Your browser is currently blocking notification.
Please follow this instruction to subscribe:
X
Notifications are already enabled.
X

Y Combinator’s Winter Batch’21: These 16 Indian Startups Make It To The List

Y Combinator’s Winter Batch’21: These 16 Indian Startups Make It To The List

Y Combinator has invested in about 99 Indian startups so far

The programme hosted 14 Indian startups in its recently hosted Summer batch

Y Combinator’s Indian portfolio includes Khatabook, unicorn Razorpay and Meesho

[Note: This is an ongoing list of confirmed Indian startups part of Y Combinator’s Winter Batch’21. We will be updating this list as more names come to light.]

US-based early-stage startup accelerator programme Y Combinator has finalised 16 Indian startups that will be participating in its winter batch of 2021, which is scheduled to be conducted between January and March.

About five of these startups are working in the fintech segment, while another four offer software as a service (SaaS). According to Inc42 sources, about four of these 16 startups are funded. This is just an initial list and more startups are likely to be included as the winter batch approaches.

Y Combinator is a three-month-long intensive accelerator programme 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.

The firm has invested in nearly 99 Indian startups, which have gone on to raise nearly $713 Mn from investors. Of the total 99 startups, 80 have been launched publicly. Some of Y Combinator portfolio companies from India that are making headlines every now and then for their heavy backing are social commerce platform Meesho, financial services company Cleartax, and bookkeeping platform Khatabook.

Other companies in its portfolio are payments card company FamPay, automated unified data platform Hevo Data, stock broking platform Groww and coworking platform Innov8. The company had recently announced its Summer Batch of 2020, which had 14 Indian startups like Zuddle, Medpiper, SockSoho, Decentro, Mesh and others.

The startups in Y Combinator’s Winter Batch 2021 are:

Bueno Finance
Founded In: 2019
Head Office:
Gurugram, Haryana
Sector:
Fintech

Bueno Finance is a fintech startup that helps blue-collar workers built their creditworthiness to improve the long-term financial health of the customers. It has raised seed investment from angel investor Sanjay Mehta’s investment firm 100X.VC.

Cashbook
Founded In: 2018
Head Office: Jharkhand
Sector: Fintech
Cashbook, which is registered as Ekeekaran Ventures Private Limited, is a cash management app that offers bookkeeping services to small businesses. It has raised seed investment from 100X.VC.

FanPlay
Founded In: August 2020
Head Office:
Noida
Sector:
Media and Entertainment
FanPlay is a platform for organisers to host live video-based real money contests and games. These games can include Quizzes and Trivia. It had raised seed funding from Shalin Shah of LetsVenture platform via the 100x Entrepreneur Syndicate, and other marquee angel investors.

FifthTry
Founded: 2020
Head Office: N/A
Sector: Enterprise Tech
FifthTry is a documentation tool that integrates with Github Pull Request to ensure that no code lives without updated documentation.

Flux Auto
Founded In: 2016
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: Deeptech
Flux Auto is a deeptech startup which is developing self-driving technology for commercial vehicles like trucks. The company’s first product hit the road in 2018.

GroMo
Founded In: 2019
Head Office: Gurugram
Sector: Fintech
GroMo is a social commerce technology platform that enables resellers to sell financial products such as insurance, credit card and loans in their network. The company has more than 5K resellers on its platform.

KiranaKart
Founded In: 2020
Head Office: Mumbai
Sector:
Logistics
Started by two 18-year-old Stanford students, KiranaKart is currently in Stealth mode. It is building an extensive model to improve grocery delivery in India.

Linkage
Founded In: 2020
Head Office:
N/A
Sector: SaaS
Linkage provides an API that enables users to connect their payroll account with any app for income and employment verification. It helps in the prevention of fraud in insurance claims.

Pibit.Ai (AI Claim)
Founded In: 2020
Head Office:
Bengaluru
Sector:
SaaS
AI Claim is a SaaS company that provides solutions for automation data entry and visual inspection processes.

Hey Prescribe
Founded In: 2019
Head Office: Kerala
Sector: Healthtech
Hey Prescribe is a digital healthcare solution for hospitals and clinics, allowing doctors to offer digital consultation, digital prescription and more.

SigNoz
Founded In: 2019
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: SaaS
SigNoz is an application monitoring tool, which allows companies to monitor their cloud infrastructure real time.

Snazzy
Founded In: 2020
Head Office: N/A
Sector: Health, Wellness and Fitness
Snazzy is a health, wellness and fitness startup that sells invisible braces to its customers.

YourQuote
Founded In: 2016
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: Media & Entertainment
YourQuote is a platform for sharing quotes, poems, and short stories pinned on a creative background. The platform had raised $1 Mn in Seed funding from IDG Ventures in 2017.

Weekday
Founded In: 2019
Head Office: Bengaluru
Sector: HRtech
Weekday is a HRtech platform that tracks its networks of scouts to find the best talent for a company’s requirements. The company focuses on Engineers.

Kodo
Founded In: 2019
Head Office: Mumbai
Sector: Fintech
Kodo offers corporate credit cards for Indian businesses. It helps companies to issue and track multiple cards across their team as well as pay their vendors using Kodo cards.

GimBooks
Founded In: 2017
Head Office: Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Gimbooks is a cloud-based bookkeeping and accounting platform, which assists businesses in creating and managing documents like GST complaint invoices, waybills, quotations and more. It had also been a part of  Indian government’s AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore’s NSRCEL programme.


This is just an initial list sourced via startups part of this batch as well as Inc42 sources. We will be updating the list with more Indian startups getting into Y Combinator’s winter batch.


Update: November 2, 2020 | 3:04 PM

The article was updated to include Kodo and Gimbooks to the list. The headline has been updated to reflect the same. 

Note: We at Inc42 take our ethics very seriously. More information about it can be found here.