Business Analysis Made Easy

UK based Ometria, works for online retailers and business firms  to organize data, and perform analytical study to equip the business with market updation and customer behavior. In current scenario, the competition in e-commerce field is all time high, hence the need for right data-driven marketing to fathom the present selling goods and services, targeted clients and steps to be adopted to make the next order worthy enough stands high. Here comes the strategic intervention of Ometria as a  user friendly support tool focusing on retailers. The platform does not intricate the business analysis by incorporating multitude of analytic tool, but employ e-commerce intelligence  tools and make the market research in an optimized grade.

 ometriaOmetria supplies an e-commerce analysis platform that facilitates the users various functionalities that includes browse abandonment tools to collect the E-mail addresses of visitors by the retailers. The users can validate marketing mix by analyzing the lifetime value of customers that users get from each source, and get more of the best ones and view detailed information about customers and visitors, across all their devices. It again provides an option to see the specific recommendations for which products to promote to improve overall profitability. The platform also facilititates an on-floor walk through online store in real time to see who is shopping and what they are browsing.

 The company has received a Seed funding of $1.5M  in March 2014 raised by Alastair Mitchell, Andy McLoughlin, Tim Jackson, Phil Wilkinson, Guy Westlake, Sean Cornwell, Ned Cranborne, Shan Drummond. The company said they would utilize the money to expand the span including a plan to establish an office in Moscow and further develop the platform. It’s a fast growing venture serving a $1 trillion industry whose customers include well-known British Brands like John Smedley and Charlotte Tilbury, and recent press includes The Telegraph.

A Doctor Friendly App

SharePractice is a free social medical reference app for medical practitioners including physicians, nurses and medical students. Never before have healthcare professionals had a social tool to use in their profession. But today an exclusive mobile app, where the clinicians can to browse and search diagnoses, to access  preferred ways of treatment by understanding real life experience of fellow practitioners who have shared their experiences over SharePractice. Hence the platform provides a way to contribute the effective treatment for varied illness and rate and comment such posts for future reference of SharePractice users. The platform is serving a referral based treatment experience that altogether enrich treatment quality and knowledge of general practitioners.SP2

 In comparison with all other fields, medical sector demands upright updation, that lacks easy accessibility of  resources and references. There are no easy ways for the medical community to exchange and evaluate ideas and share insights based on experience. People usually call, text, email, use forums and go to conferences, but this data is circumstantial, difficult to gather, and eventually is lost. This makes SharePractice an innovative yet practicable undertaking. SharePractice has launched a free iOS app that allows doctors to publish findings, generate feedback, review conventional therapies, and incorporate new medicines into a collective knowledge base. Until this time, report shows that Share Practices have been used by 5000+ clinical practitioners who belongs to any field of medicine. Besides, sharing experiences and information over SharePractice is a fine platform clinicians earn reputation within medical field.

 The genuinity of posts and links in the app are beyond the question for the content is created by licensed healthcare professionals. One can always find the author of any treatment and the community regularly evaluates content by rating and commenting on treatments. As well, the company has partnered with Doximity to verify licensed medical status.

 The company raised  around $2.8M funding rounds for several times and presently the $1.3M raised from seed funding in March 2014 to be utilized to further expand the team and to boost up the growth in core field . The investors to SharePractice includes FF Angel LLC, Base Ventures, Better Ventures, Erik Moore, Kirill Makharinsky, Mike Pearson, FF Angel LLC, Scrum Ventures, China Rock Capital.

