Top Indian Startups: The Complete List (2019 Update)

It is a great time for startups in India. Business seems to be booming and you can learn a lot by examining how startups run in India. We have so collected a list of startups in India that are rocking!

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Let’s have a look at these top Indian startups who are doing it great right now:

The 53 Top Indian Startups

Wow! Momo

This is a food chain who are growing ever so fast in India. You will find branches in Delhi, Chennai, Kochi, and many other spots. Wow! Sell burgers, Tibetan food and just about anything you can imagine. You will never go hungry when a Wow! Branch is nearby!

Founded In: 2008

Offices In: Kolkata, West Bengal

Total Funding: $470 Million

Wow Momo


Ola Cabs

You may think Uber is causing a storm right now, but Ola Cabs is taking over India as we speak. If you need a minicab in the India area, be sure to try Ola Cabs out. They are currently competing with Uber, which says it all really!

Founded In: 2010

Offices In: Karnataka, Kormangala

Total Funding: $3.8 Billion


AddressHealth

This is a company who are causing a storm in the industry currently. They focus on providing healthcare in schools and clinics and have proven to very successful recently.

Founded In: 2010

Offices In: Bangalore city, Karnataka

Total Funding: $1.5 Million



Zomato

Zomato is one of the most well-known startups and perhaps one of the most successful food tech startups around in India that has turned into an international business.

Founded In: 2008

Offices In: Gurgaon, Haryana

Total Funding: $755.6 Million

Zomato

Paytm

Another very successful startup. This startup is a payment service that allows people to pay funds to each other. It is very similar to PayPal. While it’s not at that level yet, it still seems to dominate all over India.

Founded In: 2010

Offices In: Noida, Utter Pradesh

Total Funding: $2.2 Billion


FreshToHome

This is a delivery service that focuses on meat and fish. The company was founded in March 2016, and has grown so much that its aim to expand to 20 cities throughout 2017!

Founded In: 2014

Offices In: Bengaluru, Karnataka

Total Funding: $24.2

FreshToHome

‍FreshMenu

Fresh Menu is another delivery service. Food will be cooked and delivered to you within minutes. The company was founded in 2014. In 2016, they saw 3x growth when it came to orders. This company is a clear example of how to grow.

Founded In: 2014

Offices In: Bengaluru, Karnataka

Total Funding: $24.2 Million

FreshMenu


Flyrobe

This company allows you to rent designer clothing. Unique, right? This startup was founded in 2015. The idea was loved so much by investors that they have raised over 7 million since then.

‍Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Total Funding: $10.7


Myra

Myra is an online pharmacy. Their selection of medicine can be delivered to your home at a rapid rate. The company deals with over 1,000 transactions daily. They are backed by big investors, and are making a lot of money at the moment.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Gurugram

Total Funding: $7 Million


Cure.Fit

CureFit operates a platform to a healthy power lifestyle and holistic cure across fitness, food, and mental well-being. The Company offers both digital and offline experiences across fitness, nutrition, and psychological well-being through its three products: cult.fit, eat.fit and mind.fit.

Founded In: 2016

Offices In: Bangalore, Karnataka

Total Funding: $174.6 Million

CureFit

Dunzo

This famous Indian startup connects users to the nearest delivery partner who can make purchases, pick up items from any store or restaurant in the city and bring them to you all by just utilizing their app. They also offer a bike taxi service as well.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Bengaluru, Delhi, Gurgaon, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad

Total Funding: $29.6 Million

Dunzo

Shuttl

Shuttl is an app based transportation service for commuters. First launched in 2015 to improve India’s disorganized public transportation system by allowing people to pre-book rides on affordable busses.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Gurgaon, Haryana

Total Funding: $48.8 Million


Digit Insurance

At Digit Insurance, is a General Insurance company on a mission to make the complicated insurance system transparent and straightforward for everyone through their platform. They have insurance for Cars, Mobiles, Travel, and Jewellery as well.

Founded In: 2016

Offices In: Bengaluru, Karnataka

Total Funding: $45 Million

CoolBerg

Coolberg, a Mumbai based startup, works with a unique idea of having a non-alcoholic beer. Coolberg makes the parties and gatherings easier for people who feel odd during such occasions with a wide range of flavors.

Founded In: 2016

Offices In: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Total Funding: Not disclosed

CoolBerg

Cleardekho

ClearDekho is India’s largest eyewear brand that provides eyewear for all budgets. Their quality glasses come with various designs ranging from prescription, sunglasses, reading glasses and even contact lenses.

