Top 20 Questions Angel Investors Ask To Startups

Investors will never give a single penny before knowing everything about you. They need the information for helping you with the best they can. They also want to understand why and how you came up with the idea of this business or the problem you’re trying to get a solution for. You can have a golden opportunity if you will be able to impress them by answering every question they ask. 

You should be very careful while listening to the questions of investors. Know what they are wanting to hear from you. Write down your mistakes so that you can give them corrections later. This will also help you in your future meetings.  

Here we are with a list of questions that will help you with a list of questions that might help you understand your weak points because the way you respond will determine the outcome of the entire scenario. 

Q1. From where did you get the motivation for establishing this business?

Motivation and passion are the main components behind the success of any startup. Thus, every investor is interested in hearing about the driving forces of each entrepreneur.

Q2. What makes your product unique?

You can only acquire funds if the investor thinks your product is different or superior from whatever is already there in the market.

Q3. Do you have any competitors in this niche?

If yes, who are they? Always remember that you have a competitor/competitors so never say to your investor that you don’t have a competitor in the market. Stay aware of your rivals and take care of how you are going to compete with them with an aim of outrunning them eventually. 

Q4. What is your share in the market?

This is an important question, and investors will ask you about your market share because they want to see your company’s potential. They want to know if there is any scope for growth.

Q5. What other means have you used to raise funds?

The purpose of this question is to let the early-stage investors know how much amount you have raised so far and how you have spent it.

Q6. What are some of the biggest challenges your business is facing currently?

Once again, never tell investors that you don’t have a challenge. You need to articulate your strengths and weaknesses as well as demonstrate how you can convert these threats into opportunities.

Q7. What are your business growth strategies?

It is important to have a strong growth plan as your priority should be to achieve sustainable growth for your startup.

Q8. How are your costs?

Investors are interested in the cost of doing your business. These costs include salaries, rent, and marketing, among others.

Q9. How can I help your business?

You will be asked this question because angel investors can offer you much more than your money. They can give you advice, expertise, and connections. Given this, you should let your potential investors know that you are not only looking for funding, but you are also looking for guidance and support.

Q10. What is the problem in the market that you are solving?

You must make sure that your startup is solving a problem in the market. Investors want to invest in a company that makes a difference to customers and adds value.

Q11. Have you protected your intellectual property like a patent?

The purpose of this question is to see if you understand IP and are you prepared to defend your view.

Q12. What do your sales look like?

Give answers that are supported by numbers. However, make sure your data is good.

Q13. Are you participating in any accelerator programs?

Investors are interested to hear your experience as there are many advantages and disadvantages to these programs.

Q14. How do you want to use the XXX amount you are trying to raise now?

Investors are interested in your plan and strategy, how you want to use the money received from them.

Q15. Who is on your team, and what is their background?

Any angel investor would like to associate with a strong team with highly qualified and relevant domain experience who can work together effectively.

Q16. Tell us about the customer acquisition cost?

The reason behind this question is to gauge the future of this startup. They want to know the cost of acquiring customers.

Q17. How is your traction?

Investors will be interested in a startup that has excellent traction. Most of these new businesses quickly die due to slow growth. They want to know how your sales are doing and whether your customer base is declining or growing.

Q18. How committed are you as a founder?

Investors want to know if the founders put their money into the business. They also want to know whether the business owners have other obligations like daily work besides managing this startup. They won’t invest in your startup if they feel any sign of lack of dedication and passion because if you’re not into it, why should they be.

Q19Tell us about your background.

Investors will ask you this because they are interested in knowing your experience and expertise. 

Q20. What is your exit strategy?

All investors want to know is how they will get their money back if you decide to close the business. For this reason, they want to hear about your exit plan in case things fail.

101 Delhi Startups To Look Out For (Updated 2022)

Delhi is home to many startups. In India, Delhi can also be known as the 2nd most popular startup city. Many startups have been funded and even got funded in Series A rounds.

In this article, we are going to discuss the top startups based out of Delhi and their details. We are going to have a look at their funding, founders, and the investors who’ve funded these startups.

1. Progcap

Progcap is a financing technology firm working to unlock the transformational impact of millions of micro and small enterprises in the last mile by providing them affordable, customized finance and digitizing their supply chains. Progcap uses a mix of technology and its unique delivery model to underwrite credit and thus provide the under-banked semi-urban and

rural retailers in India access to flexible, collateral-free working capital.

Founders: Pallavi Shrivastava and Himanshu Chandra

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $30 million in Oct 2021 from Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital India

2. Boat

The boAt is a homegrown earwear audio-tech brand that offers well-designed, aspirational products at accessible price points. The boAt is the world’s 5th largest wearable brand along with India’s No.1 Earwear brand. This account is a sneak peek into the feisty world of boAt – its showrunners, hustle, culture, and beyond.

Founders: Aman Gupta and Sameer Mehta

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: ₹500,000,000 in April 2021 from Qualcomm Ventures

3. Holisol Logistics

Holisol Logistics offers a tech-enabled end-to-end supply chain logistics platform to our customers. Their solutions include multi-channel fulfillment for B2B & B2C retail, integrated packaging & logistics, and returnable packaging solutions for auto-components, agriculture, and the heavy engineering industry. They have developed AI-enabled full-stack tech solutions to digitize the supply chains.

Founders: Manish Ahuja, Naveen Rawat, Rahul Dogar

Location: Delhi, India

Funding:   $3,000,000 in june 2021 from Northern Arc

4. Convosight

Convosight is on a mission to enable community creators to generate sustainable income from their communities.

Building a first-of-its-kind community management platform for community builders who are looking to build, grow, engage and monetize their online communities. Launched initially for Facebook Groups, over 5000+ Facebook Group Admins trust Convosight to manage more than 100M+ members today.

Founders: Kartik Bansal, Tamanna Dhamija, Tarun Dhamija

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $9 million in June 2021 from Qualgro.

5. Synapsica


Synapsica is a B2B health-tech firm that provides AI-enabled automation of diagnostic radiology workflow and reporting. Synapsica aims to improve the quality of radiology reports while making it easier for doctors to create them.

Synapsica aims to improve the quality of radiology reports while making it easier for doctors to create them.

Founders: Cherian Dr, Gandharv Goyal, Kuldeep Singh Chauhan, Meenakshi Singh

Location: Delhi, India

Funding:  $4.2 million in June 2021 from IvyCap Ventures and Endiya Partners

6. MyMoneyMantra

MyMoneyMantra (MMM) is India’s largest phy-gital (Physical-Digital) marketplace for loans, mortgages, and credit cards. MMM helps customers compare products across 100+ Financial Institutions and demystifies the world of personal finance. The Company’s mission is to serve the need of every Indian by delivering the right suite of financial products in the most efficient manner.

Founders: Raj Khosla

Location: Delhi, India

Funding:  $15 million in July 2019 from an external source

7. WinZo

WinZO is the largest social gaming and entertainment platform in India. The platform is available in 12 languages such as English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, and Bhojpuri, with over 70 million registered users. The WinZO platform facilitates over 2.5 billion micro-transactions per month across a portfolio of 70+ games.

Founders:  Chanchal Kurele, Paavan Nanda, Saumya Singh Rathore

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $65 million in July 2021 from Griffin Gaming Partners

8. Get my parking 

Get My Parking is an award-winning provider of Interoperable Digital Parking Platform that integrates any parking equipment and connects it to mobile and cloud for a standardized seamless experience. It enables parking operators and owners to leapfrog to a customized white-label solution with their existing equipment. It essentially plays the role of connecting all parking and mobility stakeholders on a common platform who were until now operating in silos.

