News & Updates

Welcome to News & Updates – this is where we keep you updated on our latest products, special offers, industry trends, partnerships, sustainability efforts, and company mileslates.

Funding Update

Kerala startup mission awards scale-up grant

We are thrilled to announce that Zarnik has been awarded the Kerala Startup Mission's Scale-up Grant, a recognition of our tireless efforts and dedication.

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the prestigious Scale-up Grant, an innovation grant by the Kerala Government, through the Kerala Startup Mission. The Innovation Grant scheme provides financial assistance to startups and entrepreneurs to help them convert their innovative ideas into full-fledged ventures. This grant is not merely a prize for having an idea but is designed to help innovators and startups develop prototypes or products and scale up their operations. Receiving this grant is a testament to our innovative approach and potential for growth in the industry. We are grateful for this opportunity and look forward to utilizing the grant to further our mission, scale our operations, and continue to innovate in our field.

New Hire Announcement

Mr. Krishnendu Sen joins advisory board

We are delighted to welcome Mr. Krishnendu Sen, a seasoned industry expert, to Zarnik's advisory board.

We are delighted to welcome renowned industry veteran Mr. Krishnendu Sen to our advisory board. With his extensive experience as the CMO of Trivandrum Technopark, CMO of Knowlarity, and having served on the advisory boards of numerous companies such as Wabeo and Enfin Technologies, Mr. Sen brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our organization. His strategic insights and guidance will be invaluable as we navigate the challenges and opportunities in our industry.

Technology Update

Leveraging AI and ML to optimize inventory with Crest AI

We have partnered with Crest AI to leverage AI and ML for enhanced inventory planning and management.

We have partnered with Crest AI to revolutionize our inventory planning and management processes using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. Crest brings together cutting-edge technology and deep supply chain expertise to create a tool that automates demand and inventory tasks, generates insights, and helps businesses expand. The company observed how businesses struggle with stockouts and compete against industry giants for retail shelf space or e-commerce cart. By leveraging Crest AI's cutting-edge AI and ML algorithms, we can optimize our stock levels, predict demand patterns, and streamline our supply chain operations. This collaboration enables us to make data-driven decisions, improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance customer satisfaction, solving for supply chain and, in turn, solving for our business. This partnership marks a significant step forward in our journey towards digitalization and automation.

Industry Event

Co-founders attend KSUM's Huddle event

Our co-founders, Rahul Jayan and Azhar Umar, had the privilege of attending KSUM's Huddle on November 16th, 17th, and 18th.

Co-founders attend KSUM's Huddle event

Our co-founders, Rahul Jayan and Azhar Umar, recently attended the sixth edition of HUDDLE GLOBAL, one of the most coveted events in the Tech Startup Ecosystem in India, held in Kerala. Huddle Global is the focal point for tech startups and other relevant stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, including the government, investors, mentors, and industry. The event offers a platform for startups to showcase their products and interact with technology and industry leaders in an informal setting, fostering deep interactions. Our co-founders participated in insightful discussions, workshops, and networking sessions, bringing back key learnings and connections to drive our company forward.


Partners with Ecom Express for enhanced delivery

We have partnered with Ecom Express to improve our delivery network and provide better services to our customers.

We have partnered with Ecom Express, a leading end-to-end technology-enabled logistics solutions provider to the Indian retail and e-commerce industry, to enhance our delivery capabilities and provide better services to our customers. Ecom Express uses cutting-edge technology and automated solutions to enable end-to-end logistics and supply chain solutions across 29 states and 6 union territories, with coverage in 2,700+ cities and towns serving 27,000+ pin codes throughout India. By collaborating with Ecom Express, we aim to strengthen our supply chain and ensure faster, more reliable delivery of our products. Our customers can now expect quicker delivery times, real-time tracking, and enhanced customer support, as we work together to provide a seamless e-commerce experience.

Technology Update

Launches B2B e-commerce platform for hotels

We are excited to announce the launch of our platform, built with a B2B e-commerce perspective, offering hoteliers a range of features to streamline their procurement.

