IamHere, a new app to help you discover your neighbourhood with a click and creation of an Avatar.
Iamhere, where are you?
Well, that’s not another Hindi song translation but a new app that I have been lately buzzed about.
This lockdown and my distant relationship introduced a lot of virtual ways to socialize, amongst which was this one app, discovered and recommended by my girlfriend in an attempt to make me more aware of my neighbours in this newly shifted area, Bangalore.
Being raised in Delhi, my life was filled with two things- food and relatives around, but this job brought me straight from Chole Bhature to Idli Rasam street and honestly, I was lost.
Before I could make some real friends, the lockdown came in again and now shifting was no more an option or risk that I could afford, but every day my girlfriend had to hear my whims about the food and about having no drinking mates around. To which she asked me to download and give a try to this app which helped her bestie somewhere in Chennai, so I did, and here goes my 2 cents about my experience:
User Experience: Smooth and no bugs found yet, could be more interesting in terms of design though.
Useful: Let’s put it this way, it wasn’t for almost a month, but that was because I did choose to not interact or give it a fair shot, until one night I really missed my gang and with no football game I gave it a shot and posted if anyone was willing to share an old monk in my vicinity.
After 2 hrs I received a comment asking me to post this in the food and drinks Circle, putting that extra effort, I did.
No response was achieved but I did score a few likes, but some minutes later and I received a message asking me if I was negative and if it was okay, if we shared Black Dog instead.
Cheers to the App for making me find another douchebag, but I have explored some homeopathy trusted doctors and once a yoga trainer too, so I do vouch for IamHere, as being definitely a useful one for me.
Responses: As mentioned before, the timelines could vary depending on how we are putting it across and in which of these Circles.
Database: Fairly available but I have been using Meetup and Neighbourly, so this app is pretty new compared to the veterans, but that’s the good part I feel, less but the right ones.
Safety: They did keep my anonymity in chats and the number was only shared if I did a business enquiry but it’s advised to still double check and use your guts before any transactional or in person decisions, especially females. Creeps unfortunately have no techie filters.
Block option is of course available, with a permanent disabled account if repeatedly marked inappropriate.
Keeping it crisp, IamHere is something I keep going back to for my neighbourhood needs and the made in India feels much a safer bet for now, it’s Not a dating app though, it’s a social app to bring people together in the same vicinity and connect them with businesses and NGOs, phew!
Sometimes, listening to your girlfriend is not that bad.
IamHere Software Labs Private Limited
IamHere is an AI-powered hyperlocal community network for social collaboration and social commerce.
While technology today does a good job of connecting us with people across the globe, it falls short of connecting us in our neighbourhoods and communities, where we spend 70% of our lives. IamHere provides “location as a platform” to connect on the map for business, hobby and social causes.
IamHere started operations in 2017 and after focused trials in the market, launched the IamHere app in 2019. Today, IamHere has 200K users and is rated among the Top 10 social apps in the country.
IamHere has raised a $400K seed round from prominent Angels in the US who are senior management at Apple, Facebook, HP and Bloomberg.
Since its launch, IamHere has been creating hyperlocal impacts to businesses and people, while making our neighbourhoods a better place for all of us.
IamHere has a strong founding team of 15+ years of individual experiences in Business, Technology and Product domains in MNCs and Startups, in India and outside markets.
Naren Kumar, CEO
- BE (BITS Pilani) and MBA (ISB Hyderabad)
- Cisco Systems, Schneider Electric, Intellve
- Led Intellve to $1 mn revenues in 3 years as Founding Member, led a new business in Schneider Electric to $10 mn revenues in 3 years as Head of Strategy & Business Development
Recognitions & Achievements
IamHere is recognized under the Startup India program (DIPP) and also under the Government of Karnataka (KBITS).
Some of our accreditations include:
- Top 10 Social Apps in India by Appbrain with a score of 91/100, ratings of 4.6/5 on Play Store
- Winner of Government of India’s Atmanirbhar App Challenge 2020
- Winner of ELEVATE 2019, Government grants and mentorship programme
- Winner of Economic Times “Emerging Tech Startup 2019” award
- Winner of AsiaOne “Young Asian Entrepreneur 2019-20” award
- Powered Guinness record collection of 3 tons of plastic from 150K people
Co-founder and CEO, IamHere Software Labs
Naren has 15+ years of experience in Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, Sales, Product Development and Product Management functions across Technology, Energy Management and Electronic Security sectors. Naren has built successful teams and business models from scratch. His experience spans across corporates and startups in India and the US. He has led businesses and products at Cisco Systems, Schneider Electric, Tata Elxsi and Intellve.
Before starting up IamHere with the dream of solving the problem of hyperlocal social networking, Naren built an IoT startup Intellve from scratch as part of the founding team, heading its Strategy and Marketing. At Schneider Electric, he led the Strategy and Business Development of Professional Services and took it to $10 million in revenues. At Cisco, he led the business development of Smart Connected Communities and the product development of core networking technologies.
Naren is an MBA from ISB, Hyderabad and engineer from BITS, Pilani. He is a Guitarist and has been part of Band Agam that plays progressive rock. He is the recipient of the “Young Asian Entrepreneur” Award by AsiaOne.
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