4 Kolkata startups rocked the party at Startup India Rocks! Kolkata Chapter
This year Startup India Rocks is doing a 20 city roadshow to search for India’s 100 best startups. After Jaipur, the second startup destination for the roadshow was Kolkata Startups. The one day event was attended by 30 startups. The panelist included Mr. Saumyajit Guha (Chief Operating Officer of Calcutta Angels Network), Mr. Ravi Didwani (Angel investor and advisor for startups) and Mr. Mandar Gadkari (Director, India at Cross Border Angels).
Among the 30 startups only 4 were selected for the finale to be held in Bengaluru.
Meet the 4 Kolkata Startup Winners
This fintech startup are your investment buddies. Their mission is to provide a safe and hassle free investment experience through leveraging smarter technology and in-depth research. Now no more betting on investments, RupeeVest aims to empower every individual to plan and execute important investment decisions by themselves.
They do all this thanks to in-house unique ranking system, after extensive research in financial science using various data mining methods which helps all investors, large, and small to invest better.
The team says “ Currently in our country there is no single platform which has seamless transaction of investments coupled with a good research page. This has created a lot of noise in the system. So every individual who wants to invest his/her hard earned money ends up either doing nothing or investing somewhere where his/her friends or a family member has invested. We at RupeeVest want to solve this problem and make every Indian who earns an investor!!”
This is a tricky industry and their algorithms should be perfect since customer’s money is at stake.
Now I can get a 3D selfie of myself by just uploading my image. This sounded interesting and got me excited. This startup is into a niche domain of 3D selfies. CloneMe is poised to occupy pole position in the personalized gifting space of 3D printing technology.
They offer 100 percent customized products that are miniature models made in full color (capable of printing 6 million colors) and these models are the most unique and personal gifts that can ever be. The sub-sectors that CloneMe is targeting is weddings, events , graduation ceremonies , pets , childhood memories , fun gifting and corporate gifting.
They are also a licensed 3D printing partner for Disney offering characters to be customized in a gift format.
They are looking to raise Rs. 2Crores seed fund for a 15 % dilution in equity. These funds will be utilized in team building, technology upgradation, app development, and minor portion in customer acquisition
I & We
This startup help you recognize your passion and fit in the industry. They provide a copyrighted modulus operand to use cognition, artificial intelligence and the human presence. They aim is to solve the irregularities in passion recognition, skill development, and industry alignment of talent.
They are able to get through people with the help of workshops, virtual training spectrum, and the age old student teacher relationship.
They are looking to raise 2.5 – 4 Crores of investment in exchange for 12-17% equity.
This startup caught my touristic skepticism of India. Izifiso is striving to bring reforms in the prevalent stereotype tourism to bring parity between experience and learning. They help with booking experiential and educational trips like star gazing or fossil hunting treks. Enable travelers to share travel albums, connect with other travelers, and plan solo trip with the help of their bot and video guide. They are bringing technology innovations in the travel domain.
Gopal, CEO, says “Actually Startup India rocks is a very good platform for startups to connect with the best teams and ideas from all corner of the city. We are confident enough that our idea will put a dent into the finale.”
These Kolkata Startup winners were glad that they got a platform to showcase their products in front of large audience and get an opportunity to understand the nuances of the dynamic startup ecosystem.