A new dating app is Jabong co-founder Praveen Sinha’s next big bet.
The Jabong managing director’s move comes in the wake of Flipkart and Snapdeal co-founders turning angel investors.In order to ensure secrecy and avoid untoward situations, the app will not save previous conversations between the individuals.“We keep absolutely no record of the conversations,” Puri added.The team will work towards monetising the app by providing ancillary services like organising dates, facilitating exchange of cards, gifts and flowers, besides featuring advertisements with the app.Alibi, a six-month old start-up, is working on another app that will facilitate exchanges between doctors and patients. Alibi Technology, founded by Nikaash Puri and Jitender Bajaj, both final year students of Information Technology at the Delhi College of Engineering, plans to launch Tryst, ahead of the Valentine’s Day.Neither Sinha nor the Alibi Technology teams disclosed the quantum of investment made by Sinha.
Sinha had earlier invested in on-demand home services platform Zimmber, which enables a consumer to book services like plumbers and electricians at the click of a mouse.
Besides, he had also partnered with Anahita and Shayal Taunk to launch an online art gallery Anasha Art, which deals in curated high-end art from established as well as upcoming artists.
Praveen is learnt to have invested less than R20 lakh in the venture.
According to Puri, Tryst will allow users to keep their identities under the wraps until the recipient acknowledges interest.
“We are targeting friends who are in the same group who are already close to each other but apprehensive in expressing romantic interests.
We are not targeting that group where you keep searching for random people,” Puri told FE, adding that the app will also have a section featuring separate chat rooms and layouts for the LGBT community.