Covid-19’s Impact on Financing Smart Sustainable Cities.
By: Lal Bhatia, PhD
If there is one thing the saddening calamity of 2020 has taught us…is that we were simply not ready. Humans are social beings; hence, when the subject of not being that very thing (i.e., social) came into play, most of us had to ‘work hard to live in the socially distant environment.
But as they say – sometimes it pays more to work ‘Smart’ than to work hard. This unprecedented crisis is forcing us to make decisions faster and prioritise sustainability and innovation to make supply chains and business models more efficient and resilient to future shocks, such as pandemics, climate change, or trade restrictions.
Smart cities as a concept came into being a while back, but the value of intelligent design and social data has become the need of the hour. With the right technology and environment-friendly concepts, smart cities are a platform to create a better tomorrow, one which is better prepared to adapt to circumstances.
But smart cities, in addition to the apparent benefits, can also prove to be very financially viable. From energy savings to the production of natural byproducts, the value and funding motivators for even the most skeptical investors are too many to mention.
Smart Cities – Smarter funding ideas
Although in the last decade, smart cities as an idea have been actively highlighted as it seems the best possible solution to take people towards a better tomorrow. Many funding programs have been introduced, and as of late, US President Joe Biden announced a $2 trillion package for the development of smart cities. Similarly, the European Union also pledged a 1.8 trillion Euro fund towards smart cities. These investments are a surefire indicator of the importance of smart cities and their need for the present and the future it leads to.
Funding plays a crucial role in the fruition of any concept, and smart cities are no different.
What we don’t often discuss is how smart cities through their financial self-reliance can become bankable projects thus gaining access to, including, but not limited to grants and investments supporting a transition to a green sustainable economy, with the project benefiting from the explicit support of host government, and as such presenting a competitive advantage to interested investors.
Any novelle concept requires an equally new strategic plan that clearly communicates the opportunity to investors and presents a holistic business model. It all boils down to sources of revenue, business models for attractive ROI, and value growth which need to be as innovative and smart as the cities they are meant for.
While many cities and municipalities are looking to upgrade their infrastructure through innovative technologies, many are looking towards developing new smart extensions to existing cities. But funding such projects is a mammoth task and requires unconventional approaches, including but not limited to Public-Private Partnerships.
Innovation leads to Innovation.
Several reports talk about some new developments transforming smart city funding. While unconventional financing policies are aiding cities around the world to reshape vision into reality. Here are some commonalities amongst most of them:
Public Sector Funding: While metros are looking for new ways to fund and improve infrastructure and services with additional support by the governments. One such example is City Leap in Bristol, UK, a public-private alliance that aims to raise £1 billion ($1.3 billion towards Bristol becoming a zero-carbon smart city by 2030.
Private Sector Smart Investment: The number of private equity firms considering smart city opportunities seems to be growing for obvious reasons. The concept involves working with cities and other stakeholders to develop new forms of public-private partnerships for smart city investment.
Asset-Based Value Creation: Using a city’s infrastructure and services to create new value to support essential smart features is another way of addressing the financial aspect. From creating advertising opportunities to seamless citywide internet…the possibilities are endless.
Platform Innovation: The Internet of Things (IoT) is a framework being used and further considered for multiple service options and cross-sector collaboration between various municipal stakeholders and the city’s population.
These and many more are the approaches being considered for mapping the future of our existing and future cities. In my and the view of many – smart cities should be designed similar to a fruit-bearing plantation…one that can support its upkeep, and more.
About the Author
A global thought leader, disruptor, and innovator with an entrepreneurial flair, Lal Bhatia, has conceptualized and developed new business models in the most challenging environments.
Bhatia’s has invested 33 years kick-starting New-Ventures, Building Teams, Managing Change, Developing Brands and Businesses, and Strategizing Digital Transformation. Lal has a vast network of clients and professionals in every corner of the globe, which he believes in cross leveraging for the task at hand.
