Meet : The 35+ Indian Startups That Are The NextBigWhats

There are 2 ways to look at promising startups – totally as a function of funding (+ site traffic) OR predicting disruption they can cause. Former is easy – latter is tough.

At NextBigWhat, we spent some time going through the movers and shakers of the startup world and instead of focusing on funding + traffic metrics, we looked at awesomeness of these companies.

“To see what everyone else has seen but to think what nobody else has thought” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (Nobel Laureate)

In no particular order, here goes our list of 35+ Indian startups that are causing some serious disruption.


Razorpay
URL : http://www.razorpay.com
HQ : Bangalore
Razorpay is an online payment gateway which allows Indian businesses to collect payments online through credit card, debit card, netbanking and popular wallets like Paytm, Mobikwik etc. Founded by IIT Roorkee alumni, Razorpay aims to revolutionize online payments by providing clean, developer-friendly APIs and hassle-free integration [Tweet This]

Ozonetel
URL: http://ozonetel.com/
HQ: Hyderabad
Ozonetel founded by Murthy Chintalapati, helps businesses communicate with their customers in a seamless, intelligent and cost efficient way. Present in 150 countries, Ozonetel has more than 50 million consumers and its core offerings are CloudAgent and BrandAgent which are cloud based platforms. [Tweet This]

Swiggy
URL: https://www.swiggy.com/
HQ: Bangalore
Swiggy was inspired by the thought of providing a complete food ordering and delivery solution from the best neighbourhood restaurants to the urban foodie. Food ordering marketplace, Swiggy was founded by Rahul Jaimini, Sriharsha Majety, Nandan Reddy.The startup, owns an exclusive fleet of delivery personnel to pickup orders from restaurants and deliver it to the customers. [Tweet This]

Grofers
URL: https://www.grofers.com/
HQ: NCR
Grofers a local mobile e-commerce platform, aims to become the one-stop shop for all your daily needs. Currently present in 26 cities, the marketplace offers a wide assortment of groceries, fruits and vegetables, cosmetics, electronics, bakery items, flowers and much more. The company has hired more than 1000 in past six months. [Tweet This]

BigBasket
URL: http://www.bigbasket.com/
HQ: Bangalore

With over 14,000 products and 1000 brands, online supermarket BigBasket is present in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Mysore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Madurai, Coimbatore, Vijayawada, Ahmedabad & Nashik.  The company plans to expand to other cities soon. With five founders, the company started its operations in December 2011. [Tweet This]

Healthifyme
URL:http://healthifyme.com
HQ: Bangalore
Healthifyme aims to pave the smart way to live healthy. The platform allows users to track their food, exercise and weight through smartphone or computer,analyzes the data and provides insights.Almost 100,000 people have used HealthifyMe’s platform. [Tweet This]

Goqii
URL: https://www.goqii.com/
HQ: Mumbai
GOQii connects you to the personal coach of your choice who can help you improve your Health. Founded in 2014, they aim to align your data to your goals through support, knowledge and motivation, so small changes will make a big impact. The company also on boarded 1,000 fitness coaches from US, middle east who will coach the users through the mobile app.[Tweet This]

Craftsvilla
URL: http://www.craftsvilla.com/
HQ:Mumbai
Craftsvilla is an online marketplace to discover unique Indian products. Craftsvilla uses a marketplace model to capture the regional variations of India. It connects local artisans & designers directly to global customers and thereby increase their livelihood, remove middlemen, help them create/promote their brand and thereby preserve our culture, traditions and values. [Tweet This]

Delhivery
URL: http://www.delhivery.com/
HQ: NCR
Founded in 2011, Delhivery launched fulfilment services in Delhi and Chennai. The company with a team size of 15000+ has expanded its services to 350+ cities with 16 fulfilment centers with 1 million sqft of warehousing. The company currently has 10000 sellers and serves 2000 clients.[Tweet This]

Postman
URL: https://www.getpostman.com/
HQ: Bangalore
Founded by Abhinav, Ankit and Abhijeet, Postman is a powerful API testing and development suite and for many developers. Postman is now used by more than 1.5 million developers around the world. Postman is aiming to help developers, teams and companies build better connected software more efficiently. [Tweet This]

RoadRunnr
URL: http://www.roadrunnr.com/
HQ: Bangalore
Roadrunnr, a B2B online platform and service provider for hyper local logistics aims to simplify local commerce. Roadrunnr was co-founded by ex-Flipkart employees Mohit Kumar and Arpit Dave. The company works with clients including Faaso’s, bhukkad, PizzaStop etc. [Tweet This]

