20+ Pune Startups | List of Entrepreneurs & Startups in Pune [2020 Exhaustive List]

The city of Pune is the cultural capital of Maharashtra and a buzzing hub of the automotive and IT sectors. Pune is a favorable destination for investments in India. It has paved way for several emerging startups coming to the market. The city’s close proximity to Mumbai adds to its advantage in trade, business and lifestyle, making it a good choice for investors to start business and indulge in entrepreneurship. This post talks about some of the startups in Pune.

Also read - If you are looking for a list of startups in Pune, here is our exhaustive list of all recently funded startups in Pune and other cities.

We have also covered startups in Delhi, Goa, and other major cities of India.

FirstCry
Letsintern
InTouchApp
Faasos
Helpshift
EarlySalary
MindTickle
DataTorrent
Happy Roots
Markets and Markets
Plobal Apps
Docplexus
Tork Motors
Repos Energy
ShoppinPal
Hotfut Sports
111 Start-ups
Dark Reflections
Brandup

FirstCry

Founder: Supam Maheshwari

Year Founded: 2010

Industry: Baby Products

Firstcry | Online Startup Company in Pune

FirstCry is Asia's largest online store for baby and kids products. It caters particularly to the needs of parents expecting kids or those with toddlers. In general, FirstCry offers a massive catalogue for children till their early teens. The venture was started by Supam Maheshwari and offers the best deals in products its customers want to buy for their children. The endeavor aims to ensure that the customer gets the widest choice of top rated brands and products at the best price in India. FirstCry is known for its service and timely delivery of products.

Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador of the company. FirstCry has the majority of its customer base in Pune. It is rapidly expanding operations and business in other metro cities too.

Letsintern

Founders: Rishabh Gupta, Mayank Batheja, and Pranay Swarup

Year Founded: 2010

Industry: Recruitment

Letsintern | Startups in Pune

Very few people know that Letsintern is a Pune based startup. Letsintern is a platform for students to grab their favorite internships. Over 12,000 organisations have tied up with the company to streamline the process of hiring interns and employees. The platform claims to get more than 280,000 visits on its website and mobile app every month.

Letsintern was founded by Rishabh Gupta, Mayank Batheja, and Pranay Swarup in 2010. In 2015, Aspiring minds, a job finding platform, acquired Letsintern. After the acquisition, the company’s headquarter was shifted to Gurgaon.

InTouchApp

Founders: Sarang Lakare

Year Founded: 2012

Industry: Mobile App

InTouchApp | Pune Startups

InTouchApp is a simple yet useful app which helps you manage your contacts. It was developed keeping businessmen and entrepreneurs in mind. InTouchApp allows you to easily save contacts from business cards. Along with that, it automatically updates the contacts and assists in managing both personal contacts and business contacts. The app is free of cost on all the platforms. As of now, it has over 1 million downloads and manages billions of contacts.

The app was founded by Sarang Lakare. Sarang has 12 years' experience of application development. He did his masters and PhD in Computer Science from Stony Brook University.

Faasos

Founders: Jaydeep Barman and Kallol Banerjee

Year Founded: 2011

Industry: Food Delivery

Faasos | Food Startup in Pune

Faasos is a “Food on demand” service. You can order any kind of food you like on through its app or website. Faasos operates in more than 15 cities of India and 200+ locations. The company promises to provide full refund up to Rs. 200 in case of late delivery. It shows how committed Faasos is towards giving customers the best service.

Faasos was founded by Jaydeep Barman and Kallol Banerjee in 2011. This Pune based startup has raised a total of $60 million funding. The Faasos brand is rapidly growing in India with the help of social media influencers.

Helpshift

Founders: Abinash Tripathy and Bishampayan Ghose

Year Founded: 2011

Industry: Business Solutions

Helpshift | Pune Startups

Helpshift is a business service provider. They offers smart solutions to businesses for maintaining and improving customer interaction. With the aid of Helpshift's AI chatbots and other personalized products, businesses can automate their customer service tasks and focus on what matters the most. The startup also provides other related services.

Helpshift was founded by Abinash Tripathy and Bishampayan Ghose. It has received a total of $38.5 million in funding from different ventures in Silicon Valley.