Lal Bhatia is the Chairman of the Hilshaw Group.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 25: Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announces the launch of the NV1 NVMe™ PCIe SSD. With efficient performance in a single-sided M.2 design, NV1 is the ideal entry-level drive for first-time NVMe users with laptops and small form factor PCs.
NV1 is a substantial storage solution with capacities up to 2TB. It features read/write speeds up to 2,100/1,700MB/s1, respectively, thus delivering 3x the performance of a SATA-based SSD. NV1 uses less power, emits less heat, and has quicker load times making it ideal for users who appreciate the responsiveness and ultra-fast data access but have systems with limited space. NV1 is available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities2 and is backed by a limited three-year warranty4, free tech support and legendary Kingston reliability.
“Kingston is pleased to announce the next entry-level offering in its NVMe PCIe SSD product family to meet the needs of our discerning users in India,” said Mr. Tejashwar Singh, India Sales Head, Kingston Technology. “Whether users are upgrading a system or planning a new build, NV1 is designed for speed and dependability at an affordable price. Going ahead as well, we will be bringing compelling products for our users and take ahead our credo of ‘Kingston Is With You’ to the next level.”
In 2020, Kingston shipped over 20M SSDs globally, according to analyst firm Forward Insights. The recent launch further demonstrates Kingston’s commitment to creating the industry’s most thoroughly tested and complete range of SSD solutions, from first-time users to prosumers to data center customers. To provide a compelling and versatile experience, Kingston consistently has come up with memory as well as storage solutions across mainstream (entry), high-performance (mid), and extreme gaming (high) segments. For more information visit kingston.com.
NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD is available across Kingston’s retail partners pan India and e-commerce partners – TataCliq, Paytm, MD Computers, TPS Technologies, Delta Page, ITGadgetsonline, Prime ABGB, and EZPZ Solutions
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NV1 Features and Specifications:
- NVMe PCIe Performance: NV1 offers read/write speeds up to 2,100/1,700MB/s1 (all capacities).
- Ideal for systems with limited space: Easily integrate into designs with M.2 connectors. Perfect for thin laptops and small form factor PCs.
- Multiple Capacities2: Available in a range of capacities up to 2TB to meet your data storage requirements.
- Form Factor: M.2 2280
- Interface: NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes
- Capacities2: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
- 500GB – 120TBW
- 1000GB – 240TBW
- 2000GB – 480TBW
- Power Consumption:
- 500GB: 5mW Idle / 205mW Avg / 1.1W (MAX) Read / 3.3W (MAX) Write
- 1000GB: 5mW Idle / 220mW Avg / 1.1W (MAX) Read / 3.3W (MAX) Write
- 2000GB: 5mW Idle / 340mW Avg / 1.1W (MAX) Read / 3.3W (MAX) Write
- StorageTemperature: -40°C~85°C
- OperatingTemperature: 0°C~70°C
- Dimensions: 22mm x 80mm x 2.1mm
- Weight: 7g (All capacities)
- VibrationOperating: 2.17G (7-800Hz)
- VibrationNon-operating: 20G (20-1000Hz)
- Warranty/Support4: Limited 3-year warranty with free technical support
The SSD is designed for use in desktop and notebook computer workloads and is not intended for Server environments.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 25: Getting published in the press is something many people think is out of reach. We often look at publications like Forbes and Business Insider as reserved for only the ‘special few’ who got lucky and somehow made it to the top.
However, many entrepreneurs who get published online actually got these opportunities because of their network. Ace of Spades PR Agency believes that it’s often just about having the right connections.
The founder of the Agency, Jay Jay, shares that it isn’t just a random process to getting entrepreneurs published, but strategic connections and conversations. “At our agency, we want to make it possible for ‘smaller entrepreneurs’ to make a name for them as well as for the more well-known entrepreneurs. We don’t like to leave things to luck, because luck might not ever come through. So we take our clients and help them become big in their industry.”
In just the last year, Ace of Spades Agency has helped hundreds of personal brands in over twelve countries grow their influence. They have also helped clients get verified on social media, get placed in engaging podcasts, and helped many get published in the press.
