Startups in Bangalore – India’s Silicon Valley Bangalore has seen a huge number of start-ups sprouting up in the last few years.
Apart from Unicorns Like Flipkart, Inmobi, Mu Sigma, Bangalore is also home for some of the most innovative companies in 2017.
In an effort to bring these Bangalore-based startups to our readers, bizztor has come up with the list of top Bangalore startups.
1. Team Indus
The very first place in the list of Bangalore startups is for the team who are just heading towards Moon.
TeamIndus is the only Indian team competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE is a global competition to challenge and inspire engineers and entrepreneurs to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration.
To win, a privately funded team must successfully place a robot on the Moon that explores at least 500 meters and transmits high-definition video and images back to Earth.
Team Indus also secured a contract from ISRO for a PSLV.
In November 2016, they signed a deal with Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm of ISRO for a undisclosed amount, to provide them a launch on 28 December 2017
The Indian entrant – TeamIndus will be competing against 29 teams from 17 countries to win the US$20 million grand prize and additional prize worth US$5 million.
2. Ather Energy
Ather Energy is a start-up focused on designing and selling premium electric two wheeler for the Indian market.
Ather want to change the perspective about electric vehicles by building high performance, zero maintenance and smart electric vehicles.
Ather Energy is the brainchild of IIT Madras graduates Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain, who started working together in 2013 with singular focus on the adoption of electric vehicles in the country.
Ather Energy which counts Tiger Global, Hero Motorcorp, Flipkart founders – Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal – among its investors has so far raised $43 million. Company is building a smart scooter from scratch.
Explara.com is an event ticketing & event management solutions platform offering event discovery to users and event solutions to event organizers.
Explara offers solution to organize any kind of event, conference, webinars, fundraising and RSVP. Explara helps smoothly organize events with online event presence, event promotion, payment processing, sales management and event logistics.
Launched in 2008, pivoted in 2009 and rebranded in 2013, Explara.com has been serving 10,000+ events in India. In 2013, Explara powered events from 21 countries.
4. Pocket Pill – Pharmacy App
Pocket Pill is a healthcare startup focused on solving the problem of medication non-adherence in early stage chronic patients.
The only healthcare platform bringing medical community and patients together to improve patient care.
It helps people to understand about medicine, it’s side effects and use data analytics to improve medication non-adherence.
Over 70% of the expenditure in healthcare is towards medicines and with 50% of the patients not taking medicines as prescribed, it’s adding unnecessary costs to healthcare.
Founder: Sudheer Jain
A virtual personal STYLIST between online shopping – get products/looks for your occasions, fashion fears, body shape & other style needs.
Fabulyst is the answer to the question : “What do I wear today?”.Using intelligent systems, Machine Learning and Data driven decisions and of course,your personal stylist’s opinion; Fabulyst enables you to find the best of the best fashion available online, personalized just for you.
Founders: Komal Prajapati, Raj Parakh, Vikas Jethnani, Vishal Chitravanshi
Nexhop is a Technology Startup supporting Offline stores. Everyone loves shopping, but you always miss out trust factor while shopping.
Now onwards you don’t have to worry any more as with Nexhop you can experience the trust that’s missing from your present online shopping experience as they have made your mobile your new Shopping advisor using technology.
Nexhop supports the retail stores and builds an ecosystem exclusively for showcasing their inventory in an unbiased and neutral environment without any vested interest of online warehouses and wholesale dealers.
Founders: Ashis Mohanty, Surajit Nath and Benny Marianayagam founded the company in 2015.
Zerodha is an Indian financial services company that offers offers retail and institutional broking, distribution, and trading services. The company also develops tools for market data research and analysis.
Zerodha aims to hit revenue of Rs 220 crore and make a profit of Rs 120 crore by the end of this financial year as per YS
Founder: Nithin Kamath
Razorpay is an online payment gateway which allows Indian businesses to collect payments online through credit card, debit card, netbanking and popular wallets including JioMoney, Mobikwik, PayUmoney, Airtel Money, FreeCharge, Ola Money and PayZapp.
Razorpay is revolutionising the Indian payments space. Their focus on easy on-boarding, swift integrations and high success rates make them the first choice for new age businesses.
Founders: Harshil Mathur, Shashank Kumar
ClearTax is designed for Individuals to prepare and file their Income Tax Returns in the shortest time while maximising their tax deductions. Our aim is to delight our customers with simplicity, accuracy and getting rid of the notion that taxes are complex.
Their team consists of IIT, BITS, Harvard alums and Chartered Accountants. We consult and partner with Chartered Accountants who have more than 30 years of experience in the area of taxation, finance and accounting.
In 2014, the company became the first India-focused startup to be funded by Y-Combinator.
Founders: Archit Gupta
Ninjacart enables farmers sell their produce directly to shops, and is reaping Rs 5 cr revenue every month.
