The benefits of Big Data solutions for enterprises

Big Data seems to be quite the buzzword these days. So, what is Big Data exactly? Basically, it refers to a collection of data sets or information too large and complex to be processed by standard tools. It is about the art and science of combining enterprise data, social data and machine data to derive new insights, which are otherwise not possible. It is also about combining past data with…

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Indian-Singapore start-up to launch consumer ‘Taste Graph’

An Indian-Singapore start-up is set to launch next year a “Taste Graph” data that could revolutionise consumers relationships with service-based business houses through information technology. The Taste Graph would provide simple data on specific requirements of consumers to marketing businesses, giving them more knowledge to provide specific services to the people, said Suresh V Shanker, co-founder of the start-up, Crayondata. The data would be used by retail outlets, banks, telecom…

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Start-ups raising VC funds face irony

RAISING money has become more challenging now given the current uncertain climate in global financial markets, said Suresh Shankar, founder and director of Singapore-based data analytics start-up Crayon Data, in an interview with The Business Times. But at the same time, he said, there is an excess of money everywhere and everyone is looking for good investment opportunities. “For start-ups seeking to raise venture capital funds, they should remember that…

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Crayon offers ‘Simpler Choices’ for Big Data analytics

Crayon Data, an emerging player in the big data market, is looking to simplify the big data concept in the enterprise. After raising Rs 8.75 Crore in its second round of funding from investors, it is eyeing a Series-A round funding in early 2014. Suresh Shankar, Founder, Crayon Data and big data evangelist tells CXOtoday that the company is not only bullish on its unique approach to Big Data analytics,…

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Big Data Startup Crayon Data Wants To Chase Non Linear Revenue Growth, The Holy Grail of Indian IT

Non linear revenue growth has been the holy grail Indian IT companies have been chasing for many years. That is, how do you grow revenues without a corresponding growth in the number of people and costs? A platform play is an obvious choice. The growth in big data offers them a new opportunity. Singapore & Chennai based big data startup Crayon Data is building one such platform. The company recently announced that…

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Crayon Data raises more than 1.75 mil SGD in second round of funding

BANGALORE, INDIA: Crayon Data, a Singapore-based big data start-up with a key development centre in Chennai, announced that it has raised in excess of 1.75 million Singapore Dollars (SGD) in its second round of fund raising since the initial round of funding at the end of 2012. Suresh Shankar, founder of Crayon Data said: “The success of this round reflects a valuation increase of 75 percent from the previous round…

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Crayon Data democratizing the use of Big Data

Currently funded by a select group of private individuals and angel investors, Crayon Data is defining the Big Data landscape by not just creating products and applications but by nurturing and developing ideas and thought leadership. With a development centre in Chennai, Crayon reflects the next phase of the journey of Suresh V. Shankar, Founder, Crayon Data, as an entrepreneur, an innovator and an analytics evangelist. Crayon is in the…

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Srikant Sastri to become co-founder of Crayon Data

Singapore-headquartered Crayon Data, with a development centre in India, has announced appointment of Serial entrepreneur and digital evangelist, Srikant Sastri, as its Co-Founder. Srikant said, I am excited about the way Crayon brings together the world of enterprise analytics and digital and social media onto one Big Data platform. As organizations cope with rapidly-growing silos of data within and outside their business, Crayon provides some real answers. Working with Suresh…

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Indian Services Entrepreneurs Venturing Into Products: Suresh Shankar and Srikant Sastri, CoFounders of Crayon Data

uresh Shankar is the Founder Director at Crayon Data. Prior to founding Crayon Data he held various positions at IBM, RedPill Solutions, ANN AMRO Bank, Young & Rubicon and JWT Fulcrum. He was the CEO at RedPill which was sold to IBM in 2009. Srikant Sastri is another serial entrepreneur and seasons executive who joined the founding team at Crayon Data. He has held varying positions at Team4U, Vivaki, an…

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Crayon Data Founder, Suresh Shankar analyses Big Data over the last 13 years

With ever increasing volumes of data, companies have started stressing a lot on how to make sense accurately from this and hence the filed of Big Data has emerged. From retail to telco and pharma to digital marketing, data and analytics are becoming core to the business. While the world has now woken up to (and how!) and is engulfed in this boom, Crayon Data founder and CEO, Suresh Shankar has been part…

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