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Indian Startup Hubs: 60+ Bengaluru Startups To Look Out For (2018 Updated)

Indian Startup Hubs: 60+ Bengaluru Startups To Look Out For (2018 Updated)

The list was last updated in July 2018

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As a part of our on-going series, Indian Startup Hubs, this week we will be talking everything about the India’s Silicon Valley, Bangalore.

According to AngelList, Bengaluru boasts more than 1700 startups. Home of companies like Flipkart and InMobi, the city has seen the growth of numerous startups in the past few years.

According to the recent ROC filing (March 2018), another startup BYJU’s has now entered the Unicorn startup club.

In this series, we will be talking about some of the growth stage startups, the startups that have raised huge sums of capital and the ecosystem builders in Bangalore.

This time we bring to you the list of Bengaluru-based growth stage startups that have successfully raised their seed funding (uptill Series A) and doing amazing job.


Founder(s): Deepak Ravindran

Founded in: 2014

Funding: $3 Mn / Series A from Investors: Biz Stone (yet to close the round) and $382k / Seed in January 2015 from “Kris” Gopalakrishnan, MKS Instruments.

India has the highest shop density in the world with over 45 Mn local businesses. Lookup lets you chat with local businesses and shops to make reservations, book appointments, find product availability, enquire prices and many more. The startup uses Chat to disrupt local commerce in India which is a $750 Bn industry.

mustseeindiaMust See India

Founder(s): Karan Nahata, Sanjay Goel and Vikas Rana

Founded in: November, 2007

Funding: $5 Mn Seed in July 2013

Must See India is a travel information portal in India with more than 5 Mn visits every month. It is the only website in India providing dynamic holiday packages – anyone can create and book a customized package in 10 mins flat.


Founder(s): David Back and Greg Moran

Founded in: 2012

Funding: $8 Mn Series A round of funding from Sequoia Capital in October 2014, $1 Mn Seed funding from Basset Investment Group, FundersClub, Empire Angels and Lady Barbara Judge, $1.6 Mn Seed funding from A. Lloyd Thomas and Blue Cloud Ventures on Oct 4, 2013, $600k in Convertible Note in April 2013 from Rajkumar Elango, Lady Barbara Judge and Empire Angels.

Zoomcar is a Self-Drive car rental service which allows you to rent cars by the hour, day, week, or month. Basically, they save you the cost and hassle of owning a car while giving you all the good parts: convenience, mobility, and independence. The company currently operates in Bangalore, Pune, NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai.


Founder(s): Sachin Gupta and Vivek Prakash

Founded in: 2012

Funding: $500k in Seed in February 2014 from AngelPrime and Undisclosed amount in June 2013 from TA Ventures.

HackerEarth is a product company that provides technical recruitment solutions for talent sourcing and skill assessment. HackerEarth allows recruiters to quickly identify and hire the right candidate from its thriving community of developers. The ranking system uses two tools to identify a developer’s skill sets: Online Programming Challenges – Programmers from around the world participate in online programming challenges, compete against each other and get ranked based on their coding abilities.


Founder(s): Aditya Sengupta,  Akash Gehani,  Harshad Sharma and Sampad Swain

Founded in: 2012

Funding: Undisclosed Amount of Series A Funding in November 2014 from 500 Startups, Blume Ventures and Kalaari Capital, $500k in Seed funding in May 2013 from Bharathram Thothadri, Rajan Anandan, Rob de Heus, Shailesh Rao, Blume Ventures and 500 Startups. Prior to that, it had raised Undisclosed amount in July 2012 from Rajan Anandan and Sunil Kalra.

Previously based out in Mumbai, Instamojo is a web based company that helps individuals & small businesses like that of artists, freelancers, offline stores, facebook sellers, event organizers, artisans, authors, SOHO business owners, infopreneurs and tutors collect payments instantly. It provides a unique link through SMS, email, social channels or through embedding on websites or blogs to help businesses grow on mobile or desktop.

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Founder(s): Abhishek Chatterjee and Jeeta Bandopadhyay

Founded in: 2012

Funding: $1 Mn in seed funding from Jungle Ventures, Rebright Partners and Blume Ventures, $200K Seed funding from Blume Ventures in July 2013, $200k Seed funding from investors Nihal Mehta, Rahul Garg, Ravi Trivedi, Ravi Gururaj, Blume Ventures and India Internet Fund in May, $25k Seed funding from Anand Ladsariya, Ravi Trivedi, Miten Sampat in Oct 2012

Tookitaki is a data intelligence startup focused on consumer behaviour discovery and prediction. The company uses big data to build a content based on audience engagement to build Audience Insight platform for better Media planning & Content strategy across marketing various marketing channels.


