Time To Look Back: 15 Startups Which Proved Their Mettle In 2014




Time To Look Back: 15 Startups Which Proved Their Mettle In 2014

The startup ecosystem is booming in India. With innovative thoughts and concepts changing into reality. We in advance released a list of startups which have the potential to rock the surroundings in 2015. It is time to look returned on the year which simply ended.

We have now give you a list of startups which won enormous recognition in 2014:

Founders: Atul Agarwal, Ankit Oberoi

Founded: 2013

Funding: $632k in Angel Funding

AdPushup make amends to negative advert designs, placements, fonts, and so forth. It optimized ads allowing publishers & bloggers to make more money from their current website visitors with out the need for any coding competencies. AdPushup enables web sites overcome banner blindness and monetize impressions lost to ad blockading software. It used advanced A/B trying out to compare among different ad variation like exceptional placements and exclusive sizes. After locating the excellent version, it keeps a take a look at a banner blindness and can assist fight AdBlock.

Revenue Model: Free until goes public beta

Founders: Anirudh Gupta, Michael Lyngdoh

Founded: 2013

Funding: $400k led by means of Outbox ventures, with Palaash Ventures and Angel investors consisting of Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal of Snapdeal, Nikunj Jain of Frankly.Me and others.

Rejoice to all befuddled guests who're burdened via the choice of places to visit. There has been an growth in people’s desire to unravel something new, to journey to offbeat locations and they're no longer mollified with the aid of the equal-antique-vanilla ‘Agra tours’ or ‘Golden Triangle excursions’. The website brings together travelers from around the world to proportion and find out travel testimonies. It has quite a hefty listing of itineraries from all around the international. Next time, earlier than making a experience, do take a look at what’s well worth to look and what’s now not.

Revenue Model: It earns revenues thru Advertising, Affiliate models, integrating hotels and homestays.

Founders: Sampad Swain, Harshad Sharma, Akash Gehani

Founded: 2012

Funding: Undisclosed quantity in angel investment from Rajan Anandan & Sunil Kalra, $500k in seed round from Blume Ventures, 500 Startups and others. And Series A round  from Kalaari Capital and existing investors.

It is clear that B2C ecommerce is on its upward push and could maintain on rising. However, C2C ecommerce has now not seen that lots growth. Instamojo is ready to deliver a revolution on this segment. It empowers writer of all kinds to sell their creations throughout social systems. After an item is sold they contend with web hosting, bandwidth, price process and more. It is as smooth as counting 1,2,three because it requires no coding, no setup, no upkeep.

Revenue Model: 5% of each successful sale.

Founded In: 2012

Founders: Rohildev N

Funding: Angel funded by way of Dr. Ritesh Malik of Guerrilla Ventures, Raised $200k in Product Crowdfunding in March 2014 & raised undisclosed quantity in Series A round from Kalaari.

After smart glasses and smart watches, clever earrings have entered into wearable technology. They will sit down inconspicuously to your finger and will assist you to feel like a magician.One such ring is Fin, formerly referred to as RHL Vision.  It is a tiny hardware product that you can put on in your thumb as a hoop and it will make your whole palm as a gesture interface. It can uniquely apprehend every segments of the arms and may convert your palm right into a numeric keypad. It is a Bluetooth enabled tool that can be connected to three different digital international gadgets like Smartphones, Smart TVs, Automobiles, and Home automation gadgets imparting multiple tool compatibility. It uses Bluetooth for Communication with linked devices.

Revenue Model: Earn thru sale of wearable earrings.

Founded In: 2013

Founders: Shanti Mohan

Funding: INR 4 Cr. From Accel Partners, Eka Software cofounder Manav Garg, InMobi cofounder Naveen Tewari , angel investor Rajan Anandan and Sharad Sharma, cofounder iSpirt among others.

