Delhi is on its way to becoming the next hottest startup destination in the country with more than 1500 startups. The list contains some startups which are doing great and might make a huge mark in the business world.
Founders: Akhil Malik, Dharmveer Singh Chouhan, Paavan Nanda, Varun Tiwari, Chethan Singh Chouhan and Abhishek Bhutra
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
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.
Founders: Deepinder Goyal and Gaurav Gupta
Zomato is an online marketplace to search and review restaurants. If you’re a crazy foodie, chances are you would have already come across Zomato. It is operational in over 20 countries across the globe since it was founded. They have also got into food delivery, 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.
Founder: Rana Atheya
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: Azhar Iqubal, Anunay Arunav and Deepit Puryakshatha
InShort aggregates breaking and trending news from all the preferred news site into a crisp 60-word skeleton for the busy readers and provide a personalized based on your preferences. Their AI engine intuitively understands what you like reading, and delivers more of that in a single feed.NewsInShort 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.
Founders: Sachin Bhatia, Hitesh Dhingra and Rahul Kumar
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 find the ideal match for you.
Founders: Shreya Mishra, Pranay Surana and Tushar Saxena
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 claims to have 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: Sharika Dhar
The Invito provides high-quality designer wedding cards at an affordable rate starting from INR 200. The Invito, with its fabulous wedding card collection and low price, has picked up a pace in Gurgaon. Sharika Dhar plans to extend The Invito wing throughout the NCR region. This is one of the companies in Delhi that is quickly making its mark.
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
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.
Founder: Pankaj Sharma
Started in 2007, LeadInvent has developed a unique molecule simulation technology named LIDiscoverEngine which enables scientists to discover and develop novel patentable compounds for various therapeutic areas.
The team consists of scientists and faculty from IIT Delhi’s Supercomputing Facility. LeadInvent has been awarded multiple grants from the Government of India including SBIRI, BIPP, and CRS programs.
Founder: Atit Jain
Gigstart is a marketplace that facilitates a connection between entertainers and party planners. From the time it was started in 2014, the company has improved its client base and includes brands such as Maruti, TATA, and Etihad Airways. The company has over 4000 artists listed and handles the contract as well as the payment getaway.
In August of 2016, Celebrity management firm Kwan Entertainment & Marketing Solutions has acquired 85% stake in the Delhi-based entertainment startup Gigstart for an undisclosed amount.
Founders: Rachit Mathur and Snehil Khanor
Findyahan is a hyper-local marketplace for lifestyle services. It is a location-based discovery platform that connects skilled individuals and home businesses to their target customers easily and effectively. In 2016, Zimmber acquired FindYahan for an undisclosed amount.
So, this was our list of some successful Delhi Startups. We keep adding and updating the list from time to time. Apart from these startups, if you know any other startups in Delhi that are making a difference please let us know in the comments below. We would love to cover them in the list.