Founded In: 2016

Offices In: Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

Total Funding: $20 Million


The Minimalist

One of the most successful startups Minimalist is a design and consulting agency that

helps brands create their growth strategy, design, and communication as well. They are most known for their unique minimalist creative philosophy and viral impact in digital media.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Total Funding: Not disclosed


Razorpay

Razorpay is the only payments solution in India which allows businesses to accept, process and disburse payments with its user-friendly product suite to all companies from startups to large enterprises.

Founded In: 2013

Offices In: Bangalore, Karnataka

Total Funding: $31.7 Million

Razorpay

Nineleaps

Nineleaps helps other startups with their product development by providing web and mobile app development to accelerate product development to bring your product to market as fast as possible.

Founded In: 2014

Offices In: Bangalore, Karnataka

Total Funding: $4 Million


Innov8 Coworking

This company is a coworking network that offers working spaces like that emphasis heavily community engagement of like-minded individuals to have their office spaces not feel like an ordinary office space but another place you can almost call home.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: New Delhi, Delhi

Total Funding: $4 Million

Schbang

Schbang is a digital marketing agency that has worked with well-known brands such as Hot Wheels, Amazon Fashion, and Raw Pressery. They offer more services than your average agency ranging from, Search Engine Optimization, Technology, Design, Video Production, Photography, Media Planning & Buying, Influencer Management, and PR.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Total Funding: Not disclosed


Acko General Insurance

Acko a digital insurance firm provides personalized policies based on user behavior and offer great prices, extreme convenience, and stress-free claims.

Founded In: 2017

Offices In: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Total Funding: $107 Million

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Treebo Hotels

A newly startup company Treebo is India’s top rated budget hotel chain with 400 hotels in over 70 cities that has grown fast since its launch in 2015.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Bengaluru, Karnataka

Total Funding: $57 Million

Treebo Hotels

InCred

Incred is a financial service group that leverages technology and data science to make lending quick and easy. The idea behind Incred is their belief that traditional ways of lending exclude the most that need it most because of outdated, rigid, and insufficient processes.

Founded In: 2016

Offices In: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Total Funding: $116.9 Million

InCred

Jumbotail

Jumbotail an online grocery marketplace for businesses. This startup that started in 2015 has also offer credit for shop owners via partnerships with third-party lenders.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Bangalore, Karnataka

Total Funding: $10.5 Million

DocTalk

Docktalk one of India’s biggest startups is a CRM and patient management platform for doctors in India. Mainly, this company gifts doctors with the ability to develop better relationships with their patients in return causing a better quality of care with

Founded In: 2016

Offices in: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Funding: $5 Million


Smallcase

This fast-growing business in India is bringing a simplified investing approach to the growing middle class in India. In retrospect, they are very similar to other investment companies that are growing at a fast rate such as Acrons and Stash.

Founded in: 2015

Offices in: Bangalore

Total funding: $8 Million

Small

Vedantu

Vedantu aims to democratize teaching by creating a marketplace for teachers. This top growing business in India being similar to Vipkid offers a massive range of online classes and test preparations live from the best teachers in India.

Founded In: 2011

Offices in: Bangalore, Karnataka

Total Funding: $21.6 Million

Vedantu

Instavans

Instavans model is to transform the conventional model of shippers spending hours calling up various truck operators to find trucks with open capacity, while truckers struggle to market their availability. By offering a model that shippers an on-demand platform for shippers and truckers alike.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Bangalore, Karnataka

Total Funding: $2 Million

Instavans

Loan Frame

One of the best Indian startups Loan Frame is a financial tech company that is building the largest SME( small, medium-sized enterprises) in the lending marketplace. By merging world-class processes from leading global banks with deep Indian SME credit experience, data science and cutting edge proprietary technologies, they are laser-focused on helping small businesses grow.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: New Delhi, Delhi

Total Funding: $2.3 Million


Overcart

Overcart is India's first marketplace for over-stock, unboxed, refurbished, and pre-owned products. Just like the united states company Overstock, offers a comprehensive quality-check process, expert product knowledge, and unparalleled customer focus, this is the safest place for you India to purchase secondary products.

Founded In: 2012

Offices In: New Delhi

Total Funding: $3 Million


Flock

Flock is a real-time messaging and collaboration app for teams that speeds up and simplifies communication and boosts productivity. Flock provides one-on-one chat and public and private channels. It offers multi-party video and audio calling and screen sharing. It also integrates with over forty third-party apps including Google Drive, Github, Trello, Asana and many others.

