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Meet The 24 Indian Startups In Y Combinator’s Winter Batch 2020

Meet The 24 Indian Startups In Y Combinator’s Winter Batch 2020

240 startups were shortlisted for Y Combinator’s Winter Batch

Around 30 startups had Indian founders or were creating products and services for the Indian market

Y Combinator is calling for applications for its Summer Batch of 2020 which will be held virtually

US-based early-stage accelerator Y Combinator has released the list of startups in its winter batch of 2020. This year, Y Combinator shortlisted 24 Indian startups to be a part of its three-month-long accelerator programme, almost doubling the number from 14 Indian startups in the summer batch of 2019.

However, this year, things have been a little different for the Y Combinator demo day due to the coronavirus outbreak. Since it has been advised to avoid public gathering, the accelerator programme decided to call off the event which was supposed to be held both for the live-studio audience and virtually on March 23 and 24. Y Combinator decided to hold the event virtually on March 23, but later decided to bring it ahead to March 16.

Y Combinator hosts its demo day for the shortlisted startups to showcase their products in front of a live audience and pitch it to investors.

Indian Startups In Y Combinator Winter Batch 2020

  1. Able Jobs
    Founders: Ravish Agrawal, Svatantra Kumar, Siddharth Srivastav
    Founded In: 2019
    Sector: Edtech
    Able Jobs is an online skill development and training platform that helps entry-level job-seekers to land non-technology roles at companies such as Amazon, Accenture and Axis Bank.
  2. Breathe Well-Being
    Founder: Aditya Kaicker, Rohan Verma
    Founded In: 2015
    Sector: Healthtech
    Breathe Well-Being is a digital weight loss programme that helps Indian patients manage or prevent chronic conditions such as diabetes.
  3. Chutney
    Founders: Jhansi Elango, Vivek Nautiyal
    Founded In: 2019
    Sector: Agritech
    Chutney is a B2B fresh produce supply chain startup that sells vegetables and fruits through local neighbourhood stores.
  4. DeepSource
    Founders:
    Jai Pradeesh, Sanket Saurav
    Founded In: 2018
    Sector: Enterprise Tech
    Deepsource is an enterprise tech startup that provides an automated tool to review codes. The tool also helps developers automatically find and fix issues in codes.
  5. Easyplan
    Founders:
    Sanjay Gandhi, Manisha Pandita
    Founded In:
    2017
    Sector: Fintech
    Easyplan is a fintech startup that helps Indians with middle-class incomes invest through money market accounts.
  6. EduRev
    Founders:
    Hardik Dhamija, Kunaal Satija
    Founded In: 2017
    Sector: Edtech
    EduRev is an edtech startup that focusses on online preparations for various entrance exams for admissions to schools and universities or to get into government jobs.
  7. Farm Theory
    Founders:
    Arpit Agarwal, Sakshi Agarwal
    Founded In: 2019
    Sector: Agritech
    Farm Theory is an agritech platform that sources “ugly” and “imperfect” farm produce from farmers — which are otherwise healthy to eat but are not sold in the market due to imperfections — and sells it to restaurants.
  8. GIGI Benefits
    Founders:
    Sowmya Rao, Nandini Vishwanath
    Founded In: 2019
    Sector: Fintech
    GIGI Benefits is a fintech startup that provides insurance, investment and savings account for the gig economy workers in India.
  9. goDutch
    Founders:
    Riyaz Khan, Sagar Sheth, Aniruddh Singh
    Founded In:
    2019
    Sector: Fintech
    goDutch is a digital payments platform that issues cards to help people automatically split group payments.
  10. HelpNow
    Founders:
    Shikhar Agarwal, Venkatesh Amrutwar, Aditya Makkar
    Founded In:
    2019
    Sector: Healthtech
    HelpNow is a healthtech startup that provides ambulance services that ensures an ETA of 10 minutes.
  11. Kosh
    Founders:
    Sahil Bansal, Aayush Goel
    Founded In: 2019
    Sector: Fintech
    Kosh is a lending startup that turns blue-collar workers into lenders for their community.
  12. Loop Health
    Founders: Mayank Kale, Ryan Singh
