Bengaluru has earned itself the reputation of being ‘The Silicon valley of India’ for quite sometime now. Bengaluru boasts of more than 1700 startups. The city saw the growth of several startups like Flipkart and InMobi.
Here are some of the most innovative startups that are on the rise which began their journey in the Garden City.
Zoomcar is a self-drive car rental service which allows you to rent cars by the hour, day, week or month. Basically, they save you the cost and hassle of owning a car while giving you all the good parts like convenience, mobility and independence. The company currently operates in Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai.
Founded in 2012, the received an $8 million funding from Sequioa Capital in October 2014 and $1 million funding from Basset Investment group. Zoomcar is the first Indian company to focus on Car rental. Its founders David Back and Greg Morgan are both business school dropouts and moved to India from the USA to launch Zoomcar.
Partnerships with auto manufacturers like Ford and Mahindra helped Zoomcar bring electric cars to service. Zoom also works with locally established real estate developers, universities, hotels and corporate IT parks to secure parking for its members.
Zapstitch builds a “cloud” data integration platform that seamlessly integrates and migrates data between various cloud apps (like SalesForce, NetSuite, Workday, Concur, etc). It helps businesses connect and synchronize data across their set of cloud based applications. The plug-and-play cloud coonnectors allow business to set up integration in under 10 minutes.
Satya Padmanabham and Ravi Madubhushi established Zapstitch in 2013, the company recently received a $2 million funding from Orios Venture Partners and Helion Venture Partners.
Zapstitch is currently focused on US, Canada, UK, and Australian markets and is working with companies like BolderBand, Piko Shirts and Pop Chart Lab to name a few.
Gapoon was founded in 2015 by Apoorva Mishra, Ankita Asai, Ankit Bindal and Nikhil Gupta with the aim of providing one-click, one-stop solution for all home maintenance requirements.
The startup offers home maintenance services in both on-demand and subscription model and has secured $180k from a group of investors, including entrepreneur and investor Mr. ChandraShekhar Tallapragada
The two-year-old medical device startup aims to produce advanced, affordable and customizable devices for a variety of needs. It has made a name for itself by developing Taal, a low-cost, highly functional digital stethoscope, that aims to improve the quality of diagnosis, and reduce the time that is currently required to measure cardiovascular parameters among many other possible applications. The device consists of a circular hardware device, that is paired with a smartphone app and can function across species from cats to humans.
Although, Taal isn’t the first digital stethoscope, what makes it different from others is the fact that MUSEinc team has inserted a processor that enables automation of the calculation of the heart rate and recording of other sounds from within the body.
Infectious diseases make up for nearly 50% of disease burden in India and more than 50% people in this percentage belong to people at the bottom of the social pyramid and are children below the age 5. Delay in diagnosis and treatment lead to increased risk of complications, higher morbidity and mortality, and increased treatment costs to patients. This is where OmiX Labs comes into action. It is a technology platform that allows cost-effective DNA testing for early diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.
The startup, which is in its nascent stage, aims to bring substantial advancements in the field of molecular diagnosis and provide access to lower income groups, who mostly do not have an access to laboratories.