Here are two startups using advanced technologies to solve diverse issues.
Impactify: tech for NGOs
Impactify is a digital solutions provider to the social sector, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and sponsors. Founded by Joy Sharma and Sudeep Gupta, Impactify’s technology platform allows NGOs to streamline resource utilization, using simple dashboards and systematic knowledge management tools. The platform matches corporates with NGOs and the social sector, facilitating solutions for capacity building and management of CSR programmes.
“Impactify matches NGOs with the right sponsors on the basis of project type, marketplace data and past performance. By helping corporates identify best-fit execution partners, whose social agenda aligns with the ethos of the organization, Impactify makes compliance to CSR norms much easier," said Sharma.
The startup uses artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics to match companies with NGOs, and has monitoring and reporting tools that help NGOs map progress and outcomes, while defining key performance indicators, budgeting, planning and executing projects.The company aims to have 5,000-10,000 NGOs on its matching platform by 2020. Impactify is also working closely with corporates to have projects with a cumulative value over ₹250 crore tracked through their monitoring platform.
Unicommerce: offers multichannel retail
Unicommerce was established in 2012 to provide software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools to small sellers and brands in order to help them manage their supply chain for online orders. Its features include order, inventory and warehouse management to give users better operational control and seamless data visibility of their business. It also provides order and inventory management panels for e-commerce sellers, warehouse management and enterprise resource planning integration for brands and e-commerce sellers, and omnichannel platform for brands to centralize offline and online operations.
“We aim to help brands and small vendors manage their orders across multiple touchpoints through a single panel," says Kapil Makhija, CEO of Unicommerce. The startup has an omnicommerce platform that enables central management of orders and inventory of online and offline stores. It helps e-retailers route orders to the nearest store to reduce logistics costs. The firm is now focusing on launching new products focused on big data, AI and machine learning.