In Brief: LetsVenture launches new platform for investors; Chhattisgarh govt sells liquor online

In Brief: LetsVenture launches new platform for investors; Chhattisgarh govt sells liquor online
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7 May, 2020

Angel investing platform LetsVenture has rolled out an investment platform for high net worth investors and family offices, according to a statement. The platform, LetsVenture Plus will help participants access investments across growth-stage private companies and global funds. The company has also appointed Nimesh Kampani, former executive vice president and head, investor relations, Kotak Mahindra Bank, as its president for LetsVenture Plus. 

Chhattisgarh govt sells liquor online 

The Chhattisgarh government has rolled out an online platform and mobile app to deliver liquor, The Inc42 reported. People can buy liquor from the website and mobile application of the state-run Chhattisgarh State Marketing Corporation Limited (CSMCL), the report said. Home delivery of the alcohol, with an upper limit of 5 litres (5,000 ml) per person, will be facilitated with the help of delivery-partners. The service is only available in green zones and delivery charges are fixed at Rs 150. 

Future Group founder Kishore Biyani may sell some stake in Future Retail to Amazon

Retail company Future Group’s founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Kishore Biyani has planned to sell a significant stake in his company to Seattle headquartered retail giant Amazon, The Economic Times reported. The report said that the Future Group may demerge the food business of Future Retail into a separate entity to make it compliant with India's foreign direct investment (FDI) norms. Amazon already owns and operates Amazon Retail India, a food retailing venture into which the retail giant seeks to invest about $500 million, it added.

Read: Future Group lays off about 400 employees, scales down Retail 3.0

Adobe, ServiceNow join hands to offer improved customer experience

Software firm Adobe and cloud computing company ServiceNow have jointly announced the availability of its partnership integration of Adobe experience platform and ServiceNow customer service management workflow product, according to a statement. The integration will help brands get a more complete view of customers. 

Read: ServiceNow appoints Vijay Narayanan as first chief artificial intelligence officer

Rolls Royce offers a variety of courses for free under Digital Academy

London headquartered engineering company Rolls-Royce has rolled out its digital skills training programme. The courses include introductions to data science, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), coding, and digital culture and ranges from bitesize 20-minute sessions to extended fully certified training programmes. The Rolls-Royce digital academy has, so far, trained 20,000 of its employees in the last two years.

Software firm Pegasystems rolls out Unified Messaging capabilities for better customer experience

Massachusetts headquartered software company Pegasystems has launched Pega customer service unified Messaging. It is a software as a service (SaaS)-based application that helps customer service teams respond faster and more efficiently to customer inquiries, according to a statement. 

Read: Software firm Pegasystems launches new services for faster digital transformation

Acast partners inks deals with JioSaavn

Global podcast company Acast has joined hands with online music streaming service JioSaavn, to expand its podcast network to South Asia. Under the deal, JioSaan will leverage Acast’s extensive global network of shows, according to a joint statement. The partnership expands JioSaavn’s content offerings, providing access to Acast’s infrastructure and the latest advances in podcast technology, it added.

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