Pitches by Deeptech Startups Dominate the 11th Edition of Netapp Excellerator
05/12/2023

PITCHES BY DEEPTECH STARTUPS DOMINATE THE 11TH EDITION OF NETAPP EXCELLERATOR

The 11th edition of the NetApp Excellerator programme recently came to a close with a spectacular Demo Day for Cohort 11. The event, held in Bengaluru, gave viewers a glimpse into the latest technologies in the deeptech sector, insights from NetApp leaders and an amazing fireside chat with badminton legend Pullela Gopichand.

With the aim to highlight the increasing number of global startups building from India, for the world, the Demo Day saw the innovations of six inspiring startups that are currently revolutionising the deeptech space. Founders of startups like AppSentinels, RapL, PrivaSapiens, Firefly, Squadcast, and Zluri presented at the Demo Day.

Emphasising on NetApp’s role in data management, Ravi Chhabria, Managing Director, NetApp India, said the event brought together people united with the same purpose – the belief that we are changing the world with data.

The NetApp journey

From being founded on the back of a napkin almost 30 years ago to becoming an industry leader in storage and data management solutions, NetApp has come a long way. Chhabria credited this growth to the company’s desire to keep innovating.

“We did not innovate the network file system, but we out-innovated the inventor of the network file system. And we didn’t stop there. In the midst of the dotcom wave, NetApp saw the opportunity to create an efficient unified storage platform. At a time when companies were rolling like pins hit by a ball, NetApp was thriving,” he said.

Looking at the current ecosystem, Chhabria believes that the industry is changing the world and crazy innovators is a badge the team is proud of.

Octavian Tanase, SVP, Engineering, NetApp, echoed similar sentiments by stating that NetApp always had a passion for innovation. This passion helps the team understand what it takes for a creative idea to transform into something that has business value. “We have done many things to co-innovate with customers and partners. That came from a deep understanding of the type of data storage problems customers face,” he said.

The NetApp Excellerator impact

Tanase further elaborated on the distinct impact the programme has had over the years. Now in its sixth year, it has impacted 72 startups across 11 cohorts. A key part of the programmer’s purpose is to give women-led startups a platform through NetApp ExcellerateHER. To that end, 12 of these 72 startups are being driven by women.

Over the years, more than $330 million have been raised by companies mentored by NetApp Excellerator. Seven of them have had successful exits. These companies are operating in a vibrant, flourishing ecosystem of innovation.

“We are very fortunate to be the recipient of the energy these startups bring. These startups have massive optimism. They bring a new use case and opportunity that can transform into something commercially viable. We thrive on this engagement,” Tanase said.

Lessons from a legend

The event also had an insightful chat with badminton great Pullela Gopichand. Talking to Chhabria, Gopichand spoke about his initial days as a cricket fan, the importance of pride, and what goes into the creation of champions.

Gopichand’s entry to badminton happened by chance. The stadium he went to did not have admissions in cricket. The other option was tennis. “But my parents decided against tennis because they thought it was a rich man’s sport. The badminton court was empty so I went and started playing there. I am a great believer that it was destiny that took me there,” he said.

At every step, Gopichand knew the next step was possible with a little more work. That is how he achieved his goal. The years 1991, 1992, and 1993 were great for him as he was starting to become the number 1 player in the country. He began to travel abroad and participate in tournaments. One tournament stands out in his memory. During a tournament in Malaysia, the Indian contingent was joking about how they could never win against the Chinese. It was then that Gopichand decided to win. “What I am proud of is the fact that I had the kid in me alive after so many losses,” he reminisced.

Looking back, he credits pride as the secret sauce to his success. “My mother would say that the first child is for the family, but the second child is for the country. I was supposed to join the army so that sentiment was there. When I was playing against an English guy from England, in my mind I would be thinking that these guys have ruled us so I need to get back at them. I will not lose against these fellows.

“Somewhere, those elements truly helped. Because when pride is hurt, that’s the only time you are punching above your weight. You are just going out and saying ‘I will get it’. I love the ethic of the sport and the focus it brought me, but I would go back and credit my winning to pride,” he said.

When it comes to picking the right talent, Gopichand believes that the term ‘talent mapping’ is more accurate than ‘talent identification’. It is because he believes that every kid is talented and it’s his job as a mentor, society, and organisation to see where the talent lies.

“A lot of work needs to happen at the system building stage, so I hope the nation comes together,” he said.

