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Indian Startup Hubs: Startups And Ecosystem Builders In The Jaipur Startup Ecosystem

Indian Startup Hubs: Startups And Ecosystem Builders In The Jaipur Startup Ecosystem

It turned into past due 1727 whilst Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II laid the foundation of Jaipur – the capital metropolis of Rajasthan. Being titled because the first deliberate city of India, it's miles regarded for its architectural marvels, copious purchasing bazaars and cute jewelry.

In 1853, the whole city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales!

Almost after 163 years, the town is getting painted again – now inside the colours of artistic talent, well-mounted business subculture, and a nucleus of entrepreneurial hobbies.

In the closing three to four years, Jaipur has grabbed some serious attention from the buyers, transforming the city right into a startup hub. With planned government initiatives, co-running areas like Wired Hub, the startup culture appears to have gotten a serious enhance.

The town gives a number of blessings to the entrepreneurs. Not simplest is the fee of residing here is especially low, there is also a huge pool of early adopters. It owns the most important IT SEZ in India and is a destination for corporates like Mahindra and Infosys. Delhi, being near, offers a prepared marketplace for Rajasthan startups.

As a part of our ongoing Indian Startup Hubs series, we're masking the startup environment in Jaipur. We may be overlaying some of the excellent startups, and different individuals and agencies which are building up the startup surroundings within the town.

The Startups


According to angel.Co, there are at gift 367 startups  in Jaipur (and counting). As per a recent evaluation by using Inc42, 23 startups from Jaipur have been funded among 2014-2016, with a total amount of $142.25 Mn.

The buyers seem bullish closer to three main sectors: ecommerce, vehicle, and edtech and approximately $eighty Mn was infused into the ecommerce zone, contributing a amazing 56% of the overall funding among 2014-2016.

Founder(s): Anurag Jain, Amit Jain

Founded In: 2008

Funding: In 2013, the startup secured $15 Mn funding from Sequoia Capital. In 2015, it raised every other $50 Mn from Hillhouse Capital and Tybourne Capital and current investor Sequoia, raising its valuation to $300 Mn. It turned into observed with the aid of an undisclosed quantity of investment by way of Ratan Tata, HDFC and Times Internet in close durations. In March 2016, Google Capital and Hillhouse additionally invested an undisclosed quantity.

Girnarsoft, the figure employer of CarDekho and PriceDekho, is the first mover inside the online automobile space. It has also various into portals like TrucksDekho, TyreDekho, BatteryDekho, Help On Wheels, and many others. It has also acquired portals like ZigWheels and has additionally extended across the world with a automobile-contrast portal CarBay.

Founder(s): Amit Deep Kumar

Founded In: 2015

Funding: It raised an undisclosed quantity of funding from Hyderabad-primarily based 50K Ventures in June 2016.

KhanaGaDi is a 360-degree on-line food delivery platform aimed toward supplying simplified food transport answers to consumers each time and anywhere. It affords its meals transport offerings in trains, buses and at domestic.  It additionally provides home delivery and home made food offerings in Jaipur town and shortly planning to release its offerings in Gurugram, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Dubai, and Kuwait metropolis.

Founder(s): Ritesh Khandelwal, Ravi Khandelwal, Tarun Sharma,

Founded In: 2014

Funding: It raised an undisclosed amounPre-Series A Funding from Rajasthan Angel Investor Network founder members, Ajay Data (CEO, Data Infosys Ltd), and other HNIs in April 2016.

Yufta is a hyperlocal style retail platform, which affords a personal stylist enjoy by means of curating primary style tendencies for ladies, with aggregation of local fashion shops. It blends the digital and actual global buying revel in and gives users with a chance to pick what to buy on-line whilst maintaining the ‘actual’ buying revel in by way of going to the store and trying it earlier than buying.

