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Story Of 3 Indian Startups Which Went From Rags To Riches

| Published on December 19, 2019

1. Make My Trip

MakeMyTrip Limited is an Indian online travel company founded in 2000. Headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana, the company provides online travel services including flight tickets, domestic and international holiday packages, hotel reservations, and rail and bus tickets.

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The company was started by Deep Kalra, who in 1995 quit his job as a banker, and co-founded in the year 2000.

Today the company has expanded with offices in more than 5 countries.

2. is an Indian job portal operating in India and the Middle East. The company was founded in 1997 by Indian businessman Sanjeev Bikhchandani. Sanjeev started this business from the servant quarters at his father’s home.

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As of Dec 2016, had a database of about 49.5 million registered job seekers with more than 5000 staffers.

An average of about 15,000 resumes was added daily while about 130,000 resumes were modified daily during the Fiscal year 2013-14. During the Fiscal year 2013-14, 51,000 corporate customers (including hiring consultants/firms) paid for services like database access, job postings, advertising/listing on the site amongst others.

3. Oyo

Oyo Rooms is an Indian hotel chain. It is the world’s third-largest and fastest-growing hospitality chain of leased and franchised hotels, homes and living spaces. Founded in 2013 by Ritesh Agarwal, OYO initially consisted mainly of budget hotels.

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Ritesh hailed from a small town in Odhisa. At the age of 22 years, Ritesh became a millionaire.

Over a span of six years, the startup expanded globally with thousands of hotels, vacation homes and millions of rooms in hundreds of cities in India, Malaysia, UAE, Nepal, China, Brazil, UK, Philippines, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, the United States and more. The company’s investors include SoftBank Group, Greenoaks Capital, Sequoia India, Lightspeed India, Hero Enterprise, Airbnb and China Lodging Group.

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