Impressive pitches

Gopichand’s inspiring words were followed by pitches by AppSentinels, RapL, PrivaSapiens, Firefly, Squadcast, and Zluri. Each of the pitches was preceded by inspiring words by their mentors.

Here’s a quick look at the startups that participated in the Demo Day:

1. AppSentinels: It is a full life-cycle API security platform that helps development teams build secure APIs and aids security teams in protecting against run-time business-logic API attacks.

2. RapL: RapL helps build your next gen workforce by empowering them via AI-driven adaptive, bite-sized, and continuous learning.

3. PrivaSapiens: It builds privacy technologies and product layers for businesses to enhance user security and meet global security compliance standards.

4. Firefly: Its Cloud Asset Management solution enables DevOps, SREs, and Platform Engineering teams to control their entire cloud footprint and manage it more efficiently using Infrastructure-as-Code.

5. Squadcast: It enables tech teams to enhance their Incident Resolution process using SRE-focused tools such as alert routing, automated escalations, on-call schedules, and blameless post-mortems, in both web and mobile app versions.

6. Zluri: It is a SaaS management platform that helps enterprises discover, manage, and automate their SaaS apps from a single dashboard.

Meet 6 Deeptech Startups That Graduated From NetApp’s Accelerator Programme’s 11th Cohort
04/27/2023

Meet 6 Deeptech Startups That Graduated From NetApp’s Accelerator Programme’s 11th Cohort

 

  • The six startups – Zluri, AppSenitels, RapL, PrivaSapien, Firefly, and Squadcast – pitched to investors, industry leaders, and mentors about their offerings in the deeptech space
  • NetApp’s accelerator programme, NetApp Excellerator, offers a grant of $15K to graduating startups, which is equity-free
  • Starting with its first cohort in 2017, the NetApp Excellerator program has so far mentored 72 deeptech startups.

Nasdaq-listed cloud-led data storage and management company NetApp on Wednesday (April 26) announced the graduation of six deeptech startups from the 11th cohort of its flagship accelerator programme, NetApp Excellerator, during the company’s demo day event.

The six startups – Zluri, AppSenitels, RapL, PrivaSapien, Firefly, and Squadcast – also pitched to investors, industry leaders, and mentors about their offerings in the deeptech space. The latest cohort saw an increased focus on solutions in data security, catering to the fast-evolving tech industries.

The accelerator program helped the startups under its cohorts with business and technology mentorship from experienced senior technologists, access to investors, and in scaling the businesses. NetApp Excellerator also offers a grant of $15K to graduating startups, which is equity-free.

Starting with its first cohort in 2017, the NetApp Excellerator program has so far mentored 72 deeptech startups, of which 18 have engaged in proofs of concept (POCs). Seven of these startups have also been acquired. Also, these startups have bagged a total of more than $330 Mn in funding. In that, $160 Mn was raised in 2022 alone, NetApp said in a statement.

Some of its alumni include LightMetrics, Neuropixel, and LivNSense. NetApp also collaborates with organisations like NASSCOM and Alchemist to engage with new startups and then onboard them.

“Increased interest from startups across the world, and investors is a clear indication of India’s growing relevance as a technology hub that meets global standards. Through the NetApp Excellerator, our aim is to create a thriving innovation ecosystem for deeptech-focused startups and help them accelerate their growth,” Ravi Chhabria, managing director of NetApp India, said in a statement.

Here are more details about the six startups that were part of NetApp Excellerator’s 11th cohort:

PrivaSapien

Founded in 2019 by Abilash Soundarajan and Deepika Abilash, PrivaSapien was mentored under the NetApp ExcellerateHER programme, an initiative dedicated to promoting women entrepreneurs.

The Bengaluru-based startup has built privacy technologies for businesses to enhance user security and help them meet global security compliance standards. PrivaSapien empowers businesses to visualise and mitigate privacy risks in data and helps them unlock data without violating privacy regulations globally.

Right now, PrivaSapien largely caters to the US and European markets. It counts a European healthcare analytics company and a Silicon Valley-based Fortune 500 company among its clients. The startup recently received $1 Mn in seed funding from Omidyar Network India.

AppSentinels 

Founded in 2020 by Puneet Tutliani, Deepak Kushwaha, and Mohit Joshi, AppSentinels is an application programming interface (API) security platform which helps app developers build secure APIs and security teams to protect users against API attacks.

AppSentinels’ platform helps organisations adopt a proactive approach to API security and saves time in responding to API attacks.

The Bengaluru-based startup is bootstrapped. AppSentinels is majorly focused on fintech and insurtech clients given the high and complex risk the applications in these ecosystems are prone to.

