Monday, April 11, 2016

BananaBandy - India's Largest Platform for Creative Professionals

About BananaBandy
BananaBandy, an online market network for Indian creative professionals, founded in February 2015, is already India’s largest with 10000+ creative professionals. The basic aim of the website is to enable creative professionals such as graphic designers, photographers, animator, product designers, interior designers, fashion designers, etc. to upload and manage their portfolio and at the same time, connect them with relevant full time and freelance work opportunities.

Need for BananaBandy
The Indian creative community is the largest in the world, but inspite of the massive potential, it is yet under-appreciated and primarily untapped. Inspite of being an industry, which contributes over $7 billion to the economy, it is still slipping under the radar and connections are yet referral based.

How BananaBandy Works
BananaBandy serves as a platform for Indian creatives to connect with their peers and showcase, promote and monetize their work. The design industry is today valued at over $7 Billion by the CII Design Report 2015 and is a major facilitator in fields such as automobile, fashion, etc. which contribute over $300 Billion to the economy currently. The aim is to create an end-to-end solution for all the creative needs in the country. At its core, BananaBandy is an aggregator of creative services. Using its technology, it matches parties depending on time, budget and other criteria. It is working on various services to make recruitment procedure shorter, more efficient and cost-effective.

In a short time span of just 14 months, the website has facilitated over 700 job listings from 450 companies. It has over 6000 projects with 30000+ artworks. In the past 6 months, BananaBandy has got associated with companies such as Walt Disney, Ogilvy&Mather, CouponDunia, Practo, Sunburn, Grofers, Asian Paints, etc.
In 2016 BananaBandy was shortlisted among the top 10 startups in Mumbai.
At Surge 2016, the biggest tech conference in India, it was shortlisted among the top 40 startups in India.

The Journey
Founded by Kavan Antani, 19, and Shashank Jogani, 21, BananaBandy started off as a completely bootstrapped company. Within 2 months of the launch, it raised a seed round at Rs 2.5 crore valuation from Srinivasa Aluri, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Private Equity and Chaitanya Deshpande, former M&A Head, Marico.
In December 2015, BananaBandy also hosted Design Mela, India's largest online contest for creative professionals. The design event received over 1500 entries from creative professionals all across the country and was judged by eminent professionals such as Shekhar Kapur, Namit Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis, KV Sridhar, etc.

Get in touch
For more details, visit
You can find out more about their 12 month journey on

Contact Details:
Address: 505, 5th floor, Pushpa Kunj Bldg, Sitaram Deora Marg, A Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400020
Tel: 022-22060815/9930112092

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