Delhi is on its way to becoming the next hottest startup destination in the country with more than 1500 startups. The list contains some of the most successful startups which are doing great and might make a huge mark in the business world.
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Founders: Deepinder Goyal, Pankaj Chaddah and Gaurav Gupta
Founded in: 2008
Industry: Food Delivery
Zomato was first started Foodiebay which was an online marketplace to search and review restaurants. As of now, Zomato is the biggest Food delivery startup of India and among the tops in the world. If you’re a crazy foodie, chances are you would have already come across Zomato. Zomato is operational in over 20 countries across the globe since it was founded. They have also got into events, payment and grocery sourcing for restaurants. With over millions of dollars of funding. the company currently stands at a valuation of over $2 Billion dollars.
Zomato (Foodiebay) was founded by Pankaj Chaddah, Gaurav Gupta and Deepinder Goyal in 2008. Deepinder came up with the idea of Foodibay as his colleagues consistently asked for paper menu leaflets of different restaurants, to order food. Hence, he created an app and converted these restaurant paper menus into a digital app.
Founders: Azhar Iqubal, Anunay Arunav and Deepit Puryakshatha
Founded in: 2013
InShort aggregates breaking and trending news from all the preferred news site into a crisp 60-word skeleton for the busy readers and provide personalized news based on your preferences. Their AI engine intuitively understands what you like reading, and delivers more of that in a single feed. InShort is just the perfect solution for your quick dose about the events happening around you. It has infused over $20 million dollars funding by the founders of Flipkart, Sachin and Binny Bansal being the main catalyst in the deal.
InShorts was founded by Azhar Iqubal, Anunay Arunav and Deepit Puryakshatha in 2013. Anunay did his M.Tech from IIT Delhi and Deepit did the same from IIT Kharagpur. Azhar on the other hand, dropped out of IIT Delhi.
Founders: Bipin Preet Singh & Upasana Taku
Founded in: 2009
Mobikwik is a virtual mobile wallet which is available to use at more than 2,50,000 online and offline avenues. It was founded by a husband and wife, Bipin Preet Singh & Upasana Taku. MobiKwik sees an average transaction size of Rs 700. The company claims to be growing at a steady rate of 20 percent MoM, which is lower than the growth rate during demonetisation. The company was started with the seed funding of $250k which Bipin invested on his own. After that, Mobikwik has received a total of over $115 million in 6 rounds of funding.
Founder: Kunal Bahl
Founded in: 2010
Snapdeal was founded by Kunal Bahl as a platform for daily deals and coupons, in 2010. After seeing a good success, the founder thought of expanding the company as an online ecommerce store in 2011. The company received its first funding in 2011 which was of $12 million from Nexus Venture Partners and Indo-US Venture Partners. Currently, the company is facing a downfall in sales. However, it still one of top 10 ecommerce company in India.
Founder: Kevin Mittal
Founded in: 2008
Industry: Social Media
Hike is a messaging app and a social network. The company was started by Kavin Mittal. Kavin Mittal did his master's from Imperial College, London. He is the son of Bharti Enterprises' founder and chairman, Sunil Mittal. Hike raised its first round of funding of $7 million from Bharti and Softbank. It received another $14 million from the same investors. After that, they have raised more than $200 million mainly from Tiger Global, Tencent and Foxconn.
Founder: Sahil Chalana
Founded in: 2014
Collegedunai is a college search engine which helps students find the perfect college. Collegedunia gather information on higher education in India and abroad. They claim to feature more than 20,000 colleges, institutes and universities, along with data on one million fees structure on its platform. The startup was founded by Sahil Chalana in 2014. Sahil is graduated from BITS Pilani. He bootsrapped Collegedunia as a lead generation platform for educational institutes. However he later received a funding of Rs. 1 Crore from Umang Kumar.
Founders: Akhil Malik, Dharmveer Singh Chouhan, Paavan Nanda, Varun Tiwari, Chethan Singh Chouhan & Abhishek Bhutra
Founded in: 2013
Zostel is India’s first chain of backpacker’s hostels offering secure, hygienic and pocket-friendly accommodation. It's the go-to place for backpackers to let their inner wanderlust on a pocket-friendly budget. Since its inception in 2013, it has become one of the most successful companies in Delhi, expanding its network to over 20 Indian cities.
Founders: Nitin Saluja and Raghav Varma
Founded in: 2012
Industry: Food delivery
Chaayos is an online tea delivering and a cafe chain started out in Delhi. The company aims at providing authentic taste without making you spend a lot on it. Even though in a recent survey by NDTV, it was found that 51% of the population consumes coffee. Chaayos is just for all those ‘Chaifreaks’ who look for the authentic Indian taste.
With Starbucks and Cafe Coffee Day having sky-high prices, Chaayos is just what the middle-class Indian population is looking for. Since the company has started out, it has established its chain of cafes in 6 Indian cities.
Founder: Rana Atheya
Founded in: 2007
Online food delivery for people, sounds too mainstream right? But now Dogspot has given your pets some more reasons to love you because even pets can get their food delivered online. Dogspot is India’s largest online store for pet supplies. This startup in Delhi has eminently brought change in pet care and making pet ownership easy.
Funded by Business Tycoons like Ratan Tata and Ronnie Screwvala the company has taken huge leaps since it was founded.
Founders: Sachin Bhatia, Hitesh Dhingra and Rahul Kumar
Founded in: 2013
Industry: Dating App
Known as the Indian version of Tinder, Trulymadly is considered the best dating and matchmaking app in India. Unlike tinder and other dating apps wherein the results are flooded with hundreds of potential matches for you, TrulyMadly only showcases up to 10. The app requires you to fill up your profile through a series of questionnaires and based on the results to find the ideal match for you.
Founders: Shreya Mishra, Pranay Surana and Tushar Saxena
Founded in: 2015
Started in 2015 with a goal to do something different from most startups these days. Flyrobe offers renting clothes for the wedding and other important ceremonies. They sell high-quality material and have partnered with big labels such as Ritu Kumar, Masaba Gupta, and many others. It has achieved a milestone of more than 5,00,000 app downloads.
Founders: Enda Noone and Nilisha Kholi
The duo started the company in Delhi with a goal to work and curate a brand out of handmade handicrafts to revive fading Indian crafts in the market. The two took a sabbatical from work and in 2013 began working on the project. Launched in 2014, Ikka Dukka has an amazing affordable-priced jewelry collection starting from Rs. 1,800. Ikka Dukka sells home décor, jewelry and bags. This startup in Delhi is upscaling the popularity of handmade handicrafts.
Founder: Karan Kholi
Imperial Knots is an e-commerce website that sells rugs and carpets. All Imperial Knots products are representative of artistic designs, aesthetic colors, and comfort, creating a high standard of floor coverings for your beautiful homes. The brand offers over 5,000 exclusive designs and is relentlessly creating new designs in line with changing market trends. Both its flat weave rugs and hand tufted modern carpets have attained immense popularity in recent years. The company has tie-ups with various websites such as Pepperfry, Amazon, Urban Ladder and Ikka Dukka to sell.
Founder: Paras Chopra
Founded in: 2010
Industry: Software Development
Wingify provides Visual Website Optimizer that helps marketing professionals to increase sales and conversions on their websites using various techniques like A/B testing, which helps increase conversion/sales. Wingify is offering a multivariate testing tool like behavioral targeting, track visitors, usability testing, et cetera.
So, this was our list of some successful Delhi Startups. Hope you liked it.