Tired of waiting long hours at the doctor’s? Well! Now wait no more. Your one stop solution to all the queue management problems is here. Sminq is here to end the hassle of you having to wait in a queue.

Founded in 2015 by the trio Shachin Bharadwaj, Santhosh Nagarajan and Sheldon Dsouza, with an aim to make place information 100% transparent and available real time without having to be physically present on spot, allowed users the ease to check status of their service before making their plans.

Shachin is Ex CEO and Founder of Tastykhana.com (a Delivery Hero venture), a revolution in the food tech space, Shachin was the force behind the company’s multiple funding rounds and a successful exit in 2014 when it was acquired by Rocket Internet backed Foodpanda. Post Tastykhana.com, Shachin started on his next entrepreneurial journey and founded Sminq in 2015. He realised that wait at the doctors, restaurants, spas, salons, retail shops etc. was not only the longest but also the most challenging problem to solve. For the first six months, he piloted Sminq at clinics majorly and a few merchants in Pune. It served as an in-store CCTV giving live updates on how patients were being served and when one can expect his/her next turn. It started with a single clinic in 2015 and by 2017, more than half a million customers across multiple cities were using the app. Today, under Shachin’s leadership, SMINQ is on its way to becoming a global platform for people to share what’s “Live Now” at places around the world.

Co-Founders- SMINQ

Ex Chief Salef Office (CSO) of one of the leading online food ordering companies in the country, Tastykhana.com (a Delivery Hero venture), Santhosh was responsible for heading the entire sales operations for the venture. With zero feet on street, through his efforts, Tastykhana.com could partner with 10000+ restaurants on the platform remotely. The food tech start-up had a successful exit in 2014 when it was acquired by Rocket Internet backed Foodpanda. An alumnus of NIT Calicut, Santosh’s first corporate stint was with TATA Motors where he worked for 4.5 years with their New Product Introduction team. His experience in operations helped him take Tastykhana.com to new heights by expanding their market to multiple cities outside Pune. Having donned multiple hats in his career, Santhosh is now spearheading operations at Sminq.
With the ongoing condition of queue management in India, Sminq is an app that lets you see what is happening at places around you right now and lets you make an informed decision before heading to any place.

Ex CTO and Co-Founder of India’s leading online food delivery portal, Tastykhana.com (a Delivery Hero venture), Sheldon was the man behind the entire software architecture of TastyKhana that held the 150 city, 10000+ restaurant and 10000+ customers’ network. It was acquired by Rocket Internet based Foodpanda in 2014. As the Chief Architect of SMINQ, Sheldon spearheads the entire software architecture. His focus is on using latest technology to help the business scale up rapidly. Sminq is about here and now in the real world & hence his role as head of technology bears the responsibility of ensuring a seamless experience for customers.

Shachin Bharadwaj- Co-Founder

Sminq is on a mission to help the world know what is ‘Live Now’ at places around the world. It was founded in 2015 by the trio Shachin Bharadwaj, Santhosh Nagarajan and Sheldon Dsouza, with an aim to make your wait 100% transparent. Without having to be physically present to hold your spot, it allowed users the ease to check status of their service before making their plans.
Sminq initially tested waters by making doctors/clinics places live; broadcasting live status of the patients in queue. This continues to be operational in Pune, Mumbai & Nasik at 150+ premium clinics and has a user base of 500,000+.
Sminq is now broadcasting real time information from not only clinics but all places around the world. From places being crowded to products not available, long waiting time at restaurants, government offices, popular monuments, your favorite celebrity being sited nearby, etc., all updates are live and real time at Sminq. Sminq as a community driven platform is unique in its own ways as all information on the application are short lived stories about places and expire soon.

Sminq as a global platform allows users to discover which places are trending around the world and around you at this hour. They can also, follow places to get the latest updates of their most visited places. Not just that, as Sminq user you can even  sneek-peek into a place virtually and make/modify their plans accordingly. Once at the place, you can help others with a snippet of the place you are at. You can mark the information available to be helpful or toss them off as irrelevant or incorrect. In short, you can share what’s new with friends, family and peers across the world, all this just at the click of the button.

Sminq has the vision to create a real time information network of places around the world for and by people globally.

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