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Zomato Founder Launches Platform To Help Businesses Hit by Bad Weather

Zomato’s Deepinder Goyal has just announced his next venture, Weather Union, on X. It democratises weather forecasting for all businesses hit by weather complications.

By Rashaad Ather
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Weather Union Platform Founded By Zomato's Deepinder Goyal

Weather Union Platform Founded By Zomato's Deepinder Goyal

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Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal is democratising weather forecasting to help small businesses affected by weather complications.

“Excited to unveil India's first crowd-supported weather infrastructure, //weatherunion.com. A proprietary network of 650+ on-ground weather stations, it is the largest private infrastructure of its kind in our country”: Goyal wrote on X.

According to its site, It’s the largest on-ground network of weather stations installed across the country.

He explained that his startup will install weather stations on house rooftops in 45 major Indian cities.

“These weather stations, developed by Zomato, provide localised, real-time information on key weather parameters such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, rainfall etc. Currently available across 45 large cities, we are expanding this in other Indian cities very soon”: Goyal explained.

He further shares that Weather Union is collaborating with IIT Delhi to actualise the project.

“This rich data holds significant potential in unlocking weather use cases for enterprises and research institutes. Having already collaborated with CAS - IIT Delhi, we expect more institutions and companies to benefit from this and contribute towards the greater good of our economy.”: Goyal shared.

A Zomato Giveback Initiative:

Most importantly, he reveals that his venture is non-profit.

“We are now opening up free access to this (through an API) to all institutions and companies in the country. Wait. What? Free? Really? Yes, we believe that this data is too valuable to keep to ourselves or to monetise; therefore, as a Zomato Giveback, we are opening up access to this data to everyone for public good. Multiple companies and public institutions should use real-time weather data, to boost the productivity of our economy.”