The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is raging through India, and businesses across the country are reassessing their pandemic playbooks. But new ideas from the Indian startup ecosystem are still flourishing and positively impacting the nation.
As we sat down to shortlist the startups for April, the full impact of the uncertainty facing the Indian population hit us hard. But there is a silver lining. The Indian startup ecosystem has taken the lead in mobilising resources to battle the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. And some of the companies on the frontlines of these initiatives have been listed here.
However, due to the uncertainty regarding the Covid impact on a few startups and the never-ending struggle of keeping their teams safe, some companies could not interact with us on time. But to keep the tradition alive, we have decided to go ahead with 25 innovative startups while keeping the space for five more. The idea is to include them as and when they can respond to us, and we will keep updating the list.
30 Startups To Watch: April 2021
In April, we have taken a deep dive into early-stage startups with business models tailored to work around the disruption caused by the pandemic. We have listed the startup solutions that try to make life easier for those stuck at home or help those trying to keep their businesses operational despite lockdowns and curfews. We have looked at nutrition-focussed companies, senior care specialists and employee healthcare startups providing quick access to better healthcare for individuals across age groups.