Top 10 Indian startups that are going places


India is increasingly seeing a host of ingenious startups. While some may say the startup bubble would burst soon, as long as the money’s coming, the party’s on.

Business Insider India ranks the top 10 most promising Indian startups.

P.S: Flipkart and Snapdeal are excluded from the list as they’re too big to be considered ‘ startups’ now.

1. Ola Cabs
Online taxi aggregator Ola is giving Uber a hard time over who gets the biggest pie of the Indian market. This Mumbai-based startup has grown exponentially since it bought off rival TaxiForSure for $200 million.

2. Paytm
What more do you need if you have Alibaba supporting you! Paytm has expanded from online recharge to become an online marketplace. While it’s retail business is a fraction of Amazon, Flipkart or Snapdeal, it’s undeniably the jack of all trades.

3. Housing.com
Housing.com has been in recent news for all the wrong reasons. However, with an aggressive marketing campaign and ambition to tap into global real estate business, investors clearly see a lot of muscle in the company’s claims.

4. Quikr
This online classifieds website is doing pretty well. In April 2015, the company raised a whopping $150 million from Tiger Global and Steadview Capital Management among other existing investors. Valued at $1 billion, the company has also rolled out its special Quikr Cars ad campaign with Ranvir Singh.

5. Mu Sigma
This Bangalore-based analytics firm clearly breaks the list of internet-based startups. This one offers analytics to major companies across the world.

6. InMobi
This company, founded in 2008 is fighting against the likes of Google and Apple in the mobile advertising segment. The startup already has 750 million users across 160 countries.

7. Zomato
Zomato sits at top of the host of food tech startups India has seen. Its international expansion plans and venture into food ordering and transportation has ensured its leadership in the food-tech space.

8. Zivame
Zivame offered a niche choice for an already under-served segment. The unavailability of sizes, social discomfort and poor market penetration ensured Zivame.com took the market by storm.

9. RedBus
RedBus has made a mark on consumer minds, thanks to it’s targeted marketing campaigns and differentiation. Of course, it has now been sold off to the Ibibo group for a whopping $138 Million.

10. ShopClues

Founded in January 2011, Gurgaon-based ShopClues has big names like Tiger Global, Nexus Venture Partners and Helion Venture Partners backing them up.
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