EarlySalary

Founders: Akshay Mehrotra and Ashish Goyal

Year Founded: 2015

Industry: Fintech

EarlySalary logo | Fintech Startups in Pune

EarlySalary is a fintech startup which provides short term loans to salaried people. With the help of EarlySalary app or website, people can apply for hassle-free and instant loans up to INR 1,00,000. No pre-payment fees are applied on the loan.

EarlySalary was founded by Akshay Mehrotra and Ashish Goyal. Akshay is the CEO of the company whereas Ashish is the CFO. The startup has raised $23.2 million from different ventures.

MindTickle

Founders: Mohit Garg, Krishna Depura, Nishant Mungali, and Deepak Diwakar

Year Founded: 2011

Industry: Business Solutions

MindTickle | Startup Company in Pune

MindTickle provides sales enablement solution that uses data-driven analytics to show how sales readiness programs are impacting revenue growth. It is a readiness platform that creates an excellent sales culture, thereby permitting products to be sold faster and with efficacy. It combines an award-winning platform and best practice methodologies to improve sales performance and knowledge resulting in improved customer engagement, higher win rates, and bigger deal sizes.

MindTickle was launched in 2011 by Mohit Garg, Krishna Depura, Nishant Mungali, and Deepak Diwakar. It has raised INR 174 crores in Series B funding. Some prominent investors include Accel Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Canaan Partners, and Qualcomm Ventures.

Elocals

Co-Founders: Avkash, Amit, and Kuldeep

Year Founded: 2017

Industry: eCommerce

Elocals is a hyperlocal ecommerce startup business based in Pune. It was founded in 2017 by a team of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Kozhikode alumni—Avkash, Amit and Kuldeep. The team is building a digital bridge between the local merchants and the local customers. Elocals is empowering the local merchants and resolving issues pertaining to both online and offline modes of shopping. With Elocals, small and medium sized enterprises affected by ecommerce giants will be able to compete and grow against their online peers. As a result, customers are enjoying fast deliveries of good services at lower prices. Elocals currently operates in Pune but is planning to soon provide services in other Indian cities too.

DataTorrent

Founders: Milind Mukund Barve and George Michael Kelakos

Year Founded: 2012

Industry: Computer Software

Data Torrent | Software Startup Company in Pune

DataTorrent captures real-time data and combines it with existing data to generate insights. DataTorrent is useful in companies where millions of events need to be monitored on a per-second basis. It is a YARN based application. It is open-sourced as Apache Project Apex. This software startup in Pune has received USD 24 million in funds from Morado Ventures, August Capital, and AME Cloud Ventures.

Happy Roots

Founder: Reema Sathe

Year Founded: 2016

Industry: Food

Happy Roots | Startups in Pune

Happy Roots started as Reema Sathe's vision to create a business model around healthy products. Happy Roots directly connects with local farmers to make delicious products like cookies, crackers, and other kinds of snacks.  

Reema Sathe, the founder of Happy Roots, has received several awards and recognition like Business Today’s Most Powerful Woman (2017), Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017, etc.


Also read: List of Food Startups in India


Markets and Markets

Founder: Sandeep Sugla and Aman Gupta

Year Founded: 2001

Industry: B2B Research

Markets and Markets | Pune Startups

MarketsandMarkets provides quantified B2B research and consulting. It provides data related to technology, new product offerings, and market performance. MarketsandMarkets currently serves 7500 customers worldwide. It includes 80% of global Fortune 1000 companies as its clientele. MarketsandMarkets provides high level analysis of major market segments and identification of opportunities.

It offers service to multiple industries such as aerospace, defense, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, mining, construction, healthcare, agricultural, automotive, and other industries. MarketsandMarkets provides reports on information related to market segmentation, patent analysis, forecasting solutions, market dynamics, and technology information. MarketsandMarkets has received a total of $56 million funding from FTV Capital, Zodius Capital, and Mantra Ventures.

Plobal Apps

Founder: Atul Poharkar

Year Founded: 2015

Industry: Software Development

Plobal Apps | IT Startup Company in Pune

Plobal Apps is an online commercial venture for both Android and iOS users. It promotes Shopify and has a number of features such as apply pay, promotional coupons, push notifications, etc. The aim of the app is to increase sales.

Plobal Apps was launched in 2015 by Atul Poharkar. Atul is a graduate from Fergusson College who later went on to do his engineering from Maharashtra Institute of Technology. The company has around 50 team members.

