DAALCHINI CASE STUDY

DAALCHINI CASE STUDY, FUNDING, BUSINESS MODEL, REVENUE, INVESTORS

Founder :Prerna Kalra

Founder of Dallchini, one of India’s top 100 Startups. Her Startup aims to use the power of technology to bring home-cooked meals to working professionals via smart vending machines.

DAALCHINI BUSINESS MODEL

Daalchini Delhi based Startup founded in Aug 2017. Daalchini is a physical marketplace for ‘Traditional Indian Home-cooked Food’, provided by a network of Home-based cooks/Tiffin Services, through Vending Machines(kiosk) called Daalchini Hut.

STORY BEHIND THE IDEA

Prena is a Silver Medalist at IMT, has over eight years of corporate experience. She becomes the former Head of Paytm-Wallet. As a working Professional helped her learn and hone her leadership and managerial skills. Prerna is also a mother to a three-year-old girl, she found managing timely delivery of food as per her working hours to be a hassle. She saw this pain point as an opportunity worth pursuing. Soon after, she left her corporate career and began her entrepreneurial journey.

Women may be problem-solving and headlining projects in the workplace, but most of them face a common question when they return home “Aaj khaane may kya hai?” and most mornings, before heading to work, they must also figure out the “Dabba” situation for the family.

After coming face to face with this problem, Prerna Kalra saw an opportunity. And boom, Daalchini was born!

DAALCHINI HUT(KIOSK)

Daalchini brings your comfort Indian food to offices, apartments, colleges through Self-operated Kiosk called Daalchini Hut.

Kiosk provides Healthy Indian Breakfast and Evening snack options as well as a variety of ready-to-eat Indian whole-wheat breads (Chappatis, Paranthas), anytime, anywhere, available 24*7.

Daalchini startup efforts are to make Indian Snacks and Breads accessible in urban indian households.

GROW YOUR FOOD BUSINESS WITH DAALCHINI

If you are having a Food Business than you can showcase your product via vending machines called Daalchini hut. The startup which is already showcasing their products are Yoga Pulb, Zago Coorg Coffee, BRBchips, Luvit, Brekkie, Nidz, Postcard etc.

FUNDING

Aug 2020, raised Rs 50 Cr in Pre-Series A led by Artha Venture Fund.

On 4th Jul 2019, Daalchini raised a total of 500k dollars in funding. This was a Seed round.

 

DISCOVER

FOUNDED: Aug 2017

HEADQUARTERS: Delhi

EMPLOYEES: 24

CATEGORIES: Internet of Things, Vending Machine Technology, Marketplace of Home-style Breads & Food.

Industry Sector: Internet

Linkedin followers: 498

 

INVESTOR

Daalchini is funded by Artha India Ventures.

REVENUE MODEL

Daalchini makes money from sales of products sold from the vending machines and Franchise sales.

APP

Daalchini app is available on Playstore with 3.0 stars.

How to use the Daalchini App:

  • LOCATE: Find Daalchini kiosk near you in App.
  • ORDER: Check out the menu, pay for your favourite meal or beverage.
  • PICKUP: Enter Pickup code at Daalchini Kiosk anytime in next 30 mins to get your fresh food.

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DAALCHINI CASE STUDY, FUNDING, BUSINESS MODEL, REVENUE, INVESTORS

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