Cohort 1 - May 2021

ANS Commerce

Full-stack e-commerce enabler

  • TeamVibhor Sahare CEO
  • Amit Monga Growth & Alliance
  • Nakul Singh Ops, Finance & HR
  • Sushant Puri Prod, Tech, Mktng

Full stack ecommerce enabler for online brands, providing end to end solutions that include brand store tech platform, performance marketing, marketplace management & e-commerce warehousing and fulfilment. ANS Commerce provides full-stack e-commerce solutions to help them sell on marketplaces (Flipkart, Amazon etc.) and brandstore (their own website). They have 100+ clients like Lakme, ITC, Jack and Jones etc.

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Entropik

Emotion AI technologies to offer unique insights into customer behaviour

  • Ranjan Kumar CEO
  • Lava Kumar E CPO

India’s first Emotion AI company with patented technologies that help brands measure cognitive and emotional response of consumers towards product experiences, media campaigns and brand content. With AI technologies of Brainwave Mapping, Facial Coding & Eye Tracking, Entropik provides a unique view of Customer Digital Journey through the lens of Emotions & Subconscious Behaviour enabling brands to measure and optimize Media, Digital or Retail Experiences. Engagement model-wise, affectlab.io is offered as a SaaS Platform with subscription based on number of Campaigns to be tested in a year.

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Fashinza

Apparel Manufacturing Made Smarter, Faster, Cheaper

  • Pawan Gupta CEO
  • Abhishek Sharma COO

A managed marketplace that allows fashion brands across the world to access manufacturing capacity on-demand and assists them from design to delivery. A B2B marketplace that solves apparel/fashion supply chain challenges by connecting fashion brands to experienced manufacturers. During production, they provide complete visibility of the production progress on cloud and ensure that things progress as planned without constant follow-ups from the brands. Fashinza takes end-to-end responsibility of the production and quality

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Gully network

A tech-enabled modern retail network of mid-sized grocery stores.

  • Ajay Nain CEO
  • Prateek Chaturvedi COO

Gully Network is building an asset-light and tech-enabled network of mid-sized stores under the brand “GULLYMART”. Gully Network provides the store with an integrated tech-enabled solution consisting of exclusive supply with increased margin, superior fulfilment rate, automatic and data-driven stock replenishment and access to credit. Existing unbranded stand-alone stores that wish to enjoy benefits of a modern retail chain join the network for an increase in income and end-to-end automation.

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Piggy

Smart money app with inbuilt bank account that automates wealth creation

  • Ankush Singh CEO
  • Nikhil Mantha COO
  • Kunal Sangwan CTO

Piggy helps you get more out of your money. It gives you a better way to manage money on mobile with a built-in bank account which optimises your spends, autosaves money on purchases, and automatically builds wealth for you from your monthly income. Piggy uses advanced algorithms to keep track of your bills, spends, goals & life needs, and gives personalised recommendations for better outcomes.

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Tagbox

Supply Chain Monitoring at Your Fingertips

  • Adarsh Kumar CEO
  • Saumitra Singh CPO
  • Sameer Singh VP-Engineering

A startup that provides supply chain monitoring solutions to F&B, pharma and hi-tech/industrial companies to solve problems related to product quality and compliance, traceability, and operational efficiency using IoT, ML and AI. TagBox is helping organizations solve supply chain problems like Product Quality and Compliance, Traceability and Operational Efficiency. TagBox allows to simply ‘tag’ a product, shipment or asset, predict and prevent supply chain quality failures, ensure end-to-end SKU or batch traceability, and improve operational efficiency KPIs. TagBox brings together a seamless blend of disruptive technologies – IoT for supply chain sensing, ML for predictive insights, and AI for actions and control.

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Unbox Robotics

AI powered Swarm Robotics Platform for Retail and Logistics Enterprises

  • Pramod Ghadge CEO
  • Shahid Menon CTO

Unbox Robotics has built a plug-and-play system of AI-powered mobile robots that sort packages in vertical space and improves personnel productivity fivefold in less than 50-70% of the area required by existing methods. Unbox robotics provides an entire package involving Mobile Robots, Sort Stands, a Robot Control System software, and Peripheral Systems for infeed and outbound material movement along with integration and support services. Their solution’s plug & play nature allows them to offer the solution as a service to their customers.

