Times Internet’s startup accelerator TLabs has inducted five startups for the sixth batch of its accelerator program, termed as the Fall 2014 batch. The program started in September this year and is expected to end with demo day in Delhi NCR in Feb 2015.
TLabs informs that with the current batch and going forward, it will invest Rs 12 lakh in each startup and raised the valuation of each startup to Rs 1.5 crore, indicating that the accelerator takes around 8% stake in the company. It previously provided seed funding of Rs 10 lakhs for a 10% stake in the company.
Startups inducted in this batch:
– Vidooly is a YouTube marketing and analytics suite for brands, content creators and MCNs. Essentially it lets clients search for their YouTube channel on its platform and provide detailed analysis of the channel. Details include number of subscribers, total number of views, uploads, subscriber rank, tags that lead to the channel, world rank, local country rank and user engagement details among others.
The website also provides details about how well individual videos are doing and offers something called channel forecasting, where it claims to predicts the number of views a channel will get, and the revenues it can make out of it. The platform is currently free to use.
– Wibe is a platform that lets users watch videos relevant to the content they read on a website. It currently comes in the form of a Chrome extension and is compatible with Google, Wikipedia, Flipkart, Amazon, eBay and Indiatimes.
On compatible websites, the extension basically pulls relevant videos from YouTube, and displays them in related sections, by embedding the stream on the page itself. It also gives an option to view all the videos it thinks are relevant to the current page.
– Flynx is a mobile browser that offers features like background page loading, reading mode which it claims improves readability by extracting all relevant text from a web page and ability to share links with other apps like Facebook, Twitter and Pushbullet or save links to Pocket, Evernote and Readability among others. The app is currently in beta mode.
– Mobapper allows publishers create native mobile apps from WordPress sites. It can currently create native apps for iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry platforms, which can then be published in the AppStore. It also features Admob integration, allowing clients to place ads within their apps.
The company offers this service through various packages starting with a ‘blogger’ package priced at $10 a month which generates an iOS or Android app, a ‘business’ package for $20 a month that includes both Android and iOS apps, and a $50 ‘publisher’ package, that includes all four platforms. There is a 14-day trial with all the packages.
– Neuron is a big data tool which examines a brand’s social presence on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest and claims to find potential customers who might be interested in their products. It then claims to convert them into real customers with inbuilt call to action tools. It also offers customer retention tools. Neuron offers this service through various packages starting at $49 per month and going up to $699 per month.
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