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Young Turks to watch out for in 2019

Updated : April 26, 2019 05:30 PM IST

In 2018, Young Turks featured almost 200 startups & we’ve drawn up a list of 10 early stage ventures you should watch out for in 2019 across sector like hardware, health-tech, ed-tech, B2B SaaS, analytics and retail-tech.


 Ethereal Machines ((@etherealmachine  ))

  • Builds hybrid manufacturing machines for 5D printing

  • Founders: Kaushik Mudda & Navin Jain

  • Partners: ITC Infotech

  • Raised $250,000

  • Investor: Mohal Lalbhai

Drones and Smart Cities

Drona Maps ((@DronaMaps ))

  • 3D mapping using drones with centimetre level accuracy

  • Founded by Utkarsh Singh & Raghav Palriwala

  • Partners: ESRI, SAP, NASSCOM, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Reliance JioGenNext, Johns Hopkins University

  • Raised $400,000 in seed round

  • Investors: Friends & family


Niramal ((@niramaianalytix ))

  • AI-based solution for early breast cancer detection

  • Founded by Geetha Manjunath & Nidhi Mathur

  • Partners: HCG, Narayana Health, Google, Philips

  • Raised $1 million

  • Investors: Pi Ventures, Ankur Cap, Axilor, Binny Bansal & 500 Startups

Kyvor Genomics ((@KyvorGenomics ))

  • Precision diagnosis for cancer using genomics

  • Founded by Abilesh Gunasekar, Raaj Parekh, Sujini P

  • Partners: Oncologists across India, CMC - Vellore, Cancer Research Center in Marseille - France

  • Raised $500,000

  • Investors: AJ Ventures


The Teacher App

  • Professional development resource for teachers

  • Founded by Vinod Karate, Sarita Sharma, Suvidhi Khurana, Ishan Wahi, Medha Bankhwal

  • Partners: NCTE, MHRD, Homi Bhabha Center for Science, Ekalvya, ISLI

  • Raised $1.4 million

  • Investors: Central Square Foundation, Google.org, FICCI Millennium Alliance

Retail Tech

Storeking ((@StorekingIndia ))

  • Tech enabled distribution platform for rural kirana stores

  • Founded by Sridhar Gundaiah & Govardhan Krishnappa

  • Partners: Amazon, Xiaomi, HUL, Google, Facebook

  • Raised $ 22 million

  • Investors: Mangrove Capital Partners & Axiata Digital

Shopkirana ((@Shopkirana ))

  • Mobile platform connecting retailers directly with FMCG brands

  • Founded by Tanutejas Saraswat, Deepak Dhanotiya, Sumit Ghorawat

  • Clients include Godrej, Unilever, Parle

  • Raised $2 million

  • Investors: InfoEdge, AET Fund, Incubate Fund, Better Capital, AngelList Syndicate

Supply Chain and Logistics

Tagbox ((@TagBox_in ))

  • Deploys IoT, automation to make supply chains reliable

  • Founded by Adarsh Kumar, Saumitra Singh, Sameer Singh

  • Partners: SAP

  • Have raised an angel round via IAN

Enterprise SaaS

 Darwinbox ((@theDarwinbox ‏ ))

  • An HR management suite on the cloud

  • Founded by Jayant Paleti, Rohit Chennamaneni, Chaitanya Peddi

  • Clients include Arvind, Paytm, Myntra, Inmobi, Swiggy

  • Raised $4.5 million

  • Investors: Lightspeed India, Endiya, 3One4 Cap, Tracxn


Vidooly ((@vidoolydotcom ))

  • Online video analytics

  • Founded by Subrat Kar, Ajay Mishra, Nishant Radia

  • Clients include GroupM, Mindshare, TATA Housing, Tresemme

  • Raised $2.4 million

  • Investors: Times Internet, Bessemer, GVFL
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