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Funding Roundup: SocialCops, AppDra, Remedinet

SocialCops secures seed funding from 500 Startups and others Technology data company Social Cops has raised $320,000 in seed funding from investors including 500Startups, Google India MD Rajan Anandan and Frost and Sullivan APAC MD Manoj Menon, reports NextBigWhat. Founded in 2012 by Varun Banka and Prukalpa Sankar, the basic idea behind SocialCops seems to be using mobile phones to source ground-level data from citizens and non-profits. It provides mobile apps for citizens to report civic problems in their locality like poor streetlighting, potholes and garbage dumps by sharing their location and uploading photographs. It also apparently provides users information about various topics like preventive healthcare and collects data through dial-an-answer surveys. In addition, it apparently works with non-profits to enable them use low cost smartphones for surveying purposes, instead of the more expensive paper & agent method. The company mentions that it uses a mix of online information, open data and a network of mobile enabled human sensors to collect data. This data is then processed to enable decision makers like the government, corporate heads, policy makers, non profits and media houses to make data driven decisions. The company works in public health, public infrastructure and public education segments and has worked with partners like Government of Karnataka, Hindustan Unilever, Michelin and Digital Empowerment Foundation among others. It claims to have executed various projects in India such as getting citizens to rate street cleanliness, tracking patient misconceptions regarding cancer and adherence to medication in pregnant women among others, in the past eight months. AppDra raises $1.5 million from Becovillage Bangalore & US based app development startup…

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