Top 10 logistics startups in Kolkata
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Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, is much more than its delicacies and vibrant culture—it’s the financial and commercial hub of the eastern and north-eastern parts of India. Most of us aren’t aware of the large number of startups based out of Kolkata. In fact, it’s an entrepreneurial hub bustling with activity. Many successful ventures had their beginnings in the ‘City of Joy’.
StartupLanes brings to you the top 10 startups from the logistics space in Kolkata.
The startups are ranked concerning various factors viz.-
- The total funding
- Revenue for FY20
- Volume of downloads of their respective applications on Google Play Store
- Customer reviews
List of top 10 Logistics startups in Kolkata
1. TRUCKHALL (Truckhall Private Limited)
Founded in 2015, by Ankit Dudhwewala, Anup Agarwal, Manisha Sharaf, and Varun Biyani, TruckHall is a transport and logistics company that assists transporters, brokers, and fleet owners with their spot market operations. It caters to Full Truck Load movements with a non-asset-based model i.e. it doesn’t own any truck; rather it uses smart technology to fulfill any order reaching its platform. The logistics organization has close to 15 employees and has raised a total of $179K as funding, the latest is being Rs. 13.3 million on 28th April 2021. With Tradezeal Online and IIM Calcutta Innovation Park as its key investors, the revenue for FY20 reached $7 million.
It has over one thousand app downloads on Google Play Store with an impressive rating of 4.3/5.
Founded in 2017, by Anup Agarwal, Manisha Sharaf, and Varun Biyani, Super Procure is a cloud-based logistics management software for vehicle procurement through reverse auction. Super Procure is a leading logistics and supply chain management solutions provider to manufacturing and infra companies. The logistics organization has close to 50 employees and its revenue for FY20 reached $10.1 million.
It has over ten thousand app downloads on Google Play Store with an impressive rating of 4.2/5.
3. CRYSTAL LOGISTIC COOL CHAIN
Founded in 1962, by Murari Lal Agarwal and Rajesh Agarwal, Crystal is one of the largest and fastest-growing service providers in the integrated cold chain logistics solution space. Crystal provides services such as refrigerated warehousing (cold storage) and refrigerated transportation on a pan-India network. The logistics organization has close to 90 employees and has raised a total of $10 million as funding, the latest being $ 10 million on 28th March 2017. With Neev Fund as its key investors, the company’s revenue for FY20 reached $80 million.
It has an impressive rating of 3.9/5.
4. SkyKing Courier
Founded in 1976, by Ganesh Prasad Biyani and Sanwarmal Biyani, SkyKing has been providing efficient courier, shipping, and parcel delivery across India, ever since 1976. It is the fastest courier & parcel delivery service in India and the most trusted professional delivery and shipping company. The logistics organization has close to 60 employees and its revenue for FY20 reached $8 million.
It has over 100 thousand app downloads on Google Play Store with an impressive rating of 3.0/5.
5. TM International Logistics
Founded in 2002, TM International Logistics Limited (TMILL) is an international logistics provider formed as a joint venture company of Tata Steel Limited, NYK Holding (Europe) BV, and IQ Martrade. The Company currently operates from its offices across various cities in India and overseas offices in UAE, Germany, and China. The logistics organization has close to 160 employees and its revenue for FY20 reached $1 million.
It has an impressive rating of 4.6/5.
Founded in 1991, by Samir Ghosh, Transafe engages in the business of leasing containers for road and rail transportation of goods. Initiated with the simple idea to offer comprehensive logistics solutions, Transafe Services Limited today is a well-known name in the Indian domestic logistics industry as well as in international shipping. The logistics organization has close to 100 employees. ICICI Venture had acquired Transafe on Sep 1, 2004, for ₹10M. Its revenue for FY20 reached $26 million.
It has an impressive rating of 4.1/5.
Founded in 2020, by Amit Arora, LoadExx is a technology-powered logistics company that provides last-mile logistics with light electric vehicles. It is focused on aggregating Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs’) used in last-mile transportation, deliveries, and pickups. The fleet it aggregates is majorly electric. The logistics organization has close to 10 employees. The Key investor of the logistics company is Third Derivative. Its revenue for FY20 reached $986000.
It has over 100 app downloads on Google Play Store with an impressive rating of 2.5/5.
Founded in 2019 by Ramesh Shastri and Rinki Bose, KlikPick is a professional pickup and delivery, and errand service providing company. The logistics organization has close to 10 employees and its revenue for FY20 reached $1 Million.
It has an impressive rating of 3.4/5.
9. Paybulls Technologies Private Limited
Founded in 2018, by Manish Sood and Arun Kumar Pandey, Paybulls is a single GST Enabled Platform for transport and logistics need. Transparent pricing and GPS Live Tracking assure your goods are delivered on the scheduled time. The logistics organization has close to 2 employees.
It has over 5+ app downloads on Google Play Store with an impressive rating of 3.1/5
10. TYGR APP
Founded in 2015, by Aditya Poddar and Dipanjan Purkayastha, TYGR App is a mobile app that automates taxis, delivery services, trucks, and ambulances. Tygr is India’s only multi-mode logistics app platform offering automating taxis, hyper-local delivery services, trucks, ambulances, and much more through a simple and easy-to-use app interface. The logistics organization has close to 50 employees and has raised a total of $3 Million as funding, the latest being $3 Million on 2nd December 2016. With Franchise India Holdings Limited as its key investor, the revenue for FY20 reached $22.7 million per employee.
It has an impressive rating of 4.4/5.
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Author: Priyanka Mohata