Bangalore Startups | Entrepreneurs & Startups in Bangalore [2019 List]

Bangalore, also called Bengaluru, is the center of India's tech industry. It is famously referred to as the Silicon Valley of India and IT capital of India because of its role as the nation's leading information technology (IT) hub. Be it big MNC or small tech company name it, most of them will have their headquarters located in Bangalore. Being the Silicon Valley of India, we have seen a lot of startups coming from this city and making India proud on a global level. So, how can we not cover the list of startups in Bangalore?

Before proceeding, if you know any other startups in Bangalore, please let us know in the comment below. We will connect with them to feature their story.

We have also covered startups in Hyderabad, Chennai, and other major cities of India.

ZoomCar
MoneyTap
Zivame
GingerCup
Doodhwala
Colive
ZEFO
CamfyVision
GamesKraft
Amagi Media
HappyLocate
Corefactors
ShutApp
Babajobs
BlueStone
YouPlus
Lookup
HackerEarth
Tookitaki
Exotel
DailyRounds
Nanobi
BuyHatke
Hansel Software
Ezetap
Talview
Simplilearn
Systemantics
InstaScribe
Blackbuck
Flutura
CueMath

Zoomcar

Founders: Greg Moran & David Back

Industry: Car Rental

Founded Year: 2013

Zoomcar | Startups in Bangalore

Zoomcar is the first company in India to focus on self-drive car rental. It was launched in 2012 by David Back and Greg Moran. The company aims to give people a car for rent when they are going for an event, or a few days in case their actual car has gone for repair. The customers have to pay according to an hour or days, depending on their own requirement. Zoomcar aims to give customers mobility, convenience, and independence. The company operates in more than 15 cities including Bangalore, Pune, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Chennai.

Zoomcar initially raised capital from individual investors like Former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, Chair of the UK Institute of Directors Lady Barbara Judge, Vice-Dean of International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School William P. Alford, Wharton Statistics Chair Edward George and the former Director of the Cambridge Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies Shai Vyakarnam. Institutional investors are Ford Motor Company, Sequoia Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, FundersClub, Basset Investment Group, Athene Capital, Empire Angels, Venture Souk, OurCrowd, Globevestor.

Recently the company has introduced a new service called PEDL which is a bicycle-based rental service.

MoneyTap

Founders: Bala Parthasarathy, Kunal Varma, and Anuj Kacker

Industry: Fintech

Founded Year: 2017

MoneyTap | Startups in Bangalore

The MoneyTap app, launched in partnership with the RBL Bank and several NBFCs, issues collateral-free credit up to a limit of Rs 5 Lac. People can choose from among several repayment options with regards to time, ranging from 2 to 36 months.

MoneyTap was founded by Bala Parthasarathy, Kunal Varma, and Anuj Kacker, who are IIT and ISB alumni. The startup raised seed funding of $12.3 million from Sequoia India, New Enterprise Associates and Prime Venture partners in June 2017. To know more about the journey of MoneyTap, you can read MoneyTap's Success Story.

Zivame

Founder: Richa Kar and Kapil Karekar

Industry: Clothing

Founded Year: 2011

Zivame | Startups in Bangalore

Zivame is an online lingerie store featuring hundreds of styles for the Indian woman. Moreover, Zivame offers a wide range of products for women in three different categories, including lingerie, active-wear, and through its online and offline platforms including a collection of pajamas, boxers, housecoats, etc.

Zivame was founded by Richa Kar and Kapil Karekar in 2011. It is India’s leading online lingerie store, offering more than 5,000 styles, 50 brands, and 100 sizes. It has raised a total of $57.5 million of funding form different ventures. You can read the Success Story of Zivame to know about it in detail.

 GingerCup

Founder: Deepak Bansal and Devleena Neogi

Industry: Marketing

Founded Year: 2015

GingerCup | Startups in bangalore

Gingercup is a creative advertising agency. It specializes in coffee/tea cup branding. The company help brands engage and interact with their target audience by printing marketing messages on paper cups. It helps brands reach out to their target group during tea breaks at offices and colleges.

Deepak Bansal and Devleena Neogi founded GingerCup. The couple came up with the idea and launched their startup in 2015. Their client base include companies like BookMyShow, OYO, Nestaway, Uber, etc. GingerCup is backed by two angel investors, Sanket Gupta & Rahul Shah. To know more about the startup, read GingerCup Startup Story.

