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)”
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)”
While there are many among us who donate money or in-kind to NGOs if we are convinced that our contribution is in good hands, some shy away because they doubt whether their donations will be put to right use.
This Sunday we bring you the story of two engineers who, motivated by the social causes and needs in our society, set up a platform that help link the donors with the NGOs in a systematic and transparent way.
DONATE PRODUCTS IN NEED TO CHARITIES INSTEAD OF MONEY
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 16 (Donatekart)”
This week we present to you the story of an entrepreneur whom you might have seen on the campus. An engineer by fate, a blogger by choice and an entrepreneur by passion, Mr. Ritvij Pathak, PGDMHR 2016-18 batch, converted a simple idea into a prospering business. A fearless risk taker, Mr. Ritvij is fond of transforming simple, mundane things into something that everyone would love. Given below is the transcript of our interview with Mr. Ritvij:
ECell: Who is Ritvij without “The Pooja Shop”?
Ritvij: I am a typical computer science engineer, forced by my parents to pursue MBA. But I never wanted to get into engineering college or a B-school. I was always wanted to be a game developer or game tester. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 2 (The Pooja Shop)”
Online Hotel Booking Industry in India had already become a red ocean when Mr. Inder Sharma thought about entering the industry. Two models were dominating the Online Hotel Booking sectors. Online Travel Agents (OTAs) such as MakeMyTrip.com, Cleartrip.com, Goibibo.com, Yatra.com etc. and the Accommodation start-ups such as Oyo Rooms, Treebo, FabHotels etc. had already captured almost 19% of the total hotel booking industry (which stood at $7.2 Bn at that time). Before going further on how Mr. Sharma went ahead, let me explain how OTAs were different from Accommodation Start-ups. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 1 (HotelBids.com)”
Tired of roaming in the markets searching for your favourite beauty products?
Purplle.com – India’s #1 Beauty Destination is here to fulfil your cosmetic needs. Started in 2011 Purplle.com with a vision to cater to the beauty needs has been an early mover in the online beauty space and had initially secured an investment by a consortium of Blume Ventures, Mumbai Angels and The Chennai Angels.
Manish Taneja, CEO, Purplle.com said, “Purplle has clearly demonstrated cost efficient scale up in our beauty products market place business and are making rapid inroads into the beauty services market . With further round of funding, we are confident we will establish ourselves as India’s top destination for beauty.”
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 1 Episode 22 (Purplle)”
Voonik, began as a Personal styling design application instead of another apparel store. Inside no time from its dispatch it consumed another room in the e-commerce skyline, giving some uniqueness in their startup unlike some big players
Idea behind Voonik’s existence was to let a woman or a girl customer have her own online personal shopping assistant, who will ensure that the dress suits her and also well within her price range.
The deep-rooted custom of taking your companion on shopping to help your selection has now being replaced by this application. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 1 Episode 20 (Voonik)”