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CIIE incubatee Awaaz De raises angel funding

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on May 18, 2015

Mumbai-based investor Samir Shah funds tech-based communication start-up

A city-based enterprise-scale communication start-up, Awaaz De Infosystems Pvt Ltd, has announced raising an angel round from a consortium of angels led by Mumbai-based angel investor Samir Shah.

An incubatee of CIIE, IIM-Ahmedabad, Awaaz De provides customised enterprise-scale solutions for organisations to better communicate with their customers and stakeholders through text and voice messages.

Founded by the duo, Neil Patel and Tapan Parikh, the platform provides technology solutions and services for development sector organisations to communicate in any language, leveraging the power of the spoken voice and mobile phones.

Awaaz De develops cost-effective, easy-to-use communication and data collection tools that work on mobiles and landlines, breaking language and literacy barriers.

Awaaz De has hosted over 1,00,000 callers till date.

Awaaz De had earlier raised seed-funding from CIIE, which also led the fund-raising of this angel round for Awaaz De. Till date, Awaaz.De has served over 4 million phone calls to over 400,000 unique recipients in 13 States and six countries.

Samir Shah, the lead angel investor said, "I have known the Awaaz De team for over a year and am truly impressed with the promoter’s passion, leadership and ability to navigate Awaaz De through challenging times."

"These are exciting times for Awaaz De as we grow and diversify our customer base in India and abroad, collaborating with like-minded organisations and leveraging our expertise and the immense potential of ICTs for social impact,” said Neil Patel, Chief Executive Officer, Awaaz De.

Awaaz De clients use the services for applications in the health, education, microfinance, and agriculture sectors.

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Published on May 18, 2015
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