TLabs, the incubation unit from Times Internet, has announced its fourth batch of startups, featuring BetaGlide, GetMeAShop, JiffStore, Labforth, Newsinshort, among others. TLabs provides seed funding of Rs 10 lakhs for 10% stake in the company, and mentorship in building the minimum viable product, apart from networking with VCs and angel funds. Here’s a look at the consumer internet and mobile startups in their current batch:
BetaGlide: BetaGlide allows mobile app developers to gather information from their beta users and testers while they beta test their app before launch. It allows developers to send invites to testers as well as automatically capture information while the beta user uses the application.
GetMeAShop: GetMeAShop provides an ecommerce platform and solutions for offline retailers. The company is still in beta and offers features such as custom domain, custom theme, tracking sales, tech support, among others.
JiffStore: JiffStore is a mobile ecommerce platform that allows supermarkets to sell grocery online, while it allows customers to shop through its store. The mobile app is currently available on Android and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
LabForth: LabForth is a web-based solution for hospitals and reference labs. The company claims that it provides faster turnaround by automating the way orders are received and results are disseminated to clients. Features include calendar, electronic medical records, billing, reports, communications, patient access and free SMS.
Newsinshort: NIS is a mobile and web platform that provides summarized news in 60 words. Currently, the app is available on Android smartphone platform and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Alternatively, users can also read news on its website.
SponsoredGiveaways: SponsoredGiveaways is a marketplace for bloggers and advertisers to carry out sponsored deals/contests and giveaways. Bloggers need to signup with their blog and provide the kind of contest they would accept.
VindowShop is an image recognition platform that allows users to search and buy apparels online by clicking on pictures that are shared online. While the mobile app is not out yet, it appears that the company plans to launch the app on iOS and Android.
Vozeal is a platform for advertisers and video publishers. It allows publishers to monetize their videos through the platform and provides video editing tools. It provides advertisers with inventory of videos that they want to advertise on.
Yippster is a digital payment platform for digital contents that will be available on mobiles. There’s not much information available about the product at the time of writing this article.