investments. Details at https://angel.co/sharad-sharma and http://www.letsventure.in/person/SharadSharma
Sharad is a passionate evangelist of the software product ecosystem in India. He is the co-founder and Governing Council member of iSPIRT. He was the Chair of NASSCOM Product Forum and a member of the Executive Council from 2009-13.
He has held a number of senior executive positions with leading technology companies. Most recently he was a SVP at Yahoo! and CEO of India R&D. Previously he turned around VERITAS operations in India. He also brought AT&T/Lucent R&D to India as an intrapreneur.
Sharad is also an entrepreneur. He co-founded Teltier, now part of Cisco, and is currently the CEO of BrandSigma Inc.
Sirion is a SaaS platform that radically simplifies the delivery and consumption of complex services like ITO and BPO. It bridges the gap in existing supplier governance (for buyers) and revenue assurance (for suppliers) solutions by tightly integrating all key disciplines – contracts, performance, financial, risk, and relationship management. Leveraging automation and advanced analytics, Sirion helps buyers and suppliers to create higher value and stronger relationships, while enabling effective management of cost and risk in complex services engagements.
Arya.ai is a Deep Learning platform offering multiple tools to build, manage and scale complex Deep Learning applications on cloud or on-premises. Tools include – VEGA, an enterprise workbench for Deep Learning. These tools offer easy to build and deploy high scale Deep learning application on distributed computing with optimized resources. The core research team includes core researchers from Mathematics, Computer Science, Bio-Tech and Mechanical Engineering. Today Arya.ai is being deployed at multiple ‘Fortune 500’ companies as the key platform to build and scale complex ‘Deep Learning’ systems.
AppViewX is a global leader in management, automation, and orchestration, helping enterprises accelerate application delivery. Its Application Services Platform is the most advanced and extensible IT tool for deploying best-in-class and open source L2–L7 services in enterprise-defined data centers. The world’s largest businesses and consumer brands rely on AppViewX to move faster, eliminate errors, and reduce cost.
The platform creates easily leveraged, automated workflows for certificate authorities, DNS, load balancing, security, application frameworks, L2/L3, clouds, and more. Championed by many Fortune 500 customers, AppViewX has emerged as the industry standard and a favorite for network engineers, application owners, and executives to realize agile IT faster. AppViewX offers a range of products—including ADC+, CERT+, and SECURITY+—to offer an easier way to discover, model, deploy, and manage application-related network components.
AppViewX was founded in 2008 as a part of Payoda, Inc. AppViewX has been serving as a separate entity from Payoda since April 2016 with Manny Rivelo as our CEO. The company is headquartered in Seattle with offices in the U.S., U.K., and India.
HealthifyMe is an application that allows its users to achieve their fitness and weight loss goals from their computers and smartphones.
The application enables its users to track their calories, nutrition, and fitness activities; track their weight and determine if they are healthy; set healthy goals and work toward meeting them; share their data with experts; and get expert advice and suggestions on their lifestyles.
HealthifyMe was developed and launched by a team of doctors, nutritionists, and fitness trainers in 2012. It is based in Bangalore, India.
Jifflenow is a provider of cloud-based enterprise meeting scheduling solutions for B2B events. It enables organizations to capture, distribute and analyze meeting data at B2B events. Few of the features include meeting response tracking, automatic personal calender updation for meeting information, meeting schedule management, salesforce integration etc. Along with this, the platform is supported on both web and mobile and offers reporting & real-time insights to calculate the value of meetings
Provides actionable data by aggregating, parsing, organizing and visualizing huge amount of data points from web. It creates curated data sets by aggregating data from the web. Helps user to monitor and visualize public data in the form of API, dashboards and visualizations. has 2 products - Retail intelligence , brand analytics. Retail intelligence is a market intelligence platform for retailers which provides promotional insights, pricing intelligence, assortment & gap analytics and catalog insights for retailers. Brand analytics is a maket intelligence platform for brands which does price monitoring, provides promotional insights, seller analytics and momentum analytics for brands
Provider of migration, backup and recovery products for the transfer and protection of Google Apps data and files. Products include a suite of tools for protection for data in Google Apps through real-time backups, insights and security policies. Over 500,000+ users from 32 countries are on the SysCloud protection platform
For the past seven years Savari has been working with many OEMs at the CAMP (Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership) and Car-2-Car Communication Consortium in the United States and Europe. Savari has a long history of working with many OEMs since the USDOT V2X test pilots in 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Overall, Savari equipped more than 5,000 vehicles with an integrated hardware and software solution. The relationships have since intensified, and Savari is licensing its V2X middleware along with multiple safety applications to car manufacturers. Savari supports OEMs on the path to deploying self-driving cars, as these vehicles will be embedded in a future automated transportation scenario relying mainly on V2X and DSRC-based sensors, as the vision of many countries and governments suggests
Cloud-based customer analytics marketing platform for retailers and consumer businesses
KissFlow, product of OrangeScape, is an alternative to using email and spreadsheets to track approvals and other tasks in a company. It is a cloud-based business workflow management platform that helps businesses to create workflows for things like expense reporting, access google docs, calenders, contacts and spreadsheets directly from the platform along with an analytics dashboard to track all the business processes in the company. Has 9000+ customers across 100 countries
Freshdesk allows companies to support customers by offering help desk ticketing, issue tracking, and insightful analytics across phone, email, the web, live chat, social media, and other channels. It automates multichannel tickets to support representatives with built in analytics.
