India claims the third-largest ecosystem for startups, with more than 100,000 early-stage businesses creating innovative solutions for a diverse range of sectors from IT, edtech and life sciences to food and beverages. In fact, it’s estimated that one in every ten unicorns — that is, top projects valued at $1 billion and beyond — was founded in India.
The following Pune-based startup companies are fueling the country’s exponential growth.
Top Startup Companies in Pune
- Rebel Foods
5 Top Startup Companies in Pune
FirstCry is an online marketplace for baby products that sells a range of goods from diapers and baby food to strollers and toys. Founded in 2010, the $2.7 billion company provides parents access to a 90,000-item inventory that supplies in-demand brands such as Pampers, Gerber and Fisher Price.
Xpressbees is an e-commerce logistics startup that offers collection, storage, transportation and door-step delivery of goods. In operation since 2015, it uses a hub-and-spoke model made up of 4,500 dispatch centers to carry out same-day and next-day delivery, multi-package shipments as well as banking, financial and insurance-related deliveries. The company completes 3 million shipments per day to over 20,000 pin codes.
Rebel Foods is a food delivery platform with hundreds of cloud kitchens spread across 75 cities. These takeout-only facilities are used by more than 4,000 virtual restaurants, and can be outsourced to other restaurateurs to expand an existing brand or build a new one online at low cost. Since its 2011 launch, Rebel Food has raised over half-a-billion dollars in various funding rounds.
Fintech startup Fibe, formerly known as EarlySalary, launched its money lending app in 2015 with the goal to make financial assistance accessible and affordable to mid-income groups. The platform features quick turnaround cash, one-time application for multiple loans, credit score checks and salary advances for B2B applications. To date, Fibe has been downloaded over 20 million times, distributing more than 5.7 million loans.
Mindtickle is a SaaS company known for its cloud-based sales platform that combines training, enablement and call insights in one place. This startup’s all-in-one solution features sales forecasting, onboarding, content management, digital sales rooms and AI-enabled insights. Mindtickle’s sales-readiness tech is used by Fortune 500 companies and was awarded the top spot in G2’s ‘Best Software Companies’ list of enterprise products in 2020.