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], May 22: Covid-19 has come like a storm in India. Due to this pandemic, everyone is affected with a big loss. People are becoming unhelpful day by day with the increasing scenario of the Covid. New channels and online websites are giving daily updates about the number of cases of deaths and recovered patients. But this corona news has an adverse effect too. Many people are giving fake news related to the situation of Covid. The successful entrepreneur Balusingh Rajpurohit along with Junjaram Thory started a fact-checking campaign to provide the most accurate news to the people.
Balusingh Rajpurohit is a Mathematics teacher turned entrepreneur. His journey of being an entrepreneur and digital expert is an inspiration for many people. He is born and grown up in Barmer. Having knee interest in trying different things made him a successful entrepreneur at such a tender age when people only think about 9 to 5 jobs. He started his own company called Ernst Digital Media.
Junjaram Thory is popular as the youngest digital entrepreneur and news personality in his state. He is born and raised in the city of Vediya, Jalore, Rajasthan. He completed his schooling at Tagore Public school Jayal (Nagaur) and graduated as an engineer from Arya College. During college he also got interested in the field of information technology, and having a good interest in research, he tied up with a Rajasthan-based online internet company called Sangri Internet Private Limited.
In the situation of Covid-19, Balusingh Rajpurohit and Junjaram Thory have decided to start a campaign, where they will check the facts regarding the updates of Covid-19, which were given by the news channels and many more sites. Social media is the main platform for people to share news and know more about the happenings around them. But we have come across much unethical and fake news about the Covid situation, which people are taking seriously and put lots of money into the treatment.
Much news is going viral on social media about Covid-19. Balusingh and Junjaram will check this all news with the knee proofs and with the proper understanding, they will provide the right information to the public on the SangriFactCheck website. They will provide information related to Covid-19 guidelines with constant updates regarding Covid-19.
They had started the Covid-19 awareness campaign in rural areas of Rajasthan. With this, they are also giving true information regarding the wrong and fake news which was spread in the rural areas. They are also helping poor and illiterate people to get the proper understanding of Covid-19 and its precautions, which were given by the government. Balusingh and Junjaram say,” Working for the people, for their betterment is something which we consider as a good thing. We’ll give our best to help people and make sure that every news which reaches them would be perfect and accurate.”
Raises fund to procure medical relief and oxygen cylinders to patients
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 24: In its efforts to provide relief to Covid patients across the country Fino Payments Bank will be raising a corpus of around Rs 1 crore. The bank will raise the fund by tapping the potential of its transactions-led model. For efficient procurement and distribution of medical aid, Fino has associated with Give India, an online donation platform that works with entities on social causes. Fino’s endeavour is part of the collaborative, collective, and compassionate efforts of the business community, NGOs and civil society.
“We are in the midst of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and all need to do our bit to help each other,” said Rishi Gupta, MD & CEO, Fino Payments Bank.
What is happening around us is really painful. Our efforts are aimed at alleviating the anxiety of affected people and their families. We believe in the power of small numbers. Our transaction-based model will help create the fund to the tune of Rs 1 crore for this cause. Every time a consumer transacts we allocate a certain sum to this fund. In effect every transaction is small but an important step in saving lives. Our partner Give India will facilitate access to timely medical aid that we hope will help save as many people as possible.”
The fund will be used by Give India to procure and distribute medicines, oxygen cylinders, and other life-saving equipment to the Covid patients.
Fino Payments Bank’s huge financial services distribution network caters largely to rural markets. The second wave has affected people across economic strata and this approach will help provide the needed medical support.
Banking is an essential service during the pandemic and Fino’s over 6 lakh neighbourhood banking points are open and provide people access to cash and banking. More transactions more will be the corpus generated that can be utilised to save lives.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 24: FaB will be awarding meritorious entrepreneurs and small businesses across India in association with National Business Award. FaB National Business Award 2021 is an outstanding event to appreciate and celebrate the success of businesses in India. These awards will be held in December 2021 in Bangalore. All individuals and businesses in India – public and private, large and small – may submit nominations to FaB National Business Award.
