RISE is our first conference in Asia, and we’re delighted that India will have such a strong startup presence at RISE. Keep a look out for these guys over the 2 days at the event, and check some of them out below.
Jugnoo are on a mission to make it easy to hail rickshaws on smartphones. Based in Chandigarh, they have been in the media lots this year after raising $5 Series A led by Snow Leopard. They have a pretty unique business model in that they’re tackling transport and on-demand delivery at the same time. Why? When the app launched they noticed that people were using it to hail rickshaws to pick up and deliver goods as well as for rides. Last month’s figures saw the company doing 3,000 orders on a daily basis. Not bad at all.
Lybrate is an online and mobile-based platform that connects patients and doctors. Patients can search by specialty or location and then book appointments with verified doctors recommended by real patients. They recently announced a $1.23 million raise. Lybrate sits among a growing number of international book-a-doctor startups, including Eastern Europe’s DocPlanner, and the UK’s Zesty. These guys have an early lead in India, ahead of New York-based ZocDoc.
ChargeBee describe themselves as a band of markers, tinkerers and dreamers. An informal bunch that loves solving problems. Sounds like our kind of people. The founders have worked on various global SaaS products for years, so they set out to build a subscription billing platform that lets you bill, manage and understand your subscription based SaaS and eCommerce business easily. They’ve gained some media attention recently, our favourite being that they take the “sting” out of billing.
AasaanJobs is a recruitment company for entry-level jobs in India. The startup has already raised $1.6million and is aiming to create a digital identity for millions who play such a crucial role in the ever-expanding region’s service industry. Headed up in Mumbai, they’re said to be addressing the grey segment in the job market, filling roles like data-entry operators and telemarketers.
Headquartered in Mumbai, Propstack aims to be the industry’s most professional, non-conflicting commercial real estate information provider in India. Propstack have managed to close a $3 million Series A and have been gaining lots of media attention recently. This round was led by Daily Mail, best known for its tabloid newspaper and news website. Its investment arm however has focused its money in India on data-based startups.
Anna is a storyteller at heart and is particularly passionate about telling the stories of startups. After returning from a year working in New York City's tech sector, she now writes for Collision, Web Summit, RISE and SURGE.