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)”
The “Internet of things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. It’s a concept that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work.
Today, there is data generated everywhere – when you purchase a drug over the counter, disembark a taxi or even when you pass a toll-way. IoT gives us the opportunity to capture this data, analyze it and take action, to make our lives better by being more connected.
Needless to say, this wave of connectivity will transform the auto sector dramatically. Unlike autonomous driving and ridesharing which threaten to disrupt the industry and challenge the incumbents, IoT offers an opportunity, a tool that every auto ecosystem player can leverage to drive the next wave of improvement in efficiencies across all functions and for all stakeholders.
With IoT, car owners will be able to connect their cars with the rest of the digital world. For the most expensive “tech gadget” surprisingly little “consumer tech” has crept into our car. A majority of our cars have worse UI than a smartphone costing INR 10k. Our cars still communicate with us through lights and sound on the dashboard.
And this Sunday we bring you story of “CARNOT” A smart car device made by Carnot Technologies Pvt. Ltd. which with the help of IoT is set to address the above issue and Change our experience of a car drive.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 12 (CARNOT)”
Did you know that most smartphone users in India uninstall nearly 75 percent of apps soon after they download them? Many cite the limited memory on their phones as a reason. Then there are those who either avoid using these apps or even downloading them, because of the high data costs they may incur. This is where an app like Tapzo (previously Helpchat) aims to step in and solve these pain points.
Tapzo does this by integrating the APIs of other apps onto a single platform in a unique proprietary format. By using a single window to access multiple apps, users can save upto 100 MB worth of data costs each month as there is no need to download and update multiple apps. It also helps free upto 500 MB of space with multiple apps being replaced by a single app. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 1 Episode 24 (Tapzo)”