Which Start-ups are winning and losing during Covid19 pandemic?

Businesses that will hit the Bulls Eye

In the manufacturing Start-ups, the hygiene products which are highly essential during Pandemic will create more new opportunities. The products which can grow exponentially not just in the domestic but also in exportslike gloves, masks, soaps, sanitizers, tissue rolls, contactless thermometers, antiseptic solutions, in-house air purifiers, low cost ventilators, low cost oxygen tanks and generators, Low cost dishwashers, will see a surge in sales in urban India and other international markets in a big way.

Most of the Service industry like Saloons, Therapeutic & wellness centers, home services, etc., will be catered by products which will replace human touch. Every home will have the basic in-home service kit like personal trimmers for haircut, automated hair colouring kits, massage kits etc. for self -care. Plumbing kits, electricity maintenance kits, vehicle wash kits, UV lights to disinfect, etc. will also be in much demand.

Solar industry will grow as people would prefer to invest in solar devices as the daytime power usage will give them the best return on investments. Nano tech Start-ups addressing hygiene, sustainability needs, healthcare, textiles, etc., will expand its horizon faster than ever before starting from now. There will be a huge demand for healthy ready to eat food with low preparation time and less complicated preparation methods. All these products will have local produce and sales because of the supply chain challenges and costs. This might also create opportunities for products like make your own pasta, noodles or any other fresh food making machines.

Other opportunities are popping up everywhere – from food delivery to pharmacy, from insurance to home entertainment, online learning (Non-Academic)etc. Art, craft and musical instruments will have a huge demand both for kids and grownups. Furniture’s designed to take care of both comfort and health needs. Space saving furniture, micro vending machines for beverages, low cost water purifiers with zero maintenance or with self-care will also see demand.

Start-ups in Fintech, dating apps, EdTech, will-writing start-ups, fitness apps, remote working tools and recruiting start-up’s Digital healthcare, Remote working solutions, News/Media consumption will increase, Low budget television production will see great need. Good opportunity for gaming, streaming and online education content providers.

It is not true that nobody ‘wins’ when it comes to coronavirus. Those Start-ups who have fewer cash reserves and a smaller margin of error for managing sudden downturns will be affected instantly. These Start-Up’s might go out of business forever.

Brick-and-mortar retail sales revenues have gone down – so online businesses will grow, providing more opportunities for ecommerce players if they have a good supply chain and health care system in place to protect both customers and employees. There are clearly dozens of sectors that are likely to be impacted: the biggest economic loser would be the travel and tourism industry not just in India but across the world. The whole value chain comprising taxi drivers, small-time travel agents, tour operators, hotels, and online travel aggregators (OTAs) has been badly hit.

Discretionary and luxury spending is bound to drop which will have a huge impact on the e-Commerce industry, even if it gets started soon. Co-working space which never planned for social distancing, Retail, Airlines, Bus fleet operators, trains, Event ticket selling Start-Up’s, any business that depends on supply chain (specifically imports) will go stand still until the pandemic is completely erased in the country of origin or vaccination is developed in the destination. Of course, these are early days and as people continue to evolve and adapt to their new way of life, we are likely to see numerous other trends emerge in the way business is conducted and also in human behaviour.

It is not true that nobody ‘wins’ when it comes to coronavirus. Those Start-ups who have fewer cash reserves and a smaller margin of error for managing sudden downturns will be affected instantly. These Start-Up’s might go out of business forever.

Brick-and-mortar retail sales revenues have gone down – so online businesses will grow, providing more opportunities for ecommerce players if they have a good supply chain and health care system in place to protect both customers and employees. There are clearly dozens of sectors that are likely to be impacted: the biggest economic loser would be the travel and tourism industry not just in India but across the world. The whole value chain comprising taxi drivers, small-time travel agents, tour operators, hotels, and online travel aggregators (OTAs) has been badly hit.

