\u201cInnovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.\u201d \u2014 Steve Jobs.\r\nThis is true of all things \u2014 individuals, companies, countries. Innovation leads, the world follows. With the rise and rise of the Indian startup ecosystem, innovation in India is at its peak \u201445,444 patent applications were filed in 2016-17 alone.\r\n\r\nBut not all innovation is impactful, or relevant, or even useful. In an attempt to filter the wheat from the chaff, Inc42 has put together the 42Next \u2014 a list of the 42 most innovative startups causing an impact in the Indian startup ecosystem. The 42Next is a part of Inc42\u2019s flagship annual report, \u2018The State Of Indian Startup Ecosystem 2018\u2019, unveiled during The Ecosystem Summit held on November 16 in Delhi amid the who\u2019s who of the startup community.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe 42Next list was prepared after evaluating thousands of startups on criteria such as competition, innovation, revenues, traction, leadership, team, build up, and growth rate, among others. To arrive at the list, Inc42 filtered the essence of its years of understanding on the Indian startup ecosystem and supplemented it with inputs from both the Inc42 Editorial and Inc42 DataLabs teams, conducting an in-depth review to recognise the 42 most innovative startups in India.\r\n\r\nThese 42 startups have developed their own patented technologies and are solving pressing problems in areas such as healthtech, fintech, deeptech, enterprisetech, consumer services, edtech, media & entertainment, agritech, logistics, transport tech, and entertainment tech.\r\nUnveiling of the '42Next' during Inc42's The Ecosystem Summit\r\n42Next is part of Inc42\u2019s effort to recognise startups that are creating ripples in their respective fields of work and contributing to India\u2019s trillion-dollar digital technology. These startups have shown extraordinary resourcefulness to overcome challenges on their way to success.\r\n42Next by Inc42 \u2014 India's Most Innovative Startups\r\nActive.ai\r\nLaunched in: 2016\r\nFounders: Ravi Shankar, Parikshit Paspulati, Shankar Narayanan\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Fintech\r\nTotal funding: $11.7 Mn\r\nKey investors: Vertex Ventures, Dream Incubator, Kalaari Capital, CreditEase, IDG Ventures India and more\r\n\r\nActive.ai provides a tech platform for banks, wealth managers, and financial services companies to help them engage with customers. It provides an AI-powered virtual assistant to its users to cater to their emergent banking needs.\r\nAltizon\r\nLaunched in: 2013\r\nFounders: Vinay Nathan, Yogesh Kulkarni, Ranjit Nair\r\nLocation: Pune\r\nSector: Hardware & IoT\r\nTotal funding: $5.75 Mn\r\nKey investors:\u00a0Lumis Partners, The Hive, Persistent Systems, Wipro Ventures, Infuse Ventures\r\n\r\nAltizon is an industrial internet-focussed startup. It helps enterprises use machine data to drive business decisions with a view to enable digital transformation by accelerating smart manufacturing initiatives, modernising asset performance management, and adopting new business models for service delivery.\r\n\r\nAther Energy\r\n\r\nLaunched in: 2013\r\nFounders: Tarun Mehta, Swapnil Jain\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Deeptech\r\nTotal funding: $65.3 Mn\r\nKey investors: Hero MotoCorp, Tiger Global Management and more\r\n\r\nAther Energy is a maker of two-wheeler electric vehicles. In 2018, the startup launched its flagship electric scooter, Ather 450; and another ebike, Ather 340, which is set to hit Indian roads. It also launched Ather Grid, a public and private EV charging solution.\r\nBelong\r\nLaunched in: 2014\r\nFounders: Vijay Sharma, Sudheendra Chilappagari, Saiteja Veera, Rishabh Kaul\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Enterprise services\r\nTotal funding: $15 Mn\r\nKey investors: Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners India, Blume Ventures, InnoVen Capital and more\r\n\r\nThe startup relies on big data to aggregate the right candidates for companies from hundreds of public and social sources. It is a platform-based solution that connects employers to a verified network of independent talent experts for start-to-finish hiring support.