5 startup stories from India

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(Last Updated On: January 23, 2019)

     In recent years India developed a lot in in-terms of IT sector. Many Indian origin guy became worlds tops company CEOs. We know the name of Sundar Pisai an IIT kharagpur graduate and present CEO of search giant google. Satya Narayana Nadella is an Indian-born American business executive. He is the current chief executive officer of Microsoft. He was appointed as CEO on 4 February 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmert also makes me proud as an India. Today i am not going to say about 5 startups having origin to India, and how they are growing big. 

5 startups from India



The flipkart story


Flipkart is an e-commerce company founded in 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal. The company is registered in Singapore, but has its headquarters in Bangalore, Karnataka.Flipkart has launched its own product range under the name “DigiFlip” with products including tablets, USBs, and laptop bags.Flipkart now employs more than 33,000 people. Flipkart allows payment methods such as cash on delivery, credit or debit card transactions, net banking, e-gift voucher and card swipe on delivery.After failure of its 2014 Big Billion Sale, Flipkart recently completed the second edition of Big Billion Sale held between October 13 and 17. where it is reported that they saw a business turnover of 300 million in gross merchandise volume.In September 2015, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal entered Forbes India Rich List debuting at the 86th position with a net worth of $1.3 billion each. Currently Binny Bansal is holding the position of chief executive officer.



Micromax is an Indian consumer electronics company headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana. The company was established as an IT software company operating in the embedded devices domain; it later entered the mobile handset business. By 2010, it was one of the largest domestic companies making handsets in the low-cost feature phone segment in India. As of Q3 2014, Micromax is the tenth largest smartphone vendor in the world.

Micromax was incorporated as Micromax Informatics Ltd. on 29 March 2000. It started selling mobile telephones in 2008,focusing on low pricing to compete with international brands. Micromax’s co-founder Rahul Sharma once saw a public call office being powered by a truck battery because of frequent power cuts in its locale. It prompted him to launch a feature telephone with an extended battery life. Micromax launched X1i, its first telephone with a month-long battery back-up. In 2014, Micromax’s sales exceeded those of Samsung to become the mobile telephone manufacturer shipping the most telephones in one quarter in India. On 24 January 2014, Micromax became the first Indian mobile company to start sales in Russia. As on 10 April 2016, Micromax announced a strategic partnership with digital payments company TranServ and global payments technology major Visa to offer the next generation of payments solutions in India.



Naukri.com is an Indian job portal operating in India founded in March 1997.

Naukri.com is the brain child of Sanjeev Bikhchandani and started the company, Info Edge (India). Info Edge is a listed company on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India. It went public in November 2006.

As of Nov, 2015 Naukri.com had a database of about 44 million registered job seekers and an average of about 11,000 resumes were added daily while about 130,000 resumes were modified daily during the Fiscal year 2013-14. During the Fiscal year 2013-14, 51,000 corporate customers (including hiring consultants/firms) paid Naukri.com for services like database access, advertising / listing on the site amongst others.

Naukri.com is one of the core businesses of Info Edge India. Other online recruitment businesses are Quadrangle, web portal Naukrigulf.com, entry-level hiring website Firstnaukri.com. According to comscore, Naukri.com leads the online job market with 70% traffic share. The website has 40 million resumes registered.

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Ritesh Agarwal’s online marketplace for affordable stays, OYO Rooms, received $100 million in funding from SoftBank earlier this week. Agarwal is 21, and demographically aligned to a youthful country full of young entrepreneurs. Using technology and standardization, he is building what is one of the few non-copycat startups in an India with many Uber and Amazon imitators. OYO Rooms currently offers 14,000 rooms in 80 cities. His closest branded hotel competitor is India’s iconic Taj Hotels, run by conglomerate Tata’s Indian Hotels, whose current inventory of about 9,000 rooms, albeit in the upper end of the hospitality segment, is to double soon.

The two-year-old OYO is Uber-like and not an Airbnb imitator for several reasons. In India, the problem of finding affordable accommodations is massive. The challenge is not discoverability, which is what startups like Airbnb address. Rather it is the lack of predictability in hotel stay experiences that Agarwal is tackling. Travelers are all too familiar with nightmarish encounters in standalone hotels in India. Contrary to promises, guests arrive to ramshackle buildings, missing signage, leaky washrooms, torn mattresses, unclean floors, sputtering air-conditioning, non-acceptance of credit cards and so on.

YourStory founder Shradha Sharma


Shradha Sharma is the Founder and Chief Editor of YourStory. Shradha lives her life in stories. And believes, every story is unique and every story matters. Armed with degrees from St. Stephens College, Delhi and MICA, Ahmedabad, prior to founding YourStory Shradha worked with Times of India and CNBC TV18. In 2015, she was selected in the list of 500  LinkedIn Influencers across the world. Also in 2015 (March) Sharma received the L’Oreal Paris Femina Award for Online Influence.

What we learn from them ?

It is possible to rise even you are new to the world-micromax

A startup can be started from your home itself-flipkart

Woman too can rush in dominant of man-yourstory

Do not underestimate your ideas-oyo rooms

Patience pays off-naukri.com

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