<<Exclusive>> VenueMonk, running under PurplePatch Online Services, is a technology-enabled online event planning startup which enables people planning any event to save time by finding the best venue in minutes sitting at home and save money with best price guarantee. And also enables venue owners to get more reach, utilise inventory more effectively and increase sales thus both parties benefitting.
VenueMonk – A Technology Enabled Online Event Planning Startup
As per the discussion and emails from Rahul Rupani, Co-founder and CEO of VenueMonk, exclusively with Newskart, “They aim to help people plan events quickly, effortlessly and at lowest possible price.”
VenueMonk has listed more than 1000 venues comprising of 5 star properties, banquets, farms, resorts, restaurants, clubs etc., in Delhi NCR. In the current state of time, VenueMonk finds venues to around 25-30 events every day on its platform.
Currently, they are operating in Delhi NCR, Gurgaon, Noida, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Online Event Planning Startup VenueMonk was founded in June 2015 by Rahul Rupani, Ritwik Sahoo and Aaditya Goyal in Gurugram then Gurgaon, India.
Rahul Rupani earned top honours in Mechanical Engineering & Post Graduation in Physics. He was inspired by the entrepreneurial ecosystem at BITS Pilani, resulted foundation of VenueMonk. Earlier he worked with Jabong, ZS Associates and Wadi group.
Ritwik Sahoo is a self-taught web-developer who co-founded two previous early stage startups – Horizons India and CGShack. At VenueMonk, Ritwik works as a Full Stack Developer leading web app development, devising back-end architecture and developing user experience.
Aditya Goyal is also a Mechanical Engineer from BITS-Pilani, he joined his batchmates at VenueMonk to oversee operations.
Pratik Gupta is playing as an advisor to the company, he is dedicated to building the biggest online marketplace of the middle east, Wadi.com.
As the mentor to VenueMonk, the Computer Science Engineer and Marketing MBA brings more than 12 years of experience to the company. Being part of top management at Jabong, B2C e-commerce consulting arm of PwC India, Pratik is known for bringing many “industry firsts” to the Indian e-Commerce Market.
Other players in the same field are Bookeventz.com, Venuelook.com and Megavenues.com.
VenueMonk competitive advantages over others provide Expressbook – an online event package booking (first to launch), accurate & updated venue data, customised best selling packages on venue page (first to launch) and end to end event planning solution.