Founder(s): Amarpreet Kalkat, Nishith Sharma, Abhishek Vaid

Founded in: 2012

Funding: Angel round of $245k led by angel investors Sharad Sharma (co-founder and Governing Council member of iSPIRT) and Manav Garg (Eka Software).

Frrole is a big data startup specializing in analysing Twitter data. It helps media and brands discover, filter, and integrate the most insightful and relevant information from Twitter conversations.


Founder(s)Karthik Ramesh and Vikranth Ramanolla

Founded in: 2011

Funding: Seed funding $270k from Blume Ventures, TLabs, 5ideas Startup Superfuel, Meta Studio Advisors and a group of angel investors, namely Rajan Anandan, Pankaj Jain, Bharathram Thothadri, Krishna Mehra and Abhishek Gupta.

DataWeave is a data analytics company that aggregates and organizes data from the web to provide relevant actionable data. Its flagship product PriceWeave helps retail sectors clients utilize competitive intelligence, build brand equity, and discover distribution channels.


Founder(s): Shivakumar Ganesan, Ishwar Sridharan and Siddarth Ramesh

Founded in: 2011

Funding: $500k / Series A in March 2012 from Blume Ventures and Mumbai Angels

Exotel is a business phone system on the cloud. They give a number on which companies can receive calls and SMS(s), and make calls or send SMS(s) without having to invest in any infrastructure. They also give sales tools, Marketing tools, Support, productivity tools, business intelligence: All things required for a small/medium enterprise (and sometimes a large enterprise) to be able to run their business smoothly over voice and SMS.


Founder(s): Nimmi Cherian and Deepu Sebin

Founded in: 2013

Funding: Undisclosed amount in Seed funding in July2014 and $500k Seed in March 2015.

DailyRounds is a clinical case based academic network for Doctors which provides Pharma Analytics and e-detailing. Built by a team of doctors and coders, DailyRounds now reaches 48,000+ doctors. While 300+ new Doctors join everyday. With clinical case focus the company is building a free academic network for Doctors. The app offers doctor analytics, sentiments and sponsored case studies for the Pharma and medical devices industry. Case from 50+ Med Schools including AIIMS, Beth Israel Harvard and 300+ clinical case repository.


Founder(s): Abhishek Daga and Chitra Gurnani Daga

Founded in: 2010

Funding: $200k / Private Equity Sep 16 (2013), Investors: iLabs Venture Capital Fund, Navlok Ventures, Hyderabad Angels, Centre for Innovation, $60k / Seed Dec 7 (2011), Investors: Mahendra Mehta and and $30k / Seed Dec 7, (2011).

Thrillophilia is a marketplace for tours and activities. One can discover, compare and book from 2500+ tours and activities from 1000+ suppliers. The company is aims to help consumer to never miss any of their favourite things while on the move, be it the love beer, adventure or driving fast cars. Currently 1.5 Mn people are using their app per month to plan their activities.


Founder(s): Prashant Koirala and Subhendu Panigrahi

Founded in: 2013

Funding: $25k seed funding from Krishnan Kasturirangan and Rajesh Rai, Phanindra Sama, Jay Sethuram, Founder and CEO of Torrent Networking Technology, Hemant Kanakia, and founder of angel fund and incubator Srijan Capital, Ravi Trivedi.

Venturesity is building a new age online university to solve the global talent crunch. They are creating a talent pool by leveraging distributed faculty and a standard curriculum. One can take part in challenges, showcase himself to companies and get hired. Through Venturesity, job seekers can pick a particular problem, go through preparatory videos to prepare for the challenge and submit their solutions through their dashboard. These challenges could be offline (like a hackathon or codesprint) or online (product management challenge, app development etc).


Founder(s): Naman Sarawagi

Founded in: 2012

Funding: $100k Seed funding in July 2013 from Raju Vanapala

FindYogi is a product comparison engine that allows consumers to make better buying decisions based on intelligent comparison techniques and a value for money index. FindYogi quantifies the value for money with the FindYogi Index, a rating out of 5, that tells you if a product is worth buying at its current market price. FindYogi also allows better and intelligent comparison of products possible by publishing a complete set of features and prices from different sellers. It provides a Feature Score, a score out of 100, to every product. Currently FindYogi covers mobiles completely and has a partial coverage of tablets. More standard product categories will be soon added.


Founder(s): Khadim Batti

Founded in: 2010

Funding: Won 300K as a part of DreamPlus completition from Hanwah group and $900k from Helion, GSF and others

Whatfix enhances self-service capability of web products and helps companies to reduce support queries and improve user engagement. It is a cloud platform using which product teams can self-curate interactive guides & integrate across all user touchpoints. Whatfix is based on patent pending technology and being used by large as well as small enterprises for improving training effectiveness, enhancing customer support, and to improve user on-boarding.


