Top 15+ Chennai Based SaaS Startups. Take A Look!

Top 15+ Chennai Based SaaS Startups. Take A Look!


The List Includes Chargebee, Zoho, CloudCherry And More

Over the years, Chennai has grown to become the SaaS hub in India.

But every time, when someone asked about the list of SaaS Companies in Chennai, there was no listing available. So here is a list of all the SaaS companies in Chennai in Alphabetical Order.


Chargebee is a recurring billing platform for subscription-based SaaS and ecommerce businesses. It allows you to automate payment collection, invoicing, email notifications and customer management, by integrating with leading payment gateways.

Founders: Krish SubramaniamRajaraman Santhanam, Thiyagu, Saravanan KP

Founded in: 2011

Funding Raised: $24.2 Mn

Investors: Accel Partners, Tiger Global, Insight Venture Partners

Team Size: 120+


CloudCherry is an Experience Management platform that is disrupting the way organizations listen to the Voice of Customer. Through CloudCherry’s flexible, customizable, self-serve solution, businesses today can be present at every step of today’s complex customer journeys, and listen to customers through a variety of ways.

Founders: Nagendra CL, Prem K Viswanath, Sriram Subramanian, Vijay Lakshmanan, Vinod Muthukrishnan

Founded in: 2014

Funding Raised: $7 Mn

Investors: Cisco Investments, Vertex Ventures, IDG Ventures, Chennai Angels

Team Size: ~80


CustomerLabs is a digital marketing infrastructure platform to manage marketing operations. It lets businesses to track & sync the customer data across platforms without writing any code to various analytics, ads and marketing platforms.

Founders: Asim AliVishnu Vankayala

Founded in: 2013

Funding Raised: $50K

Investors: Times Internet

Team Size: <10


IoT and ML-driven applications designed to unify your building performance in real-time.

Facilio is an all-in-one app suite that unifies facilities and sustainability management across portfolio of large buildings. It helps bring people, machines and buildings come together to work in sync and create beautiful facilities experience — so that there are no more siloed data, teams lagging behind in maintenance or inefficient sustainability performance.

Founders: Prabhu RamachandranRajavel Subramanian and Yogendrababu Venkatapathy

Founded in: 2017

Funding Raised: $1.5 Mn

Investors: Accel Partners

Team Size: ~24


FourKites is the real-time supply chain visibility platform that Fortune 500 companies and 3PLs trust to track shipment location and temperature and proactively manage exceptions. Using a proprietary predictive algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower their operating costs, improve on-time performance, and strengthen their end-customer relationships.

Founders: Mathew Elenjickal

Founded in: 2014

Funding Raised: $51.5 Mn

Investors: HBS Angels Chicago, Hyde Park Angels, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Otter, Bain Capital Ventures, August Capital

Team Size: ~160

Freshworks (previously Freshdesk)

Freshworks creates solutions for support and sales, to engage with and delight both customers and employees.

Freshdesk, a Cloud-based customer-support software firm, has been re-branded as Freshworks, which will be the parent company bringing together its suite of business software products — Freshdesk, Freshservice, Freshsales, Freshcaller, Freshchat, Freshmarketer and Freshteam.

Founders: Girish MathruboothamShan Krishnasamy

Founded in: 2010

Funding Raised: $149 Mn

Investors: Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management, CapitalG, Sequoia Capital

Team Size: 1200+


HappyFox is a help desk ticketing system that is hosted on cloud, supporting multiple customer support channels like email, voice and live chat. HappyFox is a global help desk being rendered in 35 languages.

With differentiation coming from its focus on user experience and simplicity, HappyFox is used by thousands of successful companies of all sizes.

Founders: Shalin Jain

Founded in: 2011

Funding Raised: Bootstrapped

Investors: Nil

Team Size: ~20


Hippo Video is a simple and quick video recording and sharing software for the busiest people. You can easily create, edit, store, share and track videos. The paid version lets you record for an unlimited period of time and can be exported to MP4 or stored/uploaded to Google Drive, YouTube, Vimeo and Google Classroom. Hippo Video, easily create or record videos for free at the start of a button.

Founders: Karthi Mariappan S

Founded in: 2016

Funding Raised: Undisclosed Amount — Seed Round

Investors: Kae Capital

Team Size: <10


Indix has built a Products Platform that delivers product information and commerce-ready services for a fraction of the cost of alternatives.

Indix combines AI with the largest collection of product data available: price, availability, and seller information, along with code-based identifiers and attributes. Businesses use the Indix Platform to improve the size and quality of their digital product catalog and develop innovative ways to buy and sell products.

Founders: Rajesh MuppallaSanjay ParthasarathySatya KalikiSridhar Venkatesh

Founded in: 2010

Funding Raised: $30.9 Mn

Investors: Avalon Ventures, Anthemis Group, NGP Capital, Nexus Venture Partners

Team Size: ~70


KiSSFLOW is a work automation platform designed for small and mid-sized businesses to automate their internal workflows and business processes.