    Founded In: 2018
    Sector: Fintech
    Loop Health is a fintech startup that provides primary care and health insurance for employees in India.
  13. Morphle
    Founders:
    Rohit Hiwale, Anchit Navelkar
    Founded In: 2017
    Sector: Healthtech
    Morphle is a healthtech startup that makes artificial intelligence-powered microscopes for hospitals and labs.
  14. NearPe
    Founders:
    Himanshu Garg, Abhishek Bhayana
    Founded In:
    2019
    Sector: Fintech
    NearPe is an offline payments platform that allows users to pay for digital services in their nearest neighbourhood store. The company told Inc42 about being part of the Y Combinator’s winter batch of 2020 last month.
  15. PillarPlus
    Founders:
    Naman Kasliwal, Rushil Mathur
    Founded In:
    2019
    Sector: Enterprise tech
    PillarPlus is an enterprise tech startup that builds software that automatically creates construction blueprints for architects and contractors by designing the building’s mechanical, fire, electrical, plumbing services
  16. Spenny
    Founders:
    Gaurav Arora, Rathin Shah
    Founded In: 2019
    Sector: Fintech
    Spenny is a fintech startup that automatically invests in diversified portfolios for users whenever they make a digital transaction.
  17. StayQrious
    Founders: Shankar Ram A, Avinash Anand and Aanand Srinivas
    Founded In: 2020
    Sector:  Edtech
    StayQrious is an edtech startup that focuses on skilling students in computer applications such as coding through online group classes. The company also focuses on collaboration, critical thinking and creativity through these virtual classrooms.
  18. Synapsica Healthcare
    Founders:
    Cherian Dr, Gandharv Goyal, Meenakshi Singh, Kuldeep Singh Chauhan
    Founded In:
    2017
    Sector: Healthtech
    Synapsica is a healthtech startup that provides artificial intelligence-enabled diagnostic radiology workflow and reporting.
  19. TagMango
    Founders:
    Divyanshu Damani, Mohammad Hasan
    Founded In: 2019
    Sector: Media and Entertainment
    TagMango is a social platform that allows users to book a personalised video from their favourite celebrity.
  20. Thunderpod
    Founders:
    Bhavesh Khandelwal, Rahul Khanna
    Founded In:
    2019
    Sector: Healthtech
    Thunderpod is a social fitness platform that allows creators to upload content on its platform.
  21. UrbanKisaan
    Founders:
    Srinivas Chaganti, Vihari Kanukollu, Sairam Reddy Palicherla
    Founded In: 2017
    Sector: Agritech
    UrbanKisaan is an agritech startup that builds indoor vertical farms and delivers fresh produce to households in India through a subscription-based model.
  22. yBANQ
    Founders: Abhishek Ayyagari, Ganesh Mallya, Ahamed Shah Wahidullah
    Founded In: 2019
    Sector: Fintech
    yBANQ is a fintech startup that simplifies collection and reconciliation for large B2B businesses in India.
  23. ZeFi
    Founders: Md Halim, Saurav Tomar
    Founded In: N/A
    Sector: Fintech
    ZeFi is a neobanking startup which offers USD denominated savings account with 7% yield (annual net profit) on deposits globally. ZeFi converts the local currency deposits to fiat cryptocurrency DAI, which is pegged to the US dollar, and lends it out to low-risk borrowers at a higher interest rate.
  24. Zeo Auto
    Founders:
    Kshitij Dixit, Nimit Mehra, Ritesh Singh
    Founded In: 2019
    Sector: Transport Tech
    Zeo Auto is a subscription-based fleet management and tracking platform for commercial vehicles in India.

In total, there are 240 startups in the winter batch of Y Combinator. Out of these, 30 startups that have Indian founders or are developing products and services for the Indian market.

Y Combinator has already closed its applications for its summer batch, which is scheduled for June to August 2020. The last day to submit applications was March 16 (US time zone). However, startups are still allowed to submit their applications, but they would have lower chances of getting shortlisted, Y Combinator clarified in a blog post. The summer batch is going to be a largely-online affair due to the travel restrictions.

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