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List of Unicorn startups in India – 2022

Indians founded 119 unicorns, of which 65 are outside of India and 54 are in India. Of those founded abroad, significantly all are in the USA, led by the Bay Area, with two in each of the UK and Singapore, and one in each of Germany and Mexico.

following is the list of Unicorn startups founded by Indians

InMobi

SectorAdtech – Mobile Ads
Last Valuation1
valuation Year2011
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsKPCB, Sherpalo Ventures, SoftBank

Mu Sigma

SectorSaaS – Analytics
Last Valuation1.5
valuation Year2013
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsAccel, Sequoia Capital, General Atlantic

Flipkart

SectorE-Commerce
Last Valuation37.6
valuation Year2012
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsAccel, Tiger Global, Naspers, SoftBank, Tencent

Snapdeal

SectorE-Commerce
Last Valuation2.4
valuation Year2014
Established
LocationDelhi
Major InvestorsKalaari Capital, Nexus Ventures, Bessemer, SoftBank, Alibaba

Ola Cabs

SectorMobility – Ride Aggregator
Last Valuation6.7
valuation Year2015
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsTiger Global, Matrix Partners, Steadview, SoftBank, Tencent

PayTM

SectorFintech – Payments & Wallet
Last Valuation16
valuation Year2015
Established
LocationNoida
Major InvestorsSaama Capital, Elevation Capital, Alibaba, Berkshire Hathway

Quikr

SectorMarketplace – Classifieds
Last Valuation1.5
valuation Year2015
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsMatrix Partners, Omidyar Network, Norwest, Kinnevik

Zomato

SectorFoodtech
Last Valuation5.4
valuation Year2015
Established
LocationGurgaon
Major InvestorsInfo Edge, Sequoia Capital, Vy Capital, Alibaba

Hike

SectorSocial Media – Messaging
Last Valuation1.4
valuation Year2016
Established
LocationDelhi
Major InvestorsTiger Global, Tencent, Foxconn

ShopClues

SectorE-Commerce
Last Valuation1.1
valuation Year2016
Established
LocationGurgaon
Major InvestorsNexus Ventures, Helion Ventures, Beenos, Tiger Global, Others

BYJUS

SectorEdtech
Last Valuation16.5
valuation Year2018
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsAarin Capital, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Tencent, General Atlantic, Tiger Global

PayTM Mall

SectorE-Commerce
Last Valuation3
valuation Year2018
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsElevation Capital, Alibaba, SoftBank, eBay

Swiggy

SectorFoodtech
Last Valuation5.5
valuation Year2018
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsAccel, Elevation Capital, Norwest, Naspers, Tencent

PolicyBazaar

SectorFintech – Insurance
Last Valuation2.4
valuation Year2018
Established
LocationGurgaon
Major InvestorsInfo Edge, Intel, Inventus Capital, Tiger Global, SoftBank, Tencent

OYO Rooms

SectorProptech – Hotel Booking
Last Valuation9.6
valuation Year2018
Established
LocationGurgaon
Major InvestorsLightspeed Ventures, Sequoia Capital, SoftBank

Udaan

SectorB2B E-Commerce
Last Valuation3.1
valuation Year2018
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsLightspeed Ventures, DST Global, Tencent

Freshworks

SectorSaaS – CRM
Last Valuation3.5
valuation Year2018
Established
LocationChennai/San Mateo
Major InvestorsAccel, Tiger Global, Google, Sequoia Capital

BillDesk

SectorFintech – B2B Payments
Last Valuation1.6
valuation Year2018
Established
LocationMumbai
Major InvestorsSIDBI VC, TA Associates, General Atlantic

Delhivery

SectorLogistics Services
Last Valuation3
valuation Year2019
Established
LocationGurgaon
Major InvestorsNexus Ventures, Multiples PE, Tiger Global, Carlyle, SoftBank, Fosun Group

Dream11

SectorGaming
Last Valuation5
valuation Year2019
Established
LocationMumbai
Major InvestorsKalaari Capital, Tencent, Multiples PE, Steadview, Falcon Edge Capital

BigBasket

SectorE-Commerce – Groceries
Last Valuation2
valuation Year2019
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsAscent Capital, Helion Ventures, Bessemer, IFC, Alibaba

Rivigo

SectorLogistics Services
Last Valuation2
valuation Year2019
Established
LocationGurgaon
Major Investors
Elevation Capital, Warburg Pincus

Rivigo

SectorLogistics Services
Last Valuation1.1
valuation Year2019
Established
LocationGurgaon
Major InvestorsElevation Capital, Warburg Pincus

