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We’ve Raised A $400K Pre-Seed Investment

  dishq, a Bengaluru (India) based AI startup, that leverages food science and machine learning to predict people’s taste, announced today a pre-seed investment of $400K. This round has been funded by several investors including, Techstars’ first food / ag tech focused accelerator called Farm To Fork, and Arts Alliance. “There is no question in my mind that Kishan, Sai and team are building something great here. There is a ton of opportunity in this…

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Named Entity Recognition Using CRF

By Binay Gupta, Algorithm & NLP Engineer Setting the scene: Suppose you run an online shoe store where you get details of shoes from different brands. Based upon your market analysis, you get to know that apart from price, a customer looks at five attributes before ordering shoes: Brand Color Size Purpose i.e. whether they’re running shoes or casual  Material i.e. rubber, leather or cloth But the problem is, these details are not present in …

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misadventures of being open in the cloud

By Appunni M, DevOps & Product Engineer Building applications in the cloud is the new fad among the geeks of the 21st century. All those new Devops Engineers and Full Stack Developers out there bringing their creativity to life. It’s like dreaming in the cloud, but it’s not always a pleasant experience if you do not look out for those grave dangers of the cloud. You could fall and cause serious damage. Keep those points…

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dishq – year 2 musings

TL;DR – a year of two halves. First 6 months was about pivoting from B2C to B2B, a sad but necessary decision. Second half of the year was about accelerating and validating our new business plan, and networking like crazy in order to start selling our tech. Bottom line, dishq has never been stronger. === Two years ago today, I started working full-time on dishq. It’s insane how fast the year has flown by and…

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accelerating with Zeroth.AI

By Sai Sreenivas Kodur, Co-Founder & CTO It was during June 2017, when we finished the first step of shaping dishq into a B2B company, ramping up the first version of product and signing up the first pilot client. Kishan (Co-Founder) and I have never worked in pure B2B companies, and I must say, the initial transition was hard. We soon realised that we would need an advisor who could help with this B2B journey,…

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dishq accepted into Zeroth AI accelerator

Around mid-July, we found out that dishq had been accepted into batch 2 of the Zeroth.ai Accelerator! There’s so many reasons we’re happy about this but here’s our top 3: 1) This accelerator is based out of Hong Kong so we’ll be spending some time over there widening our network of investors, potential customers and fellow batch companies. There’s some seriously interesting startups in the batch! 2) Zeroth focuses on machine learning and artificial intelligence…

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for the love of data

  By Sharat Shashi Nayar Operations Lead   3.1 trillion USD. That’s the IBM’s estimate on the cost of bad quality data in the US alone, in 2016. How do we define good, clean data? “Cleaning” refers to the removal of invalid data points from a given data. The end goal of data cleaning is not just to “clean up” the data off its unwanted elements, but also to bring a structure to the same,…

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how the idea behind dishq was born

By Kishan Vasani (Co-Founder & CEO) This is the very first post on the dishq blog. In fact, it’s the first blog post I have ever written despite having worked in Marketing for almost 10 years. Not quite sure how that happened. Anyway, here I go…   I wanted to share my experiences during this incredible journey. Not only is this the first tech startup that I have founded, but I’m also doing this in…

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