Most of us today have phones loaded with apps, app for news, apps for ordering food, apps for cabs, for payments and what not. How about an that that combines all of these into one. Sounds great right? Sukrat Ray and Sumay Dubey did exactly this when they zipped it all up into the ZiPi app. Based out of Indore and founded this year itself, ZiPi is here to change the way you shop, eat out, travel, find best doctor, book ola/uber, book salon appointment, find plumber / carpenter, enjoy movie, read news everyday. Get the best of everything at one place saving your money, time and mobile memory.
At 30, Sukrat is the Founder & CEO of ZiPi, he has more than 7 years experience in local search and an Engineer by education. He conceptualized the idea of ZiPi. As an ex-TCSer and Viscus Infotech employee he has got hands on experience for building products with great user experiences.
As a people’s person he plays a key role in driving the entire team towards the ZiPi Vision down the right path. The current team of 20, reports to him. Siddharth Ray, the COO of the venture did his Master’s degree from the University of Florida. Siddharth has spent most of the time doing research on technologies to map human brain. His previous work experience made him suitable to define the workflow and the processes at ZiPi. He is also responsible to smoothly implement these processes and ensure their execution at all levels.
Co-Founder & CTO, Sumay Dubey has more than 15+ year of experience in coding. Master Coder and a Technical Genius, Sumay is solely responsible for the technical advancement and stability of ZiPi. Sumay choose to follow his passion to be an entrepreneur over a high paying job at Adobe Systems. A Software Engineer by qualification has been a techie at heart right from his school days. Pranav Singhi is the CBO & VP and has 15+ year of experience in putting money in right direction. Born in a Marwari Family he has Business running in his blood, because of this, he is closely involved in working with all the departments in the company. He plays a key role in decision making for the company and defines the path of the company with his acute understanding of the business and the market.
ZiPi is a new generation app-store build on latest technology (Conversational interface, Chatbots) connecting customers with businesses, services and organization in real time via easy to use interface. ZiPi apps are highly interactive and as easy to use as something like Whatsapp. Adding to this the user can use any application present on ZiPi app store without actually having to download it. Zipi not only lets you have it all in one place but also lets you compare prices across various service providers. Not just this, you can simply post your query in chat, be it regarding the best pizza or medical needs, it cant get simpler than this. The venture has raised Rs 1 crore from HNIs based in the US.
Talking to us about the venture, Sumay says:
“It is the first of its kind app store where users don’t have to download applications on app store. All the applications on the app store are powered by Chatbots”
This interesting app has already been downloaded more than 15000 times on Google Play and iTunes. Zipi has also partnered with malls in Indore and will be there exclusive partnered app. Sukrat adds:
“We are putting our best efforts to bring lots of business apps on our platform and our future plans will alwayz be to reach and provide our platform to more and more business so that there will be direct communication between business and users. And, if we get any more funding in future, the funds will be best utilized in expansion and product development.”