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Indian start-ups to look out for in 2017

Every entrepreneur and Startup founder would like to believe they should be in the “start-ups to look out for in 2017,” so you will have to continue your homework and scan through few lists. Here are  recent announcements of Indian startups that have got funding from big companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook etc:

  • Facebook arm to invest $40,000 in Hyderabad start-up – “Social networking major Facebook has invested $40,000 in an Indian start-up that aggregates home services. Facebook has deployed its investments in FIXU through its arm FbStart, which helps developers grow their start-ups by giving them access to tools and services and global events.”
    • Hyderabad, December 20 2016
  • Kochi start-up to get FB mentoring – TastySpots receives $80,000 assistance from Facebook under FbStart program. TastySpots, a Kochi-based food tech start-up, has been selected for the prestigious FbStart, a global start-up accelerator program promoted by Facebook. As part of the programme, TastySpots has received around $80,000 (nearly Rs.52 lakh) as credits and services from Facebook and its partners. It will also receive mentoring from senior Facebook executives, product managers, and engineers, besides getting access to exclusive events. Facebook had kick-started FbStart in January last year to help early stage mobile start-ups build and grow their mobile apps.
    • Kochi, December 23, 2016
  • How a startup by 20-year olds secured the BHIM App Launched last week by government, BHIM became the top trending app on Google Play store in India. However, few know that the UPI based payments app has been made secure by a bunch of hackers in their late twenties.
    • Jan 04, 2017 – The company was incubated in IIT Bombay’s incubation centre in 2012 and focuses on IT security assessment, cyber forensics, fraud investigation and training.
  • Facebook selects three more Indian startups for FbStart programme – January 2, 2017
    • SimplyMoveIn – Founded in October 2015, SimplyMoveIn is a rental platform that lists houses available on rent without brokerage, deposits and paperwork.
    • Skillmate – is a location-based mobile application that connects people over skills and hobbies. The startup was founded in August last year.
    • Talkoot – Talkoot is a real-time social platform for traders and investors. It lets users discover trending stocks and news around them. The company was founded in October 2015
  • Facebook Backs Indian Skill and Hobby Startup Skillmate Under FBStart Programme – Skillmate is a location based mobile application that connects people over skills and hobbies. It let’s you learn something new, teach your talents, and partner for fun things with people near you. 02 January, 2017
  • Oracle mentors early-stage tech startups in India -Technology company Oracle is guiding early-stage tech startups in India to establish successful businesses under its Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator Program. The programme is a global initiative to develop an ecosystem that fosters entrepreneurial innovation.Startups such as Ezedox, Farebond, initCodes, Trendlyne and Sonder Connect will be mentored under the second phase of the programme. 16 Jan – 2017

(we will continue to update this list. You may send us updates too)