RapL 

Founded in 2021 by Arun Muthukumar and Murali Krishnan, RapL is a SaaS platform that helps enterprises build next-gen workforce by empowering them via AI-driven adaptive and continuous learning.

RapL claims that its AI-based offering helps create a culture of continuous learning and improvement among employees. It also helps better alignment in business by providing better visibility on any gaps created.

Besides India, the startup also has its base in Seattle in the US. It currently caters to over 70 global customers, including EY, L&T, Dell, and Toyota. It has so far raised $2.2 Mn in a seed funding round in 2021.

Zluri 

Bengaluru-based SaaS management platform Zluri, founded in 2020 by Ritish Reddy, Sethu M, and Chaithanya Y, helps enterprises discover, manage, and automate their SaaS apps from a single dashboard.

Zluri enables companies’ IT teams with better visibility and control of their SaaS application ecosystem.

Zluri is backed by the likes of Kalaari Capital, Endiya Partners, and MassMutual Ventures. Last year, it raised $10 Mn in its Series A round. So far, it has raised $12 Mn in total funding.

Squadcast 

Founded by Amiya Adwitiya and Sisir Koppaka in 2018, Squadcast is headquartered in San Francisco and has a development centre in Bengaluru.

Squadcast calls itself a “reliability orchestration” specialist for software engineers which helps enterprises run their IT systems across websites and mobile apps efficiently and smoothly by automating human tasks.

The startup aims to be the easiest reliability and incident response platform by allowing global IT teams of all sizes to uplevel their incident management with next-generation Reliability Orchestration Engine based on site reliability engineering  (SRE) best practices.

Squadcast is backed by the likes of Wipro and DNX Ventures. It counts SonyLiv, Udaan, Clearbit, and American Airlines among its clients.

Firefly 

Founded in 2021, Firefly is a cloud asset management solution provider that enables DevOps, and platform engineering teams to control their cloud footprint and manage it more efficiently using Infrastructure-as-Code.

While cloud complexity and lack of sufficient management solutions lead to service disruptions, increased costs, misconfigurations, and inefficiencies, Firefly helps organisations to boost business velocity, increase cloud ROI, and improve governance by solving cloud complexity.

The startup is Israel based and caters to the Fortune 500 companies as well as startups.

Netapp Excellerator Cohort 11: Meet Six Startups Driving the Next Wave of Deeptech Innovation
03/09/2023

NETAPP EXCELLERATOR COHORT 11: MEET SIX STARTUPS DRIVING THE NEXT WAVE OF DEEPTECH INNOVATION

Leading the way with innovation, global cloud-led, data-centric software company NetApp has accelerated the digital journey of many new-age organisations for almost three decades. In tune with their efforts in the tech space, NetApp has been putting the spotlight on some of the nation’s brightest deeptech startups with their flagship accelerator program NetApp Excellerator.

This year, NetApp Excellerator presents Cohort 11 under which Zluri, AppSentinels, RapL, PrivaSapiens, Firefly, and Squadcast have been selected as part of the program. PrivaSapiens will be mentored under NetApp ExcellerateHER, NetApp’s dedicated accelerator program that supports women entrepreneurs disrupting the technology space.

Meet the Cohort

Firefly:

Launched in 2021 by Eran Bibi, Sefi Genis and Ido Neeman, Firefly is an Israel-based company that is on a mission to enable DevOps and Platform teams to solve cloud complexity in order to boost business velocity, increase cloud ROI, and improve governance. The wide adoption of Infrastructure-as-Code as the standard to manage cloud resources also pushes cloud teams to adopt Firefly. The team recently launched AIaC.dev that leverages the power of ChatGPT for DevOps’ everyday use-cases.

PrivaSapien:

Founded in 2019 by Abilash Soundarajan and Deepika Abilash, PrivaSapien Technologies empowers businesses to visualise and mitigate privacy risk in data, so that they can unlock data without violating privacy regulations globally. The company offers the world’s first privacy red teaming and blue teaming platform for global compliance and unlocking data. “Integrating NetApp’s deep expertise in data management and hybrid cloud data services with PrivaSapien’s pioneering privacy engineering solutions can empower customers in creating privacy complaint data ecosystems, which can be a strategic differentiator in gaining end user’s trust,” Deepika said.

