According to LinkedIn’s list of top ten start-ups in India to work for in 2018 include the following companies.
1). OYO Rooms
Topping this year’s list is hospitality start-up OYO Rooms. In five short years, it has become India’s largest hotel network boasting 100,000 rooms in 230 cities. Over the last nine months, the budget hotel has also expanded internationally, launching in Malaysia, China and the UK.
Global headcount: 120
Wellness start-up Cure.Fit has four offerings: no-equipment gyms, health food, primary care, plus yoga and meditation centers. The company raised $120 million from existing investors and acquired premium gym chain Fitness First in a deal worth $30 million to $35 million.
Google’s first start-up investment in India, Dunzo, is a services app which allows users to hire staff to complete tasks for them. The firm has quickly become a verb in the country, with customers “dunzoing” everything from grocery shopping to laundry.
Global headcount: 3,700
Logistics business Rivigo uses a driver relay model to speed up delivery services for clients including Marks & Spencer, ITC and Maruti Suzuki. The four-year-old start-up plans to hire 5,000 people over the next year and scale up its fleet, warehouses and technology.
5). Digit Insurance
Global headcount: 630
Online insurer Digit Insurance aims to simplify policy processes and claims to approve 87 percent of claims within 24 hours. It also provides customers with mobile notifications when they are entitled to a claim, for instance if their flight is delayed by more than 75 minutes.
6). LBB – Little Black Book
Global headcount: 80
Little Black Book started as a Tumblr blog, but has since morphed into a digital platform for cultural news and events. Its coverage ranges from food and fashion to theater and shopping across eight major Indian cities. The business has offices across Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai.
7). Republic World
Global headcount: 400
Republic TV, part of the Republic World group, is an English-language news television channel set up by Indian journalist and anchor Arnab Goswami and politician Rajeev Chandrasekhar in 2016. The channel is often accused of having a pro-establishment stance. It plans to set up a Hindi news channel ahead of India’s 2019 general elections.
8). The Minimalist
Global headcount: 60
Design agency Minimalist started as a Facebook page for witty content, but now works with clients including Coca Cola and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. For staff who feel they don’t get enough of their colleagues while at work, there are weekly team building activities arranged by the human resource department every Saturday.
Global headcount: 230
Four-year-old Razorpay provides payment solutions for more than 100,000 businesses. In a bid to ensure employees are aware of client needs, all staff are required to take customer support calls for four hours every month, regardless of seniority.
Global headcount: 200
Nineleaps helps other start-ups with their product development by providing web and mobile app services. Having doubled its headcount since July 2017, the ambitious business has now set its sights on hiring a further 300 staff and expanding to Singapore and Indonesia in the coming year.