Best New Startups in India (2016)
15 Best Innovative New Startups in India
2015-16 were the years when a huge amount of startups took their first step into the market. Well, failing ratio of those startups wasn’t lesser, almost 1000 startups died a painful death in these past 2 years. Now, as we know that the end of the year of 2016 is not far where some of the startups managed to sustain their business. Maybe because they had that innovative idea and a complete vision which kept them going and took them this far. So, let’s take a look at those some of the innovative and promising best Indian tech startups of 2016.
1) Urban Clap
Founders – Varun Khaitan, Raghav Chandra, Abhiraj Bhal
City – Delhi
Total Equity Funding – $36.6M in 4 Rounds from 6 Investors
About – UrbanClap is an app that helps people to find any service provider around them. You can find Decorator, Photographer, Taylor, event planner, yoga instructor, Packers and Movers, Interior Designer, Plumber, Dietitian, Makeup artist, pest control and what not. This app is extremely helpful if you are new in the city.
Founders – Deepit Purkayastha, Anunay Pandey, Azhar Iqubal
City – Noida, New Delhi
Total Equity Funding – $24.02M in 5 Rounds from 6 Investors
About – Inshorts helps people to keep updated themselves with the latest news and current affairs across the world. The best thing about the app is it summarizes the whole news in just 60 words or less. The app provides news in both the languages, Hindi and English. They just brief you with the headlines and facts.
Founders – Sujayath Ali, Navaneetha Krishnan
City – Bengaluru
Total Equity Funding – $25.5M in 3 Rounds from 9 Investors
About – Voonik is India’s one of the coolest online fashion shopping networks with the latest trends and that in your budget, too. They also offer their customers style advice and hand-selected recommendations, based on their body types and style preferences.
Founders – Hemanth Goteti, Zishaan Hayath
City – Mumbai
Total Equity Funding – $12.2M in 3 Rounds from 4 Investors
About – Toppr helps students to prepare for competitive exams in India in a different way. They provide a portal for solving doubts of students by Toppr Doubts app. One of their products for NEET and IIT JEE Mains provides the most comprehensive test and practice package of unlimited tests, Instant feedback reports and ranking comparison.
Founder – Akshay Bhatia
City – Mumbai
About – Mutterfly is a P2P platform where you can borrow an item from the people around you and helps you to earn by renting your ‘not frequently’ used items out. They are utilizing the power of technology to make renting fast and rewarding.
6) Bolt Riders
Founders – Satyajeet Mohanty & Ronak Kumar Samantray
City – Hyderabad
Total Equity Funding – Rs. 25 lakh
About – Bolt Red Streak helps you to charge your phone even when you are riding a motorbike. It is world’s first smart mobile charger for motorbikes. It is detachable so its misuse and theft can be prevented. The device comes with a charger of 2 A, so it not only makes phone charging fast but also tracks your ride on a map, average speed, total distance etc with Bolt Riders App.
Founders – Rajat Yadav, Shubham Jindal, Kahushik M L N
City – Hyderabad
About – Zup makes mobile payments fast and possible at any brick & mortar stores. It takes less than 5 seconds for the payment to be completed which is even faster than the physical payments. And more important thing is that you do not require an internet connection to pay.
8) Phone warrior
Founders – Vaibhav Padlikar, Chandan Gupta
City – Delhi
Total Equity Funding – $550k in 1 Round from 1 Investor
About – Phone warrior mobile application helps you to keep all your Spam(calls and sms) away and also provides the information about the caller. They have a rich Global phone directory for that.
Founder – Rohan & Swati Bhargava
City – Delhi
Total Equity Funding – $4.55M in 3 Rounds from 2 Investors
About – Cashkaro.com helps you to earn cashback every time you purchase something from websites like Flipkart, Myntra, Jet, Yatra, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia and 150 more! You just have to do is, first go to cashkaro.com and then redirect to other shopping websites. After the purchase is done, you will get your cashback.
Founder – Ishan Gupta
City – New Delhi
Total Equity Funding – $2M in 3 Rounds from 5 Investors
About – Educart is India’s one of the largest online platforms for enrollment into various courses like Online and Distance degree, Certificate Courses and Diploma. They connect students with online and distance correspondence degree and diploma courses like M.Sc.IT, PGDM, MBA, MCA, MA, BCA, M.Com, BBA, BA, B.Com, MA and B.Sc.IT etc.
11) Parts Big Boss
Founder – V K Asija
City – Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
About – Part Big Boss provides an online marketplace for selling and buying high-quality car spare parts. They provide a wide range of products for your car parts at the lowest prices since they have a strong back-end network of manufacturers and dealers. Almost all the replaceable parts are available in different categories.
Founder – Sameer Maheshwari
City – Gurgaon, Haryana
Total Equity Funding – $12M in 2 Rounds from 3 Investors
About – HealthKart is India’s one of the largest online health and fitness products stores for both men and women. Here, you can shop online from the latest collections of fitness, health and other similar products of all the brands.
Founder(s) – Rajat Gandhi, Vinay Mathews & Nitin Gupta
City – Gurgaon
Total Equity Funding – $5.75M in 5 Rounds from 7 Investors
About – Fircent removes intermediaries like financial institutions and banks on our transactions. Since Banks are already going through the payment of their own thousands of employees and maintenance of their branches, Fircent.com provides a common platform for the lenders and the borrowers where people who want to lend can contact directly to those who want to borrow.
Founders – Abhijit Khasnis, Manjunath Talwar
City – Bangalore, Karnataka
Total Equity Funding – $3.33M in 2 Rounds from 6 Investors
About – Recruiters can eliminate the hiring time by using Hiree. They also can find jobseekers at short notice. There is a website called myNoticePeriod.com which hosts profiles of jobseekers to get job offers. And jobseekers can also use that myNoticePeriod to find better offers from other employers as well.
Founders – Akhilesh Bali and Piyush Jain
Total Equity Funding – Undisclosed Amount in 1 Round from 1 Investor
About – LimeTray helps restaurants to grow their business by engaging and selling more customers online. A survey says that 6 out of 10 restaurants shut down in less than a year and this is not because their food is expensive or they serve bad food but they fail at reaching out to the enough customers to get to the break-even. So, LimeTray makes it easier for the restaurants to tap proper customer base online.