Voly

  • Chennai, India
  • AdvertisingAdTech, AdvertisingOnline Classified, Information/TechSearch, Offline, Subscription Commerce, Online Aggregator

Voly aims to be a contextual business search engine enabling chat-based commerce - New-age Justdial

Founded:
2015
Stage:
Beta Launched
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

Featured


New Product Release

Pilot : Whatsapp pilot for PG Search

Nov

2015

Founded

Company Incorporated

Dec

New Product Release

Pilot : Business Search & broadcast released on Whatsapp

Dec

New Product Release

Pivot : Businesses on Chat App Released

Apr

2016

New Product Release

Business Broadcast Released on App

Jun

New Product Release

Pilot : Subscriptions on Whatsapp

Jul

New Product Release

Voly - Discover Things to do app with Subscriptions

Nov

New Product Release

Dude bot released on Facebook

Jan

2017

Jobs


Team Summary

Maharishi RB, Co-founder & CEO (B.Tech & M.tech, IIT M):
* CEO, Pizza Mutiny - Premium notebook company selling 30,000+ notebooks
* Project on analyzing cancer genomic data using machine learning
* Built a neural network based retrofit water metering system for Smartr Homes Technologies

Prashanth Ashok, Co-founder & CPO (B.Tech, IIT M) :
• COO, Pizza Mutiny
• Ex-Associate Product Manager, Stayzilla - Managed growth tool and customer satisfaction pods

Nawin Krishna, Co-founder & COO (B.Tech & M.tech, IIT M) :
• Ex-Product Manager, Swiggy - Managed Catalog, Vendor Related Products & Automation pods
• Institute Public Relations Head, IITM - Handled Media (both offline & online) & Public Relations
• Core Member, Saarang - Managed Concept & Design Team

Vinit Bothra, Co-founder & CTO (B.E, Pune University) :
• Senior Software Engineer (Backend), Rakuten - API development Team
• Backend Tech Lead, Swiggy - Managed Backend development

Extended :
- Android Lead
- 3 member operations team

Team

Founding Team

B.Tech M.Tech in Electrical Engineering at IIT Madras Ex-Product Manager @ Swiggy, Startup Representative Head Co-founder at Voly

WORK

Swiggy (2015 - 2015)
Product Manager

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2014 - 2015)
Startup Representative Head, C-TIDES

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2014 - 2015)
Head of Institute Public Relations Team

EDUCATION

IIT Madras
Master’s Degree • 2010 - 2015

DAV Boys Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram, Chennai
1999 - 2010

Vinit Bothra


Co-Founder

Lead Software Engineer @ Swiggy, API developer @ Rakuten, Web / Software Developer @ Rakuten

WORK

Swiggy (2015 - present)
Senior Software Engineer

Rakuten (2011 - 2015)
API developer

Rakuten (2010 - 2015)
Web / Software Developer

EDUCATION

Pune Institute of Computer Technology
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) • 2006 - 2010

Maharishi R B


Co-Founder

Prashanth Ashok


Co-Founder

Product/Service Summary

Voly aims to be a contextual business search engine enabling chat-based commerce essentially be the new-age Justdial.

How does Voly work ?
1. Customer texts Voly his need
2. Voly identifies businesses based on the customer's need from across online & offline channels and instantly sends relevant information about businesses that could serve his request (similar to Google or Justdial) . Voly also broadcasts the customer requests to vendors via SMS and a vendor app.
3. Interested businesses will now respond to the customer request with relevant information for the query such as availability, quotes, pictures etc via Voly.
4. Now the customer has got real-time contextual information from businesses for his request and can connect with these businesses on chat, make payments and take things forward.
Thus, Voly provides a simple, personal and hassle-free way for users to get contextual business information and connect with businesses.

Product/Service Descriptions