Weekly Spotlight | 5 Indian Start-ups you should know about.

Weekly Spotlight | 5 Indian Start-ups you should know about.


Cupick-Artist-Marketplace1. Cupick:
Cupick was launched as a private beta platform on 20th August, 2014 and gone public on 21st October, 2014. It currently has more than 2500 artworks uploaded, 350+ artists using the platform and a total of 1000+ registered artists. The portal claims to have 75 percent of its artists from Indian whereas the rest are from US, Europe and other countries.

At Cupick, the artists decides their price, the artwork they wish to make available, and the products they wants to sell. The platform provides artists with unique features to protect their work such as metadata encoding, watermarking and download protection tools. The copyright to the artwork is always retained with the artist. Cupick has adopted a minimal theory to UI design to provide a simple and intuitive user experience.

17709_large2. Delhivery:
Founded in 2011 by five co -founders-Sahil Barua, Mohit Tandon, B havesh Manglani, Suraj Saharan and Kapil Bharati, Delhivery started as an express logistics service provider in Delhi NCR. By 2012 the team had already expanded from a meagre size of 150 personnel to a team comprising more than 1000 individuals working effectively to make the startup a success. After providing their services to Delhi, the company branched out to Chennai and by 2013 it reached about 130 cities in the country including Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalor e and in a span of just two years, extended to having more than 2500 employees.

Today, with the traffic of handling 51000 products per day, the startup is gradually but steadily making a progress in the logistics sector.

Medstar3. Medstar:
offers the convenience of doorstep delivery of genuine medicines at discounted prices in and around Hyderabad. This online pharmacy was founded with the purpose of helping people who are in regular need of medications.

While almost 30% of drugs in the market today are unfortunately tampered with, Medstar -guarantees the supply of 100% genuine medicines only. An authentic batch number accompanies each and every receipt of the medicines delivered to its customers. A discount of 15% can be availed on most of the branded products and the discount can even go up to 30% for the specialty items, surgical as well as generic products. The shipping of all products is done free of cost.

Medstar’s online pharmacy boasts of a wide range of medicines from all popular brands of pharmacy, surgical, disposables, anti-cancer and general healthcare products by Indian and International companies under one roof. Their medical warehouse is manned by certified and qualified pharmacists who process every order placed with utmost care and compliance, leaving room for no errors.

Licensed from the State Drug Control Administration, Medstar also offers value added services such as free SMS reminders, blood pressure and sugar level checking to its customers.

Axsiom-Domains4. Axsiom:
Three years ago, IIM-C graduate Prakhar Bindal started Axsiom– India’s first and only private open-ended alternative investment fund that invests in domains. The Mumbai based entrepreneur’s first big break was buying the domain name Hangouts.net for $2 and selling it for $1200, making a massive 600 times return on his investment. The company has sold over 3500 domain names out of which more than 850 are owned by the start-up directly.

The start-up has also catered to Walt Disney by procuring a premium domain name in the childcare segment for the company. Since then, the network has sold names to several Fortune 500 companies. The startup is expected to organize the second edition of the World Domain Day in 2015 and is also considering making the event international and exploring new markets.

.5. Jugnoo:
In the midst of all the cab services available in India, there are a multitude of people commuting via autos every day and their rides are fret with logistical issues. Tardiness, rude behavior, haggling for fare rates and unavailability are common problems faced by the economical commuter who wants the streamlined process of an Uber cab but cannot afford it.

Keeping eyes on all these problems faced, Jugnoo was launched with the thought of using on demand technology and bring an app which can be used to call an auto anywhere, anytime with click of a button while ensuring that the rates are cheaper than the comparable rates charged by auto drivers in a locality.

The app was launched by Samar Singla, the CEO and Founder in September, 2014 at BigMobilityConf organised by NextBigWhat.

Jugnoo raised an Angel round investment of INR 7.3 million last year and has 12 member team working on the product, customer care and marketing.

This article has been adapted from TheStartupJournal.

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Weekly Spotlight | 5 Indian Start-ups you should know about.
Weekly Spotlight | 5 Indian Start-ups you should know about.
Weekly Spotlight | 5 Indian Start-ups you should know about.




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