Founders: Chirag Jain, Rasik Pansare

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $6 million in May 2021 in a funding round led by IvyCap

9. Chqbook


Chqbook, a fintech start-up, is India’s first neobank for small business owners to offer world-class financial services through its five pillars of banking, khata, lending, insurance, and rewards.

Founders: Mohit Goel, Rajat Kumar, Sachin Arora, Vipul Sharma

Location: Gurugram, India

Funding: Rs 40 crore in September 2021 led by Aavishkaar Capital and the Rajiv Dadlani Group

10. Ecom Express

Ecom Express Limited is a leading end-to-end technology-enabled logistics solutions provider to the Indian e-commerce industry. The company has established its presence in the industry due to a differentiated business model which is built on delivery service capability, scalability, customization, and sustainability. Ecom Express uses its cutting-edge technology and automation solutions to enable first-mile pickup, processing, network optimization, and last-mile delivery.

Founders:  K. Satyanarayana, Manju Dhawan, Sanjeev Saxena, T. A. Krishnan

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $20 million in March 2021 from CDC group

11. BharatPe

BharatPe launched India’s first UPI interoperable QR code, first ZERO MDR payment acceptance service, and first UPI payment-backed merchant cash advance service. In 2020, post-Covid, BharatPe also launched India’s only ZERO MDR card acceptance terminals – BharatSwipe. Currently serving over 50 lakh merchants across 35 cities, the company has grown business 30x in 2019 and is a leader in UPI offline transactions, having processed 5 crore+ UPI transactions a month (annualized TPV of US$ 5+ Bn).

Founders: Ashneer Grover, Bhavik Koladiya, Shashvat Nakrani

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: BharatPe raised ₹1,000,000,000 in October 2021 from MAS Financial Services Ltd.

12. Shiprocket 

Shiprocket is India’s only automated shipping solution for eCommerce. It lets you choose from 17+ courier partners, print shipping labels, track orders from a single panel, and also process returns from an integrated dashboard. Apart from the shipping automation, Shiprocket offers negotiated freight rates with its top-rated shipping partners like FedEx, Bluedart, Delhivery & Ecom Express. The rates start from Rs. 20/500g* and you get multiple delivery options like surface and air modes. It can be integrated with channels like Amazon, eBay, Magento, Opencart, Shiprocket 360, and over 6 more websites and marketplaces.

Founders: Gautam Kapoor, Saahil Goel, Vishesh Khurana

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $185 million in December 2021 from Zomato, Temasek, and Lightrock India

13. Stanza Living

Stanza Living – a place designed by people who’ve been in your shoes. From the thickness of the mattress to the foosball table in the common area, you’ll feel that care in every nook and corner of the house. Stanza Living is a tech-enabled co-living concept designed for students and working people who are relocating.

Founders: Anindya Dutta, Sandeep Dalmia

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $100 million in august 2021 from Falcon Edge

14. Bombay Shaving Company

Bombay Shaving Company is a consumer goods company that specializes in the development of shave, beard, and skincare products. With the recent launch of our haircare range, started off by 4 superfoods-enriched hair oil blends, we guarantee you a complete, wholesome experience from head to toe. Step into the world of Bombay Shaving Company, where all your grooming needs get answered.

Founders: Deepu Panicker, Raunak Munot, Rohit Jaiswal, Shantanu Deshpande

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 160 crore in January 2022 from Malabar Investments.

15. Nearbuy

India’s largest hyperlocal e-commerce platform, connecting online offerings to offline services. Headquartered in Gurgaon, nearbuy.com in its 4th year of operation, has scaled to have a presence across 33 cities in India, strategic investment and funding from Paytm, 68,000+ merchants, over 9.3Mn customers annually and growing at 100% year on year. It is one of the most downloaded apps in India.

Founders: Ankur Warikoo

Location: Gurgaon, India

Funding: $200K in July 2020 from Inflection Point

16. Stashfin

StashFin is a digital lending venture started by a team of former financial services professionals who have a collective experience of more than 40 years and are dedicated to disrupting traditional lending in India. The team has worked with reputed firms in Banking and Financial Services space, such as Bank of America – Merill Lynch, Citi, Deloitte, kabbage etc. in India and USA.

Founders: Tushar Aggarwal

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $40 million in April 2021 from a clutch of global investors including Altara Ventures and Uncorrelated Ventures.

17. F5 Refreshment

F5 delivers daily refreshments at your workplace. To organize the daily workplace consumption market of the unorganized and semi-organized workforce. F5 Refreshment is a company that produces snacks and beverages.

Founders: Lalit Aggarwal, Raghav Arora

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 5 crore in October 2021 from Auxano Capital.

18. Bira 91

Bira 91 is a craft beer company established in India that develops and manufactures a variety of craft beers. Established in 2015, Bira 91 is driven by a dynamic team of over 550 passionate beer lovers and is backed by Sequoia Capital India, Sofina of Belgium, and Kirin Holding of Japan.

Founders: Ankur Jain

Location: Delhi, India

Funding:  $4.8 million in August 2021 from more than two dozen investors

19. TrulyMadly

TrulyMadly is an Indian-origin online dating and matchmaking platform for serious dating, accessible via Android and iOS apps and as a Progressive Web App (PWA), with more than 6 Million Users. TrulyMadly prides itself as the safest dating and matchmaking platform for Indian singles today. It is also among the most useful, taking advantage of proprietary technology to suggest highly compatible matches to its users.

Founders: Hitesh Dhingra, Rahul Kumar, Sachin Bhatia

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $2.1 million in April 2021 from Venture Catalysts

20. Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters

Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters offers a dedicated online marketplace for the sale of roasted coffee. All our coffee is roasted in small batches, 5 days a week. It is also packed in-house and shipped the next day to ensure it reaches customers, while it’s at its freshest.

Founders: Matt Chitharanjan, Namrata Asthana

Location: Gurugram, Delhi

Funding: Rs 17 crore in August 2021 from Anicut Angel Fund

21. Chaayos

Chaayos is a contemporary interpretation of the chai adda, serving freshly made chai. Their focus is on serving your “Meri Wali Chai”, a chai made exactly to their customers’ liking the minute they place their order – be it an adrak tulsi kadak chai or a paani kam elaichi cinnamon chai.

Founders: Nitin Saluja, Raghav Verma

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Chaayos raised $18,500,000 from Integrated Capital

22. CredFlow

Credflow enables SMEs to unlock working capital by helping them manage their finances better with timely insights through a dashboard of pending amounts by customers, sending regular payment reminders, validating invoices, and negotiating discounts for early payment.

Founders: Kunal Aggarwal

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $2.1 million in April 2021 from Stellaris Venture Partners, Omidyar Network India, and Flourish Ventures.

23. Industrybuying 

Industrybuying.com is a leading Business e-commerce platform, selling a wide range of business and industrial products to SMEs as well as large businesses. It has over 5,000 registered sellers and more than 85,000 registered businesses – SMEs and large corporates, procuring online from Industrybuying.

Founders: Rahul Gupta, Swati Gupta

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Industrybuying raised $2,000,000 in April 2018 from BlackSoil

24. Vahdam Teas

Backed by some of India’s most prolific investors, VAHDAM is among the world’s first vertically integrated online-first tea brands.  It sources premium garden fresh teas direct from over 150+ tea plantations & door delivers to consumers across the world.

