[Monday Wrap] From helping choose your work wear to personalised teaching - your startup fix to start the week


If every morning is spent rummaging through your wardrobe to answer the “what to wear” question, online personal styling service StyleNook can help. The Mumbai-based startup blends data science and styling to help women suit up for work. Founded in 2015 by Kuntal Malia and Arti Gupta, the startup needs you to fill out a ‘style profile’ form before delivering a box with five handpicked pieces of clothing to your doorstep.

Kuntal Malia (L) and Arti Gupta, Co-founders of StyleNook

Founded by Anshu Gupta, Prashant Anand, and Akash Chandra in January 2018, this AI-powered personal tutor aims to make Parrhai easier for students. It taps AI to guarantee learning outcomes in mathematics for middle-school students, and uses machine learning (ML) algorithms to personalise content for each student. The aim is to avoid tuitions and let students learn at their own pace.

Parrhai Co-founders Anshu Gupta (R) and Prashant Anand

Taking away setting-up hassles for offices like extensive costs, and dealing with real-estate developers and interior decorators, co-working spaces are making life easier for companies. With this very premise, Awfis was started in 2015 by Amit Ramani, who had earlier worked with US-based realty company Nelson; and YES Bank CEO and Managing Director Rana Kapoor. The idea was simple - there was demand for quality infrastructure, which wasn’t available, and Awfis would provide it. 

Amit Ramani, Co-founder and CEO Awfis

Ride-sharing platform for private vehicles Turbo AI operates across the UK and was incubated at the Ingenuity Lab, University of Nottingham. The startup has partnered with around 75 providers with around 10,000 cabs in the UK and works on pre-booked orders through its website and phone. What is interesting is that the company's tech team is based in Bengaluru, managing the helpline and operations.

Jude Thakaran and Ravindra Khare - founders of Turbo AI

At a time when digital marketing was not a buzzword, Jayesh Khandor and Hitesh Khandor decided to jump on to a new brandwagon. They launched The Brand Saloon in 2008 to provide creative and efficient digital marketing solutions for businesses looking to scale up. Ten years on, the Mumbai-based startup has gone global with its digital marketing solutions.

The Brand Saloon team

With logistics the largest industry to focus on over the next five years, logistics startup Sagisu is now eyeing the global market with its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product. Sagisu, which was founded in 2017 by Mithun Kadur and Ajit Nair, lets businesses and customers track their parcels through a common dashboard through an app on drivers’ mobile phones.

Mithun Kadur, Co-founder of Sagisu

Founded by Pinak Pani Paul, ProductSC gets IT professionals product-ready. ProductSC is a learning platform that helps in discovery, design, and implementation phase of technology products, through its workshops. It also provides consulting services with its screening and diagnosis mechanism for those with an idea, a prototype, or a working product, to make it a commercial success.

Pinak Pani Paul, Founder of ProductSC, with Tarakant Nayak, mentor and investor

Rachit Garg, Co-founder, ChefSocial

Don't want ghar ka khaana, but also don't want to step out? Say hello to ChefSocial and enjoy the luxury of fine dining at home. Founded by Akash Devaraju and Rachit Garg, the bootstrapped startup sends executive chefs and sommeliers from the best hotels and independent chefs to a client’s home for an unusual dining experience.

Ekmeet Singh's initial knowledge about the P2P lending sector was limited, considering the lack of regulation. But he chose to start up when he woke up to the lucrativeness of the sector. His bootstrapped startup Lendbox is creating a new asset class for investors, and targeting the underserved market, a space traditional banks usually tend to ignore.

The Founders of Lendbox - Ekmmeet, Jatin, and Bhuvan

Delhi-based Clinivantage goes by the mantra “patient first”. The bootstrapped healthcare startup connects patients with doctors, hospitals, caregivers, and service providers in real time. The integrated digital platform - founded by Nilesh Jain, Dinesh Samudra and Abhay Chopada - brings speed, simplicity, transparency, and efficacy to patient care.

The Clinivantage team

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