Founder(s): Pawas Jain, Deepanshu Khandelwal

Founded In: 2011

Funding: It raised undisclosed investment from RAIN individuals Sanjay Yadav, Puneet Mittal, Ajay Data, and Mahavir P Sharma in November 2014. In April 2016, it raised an undisclosed quantity of angel investment led by Mahavir Pratap Sharma, founder and director of Oscar Exports. Ajay Data, CEO of Data Infosys, additionally participated inside the spherical in conjunction with current investors.

It owns  portals SpringTide and TheTechPortal and is into on-line and print media with a sole objective of bringing the youngsters across India on a common platform. It is likewise into branding solutions for startups and companies imparting area of interest offerings for internet site, app, portraits and content material improvement in conjunction with digital advertising and marketing and social media advertising.

Founder(s): NA

Founded In: 2015

Funding: It raised undisclosed investment from RAIN members Sanjay Yadav, Puneet Mittal, Ajay Data, and Mahavir P Sharma in November 2014.

It made Chalogekya.Com – an car rickshaw net and mobile service within the town which offer era and transit help to the locals in a safe and clever manner.

Founder(s): Anugrah

Founded In: 2014

Funding: It raised undisclosed funding from RAIN individuals Sanjay Yadav, Puneet Mittal, Ajay Data, and Mahavir P Sharma in November 2014.

It offers in personalized and customised items for children from 3-12 years. The principal reason of Kidswids is to offer a brand new brilliant solution to their clients from the huge range of  merchandise.

Founder(s): Nishant Patni, Pranshu Bhandari

Founded In: 2012

Funding: In July 2015, it raised $6.5 Mn in Series A funding from assignment capital firm Tiger Global Management and different investors. Existing buyers Kae Capital and 500 Startups additionally participated in this round.

Jaipur-primarily based Intap Labs Pvt. Ltd runs cloud-based on-line language gaining knowledge of platform, Culture Alley. It began off as trainer-learner platform which offers audio-visual instructions for individuals. Today, the organization affords language learning training in English, Spanish and different languages.

Founder(s): Gunjan Agrawal, Kunal Gandhi

Founded In: 2011

Funding: In April 2015, it raised $400K investment in a round led by means of angel investment company ah! Angels. The round additionally noticed the participation from Calcutta Angels and 91springboard.

LogicRoots develops academic material for Mathematics inside the shape of interactive games for number one level students. The startup offers board video games in arithmetic, decimals, fractions and memory building, for school kids via Amazon and Flipkart. Its app is currently live at the Windows phone so one can pass in addition to iOS.

Founder(s): Shashank Kumar, Harshil Mathur

Founded In: 2014

Funding: It raised $nine Mn Series A spherical in October 2015 from Tiger Global along with participation from Matrix Partners. In the identical month, additionally they raised a seed round of $2.Five million which was led by way of Matrix Partners. Y Combinator and angel investors, inclusive of Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal (Snapdeal founders), Punit Soni (Flipkart CPO), Abhay Singhal, Amit Gupta and Naveen Tewari (Inmobi founders), Kunal Shah and Sandeep Tandon (Freecharge founders), Bill Gajda (SVP, Global Head of Innovation, Visa), Jeff Huber (SVP, GoogleX), Ram Shriram (Board Member and an early investor in Google), Justin Kan (Y Combinator accomplice and Twitch Founder), in total 33 angel investors also participated in the seed spherical. Earlier, in March 2015, additionally they raised $120K from Y Combinator.


Razorpay is an internet price gateway answer. It pursuits to revolutionise on-line payments with the aid of providing a easy, low priced and relaxed manner for small groups, startups, and other traditional SME companies like schools, colleges and training centres to begin accepting on-line bills. It turned into additionally part of Y Combinator and startup Oasis. The company, to start with started our of Jaipur has now shifted its base to Bengaluru.

Founder(s): Gajendra Gupta, Pradeep Gupta

Founded In: 2010

Funding: NA

Johareez is a web market for jewelry. They have their personal manufacturing of precious jewelry and curate style/imitation jewellery, along with imparting the platform for sellers to listing their merchandise up for sale.

