eSparks 2013, a YourStory.in initiative is the premier showcase for e-Commerce companies in India. We have picked up the best 11 companies from more than 350 companies that had applied to become an e-Spark. Here is the list:
Note: TeaXpress took the first place, FurnitureStreet was second while the third place was jointly taken by OlvePlanet and MachPower Systems. The others are in no particular order.
Teaxpress is a vertically integrated multi-channel ecommerce startup that is changing the way tea is being sold and shipped to consumers worldwide. DarjeelingTeaXpress, their flagship brand, promises to deliver the best Darjeeling teas to tea connoisseurs worldwide by being a producer-to-consumer channel. They have already sold over a million cups of tea and aspire to sell 2.5 billion cups of tea in the next 5 years. Started by Kaushal, who previously worked as a corporate finance analyst at KPMG Singapore, whose family has been related with the tea industry for the last 40 years.
FurnitureStreet is your one stop design oriented destination for meaningful, “high on utility” furniture and accessories across home and commercial segments. Ocradle from FurnitureStreet is bringing out revolutionary designs in kids furniture segment, starting with baby cradles. The company is supported by trusted furniture designers & design houses and manufactures furniture goods across wood, cane, and fibre glass segments. Founded in 2012, by Rahul Bhatt and Rahul Jain, both are IIT Guwahati alumni. FurnitureStreet wants to make online furniture purchase a seamleass experience and have designed their site to be research-friendly, so that customers can browse, learn and them make their purchase. They are headquartered in Bangalore.
Olive Planet Is A Fashion And Lifestyle ecommerce Portal Which Specializes In Military Wear. The Portal Looks To Fill The Gap Due To Lack Of Branded And Quality Military Wear In India. Olive Planet Caters To Both Civilians And Military Personnel. Started By Capt Chethan YK (Retd) Who Served In The Indian Army Till 2007. Olive Planet Is Based In Bangalore.
MachPower Systems is a niche eCommerce portal that provides hardware tools. From spanners and cutting pliers to lawn mowers, MachPower System aims to cater to every household hardware and power tools need. Based in Chennai, MachPower Systems has been in business since 2009 and is led by Bhojarajan.
EaseMySell has a platform to simplify ecommerce transactions and payment collections. It allows anyone to buy/sell with a single link, create invoices and collect payments. On EaseMySell online selling is simple as you just have to add product details, and start selling the product online in 30 seconds. Backed & funded by GlobalOne Technologies, Ease My Sell (EMS) launched in November 2012 and has an experienced founding team in Deepak Singh Rahangdale, Gagan Randhawa and Vishwajeet Sinha. They are headquartered in Mumbai.
IntelligenceNode is a technology backed pricing strategy and business intelligence consulting firm founded by Sanjeev Sularia and Yasen Dimitrov in August 2012.
IntelligenceNode provides analytics and insights for efficient decision making to established e-retail players, offline enterprises looking for digital opportunities, agencies serving e-retail ecosystem and investors looking in e-retail firms. You can read their full story here.
iTraveller is a cloud based start-up offering complete automation and personalization of travel planning. It allows people to their plan their vacation entirely online. Along with booking tickets and hotels, users can plan their places of visit along with pick up and drop. Co-founded by Shiju Radhakrishnan, Chitra Radhakrishnan and Prashant Varghese, iTraveller was founded in September 2011 in Kochi. Read their full story here.
A social e-commerce marketplace that takes Kashmiri products to the globe, Kashmir Box was started in June 2012 by Muheet Mehrai and Kashif Ahmad Khan. KashmirBox is a platform where artisans, craftsmen, entrepreneurs and the other creative Kashmiris can showcase & sell their products. KashmirBox wants to revive dying Kasmiri handicrafts.
Ocatalog is a mobile shopping platform that connects retailers with shoppers via mobile technologies and facilitates shoppers convenience via engaging shopping experience. Founded by Rahul Asanikar along with Ganesh Patil & Shereeza Khan, Ocatalog has a 20 member team based out of Pune with offices in Florida and New York. Ocatalog launched in last quarter of 2012 and has 15 clients.
enMarkit finds buyers and sellers interested in similar activities using social media. It works across different platforms – Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Google. It also uses friends networks across these sites to helps market services and discover prospective buyers and sellers. Co-Founded by Vipin Agarwal and Ekta Mittal, enMarkit launched in September 2012 and is based in Gurgoan.
RockASAP Retails is a unit of Handygo Technologies, a leading provider of MVAS services. A mall on mobile, RockASAP offers an array of products ranging from gadgets to perfumes, watches to bags, and eBooks to eMagazines etc, all under a single roof.
RockASAP is the first Indian company to launch at the Frankfurt Book Fair with its app Rockstand, an e-book and e-magazine application. Founded by Praveen Rajpal in 2012, they are headquarted in New Delhi.
IndiaOnTime is a logistics company which provides a variety of services, which cater to time, reliability and deadline priorities. The company partners with other service providers and offers to end customer a host of delivery packages. The company was founded by Mohan Kumar and E. V. Shanmugam in April 2012 and have operations in Kerala, West Bengal and North East India.
Note: RockASAP couldn’t present at the event.
We at YourStory.in thank E-Sparks Title Sponsor, Microsoft, Financial Technology Partner, Intuit, Associate Sponsors, ReferralCandy and Aramex and Exhibitor, Moolya