Sundar, a global mobile search engine startup for sourcing materials and suppliers founded by banker-turned-entrepreneur Jag Gill, is part of a growing community leveraging technology to modernize business-to-business responsibilities within the international fashion industry. Sundar’s mission is to streamline the antiquated pen-to-paper materials purchasing process for designers and manufacturers by bringing it into the 21st century. This revolutionary company has developed digital tools involving curated, real-time data on its platform to create commerce opportunities between qualified vendors and buyers, saving them time, money, and the hassle of traveling to trade fairs.
Founded in 2014, Sundar was first incubated at TechStars Boston, and before that at MIT. The team has won industry accolades, including awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Condé Nast, and Decoded Fashion. Sundar is currently participating in New York Fashion Tech Lab 2015, a collaboration between the Partnership Fund for New York, Springboard Enterprises, and leading U.S. apparel & accessory brands and retailers. Prior to launching Sundar, MIT Sloan School of Management-grad Gill was a banker and advisor for several years to top business owners and companies in India. She was Vice President at Deutsche Bank’s Private Wealth Management Division and Associate Director at USB’s Wealth Management Global South Asia. Learn how Sundar works in the full article at Forbes. Photo by Jared Tarbell