Founder(s): Nand Kishore Chaudhary

Founded In: 2004

Funding: The crew has raised investment from Grassroot Business Fund.

Jaipur Rugs works immediately with artisans and empowering them and their communities with a sustainable livelihood. Jaipur Rugs claims to have labored with over 50,000 artisans from rural India, who paintings on 7,000 looms across 600 villages.

Founder(s): Manuj Goyal, Steve Bennett

Founded In: 2014

Funding: NA

Gemporia  showcases jewelry live on TataSky, Videocon D2H, Dish TV, and Airtel DTH. All the jewellery include certificate of authenticity, BIS hallmark for gold merchandise and a 30-day money back assure.

Founder(s): Abhishek Soni, Vertika Kedia, Shishant Todi

Founded In: 2015

Funding: It raised $1 Mn from an undisclosed commercial enterprise house in July 2016.

Tax2Win allows users to report profits tax go back in 3 easy steps – document it yourself, CA assisted, or CA reviewed. Self-filing is loose, whilst CA reviews value $1.50 (INR ninety nine) and CA help charges $four.50 (INR 299). With a team size of forty, 1/2 of its employees are chartered accountants.

Founder(s): Sagar Agrawal, Sahil Agrawal

Founded In: 2015

Funding: NA

HippoCabs is an intercity luxury shared cab carrier going for walks between Jaipur and Delhi. It’s a cab aggregator and can pay the drivers a set quantity on a in line with-tip basis. Also, it fees most effective for  the space travelled and no longer for the return adventure.

Founder(s): Nishant Jain

Founded In: 2015

Funding: It raised an undisclosed quantity in Seed funding from Brand capital in March 2016.

Tazasabzi ambitions at offering sparkling end result and veggies on the doorsteps of its clients. It gives a ‘Cash on Delivery’ choice. Customers can go back the ordered greens if they're no longer glad with the high-quality of veggies.

Founder(s): Hemant Singh, Devendra Baghel, Shubham Trivedi, Pranjal Gupta, Sameera YV, Raghav Mundra

Founded In: 2016

Funding: It raised an undisclosed Seed round of funding in April 2016 from Mitin Patel, MD of Prima Automation, and Gaurav Agarwal.

Houssup is an interior layout and home furnishing portal and was multiplied at Startup Oasis. It offers a variety of interior design templates, get the selected layout visualised via its augmented reality system before implementation and ultimately do it themselves or hire an interior fashion designer to complete the assignment.

Founder(s): Madhup Bansal, Gaurav Mundra

Founded In: 2014

Funding: It raised a $100K Seed spherical of investment from Newbie Promoter Pvt Ltd. In January 2016.

Myly is a cell-primarily based schooling startup which affords a secure online environment for coping with organization records in conjunction with an analytics dashboard.

Founder(s): Satyam Mishra, Prakhar Pagaria, Tushar Thettayil, Saransh Sidhu

Founded In: 2015

Funding: It raised an undisclosed quantity of angel funding spherical from a Delhi-primarily based private equity firm in February 2016.

UrbanDhobi is an on-call for laundry startup presently operational in Jaipur. They are looking to create benchmarks in phrases of pleasant of washing in India. They pick up clothes at the desired time slot of a user and supply returned in just 24 hours.

Founder(s): Prateek Jain, Sonali Jain

Founded In: 2015

Funding: NA

Curious Cobo is an internet task for kids that makes a speciality of providing you a amusing-stuffed package deal of simulative and cognitive gear that would improve the intelligence, social abilities, language, speech, and self-cognizance of your four – eight-12 months-vintage toddler.

