50 Women Entrepreneurs in India Everyone Should Know About in 2019

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Women entrepreneurs are now playing a key role in the Indian Startup Ecosystem.  We are highlighting 100 women entrepreneurs from India to watch in 2019.

These female entrepreneurs are founders /Co-Founders in India’s Leading funded startups. To highlight and promote such Indian women entrepreneurs, we have curated a list of female entrepreneurs in India who have raised funding ( Seed, Angel, Series A, Series B) from Jan 2018 and till 10th April 2019. 

All these women entrepreneurs are brilliant with their work and Indian startup ecosystem is proud of such entrepreneurs. They are listed below ( not in any specific order ).

 

Here are Women Entrepreneurs in India to celebrate

 

1. Isha Choudhry, Co-Founder ZoloStay

Funding: Last round – Series B, Total funding – $35 million +

Lead Investors: IDFC Private Equity, InnoVen Capital, Mirae Asset Global Investments, Nexus Venture Partners

Zolo provides fully managed co-living spaces. Valued at more than $100 mn, we are India’s fastest moving technology startup in the co-living spaces.

Currently present in 10 cities – Bangalore, Coimbatore, Pune, Kota, Noida, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai and fast expanding to other geographies. Serving approximately 16000-20000 customers daily.

2. Amrita Sirohia – Co-Founder INDWealth

3. Pratiksha Dake – Co-Founders INDWealth

Funding: Last round – Seed, Total funding – $30 million

Lead Investors: Steadview Capital

INDWealth is a full stack personal finance platform that aims to provide solutions to investors ranging from wealth management, investments, micro-savings, taxation, lending, expense management, and portfolio management.

4. Gita Ramanan, Co-Founder – Design Cafe

Funding: Last round – Series B

Lead Investors: Fireside Ventures,  Sprout Capital, WestBridge Capital

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Design Cafe has designed and built almost 1000 homes across the country.

Design Cafe is poised to become the most recognised and trusted brand for home interiors in India and is expanding across the country.

5. Sayli Karanjkar – Co-Founders – PaySense

Funding: Last round – Series B ( $18 million )

Lead Investors: Jungle Ventures, Naspers, Nexus Venture Partners, PayU, rocketship.vc

PaySense is a consumer lending platform that gives users credit in a customised manner. PaySense EMI, their personalised line of credit, is similar to a personal loan and can be used to make instant purchases, whether online or offline, through affordable EMI plans. The upper limit of credit disbursed is Rs 2 lakh, which will soon be increased to Rs 5 lakh.

6. Sunita Sahney – Founder- Finova Capital

Funding: Last round – Series B  $15 million

Lead Investors: Faering Capital, Sequoia Capital India

Finova Capital provides mid-ticket loans to MSMEs by giving them access to formal credit. The average ticket size on the platform ranges from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 6 lakh for a time period of seven years.

7. Meghna Agarwal – C0- Founder- IndiQube

Funding: Last round – Series A – $15 million

Lead Investors: Ashish Gupta, WestBridge Capital

IndiQube is a leading provider of coworking, shared and dedicated office spaces in Bangalore and Pune.

8. Aditi Balbir – Founder- V Resorts

Funding: Last round – Series A – $10 million

Lead Investors: Bedrock Ventures, RB Investments Pte. Ltd., Seedfund

V Resorts is an alternate accommodation provider in the leisure travel space. We manage and operate resorts, hotels, camps, houseboats etc.

9. Sonal Verma – Founder- GlowRoad

Funding: Last round – Series A – $14 million

Lead Investors: Accel, CDH Investments, RB Investments Pte. Ltd.

GlowRoad is world’s largest reseller network of 200,000+ resellers selling across 1000+ cities and earning money online.

10. Sundari Rangarajan – Co-Founder – Colive.in

Funding: Last round – Series A – $9.2 million

Lead Investors: Ncubate Capital Partners, Salarpuria Sattva Group

A technology powered network of Branded Serviced Homes conveniently located near educational institutions & workplaces.

11. Shivani Poddar –  Founder- FabAlley

12. Tanvi Malik – Co-Founder- FabAlley

Funding: Last round – Series A – $8.54 million

Lead Investors: India Quotient, Indian Angel Network, Nitin Jain, SAIF Partners, Trifecta Capital Advisors

FabAlley is the ultimate Indian fashion destination for fashion-forward, indie-chic girls. Founded in 2012, Tanvi Malik and Shivani Poddar.

13. Geetha Manjunath – Chief Executive Officer- NIRAMAI Health Analytix

13. Nidhi Mathur – Chief Operating Officer- NIRAMAI Health Analytix

Funding: Last round – Series A – $6 million

Lead Investors: 500 Startups, BEENEXT, Binny Bansal, Dream Incubator, Pi Ventures

NIRAMAI has developed a novel breast cancer screening solution that uses Thermalytix.

