There is no greater thrill or sense of achievement than being able to successfully launch one’s dream company. What starts out as a mere idea, suddenly takes over our every single thought, and soon turns into an obsession fuelled by a passion that is unparalleled to all else.
While there are some who continue to dream and plan till the end of time, there are others who simply take that leap of faith and launch into their dreams without waiting for the right moment. Some of these see the light of the day, while the others fade away. But today we bring you the names of 10 such startups that not only succeeded in their endeavours but went on to establish themselves as young India’s most popular places to work at.
LinkedIn recently shared all the inside deets on the startup scene in our country with its ‘The 2018 LinkedIn Top Startups List for India’ which listed out the most popular startups in India, as per people’s choice. Take a look at these top 10 startups where young India wants to be, and thrive.
With its HQ located in Gurgaon, Haryana and a global headcount of 4,700, OYO booked the top spot on the list. The 5-year-old hospitality startup is India’s largest hotel network with a user base that spreads across 230 cities around the country. This year OYO also ventured into Malaysian, Chinese and British hospitality market, but it is India which is most proud to be a part of it!
A health and wellness startup based out of Bengaluru, there are four major verticals that the startup functions across – no-equipment gyms, health food, yoga and meditation centres, and primary care. For the uninitiated, Cure.Fit happens to be the company which recently acquired premium gym chain Fitness First, and recently acquired $120 millions from its existing investors.
Claiming the third spot on the list is Bengaluru-based Dunzo, Google’s very first direct startup investment in India. With a global headcount of 160, the company offers numerous services ranging across grocery shopping, laundry pick-ups to last-minute gifting options.
Rivigo scaled up vigorously recently when it raised $50 million at a valuation of $945 millions! Investors have seen a lot of potential in the firm, that boasts of 3,700 headcount globally. The company works on a unique driver relay model that reduces turnaround time, and has big names such as Maruti Suzuki, ITC, Marks & Spencer and the likes as its clients.
An online general insurance provider, this Bengaluru-based startup claims to get 87 percent of its applications approved within 24 hours. With a global headcount of 630, Digit ensures a breezy customer experience with a 2-page document that explains it all. The firm also raised $44 million from Fairfax Holdings.
6Little Black Book
The very popular online recommendation portal LBB has taken the 6th position on the list. With a global headcount of 80, the company was kickstarted with an initial investment of Rs. 80,000.
The recommendations range across the board from food and fashion to culture, travel and much more.
Does this surprise you? Because we weren’t surprised when we saw this name on the list. Ever since its launch in 2017 Arnab Goswami’s personal media venture has enjoyed great viewership ratings! The company has been able to clock Rs 155 crore in revenue for FY18 and has been very successful in monetising.
Starting out as a design agency, The Minimalist gained prominence through its Facebook presence, by producing witty content. With a global headcount of 60, the startup has big names such as Saint-Gobain, Bharti Airtel, Berkshire Hathaway, Coca-Cola and Abbott under its belt. The last fiscal year was a watershed moment for the company, when its revenue and headcount doubled.
An online payment solution provider, the company now works with clients and services more than 100,000 businesses, including names such as Bharti Airtel, IRCTC and Goibibo. With a global headcount of 230, the company has seen a monthly growth of 35% and also bagged $20 million in a Series B funding.
Taking the 10th position, Bengaluru-based Nineleaps induces product development for other startups by providing web and mobile application services. With a global headcount of 200, they are already expanding to markets abroad, such as Indonesia and Singapore.