Founder(s): Jyoti Kakatkar, Srikanth Konijeti, Vasanth Kumar Gopalakrishnan, Rakesh Thatha and Pavan Thatha

Founded in: 2013

Funding: $350k Angel in October 2014 from Samir Sood, Charan Padmaraju, Phanindra Sama, Pallav Nadhani, Murugavel Janakiraman and Girish Mathrubootham.

ShieldSquare is a real time anti-scraping solution that protects online sites from content theft. It’s revolutionary technology uses a combination of dynamic browser challenge mechanism, behavior pattern analysis, device and network profiling of request source to identify, detect, assess and prevent web scraping activity on the websites.


Founder(s): Afsal Salu, Reebu Varghese and Praful Thachery

Founded in: 2010

Funding: $1 Mn from undisclosed investors in November 2014.

Delyver connects offline retailers in a neighborhood. It is ideally a neighborhood marketplace which claims to deliver of products within one hour. Delyver provides convenience of being a single platform for a families’ shopping needs.


Founder(s):  Sonjoe Tom Jose

Founded in: 2012

Funding: Undisclosed amount of Series A funding from Mayfield in July 2014, under $100k in seed funding from accelerator VentureNursery in early 2013.

Talview (previously known as Interview Master) is a video interview platform based on the concept of asynchronous video interviews. It is useful for recruiters of all kinds irrespective of their size or nature of business to screen candidates effectively bringing in substantial savings in terms of time & efforts related to face to face or telephonic interviews. The savings in time & effort accrue to both the interviewing panels and the talent acquisition team.


Founder(s): Prashant Kumar and Pavan Sondur

Founded in: 2010

Funding: $2 Mn in Series A in October 2013 from Inventus Capital Partners and IDG Ventures India, Undisclosed amount in February 2014

Unbxd is a young technology startup which helps online visitors on an ecommerce website find the right product through a powerful yet humane search and retailers to convert these visitors into customers. By having Unbxd Search on your website, you get an opportunity to promote custom products to the right audience.


Founder(s): Raghavendra Prasad and Krishna Prasad Chitrapura

Founded in: 2011

Funding: $3 Mn in Series A in November 2014 from SAIF Partners

Qikwell is a startup focused on helping people be healthy and feel well. Qikwell is used everyday by thousands of patients to easily access their healthcare providers. They are a healthcare professional and would like to know how Qikwell can help you connect better with your patients.


Founder(s): Satya Padmanabham and Ravi Madabhushi

Founded in: 2013

Funding: $2 Mn in Seed funding in May 2015 from Orios Venture Partners and Helion Venture Partners, $100k Seed funding in May 2014 from Anupam Mittal.

Zapstitch builds a “Cloud Data Integration” platform that seamlessly integrates/migrates data between various Cloud Apps (like SalesForce, NetSuite, Workday, Concur etc). It helps businesses connect and synchronize data across their set of cloud-based applications. The plug-and-play cloud connectors allow businesses to set up integrations in under 10 minutes.


Founder(s): Alok Shankar, Anubhav Sudha, Raveen Sastry and Suresh Harikrishnan

Founded in: 2014

Funding: $650k Seed in May 2015 from V.A. Sastry, Mike Shah, Anoop Goyal and Kae Capital.

Nudgespot’s In-App Messenger is a powerful in-app messenger that helps businesses interact with their customers & visitors on their website or mobile app for customer onboarding, engagement and support.


Founder(s): Deepak Rewadi, Ranjeet Kumar

Founded in: 2014

Funding: $550K in seed  funding in May 2015

‘Applicate’ is a startup targeting to address execution, effectiveness and engagement related gaps and opportunities in Sales and Marketing with its Innovative Mobile and Web based applications.

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Founder(s): Anubhav Sahoo, Shobhit Singhal, Sangharsh Boudhh and Deepak Singhal

Founded in: 2014

Funding: Angel funding in March 2015 from Sahil Barua, Abhishek Goyal and Zishaan Hayath

Qyk lets you compare and hire quality service providers without hassles. Simply tell them your service requirements to receive competitive quotes from the most relevant service providers to compare and save time and money. It’s easy, fast and free.