Druva Software

SectorSaaS – Data Management
Last Valuation2
valuation Year2019
Established
LocationPune/Sunnyvale
Major InvestorsWestBridge, Nexus Ventures, Sequoia Capital

Icertis

SectorSaaS – Contract Management
Last Valuation2.8
valuation Year2019
Established
LocationPune/Bellevue
Major InvestorsEight Roads, B Capital, PremjiInvest

CitiusTech

SectorIT Services – Healthcare
Last Valuation1.1
valuation Year2019
Established
LocationMumbai/Princeton
Major InvestorsGeneral Atlantic, Baring Asia

Ola Electric

SectorMobility – Electric
Last Valuation1.1
valuation Year2019
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsSoftBank, Tiger Global, Matrix Partners

Lenskart

SectorE-Commerce – Eyewear
Last Valuation2.5
valuation Year2019
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsSoftBank, Kedaara Capital, TPG, Chiratae Ventures, TR Capital

Pine Labs

SectorFintech – PoS Payment Solutions
Last Valuation3
valuation Year2020
Established
LocationNoida
Major InvestorsSequoia Capital India, New Atlantic Ventures, Altimeter Capital, Temasek, Mastercard

Nykaa

SectorE-Commerce – Personal Care & Cosmetics
Last Valuation1.8
valuation Year2020
Established
LocationMumbai
Major InvestorsTechpro Ventures, TVS Capital, Sharrp Ventures, TPG Growth

Postman

SectorSaaS – API Development & Testing
Last Valuation5.6
valuation Year2020
Established
LocationBangalore/San Francisco
Major InvestorsNexus Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Insight Venture Partners

Unacademy

SectorEdtech
Last Valuation3.4
valuation Year2020
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsBlume Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital India, Elevation Capital, General Atlantic, SoftBank

RazorPay

SectorFintech – Payment Gateway
Last Valuation3
valuation Year2020
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsMatrix Partners India, Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital India, DST Global

Cars24

SectorMarketplace – Used Cars
Last Valuation1.8
valuation Year2020
Established
LocationGurgaon
Major InvestorsAsia Venture Group, Apoletto, Unbound, DST Global, Sequoia Capital India, SoftBank

PhonePe

SectorFintech – Payments
Last Valuation5.5
valuation Year2020
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsTiger Global, Tencent

Zenoti

SectorSaaS – Salon & Spa Management
Last Valuation1.5
valuation Year2020
Established
LocationHyderabad/Bellevue
Major InvestorsAccel India, Norwest, Tiger Global, Steadview Capital, Advent International

Dailyhunt

SectorContent – News
Last Valuation3
valuation Year2020
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsMatrix Partners India, Omidyar Network, Sequoia Capital India, Falcon Edge Capital

Glance InMobi

SectorContent – Lockscreen
Last Valuation1
valuation Year2020
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsMithril Capital, Google

Digit

SectorFintech – General Insurance
Last Valuation3.5
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsFairfax Holdings, A91 Partners, Faering Capital, TVS Capital

Innovaccer

SectorSaaS – Healthcare Data Analytics
Last Valuation1.3
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationNoida
Major InvestorsWestBridge, Lightspeed Ventures, M12 (Microsoft), Tiger Global

Infra.Market

SectorB2B E-Commerce – Construction Materials
Last Valuation2.5
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationThane
Major InvestorsAccel India, Nexus Venture Partners, Tiger Global, Evolvence India

Five Star Business Finance

SectorNBFC
Last Valuation1.4
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationChennai
Major InvestorsMatrix Partners India, Sequoia Capital India, Norwest, Morgan Stanley, TPG Capital

FirstCry

SectorE-Commerce – Baby Care Products
Last Valuation1.7
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationPune
Major InvestorsChiratae Ventures, Elevation Capital, Vertex, SoftBank

Meesho

SectorE-Commerce – Social Commerce
Last Valuation4.9
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsSequoia Capital India, Elevation Capital, SoftBank, Naspers

CRED

SectorFintech – Payments & Credit Card Rewards
Last Valuation4
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsSequoia Capital India, Ribbit Capital, DST Global, Falcon Edge Capital

PharmEasy

SectorE-Commerce – Online Pharmacy
Last Valuation5.6
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationMumbai
Major InvestorsOrios VP, Eight Roads Ventures, Temasek, Naspers

