Building text-independent, image-based and voice assisted technology for the low-literate demographic to use smartphones with independence and confidence

 
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OUR WORK FOCUS

 
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FIELD RESEARCH

By conducting extensive field research with end users across the country we gain a deep understanding of how and why customers
interact with digital products today.

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HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN

We use human centered design principles to craft solutions that are relevant to the complexities of every Indian context.

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VOICE TECHNOLOGY

Our speech recognition is built by collecting localised audio data for specific domains focused on local and mixed-language nuances that characterize the way we, as Indians, naturally speak only.

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TECH SOLUTIONS FOR INCLUSION

Our full stack team engages deeply with the interface problem at every level of production (research, design,development and AI), creating an end-to-end solution for our partners to effectively deliver their services at the last mile.

 THE ORGANIZATION

 

Navana Tech was borne out of Cornell Tech’s Startup Studio by two brothers Raoul and Jai Nanavati. Their mission for Navana Tech is to remove the barriers that limit low literate users from accessing high impact technology services such as mobile banking, healthcare and e-commerce.

Navana Tech is backed by Cornell Tech, Bharat Inclusion Initiative [JP Morgan, Gates Foundation, Dell Foundation and Omidyar Network], Microsoft Research India and Microsoft for Startups.

 
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PARTNERS

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 PRODUCT

 
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Voice Technology

The voice recognition platform recognizes all major Indian languages and their dialects allowing users to navigate interfaces and fill forms using natural informal speech.

 

TEAM