Presenting the Winners of eSparks 2013

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eSparks 2013, a YourStory.in initiative is a premier showcase for eCommerce startups in India. Held on the 16th of February, 2013 in Bangalore, the event brought together more than 350 people from the startup domain in India. 12 companies demoed at the event and 3 winners were chosen. Here are the top 3:

1) TeaXpress

TeaExpress

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.

2) FurnitureStreet

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.

3) Olive Planet and MachPower Systems (joint 3rd position)

Olive Planet is a fashion and lifestyle eCommerce portal which specializes in military wear from the Indian army. The portal looks to fill the gap due to lack of branded and quality military wear. Olive Planet also caters to serving army officers. Started by Captain Chethan YK, who served in the Indian Army in 2009, 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 Bojarajan.

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