Indian Startup Hubs: Top Pune Startups That Have Made The City Proud

Pune has been the subject of our first installment of our series, Startup Ecosystem Hubs. We have already covered some of the early stage startups in Pune that are making all the right noise. This month, we bring to you a comprehensive list of Pune-based startups that have successfully raised Series A and further rounds of funding. We also highlight the startups that have had successful exits.

There are 3,682 tech startups in Pune. Here is a list of the top 10 most exciting ones

FirstCry   | Online retailer offering multi-category baby products

Online retailer offering multi-category baby products. The product catalog includes footwear, toys, bath & skin, footwear, diapers, health & safety products, feeding accessories, and more. The company claims to offer free shipping over the purchase of a minimum amount. It also offers parenting solutions, growth tracking, baby naming, and more.

Company Overview

  • Founded Year : 2010
  • Funding : USD 564M
  • Investors : TPG, ChrysCapital, SoftBank Vision Fund and 18 Other Investors

Druva   | Cloud data backup and protection solutions provider

Cloud data backup and protection solutions provider. It provides a full suite of endpoint data management solutions for enterprises. Its flagship product empowers an enterprise mobile workforce with backup, IT managed file sharing, data loss prevention along with data de deduplication, and rich analytics. It supports deployment in a public cloud, private cloud, or on premise. The solution manages and protects data across all devices with features like mobile backup, remote wipe, device encryption, and geolocation, etc. The clients include Nasa, McAffe, DHL, Leica, Merz Pharma, and KPMG.

Company Overview

  • Founded Year : 2008
  • Funding : USD 475M
  • Investors : Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, Neuberger Berman, Atreides Management and 27 Other Investors

ElasticRun   | Platform offering distribution networks for rural markets

Platform offering distribution networks for rural markets. It offers a logistics and distribution platform that caters to industries including the pharmaceutical, online retail, food products, automotive, and hospitality sectors. The network helps eCommerce companies reach customers in rural areas through its crowdsourced logistics network. It also eliminates fixed set-up costs by aggregating logistics resources across channels.

Company Overview

  • Founded Year : 2016
  • Funding : USD 461M
  • Investors : SoftBank Vision Fund, Goldman Sachs, Prosus and 21 Other Investors

MindTickle   | Cloud-based sales enablement solutions provider

Cloud-based sales enablement solutions provider. The platform offers solutions such as sales capability transformation, accelerate on boarding, ensure ongoing readiness, charge front-line managers with data-driven coaching, maximising partner & channel relationships, hosting virtual and online sales events.

Company Overview

  • Founded Year : 2011
  • Funding : USD 281M
  • Investors : SoftBank, Chimaera Financial Group, NewView Capital and 9 Other Investors

XpressBees   | Provider of e-commerce fulfillment solutions

Xpressbees is a provider of e-commerce fulfillment solutions. It enables shipment tracking, cargo deliveries, cross-border logistics & transactions, imports & exports, warehousing, and more. It also provides integration with online marketplaces, management of stock orders, inventories, returns, and fulfillment. The solution is offered for businesses like automotive, food & grocery, health care, and more.

Company Overview

  • Founded Year : 2015
  • Funding : USD 276M
  • Investors : Blackstone, TPG, ChrysCapital and 18 Other Investors

OneScore   | Credit score management platform

Onescore is a credit score management platform. Users can check their credit scores on the platform. It also provides updates on loan and credit card history. It offers tips & suggestions to improve the credit score. It offers an app-based platform that is available for iOS and Android platforms.

Company Overview

  • Founded Year : 2019
  • Funding : USD 203M
  • Investors : QED Investors, Sequoia Capital, Hummingbird Ventures and 25 Other Investors

OneCard   | Credit card for consumers

OneCard provides a credit card for consumers. It offers the OneCard app that allows users to control all aspects of credit cards including credit limit, instant rewards redemption, domestic/international use, online/offline transactions, contactless payments, and more. It also provides a loyalty program to consumers by offering them reward points and allowing them to redeem on their next purchase. Its app is available for both Android and IOS devices.

Company Overview

  • Founded Year : 2019
  • Funding : USD 126M
  • Investors : QED Investors, Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners India and 4 Other Investors

Agrostar   | Online platform offering agri-inputs, content, and advice

Online platform offering agri-inputs, content, and advice. The company claims to offer products like seeds, fertilizers, tractors, pumps, pesticides, etc. It also claims to offer expert advice, agricultural data, agronomy knowledge, weather forecast, etc. to farmers through its platform. Their app is available for Android users.

Company Overview

  • Founded Year : 2008
  • Funding : USD 117M
  • Investors : Schroders, Hero Corp, CDC Group and 13 Other Investors

JetSynthesys   | Provider of AR-based entertainment and gaming solutions

Provider of AR-based entertainment and gaming solutions. It operates through multiple business verticals including gaming, entertainment, digital media, and social platform. It offers a video blogging platform featuring celeb’s interviews. It also offers an audio and video streaming platform. Furthermore, it provides a gaming venture for hosting and managing events for e-sports.

Company Overview

  • Founded Year : 2012
  • Funding : USD 92M
  • Investors : Sachin Tendulkar, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Jetline Group and 11 Other Investors

Vayana Network   | Online trade financing platform

Online trade financing platform. It onboards buyers and sellers enabling sellers to raise a trade document that is financed by partner financial institutions after approval from the buyer. It offers factoring and discounting services to buyers. It provides commercial limit cards to buyers. The documents are digitally signed by the buyer and seller. It also offers access to the GST network and GST filing services.

Startup Overview

  • Founded Year : 2009
  • Funding : USD 62M
  • Investors : PayU, International Finance Corporation, Marshall Wace and 21 Other Investors