Blynk is a hospitality software and technology company that specializes in hotel and restaurant apps development to work on Apple devices like iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch.
Team Composition:(Founder’s Background): Blynk has been founded by Sunny Goenka and Vishal Dokania. Both have past experiences in successful family businesses but were itching to do something of their own in technology and started Blynk.
Vishal takes care of the technology and product development. Sunny heads business development.
Sunny has completed his engineering from the UK and has done MBA from SP Jain Institute, Mumbai. He has worked in his family business, Hemlines, which manufactures and exports merchandise to global retailers like Metro and Tchibo. He has extensive experience with web technologies, SaaS products and ERP implementations.
Vishal has an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park and a MBA degree in Entrepreneurship, University of Missouri, Kansas City. He has worked as a software developer in the USA with Cerner Corporation and Sprint Nextel. Vishal moved to India in 2008 and has worked in his family’s interior furnishing and manufacturing business, Durian, which is a famous brand in India.
Problem Area Addressed: Hospitality industry is at the forefront of providing self service solutions to their guests. They are looking for ways to directly connect with guests to provide a better service and to increase revenues.Blynk makes it easy for the hospitality industry to join this revolution.
Solutions Offered: Blynk’s platform powers branded apps for hotels and restaurants.For instance, if you are a hotelier or restaurant owner, you can have your own branded app on the Apple and the Android app store, powered by Blynk. The app can be downloaded by your guests or you can use your own tablets in rooms or in the restaurant. The app has powerful features specifically for the hospitality industry. You can also directly change the app content from a web based control panel.
Market Traction: Blynk is powering apps of hotels from Canada to Thailand. At the moment we are powering more than 50 hotel apps and growing at a fast rate.Some of our prestigious customers are :
Deerfoot Casino, Canada
The Park Group of Hotels, India
Charme Hotels, Netherlands
Tropical Garden Lounge, Thailand
Madhubhan Resorts, India
Milestones / Achievements:Most Innovative Product award at Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF), one of India’s largest travel trade fair
Incubated at DMZ, a joint venture between BSE and Ryerson Canada
MOU with Tech Mahindra for joint goto market