Ninjacart started its operation in May 2015 as a hyper-local grocery delivery company, after six months of operation, the co-founders including Ashutosh Vikram, IIM-Kozhikode alumnus, Sachin P Jose, with over three years of experience in UI/UX and Vasudevan Chinnathambi, SOIL alumnus, Sharath, Thirukumaran and Kartheeswaran, felt that the backend supply chain of fruits and vegetables was broken and inefficient.
So, by December 2015, the company pivoted the model to become a full-fledged Business To Business (B2B) marketplace, changing the way kirana stores and supermarkets source their supply.
Tapchief offers a cohesive platform to discover and schedule calls with experts to get advice across domains.
Founded in 2016 by BITS Pilani alumni Shashank Murali, Binay Krishna, & Arjun Krishna, TapChief leverage technology to make the process of discovery seamless and provide end to end service in terms of scheduling and executing the phone calls.
Happay is a one of its kind, business expense management solution that streamlines your expense workflow from end-to-end (expense reporting to reconciliation) and gives you real-time visibility and control over business spends.
Happay was founded in 2012 with a simple idea: paying someone, be it friends, family or colleagues should be as easy as sending a text message.
With this in mind, we built our first consumer product, the happay mobile app- a mobile wallet that allows you to pay just about anyone, anywhere, with their mobile number. No bank account details required.
13. Bempu Health
Bempu Health Private Limited develops neonatal temperature monitor.
The Bangalore based medical device social enterprise has been successful in garnering applause from all over the world for setting on a mission to make hypothermic newborn deaths a thing of the past, especially in India, by inventing Bempu, a continuous temperature monitoring bracelet combined with an inbuilt thermometer.
Bempu Health is among 12 global innovators who will receive millions in funding from the US and its partners for their promising ideas to save lives at birth in developing countries.
Founders: Ratul Narain
A Bengaluru-based waste-to-resource startup, Citizengage is a technology startup operating an end-to-end waste management platform. Started in 2015, the startup was co-founded by Pronita Saxena and Ashish Malayil, both in their early thirties.
Citizengage intends to build a platform that lets every household segregate their waste in real-time.
The startup has created a real time network that connects waste generators to collectors and processors who can then repurpose the waste into a resource.
Founders: Pronita Saxena, Ashish Malayil
Knappily is a technology driven new age Media Company.
Knappily analyses and presents its content in a unique 5W1H (What, Why, When, Where, Who, How) framework. In less than two minutes, each “Knapp” will make you a subject matter expert on any topic.
It’s news-based Knapps are well supplemented by daily and weekly features on matters such as Entertainment, Literature, and Mythology.
CarIQ “makes cars smarter” thanks to a device which records both traditional data from your car, such as mileage and speed, as well as driving patterns.
A bit like Waze, it’s also connected to a community of peers where you can compare your stats with friends, or with people in the same place, or with the same make and brand of car.
Bangalore based Startup, Embibe is an online portal that consists of a team of entrepreneurs, who help students to get coaching for various entrance examinations like JEE, AIIMS, AIPMT, CET and many more. Founded by an ex-TCS employee, 33-year-old Aditi Avasthi, wanted to change the way students prepared for competitive exams.
At present, Embibe boasts of over one million student users. Last year, this edtech venture raised $4 million from early-stage investor such as Kalaari Capital and Lightbox.
Qubole simplifies the provisioning, management and scaling of big data analytics workloads leveraging data stored on Amazon Web Services, Google Compute, or Microsoft Azure infrastructure.
With Qubole connected to your choice of cloud provider, once IT sets policies, any number of data analysts can be set free to collaboratively “click to query” with the power of Hive, Spark, Presto and many others in a growing list of data processing engines.
Porter is an aggregator of light trucks and allows businesses and consumers to hire trucks and tempos on demand for their intra-city pickup and delivery needs. They provide reporting and intelligence tools that allow businesses real-time monitoring of the vehicles they use.
Porter provides solutions to e-commerce, FMCG, SMEs, traders, 3PLs, Courier, and Cargo companies. Their clientele includes ITC, Flipkart, Amazon, Delhivery, Urban Ladder, Pepperfry, Parle Agro, Ola Store, and many more.
Founded in August 2014 by Pranav Goel and Uttam Digga from IIT Kharagpur and Vikas Choudhary from IIT Kanpur, they’ve secured $6 million in funding from Sequoia Capital.
Complete Marketing Automation and CRM software for businesses. Organize your lead capture, lead management, sales management & analytics in one.
The venture, owned by MarketXpander Services Pvt Ltd, operates on a software-as-a-service model and helps clients capture leads across the web and then enables them to track, manage, engage, and follow up the leads until a transaction is closed.
Founder: Nilesh Patel