Startup InsightMatters bring insights and reporting analysis for consultants and agencies

A 10 person agency does not need a full time CFO and all the corporate structures – but they do need the insight it brings to make better decisions and improve the profits.

InsightMatters brings Reporting and insight / analysis for consultancies & agencies.

The pitch: You Deserve the Same Insights as Corporate CEOs. Insight Matters provides Reporting and Analysis for Consultancies & Agencies.

We help you answer the difficult questions:
✓ What numbers should I be tracking?
✓ What do my numbers really tell me?
✓ How much do I actually make on each project?


Hong Kong


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Cut legal costs using SelfLawyer, a legaltech startup

Only 20% of consumers in the U.S. can afford an attorney.
SelfLawyer solved this problem by providing low-cost legal services.

SelfLawyer is a legal tech company that cuts the cost of legal services in the U.S. through the use of technology.


New York City

About the founding team :
Asel Mukambetova graduated from Columbia University Law School with her Master of Law (LL.M) degree in 2017. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2018 and can practice immigration law in all 50 U.S. states.

Since then she started her own practice focusing exclusively on immigration law where she received several awards such as the Client’s Choice award from Avvo.com in 2019 and 2020.

During her practice, she noticed many of her clients came to her when they were unable to afford or obtain adequate legal services.

It was then, she came up with the idea for self-lawyer.com. A place where people are empowered and provided with the knowledge to help themselves through the immigration process for a reasonable cost.

Asel can be reached at asel@self-lawyer.com.


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Get all your packaging needs sorted at one-stop with this Mumbai based startup

Packaging is always a tricky business for startups, mid sized companies and even first time entrepreneurs with a bright idea. Pack8 is a Mumbai based company that is aiming to make things simple by providing a one-stop solution to all packaging needs. They claim to offer design, development, manufacturing and delivery of packaging requirements for all industries, including B2C such as Fashion and Pharma and also B2B with logistics-centric solutions.

Pack8 is a professional, simple, one-step, all-inclusive solution in the packaging industry. They specialise in Secondary and Tertiary packaging, along with many protective packaging products which are eco-friendly and cost effective as well.


Mumbai

About the founding team :
Praveen Shinde established Pack8 in 2016, with an aim of making packaging simpler than ever. 


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Get Custom Picture Frame on FrameIT, Singapore Based Startup

Looking for a custom picture frame and want to avoid going out / haggling with offline vendors? Check out FrameIT.

FrameIT is a Singapore based startup that provides a simple to use system for building and ordering a custom picture frame online.

Input the size of your item, choose from a range of custom materials, pay online, and receive within 3-5 working days.


Singapore

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This Indian startup generates drinking water from thin air !

The topic of water scarcity has always been discussed from marking Day Zero in Cape Town, South Africa 2018 to finding effective ways to transport drinkable water to regions affected by natural disasters. The primary requirement in equatorial regions during the summers.

In India, there is huge water scarcity in primary cities like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Shimla and Chennai which are facing huge water shortages and are likely to run out of ground water by 2030—a study by Niti Aayog report has revealed

Meet AKVO, an atmospheric water generator.

It absorbs humidity from air, purifies it and provides water for it’s users. An ideal solution for equatorial and tropical regions, including India.

Akvo Atmospheric water generator

AKVO water generator’s can generate up to 1000 litres of water from atmosphere in 24 hours. The machines range from 100 litres to 10,000 litres.

The machines come in different sizes from 100litres machines to 10,000 litres for community housing and Industrial use. AKVO AWG’s can generate up to 1000 litres of water in just 24 hours from the atmospheric moisture. This water is cheaper than market water.

The marketable water is available from Rs 15 to Rs 20 per litre and always has the cleanliness suspicion tag attached with it. Few months ago, an AKVO AWG 1000 litre machine was installed in Hardua Mangarh, in Madhya Pradesh. A region where village folk had to walk four kilometres every day to get fresh drinking water and where the only source of water for the last 200 years was an old well. To address Industrial demands by one of India’s largest Oil refineries of India, IOCL Haldia installed 6 AKVO AWG machines proving AKVO AWG’s various scenarios


Location : Kolkata, India

About the founder :
Navkaran Singh Bagga, is a second generation entrepreneur.

 

 


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Will it fit me? Bangalore startup, Size n Fit provides online trial room to shoppers

Size n Fit helps shoppers find the apparel that fit, turning the moment of hesitation in online apparel shopping into confidence & purchase, resulting in increased sales and reduced returns. Size n Fit technology is live on web stores like Shoppers Stop, Manyavar and Puma.

