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.


Startup Launched In Founders Round Month/Year Amount Investors Total Funding
Pubmatic 2006 Rajeev Goel and Amar Goel Series E February 2014 $13 Mn Nokia Growth Partners $63 Mn
Series D June 2012 $32 Mn DFJ and August Capital
Series C April 2010 $7.5Mn Helion Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Nexus Venture Partners
Series B March 2009 $3.5 Mn Helion Ventures, Nexus India Capital and Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Series A January 2008 $7 Mn DFj and Nexus Venture Partners
Firstcry 2010 Supam Maheshwari and Amitava Saha Series D February 2015 $26 Mn Valiant CapitalPartners $59 Mn
Series C January 2014 $15 Mn IDG Ventures, Temasek and SAIF Partners
Series B February 2012 $14 Mn IDG Ventures and SAIF Partners
Series A May 2011 $4 Mn SAIF Partners
Druva 2008 Jaspreet Singh and Milind Borate Series D August 2014 $ 25 Mn Sequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital $67 Mn
Series C October 2013 $ 25 Mn Endpoint Data Protection & Governance Platform
Series B August 2011 $ 12 Mn Sequoia and Nexus
Series A March 2010 $ 5 Mn Sequoia Capital India and IAN
Faasos 2004 Jaydeep Barman and Kallol Banerjee Series B February 2015 $20 Mn Lightbox Venture $25 Mn
Series A 2011 $5 Mn Sequoia Capital India
Sapience Analytics 2009 Shirish Deodhar, Madhukar Bhatia, Swati Deodhar and Hemant Joshi Series B October 2014 INR 45 Cr Orios Venture Partners $51.6 Mn
Series A 2011 INR 4.5 Cr Seed Ventures
Seed INR 2.1 Cr Indian Angel Network
Sokrati 2009 Ashish Mehta, Santosh Gannavarapu, and Anubhav Sonthalia Series B January 2015 Undisclosed IvyCap Ventures and Inventus Undisclosed
Series A 2011 Undisclosed Inventus
Helpshift 2011 Abinash Tripathy, Baishampayan Ghose Series A June 2014 $10 Mn Intel Capital, Visionnaire Ventures, True Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners $13.2 Mn
Seed October 2012 $3.2 Mn True Ventures and Nexus
Mobikon 2009 Samir Khadepaun and Salil Khamkar Series A $ 1.7 Mn Singapore-based Jungle Ventures INR 10.52 Cr
ShopSocially 2009 Jai Rawat and Samir Palnitkar Series A October 2010 $1.1 Mn Valhalla Partners, Raman Khanna, Ashish Gupta and Dharmesh Thakker
Angel 2011 $550k TiE Angels
Swipe Technologies 2012 Shripal Gandhi Series A April 2014 $4.9 Mn Kalaari Capital $4.9 Mn
Krayon Pictures 2007 Kishor Patil, Nishith Takia and Namrata Sharma Series A December 2010 Undisclosed Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Undisclosed


Startup Founded In Founders Total Funding Acquired by Year Amount
TastyKhana 2007 Shachin Bharadwaj, Sheldon D’Souza $5 Mn FoodPanda 2014 $15-25 Mn
Buzzfactory 2009 Neil Sequeira Angel Qliktag 2014 NA
Truesparrow 2007 Nishith and Deepa Shah $150 Mn Fab 2012 NA
Dhingana 2007 Snehal Shinde, Swapnil Shinde $7 Mn Rdio 2014 NA

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