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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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