Small businesses are the backbone of the Indian economy. However, The COVID-19 created impediments in the progress of SMEs. Nevertheless, it also left positive effects. The Indian SMEs became more resilient by adopting innovation, digitalization, and new market strategies. So, these awards are to acknowledge the innovation of Indian entrepreneurs who are the building blocks of the Indian economy.
National Business Awards 2021 is organized by FaB. “FaB is a multifaceted global platform to help you network personally & professionally with many options of Business Verticals, which is very unique to FaB and makes FaB much more than a referral organization” says Mr. SK Sunil Krishna, Founder & Chief Architect, FaB Global. “FaB has a presence in major Indian cities and now venturing into global level by entering Malaysia, Australia and UAE,” says Dr. Jaikish Jayaraj, Chairman FaB Global.
These awards provide ample opportunities for business owners. For instance, these awards provide an opportunity to build a network with other entrepreneurs, and to meet business leaders at the national level. Also, it allows entrepreneurs to discuss their business struggles and share their success stories. In this way, the hard work of leading SMEs will be recognized by their fellow businessmen, and their business achievements will be assessed by proficient Juries. Thus, this event has a learning value where business owners can learn how to overcome challenges in their businesses. In brief, these awards confirm and demonstrate the diligence that small businesses put into their success. Likewise, the FaB National Business Awards enhance the credibility of business among investors and customers. Indeed, the FaB National Business award consolidates the reputation of the awarded entrepreneur in the business community because they help them to attract more clients and employees through marketing. “The FaB National Business Award allows us to applaud the SME community as they continue to support and mentor each other,” says Ms. Kalpana Yuvaraaj, Vice Chairman for FaB. Therefore, these awards are instrumental for competing in the marketplace as well.
FaB National Business Award aims to recognise and reward deserving companies from different categories across India’s business landscape. FaB National Business Award has more than 20 jury members. With their experience and passion for their businesses, their expertise is crucial in remaining impartial when adjudicating each submission. “The National Business Award Jury is comprised of highly respected senior-level executives, business professionals, and acclaimed entrepreneurs from all over the world,” says CEO, FaB Global, Mr. Vishnu R Unnithan. More details of the National Business Award are stated at www.fabiansglobal.com.
Jenika Ventures, established by Abhishek Raj, is a real estate consulting firm situated in Noida
New Delhi [India], May 24: Rapid urbanization and a powerful economy are among the key drivers that have helped the real estate and development sectors grow significantly over a very long time in India.
Real estate companies in India are confronting difficulties in remaining above water during the COVID-19 crisis. Jenika Ventures established in December 2020 is a real estate consulting firm that is finding better ways to not only survive but thrive. When the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading in India, it exacerbated the issues plaguing the country’s real estate industry.
Despite this, Jenika Ventures is not looking out for the market trends to change; rather discovering better approaches to keep its operations running smoothly and its clients satisfied.
Jenika Ventures hosted a webinar on 16th May, 21. In these hard times, the webinar was organized as a part of corporate social responsibility on Coexistence with COVID-19 to create awareness among the masses. It was a workshop where experts from AIIMS and MAX hospital have shared tips and tricks on how to enhance our immunity and mental health.
Abhishek Raj, Founder & CEO says I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to those whose presence has made this webinar a success. This non-profit initiative was taken for the first time by any Real Estate organization. The session was led by experts from top medical institutions like AIIMS & MAX. I was glad and felt privileged to see so many viewers attending from various geographies of the country and also globally. In my view, thought leadership can only be accomplished with dedicated & aggressive teamwork working towards a common goal. And I do not hesitate to say that my entire team including technical support has done a tremendous job in attaining this common goal. Also, I convey my special thanks to our doctors Dr. Ritupushp from AIIMS and Dr. Pramoj Jindal from MAX who came to the front in this tough time for a noble cause. A bit of difference created in people’s lives will make our mission accomplished. Look forward to more endeavors shortly. Stay strong, stay safe & keep helping. We will WIN.
