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The On Demand Weekly #13

With Uber promising to deliver food within 10 minutes in NYC, there's no catching up to that. However, New York City alone is not getting lucky in this case, Uber has extended its food delivery services in Chicago as well with UberEATS.

On similar lines Gett, a competitor to Uber, also plans to offer other on-demand services such as on-demand manicures, housecleaning and pizza delivery. Seems like, nobody has to worry about dinner anymore.

Juggernaut's Insight:

  • A new website with its sights on becoming the Airbnb for the sea is offering keen boat fans the chance to charter a selection of some of the world’s finest yachts.
  • Uber is going to burn $750 million in capital this year as part of their expansion.
  • Onfleet announced its official launch to offer key infrastructure to businesses providing on-demand delivery services.

Industry News

Death to Amazon? Postmates' boost to small business

Many are wondering if Postmates will take share from Amazon, as it can now provide delivery from small-businesses around the community that previously did not offer that service.

Food delivery startup Grab raises $1M from Oliphans & Haresh Chawla

Mumbai-based Grab A Grub Services Pvt Ltd, a food logistics startup which essentially provides third-party food delivery service to restaurants, has raised $1 million (Rs 6.3 crore) from Oliphans Capital and former Network18 CEO Haresh Chawla, according to a press release.

On-demand massage app in China attracts $5M series A funding

Chinese tech blog 36Kr reports today that Diandao has just secured US$5 million in series A funding to assist with its growth. The investment was led by Banyan Capital along with58Daojia, a local web startup that specializes in other on-demand services for things like housekeeping and beauty treatment.

Eye-Opener

Actionable advice from 10 Uber for X start-ups that failed

Are you looking to create an On-Demand marketplace that is going to disrupt the existing way of doing business in your geography. Here's a compilation of 10 On-Demand startup postmortems that explore why the startup tanked. The causes for the failures have been explained by the founders themselves.

When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

A recent survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers shows the sharing economy is growing faster than ever, led by Airbnb and Uber. Of the 44 percent of U.S. adults who are familiar with the sharing economy, 86 percent say it makes life more affordable, 83 percent say it makes life more convenient and efficient and 78 percent say it builds a stronger community.

Uber for Everything–Not So Fast!

The "Uber for everything" movement is in full swing. In case you doubt it, take a look at this website, with about 50 examples of on-demand services. Uber for medical marijuana and recreational marijuana (presumably in states where they are legal) are particularly interesting offerings.

Industry Experts

A SaaS History Lesson - The First SaaS Company’s Exceptional Journey

The first SaaS startup started as a packaged software company. After selling floppy disks and CD-ROMs of expense software in computer software stores, the company changed models for the first time, and sold software licenses directly to enterprises.

Success Story

Jugnoo Is Using Autos As A Logistics Engine To Provide Everything On-Demand, Gets $1 Mn

Jugnoo is a hyperlocal marketplace to provide everything on-demand using auto rickshaws as a logistics engine for A2B transport and Value Added Deliveries. In conversation with Samar Singla, CEO and founder.

The On Demand Weekly #12

You know what is the hottest trend in India right now? On Demand Delivery of groceries.

by Deepika Bhardwaj

Apr 24, 2015

The On Demand Weekly #11

When you are able to directly connect and communicate with a student from Stanford University through a mobile app

by Deepika Bhardwaj

Apr 16, 2015

The On Demand Weekly #10

Watch out for the new and trending ‘On Demand of Anything-Anytime-Anywhere’.

by Deepika Bhardwaj

Apr 10, 2015

The On Demand Weekly #9

On-Demand sector is experiencing a funding spree at the moment, from the hotshots like DoorDash

by Deepika Bhardwaj

3 April, 2015

The On Demand Weekly #8

This week, Amazon won our hearts with its brand new Amazon Home Services….

by Deepika Bhardwaj

27 March, 2015

The On Demand Weekly #7

Harry Campbell, in his latest article ‘The On Demand Economy Is Making Us Laz‘ in Forbes, said “these on-demand services are…

by Deepika Bhardwaj

05 March, 2015

The On Demand Weekly #6

The concept of On Demand is up for grabs for anyone and everyone, be it an entrepreneur or an established business. But, because of its…

by Deepika Bhardwaj

05 March, 2015

The On Demand Weekly #5

Here, sitting at Juggernaut office, we were already appreciating how quickly On-Demand sector has spread by far, like amazingly quick, be…

by Deepika Bhardwaj

12 February, 2015

The On Demand Weekly #4

“Uber for X” is shining in its own glory! Not only that you can call a cab on-demand but now can even get your car…

by Deepika Bhardwaj

12 February, 2015

The On Demand Weekly #3

Valentine’s Week has never been so easy. Wanna gift a beautiful bouquet on Rose Day? You can take help…

by Deepika Bhardwaj

12 February, 2015

The On Demand Weekly #2

Juggernaut popped open the bottle of champagne (ordered on demand by Minibar) on the successful launch of…

by Deepika Bhardwaj

05 February, 2015

The On Demand Weekly #1

t’s kind of impossible to look for a space that has not been touched by the Sharing Economy or On-Demand…

by Deepika Bhardwaj

20 January, 2015

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