KaHa

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KaHa
Private
ISIN🆔
IndustryWearable technology
Founded 📆2015; 7 years ago (2015)
Founders 👔Pawan Gandhi
Headquarters 🏙️Singapore
Area served 🗺️
Asia
Key people
Pawan Gandhi (CEO)
Sudheendra Shantharam (CTO)
Justin Tang (COO)
BrandsCove
Members
Number of employees
DivisionsKaHa Technologies
COVE R2C IoT
🌐 Websitecoveiot.com
📇 Address
📞 telephone
Footnotes / references
IoT=Internet of Things
UPI=Unified Payments Interface

KaHa, is a Singaporean wearable startup,[1] that manufactures smartwears, such as watches, accessories, apparels[2] and later expanded its portfolio in 2019, when it introduced it E-commerce system.[3] KaHa has business unit that include research and software development, that serves as an Internet of things for connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet.

In 2020, KaHa won ORIGIN Innovation Awards for Startup IOT[4] and Clarivate South and South East Asia Innovation Awards for Emerging Corporations.[5] [6] In 2018 at the Consumer Electronics Show, KaHa introduced the NextGen smart wearable OS version.[7]

History[edit]

The company was founded by Pawan Gandhi[8] in 2014, as an end-to-end smart wearables, and other IoT's company, for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet. It has its corporate headquarters located in Central Region. It began operation in Singapore with a research and development department in Shenzhen, with an innovation and research lab in one-north.[9] In February 2015, Kaha expanded it's research and development operation to Indian, and lunched it's business division in 2016 at Delhi.[10] KaHa operates subsidiaries in Asia, and KaHa Technologies, is one of these subsidiaries in the Information technology in India, with an authorized capital stands at Rs 5.0 lakhs, with 20% paid-up capital "Rs 1.0 lakhs" in the market.[10] In 2018, Pawan spoke with The Economic Times, about his partners and the unveils the features on KaHa e-payment.[11] On 26 October 2018, the company established an innovation lab "COVE R2C IoT", with help of it research partners from Republic Polytechnic, A*STAR Research agencies, like SIMTech, I2R, IHPC and Philips Healthcare.[12]

On 12 January 2018, Titan partnered with Cove, and lunched the Titan We[13] smart wearable for women. It first traditional analogue watch.

In 2021, the Middle East North Africa Financial Network; Mena Report and Grand View Research Inc, cited KaHa Pte among other smart wearable startups in it’s review on smart sports equipment market outlook of 2020-2027. It’s industry analysis include; product types, distribution channel, Covid-19 impacts, and manufacturers.[14] According to Grand View Research Inc, the global smart sports equipment market size is expected to reach USD 4.04 billion by 2027 , expanding at a CAGR of 8.1% during the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.

Overview[edit]

Cove (also known as "CoveIOT") was established, as a brand name of KaHa in 2015. It serves as an end-to-end smart IoT wearable platform, to enable smart wearable manufacturing brand to lunch their products. In 2004, Pawan Gandhi resigned as the director responsible for the P&L at Nokia[15] manage consumer services and sales, and he also resigned as member of WorldSpace IPO team in 2005. The company took-off in 2015, after an initial funding of "$500,000" led by Tata Group, to carryout research. In 2017, YourNest, Spring Seeds Capital, and Titan invested $4.5 million, in its series A round[16] and raised $6.2 million in its series B funding round, led by ICT Fund[9] in 2019.

Products and services[edit]

KaHa services include,[17] electronics design, printed circuit board assembly, application framework for iOS and Android, cloud services, data analytics and smart after-sales service tool. It designed to be self-installed, and the company markets itself as "Made in Singapore". KaHa operates on a second generation system.[7]

  • KaHa Smart-T[17] - KaHa smart fitness t-shirt designed to monitor live ECG, live heart rate, heart rate variance, and other health parameters.
  • iDOC Watch V2 - iDOC Watch analyses essential health data from the user, including activity level, sleep quality, blood pressure, heart rate, together.
  • Titan We - KaHa smart traditional analogue wearable for women.

Mobile Applications[edit]

  • Ready To Reopen - for monitoring body temperature, activity, workouts, and sleep.
  • Monmouth Cove - for monitoring body temperature, activity, workouts, and sleep.
  • Timex Fit - for monitoring fitness activity tracking, track your steps, distance and calories burnt, sleep tracking, heart rate calculation, fitness rank & badges, and phone finder.
  • LJ Wave - for monitoring fitness activity tracking.

