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    THE RURAL MARKET

    The Opportunity

    The hinterlands in India consist of about 650,000 villages. Over 6500+ of these villages are inhabited by about 400 million consumers making up for about 30% of population and contributing significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Consumption patterns in these rural areas are dramatically changing to increasingly resemble that of urban areas. However, the biggest challenge for these rural consumers is availability of quality products and services at the right price.
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    1Bridge

    Platform

    1Bridge, a last mile platform addresses this large opportunity and connects these rural consumers with other rural and urban suppliers through an assisted-commerce platform. Unlike most models that rely on a distribution led push into the rural markets, in the 1Bridge platform the products and services are curated and brought on the platform, based on demands of the rural consumers and through a trusted network of local entrepreneurs.
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    1BRIDGE

    Consumer Experience

    1Bridge is an end-to-end, last-mile platform that provides a wide range of products & services at the doorsteps of Ruban consumers – fulfilled through a network of local entrepreneurs & product/services partners on an intuitive mobile-based tech platform. 1Bridge uses innovative outreach activities and technology to make customer engagement easier. Combined with access to a wide variety of products & services, the convenience of doorstep payment, delivery and fulfillment is providing immense value and a whole new experience for the Ruban consumers.
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    THE RURAL MARKET

    The Opportunity

    The hinterlands in India consist of about 650,000 villages. Over 6500+ of these villages are inhabited by about 400 million consumers making up for about 30% of population and contributing significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Consumption patterns in these rural areas are dramatically changing to increasingly resemble that of urban areas. However, the biggest challenge for these rural consumers is availability of quality products and services at the right price.
  • 2-1
    1Bridge

    Platform

    1Bridge, a last mile platform addresses this large opportunity and connects these rural consumers with other rural and urban suppliers through an assisted-commerce platform. Unlike most models that rely on a distribution led push into the rural markets, in the 1Bridge platform the products and services are curated and brought on the platform, based on demands of the rural consumers and through a trusted network of local entrepreneurs.
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    1BRIDGE

    Consumer Experience

    1Bridge is an end-to-end, last-mile platform that provides a wide range of products & services at the doorsteps of Ruban consumers – fulfilled through a network of local entrepreneurs & product/services partners on an intuitive mobile-based tech platform. 1Bridge uses innovative outreach activities and technology to make customer engagement easier. Combined with access to a wide variety of products & services, the convenience of doorstep payment, delivery and fulfillment is providing immense value and a whole new experience for the Ruban consumers.
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1BRIDGE

MISSION

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Connecting rural India to the world of opportunities.

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1BRIDGE

VISION

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To build a trusted brand that delivers the best consumer experience to everyone in rural India, through a network of local entrepreneurs on a technology platform.

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Madan Padaki

Founder CEO

 Entrepreneur, Co-founder of MeritTrac, Asia’s largest skills assessment company which was acquired by Manipal Education in 2007

 
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Madan Padaki

Founder CEO

 Entrepreneur, Co-founder of MeritTrac, Asia’s largest skills assessment company which was acquired by Manipal Education in 2007

 

Chakrawarty M

Head Sales and Field Operations

20+ years of experience in supply chain, channel sales and operations with ABB, Titan Industries and BP Plc.

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chakrava

Chakrawarty M

Head Sales and Field Operations

20+ years of experience in supply chain, channel sales and operations with ABB, Titan Industries and BP Plc.

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Venkatachari

Head – Business Development & Partnerships

25+ years of experience in sales and BD with Wipro, Dell. Led Dell’s Enterprise Sales Division, India

 
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Venkatachari

Head – Business Development & Partnerships

25+ years of experience in sales and BD with Wipro, Dell. Led Dell’s Enterprise Sales Division, India

 

Sunil Vishwanath

Head – HR

HR Professional with over 20+ years of experience in Retail, BPO, Education and Skills Sector

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sunil

Sunil Vishwanath

Head – HR

HR Professional with over 20+ years of experience in Retail, BPO, Education and Skills Sector

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Pavana

Head – Finance

CA with over 16 years experience in finance, audits & risk advisory services

 
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Pavana

Head – Finance

CA with over 16 years experience in finance, audits & risk advisory services

 

Rangarajan

Head – Strategy & Marketing

25 years of experience, Former COO of Appnomic Systems, Former AVP at Finacle Business Unit, Infosys

Ranga
Ranga

Rangarajan

Head – Strategy & Marketing

25 years of experience, Former COO of Appnomic Systems, Former AVP at Finacle Business Unit, Infosys

 
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Board Members

 
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M Chandasekaran

Former Board member of Manipal Health

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Mekin Maheshwari

Former Chief People Officer at Flipkart

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Arvind Agarwal

India Head – ICCO Investments

Institutional Investor

ICCO Investments is the fund manager of the Capital 4 Development Fund (C4D). The C4D Fund targets small growing businesses in Latin America, Africa and Asia. With different financing instruments ICCO Investment helps businesses to grow and mature so they can provide jobs, a fair income to their suppliers and offer perspectives for people to earn a decent living. Apart from financing, ICCO Investments is a motivated sparring partner for the management of portfolio companies.

Angel Investors

Anaheeta Goenka
Aroon Raman
Ashok Chand Bhura
Ashwin Damera
Bala Gopal Vissa
Bimal Balasingham
Chaitanya Kalipatnapu
Chitra Talwar
Doug Narine
Giri Durbhakula
Hema Hattangady
Jawahar Bekay
Jayesh Parekh
Karthik Kilachand

Madhu Noorani
Mekin Maheshwari
Mohan Alexander
Muralidhar S
Neeraj Sagar
Prashant Deshpande
Prashanth Boccasam
Prashanth Thakker
Pravin Gandhi
Dr. Ranjan Pai

Raja Parthasarathy
Ravi Venkatesan
Reena V Mittal
Rominder Kaur
Ronnie Screwvala
Sanjeev K Shah
Sharad Hegde
Sheetal Bahl
Srikanth Iyer
V Narasimhan

Institutional Investor

ICCO Investments is the fund manager of the Capital 4 Development Fund (C4D). The C4D Fund targets small growing businesses in Latin America, Africa and Asia. With different financing instruments ICCO Investment helps businesses to grow and mature so they can provide jobs, a fair income to their suppliers and offer perspectives for people to earn a decent living. Apart from financing, ICCO Investments is a motivated sparring partner for the management of portfolio companies.

Angel Investors

Anaheeta Goenka
Aroon Raman
Ashok Chand Bhura
Ashwin Damera
Bala Gopal Vissa
Bimal Balasingham
Chaitanya Kalipatnapu
Chitra Talwar
Doug Narine
Giri Durbhakula
Hema Hattangady
Jawahar Bekay
Jayesh Parekh
Karthik Kilachand
Madhu Noorani
Mekin Maheshwari
Mohan Alexander
Muralidhar S
Neeraj Sagar
Prashant Deshpande
Prashanth Boccasam
Prashanth Thakker
Pravin Gandhi
Dr. Ranjan Pai
Raja Parthasarathy
Ravi Venkatesan
Reena V Mittal
Rominder Kaur
Ronnie Screwvala
Sanjeev K Shah
Sharad Hegde
Sheetal Bahl
Srikanth Iyer
V Narasimhan