Announcements, Company, Guest posts, Industry, Technology

Why we invested in HyperTrack

This is a guest post by Arjun Malhotra, founding partner at Investopad and an early investor in HyperTrack.  There are really no aspects of the business that we do not lean on Rohan and Arjun for. In this post, they share their thought process about the journey so far and where we are headed.

In January 2016, we invested in HyperTrack, which provides provides simple APIs for developers to build dynamic location features such as tracking, metering, trip replays and live ETAs.

The team, led by Kashyap and Tapan, has since come a long way.

HyperTrack has added several top-tier entrepreneurs and investors over the past year. We were also able to use our network to bring in top-tier global investors like Social Capital (GP fund) and Vy Capital in the seed.

Here, I tell the early story of how we learnt about the industry, met the founders and, in some more detail, the thinking that shaped our investment decision.

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HyperTrack — making sense of location

This is a guest post by Ashish Gupta, the newest member of our Board of Directors. Ashish is the only person we know who has been angel investor in four Indian startups that went on to become billion dollar companies – MuSigma, MakeMyTrip, InfoEdge and Flipkart. Ashish co-founded Helion Ventures and serves as their Managing Director. He is a Kauffman Fellow, holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree from IIT Kanpur where he was awarded the highest academic honor, the President’s Gold Medal. HyperTrack is the only company (as of publishing this post) outside of the Helion portfolio where Ashish is on the Board of Directors. The previous two companies that earned this distinction were MuSigma and InfoEdge (Naukri.com). We are privileged to have him on the ride.

I am glad to add my pin to the hypertrack.com destination. Lots of good stuff happening there but first I need to reminisce because it has taken me nearly two decades to get to this pin!  Would HyperTrack have been able to predict this ETA?

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echo tech team geeks out with location tracking

As engineers we want life to be easier than breathing. We want apps to replace unnecessary (random) human interactions, bots to replace assistants, even swiping left or right over the awkward effort of initiating contact the 90’s way.  Usually, these thoughts find little resonance with the ‘others’ but here’s a use case where we finally felt accepted, understood, at one at last with those who think Calculus was primarily a Tintin character.

Every other evening, we’re out for drinks, or a movie or some other shindig. More often than not, one person in the group reaches the venue first and then either waits around thinking about the cosmos or for the more frantic kind, starts calling everyone else with the usual questions, “where are you at?”, “how long are you going to take?” and so on. This is usually frustrating for both parties – the one that needs to chill and the one that needs to be more punctual.

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How Scootsy uses HyperTrack while delivering the best in Mumbai

This is a guest post by Rishi Khiani, CEO and Managing Director of Antfarm, the business incubator that is home to Scootsy, a popular intra-city service that delivers from the best restaurants and stores in Mumbai.

If you are in Mumbai and want your lunch from Jimmy Boy, snack from Suzette, dinner from Trishna and ice cream from The Parfait Company, chances are your convenient and anxiety free life is powered by Scootsy. It just got better. You can now track your deliveries in real-time on a map inside the Scootsy Android or iOS app that you know and love. You can watch your order get to you turn-by-turn while you wrap up your meeting, or get ready to plan the chai break, or get ready for that big dinner with friends. Continue reading

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Using HyperTrack to improve productivity of Toppr’s sales team

This is a guest post by Zishaan Hayath, co-founder and CEO of Toppr, an education company on a mission to personalize learning using technology. Find this post on the Toppr blog too.

When you are a startup and resources are scarce, your productivity principle sounds something like this:

“Everything that helps you live — do more of it. Anything that you can skip — never do it.”

Three months ago, we piloted with a sales team that conducted home demos for our students. The pilot was well received . We increased the team size and rolled out an Android app to help the team manage their workflow for customer visits.

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How pharmacy delivery service PharmEasy is using HyperTrack

This is a guest post by Mikhil Innani, co-founder of Pharmeasy, a leading pharmacy delivery service for India

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When customers pick up prescription medicines from a pharmacy store, the pharmacist verifies the prescription and hands over the medicines. However, when the medicines are ordered for delivery, the process of verifying the prescription and delivering the medicine happen at a different point in time and space. In the highly regulated business of pharmaceuticals, it is important for a new delivery model to ensure that prescription drugs do not fall in the wrong hands. While minute-by-minute timeliness of delivering planned doses for chronic illnesses is not as critical as other on-demand categories, the importance of tracking the delivery executive carrying the medicines is critical. Continue reading

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How Skiwee is using HyperTrack to track service visits

This is a guest post by Surya Yalamanchi, co-founder of on-demand services startup Skiwee that is about to launch in Chennai and Hyderabad in July. Find this post on the Skiwee blog too.

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Skiwee provides on-demand home services like plumbing, electrical, carpentry etc. through in-house recruited and trained service professionals. We win the customer through our service, and we drive the service through our technology. Continue reading

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