Cohort 1 - July 2021

ANS Commerce

Full-stack e-commerce enabler

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

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

A managed marketplace that allows fashion brands across the world to access manufacturing capacity on-demand and assists them from design to delivery. 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.

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

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

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

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

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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What our Startups have been upto

What our founders say about us

Flipkart is as big as it gets when it comes to ecommerce in India. We got a peek into their ecommerce engine which went a long way in shaping our products and GTM Vibhor Sahare, CEO,
ANS Commerce

The biggest takeaway for us was to figure out a scalable use case for our Emotion AI stack in the consumer internet industry and validating it with pilots under the guidance of mentors Ranjan Kumar, CEO,
Entropik Tech

Flipkart Leap gave us access to top leaders across fashion brands to help understand the problems faced by them. This helped us tweak our value proposition in a manner that resonated with prospective clients Pawan Gupta, CEO,
Fashinza

Master sessions on scaling, storytelling and product market fit were really helpful. Validation of our business model was the key takeaway for us from the program. Ajay Nain, CEO,
Gully Network

The program had a right balance of sessions between industry experts and sessions with mentors from Flipkart with the focus being on KPIs - all which were very relevant to the scaling process we are in currently. Glad to see an established startup like Flipkart contributing to the startup ecosystem in India Nikhil Mantha, COO,
Piggy

We got to do a couple of insightful pilots with Flipkart. In addition, we had the chance to talk to multiple teams across various groups to evaluate different kinds of use cases for our product Adarsh Kumar, CEO,
Tagbox

The program not only supported us as we worked with the Flipkart team to deploy our solution, but we could also do deep dives in areas right from hiring, international GTM to fundraising. I believe the program will act as a strong program for us as we scale further Pramod Ghadge, CEO,
Unbox robotics

Flipkart leap has been an amazing program. We landed up on the program when we were struggling with our hiring and other aspects.We had access to amazing mentors who allowed us to understand our business in a more nuanced way and navigate around it. Shailendra Tiwari,
Wolkus technologies

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

SVP, Flipkart Commerce Cloud Mentor to: ANS

Sankalp Mehrotra

VP, Ads & Monetization Mentor to: Entropik

Nishit Garg

VP, Fashion Mentor to: Fashinza

Sandeep Karwa

VP, Innovation and New Bets Mentor to: Gully Network

Saurabh Tandon

VP, Fintech and Payments Group Mentor to: Piggy

Balamurugan N

Principal Architect , Automation Design Mentor to: Unbox, Tagbox

Bharath Ram

VP, Growth, Retention, New Initiatives 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

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

THE Speakers

Shradha Sharma

CEO, Your Story Topic : Building your personal brand

Chaitanya Ramalingegowda

CEO, Wakefit Topic : Scaling operations

Vaibhav Domkundwar

CEO, Better Capital Topic : Scaling teams and culture

Rajiv Srivatsa

Partner, Antler India, Co-founder, Urbanladder Topic : Entrepreneurial Journey - the highs and lows

Rahul Chandra

Managing Director at Arkam Ventures Topic : Fundraising your way to scale

Krishna Raghavan

Chief People Officer, Flipkart Topic : Hiring for startups

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