Groww

SectorFintech – Brokerage & Mutual Funds
Last Valuation3
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsSequoia Capital India, Y Combinator, Tiger Global, Ribbit Capital

ShareChat

SectorSocial Media
Last Valuation2.8
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsIndia Quotient, Elevation Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Tiger Global, Twitter

Gupshup

SectorConversational Messaging
Last Valuation1.4
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationMumbai
Major InvestorsTiger Global, Charles River Ventures, Helion Ventures

ChargeBee

SectorSaaS – Subscription Billing Solution
Last Valuation1.4
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationChennai
Major InvestorsTiger Global, Steadview Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Accel India, Insight Venture Partners

Urban Company

SectorMarketplace – Handyman Services
Last Valuation2.1
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationDelhi
Major InvestorsTiger Global, Steadview Capital, Accel India, Elevation Capital, Vy Capital, Prosus Ventures

Moglix

SectorB2B E-Commerce – Industrial Equipment
Last Valuation1
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationNoida
Major InvestorsAccel India, Jungle Ventures, Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital India, IFC

Zeta

SectorFintech – Enterprise Software – Neo Banking
Last Valuation1.4
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationBangalore/San Francisco
Major InvestorsSoftBank

BrowserStack

SectorSaaS – Software Testing
Last Valuation4
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationMumbai/Dublin
Major InvestorsAccel, Bond Capital, Insight Venture Partners

BlackBuck

SectorLogistics Services
Last Valuation1
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsAccel India, Sequoia Capital India, Sands Capital, IFC, Tiger Global

Droom

SectorMarketplace – Used Cars
Last Valuation1.2
valuation Year2021
EstablishedGurgaon
Location
Major InvestorsBeenos Partners, Lightbox, Axis Capital Partners, Beenext

OfBusiness

SectorNBFC – SME Loans
Last Valuation3
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationGurgaon
Major Investors
SoftBank, Matrix Partners India, Zodius Capital, Falcon Edge Capital

BharatPe

SectorFintech – Payments
Last Valuation2.8
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationDelhi
Major Investors

MindTickle

SectorSaaS – HR – Training
Last Valuation1.2
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationPune/San Francisco
Major InvestorsSoftBank, Accel India, Qualcomm Ventures, Norwest

upGrad

SectorEdtech – Higher Studies
Last Valuation1.2
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationMumbai
Major InvestorsTemasek, IFC

CoinDCX

SectorCryptocurrency Exchange
Last Valuation1.1
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationMumbai
Major InvestorsB Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Polychain Capital

Eruditus

SectorEdtech – Executive Education
Last Valuation3.2
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationMumbai
Major InvestorsSoftBank, Accel, Sequoia Capital India, Bertelsmann India Investments

Grofers

SectorE-Commerce – Groceries
Last Valuation1
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationGurgaon
Major InvestorsTiger Global, Sequoia Capital India, SoftBank, Apoletto, Zomato

Zetwerk

SectorMarketplace – Manufacturing Services
Last Valuation1
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsKae Capital, Sequoia Capital India, Accel India, Lightspeed Ventures, D1 Capital Partners

Mobile Premier League

SectorGaming
Last Valuation2.3
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsSequoia Capital India, Beenext, Moore Strategic Ventures, RTP Global, VH Capital

Apna.co

SectorMarketplace – Jobs
Last Valuation1.1
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsSequoia Capital India, Lightspeed Ventures, Tiger Global, Insight Venture Partners

Vedantu

SectorEdtech
Last Valuation1
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsAccel India, Tiger Global, Omidyar Network, WestBridge, ABC World Asia

Licious

SectorD2C
Last Valuation1
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsMayfield, 3ONE4 Capital, Sistema Asia Fund, Bertelsmann India, Vertex, Multiples PE

CoinSwitch

SectorCryptocurrency Exchange
Last Valuation1.9
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsTiger Global, Sequoia Capital India, Ribbit Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase Ventures

Rebel Foods

SectorFoodtech – Cloud Kitchen
Last Valuation1.4
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationMumbai
Major InvestorsSequoia Capital India, Lightbox, Coatue Management, RTP Global, QIA, Evolvence India

Cardekho

SectorMarketplace – Used Cars
Last Valuation1.2
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationJaipur
Major InvestorsSequoia Capital India, Hillhouse Capital, CapitalG, LeapFrog

Acko

SectorInsurance – General
Last Valuation1.1
valuation Year2021
Established
LocationBangalore
Major InvestorsAccel India, Elevation Capital, Amazon, General Atlantic, Multiples PE

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