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The 27 Most Valuable Unicorns in Bengaluru

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Bengaluru is filled with successful companies that have raised millions of dollars in VC funding that came from some of the top investors in the world.

Many of these successes have turned into unicorns — private companies worth over $1 billion.

If you want to build the next unicorn in Bengaluru, these 27 companies should be your inspiration.

The 27 Unicorns in Bengaluru

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BYJU's

BYJU's

BYJU’S is an educational technology company that designs and develops personalized, high quality learning programs for K-12 students.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $21.00

    B (

    July 2017

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2008

  • Founders:

    Byju Raveendran, Divya Gokulnath

  • Industries:

    E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Higher Education, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $5,182.78M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    21

  • Number of investors:

    49

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Swiggy

Swiggy

Swiggy is India's digital food delivery marketplace for customers to order food online and delivered to their doorstep.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $10.70

    B (

    June 2018

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Nandan Reddy, Phani Kishan Addepalli, Rahul Jaimini, Sriharsha Majety

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce Platforms, Food Delivery, Mobile Apps

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $3,571.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    17

  • Number of investors:

    40

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Razorpay

Razorpay

Razorpay's payment platform is a single API for accepting transactions and disbursing funds in India.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $7.50

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Harshil Mathur, Shashank Kumar

  • Industries:

    Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Payments

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $741.62M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    34

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Ola Cabs

Ola Cabs

Ola is India's leading mobile app that allows you to discover, book, and pay for rides seamlessly.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $7.50

    B (

    October 2014

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Ankit Bhati, Bhavish Aggarwal

  • Industries:

    Apps, Mobile, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $5,008.30M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    28

  • Number of investors:

    54

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Ola Electric Mobility

Ola Electric Mobility

Ola is a mobility platform and a ride-hailing company providing intercity transport for customers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    July 2019

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Anand Shah, Ankit Jain, Bhavish Aggarwal

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Electric Vehicle, Manufacturing, Sales, Sustainability

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $822.29M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    19

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Meesho

Meesho

Meesho run a successful operation that frees entrepreneurs to start a business without investing money.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.90

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Sanjeev Barnwal, Vidit Aatrey

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce Platforms, Mobile Apps, Retail, Social Media

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,061.37M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    32

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CRED

CRED

CRED provides members with a single, easy-to-use platform to organize and manage all of their credit card bills. As a member, you’ll earn cash for each and every one of your payments.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.01

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Kunal Shah

  • Industries:

    Credit Cards, Financial Services, FinTech, Payments, Personal Finance

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $692.48M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    31

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ShareChat

ShareChat

ShareChat is an Indian regional social networking application that lets you create and customize your profile according to your location. The platform enables users to share video, audio, image, and text content in seven major local languages.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.70

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Ankush Sachdeva, Bhanu Pratap Singh, Farid Ahsan

  • Industries:

    Internet, Mobile Apps, Social Media, Social Network

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,276.70M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    13

  • Number of investors:

    23

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Digit Insurance

Digit Insurance

Digit Insurance provides a multitude of insurance services, ranging from life-insurance policies to pet insurance.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.50

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Kamesh Goyal, Philip Varghese, Sriram Shankar, Vijay Kumar

  • Industries:

    Finance, Financial Services, Insurance, InsurTech

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $424.16M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    14

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Unacademy

Unacademy

Unacademy is a place to learn. It’s a revolutionary education system that makes learning materials accessible and affordable.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.44

    B (

    September 2020

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Gaurav Munjal, Hemesh Singh, Roman Saini, Sachin Gupta

  • Industries:

    E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Training

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $875.73M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    12

  • Number of investors:

    42

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Udaan

Udaan

Udaan brings manufacturers’ product catalogs, trading companies supply-chains, retailers’ orders, and wholesalers’ warehouses into a single platform to make business more efficient.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.10

    B (

    September 2018

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Amod Malviya, Sujeet Kumar, Vaibhav Gupta

  • Industries:

    B2B, E-Commerce, Internet, Retail

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,446.74M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    21

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DailyHunt

DailyHunt

DailyHunt provides a 24×7 mobile application that keeps you updated on the news from across the globe.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.10

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2007

  • Founders:

    Chandu Sohoni, Umang Bedi, Umesh Kulkarni, Virendra Gupta

  • Industries:

    Information Technology, Language Learning, Mobile, News, Operating Systems, Social Media, Social News, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $868.67M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    17