Founders:  Bala Sarda

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 174 crore in September 2021 from IIFL AMC’s private equity fund.

25. Euler Motors

Euler Motors is focused on sustainable last-mile transport by accelerating the transition from internal combustion engines to new-age electric vehicles and becoming a category leader for cargo and passenger vehicles.

Founders: Saurav Kumar

Location: Delhi India

Funding: $10 million in November 2021 from QRG Holdings, in participation with ADB Ventures, Inventus Capital, and Blume Ventures.

26. ZipLoan

ZipLoan, RBI registered NBFC, is a technology-enabled online lending platform established to provide Small Business Loans. Small Business Loans as a segment until now has been ignored by Financial Institutions given the granular peculiarities of small businesses and poor cost-benefit trade-off with respect to sourcing and underwriting small loans

Founders: KSHITIJ Puri, Shalabh Singhal

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: ₹150,000,000 in August 2020 from Stride Ventures

27. Eupheus Learning

Eupheus Learning is a Delhi-based EdTech firm aiming to bridge the gap between in-class and at-home learning by offering pedagogically differentiated, technology-led solutions in the K-12 space. The company targets reaching 10 million kids in India through its curriculum.

Founders: Amit Kapoor, Rohit Dhar, Sarveshwar Shrivastava, Ved Prakash Khatri

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $10 million in September 2021 from Lightrock India

28. TravelTriangle 

It has a highly tech-driven product that witnesses around 20 lakh visitors every month. Currently serving 65+ destinations and hosting a network of 650+ expert holiday planners, that is, our travel agents.

Founders: Prabhat Gupta, Sanchit Garg, Sankalp Agarwal

Location: Gurugram, India

Funding:  $13 million in November 2019 from South Korea-based KB Global Platform

29. Rooter

Rooter is a sports community app that aims to connect and customize sports content across sports and gaming for its users. Rooter is India’s Leading Game Streaming Platform. Rooter is at the perfect intersection of the Gaming and Content surge in India.

Founders:  Akshat Goel, Dipesh Agarwal, Piyush Kumar

Location: Delhi, India

Funding:  $5M in Dec 2021 from a Series B round.

30. Pickrr Technologies

Pickrr is an end-to-end SAAS-based logistics solution that is completely revolutionizing the way a business vendor ships a product to his/her customer anywhere in the world. Now with Pickrr, businesses can deliver any product to any location around the globe with few clicks.

Founders: Ankit Kaushik, Gaurav Mangla, Rhitiman Majumder

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $12 million in its Series B funding round, led by IIFL, Amicus Capital, and Ananta Capital.

31. Little Black Book

LBB is India’s leading content-led platform to discover unique independent brands and businesses. Over 22 million people trust our platform to find and shop 200,000 special products and brands. From ikat tops to bamboo baskets, quirky kolhapuris and artisanal home decor find- LBB powers 3000+ emerging brands who sell on its platform today.

Founders: Dhruv Mathur, Suchita Salwan

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Little Black Book raised ₹70,000,000 / Debt Financing from Alteria Capital

32. Revolt Motors

Revolt Motors is the next-gen mobility company, created for the smart world. With technology at its roots and a class-apart product engineering, Revolt has introduced India’s first AI-enabled motorcycle without compromising on the performance or aesthetics of a regular ride.

Founders: Rahul Sharma

Location: Gurugram, Haryana

Funding: ₹1,500,000,000 in April 2021from RattanIndia Power

33. Cron Systems

CRON Systems is a deep-tech startup that develops cutting-edge situational awareness sensing technology.

Founders: Saurav Agarwala, Tommy Katzenellenbogen, Tushar Chhabra

Location: Gurugram, India

Funding:  ₹293,400,000 in May 2021 from Kitaki Ventures

34. BeatO

BeatO, short for beat diabetes (the ‘O’ being the ring of diabetes), is a mobile platform that motivates a diabetic to increase compliance and reduce their out-of-pocket expense. Their small and nimble health and the tech-focused team comprise top talent that brings in the passion and desire to roll out the best user experience for a diabetic in managing their ailment.

Founders: Gautam Chopra

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 42 crore in July 2021 W Health Ventures.

35. Breathe Well-Being

Breathe Wellbeing is an interactive and personalized platform that helps organizations increase employee engagement and productivity. The program revolves around cutting-edge solutions in physical, mental, and emotional well-being that unleash the true potential of your employees.

Founders: Aditya Kaicker, Rohan Verma

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $5,500,000 in August 2021 from 3one4 Capital

36. EazyDiner

EazyDiner provides a guide to eating out that offers insider tips, exclusive and expert reviews by top critics. EazyDiner offers table reservations in 10000+ restaurants across 170+ Indian cities & Dubai with a guaranteed meal offer.

Founders: Vir Sanghvi

Location: Gurugram, India

Funding: $1,439,160 in February 2020 from Denlow Investment Trust

37. Meritnation.com 

Meritnation is India’s 1st online learning platform for school students with over 2.5 crore students across CBSE, ICSE, and leading state boards. It is a part of the prestigious AESL group (Aakash Educational Services Limited), a leading educational institution in India that provides comprehensive test preparatory services for students preparing for Medical and Engineering Entrance Examinations, School/Board Exams, and Competitive Exams such as NTSE, KVPY, and Olympiads.

Founders: Pavan Chauhan, Ritesh Hemrajani

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $5,800,000 in November 2020 from Info Edge

38. Gobolt

GoBOLT is a tech-logistics company operating in Line Haul & Short Haul Trucking, creating value through dis-intermediation, increased asset utilization, and extensive use of technology. We are building a next-generation logistics platform with disruptive operating models, simple yet scalable processes & digitization at its core.

Founders: Naitik Baghla, Parag Aggarwal, Sumit Sharma

Location: Gurugram, India

Funding: $20 million in June 2021 from Paragon Partners

39. Pesto Tech

Pesto Tech is a Remote developer with no upfront fee -They train & upskill developers to match silicon valley standards. They hire pre-vetted developers, trained for Silicon Valley remote jobs.

Founders: Andrew Linfoot, Ayush Jaiswal

Location: Gurugram, India

Funding: $2,000,000 in June 2021 from Spacecadet Ventures

40. Sheroes

Sheroes.com and the SHEROES app provide access to the world’s largest women-only social community. Built on the foundational concepts of security, trust, and empathy.

Founders: Sairee Chahal, Satyadeep Karnati, Siddhartha Ahluwalia, Sowrabh NRS

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $2.6M in Sep 2018 from a Series B round.

41. FableStreet

We offer solution-driven styles that address the lifestyle needs of working women. As an organization, we strive for agility, authenticity & taking care of your work/life needs. Crafted thoughtfully using luxury fabrics, our premium pieces are timeless, effortless & tailored to your body measurements.

Founders: Ayushi Gudwani

Location: Gurugram, India

Funding: $2.9M in Dec 2019 from a Series A round.

42. IndiaLends

IndiaLends is an online platform connecting borrowers and institutional lenders. The company uses a proprietary algorithm that aggregates information from data sources like the credit bureau, the application form, social networks, bank statements, etc.

Founders: Mayank Kachhwaha

Location: Gurugram, India

Funding: $5.1 million in March 2021 from ACP partners

43. CredGenics

AI & cloud-based debt recovery solutions to banks and lenders. Its features include collection strategy, analytics for profiling and collection, automated communication for customer engagement, and more. It provides solutions for alternative dispute resolution, insolvency and bankruptcy, fintech laws, and more.

