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Economic Times: How state govts across India are using data mining & dashboards for better governance

“We have seen that a large part of service delivery… it does not reach people at the end of the day, because the decision maker does not have full information.” (Poornima Dore, Tata Trusts) We partnered with the Tata Trusts to drive micro-targeted development in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra.…
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Using Data Intelligence to Track Progress Towards the UN SDGs

SocialCops was invited to speak at the #BusinessCoalition4SDGs Conference held in Papua New Guinea where we presented our work around tracking India’s progress towards achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) with the help of data intelligence. “The forum heard about an innovative web platform developed by a leading Indian…
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economic times, socialcops, rajan anandan, entrepreneurs, singapore
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Economic Times: Why a clutch of young tech ventures are keen on projects for the government

Why a clutch of young tech ventures are keen on projects for the government https://t.co/lV664FAXQw @aphota @lucideustech @Social_Cops — ETtech (@ETtech) June 15, 2017 We’re excited that our work with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was featured in an Economic Times article about startups working with the government to…
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analytics india, socialcops
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Analytics India: This Delhi-based Data Intelligence Company is using data to build fast, scalable and intuitive solutions to complex problems

‘Data intelligence, which is the essence of this startup, lets SocialCops’ partners use their platform to gain insights from the world’s most difficult data and make complex decisions feel effortless.’ We’re excited to be featured in Analytics India Magazine, which spoke to our co-founder Prukalpa about how SocialCops is making data-driven decisions easier, our…
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Interested in Joining the SocialCops Team? Here’s What You Need to Do.

At SocialCops, we are a team of engineers, data scientists and entrepreneurs united by one common belief — that data intelligence can play a role in solving the world’s most critical challenges. And we’re always looking for passionate individuals to join our team. However, we are very particular about our…
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The Telegraph India: SocialCops Launches Fellowship for Entrepreneurs to Create Data-Driven Solutions for India

“SocialCops announces the launch of the Data for Impact Fellowship – a program that aims to bring together enterprising future leaders and experienced government decision-makers in solving some of India’s most critical problems through the power of data.” We’re excited to have our new Data For Impact Fellowship featured in The Telegraph…
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Economic Times: SocialCops Tackles Real World Problems with Data Intelligence

  We’re excited to be included in the Economic Times’ Do Big Stories, a series of videos about the best digital innovations being powered by Indian companies. Check out the video and article to learn about the biggest bottleneck in data-driven decision making in the developing world, how our platform is being…
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data visualization meetup
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SocialCops’ First Data Visualization Meetup

Data visualization and visual analytics is one of the fastest growing disciplines in today’s increasingly data-driven world. With use cases spread across diverse domains — healthcare, policy, sports, governance, journalism, and more — data visualization is being used extensively by decision-makers to make important decisions in a fraction of seconds.…
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data, big data, smart city, tata trust
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Community Mapping and Micro-Planning Project for 264 Villages Across Vijayawada

Mr. Srinivas Kesineni, the Member of Parliament (MP) from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, in partnership with the Tata Trusts undertook a community mapping and micro-planning program for 264 villages. The program covered Vijayawada’s four Assembly constituencies — Jaggaiahpet, Mylavaram, Nandigama, and Tiruvur. The goal — transform every one of the…
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indian agriculture
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Using Open Data to Invest $8 Million in Indian Agriculture

Agriculture is the backbone of India’s rural economy. According to the 70th round of the NSSO Report, nearly 60% (or 90.2 million) of the country’s rural households are involved in farming, which makes agriculture the largest employer in rural India. Most of these farmers are small and marginal — farmers who cultivate between 0…
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The Guardian: Data Pioneers Aim to Close the Development Gap in Rural India

“The problem [Prime Minister] Modi has is scale and limited resources. Prukalpa Sankar, co-founder of New Delhi startup SocialCops, believes the solution lies in open data. By using public data to create a realistic picture of social problems, Sankar says resources can be allocated more quickly and effectively.” SocialCops was…
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brand equity
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Brand Equity: Here’s how SocialCops’ Prukalpa Sankar is making a difference with data

Here’s how @SocialCop’s Prukalpa Sankar is making a difference with data. Read: https://t.co/lUJi7qCImg #KyooriusDesignyatra2016 @Kyoorius — Brand Equity (@ETBrandEquity) September 30, 2016 In September 2016, Prukalpa took some time away from the office to speak at Kyoorius’ Designyatra in Jaipur. While she was there, Brand Equity, an initiative of the…
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smart cities
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Building Smart Cities: The Data-Driven Way

In September 2016, we were invited to speak at the 4th year of The Big 5 Construct India 2016 in Mumbai. The conferences gathered the best of the construction industry and the latest solutions specifically tailored for the Indian built environment under one roof. In total, the conference featured 150 exhibitors (including us!) from…
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agriculture in india
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Data-Driven Decision Making for Agriculture in India

Though it produces surplus food, India is home to the largest undernourished population in the world. While the production of rice and wheat has grown consistently since Independence, the growth in pulse production has stagnated. (Pulse refers to dried peas, beans, lentils, chickpeas, and other legumes.) As a result, India…
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melt 2016
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MELT 2016: How Big Data Can Drive Big Decisions

This Saturday, August 27, we were excited to speak at ZEE MELT 2016, India’s biggest festival for creativity and innovation in marketing and communications. .@elena_christine will be live at #ZeeMelt at 12.30 pm, talking about the superpowers of #data. #InsideSocialCops pic.twitter.com/X9nVX2sxEI — SocialCops (@Social_Cops) August 27, 2016 .@Social_Cops Christine and you guys should…
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government
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7 Common Myths About Working With the Indian Government

