The coming year 2019 will be a good year for the startup ecosystem in India. With a large number of target audience available, the markets are open to a variety of ideas. With government initiatives like Startup India funding over 129 startups till date and foreign investments freely flowing in the country leading to the rise of the capital reserve of our country, the Top startups in India were able to acquire a front line in the market. The emergence of new ideas in various sectors has brought about phenomenal changes in the varieties of products and services available in the market.
We have curated a list of the top startups in India, which made headlines:
Founder: Ankur Goyal
&ME is a women-focused startup which makes healthy bioactive beverages with fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and flowers. Their nutritious drink relieves premenstrual symptoms and comes in great flavors. This lifestyle beverage is truly an innovative and one of its kind invention.
Founder: Able Joseph
This matchmaking/dating app puts the target on ‘romance over flings’. They connect people who are willing to date worldwide with other eligible people who are willing to step in a meaningful relationship.
Founder: Sanjay Sharma, Vikram Jetley
This new age financing startup provides a solution to small enterprises by giving them business loans and other financial services. Their innovative methods and customer-friendly ways make them a strong contender in the field. The startup, recently raised Rs 147 crore with CapitalG, Alphabet’s growth-stage investment arm leading the funding round.
7 Blue Tokai:
Founder: Matt Chitharanjan, Namrata Asthana
The hobby turned into a business; Blue Tokai already has multiple outlets and is serving 100% Arabica coffee beans. Their quality is appreciable, and the transparency they provide to their customers makes the experience even better for everyone.
Founder: Avnish Pandya, Chirag Tekchandaney, Delzaad Deolaliwala, Jahan Peston Jamas, Sanvar Oberoi, Sumit Shah, Yash P. Kotak
A startup aimed at promoting industrial hemp, BOHECO is one of the few sustainable brands in India. They make fashion sustainable by providing a variety of hemp-based products like oil, yarn, clothes, etc.
5 Bombay Shaving Company:
Founder: Shantanu Deshpande, Deepu Panicker, Raunak Munot
Bombay Shaving Company provides a guide to men’s grooming, lifestyle and beyond. They give inspiring lifestyle choices, grooming tips and ideas that make everyday experiences better.
Founder: Vivekanand Hallekere, Anil G, Varun Agni
This is a mobility solution for urban commuters providing one-way rental service and seamless connectivity to users. Their hassle-free terms and time-saving solution make it a very accessible option for potential users.
Founder: Santanu Datta, V Balasubramanian, Anand Anandkumar
Designing first in class antibiotics, Bugworks rose a $9M funding to develop and expand their operations. They aim to combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). They work upon a new class of antibiotics to be a change in usual medical treatment to make them safer and more effective.
Founder: Rikshav Bohra, Tanvi Johri
The concern for the environment here is combined with the concern for hassle-free menstruation for women. Carmesi makes biodegradable sanitary pads which are soft, thin and rash free. This creates a winning situation for the company.
Founder: V. Raman Kumar
CASHe is a financial technology (fintech) app that offers short-term loans, up to Rs 50,000. Quick personal loans from CASHe is a relief, especially at the most urgent times. CASHe brings joy to our customers plus provides loyalty perks.
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