Founders: Anand Agrawal and Rishabh Goel

Location: Noida, India

Funding: $25 million funding from Westbridge Capital

44. CoinTribe

CoinTribe is an online marketplace for business loans. It provides business loans on the basis of credit assessments, business documents, loan terms, and more. Users can register via uploading documents. The loan amount is transferred to the registered banking account.

Founders: Amit Sachdev

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $10 million in June 2018 from Sabre Partners

45. Goals101 Data Solutions

Business intelligence solutions for banks. Its products include Alpha for brands that enable merchants to target customers in real-time, Robo advisory enables cross-selling of financial products, credit enabling the generation of pre-qualified leads, and consulting provides tech-enabled consultation services.

Founders: Visham Sikand

Location: Gurugram, India

Funding: $3.5 million in September 2018 From Nexus Venture Partners

46. Delhivery

Provider of end-to-end delivery services for e-commerce companies. It offers fulfillment services that include last-mile delivery service, third-party and transit warehousing, reverse logistics, payment collection, vendor-to-warehouse, vendor-to-customer shipping, cross-border services, and more. It also provides a tracking solution for all shipments.

Founders: Sahil Barua Mohit Tandon, Bhavesh Manglani Suraj Saharan Kapil Bharati

Location: Gurgaon, India

Funding: $277 million in May 2021 from Fidelity Investments

47. Paytm Mall

Paytm Mall is an online marketplace offering multi-category products. Its catalog includes products from across categories of electronics, beauty & personal care products, fashion, home improvements, two-wheelers, books, etc. It also offers FASTag that can be automatically linked FASTag wallet or Paytm wallet.

Founders: Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Location: Noida, India

Funding: $160 million in July 2019 from eBay’s Singapore arm

48. LensKart

Internet-first brand of eyewear. It offers eyewear for men, women, and kids. It also provides at-home eye-testing and frame trial services. The product catalog includes computer glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, etc.

Founders: Peyush Bansal, Amit Chaudhary

Location: New Delhi, India

Funding: $95 million in July 2021 from KKR


CARS24 is an online used car marketplace that is headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana, India. The company sells more than 1,50,000 cars annually. The company is considered among the four major organized players in the used car segment in India.

Founders: Vikram Chopra, Gajendra Jangid, Mehul Agarwal, Ruchit Agarwal

Location: Gurugram, India

Funding: $400 million in December 2021 by Alpha Wave Global.

50. Spinny

Spinny is an online outright buyer of used second-hand cars. Sellers can schedule an inspection & get an offer for their car. Buyers can also browse through the online inventory, select a car of their choice, and schedule a test drive. The platform also enables car owners to list their car for sale on the platform & get instant offers.

Founders: Niraj Singh, Ramanshu Mahaur, Ganesh Pawar, Mohit Gupta

Location: Gurugram, India

Funding: $283 million funding in December 2021 by ADQ, Tiger Global, Avenir Growth

51. myHQ

myHq transforms your regular coffee shop into a productive work environment. You can work in a fantastic environment without having to pay any rent. A one-stop workspace solution for all work needs.my HQ is a premium rent-free co-working space provider so that you work on the go. They understand that people find renting offices too expensive and are tired of the noisy cafe chains along with poor internet. … Now Work, Meet, Network- Anywhere with myHQ.

Founders: Utkarsh Kawatra, Vinayak Agarawal

Location: Delhi, India

Funding:  $1,500,000 in November 2019, from India Quotient

52. Loan Frame

Unsecured working capital loans to match your business needs. Loan Frame is a fintech company where ambition meets ability. We are building the largest SME lending marketplace in the sub-continent. Backed by leading global private equity and venture capital investors who have helped build some of the most iconic companies in the world, we are re-imagining small business lending.

Founders: Akshun Gulati, Rishi Arya, Shailesh Jacob

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $10,000,000 in December 2019, from Gojo and Company

53. Avaada Energy

At Avaada, this is our dream. The projects we commission, the initiatives we undertake, and the results we produce are all aligned to this big dream, to a promise that defines who we are. We live our dream our name Avaada means ‘a promise’. It is a commitment to building a bright future for all.

Founders: Vineet Mittal

Location: Delhi, Mumbai India

Funding: 453 Million dollars in July 2021 by Thailand’s PTT

54. Safex Chemicals

Safex Chemicals India Limited is an agrochemical company with more than 500 employees and a network spanning 10,000 distributors. Our operations are stretched across 17 states with the purpose of achieving the Farmer’s dream i.e. Healthy crops. With our uncompromising commitment towards work, we have grown 13 times in the last 10 years.

Founders: SK Chaudhary

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: ₹3,620,000,000 in May,2021 by Chrys Capital

55. Sirona Hygiene


At Sirona we are committed to an exclusive objective, i.e. creating products and driving conversations around feminine hygiene problems. Simply put, our existence, innovations, and solutions begin with your issues and end at your overall wellbeing. We are an award-winning brand, committed to solving those Intimate & Menstrual Hygiene issues for women, which are not adequately addressed in our country.

Founders: Deep Bajaj, Mohit Bajaj

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: 1,000,000,000 Rs in December 2021, by My Glamm

56. MedTrail


MedTrail is a health-Tech company that provides an AI-Powered remote assistant service that helps its client in better managing their practice while maintaining the empathy aspects of a clinic’s/Hospital’s practice. We are a fast-growing technology company, based out of Delhi with our offices in 8 cities across India. Our vision is to equip doctors and hospital management with the latest technology and transform clinics & hospitals into ‘Smart Clinics’ & ‘Smart Hospitals’ respectively.

Founders: Mohit Mittal, Nikhil Agrawal, Vijaysimha Reddy

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $1,000,000 in July 2019 by the Diverse Middle East FZE

57. India Family Mart


We are 1-India Family Mart, the fashion company, the trendsetters of tomorrow. We give our consumers a common language of expression and adorn them with World-class fashion at an affordable bargain.Nysaa Retail Private Limited, the parent holding company of 1-India Family Mart, was established in 2012, with the sole aim of providing value fashion, along with the latest global trends.

Founders: Jay Prakash Shukla, Ravinder Singh

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 50,000,000Rs in september2021, by Suumaya Industries

58. Sanfe


Sanfe, a New Delhi-based maker of feminine hygiene products, plans to use the funding from LetsVenture and a clutch of angel investors to expand into new markets and introduce new product lines. India’s revolutionary feminine hygiene and period care brand strives to build a better world for women.

Founders: Archit Aggarwal and Harry Sehrawat,

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $1,000,000 in September 2021 by Ajay Garg

59. Connect India


Connect India was created with the vision of providing a level playing field in logistics for the semi-urban and rural parts of the country. We are creating a robust logistics pipeline enabling cost-effective deliveries and rural commerce. Businesses that leverage our distribution network to gain a deeper and wider reach for their products and services across the country. Connect India targets to appoint 50,000 last-mile delivery entrepreneurs as Connect India Centers (CICs), who in turn will provide employment to 200,000 plus delivery associates from their local communities in the next 3 years.