14. Suchita Salwan – Founder, CEO- Little Black Book

Funding: Last round – Series A – $5, million

Lead Investors: AET Fund, Blume Ventures, Dream Incubator, Indian Angel Network, Rajan Anandan

LBB engaged in search and discover highly recommended places, products, local experiences & much more.

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15. Gayathri Swahar – MD,Co-Founder- YCook

Funding: Last round – Series A – $5, million

Lead Investors: 021 Capital, Oikocredit International, Omnivore Partners

YCook is an innovative food technology company.

16. Swathi Kulkarni– Co-Founder- Nua

Funding: Last round – Series A -$4.5 million

Lead Investors: Kae Capital, Lightbox, Projjol Banerjea

Nua is an all-new feminine care experience.

17. Sahradayi Modi– Founder- Pratilipi

Funding: Last round – Series A -$4.3 million

Lead Investors: Nexus Venture Partners, Omidyar Network, Shunwei Capital, Times Internet, TLabs

Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing for Indian Languages.

18. Shreya Mishra– Co-Founder- Flyrobe

Funding: Last round – Series A –

Lead Investors:Google Launchpad Accelerator, GREE Ventures, IDG Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Flyrobe is an on-demand apparel rental platform that provides premium designer wear.

19. Arpita Kapoor-CEO, Co-Founder-Mech Mocha

Funding: Last round – Series A -$3.5 million+

Lead Investors: Accel, AET Fund, Akatsuki, Blume Ventures, Shunwei Capital

Mech Mocha is a mobile gaming startup based in Bangalore working towards ‘Making India Play’ .

20. Anuradha Kediar-Founder & Editor-The Better India

Funding: Last round – Series A –

Lead Investors: Elevar Equity, Intellecap Impact Investment Network, TPG Growth

The Better India is an attempt to bring out the happy stories.

21. Mehak Sagar -Co-Founder-Wed Me Good

Funding: Last round – Series A -$2.6 million

Lead Investors: Alok Mittal, Hemant Kanakia, Indian Angel Network, Orchid Asia Group Management

A wedding portal helping couples and families plan their big day.

22. Kajal Ilmi-MD & CEO-Aviom India Housing Finance

Funding: Last round – Series A –

Lead Investors: Insitor Fund

Delhi based housing finance company.

23. Neha Motwani-Founder & CEO- Fitternity

Funding: Last round – Series A -$2 million

Lead Investors:Akshay Chudasama, Anjali Bansal, Arihant Patni, Exfinity Venture Partners, Saha Fund

India’s largest online fitness platform that provides an integrated eco-system to help users start & sustain their fitness journey.

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24. Khushboo JainCo-Founder and COO, ImpactGuru.com

Funding: Last round – Series A -$2 million

Lead Investors: Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, Fundnel, RB Investments Pte. Ltd., Shorooq Investments, Venture Catalysts

ImpactGuru.com is predominantly a healthcare crowdfunding platform. The company was incubated at Harvard Innovation Lab in USA in 2014. Over 20,000 patients have benefited from over 200,000 donors from ImpactGuru.com. Over Rs 400 crores / US$70mm has been mobilized on our platform and by our strategic partners since ImpactGuru’s inception.

25. Sonya Hooja-Co-Founder & COO-Imarticus Learning

Funding: Last round – Series B -$2 million

Lead Investors: Anil Gudibande, CBA Capital, Taranjit Jaswal, Tashwinder Singh

Imarticus provides a range of Training, Placement and Corporate Solutions designed to assist individuals and firms.

26. Suhasini Sampath-Co-Founder -Yogabars

Funding: Last round – Series A –

Lead Investors: Fireside Ventures

Yogabars is a healthy bars production and marketing company.

27. Rajoshi Ghosh-Co-Founder -Hasura

Funding: Last round – Series A -$1.6 million

Lead Investors: GREE Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners

Blazing fast, instant realtime GraphQL APIs on Postgres with fine grained access control, also trigger webhooks on database events.

28. Swati AggarwalCo-Founder -ORO Wealth

Funding: Last round – Series A -$1.6 million

Lead Investors: Anand Chandrasekaran, GSF, M&S Partners, Money Forward, Social Capital

Online wealth management platform.

29. Seema SinghCo-Founder & Editor-The Ken

Funding: Last round – Series A -$1.5 million

Lead Investors:Aprameya Radhakrishna, Girish Mathrubootham, Omidyar Network, Shan Krishnasamy, Vijay Shekhar Sharma

The Ken is India’s first subscriptions-only business news site.

30. Radhika ChoudaryCo-Founder -Freyr Energy

Funding: Last round – Series A -$1.5 million

Lead Investors: C4D Partners, Impact Partners

Freyr Energy is a company that provides full service solar provider based in Hyderabad, India.