Jenika Ventures claims to give fair-minded options and offering hassle-free start to end services to the clients. It onboard and works with listed and Grade A+ developers as an essential consultant, and in return, takes a part of the project’s inventory already, making a mutually advantageous situation for all the parties.
He adds, our motto is “Committed to people, committed to future” We are a youthful group with colossal love and enthusiasm for Real Estate Consulting who dares to prepare to stun the world and isn’t reluctant to be distinctive internationally. These words express the mission of Jenika Ventures. Above all, they firmly believe that every client managing can be an extraordinary experience and can transform your one exchange into many if handled with three main principles: Proficient Consultancy, Sustainable & Grade A+ Developers, and Authentic & Transparent Services. This emanates the qualities they center towards their customers with a mission of commitment to society.
An MBA graduate from The University of Sheffield, UK, Abhishek is a serial entrepreneur. Since then he followed that and started his journey as an Entrepreneur in 2011 immediately after his MBA in the UK, leaving aside all the offers in hand for the job in the Top 4 consultancies like KPMG, EY, PWC, or Deloitte (a dream for many students), but his dream was something else. That was his visionary advance taken which is very much demonstrated following ten years now as he has introduced and launched his start-up, Jenika Ventures LLP.
As indicated by Abhishek, “over ten years of experience of a lot of push and pull in my excursion has constrained me to develop something which I can conceive-perceive-execute-stabilize with my actual inward values of transparency, honesty, objectivity, and capable consultancy. We have a group of experts who have overachieved their objectives with 100% utilization in the first quarter of organization origin (this uncovers the vision of JV).”
He believes “my reverie was to commence, my plan to continue, my endeavor to accomplish, and my obsession to outshine.”
Real estate was among the first marketplace centers in India to attract. Jenika Ventures try to spread bliss by transforming dreams about claiming a sweet home into a genuine magnum opus of one’s decision with a standard of extreme Quality, Craftsmanship, and Creativity from their exclusive portfolio of different projects.
Jenika Ventures is a Real Estate Business Consulting firm situated in Noida, an organization that puts stock in advancing a brand, quality, and validity to its clients. This Venture is developed with a particular reason by a visionary who sees an enhanced insight of over ten years in real estate consultancy.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 24: Started career as a freelancer, business consultant Vinay Hankare is bridging gaps existing in the current digital marketing business. With focus, goal and dedication, he has built a dynamic team during this pandemic and has been successfully giving business support to the clients. Having collaborated with local businesses, funded start-ups, MNCs, unicorns and even globally acclaimed companies as a freelancer, he knows the secret to build a thriving business. He detested the agencies that work on a deliverable basis. This model forces the businesses to get limited results. So, he took an initiative and planned a unique business model.
He emphasised the quality that makes him stand apart from the agencies, ‘building and maintaining a cordial relationship with clients’. He took the opportunity and tried taking the risk of eliminating the stated rules of these companies. During the pandemic, many companies were on the verge of shutting their businesses. Vinay Hankare took the challenge of transforming these dying businesses into successful ventures by shifting them online. Treating his client’s business as his own, this unique approach helped the clients put trust in him with their businesses.
He started by taking small steps. To ensure that the clients feel motivated to share their journey, he started by providing 2-hours free consultation calls with his clients which he previously charged Rs. 600 per hour. In this consultation process, he understands the motives of the businesses, apprehends the problems, finds the target audience, and then provides solutions that will help the businesses to reach their goals. Once the businesses are on board, he provides perfectly tailored solutions for all the specific clients. He stays involved in the whole process and delivers according to the business’s requirements. This one-on-one conversation has helped the businesses to understand their potential and thus, bring in more profit for them.
By following this method, he has prevented many businesses from giving up on their dreams and hopes. In fact, he opened doors for the businesses to grow and earn profits even when the pandemic has hit hard. He is also leading a team of highly skilled individuals and guides them to deliver results to be a professional in their field. He has proven his ethics and expertise that helped him to bring business for the clients even during a pandemic.
