In this article, we will discuss the top 14 innovative startups in India that changed the lifestyle of people. Many startups in India have surprised people with their innovative and practical approach. Most of the business startups presented here are the best solution for customer’s needs. While there are 100s of companies and apps that have made people’s life easy below are the most popular businesses that have not only changed people’s life but have also succeeded in the market in a very short time. Digital technology helped these businesses to startup with low investment without investing in their own production through web apps, android apps, and IOS apps.
Founded in 2014, Swiggy is based out of Bangalore, India and, as of March 2019, was operating out of 100 Indian cities. Swiggy has become India’s largest online food ordering and delivery platform. The company doesn’t own restaurants but have tied up with local restaurants and through the restaurant’s menu in apps customers find the easiest way to order and get food at home from their favorite restaurants.
Zomato founded in 2008, the service from Zomato is the same as Swiggy. Though Zomato company started much before Swiggy at present Swiggy has greater popularity and users. Zomato gold provides special benefits to its gold members.
BigBasket was founded in December 2011 and has its headquarters in Bangalore, India. Bigbasket is an Indian online grocery delivery service. The company primarily delivers grocery goods found in convenience stores, home essentials, and food supplies to its customers.
Grofers is an Indian online grocery delivery service. It was founded in December 2013 and is based out of Gurugram. Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital. The name Grofers is a portmanteau of “grocery gophers”
5. Wow Momos
Wow, Momos is an Indian chain of fast-food restaurants headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, specializing in momos, dumplings popular in Nepal, Tibet, and India. It was established in 2008 in Kolkata. Prior to starting an organized restaurant business, the company sold momos
Wow! momo was started with the investment of 30000 rupees which Sagar took from his father. In the beginning, Sagar and Binod did approach the supermarket chain Spencers to set up a stall. In the company’s initial days, Sagar used to wear a Wow! Momo T-shirt and approach every person entering the store, asking them to sample the momos.
Momos originated from Tibet is a popular snack across states in the northeast. For its unique taste and quality, the company did exceptionally well and the business has expanded from North to South growing it in a short time since it had started.
Last year, it acquired Series B funding of Rs 44 crore directed by Lighthouse Funds and IAN at a valuation of Rs 230 crore.
Oyo Rooms, also known as Oyo Hotels & Homes, is an Indian hotel chain. It is one of the largest and fastest-growing hospitality chains of leased and franchised hotels, homes, and living spaces. Founded in 2013 by Ritesh Agarwal, OYO initially consisted mainly of budget hotels. The unique idea made it a success story when the company invested in a website and apps which have helped to connect 1000s of hotels across the country without investing in buying or constructing them.
The company reached many property owners who kept their houses unutilized and made them connect with Oyorooms for online booking which ultimately benefited owners, Oyorooms, and customers with cheaper prices.
Ola Cabs founded in 2010, based in Bangalore, Karnataka, India is an Indian ridesharing company offering services that include peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, and taxis. The company started its business when people had to book taxis on phone calls, wait for hours for their arrival or wait on the road looking for vacant taxis.
It not only made it convenient to book cabs but also people could track the cabs location, traffic and arrival time.
The company started in 2014, provides a carpooling facility. This is popular in cities for people to travel at low fair within the city and has become India’s largest carpool. The idea of carpooling has benefitted the owner and traveler both at the same time it may have reduced the traffic on road to some extent.
The company was founded in 2015 in Bengaluru. Rapido is an Indian online bike taxi aggregator based out of Bangalore, India. Online bike drop service makes this business unique as nobody would have imagined such a service. The company faced legal complications in some cities however successfully ran in 15 cities and made a convenient ride experience for students other users.
Fixmykars was incorporated in 2014 in Bangalore with a vision to provide an online platform and assistance to end-users. Fixmykars focused on giving, skilled auto mechanics go to the home doorstep or office with completely prepared machine apparatuses and certifiable extra parts and do the required car repair work at the door. When car breakdowns while traveling Fixmykars team reaches the location based on request and fixes it on the location itself. This makes people free from the worry of car breakdown and getting stuck on the road.
1mg was founded in 2013, is a digital consumer healthcare platform that makes healthcare ailments ordering online and delivery at home. It allows users to find information about medicines prescribed by doctors and also buy it. Users can order drugs by ailments, class, company, and brand.
Practo was founded in 2008 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The company provides online consultation from doctors and also guides online for health-related issues. It has been so convenient for people to consult doctors online when they cannot visit a hospital or clinic. The company keeps records and feedback of people for their health issues which other patients can refer and if required they can implement the same to treat themselves. During COVID-19 Pandemic many people could take benefit from this service.
13. Urban ladder
Urban Ladder was established as an online-first brand in 2012. The company provides furniture for living, dining, bedroom, study, and décor. They also provide services like AC service and repair, furniture repair, house repair, cleaning, etc. Using apps people can book and schedule timing for services needed.
Founded in 2006, RedBus is India’s largest online bus ticketing platform that has transformed bus travel in the country by bringing ease and convenience to millions of Indians who travel using buses. People do not need to go to counters, they can choose their favorite bus, seat, timing sitting at home by simply using apps.
Today, most of these companies have an open platform where people can become business partners either by taking franchise or register as service providers. No doubt innovation is key for success in business and sustaining in the market. In the above examples, business owners have made startups with innovative and practical ideas. They are good lessons for people to think and start businesses wisely.