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Ecommerce is growing across India. But, when it comes to retail, one cannot deny the power of the 12 million-plus small stores aka kiranas across the country. And realising the potential of this very sector is Bengaluru-based Mobisy Technologies, a B2B marketplace for FMCG distributors. 


The startup has two “mobile-first” products – Bizom and Distiman – that form the two ends of the $500 billion retail market in India, of which only 10 percent is made up of organised retail.

Founded in 2007 by Lalit Bhise, Shree Kulkarni, and Vasudeva Manjunath, the startup has on-boarded 130,000 small stores on its platform to date. And, more than 5.6 million small stores use its technology. 

Read how the startup managed to win over so many and how it is working with more than 350 top brands, including Coca-Cola, Cargill, Hershey’s, Molson Coors, Shell, and United Breweries.

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How FarmersFZ is connecting farmers directly to customers

Farmers Fresh Zone Founder and CEO: Pradeep P S

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Chennai-based Boozo Kulfi made Rs 24 lakh sales in just a year

The Green Castle founders

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Alibaba to invest $10M in logistics startup XpressBees

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