Founder(s): Kumar Puspesh, Dimpalkumar Maisuriya, Oliver Jones and Tanay Tayal

Founded in: 2013

Funding: $15 Mn in Series A in March 2015 from Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global Management

Moonfrog Labs is a startup which develops mobile gamings and brings engaging entertainment for everyone. They’re the team who has worked on games such as Mafia Wars, CastleVille, Bubble Safari, Cafe World, Yoville, Hidden Chronicles, Empires & Allies, games loved by hundreds of millions of people. At Moonfrog labs, they intend to squeeze their collective experience from building multiple number 1 games on Facebook into Mobile with creative new products and tools.


Founder(s): Ankit Sabharwal, Praveen Rajaretnam, Arjun Zacharia, Soumen Sarkar

Founded in: 2012

Funding: $5 Mn Series A in February 2015 From Helion Venture Partners

Wooplr is a Bangalore-based hyper-local discovery platform which connects people with local businesses based on interests, location and social circles. And on the other side it provides businesses a credible online presence and provide them with a platform to reach out to new customers through word of mouth marketing.


Founder(s):  Varun Joseph Kurien

Founded in: 2014

Funding: $100K In Seed Round in February 2015

Aisle is a website which lets you talk with Indian Strangers which are called ‘Eligible Indians’. It is first-of-its-kind; a closed community of urban Indians, from across the world, who are ready for marriage. Aisle provides a safe, spam-free platform where members can browse, connect and message their prospective  spouses. It conducts a phone interview and social handle background check before accepting a membership request. It targets the growing class of Indians who work for 40+ hours a week and find it cumbersome to find their soulmates.


Founder(s): Mayank Shah, Kiran Shastri

Founded in: 2014

Funding: $240k in February 2015  from Sol Primero and Rajiv Mehta

SmartPocket is a mobile app connects brick-and-mortar businesses to their loyal customers. The company was started out as a digital pocket of loyalty cards, automatically figures out the loyalty memberships a user holds using her phone number. These cards are stacked on SmartPocket app updated with points and personalized offers.


Founder(s): Siddharth JainPreeti Reddy, Suraj Nalin and Siddhanth Jain

Founded in: 2014

Funding: Undisclosed amount from IDG Ventures

PlaySimple is a Bangalore-based startup which is behind the game GuessUp where users have to guess things and they are given emojis which are seen by everyone on messaging services  facebook and whatsapp. The game over 5 lakh downloads and the company is coming up with more games soon.


Founder(s): Rajinder Gandotra, Arun Ramu, Ashutosh Shinde

Founded in: 2012

Funding: $500K in Seed Funding in December 2014 From V Balakrishnan and KITVEN Fund

Bangalore-based Avekshaa provides performance, availability (ensuring continuous service to a client’s customers), scalability and security (PASS) solutions to enterprises. It made its key business verticals banking, financial services, insurance, telecom, retail and energy but later restricted its services to the PASS space alone.

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Founder(s): Mike Kistner

Founded in: 2012

Funding: $5Mn in December 2014 from New Enterprise Associates

RezNext is into distribution technology for hotels in a real-time environment, helping hotels interpret and automate the current complex hotel distribution landscape. The technology also levels the playfield for lower and mid-scale hotels, allowing them to quickly get online and leverage the opportunity the internet presents today.


Founder(s): Nikhil Shivaprasad, Mithun Srivatsa

Founded in: 2013

Funding: Undisclosed amount in Seed funding in November 2014 from Unitus Seed Fund

Blowhorn is a Bangalore-based online marketplace for last mile logistics. Blowhorn offers a tech platform connecting customers who want to move goods quickly and effortlessly to owners of mini-trucks. It is organizing a massive disorganized market: mini-truck drivers.  Mini-truck drivers suffer from inefficient utilization, sometimes not getting a booking for a load to carry for a day or more. At the same time, consumers have ever-increasing needs to move things around the crowded streets of India’s major metros. That’s where Blowhorn comes into play.

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Founder(s): Goonjan Mall

Founded in: 2012

Funding: Undisclosed amount in seed funding in October 2014 from Kishore Ganji, R. Ramaraj, Srini Koppolu, Chennai Angels and Hyderabad Angels, prior to that it had raised an undisclosed sum in 2013 from Growth Story. aims to connect people to their faith by offering and home-delivering Prasad from various temple locations across the country.


Founder(s): Nikhil Gurjer and Kiran Menon

Founded in: 2012

Funding: $138k in Angel round in August 2014 from Bhupen Shah, Nikhil Ramanlal and Hareesh Ramanna and $25k / Debt Financing in January 2012

TYDY helps in creating and sharing interactive mobile content that is multi-dimensional and is made for smartphones and tablets.


Founder(s): Manu Madhusudanan.R

Founded in: 2015

Funding: Seed funding of $470k (INR 3 Cr.) from Subhash Goyal, President, Digital Circuits.