Founded In: 2014

Offices In: Bengaluru, Mumbai

Total Funding: $45 Million


Doctor Insta

Doctors Insta’s business model is to fix the current state of accessibility, reliability, and consistency in India’s $100 Billion HealthCare Market and to bring Healthcare to everyone. This amazing startup is India's 1st video medicine company where an individual can consult care-givers anytime, anywhere.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Gurugram

Total Funding: $7 Million


Cowrks

CoWrks is a premium coworking solution provider for businesses of all sizes. Built for startups, and Fortune 500s with beautiful, inspiring, and high-energy work environment that will change the way they work forever.

Founded In: 2016

Offices In: Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyperabad

Total Funding: Not disclosed

Cowrks

1Mg

1mg is an online pharmacy network and generic medicine engine. It allows users to find information about medicines prescribed by doctors and buy them as well. Users can find drugs by categories under ailments, class, companies, and brands. Its mission is to make healthcare accessible, understandable and affordable for a billion Indians.

Founded In: 2012

Offices In: Gurgaon, Haryana

Total Funding: Not disclosed


Cars24

Cars24 makes selling a car an easy, fair and quick experience. This new startup creates an efficient and reliable way for car owners to sell their used cars at the Best Price

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Gurgaon, Haryana

Total Funding: $61 Million

Cars24


Dailyhunt

Dailyhunt is India’s #1 news and local language content application. Their goal is to build a platform product for Indian language speakers and onboard more publishers & partners, in addition to investing in building tools and team for monetisation.

Founded In: 2009

Offices In: Bangalore, Karnataka

Total Funding: Not disclosed

DailyHunt


Ebutor

Ebutor is an organized distribution network of India that helps brands distribute consumer goods to mom-and-pop retail stores. Ebutor uses technology, data sciences and its vast network of distribution centers and fulfillment centers to reach the farthest and smallest of retail stores across India.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Hyderabad, Telangana

Total Funding: Not disclosed


Meesho

Meesho is India's Largest Reseller Platform, poised to be the next big e-commerce distribution channel, where homepreneurs sell on WhatsApp, Facebook. and Instagram.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Bangalore, Karnataka

Total Funding: $65.2 Million

Meesho

MilkBasket

Milkbasket is India's first subscription-based micro-delivery service fulfilling daily grocery and household needs of customers every morning.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Gurgaon, Haryana

Total Funding: $19.4 Million


PharmEasy

This successful Indian startup is one of the largest pharmacy aggregators in India. We help patients connect with local pharmacy stores and diagnostic centers in order to fulfill their extensive medical needs.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Total Funding: Not disclosed

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Policybazaar

Policybazaar is India's largest and leading insurance aggregator website. They specialized in making a comparative analysis of the insurance products of various insurance policies based on price, quality and key benefits.

Founded In: 2008

Offices In: Gurgaon, Haryana

Total Funding: Not disclosed

Revv

Revv is an Indian car-rental startup that offers multiple options to meet all your self-drive needs from round Trips, one-way outstation, one-way local, monthly car subscription.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Gurgaon, Haryana

Total Funding: $23.3 Million

Revv

Sharechat

ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. With ShareChat you can share videos, jokes, GIFs, audio songs and funny images from India in Indian languages like Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, and Malayalam.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Gurgaon, Haryana

Total Funding: $122.8


Nykaa

Nykaa is a premier online beauty and wellness destination. It offers beauty and wellness products for men and women at the best prices. Their products are 100 percent genuine and authentic, sourced directly from the brands.

Founded In: 2012

Offices In: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Total Funding: $107.9 Million

Toppr

Toppr is India's top startups in 2018 leading after-school learning app on a mission to make learning personalized. Toppr helps students prepare for various school, board, and competitive exams. They study student behavior and create adaptive learning paths with infinite combinations.

Founded In: 2013

Offices In: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Total Funding: $65.1 Million

Toppr

TravelTriangle

TravelTriangle is an exciting new way of buying trips online in India. One of the best-growing companies in India, TravelTriangle promote local travel agents and get you the best flights from them. They have created a marketplace where travelers can interact with local travel agents. That same marketplace also empowers local travel agents to come online and compete with big fishes..

Founded In: 2011

Offices In: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Total Funding: $34.9 Million

TravelTriangle

Urban Ladder

Urban Ladder is a Bangalore-based online furniture company. This hot Indian startup furniture company aims to provide a curated destination for home solutions, to help the Urban Indian build well-furnished, beautiful homes.

Founded In: 2012

Offices In: Bangalore, Karnataka

Total Funding: $112.8 Million

Aisle

This dating app puts the target on romance over flings. They connect people who are willing to date with other eligible people who are willing to get into a meaningful relationship.