CarDekho
URL: http://www.cardekho.com/
HQ: Jaipur
Car Dekho provides a complete freedom to the car-fanatics of India to watch, know and understand cars in much greater detail and from a wide variety of viewpoints. CarDekho was founded in 2008, and today includes several other similar ventures including BikeDekho, PriceDekho, MobileDekho and more. [Tweet This]

IdeaDevice/ Calm.io
URL: https://ideadevice.com/  Calm.io 
HQ: Bangalore
The company is building a new platform for automating DevOps in the age of Containers, Clouds and Microservices. Incubated at IIM Bangalore in 2009 by Aaditya Sood, the aim of the company is to provide an end-to-end DevOps Automation Platform. [Tweet This]

ZoomCar
URL: http://www.zoomcar.com/
HQ: Bangalore
Founded by Greg Moran, zoomcar is a self drive car rental service.The company aims to provide convenience, mobility and independence. You can pick the car that fits your needs and pay the rent by the hour, day, week or month. [Tweet This]

Voonik
URL:http://www.voonik.com/
HQ: Bangalore
Voonik was founded in 2013, by Sujayath Ali and Navaneetha Krishnan. Voonik, an online fashion store for women offers multiple stores on a single platform and lets consumers shop in a single checkout. [Tweet This]

Zomato
URL: https://www.zomato.com/india
HQ: NCR
Founded by Deepinder Goyal, Zomato is present in over 10,000 cities and across 23 countries. Zomato helps people discover food joints and built a vast community of food lovers who share their reviews and photos, so you have all that you need to make an informed choice. [Tweet This]

Shuttl
URL: http://shuttl.com/
HQ: NCR
Aiming to become the public transport of future, Shuttl a mobile based minibus service makes daily commute more convenient.The vehicles are air-conditioned and operate with high frequency on fixed routes freeing you from the hassles of existing public transport options at an economical price point. [Tweet This]

Simplilearn
URL: http://www.simplilearn.com/
HQ: Bangalore
Founded in 2010, Simplilearn is a provider of a suite of professional certification courses and work with companies and working professionals to address their unique learning needs. The edu tech company was founded by Krishna Kumar. [Tweet This]

Toppr
URL:https://www.toppr.com/
HQ:Mumbai
Co-founded by IITians Zishaan Hayath and Hemanth Goteti, Toppr plans to change education with technology. Everything they do, they judge on how large an impact it can make. [Tweet This]

BlackBuck
URL: https://www.blackbuck.com/
HQ:Bangalore
Blackbuck aims to redefine logistics making it reliable and efficient. BlackBuck was founded in 2014, by IIT-Kharagpur almuni Yabaji, Chanakya Hridaya and Ramasubramaniam. The platform brings truckers and customers on the platform and uses intelligent auction engines with a mobile interface.[Tweet This]

Citrus
URL: http://www.citruspay.com/consumers.html
HQ: Mumbai
Citrus cash is an app that lets you send money to and receive from anyone who has an e-mail id. It lets your transfer money to friends, colleagues and family members within seconds.These money transfers can be made at any time, to any specified bank account. The app has more than 3 million users. [Tweet This]

Chillr
URL: https://www.chillr.in/
HQ: Kochi
Founded by Sony Joy, Chillr allows users to send money from one’s bank account to anyone in the phonebook without having to know their account number. It lets you split bills, recharge mobile balance or DTH anytime on the go.[Tweet This]

Jugnoo
URL: https://jugnoo.in
HQ: Chandigarh
Jugnoo offers reliable and affordable auto rides.It helps users save up to 32% on total costs/fares compared to regular auto drives.Jugnoo was founded in november 2014 by a handful of IITians. [Tweet This]

Capillary
URL: http://capillarytech.com/
HQ: Bangalore
Founded by Aneesh Reddy, Capillary helps clients succeed by combining big data with a robust, cloud-based analytics engine.The company  optimizes  the relevance and profitability of discounts and personalized offers to consumers in real time. [Tweet This]

MoEngage
URL: http://moengage.com/company/
HQ: Bangalore
MoEngage helps marketers improve Customer Retention and Lifetime value. The platform helps companies understand their customers better, engage and retain them through personalized interactions. [Tweet This]

SilverPush
URL: http://www.silverpush.co
HQ: NCR
Aiming to redefine TV advertising, SilverPush bridges the customer journey from TV-Search-Social-Mobile. The company was founded by Hitesh Chawla and Mudit Seth. [Tweet This]

