Founded in 2013 by Gaurav Garg, Garima Garg, Aditee Joshi and Vishal Lakkabathini, the New Delhi based startup Skycandle.in is a platform that showcases and sells Home Decor products, Event oriented candles and Centerpieces, Sky Lanterns, Aroma Oils, Glass Hanging Showpieces and Ceramic Oil Burners. Gaurav is a graduate from NIT, Hamirpur and a former employee of Larsen & Toubro Ltd, his Sister Garima Garg is an Engineering graduate in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. Her childhood friend Aditee Joshi, is a graduate from Lancaster Univeristy and Vishal Lakkabathini, is also a graduate from NIT Hamirpur. Apart from the founding members, the team consists of members specializing in marketing, SEO, web Development, Sales, Graphic Designing, Operations, Logistics and Accounts.
Full of innovative ideas and enthusiasm, the Skycandle team is best known for its Innovation at Product Design and smart execution of Projects in both Retail and Online Platforms in timely manner. The seed that germinated into the parent company was sown back in 2012 during Architectural Studio Class at NIT, Hamirpur during a discussion about hopeless festival gifts being circulated in the community and a need of gifting brand available to people across India. The startup was started from a 100 sq. ft room and an initial round of funding of Rs. 650 from the relatives. When they started all they had in mind was that they wanted to build in a community for gifting, it was started by delivering Sky lanterns till nearest metro stations.
There was no looking back after this humble start, in 2013, the year of its inception, the startup received 14000 orders annually. The next year brought in more cheer with the startup receiving an award from the Honourable Home Minister of India, Mr. Rajnath Singh for “Make in India” initiative. In 2014 the company entered into Retail Market exploring the needs and expectations of the customers. The company closed a deal with Savemax on PAN India basis thereby expanding our Customer base across India. The annual orders furnished in 2014 went up to 3, 60,000 annually.
In the last year, Skycandle.in’s parent company India Roots Commerce LLP, was valued at more than 1.2 Crore. The startup got a funding of Rs 50 lakh and shifted their office to Nehru Place in the capital city. They now have both Retail Stores and online presence in not only their own platform but also various marketplaces like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal etc. Their retail stores are present in Kundali, Gaziabad, Ludhiana, Delhi and Karnal. The startup also received an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from GPA Group last month.
Talking to Knowstartup.com, Gaurav says-
“We are offering the best Quality Products at most affordable prices and taking utmost care of Customer Satisfaction is our top priority. We have 3000 SKUs in Catalogue in Home Decor Segment consisting of Candles, Sky Lanterns, Lamps and Lightening Products including LED Bulbs, Aroma Diffusers and many more.”
Today , Skycandle showcases the best quality product for customer which include Candles, Sky Lanterns, Wall Decor, Hanging Decor, Aroma Products and Lights and gift packs. They aim at providing the best shopping experience that is also 100% safe. They have free shipping and returns across the nation, 100% money back guarantee, and secure online payment options and Cash On Delivery available on all products. Little steps but strong execution is what it takes !