\r\nCASHe\r\nLaunched in: 2016\r\nFounders: V Raman Kumar\r\nLocation: Mumbai\r\nSector: Fintech\r\nTotal funding: $3.8 Mn\r\nKey investors: Aeries Group, TSLC Pte, Florentree represented by Mathew Cyriac and others\r\n\r\nCASHe has developed a patented credit scoring system, called social loan quotient (SLQ), to provide short-term, unsecured loans to salaried individuals. The SLQ calculates the customer\u2019s credit score from a number of data points obtained from his\/her smartphone that gives insights into his\/her willingness and ability to repay the loan.\r\nClearTax\r\nLaunched in: 2011\r\nFounders: Archit Gupta, Raja Ram Gupta, Srivatsan Chari, Ankit Solanki\r\nLocation: Delhi\r\nSector: Fintech\r\nTotal funding: $65.4 Mn\r\nKey investors: SAIF Partners, Sequoia Capital, Founders Fund, PayPal, Paytm, Y Combinator, Maiden Lane, FundersClub, Peter Thiel, Naval Ravikant, Max Levchin\r\n\r\nClearTax helps individuals and businesses with tax compliance and mutual fund investments along with tax preparation, e-filing, accounting, and investment planning solutions. The platform has helped customers file more than 20 Lakh tax returns.\r\nCube\r\nLaunched in: 2018\r\nFounders: Satyen Kothari\r\nLocation: Mumbai\r\nSector: Fintech\r\nTotal funding: Undisclosed\r\nKey investors: Beenext, 500 Startups, and more\r\n\r\nThe startup has built an automated wealthtech app to help customers plan their finances. It works on a subscription-based model, connecting users with an investment adviser to help them do their financial planning.\r\nCure.fit\r\nLaunched in: 2016\r\nFounders: Ankit Nagori, Mukesh Bansal\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Healthtech\r\nTotal funding: $170 Mn\r\nKey investors: IDG Ventures India, Kalaari Capital, Accel Partners, Chiratae Ventures, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Trifecta Capital and more\r\n\r\nCure.Fit is a health and fitness startup that integrates an online-to-offline (O2O) model to offer physical fitness, mental well-being, healthy food, and preventive diagnostics on a single app-based platform.\r\nDream11\r\nLaunched in: 2012\r\nFounders: Harsh Jain and Bhavit Sheth\r\nLocation: Mumbai\r\nSector: Gaming\r\nTotal funding: $100 Mn\r\nKey investors: Tencent, Kalaari Capital, Multiples Equity\r\n\r\nDream11 offers users app-based gaming experiences in sports such as cricket, football, kabaddi, etc. The fantasy sports platform enables users to create virtual teams comprising real-life players and lets them organise matches based on the players\u2019 actual statistical performances.\r\nDrivezy\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Ashwarya Pratap Singh, Hemant Kumar Sah, Vasant Verma, Abhishek Mahajan, Amit Sahu\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Transport\r\nTotal funding: $28 Mn\r\nKey investors: Mahindra Finance, ICICI Bank, Y Combinator, White Unicorn Ventures, Kima Ventures and others\r\n\r\nDrivezy offers peer-to-peer bike and car sharing service in India. Drivezy\u2019s vehicle sharing marketplace is a strategic and efficient alternative to outright vehicle purchase for consumers. Drivezy's marketplace allows individual vehicle owners to list their idle cars, motorcycles and scooters and turn them into profit-generating assets by renting the vehicles to customers at a fraction of the cost required to purchase a vehicle. Customers can also rent a car or a two-wheeler from Drivezy for hourly, daily, weekly and monthly basis.\r\nDunzo\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Ankur Aggarwal, Dalvir Suri, Mukund Jha, Kabeer Biswas\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Logistics\r\nTotal funding: $14.8 Mn\r\nKey investors: Aspada Investments, Blume Ventures, Google, Rajan Anandan and more\r\n\r\nChat-based hyperlocal services app Dunzo enables users to create to-do lists and collaborate with partners (vendors) to get them done. It leverages AI to provide vendors for shipping of packages, buying products, repairing stuff, and home services.\r\n\r\n\r\nFlutura\r\nLaunched in: 2012\r\nFounders: Krishnan Raman, Derick Jose, Srikanth Muralidhara\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Hardware & IoT\r\nTotal funding: $10 Mn\r\nKey investors: Hitachi, Vertex Ventures, Lumis Partners, The Hive, Pi Ventures and more\r\n\r\nFlutura is a big data analytics solutions provider with a vision to transform operational outcomes by monetising machine data. Flutura\u2019s flagship software platform, Cerebra, provides diagnostics and prognostics through AI and ML, to unlock new business value for engineering and energy customers across the globe.