Are you following your New Year resolutions? We are following ours and present to you 'Top 100 Startup to watch in 2018'. We at SutraHR believe that like us, these 100 companies have something in them and will make a huge mark as the top startups of 2018.
India is one of the best countries to start an idea. With the surplus advantage of a huge target market, so many needs and a technological strong growing economy, India is stepping towards becoming one of the world's strongest tech markets with these best startups in India.
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Find out the upcoming 'Top Startups in India' to look for this year
Founders: Sudhir Kamath, Pratik Kumar, Abhinav Nigam and Rishab Mathur.
Investors: Swati Gupta, Kartik Sheth, Purnima Khandelwal and Maheshwar Peri
Bringing alive the classic poker on-screen, 9Stacks is a unique concept binding all the Poker lovers together under one roof to start the game with 9 stacks of poker chips!
Founders: Ravi Shankar and Parikshit Paspulati
Investors: Dream Incubator, Vertex Ventures and CreditEase
In the age of technology, Active.ai makes it possible giving a beautiful human touch to Conversational Banking Services. They have made it possible to make conversations less robotic and consumer oriented making the doubt solving process more simpler!
Founders: Karthik KS and Vikalp Jain
Investors: Kris Gopalakrishnan and Atul Nishar
Future Educators like AEON Learning are blessing for working professionals. With the help of technology, they provide degrees in various management courses from prestigious universities. Giving e-learning a new look!
Founders: Kunal Jhunjhunwala, Amit Kapoor and Rohan Deshpande
Investor: Kalaari Capital
Aiding global e-commerce and retail services for their monetary transactions, airpay aims in simplifying the process of transaction much more smoother and flexible.
Founders: Balaji Telefilms
Catering to on-demand entertainment, ALTBalaji is doing a splendid job! From its gripping original series to the wide range of shows and movies, ALTBalaji is really worth of your attention and a tough competition for many and deserves a place as one of the Top Startups in India.
6) Ask Arvi
Founders: Sushant Reddy and Alok Tiwari
Investor: Jang Capital
Finding a right insurance is like finding a right partner for yourself. AskArvi has done a great job in automating this system letting people find a perfect plan from their phones itself! This idea definitely makes them one of the best startups in India
Founders: Tarun Bhalla and Swati Gupta
An EdTech start up, Avishkaar Box stands by its name. They create mind stimulating products enabling young students to spark up their minds and double their imagination. Their invention Robby and Robby 2 are mind boggling!
Founders: Kaushik Roy, Ritesh Sinha and Vishal Jindal
Investors: advantEdge Partners, Vun Network, Smile Group, StartUp Equity Partners, Thapar Group and Myron Ferro
Targeting India's most favorite food Biryani, this company has reached in the veins of maximum people. Biryani by Kilo does what the name suggests, sends happiness parceled and is perfect for any occasion. Guess what? It a rating of 4.0 on Zomato. Yummy idea!
Founders: Nikhil Shivaprasad and Mithun Srivatsa
Investors: Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and IDG Ventures India
People dread shifting due to the hassle of taking the belongings from one place to another. That is when Blowhorn thought to help them and made their place in one of the Top Startups in India. Blowhorn offers a better and a safe option for people looking to move their belongings from one place to another!
Founders: Aayushi Kishore and Arnav Kishore
How great would it be if you could increase your work out speed and also track your progress? Kishore duo has made it possible my merging fitness with technology to make lives healthier for all and successfully made into the list of one of the best startups in India!
Founders: Ajay Kashyap, Prakhar Raj and Shitiz Bansal
Investor: Unicorn India Ventures
Seeing that Artificial Intelligence is the future, Boxx.ai uses the same technology to solve problems that enterprises face in a more affordable way, making it more accessible for all. With all this securing a place amongst the top startups in India
12) Cash Suvidha
Founders: Anoop Garg and Rajesh Gupta
Investor: Usha Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.
This Delhi based startup is giving wings to upcoming startups in form of monetary help. The best part? They just give funding just in 3 days! Delhi-ites with an idea, are you listening?
