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Ticket Collector to UPSC Officer to Founder Of Anti-Theft Baggage

Ticket Collector to UPSC Officer to Founder Of Anti-Theft Baggage


Arista Vault, began in 2018 by Atul Gupta with Purvi Roy, makes anti-theft luggage, baggage and wallets, guaranteeing secure journey. Their best-selling product is a bag that may comply with you round with none handles or belts.

Most of us know somebody who has misplaced a pockets or a bag throughout our travels. It could be as a result of they left it or it bought stolen. Pickpocketing and baggage theft instances are sadly a standard prevalence whereas commuting.

An analogous case of pickpocketing made Atul Gupta, the founding father of Arista Vault rethink the best way individuals have a look at journey security. “I bought my pockets stolen on the Delhi metro and was technically stranded with no cash on my technique to an necessary occasion. This triggered a thought and I began to brainstorm concepts on how we are able to make travelling safer utilizing know-how,” he says to The Higher India.

Co-founded by Atul and Purvi Roy, the startup makes merchandise that make our journey safer. From good wallets to baggage, it has made travelling safer for a lot of.

Lately, the duo gained the sharks over on the TV present Shark Tank India and gained a deal of Rs 45 lakh.

A Distinctive Journey

In addition to their distinctive merchandise, what’s attention-grabbing is the journey the founders had earlier than collaborating.

Now 39, Atul’s profession began on the age of 17. “I used to be the youngest individual in my batch to clear the Railways exams and bought posted as a ticket collector. This was the primary time I used to be conscious about the truth that lots of people misplaced their baggage to theft. I might see the misery and loss it triggered to the individuals and had at all times needed to do one thing about it,” he says.

Whereas working within the railways, Atul additionally began to organize for UPSC CSE to turn out to be a authorities servant.

“It was not simple managing each issues and I failed 4 occasions earlier than cracking the examination,” he remembers.

“I served as an officer, conducting audits of nationwide Navratna corporations and Maharatna PSUs of the Authorities of India. This marked round 13-14 years into my service. Whereas I loved being a civil servant, I yearned to create one thing of my very own,” he says.

The startup has launched smart wallet which anti-theft and enables you to track its location.
The startup has launched a sensible pockets which anti-theft and allows you to observe its location.

Coming from a enterprise household, Atul needed to turn out to be an entrepreneur himself. “It was an enormous resolution to take an early retirement however I didn’t have the route of what I needed to do subsequent,” he says.

It was round this time that his pockets bought stolen when he was on his technique to an occasion. “It was at this occasion that I met my co-founder who was herself in an identical dilemma as me,” he remembers.

At the moment, Purvi was the founding father of a vogue firm which designed clothes for ladies’s workplace put on. “I needed to have fairly a struggle to turn out to be a designer within the first place. My household was at all times in opposition to my resolution and needed me to pursue a standard diploma. Nevertheless, after all of the fights, I didn’t discover my work to be fulfilling. I used to be in a dilemma and needed to do one thing that had some influence,” she remembers.

When the duo met and Atul expressed how he needed to do one thing round journey security, Purvi determined to leap on the chance. “I made a decision to turn out to be part of Atul’s imaginative and prescient and we each determined to collaborate to begin Arista Vault in 2018,” he says.

In 2018, Atul and Purvi together with their good friend, Col Krishan Kumar Singh, began the corporate.

Merging journey security with know-how

Recalling how their brainstorming would go, Atul says, “We had been impressed and triggered by my stolen pockets, so that’s what we first tried to develop – a sensible pockets. The good pockets has a chip which as soon as activated turns into anti-theft. They’ve 3000mAh Energy charging, location monitoring and RFID safety.”

Explaining the assorted varieties of merchandise they make, Purvi says, “Presently we have now three classes of merchandise. We’ve got good wallets with totally different value ranges and variants. We even have a bag with fingerprint locks. These luggage are designed to retailer your laptops and different valuables and could be locked with a fingerprint. Solely the proprietor can entry the bag as soon as it’s locked.”

The third class of merchandise is wise baggage.

“This baggage isn’t just anti-theft however it additionally has numerous different options. The baggage has a ‘comply with me’ possibility wherein it detects your motions and follows you. This manner you don’t have to pull it round. You may also trip on it for five km. The superior AI sensors guarantee clean motion, and prioritising safety,” she provides.

Calling it the ‘Robo suitcase’, Purvi says that it’s the hottest and greatest promoting product on their web site. “Persons are very intrigued by it and the gross sales of the suitcase have been the best,” she says.

Primarily based in Delhi, the corporate has been experiencing extra demand from the Southern a part of the nation.

“The product delivers what it claims. You understand how you retain dropping your pockets right here and there. The issue is not a problem for me as a result of I can simply observe it with my telephone. The most effective half is the charging facility so I should not have to fret about my telephone dying as I can cost it on the go,” says Aqib, a buyer who bought their good pockets.

Lately, the duo went on to Shark Tank and charmed all of the sharks. “Even on the present, our baggage was the star of the night. All of the sharks beloved using on it they usually saved shifting it round,” she provides fortunately.

Speaking about their expertise, she says, “The expertise was wonderful. Earlier than coming into, we had been very nervous and my arms had been sweating however as soon as we began speaking, all my anxieties went away. Though the sharks had a couple of doubts in regards to the market of the merchandise, we had been in a position to persuade them. We went inside to crack a deal and I’m glad that we might do this,” she says.

The duo were able to bag a Shark Tank deal of Rs 45 Lakhs.
The duo had been in a position to bag a Shark Tank deal of Rs 45 lakh.

Discussing their future plans, Atul shares, “We’re proudly making all of the merchandise in India and are planning exporting the merchandise to the US. We’re additionally within the strategy of opening expertise shops. Our first retailer is underway in Ahmedabad and we’ll preserve increasing all through the nation. We’re additionally planning to open shops in airport to faucet extra prospects.”

(Edited by Padmashree Pande; Image credit score: Atul Gupta)



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