The "God's own country", Kerala is also a very vulnerable place to natural disasters. However, the people there are "warriors of God" too. They face each and every problem and fight through it. Does it sound familiar? Yes, Entrepreneurs! They also face and fight each and every problem. Not everyone in Kerala is an entrepreneur, but the state has given amazing startups to the country. Here, we have a list of succesful startups in Kerala.
We have also covered successful startups from Kolkata, Lucknow and other major cities of India. Before you proceed, if you know any other startups in Kerala, please let us know in the comments below. We would love to cover them in this list of kerala startups.
Successful startups in Kerala
An app for the tyro chefs out there; an app that can list out possible recipes that can be prepared from whatever ingredients you have in hand. Using machine learning and image processing, RecipeBook provides a helping hand for anyone interested in cooking. RecipeBook was founded in December 2015, by Anoop Balakrishnan, Arun Ravi and Nikhil Dharman. Stimulated by their own experience of cooking meals using whatever condiments and items they had at hand, they decided to solve this problem faced by bachelors in PGs, students in hostels and nearly everyone who has to make meals. With more than a million installs, it has been recognized under Google’s ‘Editor’s Choice’ in play store. There’s even an offline shopping list which enables you to add ingredients to a list for the purpose of referencing.
As the name suggests, SurveySparrow is a tool which lets you create surveys and study them. SurveySparrow has the tagline “Turn surveys into conversations”. It simply depicts that they create surveys which are conversational hence interesting for the people to fill. The idea came into the mind of the Shabib Muhammed when his HR called him for the third time to fill the “boring” employee survey form.
Streaming music, videos and images through home network is common today. There are various companies in this market at present, catering to millions users across the globe. However, digital media receivers aren’t dirt cheap; they are expensive with the retail price growing exponentially as new features are being developed. To counter this expensive problem Inntot has created the breakthrough Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Receiver solution. The startup also offers services pertaining to consumer electronics and IoT. Currently based at InfoPark, Kochi, the endeavor launched in 2014, was the product of the combined efforts of Rajith Nair and Prasanth Thankappan. It was among the ten startups chosen for the Industrial Innovation Awards held in 2017.
Offering the gadget repair service from the comfort of sitting at home, Techmago has received accolades at events such as Startup Saturday Kochi, Techsparks 2016, Nasscom Product Conclave, and the World Startup Expo. To schedule the service, customers need to visit Techmago website, raise their complaint, schedule a free pickup as per their convenience, and once the repairs are done, a free drop service ensures that the repaired product reaches back safely to the right hands. With benefits such as free diagnosis and cost estimation to avail, anyone in possession of a mobile, tablet, computer or laptop should take advantage of this venture.
A never back down spirit that lead to unprecedented achievement in spite of three failed attempts is the reason why Profoundis has been featured on this list. Launched in 2012, the key product of this startup, ‘Vibe’, provides verified data through APIs and SaaS. And do you know, Vibe was launched in 2014. That means two years of futile efforts! The startup was acquhired by US based FullContact with the announcement of the same being made on 23rd August, 2016.
Entri is an online learning platform that is ‘adaptive’. It offers a variety of features such as dashboards that institutes can access to see student reports, a course structure that allows students to transition from being a novice to an expert in any topic of their choice, and a test preparation platform for exams such as IIT JEE, PSC, SSC and others. Entri can be used either as a web app or a mobile app, thus providing greater flexibility. This initiative of Mohammed Hisamuddin and Rahul Ramesh has been rewarded byMartin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. Moreover, it is being supported by ‘LearnLaunch’, and is a member of Facebook’s program for the most promising mobile apps.
This fintech startup from Kochi is helping the business to take better care of their employees by reimbursing the expenses hasslefree online. It provides a mobile wallet and a card using which employess can make payment. All expenses and tracked and the employees of the company save a lot on taxes.
This Ernakulum based robotics startup is working hard to create new robotic solutions and technologies. The company supports the idea of humans and the robot’s coexistence. Also, they help and take help from different research institutions for their development. The company was started in 2012 and was selected as the top 5 startups of 2012 in the StartupVillage, incubation center.
Mashinga is a computer software company. It was also incubated at the StartupVillage. Mashinga provides a suite of tools to manage your meetings and make them interactive. Their tools help you to manage and schedule everything prior to the meeting and also help you during the meeting to present everything perfectly.
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So, this was our list for successful startups and entrepreneurs in Kerala. Hope you enjoyed reading it on StartupTalky.