Founder: Sandhya Raju
Investor: Sachin Tendulkar
CallHealth is a technology-powered healthcare company that brings healthcare services to the doorstep of the customer. Definitely worth being as one of the best startups in India.
14) Chimple Learning
Founder: Srikanth Talapadi
Imagine how fun it would be learning via games and stories? Chimple is doing the same! This Bangalore based organisation believes that education is for all is doing everything to achieve their goal.
Founder: Nav Agrawal
Investors: Matrix Partners India, India Quotient and Shunwei Capital
Clip - an Android application makes it a breeze to create, watch and download funny Indian videos. With 1,000,000+ users it is one app you should have!
Founder: Sidharth Menda
Investor: Qatar Investment Authority
In the business city of Bangalore, CoWrks is a unique concept providing many working individuals to come and rent working spaces for themselves. Pssstt.. they have an amazing interior worth being listed as one of the top startups in India!
Founder: Presha Paragash
Investor: Kae Capital
Are you a salaried person and thought taking a loan is a long process? CrediFiable is here to prove you wrong. Simplifying the loan process for salaried employees, this firm's technology allows you to get your final EMI in 5 minutes.
Founders: Harshit Vaishnav and Pratish Gandhi
Investor: Vy Capital, Feng Hu, Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator
Being the bridge between investors and borrowers Credy is one of its kind and totally one of the best startups in India!
20) Doctor Insta
Founder: Amit Munjal
Investors: Rishi Parti, RoundGlass Partners and BrahmaX Ventures
Want to meet your doctor but are too sick to get out of bed? Doctor Insta is at your service. Video Call or chat with a doctor to get an advice on your health!
Founders: Abhishek Mahajan, Amit Sahu, Ashwarya Singh, Vasant Verma
Investor: Das Capital
Do you have a vehicle lying just at a disposal? Turn it into an earning member with Drivezy and thank me later for including them among the top startups in India!
Founders: Ankur Aggarwal, Dalvir Suri, Kabeer Biswas and Mukund Jha
Investors: Google and Aspada
Being a God-sent application for Bangalore-ians and Pune-kars, Dunzo runs errands for its users. Be it repairing your sink or sending a parcel off, you can just Dunzo-it! Waiting for it for available nationwide! But whatever it is, they surely deserve to be one of the best startups in India
Founders: Judy Tan, Michael Cluzel, Pumin Yuvacharuskul and Siddhanta Kothari
With a sole aim of connecting empty stomachs with empty tables by giving discounts on meals in the restaurants registered with them. Eatigo has successfully has partnered with more than a million diners. Way to go!
24) Ecom Express
Founders: K. Satyanarayana, Manju Dhawan, Sanjeev Saxena and T. A. Krishnan
Investors: Warburg Pincus and Peepul Capital LLC
Providing end - to - end logistics in an 'express' way Ecom Express has established itself as one of the trusted and reliable names in delivery services to e-commerce industry and also one of the best startups in India
Founder: Sorabh Pant
One of the pioneers of comedy in India, EIC has surely left a mark on people's minds and makes everyone laugh very hard with their sarcastic takes on real-time situations. Very 'SAARAAS' job guys! Haaste haasate you finally got on the list of Top Startups in India
Founders: Karmaditya Bagga, Priyansha Jain and Ajay Vishnu
ERA is India's first integrated identity platform which provides it's users a safe and secure way to share their Identities with the world.
27) Fella Homes
Founders: Amit Gupta, Digendra Singh Rathore, Kunal Singh, Virender Pratap Singh and Yadwinder Paul Singh
Fella Homes is a branded chain of rental homes. Being synonymous with hassle-free and quality living, they aim to standardize the entire experience of finding and living in a rented home with the use of technology enabled product and services.
Founder: Shree Bharambe
Investors: Accel Partners and Zephyr Management
Making finger - licking homely food, Fingerlix aims on being 'the food' for travelling professionals and fill stomachs of people with tasty food.
Founders: Arunprasad Durairaj, Shreenidhi Srirangam and Vijay Gandhi
Investors: Globevestors and Lightbox
With 1,20,000+ subscribers, Flintobox has aims on holistic education of children. Delivering happiness in a box, Flintobox curates a new theme every month and helps in the growth of the child. If you are a parent, this is worth a try!