Squadcast:

Founded in 2018 by Amiya Adwitiya, Squadcast has the vision to be the easiest reliability and incident response platform by allowing global IT teams of all sizes upgrade their incident management with next-generation Reliability Orchestration Engine based on SRE best practices. It is the only integrated platform that unites on-call alerting and incident management along with SRE workflows in one offering, in turn automating human tasks efficiently.

Zluri:

Zluri is a SaaS Management platform (SMP) that enables IT teams to gain visibility and control of their SaaS application ecosystem and ensure the right employees are securely accessing authorised SaaS applications. The company leverages patented AI and recommendation engine, No code Workflow Automation and granular data pipelines and usage tracking.

AppSentinels:

Founded in 2020 by Puneet Tutliani, Deepak Kushwaha and Mohit Joshi, AppSentinels aims to protect customers’ APIs and help customers focus on their business. It has the world’s most comprehensive API security platform with continuous API and Sensitive data discovery, automated Intelligent Stateful API DAST, multi-layer protection for known and unknown API attacks, and pin-pointed remediation for developers and security teams.

RAPL:

Founded in 2021 by Arun Muthukumar and Murali Krishnan, RAPL is a B2B SaaS solution that empowers every employee in a personalised, data/AI driven, measurable manner. The company provides companies with visibility and insights on gaps, progress, and how they impact business outcomes. “This approach is far advanced and unique compared to traditional employee learning and engagement solutions, which merely track ‘completion’ with no correlation to outcomes,” revealed Arun.

Over the course of the cohort, NetApp will share their expertise and experience in data management to empower participants and help them build a strong data strategy.

Five of the startups from Cohort 11 are headquartered in the US and Israel, besides being operational in India. The startups are looking forward to scale up with guidance from NetApp. Firefly wants to learn how to build Go-to-Market strategies that enable sales at high scale, alongside working with industry veterans and NetApp leaders. PrivaSapien is keen to be mentored by global tech leaders as part of NetApp ExcellerateHER program. “If I had to pick one key highlight of the NetApp Excellerator program, it would be the program’s emphasis on providing startups with customized mentoring and coaching,” said Squadcast’s founder Amiya Adwitiya. Zluri wishes to gain access to prospects and partners, alongside mentorship to help them meet enterprise standards. For AppSentinels, the involvement of the leadership team has been a huge differentiator. “I am amazed to see the personal time and energy various leaders of NetApp are giving to the program,” said Puneet Tutliani, CEO and Co-founder, AppSentinels. Arun Muthukumar of RAPL noted that since their solution is a B2B Enterprise SaaS solution on cloud, NetApp solutions will go on to play a big role in those areas as they scale.

Guiding the Indian startup ecosystem

Over the years, NetApp has mentored 25 global startups through NetApp Excellerator and 11 women-led deeptech startups through NetApp ExcellerateHER. Their success can be measured through their alumni who have gone on to raise over $300 million collectively, including five startups which raised close to $160 million in 2022 alone. There have also been successful exits by six alumni startups.

NetApp Excellerator was declared to be one of the top five accelerator programmes in India for corporate innovation by NexTT Awards. The award-winning program now includes a proof of concept (PoC) model that provides startups a platform to demonstrate the efficacy of their solutions in the real-world. They work in tandem with NetApp to refine their minimum viable products (MVPs), identify possibilities and additional use cases, which is then used to chalk out their go-to-market strategies. Participating startups can also enjoy access to NetApp products like SPOT that bring in cost-effectiveness in their hybrid cloud environment.

NetApp highlights India’s tech prowess with the launch of cohort 11 of NetApp Excellerator
01/20/2023

NetApp, a global cloud-led, data-centric software company announced the launch of cohort 11 of its flagship accelerator program – NetApp Excellerator. With Cohort 11, NetApp Excellerator brings to light the growing relevance of India as a technology hub with an increasing number of global startups that are building from India, for the world.

Cohort 11 welcomes six new startups: Zluri, AppSenitels, RapL, PrivaSapiens, Firefly, and Squadcast. They have been selected based on their affinity to data, technology prowess and problem-solving abilities. Five of these startups are headquartered in the US and Israel, besides being operational in India. This cohort represents the deep tech sector across the spectrum in verticals such as cybersecurity, data privacy, SaaS, and IT services- globally. Firefly, which is an Israeli startup is looking to establish operations in India, further validating India’s tech capabilities.

Through the NetApp Excellerator, startups can enjoy access to resources, mentors, and industry experts across geographies to help them gain maximum exposure and knowledge. Through the last six years, NetApp has mentored 25 global startups.

