Most Successful Indian Startups by Women


Women all over the world are showing their entrepreneurial skills by starting new companies. Here in India we have many such inspiring stories where women have created well known brands in the country. Here is the list of most successful startups by womens:

Nidhi Agarwal of Design ‘N’ Buy

Design ‘N’ Buy the idea came to Nidhi Agarwal, a small town girl who overcame all obstacles, from learning English to mastering open source technologies, to actualize her dream. Design ‘N’ Buy provides high-end e-commerce software solutions for B2B and B2C companies such as print service providers, trade printers, and distributors.Today she is heading a 30+ team with over 500 projects to her credit.

Suchi Mukherjee of Limeroad

Suchi is founder of a post graduate from the London School of Economics, she was the MD of Gumtree, an eBay company. the web portal designed for urban woman. The portal gives them a choice for choosing clothes that they had like to.

Ankita Sheth from Vista Rooms

Co-founder Ankita Sheth travelled for one and a half month to various small cities and experienced the true horrors of bad hospitability. Slowly but surely, she and her partners put together a plan for offering standardized hospitality and making pleasant budget travel a reality in India.Vista Rooms is a niche business that offers low-cost luxury accommodation in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities across India. Launched in April 2015, their website now offers stays in more than 70 cities and over 500 hotels.

Sabina Chopra of

Sabina is co founder of a well known travel portal. She had exposure in travel industry hence it made easy for her starting a travelling website. She worked for Europe’s leading online travelling company then she also worked for Japan Airlines before launching

Richa Kar of Zivame

Richa Kar is Co-founder and CEO of Zivame launched in year 2011 from Bangalore. Zivame is India’s one of the largest lingerie online retailing shop. The USP of this web portal is it gives women choice of choosing an item right from home rather going to physical outlet. Richa has prior experience in branding and retail marketing also.

Aditi Gupta of Menstrupedia

Aditi Gupta the idea of launching came to her because she had experienced the menstruation problem while growing in Jharkhand. She was not allowed to enter the kitchen, the temple or her house even. She isn’t allowed to bake, come in contact with men, she has no clue what the hell is going on with her body. This is how menstruation is dealt with in most rural and certain urban areas in India. Aditi created a Hindi comic book with her husband Tuhin Patel, illustrating and educating girls about menstruation. From here, Aditi and Tuhin’s venture has scaled to a whole website called

Anisha Singh of MyDala

Anisha Singh has a solid background, she holds a masters degree in political communication and MBA in information systems from American University.She has worked with the Clinton administration, helping women entrepreneurs raise funding. That inspired her to return to India in 2009 and start up her own venture. She started MyDala  in the year 2009, is one of India’s largest coupon provider website.

Falguni Nayyar of Nykaa

Falguni is the founder of a beauty and ecommerce portal called Nykaa. She is a graduate from IIM Ahmadabad and worked 18 years for Kotak Mahindra as Managing Director.The portal was launched in the year 2012 and has been able to raise over Rs 20 crore as seed funding.

Sairee Chahal of

The last women entrepreneur in this list is Sairee Chahal founder of she helps women find jobs, especially after a break. Sairee’s web portal Careers & Community for working women in India offer women a space for conversation with other like minded women.

 “Don’t waste a single second. Just move forward as fast as you can, and go for it.”

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