Can these 9 Startups Change the On Road Logistics Industry in India?

On demand consumer logistics space are burgeoning with several startups which are coming up with innovative technologies and approaches to revolutionise logistics solutions. In fact, this space has been emerging as one of the VC favourite avenues. Be it picking up any item from your doorstep and delivering it to some other place, or bringing daily essentials and food on demand, delivery with in minutes has become an essential business.

Here are a list of 9 startups which aiming to make the logistics space more organized.


Moovo was founded by Abhishek Anand and Anjani Kumar in December 2014. It provides a web platform and a mobile app for booking trucks. In June 2015, the company raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Yuvraj Singh’s YouWeCan Ventures and other investors.

Whether an individual wants to move household items or do local shifting, or businesses and SMEs moving inventories to and from their warehouses, or there is a logistic requirement for an eCommerce company, Moovo provides a solution by connecting users to trusted mini-truck drivers.

Its Android app has 500-1,000 downloads so far.


Llama Logisol Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates on-demand logistics service provider, Shipsy was founded by three Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) graduates Soham Chokshi, Dhruv Agrawal and Maharshi Devraj. The startup picks, packs and delivers parcels from the customer’s doorstep.

In September, the firm had secured an undisclosed amount of angel funding from a group of angel investors. Currently, the startup processes more than 200 orders with an average ticket size of Rs.200 and aims to reach 1,000 orders in the next three months. It has operations in Gurgaon and plans to expand to Delhi and Noida by December. Its Android app has 1,000-5,000 downloads so far.


Image Courtesy: Facebook

Image Courtesy: Facebook

Instavans Logistics Pvt Ltd. was founded by Vinay Goel and Sanjay Shah, it is an on-demand platform that connects both shippers and truckers through its web and mobile platform. In October, the startup secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Dell Services President Suresh Vaswani. Its app is available for both Android and iOS platforms.

Turant Delivery

Image Courtesy: Facebook

Image Courtesy: Facebook

Turant Delivery is an on demand, hyperlocal logistics company that specializes in Intra City Logistics Cargo Vehicle Solutions. It was founded by three ISB alumni – Ankur Mazumder, Satish Gupta and Siddharth Arora, created with a vision to simplify logistics for everyone.

The company provides B2B and B2C logistics solutions. It aggregates all vehicles like LCVs, vans, mini trucks etc.; helps Corporates, SMEs and customers by fulfilling their logistics needs on an on-demand (SMEs/B2C) or a contractual basis. It also works with the vendors to help them optimize their inventory utilization.

Turant has applied for seed funding. Its applications are under process and meetings with investors are under way. In October, it acquired its peer Zippon for an undisclosed amount.


Blowhorn is an intra-city (local) logistics startup which was founded by Co-Founders Mithun Srivatsa and Nikhil B S. The startup raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding in November 2014 from Unitus Seed Fund with participation from with participation from Tim Draper, founder & managing partner of Draper Associates. It offers a tech platform connecting customers with owners of mini-trucks to move goods from one place to another.

Its Android app has 1,000-5,000 downloads so far.


On-demand mini trucks marketplace for transportation of goods, TheKarrier was founded by Aravind Sanka, Pavan Guntupalli and Rishikesh Ramanath. In May 2015, the startup raised $235,000 in seed funding from Sol Primero, Outbox Ventures, and founder Nikunj Jain to expand its presence to more four cities this year.

The firm’s businesses includes last mile logistics handling, order tracking, fleet utilization, van rentals, customer support and analytics. Its Android app has 500-1,000 downloads so far. The startup is also planning to launch its iOS app and aims to expand their fleet to 1000 and include more variety of vehicles in the near future.


Founded by Rohit Fernandes and Phaneendra Hegde, Bengaluru-based Shippr enables customers to book vehicles by call or online. It collects, transports & delivers goods, and it consists of fleet owners, single truck owners, brokers and contractors. In June 2015, the startup raised $500,000 in seed-funding from early stage investor cum accelerator i2india Pvt Ltd to expand its presence in more cities.

Its Android app has 100-500 downloads so far. The company is also in discussions with multiple investors to raise its series A round.