Integrations[edit]

KaHa integrated[8][17][18] with various entities and start-ups in and outside Asia, including:

  • Titan
  • Curtis Australia
  • A*Star
  • Boucledor
  • FHS Technology
  • Simtech
  • TEX Line
  • MHA
  • Cuir Ally
  • Bridgestone
  • PC Jeweller
  • Flemings
  • Trans4mative
  • Oeteo
  • VISA
  • EasyCare International
  • Advanced Remote Monitoring LLC
  • Advanced Wearables Inc

On 23 April 2020, EasyCare International and IDOC integrated with KaHa, to lunch a remote monitoring medical solutions to control the spread of COVID-19 in Indiana, USA.[19][20] On 8 April 2020, Advanced Remote Monitoring LLC (AARM) and sister company, Advanced Wearables Inc (AWI) announce a 360-degree solution for monitoring and isolating potential COVID-19 cases in California,[21] to reduce the risk of healthcare workers, though a continuous remote monitoring devices. It lunched a smart wearables "armtrackrCCM+ wristband"[22] to monitor temperature, heart rate and other metrics, providing real-time data to doctors and/or authorities remotely, including heat maps displaying spread of the virus in particular areas for quick response. Both detects and reinforces social distancing and quarantine requirements, by alerting patient, doctor, or even authorities.

Showcase[edit]

  • Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair[23] (2017)
  • Consumer Electronics Show (2018)

Recognition[edit]

On 28 November 2019, kaha was cited among Singapore start-ups worth watching[24] by Silicon Republic.

References[edit]

  1. "Pawan Gandhi Founder/CEO of KaHa Pte Ltd". Business Times. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  2. "Singapore-backed team creates affordable exercise shirt with ECG tracking". VentureBeat. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  3. "From early adopter to e-payment paradise: Singapore can lead the world". CNA. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  4. "ORIGIN Innovation Awards 2020: finalists". TechNode. 3 November 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  5. "Clarivate Recognizes Most Influential Innovators at South and South East Asia Innovation Forum". Clarivate. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  6. "KaHa wins Clarivate South and South East Asia Innovation Award 2020 for Emerging Corporations". Tembusu Partners. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Singapore's KaHa introduces next-gen smart wearable OS at CES". Digital News Asia. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Meet The Startup That's Powering Your Titan WE Smartwatches". Forbes India. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  9. 9.0 9.1 S.H, Salman (20 May 2019). "ICT Fund leads $6.2-million funding round in smart wearables startup KaHa". Mint. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Kaha Technologies Private Limited Information - Kaha Technologies Private Limited Company Profile, Kaha Technologies Private Limited News on The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  11. Sarkar, John. "Getting smart wearables right first step to setting up smart cities: Pawan Gandhi". The Economic Times. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  12. "KaHa Leads Strategic Multipartite IoT Innovation Lab - the COVE R2C IoT Innovation Lab - to Accelerate Singapore IoT Development and Commercialization". Yahoo! Finance. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  13. "KaHa's Cove platform now on Titan We watch for women, but that's just the beginning". The Indian Express. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  14. "Smart Sports Equipment Market Outlook 2020-2027 | Industry A..." menafn.com. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  15. "KaHa Pte Ltd". IPOS International. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  16. "Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem". Tech in Asia. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 "Singapore-based smart wearables startup KaHa raises SGD8.5mn in Series B funding". Connected to India. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  18. "KaHa to the development of the local IoT and wearable ecosystem". Varindia Magazine. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  19. "Singapore IoT and smart wearables firm KaHa teams up with healthcare partner EasyCare International (iDOC) to launch Remote Monitoring Solution". Việt Nam News. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  20. "IDOC Comprehensive Response To COVID-19". Government of Indiana. 10 August 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  21. GmbH, finanzen net. "Advanced Remote Monitoring LLC partners with IoT and smart wearables developer KaHa to launch CCM+ a proprietary CONTINUOUS COVID MONITORING solution to combat COVID-19 pandemic". Business Insider. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  22. LLC, Advanced Remote Monitoring AARM. "Advanced Remote Monitoring LLC partners with IoT and smart wearables developer KaHa to launch CCM+ a proprietary CONTINUOUS COVID MONITORING solution to combat COVID-19 pandemic". PR Newswire. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  23. "Event Wrap: The HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair 2017". Hours and Minutes Australia. 11 September 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  24. Earley, Kelly (28 November 2019). "12 Singapore start-ups worth watching in 2020". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 4 April 2021.

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