Location: 10316 Virginia Swan Place, Cupertino, Cupertino, California, United States, 95014, United States
Founded in: 2010
Stage: Alpha (prototype)
Number of employees: 1-5
Profitable year: 2012
Short URL: vator.co/andaaz-inc
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Andaaz Inc.

Your Destination for all Things South Asian
Startup/business
California, United States United States
http://www.andaaztv.com
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Andaaz is creating a community of South Asians around the world through a powerful online and on-air platform of South Asians globally. Andaaz will combine educational, inspiring South Asian-centric content with a robust commerce platform
(online) to bring attention around unique products and services catered to South Asian Non-Resident Indians (NRI). The wildly successful “flash marketing” techniques will be employed where discounts on time-sensitive offers will create urgency around sales. To drive traffic and awareness around the web deals, “Andaaz” a contemporary lifestyle talk show, produced in the U.S. launched on Sony Entertainment Television
International (over 100 countries) on October 2nd, 2010. Four hosts with varying opinions across multiple topics from relationships to spirit, health, and travel and leisure influence and inspire a large group of affluent and educated South Asian women around the world. Andaaz is poised to become a strong media influence in an untapped market. The Andaaz show will propel viewers to take their life to the next level and inspire them to buy the deals offered on the Andaaz website. The content from the show and expanded content will also be on the Andaaz website and sent out via newsletters.


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 Andaaz will pair South Asian-centric content with a robust commerce platform
(online) to bring attention around unique products and services catered to South Asian Non-Resident Indians (NRI). Flash marketing” techniques will be employed where discounts on time-sensitive offers will create urgency around sales. To drive traffic and awareness around the web deals, “Andaaz” a contemporary lifestyle talk show, produced in the U.S. launched on Sony Entertainment Television
International (over 100 countries) on October 2nd, 2010. The Andaaz show will propel viewers to take their life to the next level and inspire them to buy the deals offered on the Andaaz website. The content from the show and expanded content will also be on the Andaaz website and sent out via newsletters.

Competitive advantage

mpetitive landscape can be broken out into the following
categories:
- Television Shows - There are mainstream shows such as The View, Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres. However, none of these cater to the South Asian NRI community. All programming on South Asian networks is either Bollywood oriented, extremely localized or news. There is no lifestyle talk show for the international NRI community.
- Content Portals - There are a few content portals that are trying to target South Asians, but most are very niche on a very specific topic. None of these have emerged as a dominant
player with significant traffic.
- Flash Commerce Companies - There is one company, Exclusively.
in that is targeting the South Asian demographic with deals on South Asian products and services. They are focused solely on high end products from India and do not have any kind of media presence. The other flash commerce companies are also internet only (no tv show) and do not target the South Asian market.