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

Pune city is the cultural capital of Maharashtra and is also a buzzing hub of automotive and IT sectors. Pune is the next favourite destination for investments in India. It gives a high possibility of new emerging startups coming to the market. The city’s close proximity to Mumbai adds to its advantage in trade, business and lifestyle which makes the investors best place to make business. These are some of the startups that are emerging in Pune.

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

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

FirstCry
Letsintern
InTouchApp
Faasos
Helpshift
EarlySalary
MindTickle
Happy Roots
Plobal Apps
Docplexus
Tork Motors
ShoppinPal
Hotfut Sports
111 Start-ups
Dark Reflections

FirstCry

Founder: Supam Maheshwari

Year Founded: 2010

Industry: Baby Products

Firstcry | Pune Startups

Firstcry is Asia's largest online store for baby and kids products. They cater to the needs of their buyers especially parents buying for their kids or before the kid is born up to his/her early teens. Firstcry, a venture started by Mahindra. offers the best deal for the products that their customers want to buy for their children. Their endeavour is to ensure that their customer gets the widest choice of top rated brands and products at the best price in India. They do timely delivery of the products and provide good service.

Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador of the company. FirstCry has most of it’s customer base in Pune and has made a huge mark in the city. They are expanding their business in other Metro cities too.

Letsintern

Founders: Rishabh Gupta, Mayank Batheja & Pranay Swarup

Year Founded: 2010

Industry: Recruitment

Letsintern | Startups in Pune

Letsintern is a platform for students to get their favourite internships. Over 12,000 organisations have engaged with the company to get interns and employees. The platform claims to get more than 280,000 visits on their site and mobile app, per 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 is made keeping businessman and entrepreneurs in mind. We can easily save other contacts from their business cards. Along with that, it auto update the contacts and helps you manage your 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 Ph. D in Computer Science from Stony Brook University.

Faasos

Founders: Jaydeep Barman & Kallol Banerjee

Year Founded: 2011

Industry: Food Delivery

Faasos | Startups in Pune

Faasos is a “Food on demand” service. You can order any kind of food you like on their 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 promising they are towards their service.

The startup was founded by Jaydeep Barman and Kallol Banerjee in 2011. The startup has raised a total of $60 million funding.

Helpshift

Founders: Abinash Tripathy and Bishampayan Ghose

Year Founded: 2011

Industry: Business Solutions

Helpshift | Pune Startups

Helpshift is a business service provider company. They provide smart solutions to the businesses to interact with their customers. With the help of Helpshift's AI chatbots and other personlised products, businesses can automate their customer service and focus on what matters the most for them. 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 | Startups in Pune

EarlySalary is a fintech startup which provide short term loans to salaried people. With the help of EarlySalary app or website, people can apply for loans upto INR 1,00,000 hassle-free and instantly. There are no pre-payment fees applies on the loan.

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

MindTickle

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

Year Founded: 2011

Industry: Business Solutions

MindTickle | Pune Startups

MindTickle aims at 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 which makes the product sell faster and better with efficacy. It combines an award-winning platform and best practice methodologies to improve the 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 e raised INR 174 crores in Series B funding. Some of the prominent investors include Accel Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Canaan Partners and Qualcomm Ventures.

Happy Roots

Founder: Reema Sathe

Industry: Food

Happy Roots | Startups in Pune

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

The founder of Happy Roots, Reema Sathe has received many awards including Business Today’s Most Powerful Woman (2017), Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017, etc.

Plobal Apps

Founder: Atul Poharkar

Year Founded: 2015

Industry: Software Development

Plobal Apps | Pune Startups

Plobal Apps is an online commercial venture for both Android and iOS users. It aims at using 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 and

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

Docplexus

Founder: Phanish Chandra

Year Founded: 2013

Industry: Online Community

Docplexus | Startups in Pune

Docplexus is an online community for doctors across the country. It has more than 1 lac doctors registered from more than 1500 cities with 89 specialties. It is the largest community of doctors online aims at spreading further.

Phanish Chandra is the CEO and a social entrepreneur who aims at helping patients and the healthcare system in the country with this app. He has skills in software development and has worked earlier in technology helping him with the app development.

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 making it more affordable for middle-class Indians.

ShoppinPal

Founder: Pulkit Singhal & Sriram Subramanian

Year Founded: 2012

Industry: Business Solutions

ShoppinPal | Pune Startups

ShoppinPal provides software products which help the businesses to better understand their sales and management. Some of its product are Stockup, Prosxdata, POS-ERP Sync, eCommerce Sync, etc. They also provide the suite of these products.

Pulkit Singhal and Sriram Subramanian founded ShoppinPal in 2012.

Hotfut Sports

Founder: Pavit Singh & 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 which will help build sports in India at the grassroots level. The company also organizes tournaments for sports lovers and corporate events. They have their own academy 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.

111 Start-ups

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

Dark Reflections | Startups in Pune

Pune based Dark Reflections Studio is a venture of Siddhi Shah, who is a designer . Originally from Chennai, Siddhi settled herself 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 of different sizes as well as colours. Dream catchers are used for décor usually and come in different sizes, the price hence is determined accordingly.

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