\r\nFurlenco\r\nLaunched in: 2011\r\nFounders: Ajith Mohan Karimpana\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Consumer services\r\nTotal funding: $27.3 Mn\r\nInvestors: Signet Chemical Corporation, Trifecta Capital, Hetero Group, Lightbox Ventures, HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank, IntelleGrow and more\r\n\r\nApart from furniture rentals, Furlenco provides a host of benefits such as swapping of furniture, relocation across cities, pausing of subscriptions, and deep cleaning services as a part of its subscription. The startup designs and manufactures its own furniture with the help of in-house designers.\r\nGraphic India\r\nLaunched in: 2012\r\nFounders:\u00a0Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra, Suresh Seetharaman\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Entertainment tech\r\nTotal funding: $10.3 Mn\r\nKey investors:\u00a0Liquid Comics, Emerald Media, CA Media, Start Media, India Internet Fund, 3one4 Capital\r\n\r\nGraphic India specialises in developing comic superheroes. The startup is producing 200 episodes of animation across TV and digital platforms, and has partnered with Disney, Amazon Prime Video, Cartoon Network, Rovio, Viacom18, etc. Its popular comics include Shadow Tiger, Devi, The Mighty Yeti, Chakra The Invincible, Astra Force, The Lost Legends, and Ramayan 3392 AD.\r\nCarIQ\r\nLaunched in: 2012\r\nFounders: Sagar Apte, R Rajendrakumar, Deepak Thomas, K. Vinu, Hrishikesh Nene\r\nLocation: Pune\r\nSector: Automobile maintenance\r\nTotal funding: $843K\r\nKey investors: One97 Mobility Fund, Persistent Systems, Pose Ventures, Snow Leopard Ventures, Venture Factory, JioGenNext and more\r\n\r\nCarIQ connects car owners with the service providers. It is helpful in accessing the car status and detecting any care required in real time. It is helpful in locating nearby workshops and mechanics. It also provides information on insurance renewals, workshop tie-ups, service integrations, and roadside assistance, etc.\r\nIndiaLends\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Gaurav Chopra, Mayank Kachhwaha\r\nLocation: Delhi\r\nSector: Fintech\r\nTotal funding: $16 Mn\r\nKey investors: ACPI, DSG Consumer Partners, American Express Ventures and more\r\n\r\nConsumer lending startup IndiaLends has built a credit scoring and analytics platform that connects borrowers with financial institutions that match their credit profiles. It also provides data analytics and risk scoring services to financial institutions as well as access financial education to consumers.\r\nION Energy\r\nLaunched in: 2017\r\nFounders: Akhil Aryan, Alexandre Collet\r\nLocation: Mumbai\r\nSector: Deeptech\r\nTotal funding: Undisclosed\r\nKey investors: Astarc Ventures, Aakrit Vaish\r\n\r\nION Energy manufactures high-performing batteries for electric vehicles. It designs and engineers lithium-ion battery technologies bundled with proprietary software and a cloud analytics platform to improve battery performance.\r\nInstamojo\r\nLaunched in:\u00a02012\r\nFounders:\u00a0Sampad Swain, Akash Gehani and Aditya Sengupta\r\nLocation:\u00a0Bengaluru\r\nSector:\u00a0FinTech\r\nTotal funding:\u00a0$3.1 Mn\r\nKey investors:\u00a0Kalaari Capital, Blume Ventures, 500Startups and more\r\n\r\nInstamojo enables MSMEs to build, manage and grow their business online. Used by over 500K MSMEs in India, in the last six years, Instamojo has acquired nearly 10% of the digitally active MSME's. The startup turned EBITDA positive in July 2017 and has witnessed a 10-15% MoM Growth.\r\nLicious\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Abhay Hanjura, Vivek Gupta\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Consumers services\r\nTotal funding: $39 Mn\r\nKey investors: Bertelsmann India Investments, Vertex Ventures, Mayfield, 3one4 Capital, Sistema, InnoVen Capital and more\r\n\r\nTechnology-powered meat, fish, and seafood products delivery startup Licious is built on the farm-to-fork business model. It owns the entire backend cold chain, which enables it to control and maintain the quality and freshness of the products from the time of procurement, through processing and storage, till it reaches the customer.