In Brief: Swiggy to deliver groceries in 150 cities; QTalk secures $1.6 mn from Accel, Lightspeed

In Brief:  Swiggy to deliver groceries in 150 cities; QTalk secures $1.6 mn from Accel, Lightspeed
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27 Mar, 2020

Food aggregator Swiggy plans to start grocery delivery in up to 150 cities across India, The Economic Times reported. The Bengaluru headquartered company rolled out Swiggy Stores last year in February. The platform will provide items such as meat, pet supplies, flowers, health supplements from brick-and-mortar stores.  Swiggy Stores is available in Gurugram, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. This move comes amid a 21-day lockdown imposed by the government to contain the spread of Covid-19.

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QTalk bags $1.6 mn from Accel, Lightspeed

Bengaluru headquartered Quiph Media, which owns and operates online calling platform QTalk, has raised $1.6 million from venture capital firms Accel India and Lightspeed Venture Partners, Inc42 reported. The company will deploy fresh funds to improve its technology stack and hiring talent for its products. Currently, the team has 20 members working from Bengaluru, the report said. The app is present on the Google Play Store for Android users. Founded in 2016 by Advaith Vishwanath and Sagar Modi, QTalk provides voice and video calling services besides additional features such as shared web browsing, urgent calling, and in-call games.

NIHWN rolls out self-evaluation assessment platform Sanjeevan

The National Integrated Health Wellness Care Network (NIHWN) has rolled out a self-evaluation assessment platform named Sanjeevan. The app, claimed to be a health and wellness artificial intelligence engine of NIHWN, will help identify ‘at-risk patients’ of Covid-19, according to a statement.  NIHWN,  a healthcare platform owned by Bharath HealthCare, aims to connect people seeking medical care with local medical professionals. Sanjeevan app is available on Google Play Store and Apple Store, the statement added.