Founders: Aahana Mulla, Prateek Lal and Yuvraj Bhalla
Investors: Apex Venture Advisor and iSquare Technologies
Flochat is one of it's kind combining apps like Ola, Zomato and many more under one platform. Download this and enjoy the joy of surfing so many apps from one!
Founder: Bhavin Turakhia
Flock is a faster, more organized way for teams to communicate. Flock powers over 25,000 companies and its users around the world have reported increased productivity by 30%, 50% fewer emails, and a 50% reduction in in-person meetings.Their clients include Accenture, Tim Hortons, Whirlpool, VMware and Victorinox.
Founders: Deepak Kothari, Sanjeev Chandak and Vaibhav Lodha
Investors: 500 Startups and Ivy Ventures
ftcash is one of India’s fast-growing financial technology venture, recognized by Forbes, which aims to empower micro-merchants and small businesses with the power of credit using digital payments, using only a bank account and a feature phone
Founders: Abhay Sharma and Ashwin Haryani
Investor: AdvantEdge Partners
GamingMonk is a heaven for gamers, from organizes offline gaming tournaments for sports, strategy, and action e-games to be played on Xbox, personal computer, mobile, and PlayStation 4. It also retails gaming accessories, consoles, and software. Users can form their own communities and get lost in the fantasy world of their own.
36) Get My Parking
Founders: Chirag Jain, Rahul Gupta and Rasik Pansare
Investor: Indian Angel Network
Live in Delhi and own a car? Who would know better than you how difficult it is to find a parking spot! Get My Parking comes to your rescue. Use this app to find an available a spot in Delhi. Rest of the nation has to wait while Delhi-ites have all the perks of this app! If Delhi loves it, how can't this company be one of best startups in India.
Founder: Siva Devireddy
GoCoop.com is a internet-based global platform which provides value-added business services for co-ops and self-help groups to enable communication and collaboration with their members, marketing their products and services and leverage information technology to improve their operations.
Founder: Amitabh Misra
Investors: MakeMyTrip and H.I.S
Love travelling? GoFro should be your best friend! Started to empower the modern traveler with flexibility of choices and a fulfilling sense of independence, GoFro is doing a splendid job!
39) Gold Farm
Founder: Abhilash Thirupathy
Investors: Mahindra Rise and Infuse Ventures
Gone are the days when owning a farm was a huge investment! Gold Farm lets you rent farming equipment and make lives simpler for all! What makes life good surely is among the best startups in India.
40) Graphic India
Founders: Gotham Chopra, Sharad Devarajan and Suresh Seetharaman
Investor: CA Media
Graphic India is nations very well known animation creator. Want to see their recent work? Watch “Baahubali: The Lost Legends” on Amazon Prime and get amazed and you'll know why they are among the best startups in India.
Founder: Swapnil Saurav
Investors: Nazara Games and Kae Capital
Gaming turning into money-making! Yes, you read it right.HalaPlay can let you live in the fantasy world and win cash prizes at the end of every game making it among the best startups in India.
Founders: Mudit Krishna Mathur, Parminder Singh and Varun Ramamurthy Dinakar
Investors: Endiya Partners and IDG Ventures
With clients like Ola, PayTM, MobiKwick, ClearTrip and many more, Hansel.io is a trusted name in deep-config APIs. Delivering what they promise, Hansel.io is an expert in providing personalized experience for all its client base!
Founder: Jhenkar Dixit
Investor: Emergent Ventures
HexOctane is an Internet of Things company intending to create an environment which fosters ease of access to relevant information just when you need it and thus bring to life an informed sixth sense that manifests itself through one's smartphone. Sure shot, one of the best startups in India
Founder: Aneesh Bhasin
Investor: Mobikon Asia
Hipcask is a smartphone application that enables users to discover wines, whiskies, and beers. The application enables users to measure a likability factor, pair wines with foods, get and add tasting notes, get notifications about new launches, and more.
Founder: Vinod R. Kaushik
Investor: LG Chandrasekhar
Building a home has never been easier, thanks to Homergize! Homergize is a One-Stop Shop for purchasing Materials & Products ranging from Building Materials to Fittings to Furnishings.
