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Leadership movement at Microsoft Ventures

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Starting in July, Mukund Mohan, Director, Microsoft Ventures in India, will relocate to Redmond, Microsoft Corporation’s global headquarters, to take on the additional responsibility of helping to set up Microsoft Ventures presence in the US. He will continue to lead the India operations along with Ravi Narayan and Kattayil Rajinish Menon. While Ravi will be responsible for the Bangalore Accelerator, Rajinish will drive the community and engagements with the ecosystem in India. Frances Du will continue to run Microsoft Ventures in China and Zack Weisfeld will remain responsible for Tel Aviv and European hubs. Mukund, Frances and Zack will continue reporting into Rahul Sood, General Manager and Partner, Microsoft Ventures.
 
Perpetuuiti Among 50 Most Innovative Software Cos In India
Perpetuuiti Technosoft Services, a global software product company in business continuity, disaster recovery and process automation space, announced on 8 APril that its ‘Continuity Patrol™’ product has been shortlisted by InTech50, a joint initiative by iSPIRT and Terrene Global Leadership Network, providing platform to Indian software product companies to showcase their products to the global audiences, among the 50 most promising software product companies in India for the year 2014. There were more than 200 nominations and each nomination was reviewed and judged from a panel of over eight Global CIOs and Venture Capitalists. The shortlisted companies will receive advice, on-going mentoring, product marketing support, and funding to scale their offering to the global markets. 
 
Speaking on the occasion, Rohil Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO, Perpetuuiti Technosoft, said, “We are glad to be shortlisted among the 50 most promising software product companies in India. The recognition is an embodiment of Perpetuuiti’s perpetual endevour to innovate and excel in the space of business continuity and disaster recovery.”
 
Tekla Launches Structure Version 20 
Tekla India, a leader in bringing Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to the engineering and construction markets, on 8 April announced the availability of Tekla Structures 20 at its 7th Annual User Meet in Jaipur. The newest version of Tekla’s BIM software improves construction workflow efficiency by providing the means to help models manage tasks and avoid structural clashes. The constructable models created with Tekla can incorporate more detailed information than ever before. 
 
The Jaipur gathering witnessed over 300 participants from the industry including L&T Engineering, Prothious, ICAD, Structure Online, Simon India, B G Shirke, M N Dastur and Alstom Engineering. With the new version launch, the event also aimed at bringing together its customers to discuss the latest developments and technologies in the rapidly growing sector and laying the foundation for BIM (building Information modelling) adoption to this space amongst the huge potential education market in India.
 
ACME To Build Games Village For National Games In Kerala
ACME, the leader and pioneer in the development of green technology solutions in India, on 9 April announced that it has bagged the order for constructing the ‘Games Village’ at XXXV National Games Kerala.  ACME, L1 in the bid, won the bid at Rs 36.57 crore. ACME will undertake construction of housing units in the Games Village using PUF based Prefab Technology in EPC mode, covering Design, Supply, Transportation, Erection at the Site including internal services. The facility will be spread over 28 acres of land belonging to Kerala SIDCO in Menamkulam and the facility will house approximately 5000 persons. ACME will use the Pre-Fabricated Technology that will not only help Games Authority towards making the National Games 2014 as the ‘Greenest’ & the most energy efficient but also cost effective and time-saving.  Further to lower costs involved, the advantage of having a pre-fabricated Village would also ensure negligible operation costs.  It can also be relocated to any other site with only 10-15 per cent cost for dismantling an existing structure and re-assembling it.
 
Solitairian City Launched
Solitair Realinfra Pvt Ltd has launched ultra-premium Le Solitairian “Solitairian City”, within Jaypee Sports City on Yamuna Expressway. Spread across 16.54 acres, with additional 8.1 acres of master green area and situated at a prime location that is meant for the exclusive view, the city is 309 meters away from the Formula 1 racing track.The project consists of 2/3/4 BHK Apartments, villas, Cottages and Iconic towers loaded with high end amenities like sky club, sky gym and private pools in 3/4BHKs (Iconic Tower). The properties in the project are available at Basic Sales Price (bsp) of Rs 3850 per sqft for two Iconic towers and Rs 3,350 for rest of 11 towers. Solitairian City is expected to be delivered by the end of 2018. Actor John Abraham is to be the brand ambassador for the project