Nityaa Labs (incorporated as Nityaa Technosys Pvt Ltd) is a startup based in Pune. They are building AirStream, a personal cloud, which brings all your personal content stored on computers & Hard-Drives on your mobile devices.
Today in a post-PC world, we use smartphones & tablets for almost everything. But there is a problem – over the years we have our personal content stored in computers & hard-drives. And if we wish to access them on our mobile devices, we have very few options. AirStream makes it very easy to browse & stream computer content over the home-wifi network, without occupying precious mobile space. Now whether it is enjoying media or accessing work documents, your content will always be there with you. AirStream currently available only for Android, has over more than 75,000 downloads with majority users from US & Europe. You can try out AirStream from here – http://airstream.io
Founders of Airstream
Jitin Pillai – From a very early age, Jitin had a zeal for technology & how stuff worked around us. Overtime this culminated into entrepreneurial passion. Jitin handles the product development of AirStream & heads Business Development.
Agnimitra Pathak – Enjoys experiences of life which is also reflected in Agni’s learning curve of User Experience Design. Agni looks after the UI design & User Experience of the AirStream. Passionate inclination towards technology adds to his field of work.
Browntape.com is a service that helps online merchants to sell on multiple Indian marketplaces. It integrates with eBay, Amazon, Shopclues, Flipkart and others to bring the merchant’s orders from various channels into one single console from where they can manage shipping, maintain central inventory and see a common sales analytics. Very soon, sellers will also be able to list & re-price products on these marketplaces from Browntape. Browntape is based in Goa. It is working closely with some top rated eBay sellers & a few large brands to test its product on the floor.
Founders of Browntape
Gurpreet Singh is a Computer Science Engineer and an MBA from Symbiosis. Before Browntape, he was heading a services company called DotAhead which partnered with large clients like Kotak, Microsoft, Meru Cabs and Landmark Group for strategic web projects. He worked with Piyush for 4 years at DotAhead. At Browntape, he looks after business and marketing. Gurpreet enjoys firing up the barbecue and playing the drums.
Piyush Goel is a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from University of Portsmouth, UK. Before Browntape, he was leading a UX team at DotAhead. There, he led design projects like Merucabs.com and Kotak.com and more. While studying, Piyush was selling stuff online to make ends meet. The seeds of the idea were sown back then. At Browntape, he makes sure that their user experience is nothing short of world-class. Piyush likes to hit the clubs whenever he gets an opportunity to.
Ian Morgan is a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from University of Portsmouth, UK. Before Browntape, he was a lead engineer at GE Global Research Center building machine learning software to predict faults in aviation engines. He has also worked at Flame Marine, Singapore to build software to predict faults in marine engines. Back at the university, he would write small tools to help his friends, like Piyush, sell online. At Browntape, he is in-charge of the core technical architecture. Ian is great with the camera and cooks a mean potato mash.
ClinchPad is an alternative to traditional CRMs and is built for small teams looking tobreak away from a cluster of spreadsheets to a more organized way of tracking leads. It believes that the user interaction should be as simple as possible so that it is effortlessly adopted. It provides a new way of tracking leads by shifting focus from data entry to converting leads into deals. ClinchPad is ideal for all kinds of organizations and is confident that it can disrupt the $18B CRM industry that hasn’t changed its approach much since 2005.
Founder of ClinchPad
Cheenu Madan has a Bachelors degree from Delhi College of Engineering and a Masters degree from University of Florida in Computer Engineering. He has experience in building SaaS products from the ground up, having been a part of the core team at Bloomberg that launched Bloomberg Law.
DocsApp is a professional messaging platform for doctors to share images, videos and test reports of patients. Doctors can use DocsApp to discuss and collaborate treatment plan with each other on the mobile. DocsApp platform has various features such as patient centric grouping, easy to use medical templates to increase productivity and reduce turn-around times.
The app also ensures secure transmission and storage of patient health information. Xray/CT/MRI DICOM images can be sent through our web app to doctor’s Android/IOS mobile.
Founders of DocsApp
Satish Kannan graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (B.Tech.,M.Tech., Electrical Engg), and has worked with Philips Healthcare. As a student, Satish was involved in various Co-curricular and student technical activities, was a member of organizing team of annual technical festival of IITM, and was in the executive wing of Centre for Innovation, a student run innovation Centre for building technical products.