DailyHunt, earlier NewsHunt, is a mobile application for news in regional languages in India. It aggregates news from 100+ publications in over 12 languages and allows users to choose the source. It also has an online marketplace for books and magazines where in users can purchase and read through the app itself. Allows users to be charged on their cellular prepaid balance or bill. App available on J2ME, Symbian, Blackberry, Android, iOS and Windows platform. Developed by Eterno Infotech, acquired by Verse Innovation in 2012, which is backed by Matrix Partners, Darby Investments and Omidyar Networks. user base with over 120 million mobile application downloads and 28 million monthly active users who read 4.5 billion pages (Oct, 2016). Also has an eBook marketplace for publishers which has processed over 10M downloads by over 2M users (40% paid users).
BrowserStack is an online cross-browser testing product which provides a cloud platform where developers, testers and designers can test their web applications. Has 30,000 customers and 520k+ registered developers in more than 135 countries
Eka Software Solutions provides technology solutions for commodity trading and risk management to organizations that are involved in commodity markets like agri-commodities, metals & mining and energy
Practo offers a web-based platform which benefits both patients and doctors; Practo Search enables patients to browse through more than 1,00,000 detailed doctor profiles online and book confirmed appointments. Also has a subscription-based SaaS product called Practo Ray that doctors and clinics can use to manage their practice efficiently. Practo Ray is the largest online clinic management software provider in terms of market share in Singapore. Over 1 million users book 1,20,000 appointments in India via Practo Search every month as of Feb 2015. Received $30M Series B funding from Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners which will enable it expand to 35 cities in India & 6+ countries internationally including Brazil, Indonesia, Phillippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. Launched diagnostics search feature in July, 2015 with features such as high quality photographs and filters. Consumers to get their reports in the Practo app.
InnovAccer offers tools for researchers to collect, structure, and connect data. Collects data through its partnership with organizations, licensing private data sets and scouring the web. Also offers Datashop, a cloud based bank of customizable research data and research infrastructure
Zenoti (formerly ManageMySpa) offers a web-based software for service industries such as spas, salons, medical spas, cosmetology clinics, fitness centers, slimming centers etc. with capabilities including point of sale (billing), appointment book, inventory, employee management, marketing, customer loyalty and reporting. The software supports cross-platform devices.
CloudCherry offers a web-based platform to SMBs that enables them to understand their customers and get insightful data to drive store sales. The platform is also available on mobile which is a customer sentiment mapping app which allows businesses to build their own questionnaire with branding to share with customers. Helps businesses to collect feedback and see all the data in a visual Insight Centre, with Scorecards, comments, analytical insights along with the Customer Delight Meter that measures the delight experienced by their customers
Whodat provides an augmented reality platform for visualization of products such as furniture, home decor. Its product Spaces is a mobile based augmented reality platform which allows consumers to visualize products like sofas, chairs in their homes before making a purchase decision.
Unbxd offers an on-site product discovery SaaS which helps e-commerce businesses increase conversions with personalised and relevant search queries with auto-completion, synonym detection and other features
Botmetric is a virtual engineer with intelligent diagnostics and auto healing for the Cloud to fix operational issues and claims to be 10X faster. Helps to audit and optimize AWS Cloud while automating the repetitive tasks like backups, removing unused resources, performing regular cloud audits for security, performance, disaster recovery and cost analytics
Tonbo Imaging designs, builds and deploys advanced imaging and sensor systems for military reconnaissance and security of critical government and industrial establishments. Its systems allow soldiers to see during day and night, through fog and foliage, and do real-time interpretation of battlefield environment.
A smartphone/tablet based application for secure signing and filling of official documents for business operations
Recurring payments solution
Seclore provides information right management (IRM) solution based on encryption and granular sharing and access control. Seclore's FileSecure control and monitor information flow both in-premise and outside enterprise network by centralized policy and auditing capabilities deciding access, re-sharing and modification. Extends and enhances the security of information detected and downloaded from other DLP, ECM, ERP systems and attached to Mail/Messaging solutions through pre-built connectors. Recognized by Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Excellence Leadership, 2015, Gartner as a 'Cool Vendor,' and Deloitte as one of the '50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies
iSPIRT is a non profit think tank that builds public goods for Indian product startup to thrive and grow. iSPIRT aims to do for Indian startups what DARPA or Stanford did in Silicon Valley. iSPIRT builds four types of public goods - technology building blocks (aka India stack), startup friendly policies, market access programs like M&A Connect and playbooks that codify scarce tacit knowledge for product entreprneurs. iSPIRT M&A Connect program has been instrumental in triggering 15 M&A transactions happen, many of which between Silicon Valley and India.
TiE Silicon Valley is a nonprofit association dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in the Bay Area as well as globally. TiE strives to inspire entrepreneurs through mentoring, networking, education, incubating, and funding programs and activities. With nearly 50 events held each year, TiE brings together the entrepreneurial community to learn from local leaders as well as each other. Events include the popular My Story series, in which an entrepreneur tells his or her story, classes, and regular monthly events covering topics such as Big Data, Internet of Things, healthcare, leadership, and more. TiE’s biggest event each year is TiEcon, which is held in the spring at the Santa Clara Convention Center.