Startup Stories – More than Just a First Step

Hear the Story of Most Courageous Startup Founders & the Journey through their viewpoint. Every Successful Startup has gone through an unsaid path including the process of Idea Generation, preparing an unprecedented strategies & business model, and overcoming competition, and here we uncover these points to share it with future entrepreneurs like YOU!

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Swapnil Shah’s Freight Tiger Leads B2B Logistics Market with $33 M Valuation
Swapnil Shah’s Freight Tiger Leads B2B Logistics Market with $33 M Valuation

Freight Tiger was founded in the year 2014 by Swapnil Shah. Its headquarters is located in Mumbai. It is a Saas-based platform that aims at providing a neutral modern system that can operate on the road and provide end-to-end integrated logistics solutions.

Soha Habib 287 Read
Fresh Unicorn Rivigo Startup - Bringing the Change in the Logistics Sector
Fresh Unicorn Rivigo Startup - Bringing the Change in the Logistics Sector

Rivigo is a technological logistics company that was founded by Deepak Garg in 2014 in Haryana, India. It was the first to bring the global first-driver model through strong technology, culture, data, and operations which aims at providing a delivery time to clients.

Soha Habib 357 Read
Affordable Jewelry Platform Pipa+Bella Hits at the Market : Gets Acquired by Nykaa
Affordable Jewelry Platform Pipa+Bella Hits at the Market : Gets Acquired by Nykaa

Pipa+Bella is a digital fashion brand and retailer, providing affordable jewelry to all, with new styles introduced every week. It was founded in 2013 by Shuchi Pandya, Komal Pandya, and Shivani Pandya and has a current valuation of $170K.

Kriti Taggarse 308 Read
Crowdfire’s Unique Idea to Handle Social Media – A Digital Manager in your Pocket
Crowdfire’s Unique Idea to Handle Social Media – A Digital Manager in your Pocket

Crowdfire is a social media management tool for users to increase engagement and build platforms. Anirudh Khusape, Nischal Shetty, Sameer Mhatre, and Siddharth Menon invented Crowdfire in 2010 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Kriti Taggarse 311 Read
Arata Crosses $2.5 Million Valuation – The Story of Sustainable Wellness Solution Provider
Arata Crosses $2.5 Million Valuation – The Story of Sustainable Wellness Solution Provider

Arata is a personal care start-up that guarantees plant-derived, non-toxic, safe, sustainable products. In 2018, Dhruv Bhasin and Dhruv Madhok founded Arata, based out of New Delhi, India.

Kriti Taggarse 296 Read
Investors Backed StoryMirror Startup - The Creative, Digital Library Portal for Storytellers
Investors Backed StoryMirror Startup - The Creative, Digital Library Portal for Storytellers

StoryMirror is an who want to share their stories with readers. They are also a publishing house and provide end-to-end services for budding writers. The start-up was founded in 2015 by Bibhu Datta Rout, Manisa Sahu, Hitesh Jain, and Devendra Vishal Jaiswal.

Digital Yug 389 Read
India’s first private player to test-fire multiple rocket propulsion systems: Skyroot Aerospace
India’s first private player to test-fire multiple rocket propulsion systems: Skyroot Aerospace

Skyroot Aerospace is an aerospace small lift satellite and rocket launch vehicle designer based in Hyderabad, Telangana, founded in 2018 by Pawan Kumar Chandana and Naga Bharath Daka. It has raised close to $15 million in funding to date and aims to begin launching in 2022.

Digital Yug 316 Read
Manoj Agarwal’s Brainchild Xoxoday - Ruling the HR startup market with $20M Revenue
Manoj Agarwal’s Brainchild Xoxoday - Ruling the HR startup market with $20M Revenue

Xoxoday is a unique business solution provider related to employee reward issues and was founded by Manoj Agarwal & the team in 2012 in Bangalore. The startup helps businesses offer their employees great incentives & deals & is currently valued at over $3.7 Million.

Soha Habib 298 Read

Inspiration

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Indian Design Mogul from Middle Class Family: Sabyasachi Collections

Sabyasachi Mukherjee is an Indian fashion designer who came from a small middle class Bangladeshi family but made a name in the industry. He is bollywood’s favorite attributor.