Founder: Avneet Soni and Puneet Gupta
Have a luxury travel with icanstay and enjoy traveling first - class! Providing first class travel making them reach the destination of one of the best startup in India
49) Innov8 Coworking
Founders: Ritesh Malik, Shailesh Gupta and Sumit Ranka
Investors: VentureCatalysts and LetsVenture
Innov8 is one of the top coworking spaces in Mumbai. Innov8 is an ambitious project to house 100 entrepreneurs & help them build their vision & create impactful startups from the National Soil
Founders: Ashwin Ajila and R Lakshminarayanan
iNurture Education Solutions Pvt. Ltd. delivers industry relevant courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the fast growing sectors of the economy, in active association with well-reputed universities and autonomous institutions/ colleges.
51) Josh Talks
Founders: Shobhit Banga and Supriya Paul
Investors: Apoorva Chamaria and Girish Mathrubootham
Stories always hold a special place in one hearts. Using this concept, Josh Talks uses words to inspire everyone wanting to be motivated!
Founders: Aditya Naik, Rahul Raj and Rakesh Yadav
Investors: Dan Morehead and Dirk van Quaquebeke
Koinex is India's most advanced digital assets exchange. Buy, sell and trade in the world's fastest growing assets: cryprocurrencies and tokens.
Founders: Karthikeyan K, Madhusudan E and Wan Hong
Investors: Plum Ventures and Xiaomi
We know how much of a limited pocket money does a student get and KrazyBee is a wonderful option for students to buy electronics on EMI
Founders: Pushkar Singh and Sudarshan Ravi
Investor: GMO VenturePartners
Standing by its name, LetsTransport provides end-to-end logistic support with advantage of GPS tracking and advance booking only for you!
Founder: Suchita Salwan
Investor: Blume Ventures
Little Black Book complies the best spots/eateries of your cities which you might never have discovered! Started with Delhi, this Little Black Book is worth the read!
Founder: Akanksha Hazari
Investors: IDG Ventures India and Saha Fund
Empowering kirana-wala's to multi-nationals m.Paani helps in Sales Conversion to Brand Loyalty Services for its consumers right from their mobiles!
Founders: Sanjeev Barnwal and Vidit Aatrey
Investor: SAIF Partners
Meesho is India's Largest Online Reseller Network of Housewives & SMBs, who sell products within their network on social channels.
Founder: Gul Panag
Investor: NB Ventures
Mobiefit motivates you to get fitter, healthier and a happier person with workouts, running and walking training. It enables its users to access training videos and exercises for a 'fitter you'!
59) Money View
Founders: Puneet Agarwal and Sanjay Aggarwal
Investors: Accel Partners and Tiger Global Management
Imagine knowing your money status with the help of your SMS-es, Money View shows your account details by accessing your bank messages and showing your balance!
Founders: Prathamesh Juvatkar and Sarthak Jain
Investors: Soma Capital, Y Combinator and FundersClub
Often companies do not have enough data to train a machine learning model on their own using state of the art algorithms as well as don't have enough data scientists to work on those problems. NanoNets solves both these problems for companies. NanoNets is machine learning API for developers which requires 1/10th of data and no machine learning expertise to train a model.
Founder: Pradeep Dadha
Investors: OrbiMed, Tanncam Investment and Sistema Asia Fund
Known as Indian's most trusted pharmacy Netmeds.com is a renowned name in the medical field. It enables the user to send or receive medicine from any part of India.
63) NiYo Solutions
Founders: Virender Bisht and Vinay Bagri
Investor: Prime Venture Partners
Want your employees salaries increased without any change in your share? NiYo can give you a solution! Redefine Payroll & benefits and give your employees upto 10% Pay raise.
Founder: Sarath Chandran, Vishal Gahlaut and Vishesh Dahinwal
Investor: Stellaris Venture Partners
Noticeboard is focused on leveraging the power of the mobile phone to make information more accessible, and will be looking for top talent that understands the nuances of the small screen deeply. It aims making organisational communication more inclusive.