\r\nLocus\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Nishith Rastogi, Geet Garg\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Logistics\r\nTotal funding: $6.75 Mn\r\nKey investors: Blume Ventures, Exfinity Venture Partners, BeeNext and growX ventures , Rocketship.vc, Recruit Strategic Partners, pi Ventures and more.\r\n\r\nLocus is a decision-making engine in supply chain that uses deep learning and proprietary algorithms to provide route optimisation, real-time tracking, insights, and analytics, beat optimisation, and more of packages. Locus aims to automate all kinds of human decisions required to transport a package or a person, between any two points on earth, delivering gains along efficiency, consistency, and transparency in operations.\r\nMeesho\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Vidit Aatrey, Sanjeev Barnwal\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Enterprise application\r\nTotal funding: $15.4 Mn\r\nKey investors: Sequoia Capital, SAIF Partners, Y Combinator, Venture Highway, Investopad and others.\r\n\r\nMeesho is an online social platform for sellers to sell products across fashion, lifestyle, and other categories. It also provides logistics and payments tools to sellers along with helping them launch, build, and promote online businesses using social media channels.\r\nMoneyTap\r\nLaunched in: 2016\r\nFounders: Bala Parthasarathy, Anuj Kacker, Kunal Varma\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Fintech\r\nTotal funding: $12.3 Mn\r\nKey investors: Sequoia Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Prime Venture Partners, Eight Innovate\r\n\r\nConsumer lending startup MoneyTap provides flexible loans to salaried individuals and self-employed professionals earning more than $270 (INR 20,000) per month. MoneyTap claims to evaluate the user\u2019s eligibility in less than four minutes and provides a real-time decision on the application along with the amount the borrower is eligible for.\r\nmyGate\r\nLaunched in: 2016\r\nFounders: Vijay Arisetty, Abhishek Kumar, Shreyans Daga, Vivaik Bhardwaj\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Enterprise application\r\nTotal funding: $11.18 Mn\r\nKey investors: Prime Venture Partners\r\n\r\nmyGate offers a comprehensive solution for gated communities to manage operations at entry and exit gates; and enables them to optimise security guards, making them more effective. The startup takes the responsibility of training the guards \u2014 any time and any number of times as needed \u2014 through the life of the contract.\r\nNinjacart\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Thirukumaran Nagarajan, Vasudevan Chinnathambi, Kartheeswaran K K, Ashutosh Vikram, Sharath Loganathan.\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Agritech\r\nTotal funding: $14.3 Mn\r\nKey investors: Accel Partners, Mistletoe, Qualcomm Ventures, Trifecta Capital, Nandan Nilekani and more\r\n\r\nB2B agri-marketing platform Ninjacart connects farmers with businesses, picks up produce from farmers\u2019 fields and delivers it to the doorsteps of 3000+ businesses in 12 hours. The startup claims to process more than 200 tonnes of fruits and vegetables daily and has operations in Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad.\r\nNiramai\r\nLaunched in: 2016\r\nFounders: Geetha Manjunath, Nidhi Mathur\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Healthtech\r\nTotal funding: $983K\r\nInvestors: Pi Ventures, Ankur Capital, Axilor Ventures, 500 Startups, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Binny Bansal, Srinath Batni\r\n\r\nNiramai uses big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to detect breast cancer at an early stage, which is useful for preventive health checkups.\r\n\r\n\r\nClip\r\nLaunched in: 2017\r\nFounder: Ashish Gupta, Nav Agrawal, Swapnil Upadhyay\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Digital media video startup\r\nTotal funding: $7.3 Mn\r\nKey investors: Matrix Partners India, Shunwei Capital, India Quotient\r\n\r\nMobile-based Clip allows users to browse India-based video contents of bollywood, cricket, music, dance, devotional etc. The users can also follow each other, create their own video, find content and share them across other social media.