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Meet The Indian Startups That Are Part Of Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 Cohort

Meet The Indian Startups That Are Part Of Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 Cohort

Y Combinator has invested in 150+ Indian startups so far

The programme had recently hosted 31 Indian startups in its Summer 2021 batch

Y Combinator’s existing portfolio of Indian startups that have made it big includes Khatabook, Razorpay, Meesho, Zepto, Clear (formerly ClearTax), Bikayi, among others

US-based early-stage startup accelerator programme Y Combinator conducts two cohorts every year, selecting startups to pump $500K in them. In 2021, 74 Indian startups made it to the list divided into two cohorts — Winter (43) and Summer (31).

The Winter 2022 cohort has only begun and consists of 192 startups across the world. Of the list, we have scouted 21 of the many Indian startups that will be participating in the winter batch of 2022 — scheduled to be conducted between January and March 2022.

The three-month-long intensive accelerator programme is held twice a year for early-stage ventures around the globe. It also hosts a demo day, along with several investors from across the world, to invest in these ventures. Besides the financial aid and fine-tuning the startup’s pitch deck, it also supports and mentors them to deal with investors and acquirers.

Y Combinator has invested in 150+ Indian startups so far, and some of its last batch’s, wiz., Summer 2021 batch’s startups include payroll app for small businesses SalaryBox, new-age digital bank Walrus, real estate marketplace PropReturns, stock market education startup marketfeed, among others.

We have compiled the list of 27 Indian startups part of Winter Batch 2022 from the Y Combinator directory and our primary research.

Indian Startups In Y Combinator’s Winter Batch 2022

91SquareFeet
Founded In: 2018
Head Office: Delhi NCR
Sector: Enterprise Tech

91SquareFeet helps retail brands outsource building and maintaining physical stores by undertaking civil and electrical work, interior and exterior branding, retail fit-outs and other custom requirements. Featured in our 30 Startups To Watch January 2022 edition, 91SquareFeet is a project planning and management tool.

Arda
Founded In: 2022
Head Office: Chennai
Sector: Blockchain

Arda.Finance is a DeFi-as-a-service platform that reward customers in crypto when they spend and auto-invest spare change to build gullak-style savings in crypto.

Better Opinions
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Delhi NCR
Sector: Fintech

Better Opinions a skill-based gaming startup, allows users to trade their opinion on an outcome of a real-life event.

Blitzllama
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: Enterprisetech

Blitzllama is a Software Development Kit, that helps brands collect user feedback at scale, map a user’s product journeys and get highly contextual answers to focus on better branding and marketing execution.

Castled Data
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: Enterprise Tech

Castled helps business convert their warehouses into automated backends helping businesses focus on sales, marketing and support functions.

Edustack
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Hyderabad
Sector: Edtech

Edustack is a teacher-focussed digital & interactive worksheet tool that helps educators create, assign, autocorrect and generate students’ analytics.

Fello
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: Fintech

Fello is an investment platform at the conjecture of gaming and savings. It allows users to play games and invest the rewards in assets such as digital gold.

Fieldproxy
Founded In: 2020
Head Office: Chennai
Sector: Enterprise Tech

Fiedproxy is a no-code custom app building SaaS platform that aims to improve the productivity of field teams. It provides solutions like calendar planning, task creation and management, live employee tracking, among others.

GoSats
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: Fintech

GoSats is a loyalty rewards application that enables stacking fractional bitcoin or Satoshis aka Sats, every time one shops online on any platform in India.

Harmoney
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Mumbai
Sector: Fintech

Harmoney is a  cloud based, API-powered bond trading platform, building the infrastructure to digitise fixed income markets for retail investors.

InsureMyTeam
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Mumbai
Sector: Insurtech

InsureMyTeam offers healthcare and insurance services to enterprises that can be offered to employees and cover comprehensive insurance, primary health care, zero-finance medical loans, and surgical counselling.

Janani.Life
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: Healthtech

Janani is an at-home diagnostics driven full-stack healthcare platform aimed at reproductive and sexual health — from fertility issues (both men & women) to PCOS and PCOD problems — of all genders.

