We all have heard of startups at some point in our life. It was and still is one of the most demanding career options and why it shouldn’t be, the Indian startup industry is worth about 5 billion US dollars as of 2020.
It seems this industry has taken a serious hit due to the pandemic where it lost its value in about 3 billion US dollars, but this is not going to slow down the growth of startups. A startup is a company where young, passionate entrepreneurs develop a product or service which makes life easier for its users.
It’s an idea that solves any existing problem in society. Below are some of the biggest, up, and emerging startups from India and around the globe that are hell-bent on impacting the world. Let’s check them out!
1) Firstcry.com One of the biggest Startups
Founded and formed by Supam Maheshwari in 2010, the First cry is now ” Asia’s biggest online store for kids and baby products”.
With 380 stores out of which 350 are franchise stores, the First cry has had a significant impact on the ever-growing baby products industry. The company now values at around 1.9 billion dollars.
Ashish Jhina and Karthik Venkateswaran founded Jumbotail in 2015. It is an online wholesale grocery and food platform which connects and caters to the needs of more than 30000 neighborhood stores or more popularly known as Kirana stores in India.
These brilliant entrepreneurs had the amazing idea of mixing technology and tradition, hence Jumbotail was born. Its funding is around 34 million dollars.
3) Loan Frame
Loan Frame, a Delhi-based company, was founded in 2015 by co-founders, Shailesh Jacob, Akshun Gulati, and Rishi Arya. It is a fintech company whose main motto is to help SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) grow their businesses by backing them up with leading global private equity and venture capital investors.
With well over 20k loans to SMEs, this startup is continuing its growth in 2021 with around 22 million dollars in funding.
25-year-old engineering graduate Rahul Varma soon realized that the education system in India is outdated and does not produce skilled workers but rotten learners. He founded Unschool, an ed-tech platform where anyone can upskill and become work-ready! It provides industry-relevant skills which keep up with the ever-changing world.
What sets this eLearning platform apart from others you ask? It provides outcome-based learning that motivates their students to complete the entire course also it helps them in getting internships with various MNCs.
Founded in 2019 in Hyderabad this young company aims to change the learning world and seeing this it seems they are on the right track.
5) Yellow Messenger
Raghu Ravinutala, Jaya Reddy, and Rashid Khan co-founded Yellow Messenger in 2015 in Bengaluru. The main motive behind this startup was to ease communication among employees and the customers by providing conversational automation to its customers.
They provide a plethora of services like telephony smart assistant, chat smart assistant, and WhatsApp for business automation. Yellow Messenger boasts an impressive clientele of big companies across the globe like McDonald’s, food panda, and Sephora.
Eatigo is a restaurant reservation application that operates all over Asia. It was founded in 2013 in Bangkok by co-founders Michael Cluzel, Judy Tan, Siddhanta Kothari, and Pumin Yuvacharuskul.
What attracts customers to use Eatigo as their go-to app for reservations is the vast variety and impressive discounts it offers daily at ALL of its restaurants! It’s a very straightforward and free-to-use application that helps us find the best place we can for our requirements.
7) Spacemaker AI
Spacemaker AI is a Norwegian company founded by Håvard Haukeland and Carl Christensen in 2016. They both have an interesting educational background which is a mix of architect, urban design, MBA, and computer engineering.
Spacemaker AI is the perfect blend of architecture, artificial intelligence, and urban design. Their AI technology uses various data, environmental factors, and regulations to provide the smartest ways to optimize any construction site, be it residential or commercial.
At the end of 2017 Spacemaker AI was named as one of the most innovative startups by Hello Tomorrow. Spacemaker AI continues to change the face of architecture all over the globe with its innovative solutions.
We all have heard of the big basket at least once in our life, and if you didn’t hear it before chances are you will most definitely hear about it during the pandemic. It was founded by Hari Menon, V.S. Sudhakar, Vipul Parekh, Abhinayss Choudhari, and, V.S. Ramesh in December 2011 with headquarters in Bengaluru.
BigBasket is an Indian online grocery delivery service that mainly delivers home essentials and food supplies to its customers. It has been a boon during the pandemic as most of India was on lockdown and getting groceries in person was quite dangerous.
Quick deliveries, nominal shipping charges, and the wide range of products it offers are one of the few secrets of BigBasket’s success.
Capacity is a part of equity.com incubator and was founded in 2017 by David Karandish and Chris Sims. It is an automated help desk powered by artificial intelligence which supports both customers and employees.
Things like searching for information, answering repetitive questions, and doing tedious tasks take away your employee’s precious time, this is where Capacity comes in, they help businesses automate these processes which make interactions and decision making within a company very simple and straightforward.
How does getting rewards for paying your credit card bills sound? Too good to be true right! We thought the same thing but luckily that’s not the case. CRED is a legit place where you can pay your credit card bills on time, mind you! and earn various ‘coins’ which can be redeemed into rewards or they can be used to enter in various types of contests.
With a young founding in 2018, this startup already has an impressive membership of 3+ million people. With the total funding of 255 million dollars, CRED continues to grow both within and beyond India in 2021.
These 10 companies are like a single grain of sand on the entire beach. The world is filled with amazing and innovative entrepreneurs who want to impact the world with their breathtaking ideas. You can be one of them too, with a little guidance and help anybody with the will to solve real-world problems can succeed.
LET ME SUM THIS UP
“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.” –Jack London, Author
With this note, startups are not always going to be a successful thought but we at avail make sure to make this an amazing roller coaster ride that does more than justice to you and your amazing start-up and finally leads to the best result.