Top 10 Successful Startups In India

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While being the third largest startups ecosystem in the world, India continues to attract investors and investments from varied array of business opportunities. With improvement in government policies and major technological shift in the country, it has been home for some of the biggest and most successful startups across the globe.

Below is the list of top 10 successful startups in India.

InMobi

Sector: Adtech

Launch Year: 2007

Founders: Naveen Tewari, Amit Gupta, Mohit Saxena

Headquarters: Bengaluru

Total Funding: $ 320 Mn

Key Investors: SoftBank, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, Sherpalo Ventures

Estimated Valuation: $1 Bn

Swiggy

Sector: Consumer Services

Launch Year: 2014

Founders: Nandan Reddy, Rahul Jaimini, Sriharsha Majety

Headquarters: Bengaluru

Total Funding: $1.27 Bn

Key Investors: DST Global, Naspers, Bessemer Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Accel, SAIF Partners

Estimated Valuation: $3.3 Bn

Flipkart

Sector: Ecommerce

Launch Year: 2007

Founders: Sachin Bansal, Binny Bansal

Headquarters: Bengaluru

Total Funding: $7.3 Bn

Key Investors: SoftBank, Naspers, Tiger Global Management, Microsoft, Tencent, eBay, Steadview Capital, DST Global, Accel Partners

Estimated Valuation: $24 Bn

BYJU’S

Sector: Edtech

Launch Year: 2008

Founders: Byju Raveendran, Divya Gokulnath

Headquarters: Bengaluru

Total Funding: $819 Mn

Key Investors: General Atlantic, Tencent Holdings, Verlinvest, Sequoia Capital India, Sofina, Aarin Capital, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Estimated Valuation: $5 Bn

Freshworks

Sector: Enterprise Tech

Launch Year: 2010

Founders: Girish Mathrubootham, Shan Krishnasamy

Headquarters: Chennai

Total Funding: $ 249 Mn

Key Investors: Accel, Sequoia Capital India, Tiger Global Management, CapitalG

Estimated Valuation: $1.5 Bn

Paytm

Sector: Fintech

Launch Year: 2010

Founders: Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Headquarters: Delhi-NCR

Total Funding: $ 2.5 Bn

Key Investors: SoftBank, Alibaba, Berkshire Hathaway, SAIF Partners, Intel Capital, and SAP Ventures

Estimated Valuation: $15 Bn

Delhivery

Sector: Logistics

Launch Year: 2011

Founders: Bhavesh Manglani, Kapil Bharati, Mohit Tandon, Sahil Barua, Suraj Saharan

Headquarters: Delhi NCR

Total Funding: $670 Mn

Key Investors: SoftBank, Fosun, Carlyle Group, Tiger Global, Nexus Venture Partners, Times Internet

Estimated Valuation: $1.6 Bn

Dream11

Sector: Media and Entertainment

Launch Year: 2011

Founders: Harsh Jain; Bhavit Sheth

Headquarters: Mumbai

Total Funding: $100 Mn

Key Investors: Steadview Capital, Kalaari Capital, Think Investments, Multiples Equity

Estimated Valuation: $1 Bn

Ola

Sector: Mobility

Launch Year: 2010

Founders: Bhavish Aggarwal, Ankit Bhati

Headquarters: Delhi NCR

Total Funding: $ 3.2 Bn

Key Investors: SoftBank, Tencent Holdings, Tekne Capital

Estimated Valuation: $6.2 Bn

OYO

Sector: Travel Tech

Launch Year: 2013

Founders: Ritesh Agarwal

Headquarters: Delhi NCR

Total Funding: $1.7 Bn

Key Investors: SoftBank, Greenoaks Capital, Huazhu Hotels Group, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Estimated Valuation: $16 Bn

 

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