Kolkata is the main financial and commercial hub of east and North-east India and home to the Calcutta Stock Exchange. Many new companies start their journey from the city of Joy. There are a large number of startups coming up in Kolkata. These are some of the startups that are from Kolkata and are doing great work in their field.
Alok Patnia, the founder and CEO of Taxmantra, is Chartered Accountant by profession and has used his work experience of a couple of years. He is an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta that aims to make its presence regarding tax and legal affairs global and international. The company is present in India, the United States and Singapore. The company helps its clients with fundraising, legal services and cross-border tax and legal compliances. The company is well-known in the state of West Bengal and in the country. It helps many Non-Resident Indians(NRIs) with tax and legal issues.
Sujay Santra is the founder and CEO of iKure Techsoft. He has done his graduation from IETE, Hyderabad. The company, iKure Techsoft was found in October 2010, which is a unique social enterprise that aims to help rural India to spread itself and make health care more affordable and accessible. It also aims to improve the quality of healthcare provided especially to women and children in rural areas. They have created Rural Clinics that have helped around 3.5 million people with good health care.
The city of Joy, Kolkata is known for it’s sweet especially Sandesh and Rosogolla. There are a variety of flavours to explore in the state and Sweethandi just adds colour to it. The booming e-commerce gives customers to place their order online and buy/sell sweets. It gives customers choices in flavour and a lot of variety as well. The e-commerce sells Bengali sweets across the country, from Kashmiri to Kanyakumari. The order can be customized according to place and geographical location. It has collaborated with all major sweet shops in the country and hence making a delivery across the country easy.
Meraqi digital is founded by Ankit Saraf with partner Snehja Sanganeria. The company has established itself during the peak of social media in our country. Within a short span, Meraqi digital that focuses on online platforms for marketing, content strategy, design, communication and brand strategy has made a huge name for itself in the market with clients such as P.C. Chandra Jewellers, and IRIS Hospital and The Corner Courtyard. The company helps people design their logos and make an impactful presentation that will their clients market outreach and their business make a profit.
Somdev Dutta Gupta is the founder of the company Tripmamu. Tripmamu wants to make your holiday extremely joyful, memorable and exciting. Therefore, the Tripmamu helps you get the right travel agent to get your desired holiday destination at the right price. It is a leisure holiday marketplace which allows a customer to connect with each other through the online platform. The travel agents also get to be part of the venture in big numbers.
Abhisek Jalan is the co-founder of Pickji which is a home delivery company. All of us, have to do grocery shopping for daily needs at home. What will be better than those goods being dropped on our doorstep? Pickji makes it easier for you to have goods dropped at home. The company has made its online delivery method easy, fast and low-priced. A pick from the nearby store can be done from the app within minutes and will reach your doorstep immediately. It is available on iOS and Android phones.
Om Agarwal is the founder of EazyCoach. It helps them make their child excel in their curriculum in a country like India where parents want their children to excel and be best. EazyCoach helps students across the country to pick from the given coaching institutes as well as colleges and schools. It is an easy way to provide access to educational institutes in the country. Many students who transfer from one city to another because of their parent's job, also have to transfer with them. It, therefore, makes it easy from them to find a school in the place of work through the app so that transfer can be easy and smooth.
Zeroinfy was founded in June 2015 by Rohit Bajaj, Abhishek Bajaj and Aditya Bajaj. Zeroinfy is an educational platform where students connect with each other for exam prep and courses such as medical entrance examinations, chartered accountancy, engineering, masters of business administration etc. It has tie-ups with major teachers across various cities in the country, the course also encourages peer-to-peer learning through notes been given to students. It aims to help spread wings of students in terms of education.
Varun Choudhary is the founder and CEO of MindHour. It has made education and logical reasoning an aim to establish its app and website. The focus of the app and the company is not just on urban but also rural areas. It aims to spread education through this portal online. It has around 25,000 questions for students from class 6th to 12th. The company has around 10,000 users that have been built in around 6 months time. We wish the company all the best with their commercial venture.
This is our list for successful startups in Kolkata. If you know any other startups in Kolkata, please let us know in the comment. We will connect with them to feature their story.