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

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

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Did you check out the Weekly Spotlight last week? Check out the 5 Indian Start-ups you should know about, that we covered previously.

1. Vidooly:
Launched by Subrat Kar, Ajay Mishra and Nishant Radia back in November 2014, Vidooly is a YouTube intelligent marketing and analytics suite which enables content creators, brands to maximize their YouTube organic views. The suite helps the creators to build an audience base and earn more revenues from their YouTube channels.

Since it’s beta launch in November 2014, Vidooly has now over 2,000 YouTube channels in their client list which includes Bollywood Hungama, India Food Network and six MNCs to name a few and nearly 120,000 videos are uploaded every month through Vidooly’s network.

They recently raised a funding of $1 Million funding from Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). The funding will be used for product development, team expansion and client acquisition.

HomesCart-1024x4592. Homescart:
Ventured by IIT Delhi Alumni Gaurav Goyal, Homescart, the portal works purely on brokerage model, but unlike any other competitor they have introduced a feature of CASH BACK. As per the model if a customer uses a voucher generated by Homescart while buying a home, he is entitled to cash back up to 2% of the value he paid.

The other major feature of Homescart is that, they are marketing only Builder owned projects unlike other Online Portals in the industry, which focus into multiple segments like rental, PG, Re-sale. By doing this, the portal has succeeded in avoiding the chaos witnessed by large section of buyers. Since its launch in March 2015 Homescart have built up vast database of Pre-launch and Under Construction projects along with the projects that are ready for Possession. Focusing specifically on Builder owned projects has helped the start-up to collect and provide authentic and legitimate information about each and every project and the related paperwork.

smartowner-640x3593. SmartOwner:
SmartOwner addresses the needs of a property investor by identifying the parts of the country that are growing the fastest and bringing deeply discounted properties in those locations to its clients.

SmartOwner’s business model is an interesting one. Imagine going to a top developer and negotiating on a property. If you are good, you can probably get a 3% to 5% discount on the market price. Now, imagine going to the same developer with 10 of your friends who all want to buy. The developer will give you a bigger discount – perhaps around 6% to 8%. SmartOwner takes the power of groups to a whole new level – it brings together hundreds or thousands of property investors and negotiates steep discounts that can be as much as 30% below the market price. In this way, the power of crowds is harnessed to get properties at prices that are unavailable in the market.

TeerCounter-Teer-Results-and-Lottery4. TeerCounter:
Known to a very few, Teer is a game of dreams and gambling played in the state of Meghalaya wherethe sport of archery is intrinsic. In Shillong at around 4 p.m. and again at around 5 p.m., the Khasi archers assemble around a cylindrical target made out of bamboo thatch. For the next three minutes they shoot at the target, after which the total numbers of arrows that have hit the target are counted. Out of the total, the last two digits are taken as the winning number. The 4 and 5 p.m. sessions are considered the first and second round of this game respectively.

To take this ancient game mainstream and to provide information regarding Teer, AnkurPriyadarshan, an MBA from NITIE and BE from NU started TeerCounter back in 2014.

TeerCounter is a portal which publishes the “Teer” results  and lottery results for lotteries operated by the govts. Of Maharashtra, Nagaland, Kerala, Manipur, Punjab, Sikkim, Manipur and Arunachal as soon as they are announced. Apart from the results, it also has a prediction game, a social network, analytics, previous results, calendar, online shopping etc. Though the website doesn’t sell any tickets for the game currently but Ankur claims to have the necessary tie-ups in place and is working on getting the sale of tickets and prize-claim settlement online before the end of Jun’ 15. .

Creative-for-divinity-720x2205. WheresMyPandit:
Incepted in July 2014 to overcome the difficulties faced by Hindus for following their religion without any hassles or concerns, Mr. Arun Poddar, a CA by profession with 7 years of entrepreneurial experience, initiated a venture very close to his heart i.e. WheresMyPandit.com.

Over the period of last 11 months, the team of Where’s My Pandit has screened, tried and tested over 3000 Pandits across India and shortlisted around 500 best Panditjis based upon their experience, proficiency and qualification. And, the best part is the Panditjis are sent as per the Client’s specifications of location, faith and parlance. Moreover, even the Samagris required for the Pujas is handled by them. Since its inception it has performed over 500 Pujas across India and aims at catering to all locations across India with its quality Pandit services.

Recently, they also activated their E-Puja segment which assists Hindus from anywhere in the Globe to perform a Puja through video conferencing with expert guidance from their Panditji which is well-supported by their technical team.

This article has been adapted from TheStartupJournal.

You should also check out other previous featured startups:
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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