PrivaSapiens, a company that builds privacy technologies and products, will be mentored under NetApp ExcellerateHER – a dedicated initiative that promotes women founders. NetApp has mentored 11 women-led deep tech startups so far.

Ravi Chhabria, Managing Director, NetApp India, said, “To increase the impact of the program, we will be having deeper conversations and longer engagement with startups, facilitating accelerated innovation. With over 45,000 startups and more than 100 unicorns, the Indian startup ecosystem’s journey is one paved on data. A recent NASSCOM report states, data is growing at over 40% CAGR over the last four years. This speaks volumes of the potential and innovation that data-centric startups are bringing to the table. Over the years, we have seen inspiring ideas emerge through every cohort. Our experience and expertise in data services and solutions put us in a unique position to further enable these startups. Collaborative innovation is one of our core values and we are proud to be a part of these startups’ growth journeys.”

The new cohort has been curated to promote increased engagement between startups and their mentors. Over the course of the cohort, NetApp will share their expertise and experience in data management to empower participants and help build a strong data strategy.

Keeping pace with developments in the dynamic technology ecosystem, the NetApp Excellerator program has evolved over the years. With a shared vision, NetApp mentors and leaders, along with startups have made huge strides in transforming the deep-tech industry. Their success can be seen through their alumni who have gone on to raise over 330 Mn USD collectively, including five startups who raised close to 160 Mn USD in 2022 alone.

Having come a long way since its inception in 2017, NetApp Excellerator was declared to be one of the top five accelerator programs in India on corporate innovation by NexTT Awards. The award-winning program now includes a proof of concept (PoC) model that provides startups with a platform to demonstrate the efficacy of their solutions in the real world. They work in tandem with NetApp to refine their minimum viable products (MVPs), and identify possibilities and additional use cases, which are then used to chalk out their go-to-market strategies. Participating startups can also enjoy access to NetApp products like SPOT that bring in cost-effectiveness in their hybrid cloud environment.

Innovation, Growth, and More: Key Highlights From Netapp Excellerator’s 10th Demo Day
08/03/2022

INNOVATION, GROWTH, AND MORE: KEY HIGHLIGHTS FROM NETAPP EXCELLERATOR’S 10TH DEMO DAY

NetApp recently hosted ‘Upsurge’, its accelerator program’s Demo Day for Cohort 10. The event saw eight startups pitch their innovative solutions and offerings, bringing the total number of startups incubated by the program to 66 since its inception in June 2017.

NetApp has held internal and external collaboration as central to its culture, with the four-month program being one of its critical external collaboration platforms. The flagship startup program NetApp Excellerator is razor-focused on fuelling innovation by partnering with and supporting deep tech B2B startups globally that want to explore NetApp’s hybrid cloud, storage, and data management solutions.

Key highlights

 The startups graduating from the 10th cohort included data protection company , multi-cloud ShardSecureKubernetes management platform Kubermatic, deep learning technology company Streamingo Solutions, specialised healthcare platform RXOOM, edtech startup EduFuse; deep tech cybersecurity startup SubCom, green industrial-AI platform LivNSense; and zero-trust Kubernetes security solutions company AccuKnox.

These startups were mentored by NetApp’s senior tech leaders, each of whom guided them throughout the course of the program.

Three startups won awards on Demo Day:

  • LivNSense won the Best Growth Strategy Award,
  • Subcom won the Investors Choice Award,
  • ShardSecure won the award for the Most Innovative Product.

Innovation for real-world solutions

Co-founder and CEO Bob Lam spoke about how the software is helping enterprise customers desensitise data in hybrid, private, and multi-cloud environments while reducing management complexities and improving business continuity. “We have a very quick payback time with low overhead. Typically, you can deploy our software within a couple of hours in any major cloud provider,” he said.

Setting the tone of the evening, Octavian Tanase, Senior Vice President, Engineering, NetApp, highlighted how the accelerator program matters to India, given how the Indian startup ecosystem has been steadily thriving. He heralded the success of their alumni startups, which have collectively raised over USD 300 million, and six of them have had successful exits. He said he values the partnerships with the participating startups and hopes they continue using cutting-edge technology to develop real-world solutions.

Ravi Chhabria, MD, NetApp India, focused on the success of the Excellerator and ExcellerateHER programs as award-winning accelerators elevating innovation. “It is equally clear now that for any business that is going to be built on data at scale, the NetApp Excellerator is an outstanding [global] incubation forum,” he said.

