Red Envelope, Ep 10: Voice goes last mile in India

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Voice is the new UI, and in a country like India where a Billion people need assistance to use their phone, vernacular voice assistants become indispensable.

Over the years, the technology had challenges penetrating the India market, as a good NLP engine needs a lot of relevant data to be trained. To get the data, the rural population in India need to have internet access.



Arunkumar Krishnakumar

Venture Capital, Blockchain, Crypto, Fintech and AI

#Inclusion is the new #Innovation. Arun is a Venture capital investor, speaker and writer with particular interest in Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto and AI. He loves use cases with a strong emerging markets angle to them, serving the underserved and tapping the untapped.


Theodora Lau

Founder, Speaker, Writer, Startup Advisor

Theo is a speaker, writer, and advisor, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, which focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of corporates, entrepreneurs, and VCs to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and minority founders.

Bradley Leimer

Bradley Leimer

Writer, Speaker, Advisor on Banking & Technology

Bradley is Co-Founder of Unconventional Ventures, which connects founders to funders, provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, advisory to corporates, and broadens opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem. His belief is that anyone with great ideas should have a chance to succeed.



Sachin Jaiswal, CEO & Co-Founder @sachinjaiswal

Sachin and his team at Niki AI have seen the evolution of the rural smartphone user in India. Through a lot of on the ground market research, they have now developed a product, with proprietary technology that serves as a voice assistant for the India market. Niki delivers voice based transactions in four different languages to its customers in India.


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