Delhi is giving Bangalore a tough competition in becoming the hottest startup hub in the country with over 9000 startups and is leading the numbers game already. This article includes some of the most successful startups that grew from Delhi.
Founders: Deepinder Goyal, Pankaj Chaddah and Gaurav Gupta.
Founded in: 2008
Industry: Food and Food delivery Industry.
Zomato helps users to search restaurants. It also provides information, menus, user reviews of restaurants and also has food delivery options from selected restaurants. If you’re a foodie, chances are you would have already ordered food using Zomato. They have also got into events, payment and grocery sourcing for restaurants.
Deepinder came up with the idea of Foodibay (Zomato was first started as Foodibay) when his friends constantly asked for the paper menu of different restaurants to order food. So he created an app and put up a digital version of these restaurants menu in it.
Zomato currently stands at a valuation of over $2 billion.
Founders: Kunal Bahl
Founded in: 2010
Snapdeal is one of the oldest e-commerce companies in India. Initially it was a platform for daily deals. After seeing good success, the company expanded as an online e-commerce store in 2011. The company received its first funding of $12 million in 2011.
They sell electronics, mobile phones, men and women clothing, shoes, home and kitchen appliances, etc.
Currently, the company is seeing a downward trend in sales. However, it is still one of the top e-commerce company in India.
Founders: Bipin Preet Singh and Upsana Taku
Founded in: 2009
Mobikwik is a mobile phone based payment system and digital wallet. Users can add money to an online wallet which can be used for payments. The company was started with a seed funding of $250k which was invested by Bipin itself. Subsequently, Mobikwik has received over $115 million in 6 rounds of funding.
Founders: Kevin Mittal
Founded in: 2008
Industry: Social Media
Hike is an instant messaging platform for smartphones which needs internet for connecting with other users. In addition to sending text messages, users can send audios, videos, gif, voice notes, files, contacts and user location.
Hike has raised more than $200 million from funding.
Founders: Rana Athreya
Founded in: 2007
Dogspot is India’s largest online store for pet supplies. They supply food and accessories for dogs, cats, birds, fish and some small pets. Dogspot aims at making pet care and pet ownership easier.
Funded by successful entrepreneurs like Ratan Tata and Ronnie Screwvala, the company has come a long way and has great potential to go further!
Founder: Azhar Iqubal, Anunay Arunav and Deepit Puryakshatha
Founded in: 2013
Inshorts compiles daily news updates related to business, politics, sports, technology and entertainment in 60 words. With no time to read the whole article, it’s a perfect app for this busy generation to stay updated.
It has got funding of over $20 million by the founders of Flipkart, Sachin and Binny Bansal.
Founder: Akhil Malik, Dharamveer Singh Chouhan, Varun Tiwari, Chetan Singh Chauhan, Tarun Tiwari and Paavan Nanda.
Founded in: 2013
Zostel was started to promote travel as a way of life. Zostel is India’s first chain of backpacker’s hostels. They offer safe, clean and an affordable accommodation. It’s a go to place for all the wanderers.
The company has been expanding since its formation and has its service in 36 cities as of today.
Founder: Sachin Bhatia, Hitesh Dhingra and Rahul Kumar
Founded in: 2013
Industry: Dating app
TrulyMadly is popularly known as the Indian version of tinder. It is a dating and a matchmaking app. Unlike other dating apps which recommend many potential matches, TrulyMadly only shows you 10.
The app requires you to answer a series of questions. Based on your answers, the app will find ideal matches for you.
Founder: Nitin Saluja and Raghav Varma
Founded in: 2012
Industry: Food delivery
The idea of chai adda always gets everyone together to discuss life, politics and sports on a cup of chai. It was the place that got everyone together. The young and old, the rich and indigent. The idea of Chaayos is serving freshly made chai made exactly to your liking. They are an online tea delivering and café chain.
With Starbucks and Café Coffee Day having high prices, Chaayos is exactly what the middle class people are looking for.
Chaayos is currently functional in 6 cities.
Founders: Shreya Mishra, Pranay Surana and Tushar Saxena
Founded in: 2015
Despite having a wardrobe full of clothes, we always want more. Flyrobe is India’s first and largest online fashion rental service. Flyrobe offers renting high quality clothes from big labels for weddings, parties and other occasions.
Celebrities including Sunny Leone, Parineeti Chopra and Huma Qureishi have used Flyrobe.
So, this was a list of some successful startups from Delhi. Hope it was informative.