Seed Round Common Shares
14% equity
$1.3M pre-money
$0K raised
$200K target raise
We are building a platform for work. Gridle provides all basic communication channels (Video, task, projects, teams, files & IMs) as a base package and then enterprises can go to our app-store, plug and play applications that are relevant to their verticals and use just 1 tool. For eg. A consultancy company bills their clients on number of hours. They can use our base package and add a time-tracking app. No IT guy required, no juggling between the platforms required. A design company needs an online annotator or an investment firm like yours needs a deal-flow app. You can plug these applications to your account. Imagine how simple that world would be where your HR, sales and support dept. have their own apps. No struggles, no confusion and a happy you!


Here's our time-line.
10th Jan 2014: Raised Pre-seed. Just enough to sustain a team and create MVP
3rd March 2014: Released an MVP to 200 users
10th Sept 2014: After 6 months of understanding the requirements and building features, we ...
We are building a platform for work. Gridle provides all basic communication channels (Video, task, projects, teams, files & IMs) as a base package and then enterprises can go to our app-store, plug and play applications that are relevant to their verticals and use just 1 tool. For eg. A consultancy company bills their clients on number of hours. They can use our base package and add a time-tracking app. No IT guy required, no juggling between the platforms required. A design company needs an online annotator or an investment firm like yours needs a deal-flow app. You can plug these applications to your account. Imagine how simple that world would be where your HR, sales and support dept. have their own apps. No struggles, no confusion and a happy you!


Here's our time-line.
10th Jan 2014: Raised Pre-seed. Just enough to sustain a team and create MVP
3rd March 2014: Released an MVP to 200 users
10th Sept 2014: After 6 months of understanding the requirements and building features, we became open to general public. No marketing $ spent. Even till date.
3rd Oct 2014: First paid customer (In less than a month. An achievement because we give 1st month as trial). The same customer has done 5 renewals post that date till today.
1st Dec 2014: Became the youngest company to win the HOT 100 awards by CIO-Choice
7th Jan 2015: Finalized deal with our first sub-licensor in Australia
15th Feb 2015: Started work on our mobile app around tasks with NLP and AI. Releasing 15th May on Android.
15th April 2015: Ranked amongst top 5 at Nasscom Product Conclave.
15th May 2015: Went to Tech-in-Asia as one of the 10 startups selected from India
8th Sept 2015: Closed $100K seed round of financing from angels
30th Oct 2015: Won the prestigious Tech-30 awards by Yourstory
15th April 2016: Reached 10K user mark with $0 marketing.
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Investors

Avik Ashar
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CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad
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CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad fostering innovation-driven entrepreneurship
CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad
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CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad fostering innovation-driven entrepreneurship

Advisors

Rohit Kilam
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Rohit Kilam

Employees

Shashvat Bhatt
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Shashvat Bhatt Shashvat Bhatt Wanderer,dreamer, son, MSD7 nd cr7 fan and most importantly a madridista #halamadrid

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I have been Yash's room-mate at college for 3 years. Have managed certain college level events and have worked on a couple of seminar and final year projects with him. Yash takes up a task and plans it out with authority; he manages people around even in the technical aspects of the project and makes the results possible. He is gifted with excellent communication skills which he uses to convince people against their views, time and again. An astute organizer, clear communicator, Happy-go-lucky person, who can make the atmosphere lively and spirited. His flamboyant personality attracts and inspires people around him to perform better. You actually feel an urge not to let him down. Focuses on solutions rather than problems and fixates on philosophies. He is loaded with common-sense! I really think he will fetch results in all the endeavors that he undertakes

I have known the blogtard team (Yash Shah, Anupama Panchal and Abhishek Doshi) for nearly a year now. I have been mentoring them for the blogtard project. I have had several brainstorming sessions with them about the project and have been quite impressed by their competence, focus and energy. They work well together as a team and I am confident that they will succeed in whatever endeavours they take on, including the Blogtard project with appropriate support. I wish them luck.