The Top 10 Startup Gems in Pune

The Top 10 Startup Gems in Pune

“Pune, a vibrant city in India, has become a thriving hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, hosting a diverse array of startups across sectors such as technology, healthcare, and e-commerce. Here are ten noteworthy startups that have been making waves in Pune’s dynamic business landscape.”

1. Naccarc Robotics

Noccarc invented a solar panel cleaning machine that doesn’t use water and is fully automated. They were off to a really great start as a company – they raised a $1.6 million seed round from the Indian Angel Network.

 Naccarc Robotics is a SIIC IIT Kanpur company that is notable for producing a variety of MedTech and CleanTech products. It is a firm believer in resilience-driven innovation. Their team has embarked on a mission to overhaul India’s hardware industry. It has brought a lot of creativity, innovation, and growth to the industries since its inception.

Noccarc Robotics was founded in 2017, and its first manufacturing unit opened in 2019. In July 2020, they released the NOCCARC V30. The organization then worked hard to reach its goal of 3000+ installations in July 2021. It continues to hope to bring in more innovative tech and serve the Indian people until the end.

Details of Startups

. Started in: 2017
. Founders: Harsit Rathore and Nikhil Kurela
. Industries: Cleantech medical
. Funding: $124 M
. Funding rounds: 2
. Number of investors: 2

2. Med Cords

Shreyans Mehta, the co-founder of MedCords, has built an end-to-end channel that helps villagers access doctor consultations, medicine supply, follow-ups, and digital storage of their health data

“MedCords was founded in 2016 to solve the problem of accessibility, cost, and quality of healthcare for last-mile patients. The startup interconnects the most important stakeholders of the healthcare segment – patients, doctors, medical stores, and laboratories for efficient delivery of healthcare services.

India’s first cloud-based holistic healthcare ecosystem startup is dubbed, which has simplified the entire health management program. It can be described as a trustworthy healthcare provider that offers online doctor consultations, family health plan creation, and medication delivery to your home.

You may hire India’s best doctors at a low price with just a click of the mouse. It has an easy-to-use application that offers professional consultations from over 5000 doctors in 33 different fields.

Details Of Startups

. Started in: 2016
. Founders: Nikhil Baheti and Shreyans Mehta
. Industries: Health and Wellness
. Funding:$262.8M
. Funding rounds: 3
. Number of investors: 3

3. First Cry

FirstCry is a well-known e-commerce platform specializing in baby and kids’ products.FirstCry was founded in 2010 by Supam Maheshwari and Amitava Saha. The company is headquartered in Pune, India. It operates both an online platform and a chain of physical stores, offering a wide range of baby and kids’ products, including clothing, toys, diapers, baby gear, and more.

FirstCry provides a comprehensive selection of products catering to the needs of infants, toddlers, and young children. The platform aims to be a one-stop shop for parents, offering convenience and a diverse range of options.

First Cry is a startup that bills itself as the world’s largest online marketplace for babies and children’s stuff. Since its inception, it has consistently been at the top of the list for the types of things it has provided to infants across the country.

It responds more to the needs of moms for their infants, who seek to give a highly comfortable environment for their children. Every parent with a child or toddler has been visiting their website more frequently. FirstCry is the only platform with the most comprehensive catalog for children up to the age of early adolescence.

Details of startups

. Started in: 2010
. Founders: Supam Maheshwari and Amitava Saha
. Industries: Baby product
. Funding:$793.7 M
. Funding rounds: 11
. Number of investors: 20

4. Mind Tickle

MindTickle is a startup that specializes in sales enablement and readiness. MindTickle was founded in 2011 by Krishna Depura, Mohit Garg, and Nishant Mungali. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with a presence in Pune, India. MindTickle focuses on providing solutions to enhance the readiness and effectiveness of sales teams.

MindTickle offers a cloud-based platform that helps organizations train and prepare their sales teams. The platform incorporates features like training modules, assessments, role-playing scenarios, and analytics to ensure that sales representatives are well-prepared and equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge.

