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Top Online Food Ordering & Delivery Platforms of 2019

The food industry has grown with an astounding speed over the years and it is assumed that online food delivery would increase by 30% yearly from 2017 to 2022 across the world. The growth of online food portals like Grubhub, Food Panda, Zomato, etc. has taken the attention of Entrepreneurs who are looking to invest in the food delivery industry. As we are approaching towards 2019 and if you are looking to enter into this fast-growing industry in the following year, then this list of best online food ordering and delivery platforms can help you in many ways. Note: The list of platforms that I am going to share here, are the readymade solutions by which you can start an online food ordering and delivery business like Zomato, GrubHub, in a few hours. 1) YoYumm  Top Features:- Multi-vendor or ...

4 reasons why angel investors are attracted towards startups that use CRM

Nobody can deny the significance of a startup investment. Investment is rewarding, both financially and professionally. It infuses the startup with fresh energy, and the startup can hire better people, deploy better infrastructure, and improve its existing product. Some startups bootstrap their way to growth, but most others need external investment to scale up. Angel investors don’t just bring money – they also bring knowledge and a larger network which the startup can benefit from. Obviously, investors want something in return. They want reassurance that their investment is not just safe, but will also grow exponentially. This reassurance comes not from hollow promises and complex presentation decks, but from credibility. When a startup can back its claims with factual data, it establish...

A Modern Ecommerce Platform to Start an Online Grocery Store and App

Grocery shopping wasn’t easy and simple, till the internet came into existence. Today, one can get groceries delivered at their doorstep with a few taps on the mobile screen or a desktop. All this has been made possible with modern technology solutions, as they have completely transformed the way people buy groceries. Growcer is a powerful & advanced e-commerce platform to start an online grocery store. It is a turnkey solution which is specially built to launch an online grocery store & app. This platform has innovative features inbuilt in the system and comes at a reasonable price. Here are some innovative and latest features of Growcer: Features:       Cart Sharing    •    Custom Delivery    •    Repeat Order    •    Social Media Profiles Integration    •    Search Engine Friend...

A PEEK AT SOME EVOLVING TRENDS IN THE B2C START-UP SPACE

Had a great afternoon as a jury member for the 100th Product showcase session of NASSCOM. This session was about B2C #startups and it was extremely interesting to see the variety of domains and technologies. Great work done by NASSCOM in giving a platform of peers for these ventures.  Read more about it in my blog post   A peek at some evolving trends in the B2C start-up space – RheinBrücke | Blog 

Opportunity to be featured in NASSCOM report on AR/VR

NASSCOM is working on a report on Immersive Market in India – covering Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. On the basis of our findings, we intend to lend a perspective to the consumers of the report – Players (incl. start-ups), Consumers, Government the movement and progression in the Industry, and the market for this; A detailed Industry Analysis of Immersive Media, Opportunities for Market Players and recommendations on Policy and Regulations to ensure that the industry thrives and meets the global levels of growth.   Who can participate? Interactivity Enablers: Companies developing tools for interaction with AR/VR content through natural gestures   Development Tools: Companies providing tools for AR/VR development like depth sensors, engines to understand the environment, and AR/VR ...

The Final Countdown: Best Practices for a Successful Launch

A new product or service launch is perhaps the most adrenalin-pumping engagement for a marketer. Rock hard deadlines, stakeholders from multiple functions and levels within the organization and the attention from market, competition and clients leaves zero scope for errors. You just have to get it right.  Here are some best practices for a successful launch from a self-proclaimed launch specialist!   Have a Project Plan in Place: A launch is a complex engagement involving stakeholders from multiple levels within and outside the organization. Solution leads, delivery teams, business leads, senior management, corporate communications, media relations, analyst relations, social media, internal communications-it really can’t get bigger than this. With so many touch points and dependencies, it’...

NASSCOM Survey for SaaS industry in India

We are reaching out to you to request your insights and inputs on a study being undertaken by NASSCOM to understand the Software as a service (SaaS) Industry in India and the market opportunities therein. On the basis of our findings, we intend to recommend to the players in the SaaS value chain (incl. start-ups) the emerging trends, verticals/ segments, business models, opportunities & challenges, policy/ regulatory support required and key success factors expected to shape this market. As a part of the study, we request you to fill in your responses to the attached survey questionnaire (excel file) to help us better understand your business and the Industry in general and would appreciate a response by 7th August, the latest, to enable us to include your views in the report. No compa...

Transitioning from services company to product company?

As Indian Product footprint grows, many services companies are working to transition to a product company. I personally have known a friend (running a services company) struggling with this transition (to product). My product background (no funding so far) Founded Hireplug: Social Recruiting Platform (B2B) 300 companies used it in 10 countries. 10 paying customers from India/UK. Built with a small team of 3 members. Featured on ET Now TV Show. Built Lifetime.fm: Group video chat system (B2C). Built the product single-handedly. 5000 monthly active users. Used by a top 10 rock bands in the USA. Built Classmint.com: Study Notes Creation System (B2C, US EdTech space) 50k monthly active users. 100+ schools in the USA used it. Recurring revenue to cover infra. costs. Helped thousands of students...

Re: Been contemplating to use a team collaboration chat app for my entity. Can any one suggest the best app?

Your Project Management Platform’s chat feature can be used. To have all project related discussion and status tracking on a single platform reduces confusion and ambiguity,  Thus increase overall productivity.       Regards, Abhinav Paliwal CoFounder at www.PayNet.pro

Microsoft is calling for government regulation on facial-recognition software, one of its key technologies

A facial-recognition system for law enforcement is on display during a conference in Washington in November. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Microsoft is calling for government regulation on facial-recognition software, one of its key technologies, saying such artificial intelligence is too important and potentially dangerous for tech giants to police themselves. On Friday, company president Brad Smith urged lawmakers in a blog post to form a bipartisan and expert commission that could set standards and ward against abuses of face recognition, in which software can be used to identify a person from afar without their consent. “This technology can catalog your photos, help reunite families or potentially be misused and abused by private companies and public authorities alike,” Smith said. “The...

DeepTech Club

The AI Revolution is upon us. Countries like Israel and China are going at break-neck speed and going multiples of X every 2 – 3 years, so there’s a lot of catch-up to do.   The DeepTech Club is an initiative by the NASSCOM Product Council to accelerate and upgrade the Deep Tech ecosystem in the country. India already has a rich technology and entrepreneurial talent base, and we can take it to the next level by nurturing deep tech ventures. Industry connects and mentoring are the critical gaps which will need to be addressed to help DeepTech ventures succeed and new ventures to emerge from academia and labs. By connecting ventures with corporates who can be partners and customers for the technology, NASSCOM will enable success for a few.   We formally launched the DeepTech Club at NASSCOM ...

NASSCOM DeepTech Club

India may already be late to the AI party. Not if we can help it! We missed out on the Industrial revolution. We were late for the computer revolution. Played catch-up with the mobile revolution. And Now the AI revolution is upon us. Israel has tripled the number of deep tech ventures over 3 years. China’s research publications in AI have grown 10x over 3 years. We have a lot to catch-up on. Can we afford to lose this one? The DeepTech Club is an initiative by the NASSCOM Product Council to accelerate and upgrade the Deep Tech ecosystem in the country. India already has a rich technology and entrepreneurial talent base, but is wanting deep tech ventures. We believe that industry connect and mentoring is the critical gap which will help DeepTech ventures succeed and new ventures to emerge f...