His 360-degrees solution has been a help in pandemic and he hopes to help recover more dying businesses. Being a digital marketer and expert in online business for the past 6 years, he changed the way people have been doing digital marketing. In the long run, Vinay aims to change the ongoing crisis of communication in the digital world and be the ultimate solution for any business-related problems.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 24: The stylish performer Sahil Samuel has effortlessly garnered the title ‘Freddie Mercury of India’ for his voguish appearance on stage. He is prominent for devouring any platform being offered to leave the listeners thrilled and wanting more. The celebutante of the Independent Music Industry in India advises, “Do not start with the pace to race and also be an artist to manifest, not to parade!”
Born on the 23rd of February 1993 and presently residing in Chandigarh, the artist who would prefer to see himself as a performer rather than a singer is the frontman and the founder of the Naalayak band that is Chandigarh-West DeIhi based. Naalayak band consists of the front man – Sahil Samuel, the lead guitarist – Akshatt Kakar, the bass guitarist – Aashish Kalanta, and Garry Singh Arora- the drummer.
The young Sahil was born to a middle-class family where his parents already had his life mapped out. Despite the averse Of his parents to his aspiration, Sahil did not relinquish. Rather, discovering that he had a passion for music, Sahil started writing songs. Seems too good to be true but this talented writer has already devised over 300 plus songs since 2016. He earned his first club gig in 2014, which landed him to be the vocalist of a well-known band “Swastik” and in the following year, he began his search for the Sahil Samuel Project. Accordingly, the Naalayak band was thus formed in 2015.
The performer Sahil regards himself as fortunate for being gifted and blessed. From the songs that he has composed so far as mentioned above, some have been released in the EP ‘Naalayak’ with the album name “Main Ka Bukhar” in 2018 with his band. In addition, out of the five songs that will be included in the 2nd album “Hindi Gaane” two have been released and the remaining three songs will also be released soon. After which, the release of 3rd album being scheduled is also all set to be placed on the table. ‘Bawra,’ ‘Haan Pyaar Hain,’ ‘Dil-aeRam,’ ‘Mustafa,’ ‘Nasamajh; and recently added ‘Zakir’ are some of the songs that have left people mesmerised. Dejected as everyone is feeling around the world, with the Covid-19 leaving the Pandora box opened disrupting the preplanned scheme, things have not been going steady, leaving everything on a hiatus.
Samuel’s music is weaved with Urdu and Hindi words that vigorously speak loud and captivates the listeners. Such inventiveness of the words he produces is also seemed to be influenced by artists such as Atif Aslam, Raghu Dixit, Lucky Ali. Axel Rose, Robert Plant and Freddie Mercury are the animators for his stage presence.
Apart from platform life, he is a pet lover – He is quite fond of his pets and is often seen posting their pictures and videos on social media. The young star has a rather gullible and friendly personality. P.S. He is a practical joker!
The icon’s folk wisdom “Fame (show off) is like cancer. If you detect it in time you will be cured and shine for long (history), But if you don’t fix it, you will be done very soon.” He adds, “Being a musician is like walking on thin ice, It ain’t no bed Of roses! So, if you’re determined, strive hard and do not let anyone tell you, ‘You cannot’ Rather, prove them wrong with your hard work.”
Delightful and fascinating Sahil with the visual envisions Naalayak with multiple albums being released in the coming years wishes to go on a world tour. Jubilant to be an Indian Independent artist and performer band, Naalayak anticipates envisaging to broaden their appreciating listeners worldwide.
New Delhi [India], May 22: A Google certified digital transformation agency, Appinventiv receives the award for “App Development Company of the Year” by Entrepreneur India, as they record a turnover of over $14 million in FY 21. With a mission to make businesses around the world go digital by offering innovative and disruptive solutions, they procure new-age technologies including blockchain, IoT, AI, ML, AR, and VR.
In 6 years, the dream is turning into reality as the firm has successfully achieved the digital transformation of about a thousand companies. The company is developing a slew of mobile apps and digital products equipped with the latest software solutions allowing the firms to transform their legacy operations in such a way that all work can be done smoothly on new-age technologies.
