Show and tell with tangrams

  When you’re on a mission to make the complex simple, it’s not just nice but  necessary to have a design sensibility that conveys it too. Crayon’s primary design element – the tangram, lends itself perfectly to the work we do with  data. Inspired by the traditional and enduring Chinese puzzle, tangram figures are traditionally created from 7 shapes  – one parallelogram, one square and five triangles. The ordering and…

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The many ways to Rome: what it means to be a charismatic leader

Crayon Power Quotes Volume 1 1. Leadership is about making the right decisions, at the right time, and ensuring the workforce follows through with that decision with effectiveness. What are your thoughts? Leadership is about clarity in thinking and the ability to align an organisation towards the same vision. In today’s volatile world, it’s a lot to ask for leaders to make the right decisions all the time. It is…

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Life @Crayon – Sujee Shalini

  1) How long have you been at Crayon? It’s been about 3 years and 5 months.   2) What do you do at Crayon? My job is to find new Crayons to fill up our box. 😊   3) What’s your average day like? Most of the day goes by in calls with existing, new or potential Crayons.   4) What’s your favourite Crayon memory? The potluck lunches!  …

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Banking In The Time Of Emerging Tech

There’s a new era of banking and financial services on the horizon. With the emergence of digital banking and fintech, the sector is facing a massive shift in the way people bank. There’s a new era of banking and financial services on the horizon. With the emergence of digital banking and fintech, the sector is facing a massive shift in the way people bank. Advancements in technology, including artificial intelligence and…

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Crayon Data backed by Ratan Tata, Gopalakrishnan to raise Series B fund

This news article was published by Business Standard on October 22. Crayon Data, a big data analysis company in which veteran industrialist Ratan Tata and Infosys Co-Founder Kris Gopalakrishnan invested in, is planning to raise Series B round of funding to the tune of around $11 million from existing and new investors. The fund would be used for expansion in western markets, including in the US, and for technology development.…

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Crayon Data saw 3X growth last year, expects similar growth in future

Six-year-old artificial intelligence based data personalization firm Crayon Data said it had grown 3x last year and expected this hyper growth to continue over the next few years. “The growth has been in both revenue and the number of clients, and we expect to double the number of clients and revenue in the next year,” said founder Suresh Shankar. While declining to share current numbers, he said that the aim…

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Life @Crayon – Muthukumaran

  1) How long have you been at Crayon? I’ve been a part of the Crayon family for so long that I’m not sure about the exact number. But if I were to estimate, then the answer would probably be around 5 years. 2) What do you do at Crayon? You’ll usually find me chatting with colleagues, playing carrom and roaming around the office, when I’m not making videos or…

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Young ‘uns on a mission @ Crayon

We’re constantly being blown away by some of our younger Crayons. A few weeks ago, a triumvirate of Crayons gave us a demo. In a room filled with their peers and seniors, they presented a cool solution to an age-old, tedious but necessary process – client reports. In fact, they gave the entire flow a complete facelift and presented a dashboard that blew us all away. What’s extra special about…

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Life @Crayon – Krishnakumar

  1. How long have you been at Crayon? It’s been around 5 years. Joined here on June 12th, 2013.   2.What do you do at Crayon? I don’t know exactly. If anyone has any clue, please do let me know. For now, I am working for the product team, and playing with the data.   3.What’s your average day like? The day mostly goes like this – analyzing, coding,…

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Here’s why Chennai is the SAAS capital of India

Chennai is a city which has always been steeped in tradition. It’s a city where conventional business models have been tried and tested time and time again. And the organisations adopting these models were quite happy with the way things were. But that is not the reality of today. There is a new kind of buzz emerging from the tech community in the city. And that energy comes from a…

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