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10 most successful Indian start ups

Here is a list of inspiring companies that went from absolutely nothing to overnight success in no time.

Ola Cabs

OlaCabs, popularly known as ola, is a mobile app for personal transportation in India. Ola started as an online cab aggregator in Mumbai, now based out of Bangalore and is among the fastest growing businesses in India. It was founded on 3 December 2010 by Bhavish Aggarwal (currently CEO) and Ankit Bhati. By 2014, the company has expanded to a network of more than 200,000 cars across 85 cities. In November 2014, Ola expanded to incorporate autos on-trial basis in Bengaluru.[1] Post the trial phase, Ola Auto expanded to other cities like Delhi, Pune and Chennai starting December 2014. value of ola as on September 2015 is $5 billion

Housing.com

Housing.com is a Mumbai-based real estate search portal which allows customers to search for housing based on geography, number of rooms, and various other filters. The company has 6,000 brokers and serves 40 cities in India including Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi.

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Quikr

Quikr

Quikr is India’s leading cross category classifieds platform where people connect with each other to buy or sell goods and services on their mobile phones and other devices. Founded by Pranay Chulet in 2008 with the vision for buyers and sellers to transact large number of categories, today Quikr has 12 million listings and generates 20 million responses every month. Headquartered in Bangalore, Quikr has a presence in 1000 cities in India and operates in over 10 categories that include mobile phones, household goods, cars, real estate, jobs, services and education

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Zomato

Zomato

Zomato is a global restaurant search and discovery service founded in 2008 by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah. It currently operates in 22 countries, including India, Australia and North America.[3] It features restaurant information such as scanned menus and photos sourced by local street teams, as well as user reviews and ratings. The company also provides cashless payment, online ordering, white-label apps, table reservation, and point-of-sale systems.

Shaadi.com

Shaadi.com began as Sagaai.com in 1997. Its founder, Anupam Mittal, changed its name to Shaadi.com in 1999, believing it to be a more marketable name. Its initial success was primarily among non-resident Indians, as Internet adoption across India was poor at the time, and conservative parents were hesitant to arrange marriages through a new startup. Despite some early personnel troubles, Shaadi.com saw success over the next fifteen years as Internet adoption increased and people became more receptive to online matchmaking. By 2008, it had become the world's leading matrimonial website for Asians, and had twenty million users by 2011.

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Paytm

Paytm

Paytm is an Indian e-commerce shopping website launched in 2010, owned by One97 Communications which initially focused on Mobile and DTH Recharging. The company is headquartered in Noida, India. It gradually provided recharging and bill payment of various portals including electricity bills, gas bills, as well as telephone bills. Paytm entered India's e-commerce market in 2014, providing facilities and products similar to businesses such as Flipkart, Amazon.com, Snapdeal. In 2015, it added booking bus travel.

Bookmyshow

BookMyShow is India's biggest online movie and events ticketing brand. The website caters to ticket sales for movies, plays, concerts and sporting events via the online platform. Launched in 1999, it is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It also has offices in New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata. BookMyShow reaches about 800 to 900 cinemas in 200 cities and towns. About 60 percent of its transactions take place via its mobile app which, say experts, is the most successful mobile ecommerce app in the country.

Redbus.in

redBus is the World’s largest bus-ticketing portal and hotel-booking company based in India. It offers bus ticket booking through its website, iOS and Android mobile apps. In 2013, redBus was acquired by the Ibibo Group, which is a joint venture by the South African Multinational Company, Naspers. redBus has its offices in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Pune, Vijayawada, Kolkata, Vishakhapatnam, and Singapore. In the year 2015, redBus started its operation in the international market with its business opening in Singapore and Malaysia.

Infibeam

Infibeam is an Internet and E-commerce conglomerate involved in Online Retailing, E-Commerce Software and Internet Services. The company is headquartered in Ahmedabad, India. It is an online retailer for books, electronics, and automobiles in India. Started in 2007, the company has offices in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, and has a total of 1300 employees.

Snapdeal

Snapdeal was started in February 2010 as a daily deals platform but expanded in September 2011 to become an online marketplace. Snapdeal has grown to become one of the largest online marketplace in India offering an assortment of 10 million products across diverse categories from over 100,000 sellers, shipping to 5,000+ towns and cities in India.