Discretionary and luxury spending is bound to drop which will have a huge impact on the e-Commerce industry, even if it gets started soon. Co-working space which never planned for social distancing, Retail, Airlines, Bus fleet operators, trains, Event ticket selling Start-Up’s, any business that depends on supply chain (specifically imports) will go stand still until the pandemic is completely erased in the country of origin or vaccination is developed in the destination. Of course, these are early days and as people continue to evolve and adapt to their new way of life, we are likely to see numerous other trends emerge in the way business is conducted and also in human behaviour.

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Plastic industry penetration will become lower other than in healthcare. Businesses have to explore a lot in the “use and throw” segment like medical bodysuits, face protection masks (Not the breathing masks), textile application in healthcare and hygiene needs, etc.

Every household budget will add essential safety products budget for preventive & emergency health even post pandemic. If Start-ups build products and services which fits into this budget/expectation, then they are there for a long time.

There will be a big demand for online psychological counselling Start-ups which will help keep the entire population sane. Similarly, marriage counselling, parental counselling, kids counselling, WFH Employee counselling, etc., will become a basic need.

Cybersecurity, Defence, NBFC’s, Banks, Waste management, Electric Mobility, OTT, Telecom/Internet, etc will get its due growth after long struggle.

What comes to a standstill until the Pandemic is completely wiped off:

It is not true that nobody ‘wins’ when it comes to coronavirus. Those Start-ups who have fewer cash reserves and a smaller margin of error for managing sudden downturns will be affected instantly. These Start-Up’s might go out of business forever.

Brick-and-mortar retail sales revenues have gone down – so online businesses will grow, providing more opportunities for ecommerce players if they have a good supply chain and health care system in place to protect both customers and employees. There are clearly dozens of sectors that are likely to be impacted: the biggest economic loser would be the travel and tourism industry not just in India but across the world. The whole value chain comprising taxi drivers, small-time travel agents, tour operators, hotels, and online travel aggregators (OTAs) has been badly hit.

Discretionary and luxury spending is bound to drop which will have a huge impact on the e-Commerce industry, even if it gets started soon. Co-working space which never planned for social distancing, Retail, Airlines, Bus fleet operators, trains, Event ticket selling Start-Up’s, any business that depends on supply chain (specifically imports) will go stand still until the pandemic is completely erased in the country of origin or vaccination is developed in the destination. Of course, these are early days and as people continue to evolve and adapt to their new way of life, we are likely to see numerous other trends emerge in the way business is conducted and also in human behaviour.

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Robotics industry will penetrate many healthcare, sensitization and many other mundane tasks deeper and faster. This change will be irrevocable, and it will become cost effective. Real time data Start-ups will grow with robust technology and services might crop up after a few years again. From floor cleaning to farming there are many areas where Robotics will make a huge impact.

Bio tech, Bio pharma sectors will attract more investments and growth, specifically in India. India could be the largest exporter of medical drugs across the world.

Indoor sports will be a big hit with and without VR and AI. This will create a lot of semi physical activities which will address the health needs. There could be products like low cost Table tennis kits which might grow faster. Even the toy industry could penetrate this opportunity.

Considering people will spend more time indoors and less on travelling there would be a need for low cost Video conference equipment with multiple screens and multi user access. Investments on Audio and Video equipment will go high to meet the professional, entertainment and educational needs.

Plastic industry penetration will become lower other than in healthcare. Businesses have to explore a lot in the “use and throw” segment like medical bodysuits, face protection masks (Not the breathing masks), textile application in healthcare and hygiene needs, etc.

Every household budget will add essential safety products budget for preventive & emergency health even post pandemic. If Start-ups build products and services which fits into this budget/expectation, then they are there for a long time.

There will be a big demand for online psychological counselling Start-ups which will help keep the entire population sane. Similarly, marriage counselling, parental counselling, kids counselling, WFH Employee counselling, etc., will become a basic need.

Cybersecurity, Defence, NBFC’s, Banks, Waste management, Electric Mobility, OTT, Telecom/Internet, etc will get its due growth after long struggle.