Every startup no matter how flourishing or bootstrapped requires investment to maintain doing the identical. To reap this letsventure allow startups trying to boost see/angel money to create funding prepared profiles on line and connect to approved buyers. Not only this, the platform lets in startups to get their enterprise plans reviewed with the aid of professionals and connect with mentors as properly. They cope with closure of termsheet & shareholders settlement, and entire criminal & financial method.

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Revenue Model: It fees 2-3% of the whole investment as a commission from startups, after they get hold of the cash.

Founded In: 2013

Founders: Aakrit Vaish, Swapan Rajdev

Funding: $1 Mn from Kalari Capital in seed spherical

Haptik is a  telephone application that lets in customers to speak with organisation experts over messaging. It acts like a WhatsApp for customer support to position an stop to computerized customer support machines where customers can chat with specialists and get help with customer support issues, FAQs and information. Users just need to ship out a text and the unique corporation consultant will get in touch with you inside 1 to four mins.

Revenue Model: It is but to roll out a monetisation strategy

Founded In: 2012

Founders: Sachin Gupta, Vivek Prakash

Funding: $500k from Angelprime and GSF SuperAngels

The hunt for expertise has taken a turn to India. It’s now not approximately Silicon Valley, India has multinationals and a booming startup environment which require engineers(study: programmers). HackerEarth is trying to make the technique of fathoming a person’s expertise less difficult by means of programming demanding situations. They both layout ‘challenges’ on their own primarily based on capabilities like the front-give up improvement or rent a person to layout them. The complete process is to create a profile, enter right into a assignment, get a suggestion and get hired. It filters out high-quality from the relaxation.

Revenue Model: They either source the applicants, assess them after which without delay join them to companies and expenses a recruiting rate. Or they've a SaaS model, wherein they provide their evaluation engine to companies which might be hiring with the aid of charging about $2 in line with test taken or $740 in step with hire.

Founders: Sahil Goel

Founded In: 2012

Funding: Angel round of funding from 5ideas, 500 Startups and angel investor Jatin Aneja and $2 Mn in Series A from Nirvana Venture Advisors, 500 Startups and Japan-primarily based Beenos (NetPrice).

Ecommerce has turned taller than Burj Khalifa, metaphorically. After giving cutthroat opposition to brick & mortar shops, those offline dealers have found a boon. SMEs can now open their personal ecommerce internet site and to achieve this Kartrocket works for them. It is a provider of DIY ecommerce platform. Kartrocket provides storefront designs, domestic as well as international price options included with logistics. It helps these SMEs sell throughout cell and web devices. The platform is already integrated with eBay, Amazon and Snapdeal to allow multi-channel income.

Revenue Model: Monthly Plans as in line with length of the employer and charges transaction price.

Founders: Ankur Singla

Founded In: 2010

Funding: INR 1 Cr. From Sequoia in seed spherical in 2011 and $five Mn from Sequoia in Series A in 2014.

There have been days whilst clients have been left unheard in case of a grievance lodged through them. Times Change! Consumer awareness helped them redeem their fame inside the market which led to formation of Consumer Forum. Akosha is a patron focus and lawsuits internet site which helps customer in resolving their issues with agencies. ‘Akosha’ means to unravel matters. The internet site claims to help purchasers in approaching the District Consumer Forums. Akosha has efficaciously passed the ‘baton of strength’ inside the fingers of client.

Revenue Model: Started off with a focus on resolving purchaser lawsuits and charging them, Akosha has now moved closer to agency targeted model.

Founders: Aditi Avasthi

Founded: 2012

Funding: $four Mn from Kalaari Capital & Lightbox

Internet Of Things ultimately engrained e-learning. With ease of get entry to and available records everywhere in the internet focused e-mastering is essential. Embibe.Com affords with resources for preparation on engineering assessments. It has a strong records platform and boasts of 100k students on board. It is flow towards brick and mortar gamers which are traditional money grossers inside the engineering training area, charging from INR50,000 to a lakh rupees annually. The database is examination-centric because it presents methods to reinforce speed, accuracy and time control, helping college students carry out to their potential.