We have launched a revolutionary B2B e-commerce platform designed to streamline procurement processes for hoteliers. Built with a B2B e-commerce perspective, our platform offers a range of features that simplify the procurement process, including bulk ordering, volume discounts, GST-compliant invoices, and easy management of multiple hotels and locations. From luxurious bed and bath linens to eco-friendly bamboo hotel accessories, our revamped platform showcases an array of offerings that enable hoteliers to enhance their guests' experience. Visit our platform at [Platform URL] to experience the future of hotel procurement. Read more about our platform launch on Business Wire.

New Brand

Offers Biotique's ayurvedic hotel toiletries

We are excited to launch Biotique hotel toiletries range, offering high-quality, eco-friendly products for our customers.

Offers Biotique's ayurvedic hotel toiletries

We are thrilled to announce that we now offer Biotique's popular natural and Ayurvedic hotel toiletries to our customers. Biotique is a renowned brand that combines the 5,000-year-old science of Ayurveda with 21st-century biotechnology. Ayurveda, the principal medical tradition in India for over 5,000 years, is the science of life that promotes prevention as well as cure for a healthy mind, body, spirit, and senses. Biotique's products are based on authentic Ayurveda recipes taken from ancient Veda texts, passed down from generation to generation to their Founder, Vinita Jain. By introducing Biotique's range of shampoos, conditioners, body washes, and lotions, we aim to provide our hotel partners with premium toiletries that enhance the guest experience while staying true to our commitment to offering the best products in the market.

New Brand

Introduces Just Herbs toiletries and bulk liquids

We are proud to introduce the Just Herbs toiletries range, including bulk liquids for economical usage and reduced plastic waste.

We are excited to introduce Just Herbs, a new brand of natural and Ayurvedic toiletries, along with our eco-friendly bulk liquids. Just Herbs was founded with the intent to create holistic beauty solutions that are safe, honest, and effective. The brand pairs the best aspects of traditional Ayurvedic practices with contemporary knowledge to offer beauty solutions that work on multiple levels. Just Herbs promises beauty that is wholesome, focusing on formulations that nourish, preserve, and protect. The brand's journey began when Dr. Neena Chopra, an award-winning biochemist, started mixing herbs, plants, and flowers to make lotions and potions at their family-owned garden lab in Mohali, India. Just Herbs is committed to full ingredient disclosure, cruelty-free products, and being free from harmful chemicals. By offering Just Herbs' range of premium shampoos, conditioners, body washes, and lotions, along with our eco-friendly bulk liquids, we aim to provide our hotel customers with high-quality, environmentally conscious options for their guests.

New Category

Launching bed and bath linen category with Sohum Linen

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Bed and Bath Linen category, in collaboration with Sohum Linen.

We are excited to announce the expansion of our product portfolio with the introduction of Sohum Linen's premium bed and bath collection. Sohum Linen, founded by brothers Rounak and Chaman Garg, aims to supply bed and bath linens to hotels, specifically catering to individual property owners who lack a centralized supply chain. Despite the fragmentation of the industry, the market potential for bed and bath linens is significant. By partnering with Sohum Linen, we offer our hotel customers a wide range of high-quality bed sheets, pillowcases, duvets, towels, and other linen products, carefully crafted to offer unparalleled comfort and luxury. Read more about Sohum Linen's journey at

Company Milestone

Joins PedalStart's accelerator program

Zarnik has been handpicked to join PedalStart's prestigious accelerator program, an opportunity that not every startup gets.

We are excited to share that we have been handpicked to join PedalStart's exclusive accelerator program. PedalStart is India's fast-growing startup founders' community that works intensively with startups in each phase of their journey, transforming big ideas into high-potential businesses since 2021. The program provides guidance to entrepreneurs in securing the best opportunities for mentorship, networking, and funding, with the overall goal of helping startups grow and build up as a community. PedalStart's team not only helps in validating plans but also incubates and accelerates ideas to the final step of investment. Being part of this elite group of startups is a rare opportunity for us to gain invaluable resources and mentorship, refine our business strategy, and accelerate our growth.