Founded In: 2014

Offices In: Bangalore, Karnataka

Total Funding: $300K

&Me

This Indian startup is a women's food and nutrition company based out of Bangalore. It is carefully blending ancient Ayurveda with modern science to make products that match the active lifestyle of this generation's women.

Founded In: 2017

Offices In: Bangalore, Karnataka

Total Funding: Not disclosed

&ME

Bombay Shaving Company

Bombay Shaving Company provides a guide to men’s grooming and lifestyle. They give inspiring grooming tips and ideas that make everyday life better.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: New Delhi, Delhi

Total Funding: $3.2 Million

Bombay Shaving Company


POPxo

POPxo is a digital media startup for women that deals with everything from fashion, beauty, lifestyle, work, etc. POPxo provides text and video content in an accessible manner. This successful Indian startup focuses on reaching a highly targeted audience - the millions of young urban women in India who are growing in confidence, in independence, and spending power. They monetize by working across formats with brands who want to reach this important and influential consumer base.

Founded In: 2013

Offices In: New Delhi, Delhi

Total Funding: $12.4 Million

Zestmoney

ZestMoney is the fastest way for all kinds of people to pay using digital EMI(equated monthly installment), without the need for a credit card or a credit score. This major startups in India believe that being able to pay in EMI should be available to everyone and not only those who hold a credit card or have a credit score.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Bangalore, Karnataka

Total Funding: $41.9 Million


Xpressbees

Xpressbees is an e-commerce logistics specialist company that provides reliable and fast logistics solutions to its partners. This technology startup in India extensive has network reach, secure technology platform and last mile management system makes them one of the most trusted e-commerce logistics solutions provider in India.

Founded In: 2015

Offices In: Pune, Maharashtra

Total Funding: $157.6 Million

How Indian startup culture differs from the U.S

With the emerging business opportunities in India, the biggest startups in the word are no longer just in America. India has now become a leading global startup hub just like its American counterpart.

Rising numbers of new companies in India, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs are turbocharging the development of the top tech startup scene.

Just how many startups are in India you may ask?

The number of startups has grown from 7,000 in 2008 to 50,000 according to the latest report by KPMG on the startup ecosystem in india.

Startups in both USA and India carry the same structure and principles. Where they differ the most is in funding.

Funding

Investors typically want to see that a venture capitalist or angel investor has already put down a reasonable sum of money before they ever give any funding to Indian startups and their founders. So to get the right amount of money for a new startup in India you must have to already the right amount of backing.

Your new company must be seen as one of the popular startups in India with a good track record. For upcoming startups, the pressure to succeed is massive in comparison to American startups because failure is looked down upon severely. Given some famously failed startups in India such as Babyberry, reputation for a new startup is crucial to get even further funding.

Where the even more significant difference lies is on how much you get for each round. In America, you’ll get somewhere between a million dollars per round. In India its a meager $250K in comparison, with $250k to $500k rounds being considered as high.

It’s easy to get going in India, but it in the later stages where funding becomes more problematic leading companies with no choice but to get international venture investors.

That’s the difference between having one of the top-funded startups in India and being a complete failure of a startup.

Conclusion

There are endless money-making opportunities in today's world. Startups can have a high success rate in India, but why so? Education seems to be a reason for this. There is a great education system in India, and people are clearly very knowledgeable when it comes to business.

What can you learn from India? Well, you can learn that Indians are not scared to try new things. Even the startup names are quite disrupting! (We should also write a new naming guide taking into account the top Indian startups!). Some of the top Indian startups are quite out of the ordinary. If you want to create the most profitable business in India, you need to think outside of the box. Indian startups have an edge on their competition for this very reason. Their startup ideas are unique, which always attracts customers and brings forth profit.

The internet is a big place, and if you need startup ideas in India, you will find tons of information on what you can do. You need to find a gap in the market and again, do not be afraid to do something that you have not seen before. That is what leads to success, a brand new idea. You will not gain much success from the belief that everybody has.

The top Indian startups are a result of persistence. Despite naysayers, the best business owners went for what they believed in every time. You may wonder how this is possible. It can be done by having complete faith in your ability and believe that your idea will go far. You need to trust the people around you and have confidence that they will take your business in the right direction.

India is a beautiful country with some great attractions. There are lots to see, and lots of opportunities to network with others. You will never have an excuse to miss out on new opportunities. There are some fantastic places to work, and you can sit in the office with an amazing view. So what are you waiting for? Do you have a plan? Go out there and make it a reality. The time to make a change is now! Do not wait any longer.

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