Gurgaon aka Gurugram is a financial and technological hub of India. As much as the city is famous for its nightlife, it is also famous for the corporate offices of MNC's, which has Gurgaon as the third highest per-capita income in India. However, most people already know about those giants, so we are going to list some successful startups which have made it big in the market.
Founder - Abhiraj Bhal, Raghav Chandra and Varun Khaitan
UrbanClap is a marketplace to find and hire verified professionals to get your task done hassle-free. From wedding planners to divorce lawyers, you can choose professionals from over 100 categories. The company claims to have over 100,000 verified professionals so that you don't have to worry about the quality of work. It is available in 10 cities across India and has also expanded to Dubai. With over 100 live services and over a million satisfied customers, UrbanClap tops the list of companies in Gurgaon.
Founders: Deepak Garg, Gazal Kalra
Rivigo is a technology company founded in 2014, that is building the material movement pipeline of India. Making logistics human, faster, safer and cost-effective through excellence in technology, data, culture and operations. They have raised over $216 million over 6 rounds of funding. They service multiple industries like e-commerce, automotive, FMCG et cetera.
They strive to continue to improve job prospects for the truck drivers and help them move up the economy.
Want to hear how Rivigo has impacted their lives? Heres a story by on of their truck drivers:
Founder: Sauraubh Arora and Rahul Narang
Lybrate helps patients to consult with doctors online. You can have an on-call session to get into a one-on-one interaction or even communicate anonymously with doctors from various specialties. Their aim is to create a one-spot destination, where doctors can grow their practice by increasing the outreach to patients across the country and also help the users to get quick, quality medical advice without having to break a sweat by going back and forth to a clinic.
Founder: Sahil Goel, Gautam kapoor and Vishesh Khurana
KartRocket is a DIY eCommerce solution that enables you to easily create an online store, design & customize it in less than 10 minutes. Along with building websites, the company provides end to end eCommerce solutions with all the features you require to run your business, like free payment gateway integration, a mobile app to manage your store and automated shipping solutions. Founded in 2012, KartRocket has given wings to more than 3000+ store owners across India. This startup in Gurgaon has raised $14.2M in 5 rounds of funding.
Founders: Bhola Meena, Udai Meena, Vipin Agarwal
OnlineTyari is a web and a mobile app platform that provides a complete solution for online preparation for different competitive exams. They provide authentic and latest study materials crafted by partnering with the best coaching institutes, independent tutors and publishers. They have raised over $2million over 2 rounds of funding.
Heres their success story: OnlineTyari success story
Founder: Uday Lakkar and Amber Sajid
CoHo is India’s first chain of "co-living" spaces. It stands for Comfortable Houses. The company has created a vibrant chain of fully-furnished rental accommodations, with utility services, an online concierge, and most importantly, the community living experience by getting a bunch of like-minded individuals together. Moreover, if you want to invest your property, they will help you furnish your property and then acquire customers. Currently, this co-living startup serves Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and Bangalore.
Founder: Pranay Sharma
I might be the only person who hates going shopping during sales. The only reason is parking. If you also have parking problems then, this startup in Gurgaon called “Parkzap” can help you a lot. You can easily find the nearest, vacant parking spot, also pay for the ticket online. Phew! A big headache is gone.
Founder: Deep Kalra
MakeMyTrip, India’s leading online travel company was founded in the year 2000 in Gurgaon. The company provides online travel services including flight tickets, domestic and international holiday packages, hotel reservations, rail and bus tickets. They have become on of the most successful companies in India. MakeMyTrip also have offices in New York, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Bangkok, and Dubai.
Read their inspiring story on creating one of the most successful companies in India: MakeMyTrip success story
Founder: Anirudh Gupta and Michael Pargal Lyngdoh
This startup in Gurgaon is really helpful for people who hate travel surprises. If you want to know someone else’s experience of travelling to a particular place before going there, tripoto is just perfect for you. You can prepare yourself before going to the place according to the problems they faced. You can also discover travel itineraries, become a travel expert, meet travellers and publish your own trip stories.
Founders: Jaswinder Chadha and Navi Chadha
Founded in 2010, Axtria is a big data analytics company that combines domain knowledge, analytics and technology to help clients make better data-driven decisions for sales, marketing, customer relations, revenue, risk and supply chain management. The company counts 8 of the top 10 global Life Sciences companies and 2 of the Top 5 global banks as our customers with over more than 1000 employees all around the globe.
Founders: Abhay Tamaria, Kartik Venkataraman, Sandeep Srinivasa
RedCarpet lends to customers in India to finance their online purchases e-commerce, travel, et cetera. The finance and credit companies are unable to service a vast majority, about 90% due to lack of data. RedCarpetUp claims to have access to the data that is required to service the customers who never had access to credit before. They acquire the data by asking for permission of the user in every step of the way. Only after the user consents, they will capture and store the data. According to their website, they believe in "Design for Honesty", that is to say that they are aware of the responsibility they have to the user, in terms of safeguarding the customers data. They have raised over $2.5 million over 3 rounds of funding.
Founder: Shourrya Sachdeva
So far we have talked only about tech startups, but as A foodie, I would love to include Crepe-fe which provides an authentic flavor of the global dessert. Started in 2017 , Crepe-fe sells Belgium Waffles, American Bagels, Italian Gelato and French Crepes. It has mastered the taste of western breakfast and desserts and plans to open 50+ retail stores by 2022 in India and at least 3+ retail stores aboard.
So, this was our list of successful startups in Gurgaon. Despite being a city crowded with MNCs, these startups have reached a height to stand and compete with the giants. If you know any other startup in Gurgaon, Please let us know in the comments below and we would love to feature them in this list of startups in Gurgaon.