Fashion tech startup GetNatty raises undisclosed seed amount

GetNatty, a Vadodara-based online-to-offline (O2O) designer brands aggregator startup and fashion discovery platform, on Tuesday announced it has raised an undisclosed amount as a part of its seed round. The funding was led by Abhay Kumar, CMD of Grihapravesh Buildteck, Binod Choubey, Firoze Sethna, and Parth Patel, all of whom are entrepreneurs turned investors. The startup has also appointed media and entertainment industry veteran Sandeep Bhargava on the board of advisors, who is credited to launch the motion picture business of the Network 18 group in India.  Commenting on the investment, Abhay Kumar, said, “One of the main reasons for investing in GetNatty is…

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This Startup Wants To Wean Kids Off Smartphones And Gadgets With Engaging Activities

Young students form a line as they walk to classes after morning assembly in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) In a world where kids already seem to be spending far too much time staring at screens, how do you keep them intellectually challenged without giving them any gadgets? That’s the problem that Chennai startup Flinto Learning Solutions is seeking to address. Flinto is a reference to flint stones and how early humans created fire. It’s a nod to how the company would like to ignite young minds. The five-year-old…

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Madison fashion startup pitches its artificial intelligence software to retailers

Markable’s technology, as shown above in a screenshot of its demo, can parse any image to figure out what items of clothing are pictured One year ago, the Madison startup Markable rolled out its signature product: an app that could take photos of dresses, shirts, handbags or heels and tell you where to buy the clothes in the picture. Today, that initial game plan has been scrapped. Instead of using its sophisticated artificial intelligence for a consumer fashion app, Markable is now selling its technology to online fashion retailers. “People don’t…

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Medical doctor run startup that fights lifestyle diseases – NutriHealth

Dr. Shikha’s NutriHealth is a platform offering comprehensive health and diet management programs. She is a medical doctor by training, from Kashmir and it was while working as a Junior Doctor in Cardiology that she realized that most of the patients in the ICU had no idea about the root cause of their heart problem. The patients were also likely to relapse into unhealthy eating after treatment. This prompted her to set up Dr Shikha’s NutriHealth in 2012. The company raised series A funding of Rs 12 crore from Singapore-based…

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Startup of the Week: Philly Fashion Platform for Women’s Economic Empowerment

It’s true Philadelphia is becoming a fashion town: Philly Fashion Week returned for its 11th year in September and the Philly Fashion Incubator continues to churn out a handful of successful designers each year. And now, we’ve got some fashion startups that want to sustain the momentum. One of these startups is LaBré, a fashion line started by 2015 UPenn graduate Breanna Moore. On LaBré’s e-commerce site, customers can buy chic West African-inspired women’s apparel. What sets LaBré apart is the fact that each and every piece commissioned by the company…

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This startup is making dog food that’s so safe and nutritious, even humans can eat it

Soon after Gabby Slome brought her adoptive dog, Pancho, home from a vacation to Colombia, she noticed something unsettling: He was gaining way too much weight. “I was feeding him what I thought was really good food from a premium kibble brand, he gained weight really fast,” Slome told Business Insider. “I like to say he became Americanized rather quickly.” Slome was working out of Primary Ventures at the time, which is where she met Alex Douzet. He had also just adopted a dog, and the dog had gained 14…

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