Apart from the startups we featured this week, here are a few others that caught our eye. Carpool with friends and acquaintances at Letsride.com, pick AMCs from AMC Crafts prepaid AMCs, buy high quality from Darjeeling from Udayantea.com, use the space saving furniture at Invisiblebed.com.
A pan India car-pooling service, Let’s Ride, is a free service that allows people to connect and share rides via social media. People looking to share a ride on a given route can connect with people who are looking for/offering rides to the preferred routes after registering with the website. Connections can also be made from contacts on Facebook and Twitter.
Letsride launched on 22 September, 2013, has received more than 583 registrations. The company claims to be different from other ride sharing platforms due to its similarity with regular social media platforms where users have complete profiles that can be viewed. The company was also the ride sharing partner for the Pune International Marathon held on 1 December, 2013.
AMC Craft provides prepaid annual maintenance contracts (AMCs) using a prepaid AMC card. The company provides prepaid plans for the maintenance of your laptop, computer, printers and servers. A typical prepaid AMC package from the company can include 12 on-site services, unlimited onsite services, remote and tech support, spare parts support and LCD/LED/CRT monitor repairs among other.
AMCs from AMC Craft start from as low as Rupees 1 a day. The company is NSIC (National Small Industries Corporation) registered, MSME registered (Maharashtra Small and Medium Enterprises) and ISO 9000-2008 certified. The service which is only available in Mumbai as of now, has three retailers and distributors across the city who sell the AMC cards. The AMC card can be activated online on the company website post purchase.
Based out of Darjeeling, Udyan Tea, sources and ships tea from anywhere in the country.
Pick from a variety of green, black and white teas from from Darjeeling, Assam and other places in India and Nepal. Udyan Tea uses experienced tea tasters to pick the tea which are later vacuum packed. The company undertakes wholesale orders as well.
Invisiblebed.com is an e-commerce portal that specialises in selling space saving furniture. The company sells its products across Bangalore and Chennai currently. They began sale of their products in January this year and have three products to choose from – Invisiblebed with sofa, Invisiblebed and InvisiTable. All three products use hydraulic lift assist systems to power them.