Microsoft India has announced its final list of 8 startups for the 2013 Winter Batch for the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator.
The 8 startups in the list are AdSparx, ShieldSquare, Chance, Frrole, Native5, SignEasy, TommyJams and Whale Logix. In addition to these 8 companies Scibler from the 2013 Summer Batch will also stay on.
Microsoft also said that, other than these companies HasGeek, Nanobi, Tookitaki and 1000Lookz will also be closely associated to the accelerator, they are also companies that emerged from the BizSpark program in India and Microsoft felt that they could benefit from this collaboration.
Startup Tookitaki had also raised Rs. 1 crore from Anirudh Suri (Indian Internet Group), Ravi Gururaj and Ramesh Kumar Shah (Harvard Business School) at NextBigWhat StartupRoots held earlier this year.
Frrole is a city based social newspaper that generates content from Twitter feeds.
The winter batch will be hosted at Microsoft’s accelerator facility in Bangalore.
Earlier in June Microsoft Accelerator had graduated 9 startups from its program.