Founded in: 2013

Founders: Suresh Sambandam

Funding Raised: $1 Mn

Investors: Undisclosed

Team Size: ~150


Klenty is a Software Product that helps B2B Sales representatives to Prospect, Outreach, Follow-up at Scale and thereby achieve higher Sales Process Productivity & increase sales/meeting conversions with reduced manual efforts.

Using Klenty, you can understand who is more interested in your product/services and get faster responses from the ideal prospects. You can create more sales closure meetings & opportunities thereby making your sales process smooth & efficient.

Founders: Praveen KumarVengat Krishnaraj

Founded in: 2015

Funding Raised: Nil

Investors: Nil

Team Size: ~20


Octoze’s flagship product is a SaaS based platform to help schools, colleges and universities run more efficiently . It offers administrators, teaching staff, parents and students engage better with each other and drive better results for individuals and institutions. This combines learning management, ERP, reporting in one easy to use cloud based platform.

Founders: Swaminathan ArunachalamVenkateshwara Rao, Mouli Kumar

Founded in: 2014

Funding Raised: Bootstrapped

Investors: Nil

Team Size: ~40


Paperflite is a mobile-first sales enablement platform. It helps curate content from marketing and lines up the most appropriate assets in real-time to your sales teams, enabling them deliver the perfect pitch to your prospects.

Paperflite is an all-new-yet-instantly-familiar way to share, track and organize all your content across every channel. Paperflite gives you better quality leads and empowers you to crush your targets using your existing content in a whole new way.

Founded in: 2016

Founders: Vinoth KumarAnant BhatYega Kumarappan

Funding Raised: $400K

Investors: Chennai Angels

Team Size: ~20


PipeCandy uses data science techniques to discover the right prospects for B2B sales reps and helps them segment the prospects based on nuances specific to their respective industries.

Founders: Ashwin RamasamyShrikanth Jagannathan and Murali Vivekanandan

Founded in: 2016

Funding Raised: $1.1 Mn

Investors: Indian Angel Network, IDG Ventures, Axilor Ventures and Emergent Ventures

Team Size: ~30

Ramco Systems

Ramco Systems is a cloud enterprise software company focused on providing multi-tenanted enterprise software to corporates in the area of HCM and Payroll, ERP and M&E MRO for Defence and Civil Aviation, with Mobile first philosophy and In-memory based Planning and Optimization engine.

Founder: P R Venketrama Raja

Founded in: 1999

Funding Raised: 52 Million USD (Post-IPO Equity)

Investors: Axis Mutual Fund, Goldman Sachs, HDFC Holdings, Amansa Holdings, J O Hambro Capital

Team Size: ~3000


ReferralYogi is a SaaS based Customer Advocacy platform that promises sustainable revenue growth for businesses. It helps them identify their promoters, encourage referrals, manage references & create social buzz for their brands.

Founders: Gandhi Gopinath, Sriram Venkatachalam

Founded in: 2017

Funding Raised: Nil

Investors: Nil

Team Size: <10


Create, curate & launch conversion optimized e-Commerce product listing pages with no engineering support

Founded in: 2015

Founders: Antony KattukaranPalaniappan Chellappan

Funding Raised: Nil

Investors: Nil

Team Size: <10


Unmetric is a social media intelligence platform focused on brands. It is trusted by leading brands to understand their competitor’s efforts, uncover insights based on data and unlock new social strategies. Unmetric combines the power of people and technology to track and analyze the online behavior of over 30,000 brands segmented across 30 sectors for all major social channels.

Founders: Joe VargheseKumar KrishnasamiLakshmanan (Lux) Narayan

Founded in: 2011

Funding Raised: 8.7 Million USD

Investors: Nexus Venture Partners, JAFCO Asia

Team Size: ~85


Xobin’s suite of recruitment softwares cuts down 70% of your recruitment cost and helps you double up the quality of hires. Source,assess and onboard talent into the your team with Xobin’s intelligent recruitment software solutions.

Founders: Amrit AcharyaGuruprakash Sivabalan

Founded in: 2016

Funding Raised: Undisclosed Amount (Seed Round)

Investors: Axilor Ventures

Team Size: 11


Zoho offers a suite of business, collaboration, and productivity applications. The company offers over 30 online applications from CRM to mail, office suite, project management, invoicing, email marketing, social media management, and more.

The suite comprises Zoho Writer, Zoho CRM, Zoho Sheet, Zoho Show, Zoho Projects, Zoho Meeting, Zoho Creator, Zoho Docs, Zoho Invoice, Zoho People, Zoho Mail, Zoho Assist, Zoho Reports, Zoho Recruit, Zoho Support, Zoho Books, Zoho Bug Tracker, Zoho Campaigns, Zoho Sites, Zoho Connect, and more.

Founded in: 1996

Founders: Sridhar Vembu and Tony G. Thomas

Funding Raised: Bootstrapped

Investors: Nil

Team Size: 5500+

Disclaimer: I work at Freshworks for Freshsales CRM but this list was put together with an intention to help the SaaS Community in Chennai. Opinions are my own and not the views of my employer.

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