Microsoft India has announced the final list of startups who are going through its 2013 winter batch of Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Bangalore. From over 1000 applications, the accelerator has chose following eight startup companies –
AdSparx : A video Ad Monetization Platform for Internet and Mobile TV. The startup offers video publishers a unique way to monetize.
Chance – No information available.
Frrole – An online social-local news source, Frrole uses Twitter as its underlying data platform.
Native5 – A cloud based technology service helping developers to create, distribute and monitor applications across desktops, mobiles & tablets.
ShieldSquare – Working on a product to provide online users password protection to avoid account breaches.
SignEasy – A mobile application enabling businesses and individuals to digitally sign documentations on the go, anywhere/anytime.
TommyJams – An online community for artists, venues and fans to make booking and attending of events/performances easy and accessable across India.
Whale Logix – Working in a pre launch stage, Whale Logix is making a product to help online retailers turn shoppers into a potential buyer.
In addition to the eight companies selected, Scibler – from the 2013 Summer batch – will be staying on. HasGeek, Nanobi, Tookitaki and 1000Lookz, the four startups who were earlier seen at Microsoft Bizspark 2013 will also be closely associated with this accelerator batch, said Microsoft.
According to Ravi Narayan who recently joined the Microsoft Ventures in India leadership team, these five startups are at a “critical juncture of product development” and associating them with the program would help these companies to get benefitted from the technology mentoring at the Accelerator.
The winter batch is planned to be hosted at Microsoft’s 8,300 sq ft Lavelle Road facility, with its demo day to be expected in late November.
Microsoft Accelerator is a 3-6 month accelerator program which offers tools, resources, expertise to startup companies around the world by providing mentorship, technology guidance, seed funding and other benefits.
In addition to its operated accelerators currently working in Bangalore, Beijing, Paris, Seattle and Tel-Aviv, the accelerator is further expanding to locations including Berlin, Moscow and Rio de Janeiro.