Once in our lifetime, we all get that ‘eureka’ moment. Some of them let it pass and continue with their mundane 9 to 5 because it’s ‘oh-so-comfortable’. But some of them go after it with all they’ve got because staying in their comfort zone is not really their thing. These are the kind of people that eventually win over our trust and build successful startups.
Here are stories of five successful startups that evolved from a eureka moment.
Maid: A smart oven that will cook for you & prompt you to workout
Maid, a multifunctional oven created by Sabarish Prakash and his friends makes cooking a lot easier and fun. It consists of a recipe database, connected via Wi-Fi. The product can be controlled via voice, touch or gesture. It also has a personalisation engine that can learn a user’s cooking habits and calorie needs and suggest recipes based on them. What is its most unique feature, you may ask? It prompts you to workout or go for a walk based on the calories you consumed.
Staqu – (AI) driven solution for ecommerce companies
Staqu, a Gurugram based company that recently received funding from Indian Angel Network in June, is all set to hit the big league in India. With the concept of simplifying the online search for customers, Staqu helps users search for products using images rather than words. “70% of all online data comprises of visuals, so if a user is looking for a particular print, she should be able to upload a picture and find similar products,” says Atul Rai, the founder of Staqu. This application can be easily integrated into the search technology of e-commerce companies.
FreshMenu – Online food delivery
Why travel places to relish your favourite cuisine, when this new Indian food-tech startup brings you a daily-changing international menu? That’s right! FreshMenu, a Bengaluru-based startup, brings chef made meals, inspired by cuisines from across the world. Founder Rashmi Dagga, an IIM-A alumnus who set up the company in 2014, says the company registered 3x growth in the number of orders in 2016. Backed by LightSpeed Ventures and Zodius Capital, the company plans to increase its product catalogue as well as expand to Hyderabad and Pune.
Myra – Online Pharmacy
With the idea to create a positive impact on the lives of people who are ill, old or who need access to Medicare, this online pharmacy delivers medicines at home in an hour. Since its inception in 2016, Myra has managed to build a client base of about 10,000 customers in Bengaluru.
Trupay – Make and accept payments without the help of a computer or a smartphone
Being one of the first few companies in India to offer Immediate Payment Service (IMPS), Trupay stands out as a convenient solution for all payment needs. The application plans to make life easier by combining modern technology and user interface design. Founded by Rahul Gochhwal, Narender Kumar, Vivek Lohcheb, Trupay’s unique concept is to eliminate the intermediaries between you and your bank by integrating the app through UPI.
If we’ve missed out on any successful startups stories that you know of, please do share them with us in the comments below.