Cooey is an end to end family health monitoring IOT platform that intends to collect (device), store, analyze and provide insights of vital signs for patients. This provides a perfect ecosystem for flawless health management of a chronic patient.


Founder(s): Shagufta Anurag, Ramakant Sharma and Anuj Srivastava

Founded in: 2012

Funding: $4.6 Mn in Series A in Dec 2014 from Jungle Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and Helion Venture Partners.

LivSpace is an ecommerce startup in the home design and décor space. It is an online store that aims to provide inspiring home interior design products. With their in-house design team and network of external interior, furniture and product design consultants, they aim to ensure that the customers have access to the best of products designed keeping in mind global and regional trends. From concept to delivery and installation, they take complete responsibility.


Founder(s): Gaurav Dahake and Prashant Singh

Founded in: 2012

Funding: $1 Mn in Seed funding in May 2015 from Beenos Partners and Kris Gopalakrishnan.

BuyHatke is a research portal for any consumer planning to buy online. Currently, operating in India, it is a exhaustive price and product discovery portal searching across 25 Mn products and fetching the best prices, coupons, offers for the consumers. The website is among the top 400 websites in India and is growing at tremendous pace. The website receives over 3 mn visits every month and has many global firsts to its name.


Founder(s): Sriharsha Majety and Rahul Jaimini

Founded in: 2014

Funding: $15 Mn in Series A in May 2015 from Norwest Venture Partners – NVP and , $2 Mn in Seed funding in April 2015 from SAIF Partners and Accel Partners.

Swiggy delivers food from your favorite restaurants. Their aim is on customer experience thereby they are making engagement metrics pretty uncanny for this industry. If you’re crazy about solving problems that you face yourself as a customer.


Founder(s): Suren Sultania, Vikram Jit Singh and Varun Khona

Founded in: 2014

Funding: $1.8 Mn in Seed funding in April 2015 from Jose Marin, Vishal Gondal, Neeraj Arora, Rohit Bansal, Kunal Bahl and many others.

Headout is an on-demand mobile marketplace that helps travelers discover & book the most incredible tours, activities, events & local experiences in town for the next 24 hours at incredible prices. All it takes is 3 taps and 60 seconds.


Founder(s): Oindrila Dasgupta and Shayak Sen

Founded in: 2014

Funding: $3.5 Mn Seed round in April 2015

ESL (Eat.Shop.Love), the three most important things that defines the quality of a woman’s lifestyle. Dedicated towards building an exclusive and assorted fashion ecommerce site for women, ESL was founded to meet the needs of urban women who enjoy the autonomy of choosing their own lifestyle when it comes to fashion and travel. The company now delivers 175-200 orders every day.


Founder(s): Jawad Ayaz

Founded in: 2015

Funding: $1.3 Mn Seed round in April 2015 from Accel Partners

CapriCoast’s online 3D catalog offers India’s widest range of kitchen models to suit any design inclination and every budget. From internationally inspired designs to kitchens pre-customized for project-specific floor plans, from kitchens that are compact and functional to the spacious and opulent, CapriCoast has them all. It provides nifty, easy-to-use online tools allow designs, colors and specifications to be compared and contrasted at the click of a button.


Founder(s): Sai Srinivas Kiran G and Shubham Malhotra

Founded in: 2013

Funding: $1.8 Mn in Seed funding in March 2015 from India Quotient and Sequoia Capital

Teewe is an HDMI Dongle, which allows you to stream media wirelessly via a smartphone application to your television. Get the device home, plug it into your TV’s HDMI, download the app and you are good to go! Teewe is Mango Man Consumer Electronics Pvt. Ltd’s flagship product. At Mango Man they are obsessed about making great electronic products that are extremely affordable. They believe that a connected home entertainment experience is the next step in the smart life evolution and they aim to be at the forefront of it.

Founder(s): Mushtaq Shah

Founded in: 2014

Funding: $2 Mn Seed round in March 2015 from Faraz Naqvi and Mushtaq Shah. is a Bengaluru based online aggregator of Foreign Exchange Dealers. It is an online platform for exchange of foreign currency that helps to improve the consumer experience of carrying out their Forex transactions. FZ LLC is a UAE based Free Zone Company having its R&D Centre at Bengalore.


Founder(s): Ashok Kumar and Santosh Panda

Founded in: 2008

Funding: Undisclosed amount in February 2013 from Ravi Gururaj, Blume Ventures, HBS Alumni Angels, Kishore Warrier, Srijan Capital, Undisclosed amount in Angel funding in Feb 2013 from Kishore Warrier, Srijan Capital, HBS Alumni Angels, Blume Ventures, Rajan Anandan and Ravi Gururaj.

