Food lovers in India have never had it better; the recent times have seen an explosion in the variety of cuisine, experiments with formats that meet convenient and luxurious needs and an infusion of technology to better logistics on all levels. While entrepreneurs are vying with each other to come up with the next big idea, investors too, seem excited about this space as food businesses have begun to show lasting power by achieving scale
Riyaaz Amlani of Smoke House Deli indicates that the way forward for him will be to focus on the café model. He believes online food businesses will have minimal impact on offline restaurants
Helion Ventures-backed Mast Kalandar restricts the adoption of technology to improve backend operations and improving delivery mechanism. In the coming months it plans to expand its presence in the global markets and increase its domestic presence to 300 outlets in 10 cities in the next three years
FRSH, which delivers fresh food ordered online, was started in January 2014 by two friends from IIT Delhi, Badal Goel and Sumit Kumar. Goel ran a food venture for more than two years before starting FRSH and manages product menu, procurement, and kitchen operations at the current startup. Kumar manages technology, marketing and logistics operations.
Backed by India Quotient, Holachef is an online food platform that crowd sources Chefs in Mumbai to cook and deliver homemade, preservative-free food to customers
Flavour Labs presently runs two gourmet-themed trucks, Kobri and Hoppers, in the NCR region. In the next two years, it aims to initiate many more Indian cities to this concept of fun dining
Jaydeep Barman and Kallol Banerjee were engineering graduates from Jadavpur University, who later pursued their masters in business administration, from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and INSEAD, France. Frequent travels abroad introduced them to the QSR format, and as the two missed the street food of Kolkata, they decided to start a QSR in Pune in 2003, to offer fresh, desi wraps and rolls.
Though an agricultural economy, Indian harvesting and post harvesting technology is quite outdated. Aspada Investments-backed LEAF aims to correct this while simultaneously benefiting the farmers and the consumersread more
Sequoia-backed outdoor gear equipment brand, Wildcraft, became commercial after a decade of starting up. Today, it is focussing on building outdoor gear as a separate industry in India and foraying into regions such as the Middle-East and South-East Asia which have similar requirements as Indiaread more
Clonect, with backing from former Infosys honchos V Balakrishnan and TV Mohandas Pai, aims to build a unique software for regulatory compliance management. Their secret weapon: the founding team’s years of experience in several CFO and CIO related processesread more
By adding to its product portfolio, growing the domestic market and expanding into the U.S., Sapience Analytics, aims to become a Rs. 100 crore company by 2020read more
By addressing the entire process of technology delivery, Smart Play Technologies has made its place in the top three players of India’s semiconductor services industry. With an annual growth rate of 30 per cent (year-on-year) it aims to record a turnover of US $100 million in the next two yearsread more
Zodius Capital-backed Antuit Technologies has adopted a hybrid model (of being resource and product driven) to offer end-to-end analytics solutions in the supply chain and marketing domains. With a dual focus on the U.S. and Asia Pacific, it has designed several strategies with aspirations to become a market leader in the global analytics spaceread more
In conversation with Mindtree’s Rostow Ravanan and Vivek Rana, CEO of The Practice, on the art and science of opening up a startup’ s communication channels across various stakeholders.read more
Bengaluru-based BinBag was founded with the vision of disposing electronic waste in an environment-friendly manner. In the past three months, it has partnered with residents, NGOs and companies and helped generate 650 kg of e-wasteread more
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