\r\nPlayment\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Siddharth Mall, Akshay Lal, Ajinkya Malasane\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Fintech\r\nTotal funding: $2.42 Mn\r\nKey investors: Y Combinator, Sparkland Capital, Google, SAIF Partners and more\r\n\r\nAn AI-driven mobile platform, Playment helps organisations divide big work projects into micro tasks. Users need to share data with the startup\u2019s human intelligence (HI) team, which then provides a dedicated project manager that prepares task instructions, workforce training modules, and sets up workflows to ensure that contract level SLAs are delivered consistently.\r\nPlaysimple\r\nLaunched in: 2014\r\nFounders: Siddharth Jain, Suraj Nalin, Preeti Reddy, Siddhanth Jain\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Gaming\r\nTotal funding: $4.5 Mn\r\nKey investors: SAIF Partners, IDG Ventures India, Google, Yezdi Lashkari\r\n\r\nPlaySimple provides simple, fun and social mobile-based games across categories such as trivia, puzzles, and word games. Each game has an average session time of 15 minutes.\r\nQuizizz\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Ankit Gupta, Deepak Joy Cheenath\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Edtech\r\nTotal funding: $3 Mn\r\nKey investors: Nexus Venture Partners, Prime Venture Partners, Powerhouse Ventures\r\n\r\nQuizizz \u00a0is an e-learning platform for teachers, students and parents to connect and engage with each other to conduct quick assessment across STEM subjects using gamification technique, having features such as points, customisable memes, leaderboard etc.\r\nRazorpay\r\nLaunched in: 2014\r\nFounders: Shashank Kumar, Harshil Mathur\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Fintech\r\nTotal funding: $31.5 Mn\r\nKey investors: Tiger Global Management, Y Combinator, Matrix Partners India, Mastercard, GMO Venture Partners, Soma Capital, Kunal Bahl, Rohit Bansal, Punit Soni, Abhay Singhal, Naveen Tewari, Kunal Shah, Sandeep Tandon, Justin Kan, Jeff Huber, Bill Gajda\r\n\r\nDigital payments startup Razorpay offers payment gateway solutions along with a product suite to help merchants manage the entire payments cycle. It plans to enter the enterprise online lending space with by expanding its existing B2B services to provide an end-to-end financial management solution.\r\nRubique\r\nLaunched in: 2014\r\nFounders: Manav Jeet\r\nLocation: Mumbai\r\nSector: Fintech\r\nTotal funding: $6.55 Mn\r\nKey investors: Emery Capital, Kalaari Capital, BlackSoil, Recruit Group, Trifecta Capital, YourNest, Globevestor\r\n\r\nAI- and ML-focussed online lending startup Rubique has developed a proprietary algorithm for banks and other financial institutions to process loan and credit card products.\r\nShareChat\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Farid Ahsan, Bhanu Singh, Ankush Sachdeva\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Social\r\nTotal funding: $124 Mn\r\nKey investors: Morningside Ventures, Shunwei Capital, Xiaomi, Lightspeed Venture Partners, SAIF Partners and more\r\n\r\nMuch like other social networking platforms, ShareChat enables users to create, discover, and share content with each other in 10 Indian languages. The app allows users to share videos, jokes, GIFs, audio songs and funny images. The users can also follow each other, create and find content in their language of preference and share them across other social media.\r\nShopX\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Amit Sharma, Apoorva Jois\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Enterprise application\r\nTotal funding: $53.6 Mn\r\nKey investors: Fung Group, Nandan Nilekani\r\n\r\nShopX is a technology-led startup that enables retailers in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities to offer their products and services to customers by listing them on its platform along with daily deals.\r\nSigTuple\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Tathagato Rai Dastidar, Rohit Kumar Pandey, Apurv Anand\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Healthtech\r\nTotal funding: $25.5 Mn\r\nKey investors: Accel Partners, IDG Ventures India, Endiya Partners, Pi Ventures, Axilor Ventures and more.\r\n\r\nSigTuple aims to create a data-driven, ML, and cloud-based solution for detection of abnormalities and trends in medical data for the purpose of disease diagnosis. Its continuous learning AI-powered platform, Manthana, enables SigTuple to ingest visual medical data from various devices to detect diseases.