Explara is an event platform that takes the role of making events simple to organize and delightful to participate in. It provides an integrated event platform for ticketing-registration, event community membership and events apps to organize any kind of event, conference, webinars, etc. Explara also helps you in smoothly organizing events with ticketing-registration, payment collection, promotion & marketing, sales management, attendee management, event community & membership and event apps for your event solutions.


Founder(s): Ajith Mohan Karimpana

Founded in: 2012

Funding: $6 Mn in Series A in March 2015 from Lightbox Ventures.

Furlenco is India’s first and only Home Furniture Subscription Program based out of Bangalore. The company was born out of Ajith’s frustration at finding well-designed, sophisticated and affordable furniture to rent for his home. Furlenco offers a range of curated home furniture experiences, designed to suit the lifestyle needs of varied audiences spanning students to families and expatriates. It aims at offering a convenient, cost-effective and offer access to quality furniture with the added advantage of being able to exchange it at will depending on your requirements.

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Founder(s): Shravan Charya

Founded in: 2010

Funding: $3 Mn in Seed round in March 2015 from Wu Chay Chin

Lets Corp is a revolutionary enterprise in architecting new frontiers of business and technology. It is promoted by leaders from Fortune100 companies and helps clients in diverse industries enhance performance, comply with complex regulations, reduce costs, recover from distress, leverage cutting-edge technology and stimulate growth. The Company teams with its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results.


Founder(s): Jitendra Jagadev and Amarendra Sahu

Founded in: 2015

Funding: $1.2 Mn in Seed funding in March 2015 from InMobi and IDG Ventures India.

Nest away is a Bangalore-based online managed home rental marketplace. It is a managed online home rental marketplace which turns unfurnished houses into fully-furnished and managed apartments and provides them at affordable prices to pre-verified tenants.


Founder(s): Utkarsh Biradar, Karthik Vaidyanathan, Neelesh Bam, Aiman Ashraf and Ganesh Balakrishnan

Founded in: 2014

Funding: $ 1.2 Mn in Seed funding in February 2015 from India Quotient, Jungle Ventures and IDG Ventures India, prior to that it had raised undisclosed amount in seed funding in October 2014

Momoe enables people to pay on their mobile phones. Momoe is a location aware smart phone app. People can pay on Momoe with their existing credit cards & debit cards. Momoe is now accepted at restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores & apparel stores in India.


Founder(s): Vineet Dwivedi

Founded in: 2013

Funding: $250k seed funding on LetsVenture in August 2014

Flipclass is India’s leading home tutoring company with a focus on on the K-12 (school) segment. It plans to expand to other categories as well. It presently operates from Bangalore with over 5000 tutoring hours being conducted through its platform and over 600 registered tutors. All tutors have been thoroughly screened and vetted by their in house experts and thus ensure that students gain access to only the best teachers from across the city.


Founder(s): Rashmi Daga

Founded in: 2014

Funding: Raising $3-5 Mn from Lightspeed Venture Partners

Internet-first restaurant, FreshMenu is a part of serial entrepreneur K Ganesh’s startup factory GrowthStory. It amalgams technology with good wholesome, delicious, fresh meals, everyday. Fresh Menu offers chef prepared plated meals on demand. Their menus change constantly and food can be ordered through their app or by placing your order on a call.

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Founder(s): Kunal R. Sachdev

Founded in: 2013

Funding: $471k in a round of funding led by Bijou Kurien and Narayan Ramachandran, and Unitus Seed Fund in February 2015 and $157k from USF in August 2013

Caravan Craft deals in traditional handicrafts both online and offline. It connects the gap between the artistic traditions of the country to customers who need products for everyday, contemporary living. It offers products like apparel, home products, toys, jewellery and corporate gifting.


Founder(s): Anshul Rai and Varun Rathi

Founded in: 2012

Funding: $471k from AngelPrime in April 2015

Happay is a business expense management solution that streamlines an organization’s expense workflow from end-to-end (expense reporting to accounting) and gives real-time visibility and control over business spending. The Happay solution sports several disruptive capabilities such as on/off control, channel-specific limits (eg. ATM, Online, POS), organizational hierarchy based rules and approvals, as well as direct integration into ERP software like Tally, SAP, Quickbooks and others.


Founder(s):  Niranjan Gupta, Markish R and Seshadri Krishnan.

