Pitney Bowes, a technology company providing innovative products and solutions to power commerce, has announced the name of four startups for the summer session of its parallel running and acclaimed Accelerator Program.
The Pitney Bowes Accelerator Program provides mentorship, access to venture funds and networking to innovative start-ups in the areas of customer information management, mobile, data analytics, location-based services, ecommerce management and machine learning.
The four selected start-ups are Ipsator Analytics, Fetchon, Kayeura, ShipDesk. It has also enrolled two startups that will work with Pitney Bowes to test and market solutions – Loginext and PrimaSeller.
Ipsator Analytics, founded in 2013 by Vaibhav Saxena, is a consumer perception measurement product for ecommerce while Kayeura, founded by Vikas Jain and Vikram B P, is an in-store proximity and right-time marketing solution for retail stores and brands.
Fetchon is a hyperlocal customer engagement and activation platform for brands and retailers to connect with customers in a geo-fenced area. ShipDesk, founded in 2014 by Lipjo K Joseph, is a SaaS-based multi-carrier shipping management platform for ecommerce with intelligent algorithms to calculate rules-based lowest cost shippers.
The selected startups will have access to the Microsoft BizSpark Plus program which awards Azure credits worth up to $120,000 to each participant. It will also facilitate customer and market access programs, and a mentor exchange. Along with 91Springboard, it will organize joint networking events and access programs.
Along with that, the startups will also have full access to Pitney Bowes’ software and the company will provide mentorship with leading engineering and innovation experts for technical and business guidance.
Manish Choudhary, Vice President, Global Engineering and Managing Director, Pitney Bowes India said,
“We are happy with the success of the Accelerator program. Most of the startups work with our clients and co-innovate with Pitney Bowes teams. The portfolio now consists of diverse business models in emerging technologies in location, commerce and big data. The ecosystem has delivered market insights as we develop our products and solutions and has helped our clients in India.”