Conceptualized in 2015, Appinventiv stands with a motto of shaping technology into business solutions and revolutionising industries with next-gen technologies. The reins of the company were led by industry stalwart Saurabh Singh, who along with fellow directors Sudeep Srivastava, Prateek Saxena, Peeyush Singh, and Dileep Gupta, spearheaded the firm to achieve its aim of providing digital solutions to all, be it businesses, governments, or social sector. It’s no surprise that within just 2 months after its inception, Appinventiv closed its first brand project with only 50 people on board at the time.
Over the last few years, as the company paddled to new heights with these latest technologies, it was Singh’s resolve that has guided and maneuvered the company. In his 16 years of outstanding journey, Singh has helped over five thousand technology businesses in making their mobile strategies and leaving a mark in the tech industry. Singh has also created more than five thousand job opportunities for aspiring tech professionals of the nation.
While it may take decades for a company to become partners with the big brands, Appinventiv, on the back of its work culture, achieved the milestone in just 6 years. Appinventiv can proudly call itself a technology partner of some of the biggest brands globally like IKEA, Dominos, KPMG, ABP Live, Vodafone, Dominos, KFC, Oracle India, Asian bank, Pizza Hut, Baskin Robbins, NASA.
What started with a one-room office in Noida, Appinventiv now calls a 4-story 70000 Sq Ft. corporate hub in Noida as its headquarters. The workforce too has grown to 650+ with the best talent in the relevant domains including certified developers, UI UX Designers, Quality Analysts, Creative Heads, certified developers.
As the company is growing at a fast pace, it is branching out to Lucknow, Dehradun, Indore & Chandigarh. Not only India, but Appinventiv has also marked its global extension and operations in countries like the USA, Middle East, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand empowering & reshaping industries and transforming businesses to explore the digital-first benefits. The growth can be attributed to the innovative products, which the company is offering to clients across the world. As one of the world’s richest men, Elon Musk has rightly said that great companies are built on great products.
To further expand the product portfolio, Appinventiv has set up an innovation lab in-house which studies the new-gen technologies like gesture mechanism, neural network connections, IoT, and decentralization, etc. The R&D team is working on different use cases across sectors, which will help in creating some of the most immersive products using these new-generation technologies. With India’s mobile app economy burgeoning, the new-age technologies along with 5G, data analytics, cloud, and automation will be the drivers for change and growth in businesses.
Unlike many other companies, which target a particular segment to grow, Appinventiv is servicing a gamut of customers including startups, SMBs, enterprises, and Fortune 500 businesses. To further expand and better its service offerings by improving efficiency, the company has chalked out two business units –one specifically reserved to provide services to startups while the other one will cater to big clients, including the Fortune 500 companies.
Appinventiv is not only digitally transforming companies; it is also providing a path and guidance to various startups which allow them to raise capital. From ideation to launch and post-launch support, the company makes sure to deliver competitive products. The mobile applications developed by Appinventiv for the startups have helped them in winning industry awards and recognition, along with millions in investment. So far, Appinventiv has helped 74% of all its startup clients secure millions in funding.
To further give a boost to the startup ecosystem, the company has recently launched an entrepreneurship campaign, which will help entrepreneurs in shaping their ideas into revenue-generating software solutions.
When most of the corporate bigwigs slashed salaries and reduced jobs during the pandemic, Appinventiv provided a free of cost health insurance policy of around Rs 2 to 4 lakh to each of the over 650 employees to boost their physical and financial freedom. Apart from that, in case of loss of life of an employee, the company will offer 50% of the deceased’s monthly salary to the family subject to a minimum of Rs 40,000 per month, for one year. Additionally, Rs 10,000 monthly for the education of school/college-going children for two years and mediclaim coverage to the family of the deceased for two years.
Like its resolve to transform businesses, the company has committed to providing a better life to its employees and their families. The company truly believes in the quote by Apple founder Steve Jobs, “Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people.” In Appinventiv too, a great team of over 650 people led by industry stalwart Saurabh Singh is set to achieve new peaks in the digital world.