2014 proved to be a great year for startups. Many new startups put their foot in the market and many of the existing ones climbed up the success ladder. New Delhi, the National Capital of the country proved to be a thriving base for many of these startups. We have created a list of top Delhi-based startups that made their mark this and we have not included startups from Gurgaon, Noida or other NCR area as these region often included in Delhi region. See our other post for Gurgaon here – 10 Most Promising Gurgaon Startups In 2014. And for now, lets look at the top 10 startups based in New Delhi that made 2014 their year.
Love travelling? Then, this is the site for you. Founded in 2013 by Anirudh Gupta and Michael Lyngdoh, Tripoto acts as platform for travellers to discover and discuss travel plans, stories, photographs, itineraries, write reviews etc. It aims to connect individuals interested in travelling to one another. The startup eases the process of discovering and searching independent, personalized and authentic information on a single platform. According to the website, it gets over 3 lakhs monthly unique visitors and 6.5 Lakhs unique page views. To make it easier for travelers, the startup also offers an iOS and Android app for them to use on the go.
The Delhi based startup was successful in raising $400,000 in seed funding in November this year. The round was led by Outbox Ventures.
Nowadays having an online presence is considered more important than having a physical presence. In this age of online presence, restaurants are having a hard time in making ends meet. Limetray helps these restaurants in having a web-presence, which finally helps them in targeting the right customer base for themselves.
Co-founded by Akhilesh Bali and Piyush Jain, Limetray is a product startup that helps restaurants to market, sell and engage more to customers online. They provide a suite of tools like social media marketing, user content aggregation etc. that helps merchants in building a consistent brand presence across the web.
Do you love hanging out with your bunch of friends but when it comes to dividing money for the bill, it always turns out to be a mess with someone’s feelings getting hurt? Well, not anymore. Mypoolin strongly believes that money should never get in between friendships and therefore the organization has worked out a system to make the process of money collection between friends, family and relatives fast and absolutely hassle free. The site is very easy to use. It consists of just three easy steps. Firstly, put in the purpose and the target amount to get started with the pool. Second, Invite people to contribute and the third and the final step involve the money getting transferred to your account.
The startup was founded in 2014 by Rohit Taneja and Ankit Singh. Within the first two weeks of its launch, the startup saw pools over Rs. 50,000 being formed by users for weekend getaways, corporate parties and gifting purposes.
Travelling on buses for long distances can turn out very boring. In order to make bus travelling more entertaining and less boring, PressPlay is unique startups which provides passengers on inter-city buses with tablets for a cost of a mere Rs.100. The tablets can be easily attached to seats and comes with pre-loaded mix of Television shows, movies, documentaries, music and games. They have also designed a special catalogue by keeping in mind the requirements of children.
The startup was founded by George Abraham and Anand Sinha in December 2013. Abraham and Sinha both worked as country heads for Zomato before they quit their job to start PressPlay. Once a bus is about to depart for its journey from the starting point, a PressPlay operator comes to the bus and pitches the tablet to the passengers. In order to make sure that people don’t leave with the tablet after the journey, the tablet comes with a hardware which gets locked to the seat in front.
In August 2014 PressPlay raised $500,000 (Rs.3 crore apprx.) in funding from a group of angel investors.
Read more about PressPlay here
In India, there is a big gap between companies and university students and Greymeter works towards bridging this huge gap. The website works as an online skill demonstration and employment platform where students demonstrate their inner capabilities, tackle real world challenges, win rewards and at the end, get hired. It helps students in realizing their true calling and then gets them placed in their dream jobs.
Co-founded by Shad Ahmad and Akshay Bhagat, Greymeter helps students in honing their skills by making them face real world challenges, something which they can’t learn through books. It also provides leading challenging solvers with an acknowledgment certificate.
We live in a fast paced world and in this fast paced world, we often end up ignoring our health. But, with Fisike, all this is bound to change. It is a secure, free and HIPAA instant messaging application for physicians and their patients. The startup provides a platform to clinical practices and healthcare providers to connect with each other and engage with their patients. It helps the patients in getting rid from the hassles of password protected .zip file and encrypted emails. Fisike provides a cloud based HIPAA complaint data service along with an auditable way to share healthcare data with appropriate controls and limiting access to authorized medical personnel only.
Founded by Varun Anand Fisike is a bootstrapped healthcare tech startup is currently available as an Android app.
ClinchPad is a modern CRM application which unlike traditional CRMs focuses on deals rather than contacts. It is a web based sales CRM application, designed for small teams looking for an organized and efficient way of tracking their leads. As a CRM ClinchPad’s main focus is on managing your sales pipeline through a visual interface. It is an alternative to traditional CRMs and is built for small teams looking to break away from a cluster of spreadsheets to a more organized way of tracking leads.
ClinchPad is a SaaS-based startup based out of New Delhi. ClinchPad has been incubated by GSF Accelerator, a multi city accelerator in India. ClinchPad got graduated from GSF Accelerator program in August 2013.
ClinchPas was founded by Cheenu Madan who has previous experience in SaaS space, having worked on Bloomberg Law, a SaaS product, while working with Bloomberg in New York City. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science from University of Florida.
Read more about ClinchPad here
This one is for all the party animals out there, who need all the information about the latest and happening nightlife events that too all under one roof. Partiko is an online platform that allows party goers to check all the information about the nightlife events which includes the coming DJ, location, party theme, booking details, music type etc. The users can even subscribe to it and get all the information as regular Whatsapp alerts. The startup caters to the events happening in the Delhi NCR region for now.
Partiko was founded in July 2014 by Amanjot Malhotra, an IIT Roorkee graduate. It is a bootstrapped startup till date but it will soon start seeking seed funding to expand to other parts of the country.
Founded in 2011 by Ritesh Agarwal, Oravel is a startup that deals in social marketplace for serviced apartments, private rooms all across the country. The website allows users to book more than 3500 affordable serviced apartments, boutique guest homes, holiday rentals, palaces etc.
In 2014, Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd received a funding of $650,000 from Lightspeed Venture Partners and DSG Consumer partners. It even launched a new website called Oyo rooms, where oyo stands for ‘on your own’. The new website acts as a marketplace for serviced apartments.
TaxiPixi is a Delhi based startup which provides Tourist Cab and Radio Cab booking service. Different in working to other taxi booking apps like Uber or Ola, this application lets the user send taxi request directly to the drivers of various Radio Taxi Companies-which includes drivers from Dot Cabs, Meru Cabs, Green Cabs, Mega Cabs, Air Cabs, Easy Cabs, gCabs, Quick Cabs and other such companies. The startup claims that user can book a Radio Cab in less than 1 minute and even faster i.e. under 30 seconds, if he or she is using the application on a Wi-Fi or 3G network.
Founded by Kajal Dubey, Jitender Sharma and Gaurav Agarwal, TaxiPixi is becoming quite popular amongst the Indian Radio Taxi customers.
Read more about TaxiPixi here
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