The drudgery of going to work is a ritual as old as modern, urban life itself. Seen purely from the lens of mobility, human beings have come a long way in the last few hundred years. From horses to carriages to rail to a whole host of inventions aspiring to meet the ever-increasing comforts of the personal office-goer.
In India, Ola and Uber and a host of lesser known startups covering pretty much all modes of transport—from buses to two-wheelers—are trying to solve the problem of getting people from point A to B.
A man like Deepesh Agarwal, however, thinks here’s a specific problem to solve and profit from.
I met Agarwal, co-founder and CEO of MoveInSync Technologies, at his office in Bengaluru’s HSR Layout. Even though it is a 10-year old company, chances are you’ve never heard of it. Unlike its neighbours Udaan, the B2B e-commerce company, and Cure.fit, a fitness startup that combines gyms, food delivery and meditation; both are valued in the billions of dollars.
A simple explanation for MoveInSync is that it is a mobility company. It matches its customers—mostly companies looking to get their employees to work—with cabs on predefined routes and timings all converging to a time when an employee is supposed to show up at work.
Edited excerpts from our conversation follow: