Kiukart

  • Kolkata, India
  • RetailRetail Technology, Marketplace

Kiukart helps over millions of Indian artisans to deliver their excellence directly to the world

Founded:
2015
Stage:
Beta Launched
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

Featured

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Know Bengal weavers on Kiukart portal | Business Standard

Celebrating West Bengal's rich sartorial heritage, a new e-commerce craft house is providing direct interface between weavers and connoisseurs to popularise the 'tant' (cotton) and silk weaves from the region.

Bengal's exclusive handloom tradition

May 04, 2016


Founded

Incorporation of the company Kiukart Shopee Private Limited

Sep

2015

New Team Member

Santanu Mandal has joined as Director-Technology

Oct

Founded

Started development of kiukart.com

Dec

New Team Member

Rajat Basak-the seller of Bengal Cotton Saree joined as first seller

Jan

2016

Media Coverage

The beta version has launched

Apr

New Product Release

First customer ordered from Assam

May

Media Coverage

First 1000 visits on one day

Jun

Funding

projection to start with raised fund for finalising the Kiukart portal

Apr

2017

New Product Release

Launch the final Kiukart portal

May

Funding

Projecting first positive fund flow

Jul

Jobs


Team Summary

The ideation of Kiukart.com has been done by a small team consists of three young professionals. Souvik Das, a PGDM(Marketing) is consolidating the business operation and marketing of the platform that is being fuelled by his exposure in strategic marketing and economic research. Santanu Mandal, a M.Tech in Computer Science Engineering is conceptualising its IT infrastructure who is having more than two years startup experience also. Amit Panja who has more than seven years experience in logistics, is taking care of service delivery.

Team

Founding Team

Managing Director @ Kiukart

WORK

Kiukart (2015 - present)
Managing Director

EDUCATION

Xavier Institute of Social Service
P.G.D.M • 2012 - 2014

Bankura Unnayani Institute of Engineering
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) • 2007 - 2011

Santanu Mandal


Co-Founder

Product/Service Summary

Kiukart.com is a uniform marketplace for the consumers of Indian handicrafts to obtain them directly from the craftsmen, who are possessing traditional crafting knowledge. In preparing this marketplace Kiukart is trying to develop itself by collaborating with various designing experts, who will be there to guide the rural artisans to cater to the modern needs.

Product/Service Descriptions