  • Number of investors:

    24

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Groww

Groww

Groww is the first platform that offers a new way of investing with stockbroking and direct mutual funds.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.00

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Harsh Jain, Ishan Bansal Dean, Lalit Keshre, Neeraj Singh

  • Industries:

    Financial Services, FinTech, Funding Platform, Impact Investing

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $399.89M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    19

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Zetwerk

Zetwerk

Zetwerk operates a business-to-business marketplace for manufacturing items.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.50

    B (

    August 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Amrit Acharya, Rahul Sharma, Srinath Ramakkrushnan, Vishal Chaudhary

  • Industries:

    B2B, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Marketplace

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $656.67M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    22

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Mobile Premier League

Mobile Premier League

Mobile Premier League is a skill-based eSports platform used to offer cash prizes while playing games.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.45

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Sai Srinivas Kiran G, Shubh Malhotra, Shubham Malhotra

  • Industries:

    eSports, Gaming, iOS, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $377.70M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    18

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DealShare

DealShare

DealShare is a fast growing social e-commerce startup.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.62

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Rajat Shikhar, Sankar Bora, Sourjyendu Medda, Vineet Rao

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Grocery, Group Buying, Retail Technology

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $391.52M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    18

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CureFit

CureFit

cure.fit is a health and fitness company offering digital and offline experiences across fitness, nutrition, and mental well-being.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Ankit Nagori, Mukesh Bansal

  • Industries:

    Apps, Fitness, Health Care, Wellness

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $679.40M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    12

  • Number of investors:

    38

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LivSpace

LivSpace

Livspace is an interior design startup that offers a platform that connects people to designers, services, and products.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    February 2022

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Anuj Srivastava, Ramakant Sharma, Shagufta Anurag

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Furniture, Interior Design

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $371.69M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    20

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Acko General Insurance

Acko General Insurance

Acko is a digital insurance firm that has been granted the authority to underwrite and market bite-sized insurance products.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.10

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Ruchi Deepak, Varun Dua

  • Industries:

    Auto Insurance, Health Insurance, Insurance, InsurTech

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $428.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    21

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apna

apna

Apna is a professional networking and job placement platform that assists blue-collar and gray-collar workers in locating communities and securing employment.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.10

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Nirmit Parikh

  • Industries:

    EdTech, Employment, Human Resources, Professional Services, Recruiting

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $192.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    8

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BlackBuck

BlackBuck

Blackbuck is an Indian logistics company that simplifies trucking for shippers and drivers alike.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Chanakya Hridaya, Rajesh Yabaji, Ramasubramaniam B

  • Industries:

    Information Services, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $330.88M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Licious

Licious

Licious is an online meat and seafood ordering startup that follows an end-to-end business.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Abhay Hanjura, Varun Sadana, Vivek Gupta

  • Industries:

    Delivery Service, E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Food Delivery

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $338.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    24

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Mensa Brands

Mensa Brands

Mensa Brands is an investment firm that partners with entrepreneurs to build digital brands and scale them.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2021

  • Founders:

    Ananth Narayanan, Aniket Nikumb, Pawan Kumar Dasaraju

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Financial Services, Venture Capital

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $228.58M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    14

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InMobi

InMobi

InMobi uses search algorithm to allow highly targeted and optimised ranking of mobile advertisements.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2014

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2007

  • Founders:

    Abhay Singhal, Amit Gupta, Mohit Saxena, Naveen Tewari, Piyush Shah

  • Industries:

    Advertising, Advertising Platforms, Digital Media, Marketing, Mobile

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $510.60M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    6

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NoBroker

NoBroker

NoBroker is a real-estate platform that makes it possible to buy, sell, or rent a house without paying any brokerage.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Akhil Gupta, Amit Agarwal, Saurabh Garg

  • Industries:

    Commercial Real Estate, Mobile Apps, Property Management, Real Estate, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $371.40M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    12

  • Number of investors:

    15

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Slice

Slice

Slice is a provider of tools for pizzerias to manage the digital side of their businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Ilir Sela

  • Industries:

    Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Restaurants, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $303.73M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    14

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Vedantu

Vedantu

Vedantu is an interactive online tutoring platform for students.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Anand Prakash, Pulkit Jain, Saurabh Saxena, Vamsi Krishna

  • Industries:

    E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Tutoring

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $306.38M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    11

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