Mumbai Startups | Entrepreneurs & Startups in Mumbai [Exhaustive List]

Mumbai is the financial hub of India and among the wealthiest city globally. Headquarters of the most of the financial institutions like Bombay Stock Exchange, RBI, National Stock Exchange, and the Mint are located in Mumbai. Even the HQs giant business groups like Tata Group, Aditya Birla Group, Essel Group and Reliance Industries are situated in this city. It has also became the startup hub of India and has given rise to numerous startups recently. Here we have listed down few successful startups in Mumbai.

Before proceeding, if you know any other startups in Mumbai, please let us know in the comment. We will connect with them to feature the startup in this list.

We have also covered startups from Pune, Nagpur and other major cities of India.

BOOKMYSHOW
Ola Cabs
Cleartrip
Saavn
Chillr
PepperFry
Toppr
GrabHouse
HOUSING
Weddingz
ImpactGuru
Guiddoo
BAJAAO
Ithaka
Heckyl Technologies
Fruzzante
Tsara
SpiceTree Design Agency
TAC Security
Monk Entertainment

BOOKMYSHOW

Founders: Ashish Hemrajani, Parikshit Dar & Rajesh Balpande

Industry: Ticket Booking

Funding: $224.5 Million

Bookmyshow Logo | Startups in Mumbai

BookMyShow is India's largest online entertainment ticketing brand. People can easily buy movie and shows’ tickets on their website. BookMyShow has also helped less popular theatres and their artists to gain an audience. The comapany provide ticket management software to cinemas. Along with that, the company promotes movies and shows on their website which generate a good revenue for them.

BookMyShow was founded by Ashish Hemrajani, Parikshit Dar and Rajesh Balpande. In 1999, they began from small room in Mumbai and now have spread themselves globally. BookMyShow acquired 7 startups including MastiTickets, Townscript, Burrp, and Nfusion.

You can read BookMyShow Startup Story to know more about BookMyShow in detail.

OLA

Founders: Bhavish Agarwal & Ankit Bhatia

Industry: Taxi Aggregator

Funding: $3.3 Billion

Ola Logo | Mumbai Startups

Ola is a taxi aggregator and bridges the gap between cab owners and commuters. Ola doesn't own any cars but partners with a number of taxi drivers and owners. The company also owns the food startup “Foodpanda”. Owned by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Ola was started in Mumbai, it is now headquartered in Bangalore. Ola has continuously been expanding its range of services. Ola have it's own e-wallet called Olamoney which makes it convenient for riders to pay for the rides.

The startup was founded by Bhavish Agarwal and Ankit Bhatia in 2010. You can read our Ola Startup Story to know more about the startup.

Cleartrip

Founders: Stuart Crighton, Hrush Bhatt & Matthew Spacie

Industry: Travel booking

Funding: $56.4 Million

Cleartrip logo | Startups in Mumbai

Cleartrip is an online travel booking company. It lets travelers book anything from flights to hotels. The startup started in Mumbai but now has offices in Bangalore, Gurgaon, and Dubai too. Along with B2C services, Cleartrip provide B2B services like "Cleartrip for Business". a corporate travel management tool. AgentBox is another B2B tool for travel agents.

Cleartrip was founded by Stuart Crighton, Matthew Spacie and Hrush Bhatt in 2006. It has raised a total of $56.4 million of funding from Concur Technologies Inc., DAG Ventures and Gund Investment Corporation.

Saavn

Founders: Rishi Malhotra, Vinodh Bhat, & Paramdeep Singh

Industry: Music Streaming

Funding: $110 million

JioSaavn logo | Mumbai Startups

Saavn is a music streaming freemium service which offers songs in Hindi, English and other regional languages. It works on freemium model. With the free version, there are ads and some limitations whereas, in the paid version, there will be better streaming quality and many other features. The company has the rights of over 50 million songs. Later, saavn was acquired by Jio for more than $1 billion and it became JioSaavn.

The startup was founded by Rishi Malhotra, Vinodh Bhat, and Paramdeep Singh in 2006 as "BODVOD Network". Before it was acquired, Saavn had raised funding of a total of $110 million.

Chillr

Founders: Mohamed Galib, Sony Joy, Lishoy Bhaskaran & Anoop Sankar

Industry: Fintech

Funding: $7.5 million

Chillr | Mumbai Startups

Chillr allows instant money transaction directly through the individual’s bank account through the app itself. However, after the launch of UPI system, Chillr is has nothing new to offer. But as Chillr was already running a kind of “UPI” system from 2013, they have a lot of Banks as their partners.

Its a brand run and owned by Backwater Technologies Pvt Ltd. Mohamed Galib, Sony Joy, Lishoy Bhaskaran and Anoop Sankar together started Chillr in 2014.