Aashi Jain 675 Read
Acharya Balkrishna’s Ayurvedic Empire: Patanjali Success Story

In 2017, Patanjali’s sales revenue increased from Rs 43 crore in 2016 to Rs 10,500 crore, marking an astonishing jump. It used extensive marketing techniques to become a household name.

Muskan Garg 579 Read
Bringing Revolution in Indian Dairy Industry: Aadvik Foods Story

Aadvik foods manufactures camel based dairy & essential products including camel milk. The startup is bringing a change in the milk habits of Indians.

Ayush Sharma 541 Read
BharatAgri Story: Startup Set to Revolutionize Farming

Sai Goel is the founder of BharatAgri and was listed on “30 under 30” list of Forbes 2020. But what BharatAgri does? Read to Know!

Anindita Paul 761 Read
Unheard Startup Story Of Instagram: Why Facebook Bought it for $1B?

Instagram Success Story 2021: The Strategy in Founder's Mind

Ella Williams 289 Read
Story of Ola Cabs: India’s Answer to Uber

When Bhavish Agarwal, Ola Cabs’ Founder, was starting the company, his father told him, “Kya Beta IIT se Pass Hoke Travel Agency Kholega”. Read the full story!

Aakarsh Arora 620 Read
Grofers Success Story: Cities, Idea, Investment, & COVID

Grofers was a loss making company until COVID hit India and made it profitable. Read the full story of how it was started and journey to overnight success.

Rupsa Das 364 Read
From Foodiebay to Zomato: A Success Story by IIT Grads

Zomato was started by two IIT graduates in 2008 by the name “Foodiebay” and now is set to launch its IPO at $7 B valuation. Read the full story here.

Sameera Redkar 335 Read

Women Empowerment

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PinkVilla Startup Founder – The Engineer who was a Bollywood Buff

PinkVilla is a one stop solution for all the Bollywood News, Gossips, and insights of your favorite celebrities. The idea was started by Nandini Shenoy in 2017 and is valued more than $20M.

Swati Chandra 521 Read
Freshmenu Story: New Idea Startup Eyes Profitability in 2021

Rashmi Daga, is a women entrepreneur & founder of Freshmenu. Today, her startup is valued at $300M. Read her startup’s growing story.

Aashi Jain 342 Read
Making High Value Business with Low Margins: Lijjat Papad Story

Do you know Lijjat Papad venture was started with only Rs 80 by 7 women and in 2020 it was valued over Rs 1600 Crore. Read the story of persistence and value.

Anindita Paul 493 Read
Earning with Idea of Story Sharing Platform: POPxo Startup

Priyanka Gill, founder of POPxo, started this digital media company in 2014 when India was not internet friendly. Now, it is listed on the ‘30 under 30’ list. Read the whole story.

Rupsa Das 294 Read
Chumbak Startup Story: $30Million Valued “Fridge Magnet” Unique Startup

Chumbak Startup Story: Starting, Investments, & Strategy

John Wilson 375 Read
Nykaa Success Story: Unique E-commerce Portal to a unicorn startup

Nykaa is all set to launch its IPO in 2021, making the founder Falguni Nayyar’s net worth in billions. Read how she left a high paying job and started Nykaa at age 50.

Sameera Redkar 577 Read
How Canva Founders and CEO Built a $6B Company?

Canva Founders Success Story: Building Billion Dollar Firm

Anindita Paul 235 Read
Rakhiz.com: How Women Entrepreneur Preeti Turned a Problem into Business

Preeti Chippa, founder Rakhiz.com, beat all the odds and clocked annual sales of Rs. 1.10 CR during COVID phase, making it profitable after 2 years. Read the full story here.

Anil Diggiwal 3575 Read

Digital Startup

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Big Basket Startup – Everything About India’s Biggest Online Grocery Store

Big Basket is India’s Biggest Online Grocery store founded when the Internet was not mainstream in 2011 by Hari Menon & team in Bangalore. Tata Group has acquired 64% stake in the company recently.

Soha Habib 569 Read
Mastercard Success – The Payment Portal that grew with Collaborations

Mastercard is a global financial service provider player that was started in 2006 by Wells Fargo. Since then, the company has grown exponentially to become a $395 Billion valued firm and has more than 22,000 employees all over the world.

