5 interesting Indian startups that shut down after a short-lived success!

5 interesting Indian startups that shut down after a short-lived success!


1. Deliverwith.me:
Deliver with Me was a contemporary courier system for crowd sourcing eCommerce Delivery that seeks the service of travelers to deliver the packages to the concerned party swiftly and safely.
Ecommerce companies incentivize travelers through coupons, discounts, vouchers and freebies. It’s simple, fun, convenient and cost-effective.

The process:

  • Traveler posts his trip on portal easily or forwards trip confirmation email from Makemytrip, Cleartrip, etc. to postmytrip@deliverwith.me
  • Ecommerce retailer packages his goods and hands over to Deliverwith.me. Deliverwith.me finds travelers and hands over the package to traveler at airport.
  • Traveler Checks in Baggage and Lands in Destination.
  • Package handed over to Deliverwith.me staff at the drop off point at the destination airport.
  • Deliverwith.me does last mile delivery to ecommerce shopper.

(source: Inc42)

2. Dazo:
Dazo (previously Tapcibo) started as an online restaurant or internet-based kitchen and pivoted to an aggregator of select restaurants.

Dazo had raised an undisclosed amount of funding in April 2015 from Google India chief Rajan Anandan, Amazon’s country manager Amit Agarwal, Commonfloor founder Sumit Jain, TaxiForSure founder Aprameya Radhakrishna and former FreeCharge chief executive Alok Goel.

“We were scaling up and were looking to get into more cities, but were short on capital. At some point we felt we were lagging behind other players and decided to quit,” said Shashaank Singhal, chief executive of Dazo.

They are reportedly working on a new product now.
(source: Business Standard)

3. Muziboo:
Started in 2007 as a platform to connect musicians around the world and build a community that could help/inspire them, Muziboo.com claimed to have over 5.4 lakh registered users and more than 2 lakh uploads. The portal had 17 million visits (spanning 238 countries) since 2010, and allowed users to upload music and share it on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

According to the company, it had been receiving a number of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices from different labels. These DMCA requests were sent to the company along with its hosting provider. Hetzner in turn warned the company about the DMCA requests, before finally shutting Muziboo down in 2014.

4. PayZippy:
PayZippy was a smart payment product built by Flipkart, which made it extremely safe and easy to pay online. It required you to just save your card details (like card number, expiry date, name, etc.) once with PayZippy and use it securely on any website without typing or sharing this sensitive information on the website.

According to multiple sources, PayZippy did not perform as expected, and was shut down in 2014, after Flipkart made an undisclosed amount of investment in Ngpay – a mobile payment app.

5. Bluegape Lifestyle:
Bluegape Lifestyle was a two-and-a-half year-old startup which came out of a dorm room at IIT Kanpur, in August 2011. They started off by selling personalized posters, and ventured deeper into fan made merchandise, which was sold on all the leading e-commerce platforms – Flipkart, Amazon and SnapDeal.

The company shut doors last year, and completely changed their Business model to a visual model platform, and raised funding again in April 2015.




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