Founders: L.R. Sridhar, Vijay Mahajan

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: 67,000,000 in November,2016 by 3one4 Capital

60. LegitQuest

Legitquest is a Legal-Tech venture run by a versatile team of tech-savvy attorneys, engineers, and designers who aim to make the practice of law simpler for its end users. We have eminent jurist Mr. Ram Jethmalani as our patron, advisor, and investor. Legitquest is a Legal-Tech venture run by a versatile team of tech-savvy attorneys, engineers, and designers who aim to make the practice of law simpler for its end users. We have eminent jurist Mr. Ram Jethmalani as our patron, advisor, and investor.

Founder:Himanshu Puri, Karan Kalia, Rohit Shukla

Location: Delhi,India

Funding: 50,000,000Rs in November 2021, by Edge

61. Kamatan Farm Tech

We seek to build efficient supply chains for all farm produce, leveraging technology to reduce wastage and inefficiencies, while linking producers and bulk buyers in a seamless, transparent, and value-driven relationship. We handle the entire range of farm produce, sourced directly from farmers and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), and customize the supply model for each buyer. Kamatan is now a group company of Samunnati. We seek to build efficient supply chains for all farm produce, leveraging technology to reduce wastage and inefficiencies while linking producers and bulk buyers in a seamless, transparent, and value-driven relationship.

Founder:Amol Patil, Pravesh Sharma, Raghunandan B, Rohan Patnaik

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: 2,330,000$ in May 2020, by Elevar Equity

62. Farmley

Consumers, like you and us, pay a hefty amount for good quality, clean, tasty & nutritious food. However, if we look deep enough, we realize that only a tiny part of it goes towards the food we eat. Assume we pay 100 for a pack of healthy snacks. Out of which, 35-40 would go towards brand endorsements, 10 might go towards packaging, another 20 towards different middlemen/margins. Farmley is the new leading brand of dry fruits, nuts, and seeds available in PAN India. Our stellar products are high on quality, nutrition, and affordability for your daily consumption, festive times, and as you like.

Founder: Yogesh Kumar

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $2,000,000 in January 2020 by Harshill Mathur

63. Vyome Therapeutics

Vyome Therapeutics is working to treat inflammatory diseases using locally-acting, novel, and next-generation therapeutic solutions with validated mechanisms of action and effective formulations for site-targeted applications. With this approach to drug development, Vyome is working to develop safer and more effective alternatives to standards of care in multifactorial diseases of high unmet need which are underpinned by inflammation.

Founder: Shiladitya Sengupta, Venkateswarlu Nelabhotla

Location: New Jersy, USA

Funding: 1,540,000,000 in January 2020 by Iron Pillar

64. Absolute Foods

At Absolute, they are intersecting technology, science, and agriculture to go beyond what even Organic food can offer! All their produce is 100% natural and Non-GMO. They control every aspect of farming, from seed to harvest, to ensure the highest quality of produce. Their veggies are densely loaded with nutrition and grow without any chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, or adulterants.

Founder: Anurag Raghav

Location: Haryana, India

Funding: $663,059 in September 2019 by Indigram Labs

65. Bank Sathi

BankSathi is a tech-enabled platform where customers are guided to the right financial product from the right bank or NBFC. It is also a thoughtfully accented concept where individuals (from all the profiles) are offered career options as a financial advisor and make income flexibly.BankSathi is a Fintech platform to empower consumers to save money and time on financial products through a safe, easy, and trustable shopping experience.

Founder: Himanshu Pujari, Jitendra Dhaka

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: 40,000,000 in October 2021, by Aditya Talwar

66. Happily Unmarried

Happily Unmarried, because people didn’t like the way grooming products are made and sold to women. Hence, they decided to do something about it! They’ve been doing fun lifestyle stuff for a while but now they’ve decided to make the grooming space more interesting.

Founder: Rajat Tuli

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 5,000,000 in November 2019 by Wipro consumer

67. Bloom Hotels

When they started to bloom, they set out with the goal of creating a consistent and reliable offering that gives you what you care the most- a great room, in the best location at a surprisingly affordable rate.

Founder: Deep Kalra

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 1,100,000,000 in April 2018, by CX Panthers

68. AdPushup

AdPushup is a revenue optimization platform that helps web publishers increase their ad revenue using premium demand and proprietary technologies such as layout testing, header bidding, and ad block monetization.

Founder: Ankit Oberoi, Atul Agarwal

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $632k in August 2016 by Series A

69. MaxWholesale

Max Wholesale is India’s first online B2B platform for sourcing all inventory needs for local General Store merchants. With their data science-driven approach they are changing the way business is done at these stores.MaxWholesale is a fast-growing B2B E-commerce company quickly transforming the supply chain of India.

Founders: Rohit Narang, Samarth Agrawal

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: 3,000,000 in February 2020 by Abhinav Grover

70. Cron AI

Cron AI develops 3D data perception platforms to help machines perceive and learn unknown environments on the edge enabling innovators. Architected from the ground up and specifically designed to address the acceleration requirements of 3D sensing perception processing at the edge, the platform supports next-generation applications, sensors, neural networks, and algorithms across mobility, transport infrastructure, smart spaces, automation, and security markets.

Founder: Tushar Chabbra

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $4,000,000 in May 2021 by Kitaki Ventures

71. Wobot Intelligence

Wobot.ai acts as a one-stop platform to view all your cameras and automate process compliance and remote monitoring in real-time. View all tasks and tickets on a single app. Wobot.ai empowers businesses by autonomously monitoring process compliance across safety, security, hygiene, and customer experience.

Founder: Adit Chhabra, Tanay Dixit, Tapan Dixit

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $2,500,000 in August 2021 by Sequoia Capital India

72. CrystaCrysta

IVF is home to eminent IVF specialists and renowned embryologists in the world, most of whom are pioneers in their respective fields. Additionally, they are popularly known for developing ground-breaking and revolutionary clinical procedures to help infertile couples achieve their parenthood goals.

Founder: Dheeraj Jain

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 10 crore in January 2020 by the family office of Ruchirans and Anuraag Jaipuria.

73. Smartivity

We are passionate about Design, committed to Constructively Engage Your Child, and driven to Inspire the Next Generation of ‘Makers’ across the World. All our efforts are rooted in the following founding beliefs

Founder: Apoorv Gupta, Ashwini Kumar, Ashwini Kumar, Rajat Jain, Rajat Jain, Tushar A Amin

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $2,000,000 in May 2018, by AdvantEdge Founders

74. Power Gummies

Health is the foundation of life, and nutrition is the key to it. Our lifestyles have led us to compromise our nutrition needs and its after-effects are showing in our deteriorating health. This situation sets Power Gummies® as a provider in the journey to nutrition, enabling tasty yet effective ways to be healthy, getting rid of the fear and complexities of existing pill solutions.

Founder: Divij Bajaj

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: 350,000,000rs November 2021 by Agility Ventures

75. SoleThreads

Solethreads was co-founded in 2019 by Gaurav Chopra, Sumant Kakaria, Aprajit Kathuria, and Vikram Iyer, who wanted to disrupt the open footwear category with an emphasis on comfort, innovation, and superior designs. We use technology and innovation to transform the way you walk. Solethreads was co-founded in 2019 by Gaurav Chopra, Sumant Kakaria, Aprajit Kathuria, and Vikram Iyer, who wanted to disrupt the open footwear category with an emphasis on comfort, innovation, and superior designs.

