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

OUR WORK FOCUS

HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN

We conduct qualitative and quantitative research to understand explicit, tacit and latent needs of our end users driven by an iterative design and prototyping process.

TECH SOLUTIONS FOR INCLUSION

We use technology to bridge the gap between the needs of a culturally diverse low-literate population from rural and semi urban India and the existing services that are not accessible to them.

VOICE TECHNOLOGY

We build interfaces that speak and listen to the users in their native Indian languages and understand the nuances of their dialects to be able to serve them better.

THE ORGANIZATION

Navana Tech was born 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.

PARTNERS

MEDIA AND PRESS

OUR TEAM