Kochi: Profoundis, a dream child of the entrepreneurial dreams of four youngsters from Kerala, has been selected by the globally acclaimed Microsoft Business Accelerator for the 2013 batch. Profoundis is currently incubated at Startup Village Kochi, and is one among the 13 start-ups shortlisted from over 350 applicants across the globe. This association with Microsoft will provide Profoundis with global market exposure and extensive technological support from the world’s biggest software company.
According to Jofin Joseph, Co-founder & COO, Profoundis Labs, “We are the first company from Kerala to be selected for the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure programme in India. We are proud that this achievement comes to us in the 6th month of our operation. We are thankful to our mentors and all our well wishers who guided us through the journey to achieve this at the early stage. Our special thanks to Startup Village, where we are incubated. The Profoundis team will be moving to Bangalore for this programme.”
Microsoft received more than 350 applications from early stage technology start-ups, with ideas across Big Data, augmented reality, healthcare, education, mobile applications, social networking, security, etc. The final 13 were selected after several rigorous rounds of screening by a panel of judges comprising senior leaders from the industry and Microsoft.
Starting March 1, 2013, the 13 start-ups will be hosted in Microsoft’s state-of-the-art Accelerator facility in Bangalore, and undergo a four-month deep immersion programme under the guidance of elite mentors from the industry and Microsoft.
Profoundis was founded by Arjun R Pillai, Jofin Joseph, Anoop Thomas Mathew and Nithin Sam, who did their undergraduate course together at the College of Engineering, Chengannur. The founders worked with different companies including Infosys for two years before coming back together to revitalize the plan. Profoundis has already acquired customers in business analytics, Social media listening and external agencies across multiple states in India.
Kerala IT News