Here’s a look at the pitches that were presented on Demo Day:

ShardSecure

Recognising that cloud adoption is not a luxury but a mandate for organisations to remain agile and identifying means to ensure data security and sovereignty is the basis of 2022 Global Infosec Award Winner ShardSecure’s unique product. ShardSecure aims to become the premier cloud platform that provides customers security, privacy, and compliance.

Co-founder and CEO Bob Lam spoke about how the software is helping enterprise customers desensitise data in hybrid, private, and multi-cloud environments while reducing management complexities and improving business continuity. “We have a very quick payback time with low overhead. Typically, you can deploy our software within a couple of hours in any major cloud provider,” he said.

Kubermatic

Sebastian Scheele, Co-founder and CEO of Kubermatic, agreed that the way forward is becoming cloud-native. Sebastian believes that to scale up, we need to move to machine-driven and autonomous systems, rather than human-driven or workflow-driven systems, so that systems can automatically optimise themselves.

Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform is a unified cloud-native operational platform that provides an innovative method for organisations globally to fully automate their Kubernetes and cloud-native operations across multi-cloud, edge, and on-prem. It serves developer teams to build modern applications in a cloud-native way and helps the operational team to operate new software with enterprise-grade security and governance.

Streamingo

Employing AI-based video inferencing to evaluate products and understand how customers interact with said products is transforming industries. Vidhya Vinay, Co-founder, MD, and Head of Engineering, Streamingo, spoke about how the startup is capitalising on this to enable the Video Big Data ecosystem.

Their core offering is an AI SaaS platform Deeplabel.app, a web platform built for scale to convert video data into a structured format to use as a data source for business analysis. The software uses an automated workflow and currently processes 7,000 hours of video every month.

RXoom Healthcare

Aligning with the Make In India project, RXoom has developed their unique surgical navigation system NeuroSAPIR NNS using AI and data analysis. Co-founder Dr Nilesh S Kurwale spoke about their data-analysis-driven new-age neuro-navigation system that will help surgeons improve accuracy and precision.

Due to regulatory issues, adoption of older technology, prohibitive costs, and delayed service and repairs, neuro-navigation systems have not been adopted as much in India. RXoom aims to tackle this issue by positioning its surgical navigation system to make neurosurgery affordable, high-quality, and successful.

Edufuse

An IIT-Patna startup, Edufuse is working towards transforming higher education institutions through digitisation and process reengineering. Kumari Ritika Pandey, Director of Business Acquisition, Edufuse, spoke about how they tackle problems such as massive manual effort, high manpower costs, siloed departments, and lack of accurate information in higher education institutions (HEIs) using technology.

They have conceptualised four verticals to address the problems: digitisation and migration, process reengineering, highly customisable automation solutions, and independent data analytics. Their plug-and-play modules make edtech digital infrastructure frictionless to enable a faster and smoother flow of accurate information in line with the guidelines of the National Education Policy 2020.

SubCom

Deep tech cybersecurity startup SubCom is on a mission to build the world’s most performant security automation for distributed data and devices. Speaking about cybersecurity, Co-founder and CEO Anter Virk highlighted how lack of defence automation and over-reliance on good judgement is leading to a rise in cybercrimes today.

The team at SubCom works to completely automate the security pipeline on devices. Their proprietary ultra compact agents observe and assess endpoints in real time and publish a comprehensive security status as a Trust Score aided by Tiny ML. This real-time processing of massive data is powered by their bio intelligence-inspired habituation neural fabric.

LivNSense

LivNSense is a green industrial-AI SaaS-based platform harnessing the power of AI and digital twins technology to impact decarbonisation across the process value chain with 100+ patented IPs in Process AI.

Priyanka Kumar, Co-founder and Director, focused on the problem of carbon emissions and increasing carbon footprints, and detailed the startup’s holistic approach to address the carbon lock-in problem to become more environmentally responsible. It is a four-step process: collecting data and analysing it in real-time, applying AI models, and creating a digital twin, hence delivering a carbon offset.

AccuKnox

AccuKnox was co-created in partnership with the Stanford Research Institute’s CyberSecurity Computer Science Labs. AccuKnox works on public and private clouds as one of the most comprehensive Zero Trust platforms in the world with an open source strategy.

Nat Natraj, Co-founder and CEO of AccuKnox, highlighted how the software provides a single pane of glass for organisations to observe every asset and event, gives deep observability and comprehensive reporting, recommends and allows organisations to apply a set of auto-generated policies, and provides an unsupervised learning-based anomaly detection mechanism to do continuous compliance.