Locally developed bar inventory app releasing upgraded version


In this May 9, 2013 file photo, founder and CEO of Partender bar inventory Nikhil "Nik" Kundra makes a presentation during the Fourth Annual Cade Museum Prize Night ceremony at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall in Gainesville.

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Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 12:31 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 12:31 p.m.

Partender, a growing Gainesville mobile app developer, is set to launch a new version of its signature product of the same name this month.

The current application uses a single Apple device — iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone — to inventory bars’ and restaurants’ alcohol products much more quickly than manual tallying. But with the new version, employees will be able to catalogue inventory in different locations with multiple devices.

“We can essentially do a 10-story nightclub in minutes by being able to break up the work,” said CEO Nikhil Kundra, who founded Partender in 2012.

Other upgraded features will include establishing the “pour cost” of a business, or the percentage spent to buy drinks compared with how much is sold; tracking of new inventory; how much of each product is being consumed; how much inventory is worth wholesale; and loss to waste, spills and theft.

Kundra, 24, said he continues to work with the Apple app store but doesn’t have an exact release date.

The upgraded app comes as Kundra and five other Partender developers are in a selective, months-long accelerator program called 500 Startups for new business-to-business tech companies in Mountain View, Calif.

Partender, one of 32 businesses selected for the program’s current class, started in early August and will return to Gainesville in February or March.

“You sort of become one of the top prospects in (Silicon) Valley — one of the hottest startups,” Kundra said.

500 Startups comes with office space, mentorship, investments, looks from investors and more in exchange for 5 percent of the company, he said.

Kundra said he couldn’t disclose how much a monthly or annual subscription to the app costs or its current client total. But, he added, clients are as far away as Australia, and the waiting list for subscriptions to the app is 700 to 800.

Among the Gainesville clients are the Jones B-Side, 101 Downtown and Tall Paul’s.

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