The Porter was founded by IIT graduates Pranav Goel, Uttam Digga and Vikas Choudhary. The startup’s mobile app allows users to hire vehicles for relocation or to move perishables, eCommerce deliveries and even construction supplies.

Its Android app has 1,000-5,000 downloads so far. In April, the startup raised $500000 from Kae Capital in seed funding and in June it received $5.5 million in series A funding from Sequoia, Kae Capital and other investors to facilitate geographical expansion, improve existing products and for hiring new talent.


Shown Above: Parcelled's Team

Shown Above: Parcelled’s Team

On-demand shipping startup, Parcelled picks and packs items from users’ doorstep and delivers them across the country. The users just have to schedule a suitable pickup time on the website / App  and mention the courier pick-up location. Once the request is confirmed, a pickup agent will pack and pick up the item for shipping. Thereafter, users will get end to end tracking and delivery notifications of the item.

The startup is looking forward to establish its presence in 50 cities by the end of the year. In October 2015, the firm raised $5 million in series A round of funding led by logistics company Delhivery to make its core technology more cost effective and efficient. Its Android app has 1,000-5,000 downloads so far.

Startup Name Founded In Location Funding Raised (In $ Mn) Funding Stage Investors Mobile App Operational In
Moovo 2014 Delhi NA Seed YouWeCan Ventures, Vikram Chachra, Pratyush Prasanna, Others Android Delhi NCR
Shipsy 2015 Gurgaon NA Angel Dheeraj Jain (Redcliffe Capital), Udaan Angel Partners, Nittin Passi, Others Android Gurgaon
Instavans 2014 Bengaluru NA NA Dell Services President Suresh Vaswani Android & iOS Bengaluru
Turant Delivery 2015 Delhi NA Bootstrapped NA No Delhi, Mumbai
Blowhorn 2013 Bengaluru NA Seed Unitus Seed Fund, Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Partner of Draper Associates Android Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad
TheKarrier 2014 Bengaluru 0.23 Seed Sol Primero, Outbox Ventures, Founder Nikunj Jain Android Bengaluru
Shippr 2014 Bengaluru 0.5 Seed i2india Pvt Ltd. Android Bengaluru, Chennai
ThePorter 2014 Mumbai 6 Seed, Series A Sequoia Capital, Kae Capital, Others Android Mumbai, Delhi/NCR, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Parcelled 2014 Bengaluru 5 Series A Traxcn labs, Delhivery Android Bengaluru, Delhi, Pune, Jaipur, Mumbai

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    I find blowhorn’s services interesting. It helped me move houses recently. However, they couldn’t provide me with an assistant for loading/unloading. Apparently, the localite/driver assigned couldn’t find a helper for the price the app has on display. I was asked to help myself, which is okay.
    I am curious how startups bridge this price-divide, and how they actually procure men to fulfill the services at the price promised to the customer.
    There are a couple of other areas, where the app needs to improve. First obviously is ensuring the quality standard of the vehicle, its facilities like covered top to move things even if it’s raining. Blowhorn should go back to its listing and check and update the vehicle quality parameters. My wife was seriously worried whether our stuff would get spoiled in the shower that was on while we were moving houses. Secondly, the facility to travel along with the mover. Even if the location is updated, as an owner, I would insist to travel in the vehicle that’s transferring my goods. Blowhorn hasn’t thought through this, I guess. But last time I booked, I managed to travel in the vehicle because the driver was a nice fella.

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    This platform also for ad hoc freight where companies buy and manage freight services from pre-screened providers. It operates as a global network of providers that gives companies access to air freight services.

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    Great list of startups in packing and moving industry. It can help more people who search for packers and movers. With more technology growth these service provider gives many extra features such as- online booking, tracking of your delivery and many more. You can add ‘Haultips'( also in this list. A leading truck transportation service provider in Delhi NCR

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    Most of the companies handling single item shipping are taking consignments right now only from one city or a few select cities. They quote very high prices. I get a quote of 350 to 750 for a parcel for which I received a quote of 140-320 from local courier companies.

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    Is there any logistic company, which can arrange pickups from multiple locations in India and deliver pan India? I know one i.e. MyPacco, but i am looking for one more such company, for our e-comm shipments.

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