Bakingo was launched with ₹ 2 lakh capital in February 2010.
Started in 2016, Bakingo – an online bakery – works on a cloud kitchen model, and is a multi-crore revenue business today with a presence in over 11 cities in the country.
The road to Bakingo began six years before the venture when three college friends – Himanshu Chawla, Shrey Sehgal and Suman Patra – from New Delhi’s Netaji Subhash University came together for their entrepreneurial efforts.
After a few years in corporate jobs post finishing college in 2006 and 2007, the trio founded their first venture Flower Aura, an online flower, cake and personalised gifting company started in 2010.
“Flower Aura had very humble beginnings from a basement in Gurugram,” Suman told The Weekend Leader while talking about its journey.
The venture was launched with ₹ 2 lakh capital in February 2010, a year before Suman joined in.
“Initially, we had just one employee who worked as a customer service representative and also managed operations and delivery,” he added, before going on to talk about the breakthrough day.
Valentine’s Day of 2010 – Order count rose exponentially, and the co-founders Himanshu and Shrey had to pitch in to manage the deliveries of the order.
“That day, Himanshu hand and I delivered at least 50 per cent of the orders across Delhi NCR,” added Shrey.