OYO, Cure.Fit, TapChief take top spots on 2019 LinkedIn Top Startups List
This year, OYO Hotels and Homes has retained its top position on the list by expanding its services across 80 countries.
This year, OYO Hotels and Homes has retained its top position on the list by expanding its services across 80 countries. With its foray into international markets and $100 million in annual revenue within three years of inception, health and fitness startup Cure.Fit has also maintained its rank, coming in second after the hospitality chain. Breaking the pattern, the list welcomes online consultation platform TapChief at the third spot. Alongside TapChief, the top 10 features three new entrants this year, Bounce (5), the bike sharing startup, Playment (6), an AI-driven crowdsourced marketplace, and mfine (9), an online doctor consultation platform.
Consumer Internet startups retain their dominance on this year’s list, and showcase the emergence of healthcare, wellness, and e-learning startups that are embracing AI to offer accessible medical, wellness, and upskilling solutions for consumers. Making their debut on the list, startups like mfine (9) and Pristyn Care (21) are providing AI-driven doctor-consultation and affordable surgical access with instant online access to doctors. As Indian companies invest in future-proofing their talent by proactively working towards bridging the skills gap, e-learning platforms InterviewBit (from 22 in 2018 to 10 in 2019) and upGrad (from 21 in 2018 to 14 in 2019) have made significant strides on the list.
“India is the world’s second largest startup ecosystem and this made it incredibly exciting to curate the second edition of the Top Startups list. The list is symbolic of the thriving ecosystem, and features companies that are vanguards of key trends in e-learning, healthcare, and financial services. In terms of creating opportunity, the startup ecosystem continues to flourish by fulfilling employment needs across various industries in the midst of the economic slowdown. Our data shows that these 25 companies collectively created about 18,000 jobs in the past year, and are expected to create more than 19,000 new employment opportunities in the coming 12 months,” says Adith Charlie, India Managing Editor, LinkedIn, in a statement.
Nearly 50% of the companies on the 2019 Top Startups List for India are Bengaluru-based, including firms such as Cure.Fit, TapChief (3), Bounce and Udaan (11).
Here are the 2019 Top 25 Startups in India, in order of ranking: