You don’t need to be an entrepreneur to know that India has been on a ‘startup boom’ of sorts. Every third person in the country has either started something of their own, or is planning to do so. Rightly so too; who wouldn’t want to be their own boss after all? Only a handful of startups, however, truly manage to ‘break out’ and join the big league. Here are 11 Innovative Startups In India that believed in their products, worked hard towards their goal, and are making the right kind of noise at this point.
A backpacker hostel chain currently operating in Rajasthan. The company has been founded by a bunch of IIT-IIM pass-outs who wanted to create a dent in the hospitality industry in India and bring about a change in how people travel in India. So if you’re planning for a full back packing experience over the dunes of Rajasthan, be sure check them out.
An agricultural enterprise which offers structured investment products to green conscious stakeholders. Hosachiguru’s mission is to use precision farming to generate substantial commercial, social and economic impact. Now these are the kind of startups you’d want to keep an eye out for, isn’t it?
Whoever said, one can never stope learning, absolutely right. Sliderule applies the same thought to use with a product that helps people discover the best online courses in every subject. I’m signing up, right now.
Brainchild of Raghav Vohra, Kailash Tripathi and Shivani Kapur, GoOnions, a three-month old startup, lets you shop for a variety of fruits, vegetables, chicken, fish, prawns and mutton via phone, web, Twitter or WhatsApp. With around 35 orders every day with an average transaction size of Rs. 750 and does around Rs. 5 lakh worth revenue on a monthly basis.
This one’s a real success story. Synechron is a banking, insurance and financial services technology consultancy business, among others. After 13 years of being in the business, Synechron is still privately held, has $200-million in revenues and works with over 100 clients across India, US, Europe, South East Asia and the Middle East.
Recently securing a seed round of Rs 10 lakhs from Ranjit Cherickel, Bangalore based, Freekall allows cloud telephony provides a service where a user can call any mobile or landline for free.
SkillBoost offers skill assessment and enhancement services in Microsoft Office applications to make professionals and students more employable. An idea that has helped train over 1,000 personnel for over 15 companies, including Hindustan Unilever, Coca-Cola, RBS, Religare, HSBC, General Electric, Bharti Group and YES Bank.
#8 The Home Salon
Long working hours don’t leave most of us with enough time for personal grooming. Same was the case with investment banker, Rishika Chandan. That’s when she thought of having hygienic, professional and trained therapists deliver beauty treatments at home. Now this is one of the innovative startups in India resolving one problem faced by million women.
A big shout to the fashion loving women of the country. Roposo is a fashion-focused social-network cum fashion recommendation platform for women to discover & shop products and trends that are liked, curated, updated real-time from across the web.
A cloud backup, data protection and governance tool, Druva offers an endpoint data protection service for enterprises. It protects against data loss by storing it on cloud with agents on phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices.
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