Details of startups

. Started in: 2012
. Founders: Krishana Gopala Depura, Deepak Diwakar and Nishant Mungali
. Funding:$281.0 M
. Funding rounds: 5

5. Event Beep

The goal here is for this app, Beep, to be a student’s all-in-one app: students can also see nearby events, they can get notifications from the college they’re attending, participate in live quizzes, get a student credit card and exclusive cashback, find out about workshops and sporting events, and just generally feel more connected with their college and friends.

EventBeep is an online events platform that provides all event information to students.

Details of startups

. Started in: 2019
. Founders: rakhi pal, Venkatesh prasad , Saurabh Mangrulkar

6. Pariksha

India’s largest vernacular ed-tech platform, and the name of the company is the Hindi word for exam, what sets Pariksha apart from other tech startups is their focus on vernacular exams. They focus on another customer segment, the kids who don’t have a lot of money, who come from smaller towns, have a harder time sourcing these prep materials, AND aren’t fluent in languages like English or Hindi.

Founded in 2015 by Deepak Choudhary, Karanvir Singh Shekhawat, Utkarsh Bagri, and Vikram Shekhawat, Pariksha is a test preparation platform for aspirants of state government jobs. It helps aspirants prepare for entrance tests or examinations in the language of their choice through online classes.

7. Bamboo India

Bamboo India is disrupting this 500 crore rupee market in a big way – they’ve already sold upwards of 4 million toothbrushes to customers in 18 countries, and are currently manufacturing upwards of 50,000 new bamboo toothbrushes every single day in their Pune manufacturing plant.

Bamboo is considered the wise man’s timber. Bamboo is the planet’s largest grass. Native species can be found on all continents, (except Antarctica), from the coastal South Pacific islands to the Himalayan mountains.

Bamboo typically reaches full height and width within the first 12 months of its life. During the next few years, its cell walls will continue to thicken and grow stronger until it reaches peak maturity, usually between 5 an

8. Repos Energy

  • Repos’ mission is to bring all fuels, be it liquid, gaseous, or electric, under one roof and make them available to the last mile with just a click on the phone. Repos is now working on bringing renewable energies such as ethanol, methanol, and biofuels on its mobile distribution network to help India move towards a carbon-neutral future.

I can describe their startup as that, just like Zomato and Swiggy deliver food, and Zepto and Blinkit deliver groceries, Repos Energy delivers fuel, and they got off to a great start: in 2019 Ratan Tata agreed to invest an undisclosed amount into the startup as an angel investor, and also became a strategic partner – Repos has now tie up with Tata Motors to make and market fuel trucks with built-in pumps.

Details of Startups

. Started in: 2019
. Founders: Aditi Bhosale Walunj
. Funding:$8.8M
. Funding rounds: 4

9. Haber

At Haber, we drive the future of industrial automation. With a focus on the manufacturing industry, our portfolio includes automation services for chemical dosing across different applications at paper mills, sugar mills, distilleries, breweries, independent institutions, and mining. Haber was established on February 28, 2017, by Vipin Raghavan

Haber built a robot, eLIXA, which can collect data using a variety of different sensors, and then it’s able to react to that data in real-time using AI and machine learning – another way of putting it is that eLIXA is to the manufacturing industry what autonomous vehicles are to the automotive industry, but unlike modern autonomous cars which typically still need to have a driver present in case the AI makes a mistake, eLIXA is completely

Details of Startups

. Started in: 2017
. Founders;Vipin Raghuvan
. Industries: Manufacturing

10. Biddano

Biddano acts as a middle-man between medical supply distributors and the pharmacies and hospitals that wanna buy these medical supplies. Before Biddano, getting these supplies was time-consuming, orders and invoicing were all done on paper, logistics were unreliable, especially for small orders, and so Biddano solves all of these pain points with their 3-hour delivery, digitization of the entire order and invoice process, organized and reliable logistics, and they even do reverse logistics

. Started in: 2016
. Founders: Talha Shaikh
. Industries: Private
. Funding:$2.3M last deal
. The number of investors:14

“In conclusion, Pune’s vibrant startup ecosystem is home to a diverse range of innovative companies, each contributing uniquely to the city’s economic growth and technological advancement. These top 10 startups exemplify the spirit of entrepreneurship, showcasing resilience, creativity, and a commitment to shaping the future of business in Pune and beyond.”

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