Meet the 14 B2B Startups in Microsoft’s Next Accelerator Cohort

September 1, 2017

8:30 am

Being part of a corporate accelerator is no easy feat. Between the thorough vetting process and the endless interviews, joining forces with a big corporation might seem like the last thing you want to do to grow your company. However, with endless resources and plenty of connections, this path has proven fruitful to thousands of startups across the world. And when it comes to corporate accelerators, Microsoft is the cream of the crop.

Since 2012, the Microsoft Accelerator has accelerated 129 startups through five cohorts. These companies have gone on to do wonderful things, proving that Microsoft’s model is clearly working. Their 11th cohort, which is focusing on global B2B startups, is innovating everything from hotel management to blockchain technology. The goal of the accelerator is to boost enterprise readiness and go-to-market activities.

“All the startups have a strong vector of disruption and all of them are on the cloud. Apart from B2B and global, they have an in depth knowledge of problem-solving,” said Bala Girisaballa, managing director at the Microsoft Accelerator to YourStory.

If you’re interested in what kind of companies join the Microsoft Accelerator, take a look at their descriptions below and follow their website links to really delve deeper into what it takes to be accepted to a corporate accelerator:

Clonect 

A compliance ERP provider, this IT products and solutions company offers compliance management solutions, enterprise governance and risk management. 

Udaan

Udaan is a network-centric B2B platform designed specifically for small and medium businesses in India. It brings traders, wholesalers, retailers and manufacturers on to a single platform, and enables logistics and payments through it.

Simplilearn 

Simplilearn helps professionals around the world acquire the skills they need to succeed in today’s digital economy by providing online training in disciplines such as cybersecurity, cloud computing, project management, digital marketing and data science, among others.

MintM 

MintM is a robotic platform that can convert any digital display device to intelligent robot-enabling enhanced sales and marketing experience. It does that with the use of a camera fixed to the device.

Hotelogix 

Hotelogix offers a hotel management system for independent hotels, resorts, lodges, bed & breakfast, and other mid-sized hospitality setups.

Docswallet 

Docswallet gives clients a hassle free way to get your valuable documents verified by our trusted verifiers and send it across the globe to 300+ internationally acclaimed institutions within the comfort of your home.

MegDap 

Megdap enables enterprises to engage with customers in a language of their choice. Texlang, its machine learning and AI platform, enables enterprise-grade language processing across translation, text and voice extraction and cognitive analysis. 

GIEOM 

GIEOM offers a unique business visualization technology with Intelligent linking that monitors, controls and optimizes Operations while reducing risk and increasing compliance.

i-exceed

This startup enables banks and financial institutions to offer digital solutions and services to customers. i-exceed offers the Appzillon Digital banking suite, enabling digital transformation for banks and financial institutions.

KrypC 

This blockchain technology company focuses on accelerated blockchain adoption in enterprises across domains. Its platform helps enterprises swiftly map their business use cases and build Blockchain applications with all required elements to deploy on standard protocols such as Hyperledger, Ethereum or Multichain.

Liv.ai

Liv.ai speech API enables developers to convert speech-to-text by using Powerful Neural Network Models with exceptional accuracy and minimal latency. The API recognizes nine major Indian Languages – English, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.

VideoKen 

VideoKen is a powerful video based social learning platform. It is built on a foundation of cutting edge research that has been presented at top international conferences, with multiple pending US Patents.

Kata.AI

Kata.ai is a text-based virtual personal assistant using human and intelligent system to ease your daily life and save your time. Whether it is food delivery service, hotel reservation, flight ticket booking, groceries shopping, simply anything as long as it is legal.

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Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Senior Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable tech minds from around the world. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word "colloquially." Conor is the Senior Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at [email protected].

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