There are plenty of rising Indian startups which are making their presence felt with their success stories. An edtech startup with highest funding, a self-checkout app exclusively for retail stores, as well as an Indian mobile operating system are few midst a lot of Indian startups which have paved new avenues of success. Let’s have a look at them.
1. Byju’s: Byju is known to be the highest paid startup in the education sector. Recently it took a big leap in the global market by acquiring an undisclosed amount of funding from Verlinvest of Belgium. The earlier Asian investments of Verlinvest of Belgium include Lazada, Sula Wines, and the Future Group. Byju’s personalised learning offers crafted exclusively according to the needs and wants of its users makes it unique amongst it various counterparts and gives it a competitive edge over them. Last year, Byju grabbed a funding of US$125 million in two funding rounds respectively. Byju’s users have crossed the number of 8 millions students along with 400,000 paid annual subscriptions.
2. Perpule: It is a Bangalore based startup that assists its users in finding retail stores and doing self checkouts through a GPS enabled app in order to avoid standing in long queues. This helps the retail stores in managing the weekend rush as well as understanding the needs of customers through the user data captured on the app. It helps them in personalisation and marketing of their brand accordingly. Perpule has recently acquired a seed funding of US$650,000 from Kstart Capital, which happens to be an early stage investment and acceleration point of Kalaari Capital. The funding will be used in expansion of Perpule in other cities. It is already live and working efficiently in an exclusive and leading retail chain HyperCity. In addition, it is running pilot programs in other stores as well.
3. Indus OS: It is a Mumbai based startup which is working in the field of providing a mobile operating system that works in all the regional languages. It has helped many users in operating their smartphones easily with the assistance of predictive typing and easy translation. Indus OS has announced a second series A round of an undisclosed amount from Ventureast and JSW Ventures and is looking forward for partnering with smartphone makers in China.