Doodhwala

Founder: Ebrahim Akbari and Aakash Agrawal

Industry: eCommerce

Founded Year: 2015

Doodhwala | Startups in Bangalore

Doodhwala is the first company in Bangalore to bring fresh farm milk directly to customers. Along with milk, the startup also delivers fresh dairy products, groceries, fruits, and other daily essentials. People have to download their app to order from the list of more than 10,000 products. Currently, Doodhwala is operating in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune.

Doodhwala was founded by Ebrahim Akbari and Aakash Agrawal in 2015. The startup has raised a funding of total $14.2 million in 3 rounds. You can read the Startup Story of Doodhwala to know about the startup in Detail.

 Colive

Founders: Suresh Rangarajan, Arun Singh, and Saurav Swami

Industry: Real Estate

Founded Year: 2016

Colive | Startups in Bangalore

Colive is a Bangalore based co-living space provider. It offers ready to move-in homes, which are equipped with modern tech-enabled safety features. Besides this, all homes are fully serviced and professionally managed along with offers flexible and affordable options suitable for urban living. The spaces are designed especially for single professionals & young couples who prefer living in a social community of like-minded millennials.

Colive was founded by Suresh Rangarajan, Arun Singh, and Saurav Swami. Suresh is the CEO of Colive whereas Arun is Chief Investment Officer and Saurav is VP. Their startup has raised a funding of $12 million mainly from Salarpuria Sattva Group and Ncubate Capital Partners along with some angel investors. If you are interested, you can read the Starup Story of Colive to know more about it.

ZEFO

Founders: Rohit Ramasubramanian, Karan Gupta, Himanshu Joshi & Arjit Gupta

Industry: Marketplace

Founded Year: 2015

Zefo | Startups in Bangalore

Zefo is an online Bangalore based startup which offers a marketplace for used goods. Zefo also works as a factory seconds marketplace for furniture and appliances, where they run exchange programmes for other companies like Urban Ladder. The team is also working with Flipkart on their appliances exchange programme.

Zefo was founded in August 2015, by Rohit Ramasubramanian, Karan Gupta, Himanshu Joshi and Arjit Gupta. It counts Sequoia Capital, Beenext and Helion Ventures as its investor.

 CamfyVision

Founder: Vedpal Singh

Industry: Analytics

Founded Year: 2018

CamfyVision is an analytics company. It has developed facial recognition & analytics solution ‘FacEAI-PRO’ based on deep-learning & computer vision. It can detect faces with higher accuracy and track them using developed algorithms. Their algorithms are highly compatible with every IP camera in both indoor and outdoor environments.

CamfyVision was founded by Vedpal Singh. Vedpal has done his B.Tech from UPTU and M.Tech from Kurukshetra University. He did Ph.D. from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in Malaysia. Prior to starting CamfyVision, he worked with Mindtree as a technical lead in computer vision & artificial intelligence. Currently, just 9 people run CamfyVision. You can read CamfyVision's Success Story to know more about them.

 GamesKraft

Founder: Prithvi Singh

Industry: Gaming

Founded Year:2017

GamesKraft is a Bangalore based startup which creates online games for Indian users. It has two products – Rummyculture and Gamezy. Rummyculture is a rummy game whereas Gamezy is a cricket game. Both games are based on reward systems and use real cash.

GamesKraft was founded by Prithvi Singh in 2017. Prithvi is an engineering graduate from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology. He raised a large amount of funding from his family and friends to start GamesKraft. You can read the Startup Story of GamesKraft to know more about it.

Amagi Media

Founders: A Srinivasan, Baskar Subramaniam & Srividhya Srinivasan

Industry: Advertisement

Founded Year: 2008

Amagi Media | Startups in Bangalore

Amagi Media is a Bangalore based company which sells advertisement spots on English, Hindi, and Kannada TV channels across major Indian cities. It allows advertisers to target cable TV subscribers in their city/region on various TV channels. Outside India, it provides its technology to TV networks to enable them to deliver targeted ads or content.

