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[Monday Wrap] From growing revenues 6x in just a year to a digital platform for travel memories - your startup fix to start the week

Team YS
27th Aug 2018
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Mumbai-based Zaggle, which calls itself an award-winning “digital payments, cashback and analytics company”, helps companies and retailers with gifts and experiences across multiple channels. Founded by Phani Raj, Zaggle is helping companies and retailers score big on customer loyalty, and has grown its revenues 6x to Rs 650 crore in just a year.

(L-R) Zaggle CEO Avinash Godkhindi, brand ambassador Jaspreet Bumrah, and Founder Phani Raj

Those afflicted with wanderlust know the importance of keeping stock of travel memories. But it isn't easy in the age of Instagram and Facebook. Reason enough for 3 engineers from Sikkim to help create travel diaries, and aim to grow tourism. Romil Tiwari, Rajat Bhardwaj, and Aditya Arya set up TravelShelf, a digital platform that allows users to store travel experiences, photos, and information in one place.

TravelShelf Co-founders Romil Tiwari, Rajat Bhardwaj, and Aditya Arya

Learning doesn’t have to mean boring. Parents and friends Kiran Jupudi, Sunil Sathyavolu, Vijay Pothula, and Vivek Chandramohan, seeing many gaps in the current education system, launched EdSense to make learning in school fun, effective. The EdSense platform identifies patterns in each child's learning habits and aligns learning/teaching strategies accordingly.

(L-R) Co-founders Sunil Sathyavolu, Vivek Chandramohan, Vijay Pothula, Kiran Jupudi

When India-based Gautam Rao, 29, met Zaki Mahomed, 32, from Pakistan through a mutual friend in San Francisco, they decided to join hands and start up. This Indian and Pakistani duo’s Pursuit smoothens the immigration process. Apart from helping with visas, Pursuit assists them with looking for jobs, bridging the gap between their talents and employer needs.

The core team of Pursuit helps immigrants with visas and job searches

Launched in 2016, Mumbai-based McXtra is the brainchild of two insurance and banking veterans, A.S. Narayanan and Nimish Airon. McXtra is working towards being every Indian’s personal insurance buddy - it lets people upload, store and access policies, resolves queries and claims, and lets companies track and analyse progress on insurance drives.

McXtra Co-founder A.S. Narayanan

Content may often be called “marketing’s most overused buzzword", but it remains king. Content is everywhere, everything is content - text, image, audio, video, graphic, GIF, emoji, and all else in between. No wonder BITS Pilani startup Pepper wants to create a thriving marketplace for content writers. The startup, which focuses on written content, has on-boarded over 50 brands in a year.

The four co-founders of Pepper

The rise of ecommerce has led to the problem of counterfeit products. It was with an aim to find a digital solution to resolve this problem that Nitin Gupta, Yogesh Miharia, and Abhishek Agarwal set up their Pune-based startup in 2017. Since then, NeuroTags is waging war against counterfeit products using AI.

The NeuroTags Co-founders:  (L-R) Yogesh Miharia, Nitin Gupta, and Abhishek Agarwal

Scaling up may mean more revenue, business, and growth, but it also brings growing customer service efforts. Jubi.ai’s DIY superbots make businesses automated, competitive and more efficient. Founded by Subhadeep Bhattacharyya and Souvik, the platform automates onsite customer engagement and omni-channel sales and customer service with the help of bots.

Souvik and SubhadeepBhattacharyya, the Co-founders of Jubi.ai

Rohan Khattar and Devender Gupta knew that Indian men are seriously stepping up their fashion game. And they're here to make looking stylish easier with their Delhi-based startup. What does it do? Go no further than your home for that perfectly tailored suit as Minizmo offers doorstep fittings. Minizmo offers over 600 varieties of fabric, sourced from India and abroad.

Rohan Khattar, Co-founder of Minizmo, which offers doorstep apparel fittings for men

Ganesh Kumar set up media company Weetnow in early 2016 to provide information on women’s health and lifestyle. But he soon pivoted to a startup that offers skincare products and durables for Indian women. In a year, Chennai-based WeetGroup has built a Rs 6-crore business. The group company now controls a media website, an ecommerce store, and houses five brands.

Ganesh Kumar started media company Weetnow, but has now grown it to WeetGroup

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