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Arvan Technologies: Software Solutions in the Food and BeverageIndustry

Siddharth Krishnaswamy
8th May 2012
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In today’s age, where competition is at its peak in the software solutions industry, it is important that one finds ways and means to distinguish themselves from the pack. Arvan Technologies, a software solutions company from Pune, claims to believe in long term association with their clients offering them products that are easy to use without bloated functionalities.One of their products is Kitchen Sense- for the Food & Beverages market in India, which helps them manage the retail outlets (sales and inventory management), ‘Collect, Manage and Analyze’ being their tagline. Having targeted the mobile app development space, they work on HTML5, CSS3 to provide cross platform apps for mobiles. This is expected to reduce development time and also provide great usability. “We are developing Mobile based solutions for our customers in the Food & Beverages market. This will allow them to access the outlet inventory from their mobile,” says Rishi Agarwal, the founder and CEO of Arvan Technologies.

Having completed his engineering from Pune University and served in the IT industry, it wasn’t long before Arvan Technologies, his second venture, took off about 2 years ago. The venture now has a six member team, all engineers and post graduates from Pune University. They are also currently looking at hiring and expansion.

He also believes that long term association with customers is the key. The lack of technology implementation in the field of food and beverages appears to be the key factor behind Arvan’s inception. “Arvan in Sanskrit means speed or flying. The name reflected on our speed of thought that is required in a startup. Arvan also reflects the initials of the founder (Agarwal Rishi V.),” says Rishi.


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Targeting businesses from the Indian food and beverage industry both within India as well as abroad, the response so far looks to be positive. The revenue generation is from perpetual licensing and annual subscription of the product. “We are self-funded,” Rishi adds.Talking about the challenges he has faced, Rishi says, “The challenge for an entrepreneur is to understand its business and plug the leaks that occur every now and then. Hiring good talent is also very important and an entrepreneur needs to look at innovative ways to hire. Also, it gives me great satisfaction to see our clients and customers benefitting from our products and services. I enjoy the most when I see the venture making an impact on the lives of our customers and team members.

The future for Arvan Technologies sees them growing in terms of their products and enhancing their market stake in Pune and Mumbai first, eventually moving into other metro cities inIndia.

We want to be present on all the food outlets in India. For an early stage startup, it is difficult to predict about the distant future. We are still evaluating our customer segment and making adjustments along the way. But I think Arvan will be monetizing mostly on a proprietary technology or platform which will enable its users to access information seamlessly,” Rishi adds, signing off.

Look into their site and their products here.

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