PepperFry

Founders: Ashish Shah

Industry: Furniture

Funding: $197 million

Pepperfry | Startups in Mumbai

PepperFry was founded with an idea to make furniture shopping online convenient for married couples who aim to start their life afresh with a new home. The company sells sells home décor and furniture. Launched in 2011, pepperfry is facing tough competition from FabFurnish and Urbanladder.

Ashish Shah, founder and CEO of PepperFry, is a graduate from Pune University. He later did a diploma course in Ghaziabad and has 15 years of work experience in the market.

Toppr

Founders: Hemanth Goteti and Zishaan Hayath

Industry: E-Learning

Funding: $65.1 million

Topper logo | Mumbai Startups

Toppr is an e-learning app trying to make studies fun with its interactive content. It provides study material to students from class 5th to 12th standard and also for students appearing for entrance examinations and scholarship exams.

The startup was founded by Hemanth Goteti and Zishaan Hayath, graduates from IIT Bombay. Toppr has raised a total of $65.1 million of funding mainly from Milestone Trustee Services and Alteria Capital.

GrabHouse

Founders: Prateek Shukla & Pankhuri Shrivastava

Industry: Real Estate

GrabHouse Logo | Mumbai Startups

With growing economic opportunities, people are moving from small towns and districts to big cities. For this, people require accommodation. GrabHouse helps people rent an apartment, find a PG and a house where they can stay while working or studying in the city. What was unique in GrabHouse was that they provided fully furnished sharing or private homes with only 2 months security deposit. This is what attracted everyone towards the company.

The startup was founded by Prateek Shukla and Pankhuri Shrivastava in 2013. In 2016, Quikr acquired GrabHouse for $10 million and rebranded it as QuikrHome. Now, the website of GrabHouse redirects users to Quikr's website.

HOUSING

Founders: Rahul Yadav + 11

Industry: Real Estate

Funding: $141 million

Housing.com Logo | Startups in Mumbai

Housing is a marketplace platform which has interactive maps allowing the visitor to look deep into the real estate market. People get a huge options of property on the website and can contact the owner to make the deal. Launched in 2012, the company claims to have more than 6,000 brokers with 1500 employees across 45 cities.

Housing.com is a the mind-work of Rahul Yadav along with his team of 11 Co-founders. The startup acquired Indian Real Estate Forum in 2015 for $1.2 million. They also acquired HomeBuy360 in the same year for $2 million. Later, housing merged with PropTiger.

Weddingz

Founders: Sandeep Lodha

Industry: Wedding

Funding: Acquired

Weddingz Logo | Mumbai Startups

India is the world’s largest destination for wedding marketing. Keeping this fact in mind, Weddingz was founded to make it easier to choose the wedding venue online. The soon-to-be-married couples can book venue, rooms and other wedding related items online quickly and fast.

Weddingz.in was founded by Sandeep Lodha. Sandeep is a graduate of Wharton Business School and IIT-Delhi. The startup was acquired by OYO in 2018. OYO bought 100% stakes of Weddingz in cash-and-stock deal.

ImpactGuru

Founders: Piyush Jain & Khushboo Jain

Industry: Crowdfunding

Funding: $2.5 million

ImpactGuru | Mumbai Startups

ImpactGuru provides  complete crowdfunding solutions to empower individuals, NGOs and social  enterprises to raise funds for medical emergencies, personal needs, creative projects or any social cause. It is also the first crowdfunding platform in India to launch a smartphone app for customers with AI supported storybuilder. Over 20,000 patients have benefited by 2 lac donors with ImpactGuru. Also, over Rs 150 crores / $20 million has been mobilized across 15 countries on this online platform.

The startup was founded by Piyush Jain and Khushboo Jain. ImpactGuru has raised a total of $2.5 million from various investors. If interested, you can read the Startup Story of ImpactGuru to know more.

Guiddoo

Founders: Vineet Budki, Nidhi Varma, Prashant Choudharya & Biswajeet Karmakar

Industry: Travel guide

Funding: $1.1 million

Guiddoo | Startups in Mumbai

Guiddoo is a platform to discover and book in-destination experiences. It was initially started as an audio guide. Later, it turned into an app pivoted to tours and activities booking. The app helps travelers to discover and book in-destination activities across 15 countries.

This Mumbai based startup was founded by Vineet Budki, Nidhi Varma, Prashant Choudharya and Biswajeet Karmakar. They have raised a funding of $1.1 million to expand their services in other countries. You can read Success Story of Guiddoo to know more about the startup.

BAJAAO

Founders: Ashutosh Pandey

Industry: Ecommerce

Funding: Bootstrapped

Bajaao Logo | Startups in Mumbai

Bajaao, a Mumbai-based ecommerce startup which sells musical instruments and other equipment online. The company also provides the servicing of musical instruments.

