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Startups of the Month: December 2020

StartupLanes brings 10 startups of the month from the ecosystem of StartupLanes for the month of November 2020. You can connect with these startups for business and also explore potential investment opportunity in these startups.

StartupLanes is an ecosystem for startups in 56 Cities across 15 Countries, that has it’s own Accelerator, Incubator, Angel Network, and Full Service Investment Banking for Startups.

Startups of the month by StartupLanes

POGO91

It enables small shops to go digital and become omnichannel in a few seconds. Small shops are losing business not because they don’t know how to run a business. They are good at running business traditionally, however, due to the change in consumer behavior, they don’t know how to run business digitally and cater to new-age customers. POGO91 enables them to convert their offline store into a digital storefront and share the store link with customers on WhatsApp for home delivery and store pickup.

It also provides tools like inventory management, Billing, Payments, and Reports to help them running both offline and online business smoothly. POGO91 is one of the fastest-growing startups in this space with more than 2 Lakh merchants on the platform and increasing.  Here is the App Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.pogo91

World Trail 

One of the most distinguished names in the QSR world as far as Pizzas, Pasta, Burgers, and Biryanis are concerned. Since its inception in the year 2016, it has become a name to reckon with. It has been awarded as the Best QSR of the year by Hopes Research. known for its delectable Pizzas, Pasta, Biryanis, Burgers and for its service which is par excellence.

Currently, they have 3 Outlets in Noida, Faridabad, and Mohali. These 3 Outlets also run 5 cloud kitchens from the same Kitchen which helps in improving unit economics. It has been founded by Ranjan Singh who did his BHM degree from Hyderabad and Vipinkumar Singh who is a pass out of IHM Mumbai.

After working many years with brands like Dominos, Oberoi Hotels, and Yum brands in various positions the duo decided to venture out on their own and build an Indian QSR brand to take on the big American QSR chains. They started the business with their own capital and over a period of time, a lot of Industry veterans have done seed funding in the company.

Coming to the product range they mainly focus on four product categories which are Pizzas, Pasta, Burgers, and Biryani. Their Pizzas are highly recommended as they are loaded with cheese and toppings. Even the dough is made freshly in the Restaurant and that is the reason once a customer eats a Pizza at WorldTrail he prefers to come back again.

The restaurants are designed by experts keeping in mind the look of a modern casual dine out restaurant. It is not very unusual to find a queue outside the restaurants in the evening and hence a lot of customers also prefer to order for home delivery.

They have also built their own website which roughly accounts for 50 % of their online delivery sales. Although they are listed on all aggregators like Swiggy and Zomato customers prefer to order from the Website or through the phone as their service levels are far better as compared to the aggregators.

Seeing the positive customer feedback and early break even the founders have planned to open 10 more outlets in the next financial year and also increase their footprint in other cities of India. Their outlets’ break-even within 6 months and all outlets are profitable at the unit level. Having built a Strong base the founders are now looking for external funding to fund their next round of expansion.

Express Bharat® 

India’s first global business & financial information and news provider and also the first one in Asia which provides the finest search engine for deep-tech market intelligence and insights which helps agile teams make better strategic decisions and gain a competitive edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of people, and ideas.

The company is registered under the Startup India initiative by the Government of India and our strength is to deliver data, news, rigorous analytics, and themes within millions of premium research documents. Our motto- “Spilling the magic of our advice and information” aids businesses to manage risks, devise appropriate lending strategies, and reduce costs.

We work with the mission to empower and influence our users to make the right decisions at the right time by delivering those insights and providing them the best in class user experience.

Our values lie by knowing our customers, building trust, celebrating teamwork, having a diversity of team working, building relations, providing quality, and employee development. Adding to that, we also believe that together we can create something bigger and better which can sum up all individual activities into one and increase the scope of building partnership and doing constructive collaborations.

We have developed a top of its line Express Bharat terminal that indexes structured and unstructured data, institutional research, private and third party content, and productivity tools all of these in one place in a matter of a few seconds, using quick, accurate, and innovative technology to individuals and across enterprises. With this, we aim to address the customer pain points and solve them through our medium.

The wide range of terminals covers a wide range of data like industry insights, customer insights, competitor insights, research and portfolio management, express indexes, communication, express reporting, investment library, and much more. Apart from that, you can get a detailed X-ray analysis of company results too. We also cover schemes like Intelligence El Classico, Business Value Bonanza & BusinessAdda.

