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7 “New Business Ideas” For You This Week (12-18 Nov. 2018)

20/11/2018
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S.No. Startup Ideas Founded In Founder Funding Amount
1 DriveU 2015 Ashok Shastry, Rahm Shastry, Amulmeet Chadha $972K
2 INTECH 2012 Sridhar Balaram Undisclosed
3 Fresh Rooms 2017 Ashutosh Giri $417K
4 Perpule 2016 Abhinav Pathak, Saketh BSV, Sathya Narayanan, Yogesh Ghaturle $4.7 million
5 Biizlo 2017 Vikram Mahadevan, Nishant Katyal $500K
6 Hoi Foods 2017 Indrajeet Roy $500K
7 CleanseCar 2018 Kalyandhar Vinukonda, Pratibha Shalini $487K

Consumer Internet Industry

1) DriveU

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Founded: 2015

Founder: Ashok Shastry, Rahm Shastry, Amulmeet Chadha

Funding raised: $972K

Summary: Bengaluru-based DriveU is India’s most popular on-demand private drivers service provider. It lets you become a driving partner on our platform and earn by driving our customers’ cars.

It has raised venture round of funding from the Silicon Valley-based Stevens Creek Ventures.

Future Planning: The startup plans to deploy the funds to combine its position in the existing markets and to new locations. Moreover, it will also help DriveU to move closer to the breakeven.

2) INTECH

Founded: 2012

Founder: Sridhar Balaram

Funding raised: Undisclosed

Summary: Bengaluru-based INTECH is among the pioneers in metal 3D printing in India and already supplies software solutions for DMG’s selective laser melting machines, among others.  It has raised funding from DMG MORI for a 30% stake in the company.

Future Planning: DMG MORI AG is looking to strengthen its global footprint in India and accelerating its innovation in additive manufacturing. The company is aggressively pushing ahead with integrated solutions along the whole generative manufacturing process chain.

3) Fresh Rooms

Founded: 2017

Founder: Ashutosh Giri

Funding raised: $417K

Summary: Delhi-based sanitation startup Fresh Rooms is world’s first-of-its-kind model of the pay-and-use washroom, which promises a luxurious and hygienic space to freshen up with added advantages of Café, Luggage room, rest rooms, etc. It has raised its fresh funding from an undisclosed angel investor

Future Planning: Funding will be used to expand the brand to the key cities and busiest destinations of the country.

E-commerce Industry

4) Perpule

perpule

Founded: 2016

Founder: Abhinav Pathak, Saketh BSV, Sathya Narayanan, Yogesh Ghaturle

Funding raised: $4.7 million

Summary: Bengaluru-based omnichannel retail tech startup Perpule is a self-checkout product for retail outlets to improve the shopping experience of the customers.

It has raised funding in its Series A funding from Prime Venture Partners, Kalaari Capital and Venture Highway.

Future Planning: The startup plans to use the Series A funding for major expansion into thousands of retail outlets across 10 cities in the next year.

Technology Industry

5) Biizlo

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Founded: 2017

Founder: Vikram Mahadevan, Nishant Katyal

Funding raised: $500K

Summary: Mumbai-based Biizlo is a smart and efficient mobile security app for residents staying in housing societies, condominiums and gated communities. It has raised $500K in its first angel round funding led by the Eagle Group.

Future Planning: The startup plans to use the funding to exponentially increase sales on a realigned growth strategy in terms of operations, marketing & technology.

Food & Beverage Industry

6) Hoi Foods

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Founded: 2017

Founder: Indrajeet Roy

Funding raised: $500K

Summary: Gurugram-based comfort food company Hoi Foods is India’s first hotel dedicated food brand which promises great in room dining experience in budget hotels

It has raised funding in its Pre Series A round led by 1Crowd with the participation of other investors including Gemba Capital and Prime Holdings.

Future Planning: The firm plans to use funds for geographical expansion and building a more integrated food solution in the backend.

Automobile Industry

7) CleanseCar

cleansecar

Founded: 2018

Founder: Kalyandhar Vinukonda, Pratibha Shalini

Funding raised: $487K

Summary: Bengaluru-based car wash company CleanseCar is the simplest and most trustworthy car care solution to keep your car clean at your doorstep, every day.

It has raised its angel funding from Venture Catalysts including Omphalos Venture India LLP, Rishabh Mahimtura, Anil Patel, Vishal Brambhatt and others participated in the round.

Future Planning: The startup aims to organize and simplify the daily car wash industry, improving the woes of the many car owners in apartments and gated communities.

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