When the shopper visits the apparel product page, an algorithm created by fit experts & data scientists calculates the personalized fit score, eliminating the need for trying the clothes on in a trial room.

About the founding team: Jayesh Badani is a Serial Entrepreneur, passionate about Retail Technologies, Open Innovation, IT-enabled business ideas.

Bengaluru

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This Bangalore startup has launched a resort only for pets

Petcart, a fully integrated pet care solutions company has launched “Petcart Nest”, an exclusive pet resort in Bangalore.

Petcart Nest, the company claims is India’s first luxury resort that is dedicated for pets. Located in Sarjapura road (Bangalore), the Petcart resort is of 2 acres in size, has 1800 sq ft swimming pool and 70 spacious huts.


Bangalore

About the founding team :
Petcare founder, Shekhar had a long and successful career across India’s largest leading Telecom companies and Retail sectors. Prior to Petcart, Shekhar was VP for the Bharti Airtel leading 350 employees and in-charge of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh circles.


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This Indian shoe startup uses natural renewable fiber: You stay warm in winters and cool in the summer !

Most innovations in India are usually geared towards lower price points, however here we have a startup that is focused on a premium product. Neeman’s is a shoe startup that is bringing  a distinctive style as well as a number of clever features for footwear together.

Made largely of Merino Wool, a ‘high-tech’ wool that enables breathability, prevents odour and can supposedly be worn without socks at all. Neeman’s is also touting the eco-friendly nature of the materials (recycled rubber along with plant based castor oil) used as well as the shoe’s apparent ability to stay warm in the winters and cool in the summer.

Neeman’s

Neeman’s is breaking the myth that wool is only a product of winters because it is bulky, heavy and itchy on the skin, by using a form of natural merino wool sourced from Australia which is superfine, lightweight, moisture-wicking, and breathable.

The Merino Wool fabric used by Neeman’s is developed in collaboration with Woolmark, the global authority of Australian wool. The timelessly elegant shoes are odor-resistant and sock-free, which keeps the skin cool and dry even in extreme temperatures.


New Delhi


At a price point of Rs. 7,200 – would you buy these shoes? From a relatively unknown (yet innovative) brand?

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This startup is simplifying classifieds with ‘intent’

Connecting the right customers to the right business/service provided seems like an endless problem and also a space of limitless opportunities. Intently, a London based startup, calls itself the ‘Intention Engine’ and seeks to simplify the process by seemingly narrowing down the information overload the accompanies most classifieds sites. It claims to operate in over 40 countries and covers a variety of services.

Intently

Based in London, Intently.co is a platform for connecting consumers to service providers. We operate in over 40 countries, and we deal with a very wide range of services.


London


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Anil Kumble’s startup launches an AI-enabled cricket bat

Broadcasting has influenced cricket enormously over the past few decades. With the introduction of the ‘3rd Umpire’ in the early 90s (with Sachin Tendulkar being the first player given out via the medium!) for adjudicating run-outs, the intervention of technology in on-field ‘play’ had been legitimized. Hawkeye (which has also been exported to other sports such as tennis), Snicko and Hot-spot have become a veritable triumvirate that have fundamentally altered how cricket is played via the DRS system.

Now former India captain Anil Kumble, who is also a trained Engineer, has a startup called Spektacom Technologies which has launched a ‘Power Bat’ that is powered by Microsoft’s Azure Sphere cloud platform.

The technology works via a ‘sticker’ that is placed on the back of a player’s bat to record a variety of metrics with regards to a batsman’s performance that can add to the broadcast experience. Intel did something similar with a chip that capped the bat handle during the Champions Trophy 2017. Star India is already involved with the ‘Power Bat’, which means we are likely to see the implementation of this soon.

Meet: The Power Bat

The Power Bat is a unique concept whereby a lightweight, Azure Sphere-powered sticker is stuck on the shoulder of the bat — a form factor that is completely unobtrusive. In a live match, as soon as the batsman hits the ball, data on different parameters (speed on impact, twist on impact and quality of the shot — percentage proximity of the ball’s contact to the sweet spot of the willow) are captured in a new unit of measurement titled Power Speks.

Microsoft’s Azure Sphere ensures that the data is securely captured and processed. Using advanced analytics and AI services on Azure, real-time insights are captured through the stump box and displayed via the broadcaster. During practice or coaching, the same data can be viewed through a mobile app.

cricket-bat
Representational Image

Mumbai, India


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This Canadian AI startup compresses photos by 90%

The cloud storage needs of the average user is growing each year, largely thanks to the upkeep needed of massive photo libraries that one accumulates with smartphones. While cloud storage costs have never been cheaper, an advanced compression mechanism that can help reduce size without loss in quality would be a very welcome addition. And this is what PixelDrive claims to be able to do. The platform says it can compress photos using AI down to 10% of their original size without loss in quality. One can definitely see the benefits of this on the user end as well as for firms/developers for integration into their applications. PixelDrive is currently offering 1GB of compressed cloud storage free for all users (which they claim to be equivalent to 10GB) until the end of October 2018.

