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Top Indian Startups 2021: LinkedIn List

| Published on September 23, 2021

In the past year and a half, a lot many businesses have seen the end of the day. Coupled with economic downturn in 2019, many companies have had a very hard time surviving. But now, the recovery phase has started and businesses have started returning to normalcy. The 4th Annual LinkedIn top Startups List has compiled 25 such startups across various sectors that paced ahead in spite of challenges thrown by the pandemic and the resultant lockdown. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Top Indian Startups 2021: LinkedIn List


With a full-time headcount of 400 employees, credit card rewards platform CRED, grabbed eyeballs after releasing quirky ads featuring the likes of Kumar Sanu and Rahul Dravid. Unlimited leave and salary advance have proven to retain employees in this three-year-old firm.

Top Indian Startups 2021: LinkedIn List

2. Meesho

Founded in 2015, social commerce platform Meesho became a unicorn following funding by SoftBank. The startup has announced a 10-day companywide break this November facilitating sales due to the festive season, propagating employee well-being.

Top Indian Startups 2021: LinkedIn List

3. boAt

The fifth biggest wearable brand in the world, boAt has captured a third of the domestic market with its product portfolio and suave marketing

4. Schbang

The startup founded in 2015 hired more than 200 employees since the pandemic struck.

5. Cogno AI

This company rose from bankruptcy to $1 million in just 2.5 years. The service startup helps businesses automate customer support using NLP bots

Top Indian Startups 2021: LinkedIn List

6. Unacademy

Online education startup Unacademy plans to give around $ 40million in grants. Valued at $3.4 billion, the startup calls itself the ‘Netflix Of Education”

Top Indian Startups 2021: LinkedIn List

7. Dunzo

The local delivery platform startup, headquartered in Bengaluru, is now looking to provide groceries and essentials to customers within 19 minutes.

8. NoBroker

This real estate platform provides to connect buyers to sellers directly. And now it has diversified to include services like painting, sanitation and pest-control as well and is on the way to expanding its services in top 50 cities in the country

Top Indian Startups 2021: LinkedIn List

9. Groww

This fintech firm was founded to simplify investments. It is now entering into mutual funds after acquiring Indiabulls Asset Management Company

10. FamPay

The startup provides numberless prepaid cards for teenagers to make them independent. It has 65% of its team members from sports and arts backgrounds

Top Indian Startups 2021: LinkedIn List

11. Trell

This social commerce platform has influencers sharing recommendations of different products. It recently raised $45 million from Mirae asset, H&M Group and LB Investments

12. LIDO

This education startup hired more than 500 teachers during the pandemic and now aims to expand in countries like New Zealand and United Kingdom

13. BluSmart

India’s first and leading all-electric ride-hailing mobility service is planning to hire 500 women-drivers in a year. In partnership with Jio-bp it will set up electric charging stations in the country

14. nurture.farm

This company provides more than a million farmers with scientific information and technology-oriented solutions in every stage of the crop cycle.

15. Pristyn Care

This healthcare startup offers minimally invasive surgeries by renting infrastructure in hospitals

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