What comes to a standstill until the Pandemic is completely wiped off:

It is not true that nobody ‘wins’ when it comes to coronavirus. Those Start-ups who have fewer cash reserves and a smaller margin of error for managing sudden downturns will be affected instantly. These Start-Up’s might go out of business forever.

Brick-and-mortar retail sales revenues have gone down – so online businesses will grow, providing more opportunities for ecommerce players if they have a good supply chain and health care system in place to protect both customers and employees. There are clearly dozens of sectors that are likely to be impacted: the biggest economic loser would be the travel and tourism industry not just in India but across the world. The whole value chain comprising taxi drivers, small-time travel agents, tour operators, hotels, and online travel aggregators (OTAs) has been badly hit.

Discretionary and luxury spending is bound to drop which will have a huge impact on the e-Commerce industry, even if it gets started soon. Co-working space which never planned for social distancing, Retail, Airlines, Bus fleet operators, trains, Event ticket selling Start-Up’s, any business that depends on supply chain (specifically imports) will go stand still until the pandemic is completely erased in the country of origin or vaccination is developed in the destination. Of course, these are early days and as people continue to evolve and adapt to their new way of life, we are likely to see numerous other trends emerge in the way business is conducted and also in human behaviour.

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Robotics industry will penetrate many healthcare, sensitization and many other mundane tasks deeper and faster. This change will be irrevocable, and it will become cost effective. Real time data Start-ups will grow with robust technology and services might crop up after a few years again. From floor cleaning to farming there are many areas where Robotics will make a huge impact.

Bio tech, Bio pharma sectors will attract more investments and growth, specifically in India. India could be the largest exporter of medical drugs across the world.

Indoor sports will be a big hit with and without VR and AI. This will create a lot of semi physical activities which will address the health needs. There could be products like low cost Table tennis kits which might grow faster. Even the toy industry could penetrate this opportunity.

Considering people will spend more time indoors and less on travelling there would be a need for low cost Video conference equipment with multiple screens and multi user access. Investments on Audio and Video equipment will go high to meet the professional, entertainment and educational needs.

Plastic industry penetration will become lower other than in healthcare. Businesses have to explore a lot in the “use and throw” segment like medical bodysuits, face protection masks (Not the breathing masks), textile application in healthcare and hygiene needs, etc.

Every household budget will add essential safety products budget for preventive & emergency health even post pandemic. If Start-ups build products and services which fits into this budget/expectation, then they are there for a long time.

There will be a big demand for online psychological counselling Start-ups which will help keep the entire population sane. Similarly, marriage counselling, parental counselling, kids counselling, WFH Employee counselling, etc., will become a basic need.

Cybersecurity, Defence, NBFC’s, Banks, Waste management, Electric Mobility, OTT, Telecom/Internet, etc will get its due growth after long struggle.

What comes to a standstill until the Pandemic is completely wiped off:

It is not true that nobody ‘wins’ when it comes to coronavirus. Those Start-ups who have fewer cash reserves and a smaller margin of error for managing sudden downturns will be affected instantly. These Start-Up’s might go out of business forever.

Brick-and-mortar retail sales revenues have gone down – so online businesses will grow, providing more opportunities for ecommerce players if they have a good supply chain and health care system in place to protect both customers and employees. There are clearly dozens of sectors that are likely to be impacted: the biggest economic loser would be the travel and tourism industry not just in India but across the world. The whole value chain comprising taxi drivers, small-time travel agents, tour operators, hotels, and online travel aggregators (OTAs) has been badly hit.

Discretionary and luxury spending is bound to drop which will have a huge impact on the e-Commerce industry, even if it gets started soon. Co-working space which never planned for social distancing, Retail, Airlines, Bus fleet operators, trains, Event ticket selling Start-Up’s, any business that depends on supply chain (specifically imports) will go stand still until the pandemic is completely erased in the country of origin or vaccination is developed in the destination. Of course, these are early days and as people continue to evolve and adapt to their new way of life, we are likely to see numerous other trends emerge in the way business is conducted and also in human behaviour.

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