Top 6 Best Startups in India: The stories of people starting businesses in India are many. And they are diverse. This is a list of six such people. These people are special, because not only did they have a vision, but they acted on it. They saw the need for a service, and decided to provide it in their own way. Look where they are today. There are many such companies in India who have done this, but these people, in fact, stand out.
Top 6 Best Startups in India
Ritesh Aggarwal’s vision began as he was kicked out of his room for not being able to come up with the rent there. He started a bed and breakfast chain called Oravel Stays, now known as OyoRooms. He is 21 years old, but is already a millionaire entrepreneur, and that is why he is honored here as the #1 Indian entrepreneur, heading up the #1 startup in this countdown.
This company was cofounded by Bhavish Aggarwal back in 2010. It is a huge cab company, and has been compared by Techinasia to Uber. Begun in Mumbai, the firm has about 250,000 cabs, autos and rickshaws out on the road in about 85 cities across India. The company’s worth? Now about 5 billion dollars, the Techinasia website estimates.
Vijay Sharma became the first in his immediate family to graduate college and travel overseas for a job. He launched One97 as a telecom software company, changing the name to Paytm by the early 2000s, and turned the company into an online marketplace back in 2009. Now it’s mainly used for payments and top-ups. The company has raised about 700 million dollars.
Meet Suchi Mukherjee, the founder of Limeroad, India’s boutique fashion marketplace for women. She is the former UK Senior Executive for E Bay, she has managed to raise about 50 million dollars.
Since its inception in about April 2013, Linked In reports that it has become “India’s leading discovery platform for its lifestyle products with vendors and users, posting 200,000-plus products and looks for months, 80 percent of which is completely unique to the platform.”
Yashish Dahiya He is know as one of the most fit CEO’s often seen practicing for the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii, according to the Techinasia website.
But he also is known for his brains. He has graduated from two of India’s top colleges, Indian Institute for Technology, and Indian Institute of Management. Policybazaar is, according to the Techinasia website, a market leader in India’s online insurance.
6. Richa Kar, Zivame
It was on a consulting assignment with a worldwide lingerie retaier that Richa Kar found her calling. She saw a need for a specialist online lingerie seller in India. So in June of 2011, she created the Zwame website. It is now the one of the largest such outlets in the country, if not the biggest. This website caters to women who are uncomfortable buying lingerie in person, especially from stores owned by men. She also owns and operates a blog that gives Indian women advice for choosing lingerie.