Founder:Gaurav Chopra, Sumant Kakaria

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: 130,000,000rs in April2021, by DSG Consumer Partners

76. Arata

They envisioned an honest personal care company that would offer trustworthy and credible products, made of the highest quality ingredients that were safe and clean. Based on that vision, with the help of a very talented group of people, they brought Arata to life. Creators of 100% plant-derived, unisex personal care using the best quality ingredients available! We are conscious, future proof and cruelty-free.

Founder: Dhruv Madhok & Dhruv Bhasin

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: 1 million$ on November 2021 by Scale Operations

77. Avanti Learning Centres

Avanti’s teaching method is very innovative. They have got a lot of activities here during class such as concept tests through which people debate and discuss concepts with each other.

Founder: Akshay Saxena

Location: Delhi, India

Funding:330,000,000rs in Feb 2016 by Asha Impact

78. Consure Medical

Their innovation is used on acute and chronic patients across the continuum of care. They strive every day to positively impact healthcare. Founded by a globally diverse and experienced team of engineers, clinicians, designers, and business executives, Consure Medical is an emerging medical device company focused on developing and commercializing novel critical care technologies.

Founder: Amit Sharma, Nishith Chasmawala

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: 36,000,000rs in April 2020 by Accel

79. Yaantra

Yaantra marked its presence in 2013 as an entirely committed brand, dealing in the refurbished smartphones segment. We at Yaantra have aligned our efforts to the country’s collective vision to brace our people for the upcoming digital revolution.  With a wide assortment of smartphones and services, we are going great and strong towards our vision. We are young but enthusiastic, we are new but well known and we are moving ahead with a strong base of 1,20,000+ satisfied clientele, which is growing every day and this very moment too

Founder: Ankit Saraf, Anmol Gupta, Jayant Jha

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: 2,000,000$ in November 2018 by Anicut Capital

80. Rusk Media

Rusk Media is an Indian new-age digital media organization. Through our authoritative house of brands – we aim to deliver stories, tales, facts, and information that will shape the conversations of Gen Z & Millenial Indians for the years to come.

Founder: Mayank Yadav

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 100,000,000 in December 2021 by NODWIN Gaming

81. Avishkaar

Avishkaar is a platform for young innovators to learn next-gen tech skills like Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Electronics, App Development, and Coding. Avishkaar Platform includes award-winning Robotics, Electronics, and IoT kits, personalized learning with live online courses led by expert teachers, an active and engaged online community of children who love to code, build and innovate and an international championship for Coding and Robotics.

Founder: Rajeev Gaba, Tarun Bhalla

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 50,000,000 in Feb 2018, by Auxano

82. Inshorts

Inshorts is an aggregator app, that summarizes news articles in 60 words and covers a wide range of topics including business and tech.

Founders: Azhar Iqubal

Location: Noida, India

Funding: $60 million in July 2021 from Vy Capital

83. Veeba Foods

The shining star in the Indian food industry, Veeba is committed to the idea of responding to the changing palate of Indians today. Introducing the most innovative preparations made from the freshest ingredients. Offering the fastest growing range of dips, sauces, and dressings. Bringing authentic flavors from across the world into our homes, and lives. Offering the tastiest and the highest quality products, it is our endeavor to be India’s most loved food company.

Founder: Viraj Bahl

Location: Gurugram, India

Funding: $14,000,000 on October 2019 by DSG Consumers Partners

84. EkAnek Networks

They are building the blocks of eCommerce 2.0 that will shift the focus from buying to shopping through a mix of discovery, social engagement, entertainment, and advice. They create ecosystems and rapidly experiment with different ways to engage the customer. We multiply connections between influencers, brands, and shoppers

Founder:Chandranshu Sinha, Kartik Sheth

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 400,000,000 in September 2019 by Alpha Wave Global

85. ParkSmart

ParkSmart is founded by IIT Delhi & Amity Alumni working on the mission to create a Smart Parking ecosystem for India. Implementing its innovative algorithm to collect data, the app helps users to search for available parking options. We also help parking contractors, malls, Societies in managing their parking lots remotely with revenue analytics, smart alerts, auditing tools, etc, and make them digitized with real-time information. ParkSmart’s robust system can digitize any sort of unorganized parking space in less than 120 seconds.

Founder: Prateek Garg, Rahul Gupta, Ratan Anmol Sethi, Rishabh Nagpal, Vishva Sharma

Location: Gurugram, India

Funding: Rs 15,000,000 in July 2020 by Ventures

86. Hero FinCorp

Hero FinCorp Limited (HFCL) was incorporated in December 1991 as Hero Honda FinLease Limited. After the restructuring of our parent company Hero MotoCorp Limited (formerly Hero Honda Motors Limited), HFCL also changed its name to Hero FinCorp Limited in July 2011. Under the leadership of Mr. Abhimanyu Munjal (CEO), HFCL aims to become India’s ‘Next Generation, Ultra-Lean, Credit Champion’.

Founder:Abhimanyu Munjal

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 7,020,000,000 in September 2016 by Chrys Capital

87. Unicommerce eSolutions

Unicommerce eSolutions is India‘s largest e-commerce focused supply chain SaaS technology platform. Established nine years ago, Unicommerce provides e-commerce enablement software for multichannel selling, inventory management, warehouse management, and omnichannel solutions. The solution is designed to meet the business needs of e-commerce and e-tailers across sectors and has served over 15,000 registered customers across India, the Middle East, South East Asia, and South Asia.

Founder: Karun Singla, Manish Gupta

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $10,000,000 in November 2014 by Tiger Global Management

88. Pine Labs

Pine Labs is contributing to the future of merchant commerce in Asia. They are using advanced fintech solutions built using our technology prowess and fueled by our zeal to innovate and solve problems.

Founder: Lokvir Kapoor Rajul Garg Tarun Upaday

Location: Noida, India

Funding: $100 million in September 2021 from US investment fund

89. Smart Joules

Energy efficiency is the cleanest, quickest, and cheapest way to bring more than 300 million Indians out of energy poverty. By eliminating waste in their own operations, building owners can save money, simplify operations, improve comfort and free up resources for the less fortunate. Smart Joules makes this process seamless and profitable from day one.

Founder: Arjun p. Gupta

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 360,000,000 in March 2021, by ADB Ventures

90. MentorKart

With more than 25 years of experience in successful business leadership, leading teams and organizations to innovate, build, implement business solutions & products in the field of Information Technology and services for customers across 20+ countries.

Founder: Ashish Khare

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $100,000 in November 2021 by Asish Vidyarthi and Lets Venture

91. CollegeDunia

Everyone has gone through the effort of looking for universities to apply to after completing our 12th grade. Before taking a decision, as a learner, you should have a fundamental understanding of the uni. These facets are the standard of teaching provided, prices, the opinions of former and present alums, and the institute’s rank. However, gathering these essential details about universities is a tricky job. The notion of having all this data about institutes and tests from all over India and overseas in one spot appealed to the youth.

Founder:Sahil Chalana

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $443,000 in Jan 2016 by Umang Kumar

92. LendBox

One Solution for all your financial troubles! Lendbox is a leading Peer-to-Peer lending platform based in New Delhi, India. In this growing global market, getting in touch with potential lenders and borrowers is challenging and this is where LENDBOX comes into play. LENDBOX is an online Marketplace where potential lenders invest in credit-verified borrowers. LENDBOX assists lenders throughout the process from risk assessment, verification, fraud checks, documentation, collections, and recovery.

