If it is in your genes, you can now know it. A start-up, Mapmygenome, will unlock the secrets of your genetic make-up for you. Bikaner-born Anu (Anuradha) Acharya, 43 is the founder of this 3-year old start-up, based in Hyderabad, India.
Mapmygenome engages in developing genomics solutions for predictive diagnosis and prognosis, using DNA testing. A simple non-invasive saliva-based test is used to decipher your DNA. It is then used to predict genetic risk for various diseases and inherited conditions.
QikPod will launch a network of intelligent lockers for delivery of ecommerce parcels to online consumers across the metros. Parcel Locker is a unit that is installed alongside neighborhood delivery and collection box units or in conjunction with Post Office Boxes in a retail facility that is used for parcel delivery. The startup venture will be launched by serial entrepreneur Ravi Gururaj backed with a $9 million funding from Flipkart, Delivery, Accel Partners and Foxmobile.
Grofers has wrapped up a $120 million (Rs.800 crore) funding led by Japan’s SoftBank, thus taking the ecommerce stores to a valuation of $400 million. Other investors included Apoletto Asia, the personal investment vehicle of DST Global’s partners, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, along with existing backers Tiger Global Management and Sequoia Capital India, according to Grofers CEO Albinder Dhindsa.