A Marketplace for Tech Talents

Hired, earlier DeveloperAuction raised $15 M in Series A funding rounds led by Crosslink and Sierra Ventures with participation from SoftTech and Sherpa Ventures. The company founded in May 2012 has  previously raised $2.7 million in seed funding from SoftTech, New Enterprise Associates, Google Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Crosslink Capital, and Haystack. CEO Matt Mickiewicz says the new funds will be used to build the Hired team and expand geographically, with launches set for Los Angeles, Boston, and Seattle this year.

hiredHired is basically a two sided market place to meet requirement of high quality  technology talent in business ventures and multitude of work fields together with best job opportunities. Out of 5000 participants, the site intake an average of 230 new participants and connect them with 700+ leading companies, including mainstream  companies such as OpenTable, Palantir, ClearSlide, Mixpanel, Klout, Lookout and Twitter as well as leading early stage startups. The company currently provide a platform to hire developers, UX/UI designers, product managers and data scientists in the Bay Area, NYC, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, LA and Seattle.

Hired as a transparent and unbiased recruitment platform with offers appears sound for engineers, but with a future aim of broadening its span that welcomes professionals from all walks of life. As the team found that the name Developer Auction would  shrink its span as it imply only engineers, name was changed to Hired.

Hired is trying to reverse the way that in-house recruiters attract talented engineers. The top developers are listed for a period of time. During that time companies can bid on potential employees, letting them know up front what they would be willing to pay a developer to join their team, including perks and signing bonuses, all before the two sit down for an interview. . If they’re interested, the engineers can follow up for interviews and go through the normal hiring process. If a professional followed Hired and secured a job with a company, the employer pays Hired 15 percent of their base salary. That fee ends up being a little bit less than what a standard recruiting agency might charge at 20 to 25 percent. Creating a profile in a site is free, but only top 150 developers would be appeared in the auction list, hence more competitive and the high breeds get hired first. The platform assures the genuinity, as this controls by regular monitoring which candidates to prevent the awkward situation where a current employer sees one of their engineers. Furthermore, Hired help the professionals a support with personal advocacy from sign in day to offer signing day.

A pocket sized Wind Meter

Vaavud, a start up by three Danish Engineering students that distributes tiny wind meter supported on mobile phones. The Vaavud wind meter enables you to take precise and reliable measurements of the wind anywhere, using your iOS or Android phone. The handheld wind meter connected with mobile device gives real time wind speed graph on the gadget screen. The product is an electronic free hardware, but wireless combined with mobile application . The wind meter shape is an analogy of cup anemometers, but with two cups instead of three which makes the product pocket friendly. The comparatively low cost Vaavud wind meter works with iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, HTC One, Google Nexus 5 and iPads from 2 and onwards. Furthermore, it enables online sharing of recorded wind velocity by the customers across the world on a live map.

 As the product is electronics free, it makes use of magnetic flux lines and its interference to identify and further measure the wind speed. The product consists of two tiny wind cups arranged in opposite to each other, connected by a middle stump attached with two small magnets. The middle stump connecting two cups consists of a rotor molded with low friction Teflon bearing. The magnetic field sensor in the phone can detect when they rotate, and by using algorithms normally used for sound processing, the rotations can be converted to wind speed. The product then communicate with mobile app by means of sound waves and works on the basis of magnetic flux lines interruption. The sound waves is then converted to wind meter measurement.

 The on screen viewing option provides an overview of average, actual and maximum wind speed and a real time graph. The user can scroll and pinch-zoom on the graph, if want to taker a closer look at something. The wind velocity can be measured in different units and the available units: m/s, Km/h, mph, Kts and Bft. The live map gives users access to measurements and its details made by other Vaavud users globally. The Vaavud wind meter has a wind range of 2 to 20 m/s(Up to 24 m/s for iPhone 5S and up to 48 m/s on some Android phones). Precision is the least of +/- 4% or 0.2 m/s. Moreover, the cup-anemometer design ensures accurate measurement as the precision of the Vaavud wind meter is not affected by changes in wind direction.up2

 The Danish company raised Seed funding from a group of angel investors. The hobbyist as primary audience, product now targets at sailors, sea water adventurers, sky divers or to build out more services that appeal to business and enterprise. Its quite strange, but the audience list to the product consists corporate clients from the agriculture industry. The company agreed a joint project with the Swedish agricultural coop Lantmännen Maskin AB  will to build a custom solution for measuring wind speed.