EzeTap
URL: http://site.ezetap.com/
HQ: Bangalore
Co-founded by Abhijit Bose and Bhaktha Keshavachar, Ezetap has been operational since 2013. Ezetap an mPOS platform processes transactions worth over $1 million every day. It converts mobile device into an intelligent point of sale which reads any type of card and completes any type of financial transaction. [Tweet This]

Happay
URL: http://www.happay.in/
HQ: Bangalore
Happay was founded by Anshul Rai and Varun Rathi in 2012. Happay is a mobile app- a mobile wallet that allows you to pay just about anyone, anywhere, with their mobile number without the details of bank account. [Tweet This]

Reverie
URL: http://go.reverieinc.com/
HQ: Bangalore
Reverie’s LaaS Platform delivers dynamic and static content of apps and portals in multiple languages, in real-time. Users include consumer Internet, financial services, governance, media, devices and more. [Tweet This]

Zopper
URL: https://www.zopper.com/
HQ: NCR
Zopper was co-founded by Surjendu and Neeraj. A hyperlocal mobile marketplace, Zopper is set to expand its operations to over 30 cities in India. They are currently present in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Noida and Ahmedabad. [Tweet This]

MySmartPrice
URL: http://www.mysmartprice.com/
HQ: Hyderabad
MySmartPrice is a platform which lets you discover a wide array of categories that include Mobiles, Electronics, Computers, Fashion and Lifestyle, Cameras, Books, Appliances and Personal Care. MySmartPrice was founded in 2010 by Sitakanta Ray and Sulakshan Kumar. [Tweet This]

Freshdesk
URL: https://freshdesk.com/
HQ: Chennai
Founded in 2010, Freshdesk is a cloud-based customer support platform that was founded with the mission of enabling companies of all sizes to provide great customer service. [Tweet This]

MindTickle
URL: http://www.mindtickle.com/team/
HQ: Pune
Realizing the opportunity in the social and mobile enterprise, the MindTickle team has created a gamification platform to create delightful learning and engagement experiences that are delivered as a hassle free software-as-a-service solution. [Tweet This]

Faircent
URL: https://www.faircent.com/
HQ: NCR
Faircent provides a virtual market place where borrowers and lenders can interact directly. It is a community loan exchange platform which offers P2P lending and personal loan at low interest rates in India. [Tweet This]

Ather
URL:http://atherenergy.com/
HQ: Bangalore
Ather was founded by Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain, Ather in 2013. Ather Energy aims to build smart, connected electric vehicles of the future. [Tweet This]

Firstouch
URL: http://www.firstouchmobile.com/
HQ: Mumbai
Firstouch aims to revolutionize the mobile industry with regional smartphone operating system. It targets the first time Internet and mobile users. Firstouch was founded by RakeshDeshmukh and Akash Dongre. [Tweet This]

VWO
URL:https://vwo.com/
HQ: NCR
Founded by Paras Chopra, VWO became operational in early 2009.The company’s aim is to make website optimization tools which produce results. [Tweet This]

Portea
URL: http://www.portea.com
HQ: Bangalore
Portea provide doctors, nurses, and physiotherapists for home visits and also facilitates lab tests at home and medical equipment rentals, making health care more accessible for the patients. [Tweet This]


Connect with us (editorial@nextbigwhat.com) in case if you think we have missed a deserving startup.

11 Replies

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  2. And the fundamental, and to an extent flawed assumption is that start-ups “disrupting” the market are destined to succeed? Or is this just the list of the start-ups that are doing credibly different work compared to the peers. Because trust me, causing disruption has nothing to do with commercial success which should in the end be always an important metrics to measure. As is said in sports, you never have a great player with poor scores. Similarly you don’t have a great company with poor financials.

  3. Our company (TechSense Labs) too deserve its entry.
    Its self funded & profitable and in last 5 yrs have we have acquired good number of global customers.

  4. It seems you have written off B2B tech start-ups completely. There are many disruptions happening in that space too but no one seems to care for profitability these days. Everyone gunning for B2C esp ecom.
    Please spare a thought for B2B startups as well!

  5. All these companies are technologically disrupted startup companies to whom we can bet or reply on investments?

    • Hi Lalitha,
      The general thinking is that there is no value for ‘IDEA’. Your worth is calculated by your execution. Execution is worthless sometime.
      so to say to beat all these startups with investments, is partially incorrect.
      My Views!