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Earth Day: How are startups decreasing their carbon footprint?

Published Apr 20, 2019, 12:28 pm IST
Updated Apr 20, 2019, 12:28 pm IST
Many of us are aware of the state of the environment today, and might want to switch to an organic and eco-friendly model this Earth Day.
Thankfully, multiple digital startups are changing this paradigm.
 Thankfully, multiple digital startups are changing this paradigm.

Many of us are aware of the state of the environment today, and might want to switch to an organic and eco-friendly model this Earth Day. However, the absence of adequate infrastructure and initiatives often comes across as a stumbling block. Thankfully, multiple digital startups are changing this paradigm. They are doing it by not just going paperless and encouraging recycling, but also by helping curb the carbon footprint through various initiatives.

Let's have a look at some such startups:



GyFTR (Vouchagram), an online-to-offline (O2O) commerce solution platform which enables brand currencies and create digital gifting & rewards ecosystem for people to interact and transact real time. GyFTR is present at more than 50K POS terminals allowing 130 + brands to issue and accept Gift Voucher and redeem various Bank loyalty points directly at the POS. This saves usage of paper and curbing carbon footprints.


CoinTribe is a leading SME lending focused marketplace that provides quick and easy, collateral free loans to Small Businesses with annual turnover between 1 – 100 Cr. Cointribe believes that effective underwriting is at the heart of solving the gap in SME lending market and is the only online lending platform that has back-tested its credit model with large banks and continues focusing. CoinTribe has partnered with some of the leading Banks and NBFCs to simplify the SME borrowing experience requiring just the basic business and key person(s) details along with business bank statement(s) to arrive at credit approval. CoinTribe is currently serving SMEs in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Jaipur, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad. Besides unsecured term loans, CoinTribe also runs one of most deeply penetrated Dealer Financing programs and equips select lenders with its PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) offering to digitize and bring effectiveness to their lending processes


GIBL.IN is India’s largest online insurance distribution network certified under the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI). It endeavours to provide the lowest prices possible on online general insurance policies from top-rated companies, in order to meet the needs of its customers across social strata and demographics. GIBL is driven by its focus on reaching out to rural and urban customers through the implementation of advanced technology in the online insurance distribution sector and to bring offline customers to the online platform using its unique agent-based POS Program. GIBL offers customers a web-based portal and a mobile app-based platform through which they can buy insurance on-the-go. People can get them Registered and buy the policy, pay the premium online. They are the one who give both offline and online both. This has omitted the usage of paper and making insurance with a click.


Promising a unique borrowing experience to Indians, Happy provides customized loan offerings to consumers to meet their specific demands. It even offers Micro Business loans that start at as low as Rs 2,000 for durations as short as 30 days. By empowering small businesses and merchants to meet their working capital requirements, Happy aims to be the harbinger of a financial revolution that ensures the availability of funds to every business person as and when required. It has partnered with numerous merchant aggregators to help their merchants' businesses develop a stable working capital base.