Chennai Startups | Successful Startups in Chennai [Exhaustive List]

The Tamil capital has shown a considerable rise in the past couple of years regarding start-up culture in the country. The Tamil Nadu government itself has been promoting the startup ecosystem in the state. Hence, we can see a sudden uprise in the number of startups in Chennai. So here are some startups that made it to the chart.

You can also let us know in the comment if we have left any Chennai startup in this list. We would love to include them in this list of startups.

We have also covered startups from Kolkata, Lucknow and other major cities of India.

Sulekha
NetMeds
Lawbot
Wandertrails
Pipecandy
BigFDay
Avaza
BankBazaar
Adjutas
Skill Angels
Zoho
Waygum
Flintobox

Sulekha

Founder: Satya Prabhakar

Year Founded: 1996

Industry: Service Directory

Sulekha Logo | Chennai Startups

Satya Prabhakar is the founder and CEO of Sulekha. It is a platform for consumers and business to connect with each other. Sulekha employs more than  1,300 people and has 14 offices around the globe including United States, Canada, UK, and UAE. Presently, the company is going through losses.

Satya is originally from Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Satya got his B.E. from NIT, Trichy and has worked with Philips. He gained admission into all the top four IIMs (Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, and Lucknow) but chose to do MS in Computer Science at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

NetMeds

Founder: Pradeep Dadha

Year Founded: 2015

Industry: Online Pharmacy

Netmeds | Startups in Chennai

Netmeds is an online pharmacy which delivers all the pharmacy products on the door of the customers. Netmeds has a wide range of healthcare products on its site. With its good marketing all around the country with Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a brand ambassador, the startup is swiftly moving towards success.

Netmeds was founded by Pradeep Dadha. He used to work at Dadha & Co. which is his family business. Dadha & Co. is another reason for the success of Netmeds because its products are trusted by the people from 100s of years. You can read our Startup Story of Netmeds to know about it.

Lawbot

Founder: Manasvini Krishna

Year Founded: 2016

Industry: LegalTech

Lawbot Logo | Startups in Chennai

Manasvini Krishna is a lawyer and an entrepreneur, who did his Bachelor of Legislative Law from National Law University, Bhopal. He later went for his Masters at University of Oxford. Before starting his own venture, he started Samvad Partners in 2012. In 2016, he started Lawbot.ai.

Lawbot.ai is a legal AI platform which analyzes contracts with machine learning and natural language processing. It provides legal artificial intelligence powered by contract analysis.

Wandertrails

Founder: Vishnu Menon, Pranav Kumar, Sruti Chander, Hari Nair & Narayan Menon

Year Founded: 2016

Industry: Travel & Tourism

Wandertrails Logo | Startups in Chennai

Wandertrails is a travel tech business that builds on catering to individual interests of the customer that includes something unique in its schedule settings. It is an online platform enabling on-demand booking of experiences indigenous to a particular location as well as related experiential accommodation complimenting these experiences. Wandertrails is operating in a curated marketplace model with a strong emphasis on integrity and depth of listings. The authenticity of every experience is ensured. They do it through an on-ground audit and professional creative shoot. This year in March it raised $1 million dollars.

Pipecandy

Founder: Murali Vivekanandan, Ashwin Ramaswamy & Shrikanth Jagannathan

Year Founded: 2016

Industry: E-commerce Analytics

Pipecandy Logo | Chennai Startups

PipeCandy is an eCommerce focused predictive insights platform. It tracks over 5 lac modern eCommerce companies and delivers insights to marketers, investors & analysts. The founders of this successful startup are Murali Vivekanandan, Ashwin Ramaswamy and Shrikanth Jagannathan. The company also functions from San Francisco, California.

Pipecandy has raised around $1.1 million. It has attracted many investors curious about hunting down nuances in the system that can lead to an increase in sales hence higher chance for a deal. The 'Emergent Ventures India' is funding the startup with many other companies like 'IDG Ventures', 'Axilor Ventures' and the 'Indian Angel Network'.

