LIVING FOOD COMPANY

LIVING FOOD COMPANY

Inc42

Inc42

Founder(s): Pooja Sareen, Utkarsh Agarwal, Vaibhav Agarwal

Headquarters: New Delhi, India

Website: Inc42.com

Visit

Visit

Founder(s): Anurag Prasad, Vaibhav SIngh, Chetan Anand, Shashvat Tripathi

Headquarters: New Delhi, India

Website: getvisitapp.com

Foradian

Foradian

Founder(s): Abdulla Hisham, Unni Krishnan Koroth, Vishwajith A, Arun Raveendran, Arvind G S, Abdul Salam

Headquarters: Bengaluru, India

Website: foradian.com

Juicemaker

Juicemaker

Founder(s): Savad PK

Headquarters: Bengaluru, India

Website: juicemaker.in

TreatGo

TreatGo

Founder(s): Nithin John, Eby Chembola, Yaser Hameed, Binil Antony

Headquarters: Kerala, India

Website: treatgo.com

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SV.CO

SV.CO

Founder(s): Sanjay Vijayakumar, Vishnu Gopal, Gautham, Sijo George

Headquarters: Bengaluru, India

Website: www.sv.co

Flux Auto

Flux Auto

Name: Flux Auto
Founder:
 Pranav Manpuria & Abhishek Gupta (right)
Headquarters: Bengaluru
Revenue: Undisclosed
Funding: Seed $500K

Flux Auto: Driving change
Flux auto is gearing up to change the way trucks are driven on India’s messy and chaotic roads. Founded by Pranav Manpuria, 23, and Abhiskek Gupta, 23, the company wants to bring in self-driving technology to trucks in India. Over the next few months, it will begin testing 75 of its pilot vehicles on Indian roads. 

“We felt that the commercial viability of self-driving technology can be best [tested] in trucks,” says Manpuria, CEO of Flux Auto. “Nobody had gone into the market with the technology so far.”

While global auto majors, including Volvo, Daimler and Tesla, are building autonomous trucks, Manpuria believes that Flux Auto’s technology only costs a fraction of what it costs the others. It also has another advantage. The technology that Flux Auto offers can be retrofitted to a truck and costs about $4,000. 

“Globally, the technology that is in use is LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging),” says Manpuria. “We are using vision sensors which do the same job at a much cheaper rate.” He reckons that the use of LIDAR costs anywhere close to $100,000. 

So far, the two-year-old, Bengaluru-based company has been bootstrapped. However, over the next few months, it plans to raise series A funding as it looks to expand operations across the country. 

“We have received a lot of interest from fleet owners and companies,” says Manpuria. “We are currently focusing on Level 3 autonomy, which needs a driver’s presence in the vehicle. However, for us to move to Level 4 and Level 5 is quite easy as it simply needs a software update.” Level 5 doesn’t need a human driver or a steering wheel.

“For now, we want to make sure that our vehicles are safe and accident-free,” says Manpuria.

Via Forbes


Typeset

Typeset

Founder(s): Saikiran Chandha, Shanu Kumar

Headquarters: Bengaluru, India

Website: typeset.io