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Apollo Hospitals Setting up $100 Million Seedfund For Healthcare Startups
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Apollo Hospitals Setting up $100 Million Seedfund For Healthcare Startups

Apollo Hospitals announced a seed fund for healthcare startups in India. The announcement came at the 15th edition of Bio Asia 2018 – Asia’s biggest life sciences and healthcare conference, held in Hyderabad, Telangana. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals in an interview with Telangana today said, "The total Seedfund investment size will be from $50 million to $100 million. Initially we will invest a token amount from $5 million to $10 million. We are running the accelerator part of the activity. A range of startups are approaching us which are in Healthtech and science-tech.” One of India’s largest private hospital chains, Apollo Hospitals is first to introduce robotic surgery in India. Apollo Hospitals will sign a formal memorandum of understanding with IB...
India is a Very Important Market For Watson: IBM
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India is a Very Important Market For Watson: IBM

Technology giant IBM is placing big bets on the Indian market for its cognitive artificial intelligence platform Watson, driven by factors like a rich talent pool and fast pace of growth in uptake of technology products and solutions. Watson, which shot to fame is now being used across sectors, including assisting in treatment of cancer. IBM Watson GM David Kenny said India is an important market for the company for Watson deployment. "The biggest developer conference that happened (for the company) this year was in Mumbai. We see a lot of innovation coming out of India...The whole region is growing because the technology is growing at a faster rate, there isn't much legacy that needs to be adopted, so people are immediately deciding cognitive systems," he added. He further said: ...