Amagi Media Labs Pvt. Ltd. was founded by K A Srinivasan, Baskar Subramaniam and Srividhya Srinivasan in 2008. In all these 11 years, it has successfully raised $45.2 million in 4 rounds of funding.

HappyLocate

Founder: Ajay Tiwari, Sainadh Duvvuru

Industry: Relocation and Transportation

Founded Year: 2017

HappyLocate is a one-stop relocation solution. It automates and enables corporates to manage end to end employee relocations over clicks by enhancing the efficiency and new hire joining experience with in-built approval system and 100% policy compliant relocations. With over 4,000+ relocation request catered till date, HappyLocate is currently one of the most preferred relocation partners of India. HappyLocate is available across 15,000+ PIN codes across India.

HappyLocate was founded by Ajay Tiwari in 2017.  Before starting HappyLocate, Ajay has worked with companies like Teleperformance, Nokia and Vodafone as HR manager. HappyLocate is a preferred relocation partner for some of India's most exceptional enterprises including CocaCola, Nokia, ITC Infotech, OYO Rooms & ACKO Insurance.

Corefactors

Founders: Sharmila Sundaram, Vimal M.

Industry: Marketing CRM (SaaS)

Founded Year: 2012

Corefactors provides all-in-one business management solution. It integrates cross-functional responsibilities of marketing, sales, front desk, account management, and overall communication. It is a cloud-based device-agnostic product that inculcates personalized bulk SMS, bulk email, landing pages, click to call and voice record campaigns. Supported by a right-sized tech team since 2012, who handholds the client from lead capture to lead conversion. Corefactors enables enterprises/SME's to segment contacts, run multi-channel campaigns, and increase their ROI monthly.

Corefactors was founded by Sharmila and Vimal. Sharmila is now the CEO of the company whereas Vimal leads Business development. The company is funded by FHS Accelerator, AMNYK Group Inc and individual investors Sesh Shankar.

Ezetap

Founders: Abhijit Bose

Industry: Fintech

Founded Year: 2011

Ezetap | Startups in Bangalore

Ezetap is a mobile-based payments company that collects electronic payments from any Debit or Credit card. Ezetap retails a pocket-sized point of sale (PoS), pin and magnetic strip scanner. It not only reads the magnetic strips on credit and debit cards but can also convert mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets or even Windows desktop PCs into PoS terminals.

Exetap is progressing over the last couple of years and has now launched the ‘Chota ATM’ in partnership with SBI (State Bank of India). Sanjay Swamy, managing partner at AngelPrime Partners invested in the company and came on board as co-founder and chairman. It was co-founded by Abhijit Bose and Bhaktha Keshavachar.

ShutApp

Founders: Vijay Goel, Sagar Ramteke, Naveen Chava, Vivek Kumar

Industry: Social Media and Communication

Founded Year: 2018

ShutApp is a social media and communication platform to help Indian youth better manage their social interactions and different connections. It also empowers them to freely express their views and opinions without the excruciating scrutiny and self-conflict. The app is helping the society to avoid fake news, riots or serious conflicts.

ShutApp was founded by Vijay Goel in 2018. Goel is an IIT Kharagpur graduate. He was a Data Scientist at Fidelity Investments.

Babajob

Founders: Sean Blagsvedt

Industry: Recruitment Services

Founded Year: 2007

Babajob | Sartups in Bangalore

Babajob.com makes finding jobs more accessible. Babajobs allow people to post their abilities online and also gives companies to hire people as well. For example, a company in dire need for an accountant can put the profile online, explain the job and required details such as qualification, pay, work location, etc. Candidates can accordingly reply and get contacted.

Sean Blagsvedt founded Babajob in 2007. He had an 8 years of work experience at Microsoft before starting Babajob. In 2017, Babajob was acquired by Quikr. After the acquisition, Sean is working as Growth Head at Marco Polo.

BlueStone

Founder: Gaurav Kushwaha

Industry: Jewelry

Founded Year: 2011

Bluestone sells an unmatched collection of certified jewelry. It has become one of the fastest growing online players, consistently achieving 2.5X revenues relative to the previous year. BlueStone claims to have grown by 150 percent year-on-year.

Gaurav Kushwaha launched BlueStone in 2011 when online shopping was picking up the pace in India. It has raised $66.7 million from various capital ventures. One of its investors includes Ratan Tata, the chairman of Tata Group.

