Nine chosen start-ups in Techstars Bangalore for 3rd India Cohort
Trans World Features | @twfindia | 21 May 2021
Nine chosen start-ups in Techstars Bangalore for 3rd India Cohort
Bengaluru: Here are the names of nine chosen start-ups for Techstars Bangalore’s 3rd cohort in India.

The Techstars’ trademark mentorship-driven acceleration program will run virtually during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The Techstars Bangalore search team led by Techstars Bangalore Managing Director Dhritiman Hui met several hundred start-ups before selecting them.


Here are the nine chosen startups:




AfterShoot is creating the ‘Grammarly for Taking Photographs’. In a world where taking pictures has become a zeitgeist for expressing oneself, Aftershoot will allow anyone with a smartphone to take pictures as aesthetically and beautifully as a professional photographer. AfterShoot’s machine learning solution is already being used by 2000 professional photographers globally.




Asanify is a Human Resources Platform that simplifies HR, Payroll and Salary payments for small businesses in emerging countries, starting with India. Its proprietary AI engine empowers employees to download payslip and check leave balances right on Slack and Whatsapp! In the long run, it aims to leverage its user base in order to cross-sell insurance, credit, investment and tax saving solutions.


Asvin Tech


Asvin Tech is providing low-cost, high precision 3-D scanning solutions to dentists in emerging countries globally. Asvin Tech’s solution’s unique design makes it 10x cheaper (and faster) than competing 3-D scanners. In the long run, it will leverage its proprietary technology for oral cancer detection and dental 3-D printing solutions.




CogniSaaS aims to reduce churn in the enterprise SaaS industry. It helps enterprise SaaS cross-functional teams--Sales, Pre-Sales, Implementation, Customer Success, Product--to collaborate and ensure a customer is delivered maximum value. Its minimum viable product (MVP) is receiving strong reviews from closed beta customers.




CustomerGlu is a low code platform that helps companies globally solve the $400 billion ‘lost revenue’ opportunity. It enables retention marketers and product managers to easily create interactive workflows that drive user stickiness. The founders launched Glu post-pandemic, and signed up a number of big Indian brands as customers. In a matter of months, they have also made the leap to Western markets, securing customers from the US, LATAM and South East Asia.


Dara.Network is creating the world’s finest alumni engagement platform. A cross between Slack and LinkedIn, Dara.Network allows alumni to easily engage with fellow alumni from their class, their school and ultimately across schools. It has secured its first few paying customers.




EasyLokal is a translation solution that enables businesses in India to localize their mobile apps and websites with ease quickly. They provide cloud-based software tools (APIs, Mobile SDKs & powerful integrations) to completely automate the localization workflows, enabling products to be localized 90% faster.


General Systems


General Systems is providing robotic solutions for the multi-billion-dollar global construction industry. Their first product is a robotic arm that builds walls using 50 per cent fewer labourers and 10 per cent lower material costs, and adds significantly to a construction company’s profitability. Their patent-pending design makes them much cheaper and less bulky than competing robotics solutions.




Xook makes robotic food kiosks for office canteens, college, university campuses and apartment complexes globally. The kiosks provide a massive variety of cuisines, starting with Indian fast food and then Chinese fast food. They are already integrating with office canteen operators and apartment complexes in Bengaluru to provide their first kiosks.


Techstars is a worldwide network and seed accelerator that connects entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and corporations to fuel investment and innovation.


Founded in 2006 in Boulder, Colorado, the American seed accelerator has accepted 2,439 companies into its programs with a combined market capitalization of US$ 43.3 billion.


These companies have received US$ 14.1 billion of funding.