Ministry. Secretariat. Collectorate. Panchayat Samiti. Sir. Madam. Sir. Madam. Meeting. Field Visit. Presentation. New Delhi. Nagpur. Noamundi. These are the words around which my life revolves currently. At SocialCops, we work on a large number of projects with the government. Typically, our data platform helps some of the most important…
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culture
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How We’re Building a Culture Around Purpose, Learning, and Fun

We’ve built an incredibly diverse team over the last 2 years. Engineers, designers, economists, data scientists, marketers, entrepreneurs and even travelers (as part of our coveted Himsagar Fellowship) – all in one room. Not to mention a few different nationalities and an amazing mix of personalities. The youngest full-time member of our team…
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design
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Why Design Matters: Designing a Data Platform to Solve Problems That Matter

At SocialCops, we’re building a data platform to solve the biggest problems facing humanity. In the short three years of our existence, our data platform has been used to drive healthcare policy, optimize disaster relief operations, and solve urban planning issues. We were founded to solve developing world problems. This means our…
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data collection, collect, socialcops
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Collect ChangeBlog: Launching Reporting, a Way to View Your Data as It’s Collected

Welcome to the Collect changeblog. Here’s where we try and keep you – our users – updated with all the product changes, and explain to you how they’d affect your data collection processes. Update 1: Reporting Module Reporting is the next big step in our bid to to make Collect a one-stop solution…
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data, cleanliness, swachh bharat
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Boosting Public Worker Morale and Performance Using Cleanliness Data

The Problem In India, “Safai Karamcharis” refer to the group of public workers responsible for street sweeping and garbage picking. The public worker system in India lacks an incredibly important component – incentives for good performance. People tend to perform better when recognized for their good performance.  While this is…
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earthquake, nepal, technology
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To Nepal With Love: The Role We Can (and Want to) Play in the Earthquake Relief

While the world was grappling with the massive earthquake that ravaged Nepal on 25th April, the recent cascade of aftershocks & tremors have made the situation inconsolable. With more than 8000 dead and thousands more injured after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, it is definitely Nepal’s worst natural disaster in decades. The new…
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youth ki awaaz
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Youth Ki Awaaz: Want To Know The Status Of Education In Your District? Here’s A Cool Map To Help

“In the map, every district has been scored out of an average score of 10. As one navigates across the map, information regarding the infrastructure, the learning conditions, and the Member of Parliament to be held accountable is also available for every district. This information is provided in the form…
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Engineering Systems to Solve Hard Problems: Building a Full-Stack Data Startup for the Developing World

When we started SocialCops, our aim was to drive decision making through data in places where it really mattered. Now that shouldn’t be a hard problem right? For those of us in the digital world, data has been about identifying patterns, beautiful visualizations, and predictive algorithms. Solving real world problems is…
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huffington post, socialcops, big data, UN, startup
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The Huffington Post: 500 Startups and United Nations Invest in Big Data for Social Good

“Big data allows startups, companies, governments, and societies to gather unprecedented amounts of insights that could change the world for good. Recently, 500 Startups invested in SocialCops, which processes millions of discrete data points in the most remote locations in the world for industry and social sector leaders to make data-driven…
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rajan anandan
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Economic Times: Why Women Entrepreneurs Dominate Google India Head Rajan Anandan’s Portfolio

“In terms of scale, from his portfolio, Anandan is particularly bullish on SocialCops. He sees its five-year goal as being able to power products like Google Maps with social data, which should be useful for customers as diverse as Hindustan Unilever, Unicef and the Karnataka government, all current clients.” SocialCops…
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economic times, socialcops, rajan anandan, entrepreneurs, singapore, internet of things
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Economic Times: Technical Start-Ups Flourish on Deals With Indian Police Forces

“Another start-up looking at police as its key clients is Delhi-based data analytics firm SocialCops, which is in talks with Bangalore and Gurgaon traffic police. The firm performs analytics on crowd-sourced data obtained from NGOs, citizens and municipal bodies, to suggest, for example, the safest route for women to reach their…
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Swachh Bharat, Narendra Modi, Technology, Android, swachh bharat mission
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Achieving the Swachh Bharat Mission: Two Tried-and-True Models for Change

On Oct 2nd, 2014, PM Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission, a clarion call for citizens to participate in the process of creating a clean India. Narendra Modi’s words echoed the vision that we have been striving towards at SocialCops. We’ve always called for citizens to stop complaining and start contributing. In…
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economic times, socialcops, rajan anandan, entrepreneurs, singapore, internet of things
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Economic Times: Internet of Things: Know All About the Top Technology for 2014

“Delhi-based technology data startup SocialCops also uses cheap smartphones to accumulate data public infrastructure and services. For instance, Google Maps tells us the quickest route home, but not the safest route home for a girl.” SocialCops was featured in Economic Times. Read the full article here. Watch out for SocialCops…
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big data, techinasia, startup, technology, india, funding, rajan anandan
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TechInAsia: How 500 Startups-Backed SocialCops Gets to the Bottom of the Pyramid With Big Data

“Here is how SocialCops works: data from the people on a variety of issues that affect their daily lives – from pot-holes on roads to teacher-attendance in government schools – is crowd-sourced via low-cost internet-enabled mobile phones. It also deploys field workers to remote areas with no mobile connectivity. From…
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big data, vc circle, startup, technology, india, funding, rajan anandan
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VC Circle: Delhi-Based SocialCops Raises $320K From 500 Startups, Rajan Anandan & Others

“SocialCops is taking Big Data in a direction that a few companies have been able to do, which is providing data and insights that can help solve real world problems.” SocialCops was featured in VC Circle. Read the full article here. .@VCcircle: Delhi @Social_Cops raises $320K from @500Startups @RajanAnandan http://t.co/OSof0MYSBT…
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