With a niche for innovation and hunger for creating the new head turner, every engineer and designer aspires to change the world for the better. Here are few startups who have survived the wave and adrenaline of starting up.
PlaySimple, a mobile games company based in Bangalore, was founded in 2014. PlaySimple caters to a global audience and a majority of its downloads come from the US, UK, Australia and Canada. The company was founded by former Zynga employees Siddharth Jain, Preeti Reddy, and Suraj Jain, as well as former Walmart Labs engineer Siddhanth Jain. PlaySimple creates word, trivia and puzzle games, including emoji word game GuessUp and word puzzle activity WordTrek.
Gurgaon based startup, which runs a skills assessment tool for programming, English and coding has announced its acquisition by Aon Hewitt. Company co-founders Harpreet Singh Grover and Vibhore Goyal founded the startup in 2007. The startup seeks to get individuals jobs in the short term by testing their job skills.
Zefo is a Second-hand goods marketplace which is Bangalore based. This startup was founded in 2015 by Arjit Gupta, Rohit Ramasubramanian, Himesh Joshi, and Karan Gupta. Rohit is an IIT-Madras alum, Karan and Himesh are IIT-Delhi graduates and Arjit is an IIT-Allahabad graduate. Rohit and Karan both worked at Helion Venture Partners and Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Himesh worked at BCG as a consultant. Arjit has worked at Amazon, Flipkart and Adobe. Zefo mostly deals with household items like appliances and furniture.
Founded by Dinesh Seemakurty, Michael Maylahn, Clayton Brand, and Derek Nielsen, Stasis Labs is based in Bangalore and Los Angeles. Creating lower cost healthcare devices is the aim of this startup. The Stasis Monitor, one of the startup’s products, is currently being used in Bangalore’s Narayana Health hospital chain and a few other hospitals.
This startup helps people search properties for rent or purchase. Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma has funded this startup. Founded by Akhil Gupta, Amit Kumar Agarwal, and Saurabh Garg, the startup will mostly use the funding for customer acquisition.
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