Enbasekar graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Madras(B.Tech., M.Tech., Electrical Engg), and previously worked with Healthcare Technology Innovation Center(HTIC) of IIT-Madras on Diabetic Retinopathy Diagnosis software besides working on a consultancy project for CSTRI(Council for Science and Technology for Rural India). He has experience in Product design & Software development (mobile & web).
Flinto is a theme-based monthly activity box for 3-7 years old, designed to engage children in a meaningful way at home. Every month is a new interesting theme, filled with fresh activities and books, delivered to your doorstep. The best part, we include ALL the materials required, simple ‘’how to’’ guides and contents. Designed by early child development experts, activity developers and experiential learning leaders, Flinto box has careful selection of contents that cover numerous development areas including fine motor, cognitive and gross motor, creativity, exploration, language, and social skills. Parents can now be less worried about buying fun learning kits every month. Once they subscribe, rest assured, Flinto will take care of their child’s developmental needs!
Founders of Flinto
Arunprasad Durairaj (right) previously worked for Samsung Corp. in its M&A group in Korea. Prior to Samsung, Arun worked in an early stage VC firm in Boston and did his MBA from Dartmouth (Tuck School.)
Vijaybabu Gandhi (left) previously worked for a number of high tech companies including July Systems, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle before starting Flinto with Arun. Arun & Vijay are friends for 6+ years now and previously co-founded Zinghopper
PosterGully.com is a rapidly growing online marketplace powered by artists from around the world. An e-commerce platform that enables artists to easily offer their art for sale as art prints, iPhone cases, home décor, t-shirts and a variety of other high quality products. With more than a million unique visitors, 40,000+ transactions, 35,000+ SKUs, the brand has managed to gain a huge mind-share within their target audience. The company now ships to over 163 countries, has mobile shopping apps on iOS and Android & a customization platform called the PosterGully Design Studio.
Founders of PosterGully
Bharat Sethi is a start-up and tech enthusiast with special interests in understanding customer behaviour, e-commerce, and retail design. He founded PosterGully in early 2012 as India’s first fan merchandise store powered by designers. Since then he’s been integral in getting over a million users to the unique marketplace with unusually high conversion rate & gross margins. The team bootstrapped to $175,000 in nine months before being incubated & raising funds from GSF India. The company grew twenty times in top line under his leadership to become the default merchandise store within its target audience in a short span of time. He’s a hardcore negotiator & salesman with seven years of experience in selling online; including highly profitable Ebay stores.
Bharat holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Delhi (2011). He enjoys running, watching documentaries, quizzing & discovering new artists on Soundcloud. Deeply interested in digital marketing & world politics, he’s a keen follower of usability design trends that shape how people interact with spaces around them.
Specialties: E-commerce Strategy, Scale-up & Turnaround, Online Customer behaviour, Product launch, Customer insights & Alliances
Around 88,00,000 empty car seats occupy the roads of 7 large cities of India. RidingO aims to fill all those empty seats with other car owners, two wheeler drivers who are exposed to pollution, and commuters who struggle with jam-packed buses. RidingO’s online platform allows people from reputed companies to safely share rides in their car with other trustworthy people with similar background using a patent-able route matching algorithm. Passengers and drivers share the cost of the trip via an innovative fuel-based payment system and remove the awkwardness of physical cash exchange between strangers.
Founders of RidingO
Srivatsan has 6 years experience in programming. Before taking the plunge, he was working in HP R&D division, where 2 of his patents were filed in Cloud Printing technology. He has also coded end-to-end applications in freelance assignments before ridingO. He is an Engineering graduate from Anna University.
Vardhan has 3 years of experience in Statistical Modelling and Analytics. He has worked for Citibank and for Analytics start-up Marketelligent, where he worked on models for CPG Marketing, Lending, Charity and Inventory management. He is an Engineer with a Masters in Economics from Gokhale Institute.
Presha Paragash is from Malaysia and has profound global exposure. She was an Associate Director at UBS in the London office and primarily focused on M&A transactions. She recently graduated from Wharton with an MBA, specialising in Entrepreneurship and Operations and previously studied in London School of Economics and Political Science. Presha is also an Angel Investor at Zostel.