YouPlus

Founder: Shaukat Shamim

Industry: Video Search Engine

Founded Year: 2014

YouPlus | Startups in Bangalore

YouPlus is a video opinion search engine. The company filters videos produced and published online, and gives out only valid opinion to the public. YouPlus looks into keywords matching in the video to put it write perspective, very similar to what Google does in the global market with its search engine. The company now has over 100 brands in countries such as the US, UK, and India.

YouPlus was founded in 2014 by Shaukat Shamim, who is the co-founder and CEO of the company. The company has received funding from numerous ventures but has disclosed any details related to it.

Lookup

Founder: Deepak Ravindran

Industry: Mobile Application

Founded Year: 2014

Lookup | Startups in Bangalore

Lookup is a messaging app with a goal to connect you with local stores in your area and get experts on your phone within minutes. It aims to get grocery delivered at your home and easy booking of tickets for movies, comedy shows, etc. Lookup started  and has made a massive name for itself in the city.

Lookup was started by Deepak Ravindran in 2014. Deepak is a graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Lookup is now acquired by NowFloats.

HackerEarth

Founder: Vivek Prakash

Industry: Software Development

Founded Year: 2012

HackerEarth | Startups in Bangalore

HackerEarth is a management software company with best-class innovation and helps companies in recruitment and fast-track their growth. The company has around 200 employees and aims to become better and larger with time.  

HackerEarth was founded by Vivek Prakash, a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in 2012. Started in Bangalore, HackerEarth is now shifted its headquarter to California.

Relevant Article: List of active angel investors in Bangalore

Tookitaki

Founder: Abhishek Chatterjee

Industry: Marketing

Founded Year: 2012

Tookitaki | Startups in Bangalore

Tookitaki focuses on data intelligence with Consumer Behaviour discovery and prediction being the main focus. They take up media platforms and do planned marketing for the clients. Tookitaki makes sure the target audience is engaged with them in the discussion and focus on building content on those lines.

Tookitaki was launched in 2012 by Abhishek Chatterjee. This Bangalore based startup has raised more than $8.5 million in 5 rounds of funding.

Exotel

Founders: Shivkumar Ganesan, Ishwar Sridharan & Siddharth Ramesh

Industry: Customer Care Services

Founded Year: 2011

Exotel | Startups in Bangalore

Exotel helps to build a reliable connection with the customers over voice & SMS. The company primarily focuses on phone calls, SMS(s) without investing in building a system that will cater to the needs. The company provides sales tools, marketing tools, support, productivity tools, and business intelligence services.

Exotel was found in 2011 by Shivkumar Ganesan, Ishwar Sridharan, and Siddharth Ramesh. The company raised $705.9k in rounds of funding.

DailyRounds

Founders: Nimmi Cherian and Deepu Sebin

Industry: Forum

Founded Year: 2013

DailyRounds | Startups in Bangalore

DailyRounds is an academic network for the doctors which was found in 2013 by Nimmi Cherian and Deepu Sebin. It is a team of doctors and coders which focuses on giving doctors across the country free academic networks. The app aims to offer doctor analytics, sentiments, and case studies for Pharma and medical devices industry.

Nanobi

Founder: Vinod C. V.

Industry: Analytics

Founded Year: 2012

Nanobi | Startups in Bangalore

Nanobi Analytics is an analytical product company that radically wants to change the way the entrepreneurs make their companies promote, consume, create, and take action on analytics for business growth. The word Nanobi (nano + BI), represents the synopsis of the companies approach towards analytics. Nanobi Analytics was started by Vinod C. V. in 2012.

BuyHatke

Founders: Gaurav Dahake, Prashant Singh & Srikanth Sethumadhavan

Industry: eCommerce

Founded Year: 2015

BuyHatke | Startups in Bangalore

BuyHatke is an online price comparison platform for products. It helps buyers compare prices from different online website and buy at the best price available. The auto-apply coupon feature of the extension is something which is loved much by their users.

BuyHatke was founded by Gaurav Dahake, Prashant Singh and Srikanth Sethumadhavan. The IIT Kharagpur guys who have been friends from college. They raised an investment of $1Mn from Kris Gopalakrishnan in 2015.

