Startups! It’s all everyone talks about these days. Some of them become worth a BILLION dollars, some of them host Big Billion sales and some of them go bust. Some of them consequently make an exit. Furthermore, some of them ask their employees (and sometimes even investors!) to make an exit – it’s all part of the game.

However, behind all the hype, there’s definitely some good work happening at (some) of these startups.

Here’s a list of startups we think are doing some great work and are definitely worth exploring a career with, especially if you are an engineering graduate:

1. Zoomcar

Who would’ve thought the self-driver rental car concept would work in a country like India? Zoomcar became the first company in India to focus on self-drive car rental in contrast to chauffeur-driven rentals. Zoomcar made the model work beautifully (and successfully) in India and also proved the skeptics wrong.

Explore opportunities with them here.

2. Freshdesk

Freshdesk is a cloud-based customer service tool. It received its first big break when it won the Microsoft BizSpark Startup Challenge. Furthermore, today, this Chennai-based B2B startup mostly competes with the big players such as Zendesk and Salesforce at a global scale.

Also, explore a career with Zendesk here.

3. RazorPay

“Razorpay is revolutionising the Indian payments space. Also, their focus on easy on-boarding, swift integrations and high success rates make them the first choice for new age businesses.” – Punit Soni, Ex-CPO Flipkart. It was also the only India-focused company to be selected by YCombinator in 2015.

Also, you can accelerate your career with Razorpay here.

4. Dunzo

'We get things done for you' is the tagline for this upcoming on-demand concierge service based in Bangalore. Want medical supplies picked up? Do want to submit an invoice? Want your food to be picked up from home? You create the To-Do list and Dunzo will get it done for you.

Also, explore a career with Dunzo here

5. BankBazaar

Bankbazaar is India’s first neutral online marketplace for financial services. It works with India's leading financial institutions and insurance firms to offer a wide variety of financial products – online of, course.

If you’re interested in exploring a career in the finance space with a digital flavor, you should definitely explore a career with them here.

6. UrbanClap

UrbanClap is an Indian online service marketplace that connects customers to service professionals. From plumbers, to wedding photographers, to yoga teachers, to interior designers, you find them all on UrbanClap.

Search and apply for jobs at UrbanClap here.

7. Crowdfire

Crowdfire is a social media-marketing product for everyone. Be it individuals who are trying to create a brand for themselves or a startup trying to reach its target audience, Crowdfire aims to help them achieve this goal.
Become a Firestarter at Crowdfire here.

8. Jugnoo

Jugnoo is a hyperlocal, on-demand multi-service provider, which employs auto rickshaws as its logistic partners. It provides on-demand transportation and logistics service across 38 cities in India. Hence, it’s the Uber of auto-rickshaws!

Learn more about career opportunities at Jugnoo here.

9. Swiggy

Swiggy is a company that provides a food ordering and delivery solution from neighborhood restaurants to urban foodies. It’s one of the food tech startups that more than survived the turbulence in its industry! Hence, when people around you start using the phrase ‘just Swiggy it’, you know that startup is going places.

Satisfy your hunger for a challenging career with Swiggy here

10. YourStory

This is one start-up that needs no introduction – owing to the fact that it has practically penned the introduction of almost every noteworthy start-up in the country. Furthermore, it is India’s largest media tech company for startups, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and change-makers. Being the go-to voice of upcoming startups, it rose to be one among them as well.

Find out how you can carve Your(career)Story here.

Got some more suggestions? Feel free to share them via comments! We’d love to hear from you.


About the Author:

Arvind Thothadri
Vice President
Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE)

Arvind Thothadri is the Vice President at Manipal Global Education Services. A post graduate from IIM - Lucknow with about 20 years experience, Arvind has spent the last 10 years in leadership roles advocating technology in Learning, Training and Assessment with customers across the globe.