\r\nSmartivity Labs\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Apoorv Gupta, Ashwini Kumar, Rajat Jain, Tushar Amin\r\nLocation: Delhi\r\nSector: Edutech\r\nTotal funding: $3.13 Mn\r\nKey investors: S Chand and Company, AdvantEdge, Tandem Capital, CFG Offshore Holdings, Ashish Kacholia, Namita Bhandare, Samridh Poddar, Nilkanth Kulkarni, Saurabh Mittal, Kunal Khattar\r\n\r\nSmartivity Labs provides activity-based, engagement-driven smart learning experiences and toys for children. It has built a patented AR-focussed tinkering kit along with robotics-based learning systems for children from 3-14 years of age. Besides India, the startup has distributors in Singapore, Australia, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Pakistan.\r\nSquad\r\nLaunched in: 2014\r\nFounders: Apurv Agrawal along with Kanika Jain, Vikas Gulati\r\nLocation: Delhi\r\nSector: Fintech\r\nTotal funding: $2.1 Mn\r\nKey investors: Blume Ventures, 91springboard, Emergent Ventures, Abstract Ventures and more\r\n\r\nSquad has an app that helps Internet companies execute small tasks via crowdsourced game players. Squad assigns these tasks as games to freelancers who play them in exchange for currency on mobile wallets. SquadVoice is seeing strong growth and its product has evolved in the right direction towards automating lead qualification for sales teams.\r\nTesseract\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Kshitij Marwah\r\nLocation: Delhi\r\nSector: Hardware & IoT\r\nTotal funding: NA\r\nKey investors: NA\r\n\r\nTesseract has launched three hardware products \u2014 Methane, Holoboard, and Quark \u2014 in the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) sectors. On the AR side, the company is focussed more on content consumption, while in VR, it concentrates on content capture.\r\nToneTag\r\nLaunched in: 2014\r\nFounders: Kumar Abhishek, Vivek Singh\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Fintech\r\nTotal funding: $9.97 Mn\r\nKey investors: Amazon, Mastercard, 3one4 Capital, Elevate Innovation Partners, Reliance Venture Asset Management, Mastercard & more\r\n\r\nToneTag uses sound waves to transmit data to enable payments when two devices \u2014 a mobile phone or a PoS device \u2014 are brought in close proximity of each other.\r\nUnacademy\r\nLaunched in: 2015\r\nFounders: Gaurav Munjal, Roman Saini, Hemesh Singh, Sachin Gupta\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Edtech\r\nTotal funding: $39.4 Mn\r\nInvestors: Sequoia Capital, SAIF Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, Blume Ventures, WaterBridge Ventures, and more\r\n\r\nUnacademy is an online learning platform that empowers educators to create courses on various subjects. It currently has more than 50,000 lessons online, 1.3 Mn registered users, and 4,000 educators. It also provides an online knowledge repository for multilingual education.\r\nUrbanClap\r\nLaunched in: 2014\r\nFounders: Abhiraj Bhal, Raghav Chandra, Varun Khaitan\r\nLocation: Delhi\r\nSector: Hyperlocal\r\nTotal funding: $59 Mn\r\nInvestors: Vy Capital, SAIF Partners, Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Trifecta Capital, Ratan Tata and more\r\n\r\nOn-demand hyperlocal home services marketplace UrbanClap helps consumers find local home services in categories such as health and wellness to weddings, events, home and design, repair and maintenance, etc. UrbanClap recently launched its services in Dubai.\r\nVatsana Technologies\r\nLaunched in: 2014\r\nFounders: Parveen Singhal, Vinay Singhal, Shashank Vaishnav\r\nLocation: Indore\r\nSector: Entertainment tech\r\nTotal funding: $342K\r\nInvestors: Inventus Law, Singapore Angel Network, and more\r\n\r\nVatsana Technologies-owned content marketing company Wittyfeed is a content marketing platform that provides latest news, photos, viral stories, and trending videos on entertainment, fashion, sports, politics and lifestyle. The content is available in Spain, the US, the UK, and India.\r\nYulu\r\nLaunched in: 2017\r\nFounders: Amit Gupta, RK Misra, Naveen Dachuri, Hemant Gupta\r\nLocation: Bengaluru\r\nSector: Transport\r\nTotal funding: Undisclosed\r\nKey investors: 3one4 Capital, Blume Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, Incubate Fund, Incubate Fund India, OperatorVC and more\r\n\r\nIoT-focussed startup Yulu provides dockless bicycles sharing for the first mile, last mile, and short distance commute. Its bikes can be unlocked by scanning the QR code that is obtained after the user books the ride via the Yulu app.