Hansel Software

Founders: Ramamurthy, Parminder Singh and Mudit Mathur

Industry: SaaS

Founded Year: 2015

Hansel Software operates a toolkit named Hansel.io which provides mobile application management software. The Company offers a platform that allows mobile developers to fix bugs, update configurations, edit user interfaces, and manage security policies of mobile applications.

Hansel Software Private Limited was founded by Ramamurthy, Parminder Singh and Mudit Mathur in 2015. The company raised total funding of $5.4 million in three rounds.

Talview

Founders: Sanjoe Jose, Jobin Jose, Subramanian K and Tom Jose

Industry: SaaS

Founded Year: 2017

TalView offers an online platform that enables users to conduct video interviews for pre-screening candidates before a job interview. Silent features of the product are that it lets users create interview and invite candidates, add and share questions and rate, compare and give a verdict.

Taleview was founded by Sanjoe Jose, Jobin Jose, Subramanian K and Tom Jose in 2017. The company has not disclosed any information about their 3 rounds of funding.

Simplilearn

Founder: Krishna Kumar

Industry: Edtech

Founded Year: 2009

Simplilearn | Startups in Bangalore

Simplilearn is an online education provider of professional training. The company offers more than 400 courses in the area of IT, programming, digital marketing, and project management. It also provides classroom workshops and online classes for various businesses and enterprises, including Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

Simplilearn.com founded by Krishna Kumar in 2009. The company raised $31 million in 4 rounds of funding.

Systemantics

Founder: Jagannath Raju

Industry: Robotic Technology

Founded Year: 1995

Founded in 1995, Systemantics is robotics firm, which builds industrial robots for the manufacturing sector. It designs, manufactures, and markets factory automation components and systems. The company’s products include a pick-and-place robot used for small parts feeding and assembly.

Systemantics has received funds from venture capital Accel Partners, Infosys' co-founder Nandan Nilekani and Blume Ventures. Systemantics has done robotics projects with the Government, as well as with companies such as Titan and Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL).

InstaScribe

Founder: Jaya Jha

Industry: Application

Founded Year: 2013

InstaScribe create professional e-books. InstaScribe provides a WYSIWIG editor and intuitive ways of directly editing the e-book. With its help, we can have control over the format and semantics, without having to worry about the technical details. A user can import content, directly edit and format it, auto-create TOC, easily fill up metadata and upload a cover and then export to various formats in one-click.

Instascribe was founded by bhaya Agarwal in 2013. Abhay is an IIT, Kanpur graduate and also the Co-founder of another startup called Pothi.com.

Blackbuck

Founders: Deepak Garg and Gazal Kalra

Industry: Logistics

Founded Year: 2014

Blackbuck provides surface transport logistics services. It coordinates delivery trucks going between different cities using technology and operational processes. The company claims to be the largest trucking platform.

Blackbuck was founded by Rajesh Yabaji in 2014. The company received $285 Million in funding from different ventures in 6 rounds.

Flutura

Founders: Krishnan Raman, Srikanth Muralidhara and Derick Jos

Industry: Industrial IoT

Founded Year: 2012

Flutura is an Industrial IoT intelligence company which focuses on the machine to machine Big Data Analytics. Flutura’s IoT intelligence platform called Cerebra streams machine signals and derive actionable insights which help to optimize asset, process and operational efficiency using diagnostics, prognostics, and asset assessment.

Flutura was founded by Krishnan Raman, Srikanth Muralidhara, and Derick Jose in 2012. It was founded in Bangalore but now headquartered at Palo Alto, US. However, it has its development centre in Bangalore.

CueMath

Founder: Manan Khurma

Industry: Edtech

Founded Year: 2013

Cuemath was born with a vision to help students learn math the right way and overcome the difficulties they face due to traditional blackboard learning. It offers maths program designed for students from grades KG through 10. Cuemath uses math worksheets apps under the supervision of trained and certified teachers to make learning math super easy. Teachers who can also join the platform to earn money through it.

Cuemath was founded by Manan Khurma in 2013. Cuemath is available in 5 big cities of India including Chennai and Pune.

So this was a list of startups in Bangalore. Hope you liked it.

Author image

About Lakshya Singh

I am a visionary content creator and internet researcher.