Startup Sunday Season 1 Episode 6 (Hike)

hike-logo-webIndia has a rich and upcoming startup ecosystem with over 4200+ startups and 9 unicorn startups, adding another jewel to the crown is Hike Messenger coming in as 10th unicorn startup. Hike has become the fastest Indian tech startup to achieve the billion dollar ‘Unicorn’ valuation. The New Delhi-based startup took 3 years and 8 months to cross the $1 billion valuation milestone, with a valuation of $1.4 billion. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 1 Episode 6 (Hike)”

Startup Sunday Season 1 Episode 5 (BigBasket)

Are you fed up of travelling miles and spending hours to purchase groceries, fruits and vegetables from retail markets? We bring you the solution to ward off your hassles by getting things done at your fingertips. So, presenting you Bigbasket – the company offering services to take care of your needs and convenience.

bigbasketThe story of how Bigbasket started is very interesting and is a story of absolute passion and belief in the cause. In 1999, a team of 5 professionals – Hari Menon, Abhinay Choudhari, V S Sudhakar, V S Ramesh and Vipul Parekh laid the foundation by launching Fabmart.com which was one of the first online businesses in India. In 2001, they expanded Fabmart by launching online groceries business. In spite of the Indian e-retail market being in its early stage of development, Fabmart.com did extremely well. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 1 Episode 5 (BigBasket)”

Startup Sunday Season 1 Episode 4 (Chaayos)

Is tea the first craving you have in morning? Is your snack time incomplete without a cup of tea and a random discussion? Love your personalized taste in your cup of tea? Well then, Chaayos is your place.!

chaayosIndia fetches a long history of “tea rooms” or “chai pe charcha”, with discussions over politics, society or life among different sets of people. Since so many years, it had brought young and old, friends and family and also different income groups under one roof of tea rooms. However, the people’s belongingness to such places faded away soon after the introduction of the multinational coffee chains. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 1 Episode 4 (Chaayos)”