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Wolkus Tech

AI-powered IoT platform for precision agriculture

  • Ananda Verma CEO
  • Shailendra Tiwari

An IoT-based AI-powered intelligence platform that captures real-time data on conditions from on-farm sensors and delivers farm-specific, crop-specific & crop-stage-specific actionable recommendations to farmers in vernacular languages through the “Fasal” app. Fasal offers a cloud platform that collects the microclimatic data (like temperature, humidity etc) captured by the on-field sensors incorporated in its proprietary AI-based microclimate forecasting algorithm to analyze and provide insights on microclimate, disease forecast, irrigation management, resource optimization etc.

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Focus Areas

The focus for the first cohort of Flipkart Leap is early stage startups with a working prototype and early adoption metrics in the following themes:

Design & Make for Bharat
  • Consumer & Technology Products that are built for Indian consumers
  • Digitization of predominantly offline sectors in a Post-Covid world: Agritech, Edtech, Healthtech etc
  • India Tech Stack based ideas, Other New India platforms to enable the next 500MN users to become digital natives
Innovation in Digital Commerce
  • Disruptive Technology & Business models
  • New frameworks and vertical specific solutions that enhance customer buying experiences
  • Loyalty, Rewards & Affordability constructs to engage and retain customers
  • Innovation in User Engagement models
Enabling Technologies for the Retail Ecosystem
  • Platform Seller Capabilities providing intelligence, insights & tools for online sellers to grow business
  • Accelarate digitization of Kirana and SME/MSME, improving their operational efficiency, innovation in financial products etc.
Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Improving Speed, Transparency and Optimisation, Innovation in Automation, Devices and New technologies
  • Innovation in Sustainable product, processes & technologies to make the SC greener
  • Hyperlocal Solutions solving for location based & on demand services
Enabling relevant “Deep Tech” applications
  • Continued evolution of ML/AI as applicable to e commerce
  • Initiatives to support the Open Source ecosystems in India
  • Other technology areas like Blockchain, Internet of Things, Edge Devices, Big data etc

What happens in the program?

Mentor Connects
Mentor ConnectsConnects to relevant experts from Flipkart who help throughout the program
Speaker Sessions
Speaker Sessions Curated sessions on topics that have tactical importance for our founders
Proof of Concept
Proof of Concept Opportunity to ideate and execute a novel proof of concept with Flipkart
Demo Day
Demo DayFinal pitch-day to a host of esteemed people in the startup community (investors, CXOs, government startup institution representatives)
Workshops
WorkshopsWorkshops from partner organizations to get actionable frameworks and contextual insights.

OUR Mentors

Anand Lakshminarayanan

Senior Vice President, Flipkart Mentor to: ANS

Sankalp Mehrotra

Senior Director of Monetization, Flipkart Mentor to: Entropik

Nishit Garg

VP & Head - Fashion at Flipkart Mentor to: Fashinza

Sandeep Karwa

VP - Lead Innovation and New Bets, Flipkart Mentor to: Gully Network

Saurabh Tandon

VP at Fintech and Payments Group, Flipkart Mentor to: Piggy

Balamurugan N

Principal Architect - Automation Design, Flipkart Mentor to: Unbox, Tagbox

Bharath Ram

VP, Growth + Retention, Flipkart Mentor to: Fasal

THE Speakers

Building your personal brand

Shradha Sharma CEO, Your Story

Scaling operations

Chaitanya Ramalingegowda CEO, Wakefit

Scaling teams and culture

Vaibhav DomkundwarCEO, Better Capital

Entrepreneurial Journey - the highs and lows

Rajiv Srivatsa Partner, Antler India, Co-founder, Urbanladder

Fundraising your way to scale

Rahul Chandra Managing Director at Arkam Ventures

Hiring for startups

Krishna RaghavanChief People Officer, Flipkart

In the Media

Our Partners