Tinkersale (Curious Cat Technologies)

  • Bangalore, India
  • RetailSocial Commerce, AdvertisingOnline Classified, Hyperlocal Marketplace, Community, Consumer Internet

Craigslist + FB Groups -Creating “Community Flea Markets”, where Individuals & Indie businesses buy/sell with neighbours & like-minded users

Founded:
2016
Stage:
Beta Launched
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

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Founded

Incorporated as CuriousCat Technologies

Feb

2016

New Product Release

Basic Prototype Android and IOS App launched to for pre-beta testing

Apr

New Product Release

Beta Android App Released

Sep

New Product Release

Website POC launched

Dec

Jobs


Team Summary

Swadhin : IIT Guwahati Computer Science; 13 Years experience in CDoT, Headstrong, EFI and Microsoft. Swadhin cofounded an RFID start-up in 2006 called N-Net. Swadhin brings strong experience in enterprise server based applications

Jyotirmoy : IIM Lucknow, NIT Surat; 13 years experience with Deloitte, Wipro, GE, MIRC Electronics. Skillset includes Business Development, Strategy and M&A, Investment Banking focussed on Technology companies; Worked extensively with technology start-ups in their fund-raise initiatives

We have three other potential member of the core team with strong experience in products +analytics, campaign management and business development in B2C and technology businesses including a few start-ups , who are ready to join us.
1) IIT + London School of Economics ; Business Development experience in global tech firms in enterprise server and networking space
2) ISI + IIM ; Experience in product management in India's leading job portal and a leading jewellery portal
3) MDI + London Business School; Strategy, Consulting, Corporate Finance Experience in CA Technologies, Deloitte , NASSCOM

While the co-founders know each other for > 25 years, the rest of the team have been friends for more than past 11 years.

Team


    • Madhukar Tummala

    • Investor

    • Madhukar Tummala

    • Advisor

Product/Service Summary

TinkerSale is a platform to create “Community Flea Markets”, helping Individuals & Indie businesses to buy and sell with friends, neighbours & like-minded people

1. Creates Location & Interest Based Communities. Each acts as a digital notice board for where users can discover, buy and sell new and pre loved items
2. Allows home based businesses and one time sellers to sell when and as they want. Post ads targeted at specific audience segment and chat directly with buyers and conclude transactions
3. Helps buyers to find new and pre-loved treasures from TRUSTED Sellers
4. TinkerSale creates cohorts of users and provides Content rich, personalised buying experience.

How are we different?

TinkerSale changes P2P commerce: Building Communities, Conversation between buyer & seller, Indie Selling, Image Rich Content

Existing B2C/ P2P platforms are not social & social ones are not transactional enough. TinkerSale changes this by combining the two.

TinkerSale addresses the issue of Trust, Convenience & Engagament currently lacking in P2P marketplaces by bringing together users in a locality and bound by common theme - making transactions transparent and social

>90% of home based sellers operate on “no inventory”, “sell to order”, “conversation & customisation” based models (primarily via own whatsapp groups) – TinnkerSale streamlines this experience

The Communities to make P2P transactions sticky and habit forming

The communities have the potential to create a market for long tail items (example : LP records) which depends on high degree of P2P transactions among a very diversely spread out community

Product/Service Descriptions