Going global and reaching out to more and more people beyond their home country is on the to-do list of majority of the startups. Software giant Microsoft has decided to help 14 such startups achieve this dream through the 11th cohort of its Microsoft Accelerator program. All the 14 selected startups are currently in their late stage, have an average age of 3.5 years and a team size of no more than 80 employees.

The 14 selected startups of Microsoft Accelerator's 11th cohort will get easy access to Microsoft's tech stack and Azure technologies and make use of the software giant's advanced cloud services in areas such as - Big Data, Cognitive Services, Advanced Analytics and IoT to scale their products and serve enterprise clients.

Microsoft had recently decided to shift the focus of its accelerator program to later-stage startups. Since the big shift, the program has had enterprise companies like customer experience management Customer XP, video assessment platform Talview, CRM platform Cloud Cherry and several others use their partner and customer network to climb the success ladder and take their operations to next level.

Since its 10 cohorts, the accelerator program had successfully established strategic partnerships with some of the biggest corporates in the world, which includes names like Wipro, TCS and Temasek to help the inducted startups with their GTM activities globally.

Here are the 14 startups who made the cut to Microsoft Accelerator's 11th cohort:

Simplilearn: One of the world's leading certification providers, it offers short-term online training courses to help professionals get certified and grow their careers every day. The users can access their courses anywhere, anytime and prepare with practice tests.

Clonect Solutions: It is a dynamic IT solutions company focusing on niche products in the area of enterprise Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Management (GRC) and software services. With a right mix of rich domain and technology expertise, and insights from both CFO and CIO worlds, Clonect helps organizations to leverage technology optimally and innovatively, addressing enterprise finance and legal GRC as well as other IT solution needs.

Kata.ai: A B2B conversational platform, Indonesia-based artificial intelligence startupKata.ai was developed to answer the challenge of providing an AI platform that works well with the complexity of the Indonesian language, an issue that is believed as one of the hurdles in developing the technology in Indonesia.

Liv.ai: Its speech API enables developers to convert speech-to-text by using Powerful Neural Network Models with exceptional accuracy and minimal latency. The API recognizes 9 major Indian Languages - English, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. Its system works with most accents and performs remarkably well in noisy environments.

DocsWallet: It provides users a hassle free way to get their valuable documents verified by the company's trusted verifiers and send it across the globe to 300+ internationally acclaimed Institutions from within the comfort of their home.

GIEOM: It offers a unique business visualization technology with Intelligent linking that monitors, controls and optimizes Operations while reducing risk. The cloud based software solutions and analytics company helps its clients to bridge the gap between systems, policies, regulations and business processes.

Megdap Innovation Labs: Founded with a singular goal of bridging the digital divide present in the country by creating an ecosystem for commerce that blends local relevance with a sustainable business model for all stakeholders. The focus is to bring the power of Online Commerce to the non-English speaking audience. In doing so Megdap wants to create a Technology Platform, Products and Tools that enables real time delivery of content in multiple local languages.

VideoKen: It is a powerful video based social learning platform built on a foundation of cutting edge research that has been presented at top international conferences, with multiple pending US Patents. It provides unique video indexing and navigation capabilities based on which a user can more effectively search for videos on any topic, curate them, create their Kenlist of video clips, take notes and insert questions inside Kenlists and share them.

Udaan: Currently in BETA, the startup is a collaborative landscape that aims to empower traders, wholesalers, retailers and manufacturers in India through technology. It is working towards making online trading simple, safe and convenient.

KrypC: A FinTech solution and service provider focused on bringing innovative solutions in the field of Blockchain. Currently bootstrapped, it aims to make good use of available resources and also create a partner network in markets like Amsterdam and Singapore so that they don't have to 're-invent the wheel' and attempt to start from scratch in some markets. It also has a unit in the UK and is in the process of setting up one in USA as well.

i-exceed: A technology products and services company, it operate across two major business lines, viz. products (Appzillon) and services (BFSI consulting services, Mobile Consulting Services Performance Management and Oil and Gas Technology Services).

Ace Turtle: It enables brands and retailers to capitalize on omni-channel opportunities. Ace Turtle, with its proprietary platform, integrates online and offline retail channels automating and optimising Omni-Channel fulfilment. The platform provides brands with a single view of inventory and a single view of customer. It helps reduce the costs and complexity of Omni-Channel transformation for brands by using their existing framework and systems.

Hotelogix: It is a cloud-based hotel management system to automate hotel operations, increase occupancy and boost revenue. Its property management system integrates all critical operations of a hotel on one platform. Be it a hotel's front desk, accounts, restaurants or the travel agents they work with, the hotel's team always remains up-to-date with real time information at hand.

MintM: It claims to be the world's only robotic platform which converts any digital display into intelligent enabling differentiated sales and marketing experience

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