Swati Chandra 396 Read
Indian Regional Language Startup Pratilipi – Storytelling Platform

Pratilipi is an Indian storytelling startup that was started in 2014 by 5 friends and connects both writers & readers. The company recently rose $48M in July 2021 at $265 Million valuation.

Soha Habib 457 Read
Yash Jain NimbusPost – The Startup that Carries E-commerce Sellers

NimbusPost is a logistic solution based tech startup that was started by Yash Jain & Rajeev Pratap in 2018. The company integrates shipping partners for E-commerce websites.

Swati Chandra 877 Read
India’s BharatPe Startup Eyes Unicorn & $2.5 Billion Market Valuation

BharatPe is a Delhi based Indian startup that was founded by Ashneer Grover and Shasvat Nakrani in 2018 on the Simple QR Code payment solution idea. The idea is now targeting $2.5 Billion valuation.

Swati Chandra 538 Read
Ed-tech Startup Eupheus Learning raises Fresh $4.1 Million in B Round Funding

Eupheus Learning is an education help ed-tech startup that offers study solutions to school students’ problems. The startup was founded by Sarvesh Shrivastava, Ved Prakash Khatri, and Amit Kapoor in 2017 and recently clocked 600M revenue.

Digital Yug 278 Read
Foxmula Startup - India’s First in - demand Up-Skilling Provider

Foxmula is a Bangalore based Ed-tech platform that provides in demand up-skilling program for students, graduates, and working professional with a job guarantee. The startup was started in Rs. 50000 and clocked revenue of 1 crore last year.

Anil Diggiwal 438 Read
Kunal Shah’s Brilliant Futuristic Startup Idea: CRED

CRED is an Indian finance startup based in Bengaluru, Karnataka, started by Kunal Shah in 2018. The primary feature of CRED is that it allows users to make credit card payments using its app and rewards them.

Riya Kumari 1159 Read

Indian Mind

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WhiteHat Jr Ed-tech – How this Startup Grew to $30M in Just One Year?

WhiteHat Jr is a popular online Ed-tech platform founded by Karan Bajaj in 2019. The startup was acquired by Byju’s in 2020 at a $300 Valuation.

Soha Habib 639 Read
Online Ed-tech Unacademy - India’s Second Most Valued Startup

Unacademy is an online learning platform founded by Gaurav Munjal where users can watch online educational videos created by experienced educators. The startup is valued at $2 Billion after latest funding.

Riya Kumari 529 Read
Car Rental Startup DriveZy creates $400M Market Valuation

Drivezy was founded in 2015 & allows travelers to rent cars, scooters, and motorcycles from local people. The startup currently operates in 21 Indian cities with a fleet of 4,000 automobiles and 16,000 two-wheelers.

Anil Diggiwal 504 Read
This Bangalore based Zest Money Startup uses AI for giving Loans

Zest Money is a platform that makes receiving a loan simple by combining mobile technology, digital banking, and artificial intelligence. It was started in 2016 by Ashish Anantharaman, Lizzie Chapman, Priya Sharma.

Anil Diggiwal 573 Read
Koo App – How this Microblogging Site achieved 2000% Growth in One Year?

Koo App is a microblogging platform based in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, for networking, commenting, and interacting in regional languages. The site won Aatmanirbhar App Challenge in 2020.

Rashmi Sahu 376 Read
GreenCure Startup Combines Indian Ayurveda & German Technology & Earn Crores

GreenCure Wellness produces high-quality herbal personal care and health care products using high-quality European formulas & old Ayurvedic Indian practices.

Riya Kumari 262 Read
Byju’s is Set to Acquire Toppr for $150M: Know the Startup

Toppr provides users with different courses, mock tests, doubt solving sessions, and video lectures which help students enhance their learning. Today, the startup is valued at $150Million.

Muskan Garg 244 Read
Startup DailyHunt Story: 3 Billion Users & Unicorn Status

DailyHunt focuses on empowering India with information & news. This ethical approach has made this startup worth $1 Billion today.

Rupsa Das 638 Read

Social Startups

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How Three Friends Made Bank Bazaar - A Rs. 2000 Crore Startup?

BankBazaar, a Fintect Startup founded in 2008, is the long-awaited remedy to the rigged Indian banking system and was founded by Adhil Shetty, Arjun Shetty, and Rati Shetty. The company was valued over INR 1982 Cr in March 2020.

