ET Startup Awards: Rolling out the red carpet

Starting today, we showcase the five entrants who are at the very top in each of the nine categories in which the ET Startup Awards 2020 will be presented




Founded: 2010
Founders: Mohan Lakhamraju (in pic), Arjun Nair, Hari Krishnan Nair
Based: Bengaluru
What it does: GreatLearning is an online education platform that offers cours-es in collaboration with institutions such as Stanford University, MIT, IIT Madras and IIT Bombay. The company has delivered more than 25 million hours of learning to over 300,000 people. It also works with enterprises to upskill workers and has so far



Founded: 2010
Founder: Sunil Patro (in pic)

Based: San Francisco and Bengaluru
What it does: SignEasy is a cloud-based, mobile-first solution to electroni-cally sign and fill documents from smartphones, tablets and the web. More than 140,000 customers in 180 countries use SignEasy to reduce pa-perwork turnaround time, close deals faster, cut costs and improve the customer experience. As of December 2019, 40 million documents had been signed using SignEasy



Founded: 2018
Founder: Pallav Nadhani (in pic)

Based: Kolkata
What it does: Charts.com is a developer of visual analytics tools that can help users create data visualisations from spread sheet data. The company has also created a library for data visualisations. The company is currently testing its intellectual property and aims to target business users rather than developers



Founded: 2011
Founders: Ashish Tulsian (in pic), Sakshi Tulsian
Based: New Delhi
What it does: POSist is a cloudbased management software providing end-to-end solutions for restaurants. It helps food businesses, from standalone outlets to large chains, manage functions such as billing, CRM, inventory control and vendor management. The company counts Taco Bell, Punjab Grill, Copper Chimney and Indigo Deli among clients



Founded in: 2010
Founders: Vikash Jaiswal (in pic), Soni Kumari
Based: Mumbai
What it does: Gametion’s flagship product Ludo King is undisputedly the most popular mobile game in India, with usage spiking during the Covid-19 induced lockdown. The company, which has seen 50 million daily active users of Ludo King, has also launched other products, as more people move towards casual gaming




Founded: 2018
Founders: Raghu Yarlagadda (in pic), Prabhakar Reddy
Based: San Francisco, Bengaluru
Key investors: Accel, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Coinbase Ventures

What it does: FalconX is a digital assettrading platform that helps clients perform complex cryptocurrency trade in real time using data science. Its goal is to eliminate slippage and hidden fees. The company’s clients include financial institutions such as hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, payment gateways, over-the-counter trading desks, cryptocurrency miners and exchanges.


Entropik Technology

Founded: 2016
Founders: Ranjan Kumar (in pic), Bharat Shekhawat
Based: Bengaluru
Key investors: Sea Global Capital Partners, Bharat Innovation Fund, Parampara Capital
What it does: Entropik is an advanced emotion AI analytics platform that helps brands measure the cognitive responses of consumers to various products and experiences. It makes use of proprietary technologies such as brainwave mapping, facial coding and eye tracking to uncover subconscious trends, which are used to help clients enhance marketing strategies and customer experience



Founded in: 2016
Founders: Dinesh Advani, Vivek Goyal
Based: Bengaluru
Key investors: Chiratae Ventures India, Inventus Capital Partners, Parampara Capital, Bharat Innovation Fund

What it does: PlayShifu creates immersive, augmented reality-based educational toys for children aged 3-11. The products are designed and engineered to stimulate foundational abilities, and build science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills through a mix of physical toys and digital platforms that interact seamlessly


Founded: 2019
Founders: Nikhil Tripathi, Mahesh Jakhotia, Nukul Upadhye, Jitender Bedwal, Daya Rai
Based: Gurugram
Key investors: RTP Global, Sequoia Surge, Omidyar Network, Omnivore, Better Capital
What it does: Bijak is an agricultural commodity trading platform that seeks to bring suppliers and buyers together. The company helps traders to rate and review, allowing both buyers and sellers to make informed decisions. It aims to make money through lending and logistics marketplaces



Founded: 2016
Founders: Srinath Ravichandran, Moin SPM, Satyanarayanan Chakravarthy
Based: Chennai
Key investors: Speciale Invest, IIT Madras Incubation Cell, Pi Ventures, CIIE
What it does: Agnikul is developing a launch vehicle capable of hurling micro satellites into low earth orbit. Its first launch vehicle, Agnibaan, will be a three-stage rocket. Each stage will have its own single-piece, 3Dprinted, semi-cryogenic engine that will be lighter and more efficient than conventional rocket engines

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