Kaagaz
Founded In: 2019
Head Office: Delhi NCR
Sector: Enterprise Tech

Kaagaz (also known as Kaagaz Scanner), an Inc42 find in July 2020, is a document creator, reader, editor, storage tool — all in one. Kaagaz Scanner had picked momentum after its Chinese rival Camscanner was banned by the Indian government in 2020.

Legistify
Founded In: 2016
Head Office: Delhi NCR
Sector: Legal

Legistify is a platform that helps corporates manage legal operations, hire verified lawyers and resolve disputes online.

Material Depot
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: Ecommerce

Material Depot is a marketplace and a digital library of home decor materials across different categories, easing the process to select, match, quote and purchase raw material.

NinjaSalary
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Kolkata
Sector: HR Tech

NinjaSalary is a platform to provide on-demand access to vetted contractors and freelancers. It gathers client requirements, finds a suitable freelancer and assigns the task to them and tracks the project.

OurEye.ai
Founded In: 2020
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: Enterprise Tech

OurEye is a virtual auditor i.e. a CCTV surveillance integration platform mainly working with cloud kitchens, retail outlets, QSRs, hotels, salons to monitor and provide insights into SOPs and checklists via video surveillance. OurEye.AI had caught our eye in September 2020!

PayCrunch
Founded In: 2020
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: Fintech

PayCrunch is an alternative credit scoring model, that provides a Pay Later option via UPI to a wider audience, especially college students.

RecordBook
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: Enterprisetech

RecordBook acts as a digital register, spreadsheet and a tasklist app that is replacing traditional register books, bahikhata, attendance and salary book, cashbook, bookkeeping, memo and notes book.

Redbrick AI
Founded In: 2020
Head Office: Pune
Sector: Deeptech

Redbrick AI works in the medical annotation and imaging space where it helps hospitals manage, accelerate and scale from web-based annotation tools to developer APIs,

Requestly
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Delhi NCR
Sector: Enterprise Tech

Requestly is a cross-platform tool for API testing & debugging used by developers & quality analysts simulating different API behaviours like delays, timeouts, etc.

Salt
Founded In: 2019
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: Fintech

Salt is a neo banking solution for enterprises to automate payments and documentation with an aim to simplify around-the-world transactions for SMBs and SMEs.

SaveIN
Founded In: 2020
Head Office: Delhi NCR
Sector: Fintech

SaveIN was set up in 2020 as a social finance-led neobanking platform that aims to organise and digitise a large market of informal, relationship-based personal loans, starting with a healthcare BNPL product called ‘Care Now, Pay Later’.

First featured in Inc42’s 30 Startups To Watch August 2021 Edition, the startup also made it to our December 2021 round-up edition when it consolidated its product suite.

Shopr.TV
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: Ecommerce

Shopr.TV is a live commerce platform where fashion and beauty shoppers can explore, stay on top of trends, interact and shop from businesses in one place – on live streams

Streak
Founded In: 2020
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: Fintech

Streak is an edu-fintech, gamified banking solution for teenagers, where kids can get prepaid cards — helping them become financially educated, set goals and start savings at early age.

TradeX
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Delhi NCR
Sector: Fintech

TradeX allows users to predict the outcomes of everyday occurrences, be it government regulation, economic/financial development, current news, movie release date or any other real-life event. Read a detailed profile of the startup from when it made it to Inc42’s 30 Startups To Watch – January 2022 Edition!

Vance
Founded In: 2021
Head Office: Mumbai
Sector: Fintech

Vance is a revenue-based financing platform that provides upfront capital to startups without picking any stake in the company with recurring revenues.

Update: March 15, 2022 | 10:10 AM

The profiles of GoSats, Fello, Material Depot, Blitzllama, RecordBook, Harmoney, Arda have been added. The profile of Discitech has been removed after receiving an update from the company spokesperson.

Editor’s Note: This list has been collated from Y Combinator Directory & Inc42 Sources. We will be adding more Indian startups that are part of the current batch, as and when startups announce their entry into it. For any changes or additions, please write to us at [email protected]