City of Pearls and City of Nizams, Hyderabad has always been a hotbed of startup activity. At the peak of its IT revolution, Hyderabad was home to biggies like Microsoft, Facebook, and Google.
According to a report by NASSCOM, close to eight percent of the startup activity in India is happening in the city of Hyderabad. While the growth of Hyderabad is relatively slower than that of Chennai, it nevertheless is catching the eye of several investors and VC funds.
Today, we bring you the 8 promising startups from Hyderabad which made a great start to year 2016.
1. Hello Curry
Hello Curry is a Hyderabad based quick service restaurant chain (QSR) specializing in Indian cuisine. The startup was founded by Raju Bhupati in 2014. In India, the startup presently has 31 outlets and plans to expand in Pune, Visakhapatnam, and Vijayawada. It also has plans to open microformat kiosks under the Hello Paratha brand, a product line that was started after the acquisition of food chain Paratha Post.
The Hyderabad-based food chain, this year has raised $1.5 Million in bridge funding.
Commut was founded in 2015 by Prasanth Garapati, Hemanth Jonnalagadda and Sandeep Kachavarapu, and is a technology-based minibus shuttle service for daily office commuters. The startup offers its shuttle services across 50 routes in Hyderabad. It enables users to book a seat via its phone app, in any of its high frequency operating, air conditioned mini buses at affordable prices.
The startup claims to be clocking more than 700 rides every day with a fleet of 42 mini bus shuttles. Commut has raised around Rs 1.3 crore from investment venture 50K ventures.
Founded in 2014 by Kiran Kalakuntla, eKincare is an online platform that enables users to monitor their critical medical information and all health records by keeping them on the cloud. This enables the users to access the dashboard from anywhere and anytime by using a PC or a mobile device. eKincare’s patent pending technology also gathers medical results from various healthcare providers, updates profiles, and provides a single repository for users to store all their healthcare episodes.
Hyderabad-based healthcare startup has raised $329K (INR 2.2 Cr) in Pre-Series A round of funding this year.
MyDentistChoice was founded by P Sivaprasad, is part of Hyderabad-based startup incubator T-Hub. It claims to have a customer base of 3,00,000 dentists and 500 dental colleges. Its clients include Apollo White Dental, Denty’s, and Partha Dental.
Hyderabad-based e-commerce platform for dental products has raised $150,000 (around Rs 1 crore) in seed investment.
5. Endless Robotics
Founded in April 2015 by five 5 engineers from BITS Pilani & IIIT Hyderabad, Endless Robotics is primarily a commercial robotics startup working on a series of automation products for decorative painting in the construction and real estate development space, and aims to solve the lack of innovation in the painting industry.
Endless Robotics is estimating the size of the total addressable market for painting jobs in India at $3.6 billion, of which a third is in the major cities of the nation. The startup has recently raised a pre-seed fund of $100,000.
Medinfi an online source that helps create pure-play contact platform for helping users in choosing the right doctors and hospitals through genuine and trustworthy information was started by ex-Amazon founders, and backed by 10+ reputed angel investors through 4 different of funding so far.
The medinfi app which is using content play to build up its user base already has approximately 5000 downloads and is available in major cities like Bengaluru, Delhi, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, NOIDA, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. It has huge database of about 7000 verified doctors and hospitals. This year, the startup has raised 1 crore from the investors.
Bucker was founded by IIIT alumni, Ravneet Singh, Vennela Miryala and Nikhar Agarwal, It is a mobile assistance app that serves as an assisting layer over the existing apps on your device assisting customers avail simple services like ordering food or booking cabs, you might be jumping across multiple apps and perhaps mobile browsers to avail the service at the optimal price.
Bucker has partnered with Jugnoo- an on-demand autorickshaw-booking platform and is integrated with Uber, Ola, food delivery apps FoodPanda, Faaso’s, Swiggy, TinyOwl as well as recharge platforms Paytm, Freecharge and Mobikwik. The app compares prices and pushes coupons based on data pulled across all these apps. It has raised seed funding from Silicon Valley based angels.
Tinmen delivers food as part of corporate meal programme and also to individual employees. The food is prepared by home chefs in conformance will the latest trends in the industry. The startup describes itself as a technology-enabled version of the Mumbai Dabbawalas.
Mukesh Manda, co-founder of TinMen describes it as a virtual cafe. The startup claims to have attained a 40% customer retention and delivers on an average 8000 lunches per day. TinMen has recently raised funding from angel round.