Founder: Bhuvan Rustagi, Ekmeet Singh, JATIN MALWAL

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $1,500,000 in March 2021 by IvyCap Ventures

93. Daalchini

Daalchini – a physical marketplace for ‘Traditional Indian Home-cooked Food’, provided by a network of Home-based cooks/Tiffin Services, through the Internet of Things (IoT based Vending Machines called Daalchini Hut)

Founder:  Prerna Kalra

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 11 crore in June 2021 from Artha Ventures

94. Leverage Edu

When you have big dreams and the right guidance, the world is your oyster. Leverage Edu began with a mission to build a global space for opportunities where no student is confined to the boundaries of a country. With our efforts in different fields, we wish to build the global citizens of tomorrow. We handpick the most influential courses and universities and help you get admission to these schools.

Founder: Akshay Chaturvedi

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $2,000,000  in June2021 by Trifecta Capital Advisors

95. Heads Up for Tails

At Heads Up For Tails, they are dog and cat people. As a one-stop shop for all pet products with paw prints all across India, we design, manufacture, and customize stylish, high quality, and utility-driven pet products to improve the quality of your pet’s life and make pet ownership delightful.

Founder: Rashi Narang

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: Rs 2,770,000,000 in August 2021 by Amitell Capital

96. Tripoto Travel Private Limited

Tripoto is social travel platform to share and discover travel experiences, stories, community, tourism guides, hotels, holidays, getaways, and attractions.

Founder: Anirudh Gupta, Michael Pargal Lyngdoh

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $3,700,000 in April 2019 by 3one4 capital.

97. Coding Ninjas

Coding Ninjas was founded in 2016 to bridge the knowledge gap between colleges and industry. Coding Ninjas boasts of world-class teaching faculty and a state-of-art learning platform for Coding education with faculty alumni of IIT, Stanford, IIIT, and Facebook.

Founder:  Ankush Singla, Kannu Mittal

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $5,210,000 in February 2020 by Series A

98. Octro

Octro is one of India’s leading gaming companies, founded in 2006 by Saurabh Agarwal, a Stanford alumnus. We have created global titles out of India supported by our in-depth understanding of gamers, superior-tech infrastructure, and a professional team with strong tech and product focus.

Founder: Saurabh Aggarwal

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $15,000,000 in June 2014 by Sequoia Capital India

99. Innov8 Coworking Space

Innov8 wants to transform real estate into a beautiful and premium workspace. Backed by Y-Combinator, innov8 is the leading Indian co-working startup that aspires to be the world’s #1 coworking workspaces provider.

Founders: Ritesh Malik, Shailesh Gupta, Sumit Ranka

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $4,000,000 in October 2018 by Credence Family Office

100. Sattvi

Sattvi is creating a Global Revolution into wellness by helping people overcome their health issues using a unique combination of Food and Yoga.

Founders: Parsoon Gupta

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: $115,000 in July 2019 by Angel

101. Doubtnut

Doubtnut is an Indian educational app started by Tanushree Nagori and Aditya Shankar in 2016. Doubtnut is available as an Android application on Play Store or by accessing its official website.

Founders: Tanushree Nagori, Aditya Shankar

Location: Gurugram, India

Funding: Rs 224 Crore in February 2021 from SIG and Lupa systems

Top 10 Unicorns Of Delhi NCR

In today’s world, unicorn startups are not as uncommon as ever; however, building a unicorn startup is not easy. Climbing the unicorn ladder requires a lot of hard work, commitment, and perseverance throughout the startup journey. And those who have received the title of unicorn are discussed in this article.


Unicorn startup consists of two words, “unicorn” and “startup”. Unicorn is a business term used to define startups with a valuation of over $1 billion. The term was coined by Aileen Lee, a venture capitalist, and a seed investor. On the other hand, startups are privately-owned companies that are usually in the early stages of their development.



CARS24 brings buyers and sellers online through an intuitive, tech-enabled platform that simplifies and streamlines the pre-owned car buying process.

Industry: AI, B2C, eCommerce, Sales Automation, Software 

Valuation: $1.00B (November 2020) 

Founders: Gajendra Jangid, Mehul Agrawal, Ruchit Agarwal, Vikram Chopra

Founded: 2015

Location: Gurugram, India


BharatPe is an Indian digital payments app, merchant aggregator, and payment platform that encourages digital payments through QR and POS. This is not a government company but a private limited company known as Resilient Innovation Pvt Ltd.

Industry: Financial Services, Fintech

Valuation: $2.85 Billion (August 2021)

Founders: Ashneer Grover, Bhavik Koladiya, Shashvat Nakrani

Founded: 2018

Location: Delhi, India


Delhivery is a state-of-the-art logistics service provider that develops customized supply chain solutions for enterprises.

Industry: E-Commerce, Logistics, Shipping, Supply Chain Management, Transportation

Valuation: $1.50B (February 2019)

Founders: Bhavesh Manglani, Kapil Bharati, Mohit Tandon, Sahil Barua, Suraj Saharan

Founded: 2011

Location: Gurugram, India

Nxtra Data

Nxtra Data is a leading information technology-based company, providing businesses worldwide with high-quality and technology-driven data products, services, and solutions.

Industry: Data Center, Information Services, Information Technology

Valuation: $1.20B (July 2020)

Founders: Rajesh Tapadia

Founded: 2013

Location: Gurugram, India

Urban Company

Urban Company is Asia’s largest home service company as it is an all-in-one platform that helps users to find professionals for various home services. The platform is based out of Gurgaon and provides professional home cleaning services to beauticians, masseuses, and even carpenters.

Industry: Home Services

Valuation: $2.1 billion (June 2021)

Founders: Abhiraj Bhal, Varun Khaitan, and Raghav Chandra

Founded: 2014

Location: Gurugram, India


Paytm is one of the largest unicorn startups in India. The fintech startup is famous for its payment gateway service, which helps consumers make seamless payments to vendors from their bank accounts.

Industry: E-commerce finance

Valuation: $16 billion (June 2021)

Founders: Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Founded: 2010

Location: Noida, India


OYO is one of the top travel startups in India. Budget hotels are among the biggest hospitality startups in India. The startup also works in liaison with existing hotels and provides vacant rooms to travelers at affordable rates.

Industry: Hospitality

Valuation: $9 billion (July 2021)

Founders: Riteish Agarwal 

Founded: 2013

Location: Gurgram, India

Pine Labs

Pine Labs is an Indian merchant platform, equipped with financing and last-mile retail transaction technology, to help merchants and institutions receive their payments through easy and secure POS apps and devices.

Industry: Fintech, Financial Services, Payments

Valuation: $3 billion (May 2021)

Founders: Rajul Garg, Tarun Upaday

Founded: 1998

Location: Noida, India


GlobalBees is a Thracio-style startup focused on acquiring other companies, especially startups, and raising them with enough funding and resources to create delightful product experiences. GlobalBees can also be considered as the enterprise arm of FirstCry.

Industry: Investment

Valuation: $1.1 billion+ (December 2021)

Founders: Nitin Agarwal, Supam Maheshwari

Founded: 2021

Location: Delhi, India 


Zomato is an Indian food delivery startup restaurant aggregator. Zomato was founded in 2008 by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chadha. Zomato primarily provides solid restaurant information, menus, and user reviews. Along with this, Zomato also has the option of food delivery from partner restaurants in select cities.