Revenue Model: Has plans as in step with content material and exam.

Founders: Anshulika Dubey, Priyanka Agarwal

Founded In: 2012

Funding: INR 4 Cr. From Rajan Anandan, Sharad Sharma, Navyug Mohnot, Deepak Goel, Dinesh Agarwal, Sunil Kalra and others

Turning your concept into truth has its personal caveats. Wishberry additionally referred to as as Kickstarter of India is one such platform which lets you pitch your ideas to friends, circle of relatives and every body else. Anyone who believes to your concept can make a contribution small quantities of money in alternate for being part of your dream. The platform follows a rigorous curation method earlier than approving a project. Once the challenge is accredited, subsequent step is to create a campaign page on its website online and SWOOSH you are geared up for crowdfunding.

Revenue Model: Upfront fee of INR 2500 and 10% of overall cash raised from any marketing campaign

Founders: Azhar Iqubal, Deepit Purkayastha, Anunay Pandey

Founded In: 2013

Funding: Seed funding from Gaurav Bhatnagar, Ankush Nijhawan and Manish Dhingra, Times Internet and Flipkart cofounders Sachin Bansal & Binny Bansal.

The adage ‘Time Is Money’ fits perfectly in these days’s international. With all this hustle-bustle around, humans ought to prioritize what’s crucial. There were times when humans used to sit hours reading newspaper or listening news on radio/TV. The media enterprise is biased toward the ones who've the endurance and time to examine the prolonged information articles. ‘News In Shorts’ comes with the promise of turning in news articles in less than 60 words skimming instantly to the information and now not one’s opinion. Time is Money, simplest difference is We Own It, spend accurately.

Revenue Model: Will introduce commercials and paid content material.

Founders: Rishi Mukherjee, Sattvik Mishra.

Founded In: 2013

Funding: INR 10 Cr. From Bharti Softbank

Ever heard of Cracked.Com? Sure, you then is probably understanding there were positive matters which you couldn't relate to. To take away this discrepancy, Scoopwhoop gives you humor content material injected with a robust dose of Indian Flavour. The internet site takes delight in its capability to create viral content material out of India conditions and the usa’s manner of lifestyles as we've got a big range of netizens playing with their internet related devices. Scoopwhoop has created a huge quantity of buzz in just sixteen months of being operational and is understood for it’s Buzzfeed style of content which includes listicles, pet snap shots and goofy lifestyles hacks. Your one prevent shop to chortle your ass off.

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Revenue Model: Ad Revenue and from Brand sponsoring.

Founders: Sumit Gupta, Harsimran Walia

Founded In: 2013

Funding: Undisclosed amount in Series A from Matrix Partners India and before that it had raised undisclosed sum in funding from Outbox Ventures

Grownout is  a referral hiring solution that enables agencies to leverage their personnel’ expert network. It has a vision of fixing the hiring requirements of the enterprise using the modern-day to be had technology. It utilises nicely researched strategies of referral hiring to make candidate sourcing easier and more green. It manages the entire method from finding the excellent healthy to completing the hiring cycle to monitoring applicant’s status.

Revenue Model: Charges clients which might be primarily based on in line with worker consistent with month.

Founders: Ankit Prasad, Mohd. Wassem

Founded In: 2012

Funding: $700k from Saif Partners, Deep Kalra, Sachin and Binny Bansal with few others

Touchtalent is an internet primarily based global network that permits customers to show, proportion, appreciate and monetize their creations. It is created to promote the hobby of innovative corporations. The site has features focusing on copyright, sharing, etc. Which were designed keeping the interest of creators in thoughts. It has cell app as nicely with over 1Mn downloads which displays the content in a fluid, dynamic and eye-desirable manner. The website claims that users from greater than 192 international locations go to Touchtalent ordinary to express themselves creatively.



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