Rashmi Sahu 412 Read
Screwvala’s Indian Edtech UpGrad is Set for Unicorn $1B Valuation

UpGrad is an Indian startup that aims to provide higher education & specialized studies through digital platforms. The startup is currently valued at $900 million and seeks to impact the 5 million Indian workforces by 2025.

Rashmi Sahu 359 Read
Fresh Startup Bimaplan Raises $500M Funding from Y Combinator

Bimaplan was started by Vikul Goyal in February 2020 & aims to provide low premium insurance packages to medium and low-income groups.

Muskan Garg 322 Read
ShareChat Story: Founders Find Success After 14 Failures

ShareChat was released in June 2020 by Mohalla Tech Pvt. Ltd., after government banned TikTok. The App currently has more than 18 crore users & is valued at whopping $2.1 Billion.

Rupsa Das 756 Read
Policy Bazaar Story: Just Simplifying Insurance Comparison

Yashish Dahiya saw the huge gap between insurance sector and people and founded Policy Bazaar in 2008. Read the story of first Indian IPO unicorn.

Swati Chandra 338 Read
Helping Women Become Entrepreneurs: Meesho Success Story

Meesho has more than 70% women (10 Lakh) resellers that make at least 15,000 per month with the app. Learn how the number one reselling app was started.

Rupsa Das 548 Read
GlowRoad Story: Startup that Backs Women Earn from Home

GlowRoad is a reselling app and was started by a doctor turned entrepreneur to help females. Read the full startup story.

Srishti Mudgal 880 Read
Story of PaisaDukan Startup: How it Works, Pandemic, & Future

PaisaDukan is the one of the first online peer-to-peer loan marketplaces and is currently valued over $1M. Learn How this Startup acquired rural India and succeed!

Anindita Paul 589 Read

Lifestyle Startups

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Pune Based FirstCry Startup – Ready to Hit $2 Billion Market Valuation

FirstCry is the first dedicated E-commerce store for Kids, nurses, and Moms that was started by Supam Maheshwari in 2010 under BrainBees Solutions Pvt Ltd. The company has rose significantly and is today valued over $2 Billion.

Soha Habib 515 Read
Kishore Biyani’s Big Bazaar and the Story of its Rise, Fall, and Controversial Journey

Big Bazaar is India’s biggest retail supermarket chain that Kishore Biyani started in 2001 through Future Group. However, the indisputable business model of Big Bazaar had many loopholes that led to its failure and, in the end, sale to Reliance.

Swati Chandra 618 Read
PhonePe – Startup that Broke 1 Billion+ Transactions in One Month Mark

PhonePe is an Indian digital payment platform that was started by Sameer Nigam, Burzin Engineer, Rahul Chari in 2015 and was acquired by Flipkart later. The app is available in 11 languages with user base of 280 Million.

Swati Chandra 533 Read
Micromax Story – Rise & Fall of Largest Indian Smartphone Company

Micromax is an Indian electronics brand that was founded by Rahul Sharma in 2000 and was valued over 21000 in 2015. However, the startup soon saw the downfall and lost more than 93% valuation.

Soha Habib 485 Read
Healthify Startup Touches $500M Market & Plans Global Expansion

Healthify is a bangalore based health-tech app that transforms people’s lives through health tracking & counseling. It was founded by Tushar Vashist in 2012 and raised around $75M in 2021.

Swati Chandra 558 Read
All in One Sports Network Startup SportsApp Raises $140K Funding

SportsApp is a sport networking based startup that connects sports enthusiasts at one place. The idea was founded by Shashank Mishra and it recently raised $140K funding at Angel Round.

Anil Diggiwal 344 Read
Bansal Brother’s Flipkart - The Story of India’s Most Valued Startup

Flipkart is the first Indian e-commerce platform of India and was ranked as the most valued startup. In 2020, Walmart acquired Flipkart and founders took a multi-rich exit.

Swati Chandra 354 Read
BookMyShow – Incredible Story of Failure to Multi-Millionaire Startup

BookMyShow is India’s first and top ticket booking platform that started 22 years ago in 1999 and overcame all the obstacles to reach $1 market valuation.

Swati Chandra 299 Read