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IT firm develops voice-controlled email service

K V Kurmanath Hyderabad | Updated on January 15, 2018 Published on November 07, 2016

Jaipur-based start-up DataMail has developed an app-based native language email platform that can listen to one’s voice and write a mail. The service, presently available in Hindi, will be launched in Telugu and Tamil by March 2017.

“About 89 per cent of the population in India don’t know English. Our email platform can help them open email accounts in their native languages, and type mails. They can even talk to the app that will capture the content and write a mail,” Ajay Data, founder of Data XGen Technologies, the start-up’s parent company, told BusinessLine.

Data was in Hyderabad to take part in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) conference.

The platform, run by about 30 employees, presently offers the email service in Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati and Urdu. “We also have solutions for Russian, Chinese and Arabic users,” Data said.

The firm, which is offering the service for free for general users, charges ₹1,000 per id per year from corporate clients.

Backed by the parent company’s technology strengths, DataMail offers ids in native languages with the extensions of @DataMail.bharat (in the respective local languages).

The start-up, which is scheduling to add some popular foreign languages such as Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese, is eyeing to raise ₹150 crore in 2017-18. “We are in talks with strategic investors. So far, we have invested ₹5 crore on developing the solution. The funds will be sufficient till we reach one million users.”

Published on November 07, 2016
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