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Google’s boost to inclusive vision for smartphone

last modified Sep 23, 2014 03:27 PM
Zone V’s smartphone to empower blind and partially-sighted people has caught the attention of Google as it seeks to raise £1 million to develop the device.

 

The technology startup, based at the ideaSpace West site, is set to complete a final round of investment funding and already counts ARM and Qualcomm as investors.

Google for Entrepreneurs has joined forces with Blackbox Connect for a showcase in California from September 29 to October 10. Zone V is one of just 16 companies chosen for the event to help non-US startups to present their ideas in Silicon Valley.

Abhi Naha, CEO and founder of Zone V, said: “We have been very fortunate to attract some of the leading companies in the world to create a very positive impact in our Digital Inclusion vision.”

For the full article in Business Weekly see here.

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