Mumbai may not match Bangalore when it comes to amount and pace of emerging startups. However, that doesn’t discount the success stories of various startups in this city over the past few years.
This online personal care and beauty products platform was founded in 2011 by Manish Taneja and Rahul Dash. With tie ups to more than 13,000 salons, spas, skin care, and hair care chains across Mumbai, users can book a wide range of services ranging from botox treatments to beard styling via the website. Users can also purchase a range of beauty and personal grooming products and appliances.
Mydentist is India’s largest network of dental clinics. The startup was founded by Vikram Vora in 2009 and offers a range of cosmetic and restorative dental services. With clinics open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 9pm and over 550 dentists offering services that are mostly affordable, Mydentist has become very popular in the city as well as in Pune, Surat, and Ahmedabad.
This Twitter and Instagram engagement and management app lets users find unfollowers, followers, inactive users, and admirers, as well as locate and target people who are likely to follow back. In addition, it lets users schedule posts for Instagram and Twitter taking into consideration when it may have maximum visibility. The startup was founded in February 2010 by Nischal Shetty, Siddharth Menon, Anirudh Khusape, and Sameer Mhatre.
Founded in 2014 by Aakrit Vaish and Swapan Rajdev, this mobile messaging platform acts as a personal assistant. It lets users reach out to experts for various products and services, who will work to fulfill their customer support requirements in real time. Check movie ticket prices, make a restaurant reservation, find the best shopping deal or check a flight’s status all via this one concierge app.
This Mumbai-based startup lets users search for and compare prices and features of mobile phones and laptops sold in the country. Founded by Tirthesh Ganatra and Annkur P. Agarwal in 2012, the startup has now expanded its presence to include other cities as well. The website also enables users to find local and online retailers selling their desired product.
Founded in 2014 by Aseem Khare, this mobile-only home services startup lets users connect to pre-screened, skilled professionals offering various services. Users can access the services of electricians, plumbers, beauticians, and cleaners, among others.
Grabhouse is one of the most dominant new real estate search portals that have emerged in recent years. This broker-free house-renting website allows users to find rented accommodation and roommates among high-quality listings complete with photos, neighborhood information, and more. This startup was founded by Prateek Shukla and Pankhuri Shrivastava in 2013.
WizRocket was founded in May 2013 by Anand Jain, Sunil Thomas, and Suresh Kondamudi. This user behavior analysis startup helps companies engage with their users better, such as by fine tuning and targeting notifications sent to them via phone or email.