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Bag It Today

Bagittoday.com is an ecommerce venture by Living Media (India Today Group). The online portal’s focus is to deliver a wide range of most sought-after items chosen from the best brands in the world, complementing the same with the greatest service experience to clients. Brands on board include Satya Paul, Samsung, Nokia, Swatch, Calvin Klein, Mont Blanc, Kodak, HTC and many more. Bag It Today aspires to combine style and value with world class quality. It is seen by today’s customers as being at the forefront of the high street revolution and fashion trends.


MobiKwik is a mobile wallet and online payment system on which users can store virtual money to pay utility bills and shop using the online wallet with over 70,000 merchants available online with added features like mobile and DTH recharge. MobiKwik was founded by Bipin Preet Singh and Upasana Taku in 2009. It has an extended service portfolio on mobile apps. MobiKwik tied up with various online merchants such as eBay India, BookMyShow, Dominos India, ShopClues and Snapdeal to provide a payment option on e-commerce sites giving accessibility through their wallet.


Naaptol is a leading home shopping company in India available on the virtual platform and sells various products in categories ranging from apparel, electronics, home furnishings, kitchen appliances, furniture and other utility items. Naaptol was started by founder and CEO Manu Agarwal, an IIT Kanpur alumnus in 2008 primarily serving as a product research and price comparison service. Naaptol (Hindi for ‘Bargain’) provides a platform for merchants and sellers to sell their products, which are compared through web analytics, providing invaluable customer support.



Simplilearn – one of the largest professional certifications company – is an online education portal providing professional certification training. Based in Scotts Valley, California, USA, the company was founded by Krishna Kumar in 2009. He posted free video lessons and a practice test there; since then, the site has gained more than 450,000 users from 150 plus countries and is growing by leaps and bounds.


Started in 2011 by Ishan and Mayank Gupta with only a handful of certification courses, EduKart has now evolved into a leading education marketplace, offering students a platform to enroll into more than 2,500 courses in degree, diploma, certificate, entrance coaching and K12 categories. EduKart has enabled students to access global education. It also offers certificate courses in areas of retail, finance, telecom, digital marketing, programming languages, project management, and IT. EduKart even provides job placement assistance through its job portal on the website.


MeritNation’s apparent central belief is helping the nation reclaim its merit (thus the play of words). One of the leading online tutorial portals in India, MeritNation is segmenting itself for increasing e-literacy in India. Setting up entire virtual schools on their education portal through elaborate live classes, multimedia tutorials, interactive exercises, practice tests and expert help, the brand’s intention is to make schooling easy for students. The platform is rapidly adding thousands of K-12 students, of which over 60% join via the mobile platform.

School of Skill (SKILLDOX)

School of Skill is a gateway of SKILLSDox, an education technology company with its head office located in Ottawa, Canada, which has its operating office situated in Mumbai, India. SKILLDox’s aim is to collaborate with global quality educators and connect them online to the mass population of India. School of Skill provides online access to quality education through partnerships with educational leaders in Canada, USA and India. School of Skill’s vision is to upgrade the quality of life across the world through online education made assessable and available at ease online.


Vedantu Innovations Pvt. Ltd. founded in 2011 by four IITians, Vamsi Krishna, Pulkit Jain, Saurabh Saxena and Anand Prakash has launched its online tutoring platform in October 2014. The Sanskrit words Veda (knowledge) and Tantu (network) have crafted the company’s name, Vedantu. The start-up operates on a marketplace model for volunteer/ freelance tutors, wherein aspiring students can browse, search or choose to learn from preferred online tutors of their choice. The online platform has rich content of 21,000 hours of live learning available to over 17,000 students.


It is indeed an inspiration when one of the youngest IAS officers leaves his position of authority and reputation and peruses his passion for imparting education. This is the story of Unacademy, an online portal which provides free educational content to civil service aspirants in 2013. The portal provides free educational material to aspiring students through its website and also streams video tutorials updated periodically. More than 2 lakh students study on this portal as subscribers to the channel. The disruptive start up has raised a $500,000 seed round of funding.

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