The first wave of unicorns (a privately held startup company valued at over $1 billion) was created across e-commerce (Flipkart, Shopclues, Snapdeal) and ride hailing (Ola). With the recent funding round, the tide has turned towards food-tech with Swiggy joining the coveted club along with its closest competitor – Zomato. Let’s unwind the journey of this Bangalore based startup that brings restaurants into your pockets!
Founded in 2014, Swiggy is a food ordering and delivery company. Inspired by the thought of providing a complete food ordering and delivery solution, Swiggy brings the best neighborhood restaurants to the urban foodies. With the expanded reach in 15 cities, Swiggy has over 35,000 restaurant partners and a diligent delivery fleet of over 40,000. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 3 (Swiggy)”
For years now, we have been hearing about the possibility of an electric vehicle being on Indian roads. While other companies are trying their best, a Bangalore based startup, Ather Energy has accomplished this feet and have launched their products the S340 and S450 in the market.
This five year old startup is the brainchild of IIT-Madras alumni Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain who believe that electric vehicles are far better than petrol vehicles in every parameter worth comparing. With Ather Energy raising funds from Hero Motocorp, Tiger Global and Sachin & Binny Bansal of Flipkart fame in three separate rounds, they look at rolling out 2000 vehicles from the Whitefield plant at Bengaluru. They plan an ongoing up to 600 units/ week by next year.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 2 (Ather Energy)”
Techizer Tech aims to revolutionize healthcare marketing with their innovative digital solutions. They leverage various technologies and provide effective and innovative solutions to address healthcare marketing challenges.
Founded in 2011, Techizer today is one of the leading healthcare IT Companies, associated with more than 700+ brands and 60+ healthcare companies in India, South Korea and Sri Lanka.
With founders of over 2 decades of experience in healthcare marketing, Techizer is an energetic, fresh vibrant team of 50 offering innovation, industry knowledge, and unmatched client service.
Today The Entrepreneurship Cell brings to you the story of Techizer Tech directly from its founders.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 1 (Techizer Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd.)”
The world today has transformed into a ‘Technology Era’. Technology is on a ride and has enabled progress in all fields. Technological revolution has changed the face of lives of people bringing healthcare, information and connectivity to even the most remote areas that were hereto isolated.
Social media gives us an opportunity to connect in a very personal and meaningful way with the customers. This allows us to respond quickly to customer support issues, share and praise compliments about the company, and provide offers to people who are going out of their way to show company support. A survey was conducted, wherein it was perceived that social media is primarily useful within a business as a promotional tool (90%), for tasks such as advertising and marketing, as well as an outreach tool (86%)
With technology growing by leaps and bounds, the role of media in the field of entrepreneurship is immense. Media plays an important part in the development and promotion of entrepreneurial spirit in India. So, this Startup Sunday let’s take a look at the role of the new age media in enhancing entrepreneurship.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 34 (THE ENTREPRENEURIAL GATEWAY: ROLE OF NEW AGE MEDIA)”
As an entrepreneur when you have entered a market or you are in a development phase of your product or everything is set and you want to grow your business, MONEY becomes the key for driving these next steps. It helps you hire new talented people, grow your market share, enter a new market and build up your office space etc.
In this episode of Startup Sunday, we will learn about Funding, its various stages and how and when a company should go about it.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 33 (How Funding Works)”
We as a country have mostly been conventional when it comes to investing. While the stock market is a treacherous journey to be made alone, the bank FD’s hardly provide a substantial movement for your money. This is where a gamut of mutual funds sprouted up in the last few years. The various mutual funds didn’t go unnoticed by the young working class who are more evolved when it comes to financial planning.
Today’s start up Sunday is about one such place that gives the required momentum to your money. Sqrrl is an AI powered technology start up that deals with rather complicated world of investing and financial planning.
We got into talking with Mr. Dhananjay Singh, co-founder of Sqrrl, who perfectly amalgamated the idea of entrepreneurship with financial planning.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 32 (Sqrrl)”
We always don’t get what we want, but we do move closer to the goal. Likewise the budget wasn’t the ideal for startups but will provide a better ecosystem that what we had last year. Last year, startups took a real beating with the inefficient rollout of the goods and services tax (GST), a return of the angel tax bogey and demonetisation, even though some ventures benefited immensely. While some major concerns remain unaddressed, there was some cause for cheer.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 31 (Post-Budget Analysis)”
Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley is all buckled up to present the Union Budget 2018 of India for the fiscal year 2018-19 on February 1. This is going to be the last full-fledged budget presented by the Modi Government before the 2019 General Elections.
Looking at the current landscape of the startup industry, we present to our readers a pre-budget series providing a comprehensive analysis of the general state of affairs of key sectors in India including agriculture, eCommerce, logistics, health, education and real estate from the lens of the startup ecosystem. This series also comes with the expectations of different stakeholders in the Indian startup landscape from the upcoming budget 2018.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 30 (Pre-Budget Series)”
“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.”
Suparnaa an author, artiste & an entrepreneur, just as curious about the startup world as she is about leadership traits and the dots in between. For over 17 years she experimented with different mediums including Radio, TV, Print, Events and now the World Wide Web. She also founded an initiative to promote Gender Equity named womanendangered.org that is partnered with leanin.org, Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg’s brainchild.
Today with her startup “#LikeaBoss Simply with Suparnaa” she is sharing stories of startup founders & leaders alike.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 29 (#LikeaBoss Simply with Suparnaa)”
Barter is a concept that has been with us from time immemorial. The human civilization started when there were no currencies. The concept of trade started with bartering things. And in current times, we often find ourselves reaching out for the basics.
Today’s Sunday story is about one such startup which brings back the age old barter system in a digital avatar!
Let’s Barter is the largest community-driven startup for secure online bartering. Let’s Barter was founded by Pooja Bhayana (a communication graduate) and Sahil Dhingra (a BBA graduate) in October 2015. It started on social media platform as a Facebook group to facilitate barter and trade among the community. Lets Barter has made bartering as easy as adding a listing for your product on a mobile app!
Headquartered in Delhi, Let’s Barter is making a protected and secure community to barter in the most convenient way possible.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 28 (Let’s Barter)”