Founders–  Sharad Bansal, Om Prakash, Kapil Arya, Vivek Pathak

Founded In: 2014

Funding: It raised a funding of $65K from Puneet Mittal (CEO, Pratham Software), Rajneesh Bhandari (President, TiE Rajasthan), Mahavir Pratap Sharma (President, RAIN), and three other RAIN participants along with two independent undisclosed angels.

A logo of Elation Edtech Pvt Ltd, Srjna objectives to make certain that students from instructions I to X retain their creativity. The startup has created over two hundred not pricey and portable subject-getting to know fashions for faculties based totally on an experiential mastering approach.

Founder(s): Prateek Goel, Dixit Singhvi

Founded In: 2014

Funding: NA

ZeroWaste is a opposite commerce platform for clients to promote their antique (used, unused and overused) electronics for coins. Also, they have installation collection centres at diverse places in Rajasthan to ensure that e-waste is disposed of responsibly.

Founder(s):  Sambhav Karnawat

Founded In: 2012

Funding: NA

Jewelove is a platinum jewellery ecommerce store based in Jaipur. They work on a capital-efficient on-call for version and offer entire customisation services for platinum jewellery in India.

Founder(s): Manuj Terapanthi

Founded In: 2011

Funding: It raised INR 30 Lakhs in an angel funding round from RAIN in August 2013.

Organic Shop is a joint venture of Jaipur INC – a Delaware-primarily based on line market for organic merchandise across categories like clothing, meals, cosmetic along with fitness and well being.

Founder(s): Nitin Jain, Ankit Jain, Khushbu Mathur

Founded In: 2013

Funding: NA

Indibini is an online portal that specialises in gifting products and branding services. It objectives to offer topics and ideas wrapped round Indian subculture.

Founder(s): Anuj Agrawal, Rishab Garg, Aayush Sharma

Founded In: 2015

Funding: NA

LinkYou is a actual-time networking app. It permit’s user explore events and people primarily based on his vicinity and hobbies so that he can extend his network with more well matched people.

Founder(s): Lokendra Ranawat, Dinesh Pratap Singh, Virendra Ranawat, Vikas Baheti

Founded In: 2015

Funding: NA

WoodenStreet is an online furnishings retailer, with a USP to offer customised products and a customized revel in. It allows customers to share his/her ideas and convert them to a manageable 3D for further confirmation.

Founder(s):  Nikhil Agrawal, Manish Harodia

Founded In: 2015

Funding: It raised an undisclosed quantity of seed funding in May 2016. The funding became led via IndusInd Bank government vice chairman Siddharth Banerjee and senior vice chairman Vikas Ranjan, Anshul Jindal, a senior investment officer with a Switzerland-primarily based investment company, and Sunil Koul, govt director at a Hong Kong-based totally investment bank. Industrialist Sanjeev Agrawal and chartered accountants Rakesh Gupta and Aditya Aggarwal additionally participated inside the spherical.

DreamWallets, run through SeedLogix Resources India Pvt. Ltd is a crowdfunding platform. It claims to be the handiest crowdfunding platform in the country that gives each fixed and bendy investment options.

Founder(s): NA

Founded In: 2014

Funding: NA

Classifieds Dekho is a unfastened classifieds internet site that helps humans buy, promote, rent, discover in classes like fixtures, cell telephones, vehicles & bikes, offerings, pets, real property, jobs, schooling, leisure and matrimonial. It lets in a person to post free ads and additionally view the commercials posted with the aid of different contributors.

Founder(s): NA

Founded In: 2010

Funding: NA

Aha3D is on a mission to perform fundamental improvement on 3-d printing technology and to serve as a platform for excessive era indigenous research on this region. The core electricity of the organisation is its in-residence design and development specialisation on all components of gadget design, which include embedded firmware, application software, middle electronics and mechatronics.

Founder(s): Ravi Raizada

Founded In: 2010

Funding: NA

Seva Services is a hyperlocal carrier issuer which offers domestic and office repair offerings. They are also running within the area of Technical Education referred to as “SEVA LEARNING” which offers a huge range of publications from Refrigeration, Mobile Repair and Computer Hardware, to Electrician. The company is also involved in assisting clients discover the excellent buyer for used home equipment and operating toward finding an lively solution for lowering e-waste.