Founded in: 2013

Funding: $1 Mn from InterGlobe Technology Quotient in February 2015

Trip38 is a travel manager app that offers travelers with their complete itinerary, including flight tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, taxi rides, attractions, event bookings, and more. The app can be accessed offline without any Wi-Fi or data connection. Travelers can check-in to more than 100 airlines in the world and get their boarding passes on their mobiles automatically; receive flight status alerts and reminders; access facilities such as transfers, ATMs, Wi-Fi, lounges, and more at the airport; obtain details on offers and deals related to dining, shopping, and duty free with directions and location information; find local guides in foreign countries; and more.


Founder(s): Abhishek Humbad and Richa Bajpai

Founded in: 2009

Funding: Undisclosed amount of funding from Mumbai Angels and a group of angel investors based in the Silicon Valley and India in February 2015

NextGen is a CSR and Sustainability Management company with Fortune 500 clients in 16 different sectors across 6 countries. The company has developed India’s first CSR & Sustainability Management IT Platform called p3 – People.Planet.Profit, jointly with Mindtree. This tool helps in management of development capital while also measuring the impact. It is also compliant with Section-135 of Companies Act 2013 (India), GRI-G4 Guidelines, UNGC, CDP and a host of other global reporting frameworks.


Founder(s): Shiju Radhakrishnan

Founded in: 2012

Funding: $1 Mn in Series A through ah! Ventures’ investment network,CLUB ah!

iTraveller provides a platform where travellers can discover, plan and book their trips. They can completely customize & buy their trips online. On the supply side, iTraveller aggregates native wholesale suppliers who are responsible for the operational aspects of the business that includes ground handling and fulfillment.

Founder(s): Manjunath Talwar and Abhijit Khasnis

Founded in: 2014

Funding: $3 Mn in Series A round of funding led by IDG Ventures India in February 2015, $314k in a seed round led by IDG Ventures India in September 2014

Previously known as MyNoticePeriod, Hiree works like a marketplace connecting recruiters with the potential candidates. It is targeted towards recruiters who are looking for quick hire; thus, needs people who could join the company on immediate basis, which includes people who are already serving notice period are the ideal one. Cracking this thing Hiree was launched as India’s first and only job portal for notice period candidates.


Founder(s): Silus Reddy Chintapalli, Raghu Bharat and Balaji Ashok

Founded in: 2014

Funding: N/A

Mywash is an on-demand laundry service. The company sends its agent at the scheduled time to pick up laundry and dry cleaning, and within about 48 hours clothes are delivered in reusable non-plastic bags, washed and ironed. Its services are giving customers easy and convenient option to manage their laundry chores.

impartusImpartus Innovations

Founder(s): Manish Kumar, Amit Mahensaria and Alok Choudhary

Founded in: 2013

Funding: Series A round of funding from Kaizen in January 2015

Impartus is a fast growing technology startup focused on developing and marketing innovative technology solution for the education sector. It’s flagship product is called ‘Impartus Lecture Capture’ which provides video-based educational services that records regular class lectures and then uses technology to make it interactive for users to access it later.


Founder(s): Arun Muthukumar & Vikram Ramakrishnan

Founded in: 2011

Funding: Undisclosed amount in Series A in December 2014 from Faering Capital.

Linkstreet is a cloud based video learning startup, it offers an online platform to organisations and individuals to connect across distances to share knowledge and learn. A few of its clients include IIM Bangalore, Indian School of Business (Hyderabad), Children’s Heartlink (US), MIOT Hospitals, Indo-British Health Initiative among others

riversilicaRiverSilica Technologies

Founder(s): Jagannathan Balaji & Jagadish Kamath K

Founded in: 2009

Funding: $1.5 Mn from Exfinity Technology Fund

RiverSilica Technologies Private Limited is an innovation driven startup located in Bangalore,India. RiverSilica’s product line PIXFIX range of Servers deliver best in class quality IP Video at lowest cost per stream using its TRU-TRANSCODE algorithms. PIXFIX Servers helps its customers to deliver video for consumer to watch anywhere and everywhere


Founder(s): Ramprasad Rajendran, Deepan Chakravarthy, Kuberan Marimuthu

Founded in: 2008

Funding: $684k in Series A in November 2014

HashCube is a cross-platform social gaming company, with its titles on Facebook and Mobile. The company’s flagship title, Sudoku Quest, is the most popular Sudoku game on Facebook and one of the biggest social game titles to come out of India, having been played by over 3 Mn users. It has built an replicable framework for Casual games, which it calls as ‘Quest Model’, helps to  create deeper, more engaging and more fun games that Monetize many times the industry average, as per the company.



Founded In: 2012

Founders: Ravi Trivedi

Funding: Incubated by Srijan Capital

CouponRani is the single destination for all the deals and coupon codes from India’s ecommerce sites, the platform CouponRani hosts more than 2000+ stores and over 4500+ Coupons on the site from leading online merchants of India. It gets over 1 Mn visitors each month.


