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Indian Startup Hubs: 14 Pune Startups That Have Made The City Proud

Indian Startup Hubs: 14 Pune Startups That Have Made The City Proud

As part of our series, Startup Ecosystem Hubs, we have been focusing on our first city of Pune. Under the series we have already covered some of the early and growth stage startups that are making all the right noise in Pune. This time we bring to you a comprehensive list of Pune-based startups that have successfully raised Series A and further rounds of funding. We are also bringing into light the startups that have got successful exits.


StartupLaunched InFoundersRoundMonth/YearAmountInvestorsTotal Funding
Pubmatic2006Rajeev Goel and Amar GoelSeries EFebruary 2014$13 MnNokia Growth Partners$63 Mn
Series DJune 2012$32 MnDFJ and August Capital
Series CApril 2010$7.5MnHelion Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Nexus Venture Partners
Series BMarch 2009$3.5 MnHelion Ventures, Nexus India Capital and Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Series AJanuary 2008$7 MnDFj and Nexus Venture Partners
Firstcry2010Supam Maheshwari and Amitava SahaSeries DFebruary 2015$26 MnValiant CapitalPartners$59 Mn
Series CJanuary 2014$15 MnIDG Ventures, Temasek and SAIF Partners
Series BFebruary 2012$14 MnIDG Ventures and SAIF Partners
Series AMay 2011$4 MnSAIF Partners
Druva2008Jaspreet Singh and Milind BorateSeries DAugust 2014$ 25 MnSequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital$67 Mn
Series COctober 2013$ 25 MnEndpoint Data Protection & Governance Platform
Series BAugust 2011$ 12 MnSequoia and Nexus
Series AMarch 2010$ 5 MnSequoia Capital India and IAN
Faasos2004Jaydeep Barman and Kallol BanerjeeSeries BFebruary 2015$20 MnLightbox Venture$25 Mn
Series A2011$5 MnSequoia Capital India
Sapience Analytics2009Shirish Deodhar, Madhukar Bhatia, Swati Deodhar and Hemant JoshiSeries BOctober 2014INR 45 CrOrios Venture Partners$51.6 Mn
Series A2011INR 4.5 CrSeed Ventures
SeedINR 2.1 CrIndian Angel Network
Sokrati2009Ashish Mehta, Santosh Gannavarapu, and Anubhav SonthaliaSeries BJanuary 2015UndisclosedIvyCap Ventures and InventusUndisclosed
Series A2011UndisclosedInventus
Helpshift2011Abinash Tripathy, Baishampayan GhoseSeries AJune 2014$10 MnIntel Capital, Visionnaire Ventures, True Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners$13.2 Mn
SeedOctober 2012$3.2 MnTrue Ventures and Nexus
Mobikon2009Samir Khadepaun and Salil KhamkarSeries A$ 1.7 MnSingapore-based Jungle VenturesINR 10.52 Cr
ShopSocially2009Jai Rawat and Samir PalnitkarSeries AOctober 2010$1.1 MnValhalla Partners, Raman Khanna, Ashish Gupta and Dharmesh Thakker
Angel2011$550kTiE Angels
Swipe Technologies2012Shripal GandhiSeries AApril 2014$4.9 MnKalaari Capital$4.9 Mn
Krayon Pictures2007Kishor Patil, Nishith Takia and Namrata SharmaSeries ADecember 2010UndisclosedRakesh JhunjhunwalaUndisclosed


StartupFounded InFoundersTotal FundingAcquired byYearAmount
TastyKhana2007Shachin Bharadwaj, Sheldon D’Souza$5 MnFoodPanda2014$15-25 Mn
Buzzfactory2009Neil SequeiraAngelQliktag2014NA
Truesparrow2007Nishith and Deepa Shah$150 MnFab2012NA
Dhingana2007Snehal Shinde, Swapnil Shinde$7 MnRdio2014NA

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