Founder: Manjiri Bakre
Investor: Sequoia Capital
OncoStem Diagnostics was founded in 2011 with the vision of developing innovative multimarker prognostic & predictive tests to enable personalized treatment planning for patients with Cancer.
68) Play Shifu
Founders: Dinesh Advani and Vivek Goyal
Investors: IDFC-Parampara Fund and IDG Ventures
Shifu creates an innovative and immersive learning experience during play time by bringing board games and mobile devices together through Augmented Reality. Because they believe, children deserve good screen time.
Founder: Ashish Mahajan and Bhagwandas Palliwal
Investor: Kuotient Realty Pvt Ltd
PropStory is a content platform for the real estate industry. The organization has been floated by professionals with several years of experience in Real Estate investing, private banking, and internet technology.
Founder: Balachander Sekhar
Investor: Amicus Capital
Have a car to be insured or want to insure the health of yourself or your family? Visit RenewBuy and do the needful in few minutes without any middleman in between!
Founders: Amit Sodhi and Vineet Chawla
Investors: DMI Finance, Ajay Relan and ThinKuvate
It is home furniture, appliances and a lot of love that make a home - a house. Rentickle helps to rent furniture and home essentials with options of various brands to choose from.
Founders: Sujeet Kini and Nagesh Nayak, Vishweshwara Rao, Sachin Pant and Preeti Rao
Investor: Rajan Anandan
SensiBol was founded by like-minded audio-technology researchers and computer-scientists with a mission to deliver cutting-edge audio-processing solutions to the world.
Founders: Anand Naik and Pankit Desai
Investor: GVFL and Unicorn India Ventures
Sequretek intends to secure and manage the customers information assets so that they are better equipped to handle the changing digital landscape and service needs that lead to their organizational growth. It aims on being its customers 'Trusted Advisor' for their problems
Founders: Apurv Anand, Rohit Pandey and Tathagato Dastidar
Investor: Accel Partners
SigTuple aim to create a data driven, machine learned, cloud based solution for detection of anomalies and trends in medical data, which improves the accuracy and efficiency of disease diagnosis.
Founders: Deepak Malhotra and Rajan Bajaj
Investors: Simile Venture Partners and Das Capital
SlicePay is a digital payment platform which was founded with a mission to simplify payments for the young. With changing times, they strive to make payments smarter and simpler.
Founder: Shripal Morakhia
Investors: Sixth Sense Ventures, ECL Finance, Avendus Capital and Sachin Tendulkar
A fun-filled space with high - class technological games to entertain youngsters and adults equally!
79) Stanza Living
Founders: Anindya Dutta and Sandeep Dalmia
Investors: Matrix Partners and Accel Partners
Stanza is a unique housing concept created for students moving to a new place and wanting to create a space for themselves.
Founders: Govardhan K and Sridhar Gundaiah
Storeking is a revolutionary platform enabling small town Retailers to sell over 50,000 products to walk-in customers without having to invest in working capital stock.
Founder: Dhimaan Shah
Investor: Alia Bhatt
Funded by one of the Nation's stylist diva - Alia Bhatt, StyleCracker - India’s first online personal styling portal understands the importance of great style in day-to-day life.
Founders: Sudhir Borgonha, Rahul Shingrani, and Prasad Bhat
Investor: Pi Ventures
What if we tell you that you can monitor your body's clinical vitals from a device? Startup ten3T made this possible. Their invention of a wearable monitoring device for your dear body which can help you make healthier decisions!
Founders: Jawahar Bekay and Arjun Vaznaik
Investors: 3one4 Capital and Arihant Patni
As your end-to-end automation solutions partner, TAOautomation will work with you to develop your automation strategy, be it basic RPA or more advanced cognitive and machine learning solutions, to implement it swiftly and closely manage the entire change programme.
Founders: Nafisa Kapadia and Munaf Kapadia
Investor: Riyaaz Amlani
The Bohri Kitchen is Mumbai's go to location to order authentic Bohri food. This is made possible by the mother-son duo who love their food and wanted to share it with the city! Their Smoked Mutton Kheema Samosas are worth a try!
