GHV accelerator has made investment in two startups for its 12-month acceleration program, $100,000 in Applop, a mobile app platform that lets users make their own mobile app without any coding and the same amount in CaRPM, an app that connects car owners to their cars, thereby enabling owners to make smarter driving and maintenance decisions. The move is part of GHV’s plan to on board 10 startups by March 2016.
Applop is based out of Nasscom Startup Warehouse in Kolkata aims to disrupt the market by helping businesses grow with the help of a mobile app expert.
Using Applop, businesses – especially SMEs – can make their own app and maintain it. They can also start their own mCommerce store via the app and integrate the payment gateway with it. Creating a digital payment wallet and push notification facility to the users are other facilities that the company provides to the businesses.
Rajiv Sodhi, Managing Director at Godaddy India, will mentor Applop. Rajiv carries over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, with a focus on Indian SMB Market and the Internet industry.
CaRPM is an Internet based automobile app which connects car owners to their car, providing them any and every bit of information that can help them save money on its running cost. This includes information such as the car’s overall health, its day-to-day performance, rising fuel cost analysis, individual trip costs, fault codes tracking and other maintenance related information.
It also suggests ways to improve its health, thus taking transparency in car maintenance to a whole new level and empowering car owners to take smart decisions based on CaRPM’s data analytics. Soon, it also plans to offer a mechanism to connect users to local mechanics, thereby providing end-to-end solutions for the maintenance of a car.
CaRPM aims to tap the the Internet of Things (IoT) industry in the coming times.
Vikram Upadhyaya, Chief Mentor and Accelerator Evangelist, GHV Accelerator said, “It’s the best time to be an entrepreneur. The ecosystem is enabling and very very responsive.”
GHV accelerator works with the objective of helping the onboarded startups get Series-A funding within a time-frame of 12 months. It’s previously onboarded startups include LazyLad, My Taxi India, Foodport, Pick My Laundry and FitMeIn, of which Lazylad and My Taxi India have already got pre-series A funding. Sharad Sharma, Co-founder at iSPIRT – India, is mentoring the team at LazyLad.