Bangalore, also called as Bengaluru is the centre 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 just name it, most of the them will have have their headquarters located in Bangalore. Being the silicon valley of India, we have seen a lot of startups coming from from this city and making India proud on global level. So, how can we not cover the list of startups in Bangalore?
Bangalore is known for being the IT hub of the country, the city sees a lot of people migrating in search for a job. Babajobs.com makes finding blue collar job easy. 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 education qualification, pay, the location of work etc. and candidates can accordingly reply and get contacted. Recently it was acquired by Quikr.
Gaurav Kushwaha launched BlueStone in 2011 when online shopping was just picking up the pace in India. Bluestone sells an unmatched collection of certified jewelleries. BlueStone becomes one of the fastest growing online players, consistently achieving 2.5X revenues relative to previous year. BlueStone claims to have grown by 150 percent year-on-year. The startup is funded by Mr. Ratan tata.
YouPlus is a company based on video opinion search engine. It was started in 2014 by Shaukat Shamim, who is the co-founder and CEO of the company. The company filters videos produced and published online, and gives out only valid opinion to the public. The company looks into key-words matching in the video in order 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.
Initially started by Deepak Ravindran, a graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. It has now been acquired by NowFloats. It is a messaging app that is available to Android users as well as iOS users. The goal of the company connects you to 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. It started in 2014 and has made a huge name for itself in the city.
Vivek Prakash, a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee started this venture in 2012 with a base also in California, it is a management software company with best-class innovation and helps in recruitment and helps companies fast-track their growth. The company has around 200 employees and aims to become better and larger with time.
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 car for rental when they are going for an event or a few days in case their actual car has gone for repair or has been damaged. The customers has to pay according to an hour or days depending on the customer's requirement. It aims to give customers mobility, convenience, and independence. The company operates in 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.
Tookitaki focuses on data intelligence with Consumer Behaviour discovery and prediction being the main focus. It was launched in 2012 by Abhishek Chatterjee and Jeeta.They take up media platforms and do planned marketing for the clients. They make sure the target audience is engaged with them in the discussion and focus to build content on those lines.
Exotel was found in 2011 by Shivkumar Ganesan, Ishwar Sridharan and Siddharth Ramesh. Exotel helps to build a reliable connection with the customers over voice & SMS. The company primely 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, business intelligence. The company helps all type of organisation whether medium or small enterprises which enables them to run their business smoothly over SMS and voice recordings.
An academic networks for the doctor 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 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. Data Analytics company aims to expand itself further beyond the state of Seemandhra.
The word nanobi (nano + BI), represents the synopsis of the companies approach towards analytics. Nanobi Analytics was started by Vinod CV.
Gaurav Dahake, Prashant Singh and Srikanth Sethumadhavan founded BuyHatke, an online price comparison platform for products. The IIT Kharagpur guys who have been friends from college raised investment of $1Mn from Kris Gopalakrishnan in 2015. The auto apply coupon feature of the extension is something which is loved much by their users.
Zefo was founded in August 2015, by Rohit Ramasubramanian, Karan Gupta, Himanshu Joshi and Arjit Gupta. Zefo is an online indian startups which offers marketplace for second-hand goods. It counts Sequoia Capital, Beenext and Helion Ventures as its investor. 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.
Hansel Software Private Limited was founded by Ramamurthy, Parminder Singh and Mudit Mathur in 2015. It 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.
Ezetap is a mobile based payments company that aims to change the landscape of electronic payments in emerging markets. It collects electronic payments from any Debit or Credit card. Ezetap retails a pocket-sized point of sale (PoS), pin and magnetic strip scanner that 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.
The indian startup 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.
Amagi Media Labs Pvt. Ltd. was founded by K A Srinivasan, Baskar Subramaniam and Srividhya Srinivasan in 2008. Amagi 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.
TalView offers an online platform that enables users to conduct video interviews for pre-screening candidates before a job interview. Teleview was founded by Sanjoe Jose, Jobin Jose, Subramanian K and Tom Jose in 2012. Silent features of the product are that it let users to create interview and invite candidates, add questions and share, rate, compare and give a verdict.
FOunder - Krishna Kumar
Founded in 2009, 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.
Founder - Jagannath Raju
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 and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani, Blume Ventures. Systemantics has done robotics projects with the Government, as well as with companies such as Titan and Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL).
Founder - JayaJha
InstaScribe create professional e-books. InstaScribe provides a WYSIWIG editor and intuitive ways of directly editing the e-book, hence having 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.
Sector - Logistics
Founder - Deepak Garg and Gazal Kalra
Founded in 2014, Blackbuck provides of 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.
Founder - Krishnan Raman, Srikanth Muralidhara and Derick Jos
Sector - Industrial IoT
Founded in 2012, Flutura is an Industrial IoT intelligence company with focuses on machine to machine Big Data Analytics. It is headquartered at Palo Alto,US and has its development centre in Bangalore. Flutura’s IoT intelligence platform called Cerebra streams machine signals and derive actionable insights which help to optimize asset, process and operational efficiency by means of diagnostics, prognostics and asset assessment.
Founder - Manan Khurma
Sector - Edtech
Founded in 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. It uses math worksheets apps under the supervision of trained and certified teachers to make learning match super easy.
So this was a list of startups in Bangalore. 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.