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Unicorn Startups in India | List of Startups valued at $1 Billion or more

Unicorn means a companies whose valued is $1 Billion or more, Here s a list of Unicorn Startups in India from 2011 to 2021.

Indian Unicorn Startups List

List of Unicorn Startups in India valued over $1 Billion or more.

What is a Unicorn Startup?

A startup refers to a new idea of the business started by entrepreneurs who work on it, it is the initial stages of a company. When a startup valuation is at $1 billion or more then it is called a unicorn startup.

In a decade from 2011 to 2021, there is a total of 68 Indian startup companies that entered unicorns. All these companies are from different sectors like E-commerce, Payments, Marketplace, EdTech, Fundtech, and many others.

List of all Indian Unicorn Startup Companies –

From the year 2011 to 2014 there is only 4 Indian Startup entered in unicorn list.

S. No.Company NameValuation ($B)Year EnteredAbout (Location, Work)Founded
1.InMobi12011Bangalore-based mobile advertising tech company.2007
2.Flipkart*232012Bangalore-based E-commerce company.2007
3.Mu Sigma1.52013Bangalore-based decision sciences data analytics company.2004
4.Snapdeal*6.52014New Delhi-based e-commerce company.2010

In 2015 and 2016, 6 Indian startups entered in unicorn club.

S. No.Company
About (Location, Work)Founded
5.Zomato5.42015Gurugram-based online food delivery platform.2008
6.Paytm162015Noida-based Indian digital payment system.2009
7.Ola6.72015Bengaluru-based Indian multinational ride-sharing company.2010
8.Quikr*1.62015Banglore-based Indian online marketplace.2008
9.Hike1.42016New Delhi-based Messaging App.2012
10.Shopclues*1.12016Gurugram based Indian online marketplace.2011

2018 is the year when 1st time 8 Indian startups entered in unicorn club in a single year.

S. No.Company
About (Location, Work)Founded
11.Swiggy5Bangalore-based online food ordering and delivery platform.2014
12.PolicyBazaar2.4Gurugram based Insurance aggregator Fintech company.2008
13.Oyo Rooms8.4Gurugram based online hotel and home booking.2013
14.Udaan3.1Bengaluru-based B2B E-commerce.2016
15.BillDesk1.6Mumbai-based online payment gateway.2000
16.Freshworks3.5Chennai-based software service company.2010
17.Byjus13.7Bangalore-based multinational education tech company.2011
18.Paytm Mall3Noida-based Online Shopping site.2016

Continue in 2019 there are 9 new startups join the unicorn club.

S. No.Company
About (Location, Work)Founded
19.BigBasket1.8Bangalore-based online grocery store.2011
20.Ola Electric1.1Bangalore-based Electric mobility.2017
21.Druva Software2Pune-based SaaS Data management.2008
22.Icertis2.8Pune/Bellevue-based Software management company.2009
23.Citius Tech1.1Mumbai/Princeton-based Healthcare technology services company.2005
24.Lenskart2.5Faridabad-based eyewear retail chain company.2010
25.Delhivery3Gurugram based Logistics services.2011
26.Dream115Mumbai-based fantasy sports platform.2008
27.Rivigo1.1Gurugram based logistics platform provider.2014

Again In the Year 2020, 10 Indian startups entered in unicorn list.

S. No.Company
About (Location, Work)Founded
28.Postman2Bangalore-based Software service API development and testing.2014
29.Unacademy2Bangalore-based education tech company.2015
30.RazorPay3Bangalore-based Fin-tech payment gateway.2013
31.Glance InMobi1Bangalore-based AI-based software company.2019
32.Nykaa1.2Mumbai-based online beauty and cosmetics products.2012
33.Dailyhunt1Bangalore-based content and news application.2010
34.Pine Labs3Noida based Fintech payment solutions1998
35.Cars241Gurugram based marketplace of used cars and bikes.2015
36.Zenoti1Hyderabad/Bellevue Software service for Salon & SPA.2010
37.Zerodha1Bangalore-based Fintech Online investment platform.2010

2021 is the year when 23 Indian startup companies entered in Unicorn club.

S. No.Company
About (Location, Work)Founded
38.First Cry2.1Pune-based E-commerce baby products.2010
39.Innovaccer1.3Noida-based Healthcare – Data Analytics.2014
40.Digit1.9Bangalore-based Fintech General Insurance.2013
41.Cred2.2Bangalore-based Fintech Credit card Payments.2018
42.Moglix1Noida-based Industrial B2B E-commerce.2015
43.Urban Company2.1Gurugram based Marketplace Handyman Services.2014
44.ChargeBee1.4Chennai-based Subscription Billing System.2010
45.Groww1Bangalore-based Online Investment Platform.2016
46.Pharmeasy1.5Mumbai-based Online Pharmacy.2014
47.Five Star Business Finance1.4Chennai-based NBFC.1984
48.Infra.Market1Thane-based Construction Products Marketplace.2016
49.Gupshup1.4Mumbai-based Messaging Services company.2004
50.ShareChat2.1Bangalore-based social media.2015
51.Meesho2.1Bangalore-based Social E-commerce.2015
52.Zeta1.4Bangalore/San Francisco Banking Tech Company.2015
53.BlackBuck1Bangalore-based Logistics trucking services online.2015
54.BrowserStack4Mumbai-based cloud web and software testing platform.2011
55.Droom1.2Gurugram based Marketplace for used for Cars and Bikes.2014
56.OfBusiness1.5Gurugram based tech NBFC for SME loans.2015
57.BharatPe2.8Delhi-based Fintech Payment App.2018
58.MindTickle1.2San Francisco/Pune-based Software Service, Sales, Training.2011
59.upGrad1.2Mumbai-based Online Higher Education company.2015
60.CoinDCX1.1Mumbai-based Cryptocurrency exchange.2018
61.Eruditus3.2Mumbai-based EdTech Executive Education2010
62.Grofers1Gurugram-based Online Grocery2013
63.Zetwerk1Bangalore based manufacturing supply chain2017
64MPL2.3Bangalore based online gaming platform2018
65Apna.co1.1Bangalore based online jobs portal2019
66.Vedantu1Bangalore based EdTech Platform2011
67.Licious1Bengaluru based D2C Meat2015
68.CoinSwitch1.9Bengaluru based Cryptocurrency Exchange2017
69.Cardekho1.2Jaipur based Marketplace – used cars2007
70.Rebel Foods1.4Mumbai based Foodtech – cloud kitchen2011
71.Acko1.1Bangalore based Fintech General Insurance2016
72.MyGlamm1.2Mumbai based Personal care2015
73.CureFit1.5Bangalore based Healthtech and Fitness2016
74.Mensa Brands1.2Bengaluru based Aggregator – Consumer Brands2021

This is the list of 68 Indian startups that made a place in the unicorn list, 58 Indian startups entered in unicorn club between the year 2018 to 2021 which is a huge number as compared to past years.

Here the Companies’ names with (*) are those startups that are acquired or IPO.

Source: Venture Intelligence

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