Express Bharat’s vision aims to build innovative products in various segments at the global level and creating an information hub that will match according to the needs of the market. With this, we have planned to evolve in the future and launch a set of services like media channel, Express Bharat’s certification, Express Law, Express Regime, Express Bharat WhatsappService, Express Journalist, Express Tech Expert, Advisory officers, and many more.

In addition to that, we are looking forward to collaborating with Central and State governments not just in India but overseas such that the information gets wider reach among the masses. We are here to provide and aim in leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute, and manage data and information across organizations smartly and innovatively, helping to maximize their profitability and improved customer loyalty.

Comedy Munch 

On a mission to spread happiness among businesses, their employees, and customers. Comedy Munch helps brands in employee & customer engagement, brand communication, community building, and online integration through humor & entertainment. The company plans and organizes Virtual/Offline events and programs for dealer/vendor/corporate meets, brand/product launch, community building, and online audience engagement through a unique integration of comedy and entertainment content.

We can help to inject humor at your workplace or personal gathering by integrating LIVE StandUp Comedy Shows virtually or offline based on your budget, language, and the audience. Spreading smiles: New Delhi-based Comedy Munch offers a happiness toolbox to

positively reframe our daily lives. In the modern world, stress is no longer a stranger to people. Sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy food habits, and repeated exposure to stress have all negatively affected our personal and professional lives. And laughter seems to be the valid solution to all these problems.

 In the light of the above mentioned, we are honored to bring you Comedy Munch, a company that aims to transform people’s lives with its stress combating laughter doses along with all the physical and emotional benefits that laughter can deliver in our lives.

Comedy Munch is a video platform and one-stop shop for all genres of comedy in regional languages covering Stand-up Comedy, Sketches, Hasya Kavi, Comedy Radio in Punjabi, Haryanvi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, etc. It has also partnered with various telecom operators like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, and other established digital media companies and OTT Platforms with large user base like Hotstar, MX Player, OLA Play, UC Browser, Alt Balaji, Xploree keyboard, etc for streaming its content which is either curated or originally produced by the company. As a part of its offline existence, the company does corporate events, ticketed events, and exclusive events for employee engagement.

ShortCode Technologies

A fast-growing IT services company with offices in the USA, Canada, and India. In the last 3 years, ShortCode has successfully completed projects in Trucking, Research Laboratories, Venue Management, and Sports Recruiting domains and has grown its clientele over the past few years primarily in the US region.

ShortCode’s vision is to extend the services provided by Small business to Medium and Large scale Enterprises. With extensive experience in building highly scalable Web & Mobile applications that fit the customer needs, the client retention has been at a 100% and has helped ShortCode place itself in the market as the go-to IT Services provider.

DesignCoz 

A UI/UX design agency based out of Mumbai and Dubai that specializes in digital products namely mobile apps, websites, B2C web portals, and B2B Enterprise apps. They provide high-end services that enhance the user experience, customer retention, and focus on product strategy.

Founded by entrepreneurial sisters, the DesignCoz team has successfully delivered 120+ projects in numerous domains such as finance, healthcare, e-commerce, gamification, insurance, data analytics, marketing, and many more. With the overarching aim to solve business problems creatively, DesignCoz has mastered a five-phase process – discovery, strategy, definition, and planning before final execution to successfully deliver projects in the promised timeline.

As quoted by cofounder Devina Coutinho, an ex-Adobe and IIT Bombay alumni – “We believe in the power of design thinking and real user data to transform business ideas into experiences. Good design is about the process.”  DesignCoz has worked extensively with startups, scale-ups as well as global conglomerates such as PayTM, RBL Bank, Acko, Coverfox, Aster Pharmaceuticals, Craftsvilla, TimeSaverz, HomeLane, Edelweiss, etc to name a few.

Netfotech Solutions 

A globally focused software and services company, based out of Pune, India, and spread across countries around the world. Netfotech Solutions provides end-to-end services from consulting to IT development & implementation covering key industry verticals that include Retail, Manufacturing, Financial Services (Insurance and Banking), Utilities (Energy utilities – gas and electricity) , Life Science & Health Care, Public Sector, and Telecom. Its business strategy is formulated by market-driven policies and customer-centric delivery processes.