31. Anshulika DubeyFounder  & COO -Wishberry

32. Priyanka AgarwalFounder  & CEO -Wishberry

Funding: Last round – Series A –

Lead Investors: 3one4 Capital, Alok Mittal, Rajan Anandan, Sharad Sharma, Vaibhav Gupta

Wishberry is a rewards-based crowdfunding platform that enables users to raise funds for their creative and innovative ideas.

32. Tithi TewariFounder & MD-SmartVizX

Funding: Last round – Series A -$1.4 million +

Lead Investors: Ajay Lavakare, IAN Fund, Indian Angel Network, Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs, YourNest Venture Capital

It is a Virtual Reality Solutions StartUp.

33. Sanna VohraFounder & CEO -The Wedding Brigade

Funding: Last round – Series A -$1 million

Lead Investors: AET Fund, Blume Ventures, Keiretsu Forum, LetsVenture, Mountain Pine Capital

Indear.in is your one-stop destination to discover your dream wedding, and make it a reality.

34. Mahima KaulCo-Founder & Chief Growth Officer – Coutloot

Funding: Last round – Series A -$1 million

Lead Investors: Artha India Ventures, Facebook, JadeValue, Redcliffe Capital, Venture Catalysts

India’s largest people to people app for fashion. CoutLoot (backed by Facebook) is one of the fastest growing consumer tech Indian company.

35. Shweta Parekh Doshi-Co-Founder & Head Program & Academics – GreyAtom

Funding: Last round – Series A -$1 million

Lead Investors: Pravega Ventures

GreyAtom is an onsite school focused on providing industry relevant programs on emerging technologies.

36. Shuchi PandyaCEO & Co-Founder – Pipa+Bella

Funding: Last round – Series A -$1 million

Lead Investors: Fireside Ventures, Hari Kumar, LionRock Capital, Rajesh Sawhney, Teruhide Sato

Pipa+Bella is an online store aimed at selling fashionable and affordable costume jewelry at par with international standards and trends.

37. Swati GuptaShuchi PandyaLead – Marketing Communications- Avishkaar Box

Funding: Last round – Series A -$50 million

Lead Investors: Auxano

Avishkaar Box is just not another box full of material rather it is a well researched, thought through solution.

38. Manisha BansalCo-Founder- i2ifunding

39. Neha AggarwalCo Founder- i2ifunding

Funding: Last round – Series A -$50 million

Lead Investors: SucSEED Venture Partners

i2ifunding is an online marketplace that connects borrowers looking for personal loans with investors looking for alternative investments.

40. Prerna SinghCo Founder- GruBox

Funding: Last round – Series A -$6 million

Lead Investors: BEENEXT, Pravega Ventures

GruBox is a smart vending machine company.

41. Tanushree NagoriCEO- Doubtnut

Funding: Last round – Series A -₹35 million

Lead Investors: Ankit Nagori, Omidyar Network, WaterBridge Ventures

Gurgaon based E-learning platform.

42. Madhulika MukherjeeFounder-Survaider

Funding: Last round – Series A –

Lead Investors:Axilor Ventures, Rajesh Dembla, The Chennai Angels

SaaS-based platform that helps brands to measure, understand and improve customer experience.

43. Anusha BhushanCo-Founder & CEO- Smoodies

Funding: Last round – Series A

Lead Investors: 1Crowd, Akshay Bhushan

Smoodies is a health focused fruit-based smoothie brand.

44. Sukhada TendulkarCo-Founder & CEO-Shirsa Lab

Funding: Last round – Series A

Lead Investors: ah! Ventures, CBA, Dewang Neralla, Mahesh Kothurkar

Shirsa Labs is a cognitive skill assessment and training portal that provides children with fun educational games.

45. Farah Nathani MenziesCo-Founder -The Mumum Co.

46. Shreya LambaCo-Founder -The Mumum Co.

Funding: Last round – Series A -$34 million

Lead Investors: Nisaba Godrej, Siddharth Parekh, Sumeet Nindrajog

The Mumum Co. is a healthful snack manufacturer brand for kids.

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47. Revathi RoyCo-founder & CEO -Hey Deedee

Funding: Last round – Series A –

Lead Investors: Metaform Ventures

Hey Deedee is a Mumbai-based company that provides solutions to parcel delivery problems.

48. Simran SahniCo-founder- Keeros

Funding: Last round – Series A –

Lead Investors:Venture Catalysts

Keeros is a healthy snacks brand.

49. Jigyasa GuptaCo-founder & COO- Be U Salons

Funding: Last round – Series A –

Lead Investors: Arun Malhotra, Brand Capital, Gaurav Kachru, Jatin Aneja, Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund

Be U is India’s first subscription based Salon Chain.

50. Neerja LakhaniCo-founder – Inner Sense

Funding: Last round – Series A –

Lead Investors: Dharmesh Dalal, Matulya Shah, Venture Catalysts, Vijay Lakhani

an organic cotton and bamboo fibre manufacturing company.

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