The Safarist

  • Mumbai, India
  • Travel & Tourism, Community, Consumer Internet, Marketplace

Discover the outdoors through tips, photos and travel plans shared by like minded travelers.

Founded:
2015
Stage:
Beta Launched
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

Featured

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Carpooling for Wildlife? | Lonely Planet Magazine

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From The Corporate To The Safarist | Sanctuary Asia

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Digital Digest: 4 Travel Ideas You Can Use | National Geographic Traveler

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How these MBA graduates are bringing the wildlife travellers of India together | YourStory


New Product Release

First website launched to a closed group

Jul

2015

Media Coverage

Featured in Lonely Planet - the world's top tour guide publisher

Oct

New Product Release

New website version launched with added networking and engagement features

Apr

2016

Jobs


Team Summary

Close friends, avid travel enthusiasts and traveling together since the last 10 years, we have set out to solve the problems we ourselves have faced while traveling. We are graduates from the top management schools in the country and have a mix of experience across Technology, Finance, Operations & Customer Development.

Team

Founding Team

Maulik Desai


Co-Founder

Current - Co Founder @ The Safarist; Past - Customer Development, Project Management, Vendor Relations @ Mondelēz International

WORK

The Safarist (2016 - present)
Co Founder

Mondelēz International (2015 - present)
Customer Development Manager - Modern Trade

Mondelēz International (2013 - 2014)
Manager - Program Management Office - Chocolate Category

EDUCATION

National Institute of Industrial Engineering
Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management • 2010 - 2012

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
B.E. - Mechanical • 2006 - 2010

Co-Founder at The Safarist

WORK

The Safarist (2015 - present)
Co Founder

Trust Investment Advisors (2012 - 2015)
Senior Manager

Standard Chartered Bank (2011 - 2011)
Summer Intern, M&A Desk, Wholesale Banking Division, Corporate Advisory

EDUCATION

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Post Graduate Diploma in Management • 2010 - 2012

Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Engineering (BE) • 2005 - 2009

Delhi Public School - R. K. Puram

Team Members

Shikhar Sachan

Shikhar Sachan


CTO

Product/Service Summary

The product lets users post tips, photos or travel plans. This user generated content is mapped to individual destinations and a particular interest group, thereby building a repository of useful and credible information for each destination. Driven by data behind traveler interests, the product delivers an extremely personalized experience. A 'tip' serves as advice, a 'photo' helps in visual discovery and a 'travel plan' helps in finding like minded travel partners. We also recommend the best services (tours and accommodation options), all of which are personalized based on user interests and preferences.

Product/Service Descriptions