Founder(s): Vipul Paliwal, Gaurav Jain

Founded In: 2015

Funding: It raised $1 Mn in an angel investment round from New York-primarily based Right Gems.

It is an internet marketplace permitting users to alternate products. One can exchange used mobiles, electronics, furnishings, books, fixtures and kitchen appliance and so on.

Founder(s): Yashraj Khaitan

Founded In: 2015

Funding: It raised an undisclosed Seed investment in March 2012 and a Series A round, later in March 2015. It is subsidized by way of investors together with Eric Brewer, Vestergaard Frandsen, and Campanille Impact Fund.

Gram Power is an energy tech agency founded out of Berkeley, California. They aim to solve  problems – electricity get right of entry to and strength misplaced. They’ve managed to reduce losses for Indian Utilities by using over 90% the usage of their patented smart grid generation. The company’s tech was decided on by way of NASA some of the top 10 cleantech innovations round the sector. They also are a part of CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad.

Founder(s): Ritesh Khandelwal, Abhishek Sharma

Founded In: 2012


Offerbean is an eretail assignment which offers electronics goods, toys, watches throughout numerous towns in India. The enterprise has tied up with more than a hundred of suppliers and has been developing its provider’s community month-to-month. The portal showcases majorly large manufacturers like Dell, Samsung, HCL, Apple, Lenovo, HP, Espirit, Fastrack, Funskool and so forth.

Founder(s): Raghav Sharma, Ravi Piplani

Founded In: 2015


Kalaage is a social networking platform for writers around the globe to percentage and publish their paintings and get it posted. It also connects magazines/newspapers with writers to get normal content material and manipulate their submission method. This way, writers get a actual cost in return as they get an opportunity to end up published authors, and magazines get a risk to at once interact with a myriad of writers/readers and get creative and unpublished evaluations/works from it.

Founder(s): Rakesh Kumar

Founded In: 2016

Funding: NA

SaveYourHealth provides healthcare offerings like home, non-public, nursing, primary, intellectual, pressing, child, elder, men, ladies and many others. On the consolation of home. They facilitate lab exams at home and scientific equipment leases, making healthcare more available for the sufferers. They have been also part of Startup Oasis and CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad.

Founder(s): Ramesh Choudhary

Founded In: 2016

Funding: NA

Sarv.Com products cowl all conversation fields and cloud-associated wishes on a single platform for employer and small-medium business. This includes e mail advertising, cloud computing, cloud storage, cloud telephony, CDN & SMS advertising and marketing services. All product are advanced inhouse best and the goal is to make Sarv as one stop solution for communication & IT associated desires of any length of the business enterprise.

Founder(s): Sourav Lodha

Founded In: 2014

Funding: NA

KuberBox targets to set up itself as a proper source to shop for Diamond Jewelry in India in a personalised and customized fashion. Also, they need to create a community of self-stimulated people/small commercial enterprise who can make bigger its products and services to their customers thru using Kuberbox’s tablet app, underneath the KuberBox Privileged Partner software.

Founder(s): Udai Singh Meena

Founded In: 2014

Funding: NA

The app offers Hindi-English dictionary and different Hindi language products and services. One can find on website a curated information about different apps and web sites and some tutorials to learn the Hindi language.

Founder(s): Rohit Dangayach, Madhur Bhaiya, Rakesh Shekhawat, Chandan Agarwal

Founded In: 2015

Funding: N/A

Wholesalebox App facilitates shops promote their stores and commercial enterprise via broadcasting Wholesalebox designs to their clients with their marked up retail pricing and taking purchaser evaluations even earlier than shopping for, thereby reducing dead stock. It also helps in branding the showroom and get the present day traits and client call for prediction.

