Over the last few decades, India has seen remarkable economic and industrial expansion and growth which have also slowly started to break down several social, educational and service delivery norms. Further, urbanization has led to massive migration from rural to urban cities, in most cases without an identity, which often leads to a trust deficit in any form of alliance or interaction between individuals and entities. Safety, one of the most important needs of every citizen of the country ends up getting compromised in such situations due to absence of credible technology based solutions.
The rising incidents of sexual abuse of girls in city schools traumatized Pravin Agarwala, a father of two little girls and a resident of Bangalore to develop a simple technological solution that could address such issues by a process of continuous and reliable safety solutions. This was the genesis for BetterPlace, which aims to provide a trust platform and safety profiles for all citizens and provide safe living solutions for related safety concerns through its web-based service and mobile applications.
BetterPlace’s technology platform offers a comprehensive profiling of every individual across five key areas — personal, professional, employment, criminal and training. This multi-point verification across digital and offline channels is done using a combination of sources such as Aadhaar (digital ID), traditional background checks as well as crowd sourcing from social media platforms. Continuous monitoring is enabled by a trust-based system which learns from feedback provided across touch points and location data analytics. The platform also allows for users to create profiles which are then verified by BetterPlace. It strives to solve the large social need of safety with its aim to create “A Better Place For A Billion+ Indian Citizens By SAFEPowering Them”.
With more than 400 million blue collar workers and a growing on-demand economy, fraud and safety concerns are naturally increasing. BetterPlace's detailed profiling and continuous feedback for each individual is enabling transparency and credibility to blue collar workers. As of June 2016, BetterPlace had verified over 60,000 profiles with an average of 600 verifications per day. BetterPlace serves customers across multiple verticals including hyperlocal logistics, on-demand services, facility management and cash logistics, to name a few.
Pravin Agarwala, Co-Founder & CEO
Pravin is an IT industry veteran, a globally acknowledged Technology leader, an Entrepreneur and a dreamer. He headed the cloud based computing division for SAP as its Vice President for several years. He is currently the Advisor and Director for several technology-led start-ups besides being the Co-founder & CEO of BetterPlace Safety Solns. Pvt Ltd.
Uday Singh, Co-Founder
Uday is an Engineering Graduate with an MBA to his credit. He has over 4 decades of experience in leading several national & multinational Companies. Currently, he is the Group Chief Executive Officer of SIS Group Enterprises. He is the visualiser and Co-founder of BetterPlace Safety Solns. Pvt Ltd.
Saurabh Tandon, COO
Saurabh has a decade and half worth of experience in analytics and financial services at market leading corporations. He headed quantitative analytics at Mesirow Advanced Strategies a global top 10 fund of hedge funds and more recently was part of senior management at Mu Sigma - the world's largest pure play decision sciences firm. Saurabh drives all delivery and operations at Better Place Safety Solns. Pvt Ltd.
BetterPlace Safety Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is India’s leading firm offering safety as a service to business and individuals through its technology based solutions based out of Bangalore, India.