IRCTC Ties Up With Trapigo For Food Delivery & Other Startup News That You Need To Know


Listed below are some of the major news of the startup sector, take a look to stay updated:

IRCTC ties up with Trapigo for food delivery on passenger seats

The Indian Railways has appointed a last-mile delivery startup, Trapigo, that will deliver food orders placed online to passengers’ seats.

Food ordered on IRCTC’s e-catering website, or through its smartphone app called ‘Food on Track’ will be delivered by Trapigo for a nominal fee of Rs 15 per order. Users will also be able to track orders in real time.

Trapigo is a B2B logistics startup that was founded by a group of IIT, IIM, NIFT and NID alumni in 2017. It had started off in Mumbai by delivering flowers, cake, and food. Currently, it caters in all key Tier-I and Tier-II cities, according to its website. It added that delivering to traveling customers on a train is now one of their unique propositions.

MobileWalla raises fresh funding

Just after scaling its operations in India with its headquarters in Kolkata, MobileWalla, the US-based next-generation consumer data company, has raised $12.5 Mn in a Series B funding round.

The investment was led by New York-based GCP Capital with participation from its existing investor, Madrona Venture Group, and a new investor, ATW Partners.

MobileWalla also has offices in NYC and Atlanta in the US, Australia, London, and Singapore. Additionally, the company is looking to grow its data science team, enhance its ability to take strategic data acquisitions from partners, and make them even better and more precise.


Smart parking startup Get My Parking goes global

Get My Parking has partnered with APCOA PARKING, Europe’s leading parking operator, to customize and deploy an open IoT technology that integrates parking equipment onto a standard, interoperable platform.

With this partnership, the digital platform of New Delhi-based startup will be scaled to all 13 countries in which APCOA operates more than 1.4 million car spaces at over 9000 locations.

Founded in 2015 by Chirag Jain and Rasik Pansare, Get My Parking is organizing the parking industry with technology and data saves, It offers an app that saves the trouble of looking for parking and provides real time parking information by navigating directly to an available parking lot near you or your destination.

Maharashtra government unveils ‘sandbox’ to aid startups

Intending to develop Mumbai, the financial capital, into a fintech hub, the Maharashtra government today announced a ‘sandbox’ to aid startups in the space.

Maharashtra, the first state to have a dedicated fintech policy, is also planning to have a dedicated ‘Fintech Officer’ in the Department of Information Technology, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said at the inauguration of the Mumbai Fintech Festival here.

Generally, a sandbox is seen as a safe zone to test financial innovation which sees a limited rollout of new products to select customers. S V R Srinivas, Principal Secretary (information technology) exhorted banks and non-bank lenders to open their APIs in order to help the startups in the state. 

Today’s Take Away:

Marketing a particular product is essential for the success of an entrepreneurial venture. But how should one go about it? It is an especially difficult question to answer for a first-time aspiring entrepreneur.

However, Richard Norton, author and CEO and Founder of Global Consulting Circle asks to keep it simple.

He says,

“Truth is the greatest marketing campaign”.