The capital ranks second only to Bengaluru in terms of the number of startups and investors present. At present, Delhi-NCR is home to more than 1600 startups, of which, many have been able to get seed funding and even followup Series A rounds.
Here are some of the rising startups from Delhi:
Eattreat has an online community with around 50,000 member who write about their food journeys. Eattreat is a community of food lovers who bond over their mutual love for wine and dine, with an agenda to ensure the right content to reach the right audience, whatever form it may be presented in.
Founded by Arjun Sawhney in 2014, the startup has received a funding of $350k from 15 investors including Divitas Capital, Filmmaker Homi Adajania, etc.
The team at Eattreatonline.com would link food with lifestyles and encourage community engagement and dialogue among foodies and provide them with an inspirational experience of gastronomic proportions. The website also aims to help home chefs and professionals to promote themselves.
Of late, OYO has been synonymous with the hotel industries. OYO rooms is a branded network of technology-enabled budget hotels. It currently operates in 5 major business and travel destinations including Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune.
Ritesh Agarwal, 23, started OYO when the nation was still at the onset of breaking out on the startup front. OYO pledges to provide standardization in 20 measures in each room including free wifi and breakfast, flat-screen TVs, spotless white linen of a certain thread, branded toiletries, 6-inch shower heads, a beverage tray and so on.
It takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds for the sun rays to travel from sun to earth. That is why the startup was named 8minutes, which seemed apt as the startup aims to revolutionize the solar energy sector. With climate change emerging as one of the most threatening problems that our world is facing currently, 8minutes focuses on providing greener options for taming energy resources.
Dev, Anuj and Arjun, its three founders share the common goal of saving our environment and working against the climate change. In their own words, “The biggest identified problem, our country faces today is climate change and the best solution to this problem is to change the way people consume energy, and redefine our existing business models to help clean energy beat dirty energy”.
Once a customer contacts the team, they ask them to submit their electricity bills for the past one year and to share their geographical coordinates with the team so that they can take a look at their rooftop from the satellite. Team 8minutes gets back to the customer with a complete assessment, which details the personalized energy savings report.
Pressplay is a technology company innovating at the intersection of entertainment and travel. The startup is trying to change the way people travel – by providing personalized and memorable entertainment experience.
Both co-founders Anand Sinha and George Abraham were country heads at Zomato before they quit their jobs and got together to start up Pressplay. The company recently raised $2.2 million from Sequioa Capital and Angel investors.
Starting with rented cabs, Pressplay entertained more than 1 lakh passengers. The idea of entertainment inside long distance buses has been well received by both private and government bus operators along with all the passengers. Pressplay has enjoyed monopoly in the market till now. At the moment, the company is focusing on the app usage both in and out of the pressplay wifi network and uplifting the travel industry.
Mappr is a cloud-based technology platform that establishes a secure learning commune by seamlessly connecting schools, teachers, parents and students in a secure environment. This learning commune stimulates peer-to-peer learning to bring hesitant learners mainstream.
Mappr is the brainchild of Dheeraj Jain and Ashwani Duggal. They understood that learning happens when teachers invoke curiosity in their students and they come back with doubts, forming a continuous cycle of inquiry and resolutions. The duo also figured that learning is a step-by-step approach with concepts building on each other like a staircase as one moves forward, and that both learning and development require essential support of peers, teachers and parents. Having learnt this, they examined the current scenario in the education space to understand how learning and development were taking place.
The company plans to employ platform approach. Mappr also has an integrated in-house app called Trakkr. It’s a simple plug and play app that lets schools and parents track their students’ school bus on map in real time.