The startup was founded by Ashutosh Pandey in 2005. Aashutosh is himself a music lover and wishes to spread his love for music. So, he started his own commercial venture by selling instruments to young musicians and people who wish to take it up as a hobby.

Ithaka

Founders: Rahul Singh & Mithilesh Said

Industry: Travel

Funding: $325k

Ithaka Logo | Mumbai Startups

Ithaka is a chat-based travel planning app, that covers destinations from Thailand, Bali, Europe, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia and Turkey. The startup was launched as an in-destination experience booking website but later pivoted to travel planning. This free platform is for the people who want to plan and execute their own trips and not to book a pre-made packages.

Ithaka was founded by Rahul Singh & Mithilesh Said. Both the founders love to travel and found the inspiration of their startup while traveling. Rahul is the CEO of the company while Mithilesh is the CTO. You can read our Ithaka Startup Story to know more about Ithaka.

Heckyl Technologies

Founders: Mukesh Madras

Industry: Tech

Funding: $7.5 million

Heckyl Technologies Logo | Mumbai Startups

Heckyl Technologies is trying to get structured as well as unstructured data in real-time analytical products to financial institutions and corporates. Heckyl provides a Risk Early Warning System (EWS) Software Platform for managing credit risk. It gets millions of data as input for businesses from which it creates output to help credit risk team to identify potential defaulters.

Heckyl Technologies was founded by Mukesh Madras in 2010. The startup has received a total of $7.5 million in funding.

Fruzzante`

Founders: Priyanka Save & Nagesh Pai

Industry: Wine

Funding: Bootstrapped

Fruzzante` | Mumbai Startups

Fruzzante` is the world’s first and only producer of a cider-style alco beverage made from Sapodilla (chikoo) extracts. Fruzzante` is also the only company producing fruit-based (non-grape) bottled products in the wine category that is commercially available. It is both vegan and gluten-free which makes it a healthy choice. The company also make wines in other flavours like mango, pineapple and spice garden.

The startup was founded by Priyanka Save & Nagesh Pai in 2010. If you want to go deeper into the startup, you can read Startup Story of Fruzzante`.

Tsara

Founders: Tarun Jagwani and Natasha Jagwani

Industry: Jewellery

Funding: Bootstrapped

Tsara is a jewellery designing and manufacturing company. The main focus of Tsara is destination jewellery. The company has four lines of jewellery to complement various occasions and events and launches a new collection in every few months.

The startup was founded by the couple, Tarun Jagwani and Natasha Jagwani. The story behind this idea is that Natasha once lost her precious jewellery. So, the couple realised how important destination jewelries are. You can read the Tsara's Startup Story to know more about them.

SpiceTree Design Agency

Founders: Shiraz Khan

Industry: Digital Marketing

Funding: Bootstrapped

SpiceTree Design Agency is a digital marketing firm which provides services in all the areas of digital marketing. Some of its services are web designing, print, social media design, SEO, SMO, re-targeting, etc.

SpiceTree Design Agency was founded vby Shiraz Khan in 2004. The company was started with Shiraz's saving of Rs. 1,00,000. You can read Startup Story of SpiceTree Design Agency to know more about it.

TAC Security

Founders: Trishneet Arora

Industry: Cyber Security

Funding: $500k

TAC Security is cyber-security solutions provider with a mission to anticipate, resolve, and mitigate cyber security risks and challenges. This Mumbai based startup provides network, application and web security solutions to corporates, banks, startups, governments and law enforcement agencies.

Trishneet Arora founded TAC Security Solutions in 2013 at the age of 19. Trishneet has a strong inclination towards technology, gaming, and computers since he was a child. He is one of the youngest ethical cyber security experts in India. Its current client portfolio includes names such as Reliance Industries Limited, Gujarat Police, Punjab Police, AMUL, Avon Cycles, RALSON, and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), among others. TAC Security raised a funding of $500k from Vijat Kedia, MD, of Kedia Securities.

Monk Entertainment

Founders: Ranveer Allahbadia & Viraj Seth

Industry: Digital Marketing

Funding: Bootstrapped

Monk Entertainment | Startups in Mumbai

Monk Entertainment or Monk-E is a digital marketing startup which works with influencers and manages their marketing. Brands also connect with them and the company find the most suitable influencers for them. Along with that, they provide video production to influencers and brands.

The startup was co-founded by a popular YouTuber, Ranveer Allahbadia. He has a YouTube channel called "Beerbiceps" and his friends help him with managing it. So, he and his co-founder, Viraj Seth came up with the idea to help other fellow influencers. The startup is bootstrapped and was founded in 2017.

This is the list of successful startups in Mumbai. Hope you liked it.

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