WhatsApp just awarded $50,000 to these 5 Indian startups

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WhatsApp just awarded $50,000 to these 5 Indian startups

WhatsApp India on Tuesday gave checks for $50,000 each to the five champs of a fabulous startup challenge it had sorted out with Startup India, the administration's leader activity. 

The five new companies were chosen from 10 firms that had been shortlisted to pitch to a jury of investors and business people on Tuesday. These were chosen dependent on their capacity to tackle genuine issues looked by Indians utilizing innovation and creative reasoning. 

Here are the winning startups.



Based out of Kota, this startup utilizes innovation to carry trustworthy and reasonable access to quality medicinal services to provincial and semi-urban regions. It carefully oversees quiet therapeutic records, gives complete e-conferences, and conveys bits of knowledge utilizing information science. 


The Surat-based startup offers a moderate computer generated experience content stage that empowers individuals to devour content effectively on low-end gadgets. Taking into account over 140+ brands and SMEs internationally, it has achieved in excess of three million perspectives in more than 200 nations. 


Based out of Mumbai, this startup offers a WhatsApp-based conversational computerized reasoning (AI) stage that associates the opportune individuals with the correct data to complete business rapidly. Its AI stage gets a normal of three to four individual questions for each day, and as of now has 1,500 dynamic clients. 


The Indore-based agritech startup works with ranchers, furnishing them with agronomy administrations and the correct contributions during the whole trimming cycle. It says it can enable ranchers to lessen development costs by up to 20 percent, and increment generation by in excess of 30 percent. The organization has raised Pre-Series A subsidizing of $1 million from InfoEdge. 


This Bengaluru-based startup has made it simpler for individuals to do their bit for the earth. It has made a keen vitality gadget that screens and examinations vitality utilization of numerous gadgets, and lessens vitality spends. 

The jury that picked the five new businesses included Deep Kalra, Founder and CEO of MakeMyTrip; Vani Kola, Founder and Managing Director of Kalaari Capital; Shailesh Lakhani, Managing Director of Sequoia Capital; Harsha Kumar, Partner at Lightspeed Ventures; and Abhijit Bose, India Head of WhatsApp. 

Contribute India and WhatsApp held hands a year ago in October with giving a lift to the Indian startup biological system. Through this organization, they have prepared 15,000 hopeful business visionaries from Tier II and III urban communities the nation over under the Startup India Yatra program. 

As a major aspect of this organization between WhatsApp India and Invest India, an amazing test was propelled in January this year, in a mission for transformative arrangements that can make an enormous scale financial effect. The test got a mind-boggling reaction from everywhere throughout the nation. 

Near 2,000 passages were assessed for their imaginative speculation, size of effect and the capacity to tackle genuine issues looked by Indians.