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Janta Meals

Janta Meals sells food in slums in India: our meals are affordable, nutritious, healthy and tasty, prepared by local women.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Gurgaon, HR, India
  • Currency INR
  • Founded July 2013
  • Employees 25
  • Website

Company Summary

Janta Meals provides healthy, nutritious and tasty food to people living in low income urban areas. Many of these people currently have low or no access to good quality food. Street vendors and small restaurants sell very poor quality food. People often work long hours and thus have no time to cook at home. We provide these people with access to good food, making them healthier and decreasing their costs spent on food. And they love our meals!


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    Jesse van de Zand

    Jesse has a background as an M&A lawyer for international firm Kennedy Van der Laan in Amsterdam. Back then, he was a board member of Enviu as well. Since 2011 Jesse joined Enviu on a full time basis as legal expert/business developer and has as such been working on start-ups such as Three Wheels United, INURBA Developments and ImpactCrowd. Since end 2012 Jesse is responsible for Enviu’s activities in India, initially for its projects Janta Meals

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    Arindam Bose

    Arindam has been in the hospitality industry for 15+ years. As such he has set up hotels and restaurants in India and abroad from scratch: obtaining the land, building the premise, hiring the staff, setting up the administration and then operating it. After 15 years, Arindam is ready for a total new challenge. He will switch to Gurgaon from Kolkata and go down in his salary in order to work for Janta Meals.

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    Apeksha Porwal

    Apeksha graduated in Economics and Statistics with Honours at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai in 2013, after which she joined the social entrepreneurship sector, setting aside a career in modeling. She started working as a researcher at UnLtd India, an incubator for social enterprises. This summer she joined Enviu and moved from Mumbai to Gurgaon. Ever since, she worked full time on Janta, after which Janta invited her to join the founders team.

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    Prabhat Agarwal

    Prabhat has a background as a successful IT entrepreneur. Currently he is an active impact investor, connected with Ennovent. Also, he runs his own NGO in education, based out of Sikanderpur, Gurgaon. Janta Meals is Prabhat's brainchild and he is the main investor.

Previous Investors

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    Prabhat Agarwal
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    Enviu Participations BV
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    Enrique Aparicio and Erik Fuchs