Z Nation Lab curates startups for their pre-accelerator Bootcamp by vetting online applications and through Khoj an initiative which covers 9 cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Indore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
We as Z Nation Lab selectively invest seed capital in early-stage startups graduating from our Bootcamp, in addition to the thousands of dollars in credit provided by our ecosystem partners like Amazon,PayTM,Google, Freshdesk, IBM and others to help the startups scale up their entrepreneurial ventures
While we have a sector agnostic outlook, our team, partners, mentors and advisors have a deep understanding of IOT, Analytics, Machine learning, Consumer tech and Ed-tech. We look at the experience, abilities and passion of the team about the industry they are disrupting through the startup. We look at the market which they are addressing and ensure we invest in aggressively scalable startups. We also put special emphasis on the traction they have received from their early adopters.
We also actively seek strategic investors who can leverage on the experience of our Team which includes our Venture Partners click here to know more about them & Mentors click here to know their profile coming with 100 years of collective relevant experience. They have the acumen and the foresight to curate the best startups for your investment portfolio
A bit about our corporate partnerships – We are working closing with various corporates like GE (General Electric), Reliance Communications IoT, HGS & many more in the world to help them identify the next big disruption in their industry and connect them with our startup ecosystem
Should you like to learn more about Khoj and our Bootcamp, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Save on fuel cost post decentralization of the fuel rates on your next road trip
ScoutMyTrip, one of our portfolio Company helps you save on fuel cost post the roll out in decentralization of the fuel rates.
Heres what Deepak (co founder of Scoutmytrip) has to say about it
"One regulatory change that is soon going to come out in full force is the de-centralisation of the rates for fuel. The Govt is trying this model in 5 cities for now from 1st of May. if successful, then this will be rolled out for the whole country. What this will mean, is that the next district or even the petrol station from a different company can have a rate that is different to one close to you. This is a huge step and we will have to wait and see how the systems pan out.
At ScoutMyTrip, we are already geared up for this by tapping into individual oil companies and getting live rates from them as an when it happens"
So, be sure to use scoutmytrip.com to ensure that you save on fuel costs while planning your trip
ScoutMyTrip is a community-driven road trip planning platform which lets users generate itineraries for their travels. These indicate the locations of petrol stations, hotels, toilets, eateries, and places to visit during the journey as per one’s interest. It is also a platform where like-minded travellers can meet and talk about their past journeys and help others plan on the basis of their experiences.
The 10 startups that rocked Z Nation Lab’s Demo Day
It was an exciting three-week journey for the second batch of startups graduating from Z Nation Lab’s pre-accelerator boot camp. They had been gearing up tirelessly for the big day – Their Demo Day on April 15th,2017.
Demo Day is the day when Z Nation Lab shows off its fresh batch of Bootcamp graduates to investors and the venture capital ecosystem. IOT, AI and E-commerce were the prominent themes of the 11 startups that pitched that day. You can check out the pictures from the demo day here .
“Khoj – our curation engine for attracting quality startups across the country is working really well for us,” says Mr Jairaj Mashru – Venture Partner at Z Nation Lab, whose team has helped strategize and execute Khoj events across India to boost the recruitment drive of quality startups for the Bootcamp.
The demo day room at Microsoft India’s plush Mumbai office saw a full house as investors, mentors, venture capitalists, HNI’s and eager startup enthusiasts cheered and boosted the morale of the startups present that day. Microsoft was the venue partner for the event and has also been an integral technology partner with Z Nation Lab since inception.
Z Nation Lab’s focus on diversity amidst its Bootcamp graduates who demoed that day was quite apparent. “Right from IOT, E-commerce, Enterprise SaaS to Logistics.I have seen some really interesting pitches today at the event,” Farooq from Fao Ventures said in his feedback about the Demo day. “We would love to see some more women-led startups presenting in the future demo days”, another senior investor shared in his feedback. We had many other prominent investors by the name of Mr Ashesh Shah from Transcontinental Ms Nidhi Shraf from Indian Angel Network and many more during the Demo Day Z Nation Lab is taking this diversity feedback really seriously and is consciously going to curate and include more quality startups backed by women entrepreneurs.
Here’s an overview of all 10 startups that pitched at the Demo Day:
Connexis – Is an Internet of Things enabled Industrial Analytics company providing Manufacturing enterprises Real-Time visibility into their factory operations.
InteliTaap: InteliTaap provides Actionable In-Store Analytics for Retailers. technology analyses consumer behaviour inside the store without them having to switch on GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or even cellular data.
Feltso – World’s first of its kind Social review analytics artificial intelligence engine that reads tons of customer reviews and gives in-depth analysis of their opinions on any product or service.
ScoutMyTrip – is a Do-it-Yourself road trip planning ecosystem, with a vibrant community backing it, that helps you create an itinerary for your next road holiday, anywhere to anywhere in India.
Anaxee – ‘Anaxee Digital Runners Pvt. Ltd.’ is creating distributed ‘human’ network of 250000+ Digital Runners across India with reach in 650 districts, 600000 villages, and making this platform (feet-on-street) available via web dashboard and REST API.
Toch – World’s first video shopping platform. Lets users identify and shop from the video content directly be it fashion, travel or runway.
Cyrrup is an IoT Telematics Vehicle black box. It works like flight black box by analyzing driver’s behaviour and monitoring vehicle health thereby providing safety & security to vehicles and its occupants.
Quirktech is a Global Tech product platform for Indian Consumers and Businesses. Through a localised model, we give Indian
consumers real-time access to the latest tech products from across the world, thereby reducing the time gap for new technology entering India.
Orasi is a B2B, the Global marketplace for Syndication of content with more than 50 clients – TV Channels, Production houses, Mobile/VoD platforms – and are spread across 10+ countries.
Mutterfly – is a peer-to-peer renting platform that lets users rent items from people nearby and helps them earn by renting out their items. At Mutterfly, we are leveraging technology to make renting instant, convenient and more importantly a way of life.