Life @Crayon – Amev

How long have you been at Crayon? 4 years and 8 months What do you do at Crayon? Corporate Finance What’s your average day like? Spreadsheets. At our investors’ beck and call. The Occasional ‘Story to Deck’. More Spreadsheets. Basically, Saving The World! What’s your favorite Crayon memory? Signing the Mitsui investment agreement What’s your favourite thing about working at Crayon?/ What keeps you coming to work every day? There is always…

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Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan invests in big data startup Crayon Data

Appeared on The Economic Times BENGALURU: Singapore and Chennai-based big data company Crayon Data has received an undisclosed investment from InfosysBSE 3.06 % cofounder Senapathy (Kris) Gopalakrishnan. The investment is part of Crayon’s Series A2 round of funding. Previous investors include Jungle Ventures, Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata, Mitsui & Co, and a host of angels. The investment will be used to enhance Maya, its flagship product, and expand the…

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Infosys’ Kris Gopalakrishnan invests in big data and AI startup Crayon Data

Singapore/Chennai/Bengaluru –7 November, 2017 Mr. Senapathy “Kris” Gopalakrishnan, Infosys co-founder, has made a personal investment in Crayon Data, one of Asia’s hottest big data and AI companies. The investment is part of Crayon’s Series A2 round of funding. Previous investors include, Jungle Ventures, Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and many prominent angels. Speaking on the investment, Kris Gopalakrishnan said, “I see that the future…

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The Personalization Paradox – Indian hospitality rediscovers

While it is still quite early to foretell the implications of India’s tryst with GST, there is an all pervasive air of concern in the hospitality industry regarding the same. At this very crucial juncture we will cautiously analyse how the hospitality industry aspires to take personalization to the next level. Personalized suggestions with the aid of technology have become an integral part of modern life. Yet, the hospitality industry…

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Hotels using Big Data to understand customer choices – an interview with Vikram Rao, CEO, Crayon Data

New Delhi, June 28, 2017: The Hotel Times: What relevance does big data hold in the hotel industry? Vikram Rao: Every hotel is a gateway to a city. The experience of a city is intrinsically linked to the experience a guest has at the hotel they choose. Being in the services industry, it is imperative that hotels understand their customers’ preferences. Big data technology companies like Crayon Data, can provide hotels…

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Manual for Indian Start-ups: A book to help start-ups find their way around

What started off as an exercise to draw up a tool-kit for entrepreneurs as part of the CII national council on innovation and entrepreneurship, got transformed into a handy manual for start-ups in India, using Indian examples and the local context. The Manual for Indian Start-ups: Tools to start and scale-up your new venture is, in the words of two of its authors – Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi, popularly referred to…

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Crayon Data among the top 10 leading analytics solution providers in Singapore

Singapore’s government agencies are increasingly investing in data, infrastructure, and big data talents. Of late, the island country also undertook an initiative to form a consortium of researchers and think tanks to become the world’s first Smart Nation.  The move will improve the adoption of analytics in the country, and help the country transform public sectors such as transport, health, business productivity among other areas. Reports suggest that the analytics…

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Working for a mission, not a boss: Interview with Suresh Shankar

I had a brilliant opportunity to interview Suresh V. Shankar, founder of Crayon, at Slush Singapore 2016. At the conference, he spoke about his experience—and the difficulties he faced—as an entrepreneur. He also talked about how he overcame them. Suresh sold his previous company, RedPill Solutions, to IBM in 2009. However, his entrepreneurial journey did not end there. He went on to start a new company, Crayon, with the goal…

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Life @ Crayon – Kandarp

How long have you been at Crayon? 3 Years and 6 Months What do you do at Crayon? Project Lead (Delivery) and Business Analyst What’s your average day like? I arrive at work with a plan of what I need to do for the day. This plan involves spending 50% of my time in meetings or calls where I gather information or seek agreement on the content and project artifacts…

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Crayo-thon: Crayon’s first Hackathon

We ran our first hackathon at Crayon. Teams from our Chennai and Singapore offices participated. And boy, did we receive some impressive prototypes. One of the great things about the Crayo-thon was that it brought people from very different teams together. All working together to crack a problem statement, in the best possible way. We found that it is a terrific platform to find collaborators across teams and projects at…

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