Top Indian Startups That Changed Our Lives

Here are our top picks of startups that made our lives smooth-sailing.

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A majority of startups all over the world are founded by young men and women in their twenties and possibly in their early thirties.

Technology has not only brought a number of services to our doorstep, but has also changed the landscape of our businesses and economy.

Since the 1990s, India has been at the centre of this global internet revolution. In the last few years, many startups have sprung up in the country and here are our top picks of the companies that have made our lives smooth-sailing.


Online payments-bank Paytm is an Indian mobile-first financial services company that allows you to make payments, complete online banking, lend money, etc. Basically, it is the one-stop-shop for online payments!


Travelling long distances in the summer heat would have remained terrible with constant bargaining with the auto-wallahs if Ola did not exist. The online cab service started by two IIT Mumbai graduates have made all our lives easier.


Former Amazon employees Sachin and Binny Bansal, from IIT Delhi, started an online bookstore in 2007. And today their company, Flipkart, is keeping the e-commerce giant on its toes. In the last eleven years, Softbank-backed Flipkart has reached a valuation of around $18 billion.


Day or night, Zomato is always there to satiate your hunger with on time delivery and cool discounts. You can order your favorite food with just a simple touch. In 2008, Deepender Goel started Zomato keeping in mind this love for food.


For the purpose of providing online teaching facility to students, Kerala’s Byju Raveendran introduced BYJU’S in 2011. Today, from 10th class to IIT, medical, GMAT, GRE, CSAT, preparations for all levels can be completed on this platform. The BYJU’S mobile app has been downloaded more than 16 million times. At present, the market price of this company is close to Rs 6,500 crore.


Oyo has made planning trips so much easier — be it for leisure or for work. You can look up hotels and reserve your rooms with just a few clicks. In 2012, a youth named Ritesh Agrawal started the company that now has a presence in 500 towns in India, Malaysia and Nepal.


Practo is playing a great role in providing in-home doctoral and medical facilities. Bengaluru resident Shashank launched this app in 2008, to provide better access to healthcare in the country. In today's time, more than 2 lakh doctors are providing their services across the country through Practo.


You don’t have wait in long queues at grocery shops every month, thanks to BigBasket. All your grocery items are delivered at your door-step conveniently. helps in providing great information to the public about loan and insurance schemes and banking solutions.


Swiggy delivers your food and beverages from restaurants near you, irrespective of rain or storm. The company’s easy to sign up model has opened the doors for many enterprising chefs.

(This story has been updated.)

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