BigFDay

Founder: Utkarsh Singhania

Year Founded: 2014

Industry: Event Management

BigFDay Logo | Startups in Chennai

BigFday is an online marketplace for event services let it be wedding, birthday, corporate event or just a night out with friends. BigFday will be helping occasional and professional planners with the required services for an event. Presently serving in Chennai they work with all 500+ venues and 100s of professionals in the event industry.

Utkarsh Singhania is the founder and CTO of BigFDay. He has pursued his MBA from Sikkim Manipal University. He got his graduation from Anna University.

Avaza

Founder: Ajit Narayanan

Year Founded: 2014

Industry: Tech

Avaza Logo | Chennai Startups

Avaza is a tech startup. It works for children who are challenged with communication disorders, autism develops language, cerebral palsy and down syndrome. It is India's first augmentative and alternative communication device for children with disabilities.

Ajit Narayanan is the inventor of Avaza. He is a graduate from IIT, Madras with  B.Tech in Electrical Engineering. Before starting Avaza, he was the CEO of Chongchong English in California. He was awarded the National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities by the President of India in 2010.

BankBazaar

Founder: Rati Shetty

Year Founded: 2008

Industry: FinTech

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BankBazaar is Chennai-based fintech which has made it presence felt across the country in just a few years. It allows customers to make payments, get loans through the online method. It basically functions like a bank, except the fact that you don’t have to go to different counters and work is done sitting at home quickly and fast.

Rati Shetty is the founder and Chief Product Officer at BankBazaar.com. She did her graduation from the University of Madras.

Adjutas

Industry: IT service

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The idea of Adjutas is to give the customer the best IT experience. It is trusted by more than 200 companies. This is an intelligent cloud-based helpdesk cum service desk and asset management software. It helps in all the major management areas like assets, vendor, etc. along with multi-channel support, and reports. The website allows you 14-day free trial so you know you are trusting the right brand and right company.

Skill Angels

Founder: Saravanan Sundaramoorthy

Year Founded: 2013

Industry: E-Learning

Skill Angels Logo | Startups in Chennai

Skill Angels is a Chennai based startup. It aims at helping kids in their cognitive development through various games present on their website. The startup was founded in the year 2013.

Skill Angels exists to transform the classroom students into the future employees. The company is working with a team of education visionaries, development experts and clinical psychologists who came together to go that extra mile, alter the average education experience and create champions of tomorrow.

Zoho

Founder: Sridhar Vembu and Tony Thomas

Year Founded: 1996

Industry: Software Development

Zoho | Chennai Startups

Zoho Corporation is unicorn SaaS founded by Sridhar Vembu and Tony Thomas in 1996. Zoho provides a suite of products business management for all your business needs. It includes email sending client, finance management tool, project management tool with over 40 million users across the globe. Zoho has over 40 million users around the globe. The Indian startup also has offices in Singapore, Japan, China, Tenkasi, Pleasanton and California.

Waygum

Founder: Sundar Krish

Year Founded: 2015

Industry: Industry Softwares

With the increase in the rate of smartphone usage, industries are also embracing tech for operations. Waygum.io provides a very smart way for factories to manage operations on mobile. With Waygum app, managers can easily keep a tab on everything that's happening in the factory. Their employees can report them easily on the same application. The founder, Sundar Krish is an IIT Madras graduate. Krish is currently working on his new startup AppSecFlo in Silicon Valley.

Flintobox

Founders: Arunprasad Durairaj, Vijaybabu Gandhi & Shreenidhi Srirangam

Year Founded: 2013

Industry: Education

Flintobox logo | Channai Startups 

Every child is special and can learn something new. But when parents let them use the internet, their imagination gets boundaries. Flintobox is a startup working to solve the same problem. Parents can order Flintobox which is a combination of different activity toys. The startup sends the box directly to your house every month. You can select the package which suits you the best.

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This is our list for successful startups in Chennai. Hope you liked it.

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