Docplexus

Founder: Phanish Chandra

Year Founded: 2013

Industry: Healthtech

Docplexus | Healthtech Startups in Pune

Docplexus is an online community for doctors across the country. It has more than 1 lac doctors from more than 1500 cities with 89 specialties registered on its platform. It is the largest community of doctors online and continues to grow.

Phanish Chandra, the CEO of Docplexus, is a social entrepreneur who aims to connect patients and the healthcare system in the country through this app. He has skills in software development and this was of great help to him in the app's development.


Also read: List of the top Healthtech Startups in India


Tork Motors

Founder: Kapil Shelke

Year Founded: 2009

Industry: Automobiles

Tork Motors | Pune Startups

Tork Motors is India's first electric motorcycle company. Kapil Shelke is the founder and CEO of Tork Motors. Tork Motors was founded in 2009 with a dream to work on a zero emissions vehicle that could perform on par with petrol machines.

The key to the success of Tork Motors is the engineering of the motorcycle which reduces the cost of the vehicle, thereby making it affordable for middle-class Indians.

Repos Energy

Founder: Aditi Bhosale Walunj and Chetan Walunj

Year Founded: 2017

Industry: Fuel Delivery

Repos Energy | Pune Startups

Repos Energy is a comparatively new startup in Pune. It gives doorstep delivery of fuel for industries to minimize diesel loss. Repos works on cloud based technology and IoT devices. The customer orders diesel via the Repos App and a Repos petrol pump operator reaches the customer location to complete the diesel delivery. Repos Energy uses smart fuel dispensers to make transactions quick and easy. Repos Energy currently offers door-to-door delivery of diesel in around 65 Indian cities. Ratan Tata has invested undisclosed amount in this startup.

ShoppinPal

Founder: Pulkit Singhal and Sriram Subramanian

Year Founded: 2012

Industry: Business Solutions

ShoppinPal | Product based Startup in Pune 

ShoppinPal provides software products for businesses to better understand their sales and management. Some of its products invluce Stockup, Prosxdata, POS-ERP Sync, eCommerce Sync, etc. It also provides a suite of these offerings.

Pulkit Singhal and Sriram Subramanian founded ShoppinPal in 2012.

Hotfut Sports

Founder: Pavit Singh and Nikhil

Year Founded: 2012

Industry: Sports

Hotfut Sports | Startups in Pune

HotFut is a sports development company which aims at providing world-class sports facility to the people in the country. It gives youngsters an integrated sporting experience that will help build sports in India at the grassroots level. The company also organizes tournaments for sports lovers and corporate events. Hotfut has an academy of its own where people come to play outdoor games.

Hotfut sports was launched in 2012 by Pavit Singh and Nikhil. Currently, Hotfut is operational in Pune, Hyderabad and Mumbai.


Also read: List of top Sports Startups


111 Start-ups

Founder: Nitin Lahoti & Vikrant Bhujbalrao

Year Founded: 2015

Industry: Funding

111 Startups | Pune Startups

111Startups is a not-for-profit organisation. It connects with more than 300 startups across the country and helps them get funding. The startup aims at encouraging entrepreneurship, promote risk-taking which is well calculated. The startup help mainly IT professionals, engineers, students and startups that are at their early stages.

It is an initiative to help tech startups by empowering them through validation, mentoring, co-working and funding. It is a joint effort of Mobisoft Infotech and Pesh Group. The company was founded in 2015 and headquarters at Pune.

Dark Reflections

Founder: Siddhi Shah

Industry: Designer

Dark Reflections | Startups in Pune

Pune based Dark Reflections Studio is a venture by Siddhi Shah, a designer. Originally from Chennai, Siddhi settled in Pune. The Studio sells dream catchers with the lowest price of a dream catcher being Rs. 300. It sells dream catchers for different occasions and in different sizes and colors. Dream catchers are generally used for décor and come in different sizes; hence the price is determined accordingly.

Brandup

Founder: Shiv Singh

Year Founded: 2006

Industry: Digital Marketing

Brandup Logo | Digital Startup in Pune

Brandup is a SEO and digital marketing company in Pune. Brandup ensures that you get unique and recurring visitors by applying the right digital marketing tactics. Brandup provides services like Digital Marketing , Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Organic Marketing, Startups support services, and Google and FB ads.


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This was our list of successful startups and entrepreneurs in Pune. We hope this post encourages your to move ahead with your business idea and achieve something great.

If you know about any other startups in Pune, please let us know in the comment. We will connect with them and feature them in this list.

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