Swym is a service that enables consumers to easily receive and manage targeted promotional emails from their favorite Retailers, on their mobile devices. Email is a popular channel for promotional marketing, with both Consumers and Retailers. Swym transforms marketing email from Retailers into an engaging format that enhances the experience for Consumers, enabling an enjoyable experience. In the process, Swym also helps Retailers improve the effectiveness of these marketing campaigns. Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Swym (http://swym.it) is founded by senior executives from Microsoft, Yahoo and Amazon. The Swym iPhone app was recently launched for the US market, and an Android app is coming soon.
Founder of Swym
Arvind is the Founder and CEO of Swym Corporation. Prior to Swym, Arvind held several senior management roles at both Microsoft and Yahoo, and was most recently leading an Incubation effort in the Digital Advertising Products group at Microsoft. Earlier in his career, he followed his entrepreneurial instincts and co-founded OrderMonger.com, a cloud-based Internet offering for local small-businesses in India that enabled them to take their business online. OrderMonger.com was nominated to TATA NEN’s Hottest Start-ups in India list in its first year. Arvind earned a B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Masters in Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Timesaverz (www.timesaverz.com) is India’s first curated marketplace of home-services using technology to connect busy individuals with background checked and skill set verified service providers. Timesaverz is organizing a very unorganized service market by standardizing processes and pricing. Operational for the last 15 months, it has garnered a sizeable customer base in Mumbai attracting repeat purchases from young working couples, their primary target audience. Positioned as a one-stop destination for home-services, the company covers 75% of the home services requirements like cleaning tasks, appliances repair and servicing, handymen jobs and errand co-ordination. Timesaverz is expanding operations into 2 more cities this year.
Founders of Timesaverz
Debadutta Upadhyaya (Deb) – Media professional with over 16 years of experience across companies like The Times of India, Yahoo! India and Vdopia Inc., leading teams across diverse senior management portfolios. She has been at the forefront, building winning businesses grounds up across Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups. A university topper, she was awarded the Yahoo! Ratna Award and Indira Super Achievers’ award during her corporate stint before she ventured out on her entrepreneurial journey setting up timesaverz.com
Lovnish Bhatia- With over 16 years in media, he comes with an exemplary service record leading teams in the area of technology, business development and operations management across some blue-chip media companies like Aptech, Sony Entertainment, NDTV Media, Viacom 18 and Vdopia Inc. He is credited with setting up digital properties of some of the best media companies, playing the role of a digital evangelist.
Tinysurprise is a curated marketplace for gifting items. With plethora of options growing in gifting industry, tinysurprise puts its focus only on two categories – Unique gifts & wonderful baked goods procured from home bakers across India. Every product displayed is curated by the team to ensure that it depicts the emotions that customers want to convey. Some of the popular gifts include Fish bowls, angry bird cupcakes, QR code love cookies etc.
Founder of Tinysurprise
Vijay worked with Borland Software Corporation before starting tinysurprise.com, a direct result of his pain with poor gifting options when he was engaged. He previously built SMSnoodle, an SMS based entertainment channel @iaccelerator IIM-A in 2008. Insead and Martell in Singapore also chose him as one of the top 10 creative business guys. He holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from NTU Singapore and a Bachelors degree from University of Madras. A strong supporter of CSK, Vijay keeps thinking about improving his fitness (read as reducing weight) when he is not thinking about tinysurprise.
Trip Tern is an automatic trip planner. Users just have to select city, number of days, interests and budget and it automatically prepares the most optimal itinerary. It considers transit time, opening and closing hours of places while preparing itinerary. It also allows travelers to archive their most valuable memories and share it with their family and friends.
Founders of Trip Tern
Shailendra Sason has a bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad in Information Technology. Prior to TripTern he has worked at India Software Labs IBM Lotus team, where he held a number of positions ranging from Team Lead to Single Point of Contact. Experienced in Project Management, he was a member of the IBM’s Agile Global Leadership Team and has a patent in Web architecture.
Anand Mohan has completed his Bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad. During college, he has worked as Research Intern in Technological Development for Indian Languages (TDIL), a collaborative program between Indian Government and IIIT-Allahabad. Before founding TripTern, he has worked with Hewlett Packard Labs and Oracle Server Technology Group. He has expertise in UI, UX and Machine Learning.
Anupam Pathak has a bachelor degree from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad in Information Technology. Anupam has core expertise in Natural Language Processing, Compiler Design, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. He has worked at Microsoft’s Bing Search Development Center and Oracle’s Business Intelligent Team. He also worked as a research member in Technology Development for Indian Languages (TDIL) Programme initiated by the Govt. of India.