Industry: Online food ordering and Retail

Valuation: $8 billion (July 2021)

Founders: Deepinder Goyal, Pankaj Chaddah

Founded: 2008

Location: Gurugram, India

Top 10 Angel Investors in Delhi NCR

Angel investors are at the center of the booming startups in India. They have been instrumental in helping the startups to take those initial steps in their journey. With the majority of the angel investors coming from an entrepreneurial background, they understand the difficulties and hurdles faced by budding entrepreneurs.


In this article, we are going to share the list of the top 10 Angel Investors of Delhi NCR: 


Rajan Anandan

Rajan Anandan, an Indian Businessman who has also served as the vice-president of Google India. He performed the role of Managing Director of Google across India and Southeast Asia. He is a co-founder of the First seed fund of Sri Lanka. Currently, He is working as the managing director of Sequoia Capital India. In his early days, before all of this, he also handled leadership roles with well-reputed firms like Microsoft and Dell. Rajan is also an angel investor in early-stage startups. 

Age: 55 years

Total startups invested: 50+ 

Notable Startups Invested: Smytten, Innov8, Instamojo, Unacademy

Sunil Kalra

Sunil Kalra is a Board Member of Innoveda Biological Solutions. He is also a Board Member of Powermat. Mr. Kalra is an Angel Investor. He has a BBA degree in Marketing and International Trade from the University of Texas at Austin. As an independent Angel Investor, Sunil has invested in over 70 companies globally over the past 8 years, working closely with teams to create a strategy, set goals, and build networks. He is currently working as a managing director at Via Projects Pvt Ltd and an active Angel Investor at Indian Angel Network. 

Age: 48 years

Total startups invested: 75+ 

Notable Startups Invested: Instamojo, Adpushups, Shaadi.in

Ritesh Malik

Ritesh Malik, Founder & CEO of Innov8, the co-working space is a medical graduate who later on turned into an angel investor and an entrepreneur. He did a short-term marketing course at the London School of Economics. He also worked as Medical Surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital before starting his entrepreneurial journey. He is also a co-founder at Adstuck Consulting. 

Age: 32 years

Total startups invested: 50+ 

Notable Startups Invested: Josh Talks, Dockabl, My Child

Kunal Bahl

Kunal Bahl, co-founder, and CEO of an Indian e-commerce platform, Snapdeal. He has completed his studies at the Wharton School of Pennsylvania. He is an active angel investor who has and still helping many startups to make them grow more into successful businesses. 

Age: 38 years

Total startups invested: 150+ 

Notable Startups Invested: Ola, Razorpay, Urbanclap, Bewakoof

Aloke Bajpai

Aloke Bajpai, co-founder & CEO of an online marketplace, ixigo.com. Before starting as an angel investor he has completed his B.Tech in electrical engineering from IIT- Kanpur. He also served as a software engineer for Amadeus SAS. Prior to this, he has also held the role of Vice-President at FinalQuadrant. He is also an Angel Investor who is always ready to help startups with investments and guidance. 

Age: 43 years

Total startups invested: 20+

Notable Startups Invested: Overcart, Twiggly, Zapr

Dinesh Agarwal

Dinesh Agarwal, the Founder, and CEO of an online marketplace, IndiaMart. He is one of the most popular entrepreneurs and Angel Investors across the country.

Age: 52 years

Total startups invested: 35+

Notable Startups Invested: Innerchef, Docsapp, Wishberry

Rajul Garg

Rajul Garg is a Co-Founder and serves as the role of Managing Partner at Leo Capital Holdings. He is a graduate of IIT Delhi and lives in Delhi. He held the role of Board Member and Advisor at Edureka. He is an Entrepreneur and an active Angel Investor. Rajul is the founder of many companies like Pine Labs and GlobalLogic. 

Age: 44 years

Total startups invested: 25+

Notable Startups Invested: Sheroes, Meesho, Lifecare

Alok Mittal

Alok Mittal, the co-founder, and CEO of an online financing platform for small and medium enterprises, Indifi Technologies. He is not only an active angel investor but also a founding member of the platform for startups and investors to connect, the Indian Angel Network. 

Age: 52 years

Total startups invested: 40+

Notable Startups Invested: Wedmegood, Bite Club, Baxi

Sahil Barua

Sahil Barua is the CEO & co-founder of Delhivery. He completed his high school at St. Xavier’s School. Later on, he pursued mechanical engineering. He also worked as a Senior Associate Consultant. He is an active Angel Investor and an entrepreneur. 

Age: 37

Total startups invested: 15+

Notable Startups Invested: Mosaic Wellness, Twigly, Qyk

Maninder Gulati

Maninder Gulati has been the Chief Strategy Officer at OYO for over four years. Prior to his stint at OYO, he has worked with Lightspeed India Partners Advisors, McKinsey & Co, and ITC Limited. This IIT and ISB graduate has gained valuable experience working closely with Indian startups. He also actively invests in emerging Indian startups.

Age: 41

Total startups invested: 20+

Notable Startups Invested:  Bombay Shaving Company, Meesho

Unitus Seed Fund partners with Delhi Angels as Their Official Investment Partner

Unitus Seed Fund (USF), India’s leading impact venture fund, announced that they had successfully gained a trustworthy relationship with Delhi Angels as their official Institutional Investment Partner. With this partnership, Delhi Angels, led by Shivam Ahuja, and USF together are helping each other in providing a host of benefits to early-stage startups like mentorship and curation. The experts will offer specialized guidance to startups belonging to various sectors like healthcare, education, Agri-Tech, Fintech, and eCommerce.

The partnership is a great opportunity for young and high-potential startups to get access to industry expertise and a readily available institutional investment ticket ranging from 1-3 Cr!

The aim of this partnership is two-fold. Delhi Angels™ aims at facilitating deal flow access to potential investment opportunities while USF is looking at an increased outreach from diversified activities.

Shivam Ahuja, the Founder, commented, “Delhi has been among the frontrunners of the booming startup culture in India for a while now. Second, only to Bengaluru in terms of most active startups, the Delhi startup ecosystem has witnessed remarkable achievements and we have led this journey.

We believe that the partnership with USF will serve as a catalyst to this growth path. Together with USF, we aim at helping high potential early-stage startups in curation, mentoring, and guiding.”

Recently, the Delhi Angels™ team has also successfully helped Let’s Reach, an all-around web push notification solution raise USD 100K from VCommission.

Delhi Angels funded undisclosed amount in Nucros

Nucros Science & Taste, is a smart-health solutions provider which links to provide a diet that helps you achieve your health goals., has raised $900,000 (around Rs 6.76 crore) in a pre-Seed funding round led by Aavejak Advisers, ID8 Ventures, Innoscale Global Foundation, and Delhi Angels Network, the company said in a statement.  

Delhi Angels Network is a community of successful entrepreneurs turned angel investors in India committed to supporting promising startups and helping them scale heights with our expertise. 

The company said it plans to use the funds to advance its backend operations, strengthen the team structure and marketing efforts. The firm plans to launch operations in Mumbai and Bengaluru by 2022. 

Founded in 2020 by Sakshi Bakshi, Nucros is a subscription-based food and beverage provider that prepares meal plans to achieve dietary goals. It comprises both an online and offline model. In the initial days, they faced a lot of problems like every other startup. Being funded by Delhi angels has helped them a lot in growing and expanding their business.

Delhi angels mainly focus on helping startups at the seed & growth stage and while doing so they help many startups validate their business model. 

“Our brand has been such a hit in the Delhi market, and that’s why we are planning to expand our operations in Mumbai and Bengaluru too,” said Bakshi.



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