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The buzzword of Indian economy 'Startup' gaining the attention of celebrities

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Recently celebrities have been ready to invest in valuable startups. India has become one of the fastest growing startup ecosystems in the world, hence many celebrities seem to have growing business interests.

Here is the list of top 10 celebrities which are funding some major startups.

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1. Ziddu funded by Amitabh Bachchan

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Funds grouphomebuyers.com Wikimedia Commons

The actor decided to invest $250,000 in a startup based in Singapore, in 2015. Ziddu, a cloud service provider, was founded by Venkata Srinivas Meenavalli. It is run by Meridian Tech, and also offers free file hosting for documents, pictures, video, and audio.

2. Grouphomebuyers.com funded by Shilpa Shetty

A site which has a listing of new and upcoming residential projects from top cities. Shilpa Shetty is the co-founder of this website which has helped 200 families get properties at discounted prices.

3. Pulse funded by Chetan Bhagat

This new age photo-sharing mobile app was founded by Karthik Vaidyanath and Prakhar Khanduja. This app has a combo of articles and user-generated content. It is a bit like Snapchat, but one major difference is that you cannot take screenshots of this one. Many prominent people have participated in its funding, one name is Chetan Bhagat.

4. Healthians funded by Yuvraj Singh

One of the many startups that Singh has invested in, is Healthians. It is a home service health test platform that operated in NCR. It is now launched in Mumbai and Bangalore too.

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Funds Qyuki. Wikimedia Commons

5. Qyuki funded by A.R. Rahman and Shekhar Kapur

They both joined hands in 2012 to launch a social media platform. Qyuki aims to engage Indian youth to new media content. It was built on Cisco’s cloud infrastructure and had received an investment from it too.

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6. Yatra funded by Salman Khan

All of us know about Being Human. However, what we don’t know is that Salman Khan has a 5% stake in Yatra.com. He is also the brand ambassador for the company.

7. HealthEminds funded by Robin Uthappa

It was in March 2016 that Uthappa invested an undisclosed amount in HeathEMinds. The startup aims at helping people to deal with mental stress and depression. It was started in 2013, the startup offers video counselling without disclosing the identity of the caller.

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8. Muvizz funded by Manoj Bajpayee

Muvizz was founded by Bajpayee’s friends Abhayanand Singh and Piyush Singh. This startup offers cult, classic and independent films to lovers of cinema around the world. It is a Video-On-Demand platform.

9. GOQii funded by Madhuri Dixit

This startup designs wearable fitness bands, it also provides fitness training. Madhuri started out as an investor with GOQii founded by Vishal Gondal. Dr. Sriram Nene, Dixit’s husband, is the CMO of the company.

10. Indi funded by Anil Kapoor

It is video social network founded by Neel Grover which was launched in 2012. Kapoor invested an undisclosed amount in the startup.

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Tech Giant Google Declares Second Batch For Startups Programme in India

Similar to the first class, the 10 startups will undergo an intensive one-week mentorship bootcamp, followed by in-person engagements over the next three months

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Google on Tuesday announced the second batch of 10 startups, which will be part of its Launchpad Accelerator mentorship programme in India.
Launchpad Accelerator India is dedicated to support Indian startups that use technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to create solutions that address the nation’s core needs.
The final 10 selected startups are based out of cities across the country, including Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi, Google said in a statement.
The second batch will be provided a targeted programme, designed around the challenges of India, and how technologies like AI and ML can be leveraged to address their scale and complexity.
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The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA
The startups part of the new class are Opentalk, THB, Perceptiviti Data Solutions, DheeYantra, Kaleidofin, FinancePeer, SmartCoin, HRBOT, Savera.ai, and Adiuvo Diagnostics.
Similar to the first class, the 10 startups will undergo an intensive one-week mentorship bootcamp, followed by in-person engagements over the next three months.
“Given the growing maturity of India’s startups, our programme focuses on providing startups with incremental knowledge and tools, gleaned from our experience of building products for users around the world,” said Paul Ravindranath G, programme Manager, Launchpad Accelerator programme, India, Google. (IANS)