Founder(s): Sagarika Parida

Founded In: 2015

Funding: NA

UrbanJobs use today's technologies in facts mining and system getting to know to locate the great applicants for recruitment.

Other Startups

StreetJumper, based in 2014 by Tarin Podar, and Abhishek Chandra turned into an on-demand logistics community that supplied personalized transport carrier through a transport boy or jumper to the consumers. The business enterprise is obtained with the aid of Mumbai-based entrepreneur Sandiip Modi in an all-coins deal in April 2016.


Propterry, Winsight Academy, CrispTalks, EventGraphia, Gurupdate, Living Greens, RedInno, Awakey – are a few different startups based totally out of Jaipur.

Major Investors In Jaipur Ecosystem


rainRajasthan Angel Investors Network (RAIN)

RAIN is a group of Angel investors in Jaipur inquisitive about making an investment in early stage companies, that have a capability to create scale. It is interested in any domain preferably pushed by generation or services with the ability of high scalability and may be commenced with minimal CapEx. It has invested in startups inclusive of on line media agency Blue Box Media Pvt Ltd, auto rickshaw finder app called Chaloge Kya, and Kidswids, a unit of 3D-printing corporation MakerKart. Also, it invested $149K in edtech startup  iAugmentor Labs Pvt. Ltd in August 2016 and an undisclosed funding in style retail platform Yufta in April 2016.

Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund

rvcfRajasthan Venture Capital Fund (RVCF) has signed an agreement with Startup Oasis and CIIE to devote 10 percentage of its INR 500 crore third fund for the startups. It’s portfolio groups encompass Yatra, Mosambee, Soft Tech, Aujas, Leeway, Frontier Logistics, NexTenders and more.

The joint initiative of Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) and the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) at IIM Ahmedabad. It has mentored startups like SRJNA, UrbanDhobi, RazorPay amongst others and has educated extra than 1,000 aspiring marketers.

500 Startups, WarburgPincus, Hillhouse Capital, Kamal Kothari, Mahavir Pratap Sharma, Yogesh Chaudhary, Ajay Data are other outstanding startup buyers within the town.

Co-running Space And Government Initiatives

Wired Hub, founded by means of Himanshi Goyal, was publicly opened on February 1, 2016, and has organised everyday workshops, mentorship periods and pitching contests. It presently has over 10 individuals and is spread in an area of over 1000 sq. Feet.. It has also introduced a unique concept of the co-working club wherein participants can avail the facilities and attend the networking activities, without taking a desk area.

EnTRIPreneur, commenced by way of Anuj Agarwal, Jahnvi Sharma, Rachna Ghiya, and Swapnil Soni is a platform that aims to alternate the manner marketers hook up with every different. The platform organises special trips for marketers in which they could loosen up, engage, join, and examine with different like-minded and proactive marketers

The Rajasthan Government has also commenced numerous projects to reinforce the state’s startup atmosphere. A current one is the kingdom startup policy, announced in October 2015 via Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. It goals to set up 50 incubators/accelerators, helping 500 startups, developing one hundred,000 square ft of incubation, and mobilising Rs 500-crore angel/venture capital investment in the next 5 years.

Another is the Rajasthan Startup Festival, organised every year with the guide of  TiE Rajasthan, incubator Startup Oasis, and the Rajasthan Angel Investor Network (RAIN). The event consists of two days of expo, conference and workshops.

Editor’s Note

With startups opting their home metropolis as a base to start their entrepreneurial journey, fueling help turns into the maximum necessity. With the State Government doing its element in constructing a sturdy startup surroundings within the metropolis, it'll absolutely add to the inspiration of Jaipur as a startup hub. Also, growing assist from accelerators and traders is also building the roots more potent to create a mature environment for the budding startups.

Do no longer fear if we haven’t blanketed your startup in the list. Just send to your info inside the remarks under and the list will keep developing. Stay tuned for extra inside the series!

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