Denmark-based logistics giant Maersk’s startup accelerator programme has announced the graduation of its second cohort.
OceanPro, launched in 2018, is an India- focussed startup accelerator programme by Maersk. The second cohort, comprised of four Indian startups, who showcased their solutions developed by them over the last 120 days. The companies leveraged Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), blockchain and other emerging technology solutions.
Its first set of 7 startups saw approximately 50% conversion to a production scale solution provider. One of the solutions developed in the first cohort is now being used in Inland tracking by three countries and is now being prepared for a global rollout, the company said in a statement. Blockchain technology company KrypC , internet of things solutions provider, LinkedDots and AI technology platform Zasti among others graduated in the first cohort.
The four startups in the second cohort are:
Stratforge: Chennai-based Stratforge is a technology start-up team behind the Stratforge Cloud based Innovations. Their solutions are built to scale, secure, connect, extend and empower enterprise users all entirely over the Internet.
Tripz: The startup observes historic data to identify opportunities for truck or container reuse. Tripz creates a data model to recommend ideal ‘wait time’ before placing a work order and suggests counter options.
Linkstreet: Bengaluru-based Linkstreet is a mobile-enabled platform facilitates video-based learning that is real-time, personalized and bite-sized. It enables the full create – manage – deliver – monetize cycle for institutionalizing knowledge and connecting people with actionable information required to make decisions. They help ensure enterprise employees that every employee knows what they are supposed to know in the organization.
Shipmnts.com: Ahmedabad, Gujarat-based company makes an end to end global logistics more simple and personalised. With their domain expertise in technology and services, the firm helps in moving cargo from one country to another as simple as booking a cab.
The programme is already preparing for its next batch of startups. Entropik Tech, Senseforth, Soroco and Ocean Frogs, who make the third cohort, will focus on e-commerce platforms of Maersk (Maersk.com).
“I am excited to see start-ups in the OceanPro cohort work on solving problems for our customers and for our teams around the world, at scale. The benefits for Maersk are real as well and we are committed to further scaling up our partnership with the thriving start-up ecosystem in India and other parts of the world.” Navneet Kapoor, Maersk’s Chief Transformation Officer and Head of its Global Service Centres, said.