87) The Moms Co
Founders: Malika Datt Sadani and Mohit Sadaani
Investors: Saama Capital and DSG Consumer Partners
With pollution in rise, every parent wants to bring up their kids in an organic and pure environment. As you cannot control the weather but you can surely give your baby 100% Natural Products with The Moms Co.
Founders: Adarsh Jain and Shashank Agarwal
Investor: Rahul Agarwalla
Scamming is one of the most scarring factors of one's life. ThirdWatch can be your hero in disguise. A startup using Artificial Intelligence to protect you from scams in digital, banking and e-commerce transactions.
Founder: Jo Aggarwal and Ramakant Vempati
Investor: Kae Capital
Touchkin seeks to provide low cost proactive behavioral health support to people with chronic illness and depression through context sensitive, multilingual chatbots and patient support systems.
91) Vahdam Teas
Founder: Bala Sarda
Investors: Fireside Ventures and Kanwaljit Singh
Vahdam Teas is among the world’s first vertically integrated online-first tea brands. It sources premium garden fresh teas direct from over 150+ tea plantations & door delivers to consumers across the world.
Founders: Anshulika Dubey and Priyanka Agarwal
Investor: Sharad Sharma
Wishberry is a rewards-based crowdfunding platform that enables users to raise funds for their creative and innovative ideas. So if your creative idea needs funding? You can count on this 'berry'.
Founders: Parveen Singhal, Shashank Vaishnav and Vinay Singhal
Investors: Sandeep Agarwal, Apurva Chamaria, Anand Chandrasekaran and Ritesh Malik
Being the fastest content growing company in the word it provides the means to discover the world of stories. Unearthing a world full of possibilities beyond your limits using vivid imagination, stories and videos just for its viewers!
Founders: Devesh Rai
Investors: Stellaris Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Jungle Ventures
Wydr is India's first B2B Wholesale Marketplace which aims to bridge the gap between brands/manufacturers and retailers and create an efficient supply chain
Founders: Ankit Saraf, Anmol Gupta, Jayant Jha
Investors: Carpediem Capital and Duane Park
Yaantra tenders mobile repair, refurbished and unboxed services for all branded mobile phones in Delhi, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Noida, Bangalore and Mumbai. The company provides quality repairing, quality assured refurb and unbox smart phones at best possible prices.
Founders: Ashish Anantharaman, Lizzie Chapman and Priya Sharma
Don't have a credit card but have to pay EMIs? ZestMoney comes to your rescue. ZestMoney is the fastest way for all kinds of people to pay using digital EMI, without the need of a credit card or a credit score.
Founders: Salil Agarwal, Sanchal Ranjan and Saurabh Kumar
ZiffyHomes is a technology-driven home rental marketplace that makes it simple to rent homes. It offers ready to move-in individual rooms to tenants for long stays without any maintenance worry, convenience of online rent payment, and freedom to move across its homes.
Founders: Kshitij Puri and Shalabh Singhal
Investors: Matrix Partners India, GrowX Venture Management and Waterbridge Ventures
ZipLoan, RBI registered NBFC, is a technology enabled on-line lending platform established to provide Small Business Loans.
1. The above list is in alphabetical order. The details mentioned have been gathered by primary and secondary research on online platforms. In case of any discrepencies, please drop a mail at [email protected]
2. We have listed out the startups based on:
Traction: How well these top Indian startups are receiving a market validation for its business model. Basically, how well the consumers are taking to the product/service.
Potential Market: How big is the market share for the respective product/service. Will the product be welcomed with wide arms in the market or will it be just another not-so-great product?
Pedigree of the Team: The background and professional credentials of the startup's team members. Many of these listed startups are by IITians and past employees of big MNCs as well as professionals with a rich experience in the field.
Scalability: Even if the initial idea of the product/service is extraordinary, is there a chance for the business to grow? These startups have shown great potential and many have also received funding, while others are not so far behind in line.
Execution: Ideas are easy. It's the execution of ideas that really separates the men from the boys. A really great team finds its happiness in execution because it is more likely to succeed than one which focuses just on ideas.
Disclaimer: We have worked with many startups mentioned in the list, and have built teams & hired extensively for them.
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