Synopsis The company said it will use the capital for building its team, product development, marketing, and assisting doctors in setting up their digital clinic. Health tech startup Eka.Care has raised $4.5 million from investors such as 3one4Capital , Eximius Ventures, Speciale Invest and several angel investors. The company said it will use the capital for building its team, product development, marketing, and assisting doctors in setting up their digital clinic. Angel investors who participated in the round include MakeMyTrip founder Deep Kalra, INDMoney founder Ashish Kashyap, MakeMyTrip cofounder Rajesh Magow, Cred founder Kunal Shah, 314e Corporation founder Abhishek Begerhotta, Udaan cofounder Sujeet Kumar, Unacademy cofounder Gaurav Munjal, Razorpay cofounder Shashank Kumar, redBus founder Phanindra Sama, redBus CEO Prakash Sangam, Terra.do founder Anshuman Bapna, Tracxn CEO Abhishek Goyal, Haptik CEO Aakrit Vaish, and Arjun Seth, managing director of Pearl … [Read more...] about Health-tech startup Eka.Care raises $4.5 million in funding
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Startup ecosystem enabler T-Hub and HCL Technologies have announced a collaboration to explore emerging technologies like Quantum Computing and DeepTech. As part of the collaboration, T-Hub will connect HCL’s Open Innovation Program eSTiP with select startups. “This partnership will enable HCL to leverage T-Hub’s innovation expertise and ecosystem of start-ups, corporates and investors to accelerate its open innovation initiatives,” T-Hub said in a release. Additionally, HCL will look to curate solutions of the startups for its clients and for focused programme statements, while gaining access to T-Hub’s events and demo days. T-Hub CEO Ravi Narayan said, “with this partnership, we are focusing on aiding HCL in its vision of strengthening the approach of creating value for its customers and partners through some disruptive startups, whereas also providing our startups with growth opportunities.” “Our partnership with T-Hub cements our ecosystem innovation journey with additional … [Read more...] about T-Hub, HCL to collaborate on Quantum Computing and Deep Tech.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has courted Silicon Valley for more than a decade, ever since he was a no-name state legislator from Bakersfield. So, with the 50-year-old Republican the front-runner to be elected speaker of the House Thursday, execs are happy to have someone tech-conversant ascending in Washington, D.C. — a place where few understand how the valley works. “It could be huge,” said Tom Werner, CEO of SunPower, a San Jose renewable energy company valued at $3.2 billion. “Here is somebody who spent years meeting with business leaders in the valley, so he understands the massive transitions we’ve been through.” However, McCarthy’s value to the valley isn’t easy to quantify — and his ability to cut through the Capitol’s acrimony less sure. His strength hasn’t been shepherding tech-friendly legislation through Congress; little legislation of any kind has been able to cut through the partisan thicket. Even though he has been receptive to the tech world, he has … [Read more...] about Valley execs back Kevin McCarthy – despite mixed tech record
According to a recently published survey, the majority of Americans are worried that the U.S. government won’t do enough to regulate big tech companies. A survey conducted by Axios and SurveyMonkey has revealed that the majority of Americans are worried about the growing power of large tech companies and the government’s failure to regulate them. According to the poll, in just the past three months concern over government inaction to regulate tech companies rose by 15 percentage points. This represents a large shift in the public perception of Silicon Valley in a short period of time, which may be partly due to the increased reliance on tech in people everyday lives. According to the Axios-SurveyMonkey poll from November, shortly after representatives of Facebook, Google, and Twitter testified before Congress about their role in the 2016 presidential elections, approximately four in 10 Americans were worried that the government would fail to adequately regulate tech … [Read more...] about Report: American Public in Favor of Big Tech Regulation
Apple will reportedly deploy a new technology to see what kind of photos you have in the Gallery of your iPhone to identify whether or not you are storing child pornographic content. Apple will be using hash algorithms to check through the photos stored in user’s iPhones and will use photo identification software in the backend to recognise whether or not it looks like child pornography or any other kind of abuse. Apple will reportedly roll out a “client-side tool for CSAM scanning”. This means your iPhone will automatically download these hash algorithms that will check each and every photo saved in your iPhone to identify whether there’s any illegal content. If the algorithm spots any objectionable content, the iPhone will automatically report it to Apple servers if there are too many of such photos. From Social The problem is hashing algorithms are not always accurate and it may give false positive reports. Also, while Apple is claiming to detect only … [Read more...] about Apple to use new tech to see what photos you have in your iPhone