PixelDrive

PixelDrive uses AI to compress photos down to as little as 10% of the original size without any change in resolution or quality. Its cloud storage can store up to 10 times more photos than traditional cloud services, at half the cost.


Vancouver, Canada

About the founding team :

Migel is an engineer with a strong research background in Machine Learning (ML). He holds an undergraduate degree in mechatronics engineering, and a PhD in Machine Learning (expected 2018) from the University of South Australia.

Francis, Founder and CEO of Adenda, has a Masters in Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is also the inventor of two U.S Patents.


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Valuer helps corporates track startups


Valuer is all about the perfect match between the agile startup and the resource strong corporate. We took the best from accelerators, startup competitions and pitch events and made it into a digital platform and a simple tool. A tool where corporates can track startups.


Copenhagen


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Opentalk: When knowledge meets over voice conversations #VoiceStartup

Opentalk mission is to unlock the world’s latent knowledge through voice conversations.
Connect with new people and students from around the world for higher studies, exam preparation and college information sharing through voice conversations! Talk to new people to share, learn and grow.

We are simplifying voice conversations by solving for whom to talk, when to talk & why to talk. 300K+ users from 50+ countries have already used it in the last 6 months.


Singapore

About the founding team

Sumit Jain
Sumit holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from IIT Roorkee. Sumit co-founded CommonFloor.com in 2008. CommonFloor became India’s largest real estate portal dedicated to apartments and gated communities. CommonFloor got acquired by Quikr in 2016
Ashwani Jain
Ashwani holds a Bachelor’s degree from IIT Roorkee and Master’s in Business Administration from IIM Bangalore. Ashwani headed strategy & growth in CommonFloor. Ashwani has 10+ years experience working across America, Europe and Asian region in Business, Product and Growth teams.


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Agritech startup SmartFarm enables digitization of farms and farm to fork traceability

A farm management solution which enables digitization of farms, empowers data-driven decision making, and provides complete visibility of resources, processes and field performance. It ensures adherence to compliance and certification, pest and crop health management and farm to fork traceability.



Bangalore

About the founding team (and the backstory).
Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO at CropIn Technology Solutions, has a strong technical background and has worked extensively with technology all through his illustrious career in the corporate world. This tech whiz had an epiphany when he saw the plight that farmers have been facing due to lack of information and changing climatic conditions. This led him to cut short his remarkable corporate career at GE and embark on a startup journey of his own. Krishna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University.
Kunal Prasad, Co-founder and COO at CropIn Technology Solutions, has a background in technical and management arena. Kunal’s strengths lie in his strong team management skills, detail-orientation, tenacious attitude towards each assignment that he picks up. With the craving to find some meaning and satisfaction with what he was doing, he co-founded CropIn and took on the responsibilities of a COO. Kunal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and MBA from Great Lakes Institute of Management.
Chittaranjan Jena, Co-founder and CTO at CropIn Technology Solutions, has completed his Masters from NIT, Rourkela and has had a distinguished career in the corporate world. After working with organizations of great repute like UTI, Capgemini, Ernst & Young and GE, he realized it was time to engage in something that gives his life a direction and a higher purpose. With a strong and well-placed vision to give back to the society that he is a part of, CropIn was something that interested and excited him.


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Off The Grid : A travel startup that forces ‘screen free’ vacation


Off The Grid organizes group trips around the world, with one catch: it’s completely phone-free. You show up, trade your smartphone for a dumbphone, and spend a full week disconnected from the internet in cities like Lisbon, Prague, and Lima.



Washington, DC

Notes from the founder, Zach Beattie:
I worked in tech my entire professional life.
It was a blast, but eventually it became exhausting. I spent a lot of mornings waking up to emails and a lot of nights falling asleep with my phone under my pillow. It wasn’t healthy and it made me feel terrible.
We built Off The Grid to help people take a break from their phones and reconnect with the world. Instead of going cold turkey, you get to unplug with up to 30 awesome people in a vibrant global city.


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Bloomio helps startups raise funding on its blockchain-based marketplace

Bloomio is an equity crowdfunding platform that connects early-stage startups with individual investors. The platform allows startup founders to raise capital by tokenizing equity, and gives investors the possibility to trade startup stakes through a secure blockchain-based marketplace.



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