Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 3 (Swiggy)

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!

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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)”

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Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 10 (Wandertrails)

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

A Sneak Peak into the Journey

“INCREDIBLE INDIA”- its not a phrase; its an emotion, an unparallel experience to be explored. India offers a different aspect of her personality- exotic, extravagant, elegant, eclectic- to each traveler to the country. At Wandertrails, they help you choose that particular experience which will shape your vision of the country.

Bangalore based tech travel startup, started in July 2016, is the brain child of Vishnu Menon, Sruti Ramesh Chander and Pranav Kumar (graduates from IIM-Calcutta), Narayan Menon and Hari Gangadharan (industry veterans).

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Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 1 (HotelBids.com)

unnamedOnline 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)”