Unbxd is a Site Search and Personalization platform that was founded to help ecommerce companies engage their customers. Our goal is simple: provide the tools that marketers & merchandisers need to help customers find what they're looking for.
Unbxd started off as an idea in 2011. The ecommerce industry in India was burgeoning and while everyone was focusing on solving customer acquisition and supply chain challenges, we realised the online shopping experience needed improving too.
This idea became a reality with our founders, Pavan Sondur and Prashant Kumar, leaving their day jobs to start building an intelligent site search solution - one that understands customer intent. Unbxd Site Search was born in 2011 and we haven't looked back.
We've now grown to a team of 28 with offices in Bangalore, India and Menlo Park, California. Along with site search, we also offer a personalized recommendations tool. Over 150 companies in 40 countries now use Unbxd to offer a stellar online shopping experience.
We've come a long way in 3 years and we're just getting started.
Unbxd was born
Unbxd began with an idea to improve the online shopping experience. It all started with a product that helps customers find the right products - An intelligent site search engine.
Launched the first version of Unbxd Site Search
With months of hard work and 3 more employees we launched the first version of Unbxd Site Search. Our mission was to provide relevant, contextual search that understands customer intent.
A big moment for us when we got our first customer. Smesauda.com, an ecommerce site dealing in IT and business products started using Unbxd to power their site search.
Hired our first employee
Unbxd began to grow when we hired our first employee to build the Unbxd Site Search solution.
Seed funding by the Indian Angel Network
We received our first round of funding by the Indian Angel Network. We were also happy to welcome our first board members, Sharad Sharma and Manav Garg from IAN.
5 more customers
We hit another big milestone when we welcomed our 5th Customer, <Redmart>, an online grocery retailer based in Singapore. Our first international client as well!
Series A Funding
A huge landmark for us when we received $2 Million in Series A funding from the prestigious Inventus Capital and IDG Ventures.
Office #2 in Menlo Park California
We officially set foot overseas with our first office in Menlo Park, California to ramp up sales and grow our presence in North America.
Launched Unbxd Product Recommendations
We launched our second product, Personalized Recommendations making Unbxd a platform to help ecommerce companies deliver better experiences to customers and increase conversions.
Inventus Capital Partners
Inventus Capital Partners is a US-India venture firm managed by successful entrepreneurs and industry operating veterans who have backed over 100 entrepreneurs with operations in India and/or Silicon Valley. Inventus backs entrepreneurs first and foremost. The companies financed by Inventus include TELiBrahma, Insta Health, redBus, FundsIndia, Vizury, Sokrati, eTechies, Cbazaar, Savaari, Power2sme, Policybazaar and eDreams. Inventus is currently investing out of its recently raised Fund-II. More information about Inventus is available at www.inventuscap.com.
IDG Ventures India
IDG Ventures India is a leading technology venture capital fund in India. The fund is part of IDG Ventures, a global network of technology venture funds with over $5.5 billion under management with over 220 investee companies and 10 offices across Asia and North America. By combining the IDG platform — an unparalleled combination of global publishing, market research (IDC), and conferences and exhibition resources — with years of hands-on experience in early-stage company building, IDG Ventures India helps its investee companies understand their markets better and achieve leadership position ahead of competition. The IDG Ventures India portfolio companies include, Apalya, Aujas Networks, eShakti, Forus Health, iCreate, iProf, Manthan Systems, Myntra, Ozone Media, Perfint, Sourcebits, Valyoo Technologies, Vserv and Zivame. More information about IDG ventures is available at www.idgvcindia.com.
Indian Angel Network
Indian Angel Network is one of the leading Angel Investors Network in India. Started in April 2006, the Indian Angel Network is a unique concept which brings together highly successful entrepreneurs and CEOs from India and around the world who are interested in investing in startup / early stage ventures which have the potential of creating disproportionate value.
The Network, in addition to money, provide constant access to high quality mentoring, vast networks and inputs on strategy as well as execution.More information about Indian Angel Network is available at www.indianangelnetwork.com.
CEO & Co-Founder
As the Chief Executive Officer, Pavan Sondur defines the road map for all growth and innovation at Unbxd. Pavan aims to shape Unbxd as a global product company from India with a strong focus on America, Indian, and APAC markets.
Prior to Unbxd, Pavan was a part of early team at Gluster, a US based startup, that built GlusterFS. Pavan is a food lover; extremely passionate about the internet and an enthusiast in non-religious philosophies. He holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering from SJCE Mysore.
CTO & Co-Founder
As the CTO, Prashant drives the technology roadmap and product innovation at Unbxd. Prashant is passionate about creating usable and valuable products for ecommerce companies around the globe.
Before Unbxd, Prashant worked with Huawei and Tavant Technologies. Prashant is an avid motorbike enthusiast and camping afficionado. Prashant also holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering from SJCE Mysore.