[Monday Wrap] From a platform hosting over 2 lakh Gifs to taking 750 students on study tours - your startup fix to start the week
When Zarine Bajaj found herself at a loss during a shopping expedition in Delhi, she started thinking. Her thoughts led her to set up Findow, which worked on the concept of discovery for fashion, in July 2016. With advanced AI, bootstrapped Findow aims to be the Zomato for fashion, and helps shoppers discover fashion by introducing them to brands, boutiques, retailers, and designers.
Want it? Need it? But how do you get it? Toch helps you find it. Indore-based Toch is an AI-based video object detection and tagging platform that can detect various categories like products, actors, activities, locations etc, providing tag-relevant information/products from various ecommerce platforms. The startup was founded by Saket Dandotia, Alok Patil, and Vinayak Shrivastav in 2016.
Udit Khanna, Aditi Khanna and Ujjwal Khanna were keen to revive and boost India’s handloom sector. This is why the Tilfi founders folded a business abroad, and returned to their roots to a weave a success story. Banaras-based Tilfi is a luxury handloom brand that derives eponymously from a type of Banarasi weaving, where three meenakari yarns run continuously without a break.
Want to live the Page 3 life in your city? This lifestyle discovery and content app tells you all you need to know. Gurgaon-based What's Up Life, which was founded by Gaurav Luthra, updates people about all the things happening in their city - fashion shows, restaurants, events, and nightlife. With curated content, Gaurav aims to make his app the bridge that would connect businesses and customers.
Why did Amit Sodhani and Dasharatham Bitla hit the road with an online bus ticketing startup in Chile? The many discrepancies and the unorganised nature of the sector led the duo to this decision. PajaseBus is now one of Chile’s biggest intercity online bus ticketing platforms and a global distribution system for the supplier. The inbuilt API/WebService-enabled SaaS platform helps bus operators connect to online sales instantly and also has the ability to distribute their seat inventory across multiple agents (online and offline).
With animated content becoming a widespread means of expression across the world, Hyderabad-based GIFSKEY is focusing on the Indian GIF market. Founded by Manan Maheshwari, Mahesh Gogineni, and Varun M S, the seed-funded startup currently provides content in nine languages and has shared more than 200,000 GIFs. The platform focuses not only on movie content, but also on TV, sports, devotional, and other generic and trending content.
Hitesh Gautam and Nakul Wagde believed that making the world a classroom could help avoid uni-dimensional learning and encourage multi-dimensional thinking. That's why they started up in 2014 in the educational travel space. Four years down the line, Indore-based Field Tripers helps students learn by travel. The experiential learning platform designs programmes that help enable students to learn through exploration, curiosity, and active participation.
The brainchild of Praphul Chandra, a game theorist and engineer, Bengaluru-based KoineArth aims to use Game Theory and Blockchain to give a fillip to the sharing economy. The startup aims to use Blockchain for optimal asset sharing between governments, citizens, and industry. KoineArth is currently building Blockchain for corporations, but its end goal is to create the sharing economy and providing a Blockchain and token system for the electric vehicle charging business.
Based out of Bengaluru and founded by Raj Dam in 2017, this startup offers a new kind of sales enablement technology. Putting relevant product data at their fingertips, this platform helps on-ground sales reps 'Outsell'. Bootstrapped startup Outsell has a content management system that makes discovery and sharing of sales content easier, and a learning engine where sales reps can be trained on an ongoing basis.
Leather has, for long, been linked to timeless style and classic appeal. Reason enough for Manish Kawlra, a Chennai-based businessman, to venture into the world of leather and luxury. His bootstrapped ecommerce startup Tohl aims to fill the perceived gap in the market for high-quality leather accessories, presently dominated by brands like Hidesign and Da Milano. His factory presently employs around 75 skilled craftsmen and has the capacity to produce 60-75 bags or between 250-300 small leather accessories per day.
With the logistics sector in India riddled with multiple challenges and inefficiencies, Autoplant System is bringing IoT and predictive analytics to logistics and supply chain management. Founded by Venky Nayar, Hiten Varia, Suresh Sachdev, Uma Rajan, and Prabhu Natarajan, the Mumbai-based startup has developed an end-to-end cloud platform for supply chain management. The platform uses emerging technologies from machine learning (ML) and advanced data analytics to the Internet of Things (IoT), and helps automate various processes in the entire supply chain.
Founded in 2016 by college buddies Akash Nangia and Arjun Mittal, Gurugram-based software startup Techjockey reached Rs 8 crore in revenue runrate within 2 years of inception. The online platform has a vertical-focused approach that provides software solutions to various small and big enterprises, startups, small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), corporates, and individuals all over the country.
So much to do, so little time? Chennai-based concierge service Genie is here to fulfill your wishes. Founded by Rakesh Mani and Sreekesh Krishnan as a personal concierge service, the startup has pivoted to three different verticals: pick up and drop, where consumers can have products like keys, documents etc, picked up and dropped at any desired location; purchasing products from any store and delivering it to the customer; and Genie for Business, which helps expand a business' logistical reach.