Founders: Bhupendra KhanalSweta Sharma, Rohit GuptaDeep Sherchan,

Laxmi Khatiwada and Binit Thapa

Founded In: 2009

Funding: Undisclosed amount in angel round in December 2012 by Amvensys Capital

Simplify360 is a cloud based Social Business Intelligence Platform. Its offers Social Marketing Suite, Social Contact Centre and Social Command Centre. The product suits enables enterprise to perform Online Reputation Management, Customer Service, Community Management, Social Media Research & Brand Auditing; Online Sales Lead Generation, and Consumer Sentiment Analysis. They have about 200+ Clients across 11 countries which includes the industry leaders like Tech Mahindra, ITC, Cognizant, Star TV, IFB, Mahindra Retail, Reliance Retail, HDFC, TAM, Narayana Health, PVR Cinemas, Bacardi, and Webchutney.


Founder(s): Lalit Bhise, Shree Kulkarni, Vasudeva Manjunath

Founded in: 2008

Fundings:  $3.5 Mn (INR 24 Cr)/ Series B round/ led by SIDBI Venture Capital Limited (SVCL) in May 2018; and $382K bridge funding round in March 2017

Mobisy Technologies Pvt. Ltd. have two “mobile-first” products ‘Bizom’ and ‘Distiman‘ . Bizom is a sales force automation and supply chain automation solution. Distiman is a product that enables mom & pop retailers to increase their profits using “just in time” procurement of products across all brands through their smartphones and helps brands increase their distribution reach.


Founder(s):  Anirudh I, Dhushyanth Dachiraju, Krishna Jasti, Vinita Penmatsa, Rajashree Jasti

Founded in: 2016

Fundings: NA

Eyedentify strive to build high-quality products that help in ensuring in-vehicle security for drivers and commuters via intelligent features designed to deter offenders and alert authorities in real-time in case of an incident.


Founder(s): Kumar Abhishek, Vivek Singh

Founded in: 2014

Fundings: $5 Mn funding from Amazon in June 2018; $1.3 Mn (INR 8.46 Cr) funding from an overseas investor, Tropical Star Limited in January 2018; and $1 Mn funding from Reliance Capital’s Venture fund arm in August 2015.

ToneTag enables mobile payments using sound (tone) and near-field communication (NFC) tag without the Internet. It integrates its proprietary software development kit at both merchant (mobile and point-of-sale) and customer interaction points (mobile wallet and mobile banking apps).


Founder(s): Arpita Ganesh

Founded in: 2014

Fundings: an undisclosed amount of funding from Google India MD Rajan Anandan and angel investor Chandra Chappadi in January 2018; An undisclosed funding from Snapdeal’s ex-CPO Anand Chandrasekaran and existing investors Kanwaljit Singh and Manoj Varghese in August 2016; and an undisclosed amount of Seed funding in June 2015, led by Kanwaljit Singh, Angie Mahtaney and others.

As a lingerie brand, they aim to help women find their perfect fit with the startup made bras and bottoms, and their complimentary range of lingerie fashion accessories. The philosophy of the startup, it wants to free women from the daily discomfort of ill-fitting lingerie.


Founder(s): Manish Sharma, Lalana Zaveri

Founded in: 2006

Fundings: NA

Printo is a retail chain that offers print and document services all under one roof. Printo aims to make printing a simple and hassle-free process for both business customers and individuals. The startup has a  library of templates to choose for making invitation cards, create personalized gifts and process photo prints at cost-effective prices.


Founder(s): Abhijit Bose, Bala Parthasarathy, Bhaktha Keshavachar, Sanjay Swamy, Shripati Acharya

Founded in: 2011

Fundings: $16 Mn in a funding round led by JS Capital Management, the VC arm of Jonathan Soros and existing investors, Social Capital and Horizons Ventures in August 2017; $23.53 Mn (INR 150 Cr) in a funding round led by Social Capital, Helion Advisors. Berggruen Holdings along with Horizons Ventures and the Capricorn Investment Group in August 2015

Ezetap’s secure capabilities as a SaaS payments platform helps thousands of brick-and-mortar retailers, ecommerce players, enterprises and financial inclusion organizations, transform their businesses.

Veterans from payments, hardware, cloud, and SaaS industries have joined hands for the sole purpose of ushering in a new era of a frictionless digital payment ecosystem in India.

Don’t worry if we missed out on your startup, we will keep on updating the list.

(The list was last updated on July 2, 2018)


This is part of our special series, In Focus: Indian Startup Hubs, in which we highlight the numerous established as well as upcoming startup hubs in the Indian Tech Ecosystem!  

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