Netfotech Solutions offerings include application portfolio management (Development, support, maintenance, and reengineering), application testing, remote infrastructure management, remote database administration, enterprise collaboration, and content management solutions.

Additionally, Netfotech Solutions provides development services in Machine Language, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics Process Automation as well as software product engineering and product maintenance services. With a large team of skilled professionals, a proven track record of satisfied global customers from various industry domains and expertise in multiple technologies, Netfotech Solutions is an ideal information technology and business process services partner to global businesses.

Gravitas AI

An AI start-up based in London, UK, founded with a vision to deliver all human-machine interactions, in an enterprise set up, through conversational AI. In order to achieve this vision, Gravitas has formulated the mission to support organizations in optimizing their productivity and enhancing their customer experience, by developing a highly intelligent, next-generation bot, Tina – Your Tireless AI Teammate.

Gravitas AI was co-founded by a team of highly accomplished experts in their respective fields with over 50+ years of industry experience amongst them. Gravitas has been working with several businesses across multiple sectors to support their employees and customers alike. All inquiries can be directed to hello@gravitas.ai.

Tina is powered by a number of IP protected algorithms. She is truly the next generation, super-intelligent, self-learning, multilingual, multi-channel bot with exceptional capabilities in voice.

Widhya

A gamified e-learning platform founded by college room-mates Rahul Arulkumaran & Rishabh Singh gives students real-time industrial exposure without working at a company. The platform is free to use, and anyone from anywhere in the world can use it. Widhya takes projects from various companies and converts them into gamified experiences called “Missions” for students to solve on its platform.

Every Mission is split into multiple sub-modules called “Microtasks” to facilitate progressive learning, making all tasks extremely beginner-friendly to solve. Through Widhya, students can learn and get industry and job-ready simultaneously without making any extra preparations.

With over 10,000 student lives impacted and a 900% organic growth since October 2020, Widhya has been recognized as the “Top 10 Fastest-Growing E-Learning Startups in 2021” and is a part of India’s largest startup ecosystem, T-Hub Hyderabad. Widhya aims to make 1 million students “Industry Ready” in the next two years.

CannyMinds Technology Solutions Private Limited

An ISO 9001:2015 certified IT/ITES company providing software and technology solutions to various industries in India and Abroad. We focus on providing solutions to enhance your business. We, at CannyMinds offer services such as Customized Software Development, Digitization Services, Electronic Document Management Solution, Hospital Information Management Solution, School/College/University Management Solution, Website Development, Digital Marketing, E-Commerce Application Development, Android & IOS App Developments.

We have a wide range of products like CannyDocs, CannyEdu, CannyScan, CannyHR, CannyCRM and many more. We are spreading our wings in the business of Application Development, Web Designing, Software Development & Support Services for across all the Industries. Through our software designs, we automate the current business processes, keeping room for the ones that might get incorporated in the future. We believe in highly responsive attitude towards the immediate needs of Our clients. With our unmatched quality of software, easy accessibility of customer service & technical support, the quality of service or network uptime; we stand apart in the crowd at all levels We are constantly growing by updating our software skills, adopting new technologies that can perform better functions.

We believe in integrating Our skills with Our clients’ inputs to achieve desirable results. Our solutions are designed to adapt your business rather than your business adapting the software. Our solutions are 100% Fruitful & empower you to take control of your business online & in real time.

CannyMinds as a start up company couldn’t place its foot prints in some of the Industries since Our presence in the market is less than a year. CannyMinds foresee in providing complex software solution in simple SaaS model across global. CannyMinds began its journey with experienced professionals from diverse domain and experience in various industries. Our Products are :

•        CannyDocs (Smart Document Management Software)

•        CannyHR (Hire to Retire HR Management Software)

•        CannyEdu (School/College/University Management Software)

•        CannyField (Field Executive Planner)

•        CannyWMS (Integrated Warehouse Management Software)

•        CannyConnect (Virtual Class Room Software)

Our  Vision: To help Our clients in developing right technological solutions including analysis, design, implementation, project planning, project management uses cutting edge technologies which enhance productivity and improve ROI.                                                 

Our  Mission: To provide Our clients with right solutions that enhance Our business performance and make them stand out among competitors. Our Growth: Our ambition will always be to mark and seize new opportunities that serve up Our clients and drive sustained growth for CannyMinds over the long-term.

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