Welcome to the sixth edition of “Startup of the Week” and this week we feature 5 great and young startups which stole the show. This week in the list are:
1. Highway Delite
Bangalore-based highway tech startup, Highway delite which aims to solve problems faced by commuters on Indian highways by providing verified and reviewed list of restaurants, washroom and lodges has raised an undisclosed amount of pre-seed funding.
Founded in 2015 by Rajesh Kumar, a former engineer at German auto supplier Bosch,the startup aims to to address issues of hygene faced by commuters on Indian highways by providing verified and reviewed database of restaurants and other necessary services required while commuting, i.e., medical facilities, petrol stations, repair shops, toilets, lodge/hotels, etc., through a mobile application which provides real-time information.
Bangalore-based online bike service and repairs platform, gear6.in, has raised $500K in a seed round funding from Ninestarter, an early-stage seed investment company.
Founded in 2016 by Rakesh Vaddadi, Srikanth Nelakuditi, Kumud Kumar and Harrsha Chaittanya, gear6 is an online motorcycle repair and maintenance service that helps in easing the bike maintenance troubles. Gear6.in aims to simplify end-to-end bike maintenance and bring the entire sector online and help consumers save effort and make bike maintenance more economical and viable. Gear6.in currently only charges end customers for transport and towing fees to sustain operations.
Schoold, a college planning startup has closed a seed round of approximately $4.5 million.
The startup empowers students to make informed decisions. Students face many challenges today, and with Schoold, students get personalized information they need to help them lead happy, successful lives, creating a brighter future for everyone. It is a college and career planning app that helps young people and their families plan their educational futures.
Mumbai-based Servify, a tech startup that offers services through an app for electronics and appliances via brand authorized service ecosystem, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding.
Founded in late 2015, Servify has launched a mobile app that aims to work as a personal assistant for electronic gadgets and appliances where consumers can add their household electronic products and appliances, store the bills, and can access authentic brand authorized service during in-warranty and as well as out of warranty scenarios. Servify is creating a first-of-its-kind tech platform which will enable the entire after sales ecosystem (brands, retailers and service centers) for a proactive customer experience.
Petoo, a Bangalore-based startup in the online restaurant space, has raised upto $10 million in Series A funding to scale up its business.
The startup, started by two graduates of IIT Kharagpur, Ritesh and Kumar Setu along with Abhishek Mandal an alumni of Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Bhubaneshwar, has plans to expand its operations across Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, NCR and Mumbai over the next two years.