With the 2nd annual Top Startups ranking, Linkedin uncover the young companies commanding professionals’ attention today.
The 2019 LinkedIn Top Startups list reveals the 25 hottest companies where Indians want to work now.
The ones that are growing massively, scrambling industries, shifting talent flows around the world and, often, altering how we work and live.
LinkedIn editors and data scientists parsed billions of actions generated by LinkedIn’s 645 million members and looked at four pillars in particular: employee growth; jobseeker interest; member engagement with the company and its employees; and how well these startups pulled talent from our flagship LinkedIn Top Companies list.
To be eligible, companies must be 7 years old or younger, have at least 50 employees, be privately held and headquartered in India.
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Check out this year’s Top 25 Startups in India
1. Oyo Hotels and Homes (Hospitality)
OYO, which tops this list for a second year running, has had a hectic year: It became a decacorn from unicorn, ventured into the co-working space, snagged a strategic investment from Airbnb.
The company expanded into Europe and the US to become the world’s third-largest hospitality chain. To fuel this hyper-growth phase, the company is looking to hire over 10,000 people globally in the next one year.
2. Cure.Fit (Health, Wellness and Fitness)
Cure.Fit’s performance has been clinical: it hit $100 million in annual revenue within three years of inception, made its international foray and outlined aggressive expansion plans.
The Mukesh Bansal-led health and fitness startup said it’d open fitness centres in Jammu & Kashmir four days after Article 370 was scrapped, becoming the first private firm to announce such plans.
3. TapChief (Internet)
500 Startups-backed TapChief connects individuals and businesses with domain experts or ‘solopreneurs.’
The gigs marketplace says it values spontaneity over bureaucracy: jobseekers are encouraged to point out chinks and suggest ways to improve the company’s product.
4. Razorpay (Computer software)
Payments solutions provider Razorpay recently raised $75 million – money it intends to use to scale up its neo-banking and lending products.
5. Bounce (Internet)
Bounce is the world’s fastest growing bike-sharing startup, a feat it achieved within 10 months of launching dockless scooters.
Furthermore, the company, which facilitates about 75,000 daily rides in Bengaluru, is on a hiring spree. Expect 5,500 new jobs to be created in the coming months.
6. Playment (Internet)
Playment is an AI-driven crowdsourced marketplace that allows companies to divvy up simple data processing tasks among a diverse workforce.
The Y Combinator-backed startup, which counts Samsung, Alibaba, Drive.ai, Flipkart and Ola among its clients.
7. RIVIGO (Logistics and supply chain)
Logistics unicorn Rivigo was recently granted patent rights by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its relay truck model, which allows truckers to drive 4-5 hours at a stretch and return home the same day.
However, the Warburg Pincus- and SAIF Partners-backed venture is expected to turn profitable in the current financial year.
8. Acko (Insurance)
Digital insurer Acko has been forging alliances throughout the consumer internet economy.
Moreover, it offers products in tie-ups with companies such as Amazon, OYO, Ola, Zomato and redBus.
9. mfine (Hospital and Health care)
mfine, founded by Myntra’s co-founder Ashutosh Lawania and former business head Prasad Kompalli, offers an AI-driven doctor-consultation platform that partners leading hospitals.
Moreover, in the next one year, it aims to onboard over 2,500 physicians from 250 hospitals and hit 150,000 consultations a month.
10. InterviewBit (E-Learning)
InterviewBit prepares jobseekers for tech interviews and the four-year-old venture is set to double its hiring rate over the next 12 months.
However, the company requires every employee to spend a slice of their day in user interactions.
11. Udaan (Internet)
12. LBB– Little Black Book (Internet)
13. Dunzo (Internet)
14. UpGrad (E-Learning)
15. Nineleaps (Information Technology and Services)
16. Simpl (Information Technology and Services)
17. Meesho (Internet)
18. Digit Insurance (Insurance)
19. Karza Technologies (Information Technology and Services)
20. StashFin (Financial Services)
21. Pristyn Care (Hospital and Health care)
22. WhiteHat Jr (E-Learning)
23. Bizongo (E-Commerce & Technology)
24. Smartworks (Commercial Real Estate)
25. Stanza Living (Hospitality)
Student housing startup Stanza Living offers fully furnished rooms and packs in chef-designed meals and interactive entertainment areas, besides other facilities.
It has charted an aggressive expansion plan to add 80,000 beds by 2021 and double its employee count in 12 months.
Methodology for selection of startups
LinkedIn measures startups based on four pillars: employment growth, engagement, job interest and attraction of top talent.
Employment growth is measured as percentage headcount increase over one year, which must be a minimum of 15%.
Engagement looks at non-employee views and follows of the company’s LinkedIn page, as well as how many non-employees are viewing employees at that startup.
Job interest counts rate at which people are viewing and applying to jobs at the company, including both paid and unpaid postings.
Attraction of top talent measures how many employees the startup has recruited away from LinkedIn Top Companies, as a percentage of the startup’s total workforce.
Data is normalized across all eligible startups.