Rohan M Ganapathy and Yashas Karanam
Bellatrix founders Rohan Ganapathy (left) and Yashas Karanam
Bellatrix Aerospace | Best On Campus (2020)
Bengaluru-based aerospace startup Bellatrix Aerospace has raised $8 million in funding from BASF Venture Capital GmbH, the corporate arm of BASF SE, and early-stage VC Inflexor Ventures. Recently, the startup tested an eco-friendly satellite propulsion system that takes a new path from hydrazine-dependent fuel systems and delivers up to 20% fuel efficiency for space satellites.
Sahil Barua, Suraj Saharan, Kapil Bharati, Bhavesh Manglani, Mohit Tandon
Sahil Barua (left) and Kapil Bharati
Delhivery | Beginning of the year (2019)
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Earlier this year, Delhivery made its debut on the bourses despite a global slump in tech stocks due to macroeconomic headwinds. At a time when consumer technology companies are staying away from hitting the public markets, shares of Delhivery opened 1.2% higher than the issue price at the time of listing. While it remains focused on e-commerce delivery, it is also expanding its B2B offering and has made a number of strategic acquisitions in recent years.
Ritesh Arora and Nakul Aggarwal
BrowserStack Founders: Nakul Aggarwal (L) and Ritesh Arora (R)
BrowserStack | Bootstrap Champ (2015)
Subscription testing platform for web and mobile apps, Browserstack, was suspended until 2018 and last year raised $200 million in funding, valued at $4 billion, from firms such as Insight Partners and Bond Capital. Nominated in the Startup of the Year category in 2022, the profitable project aims to become the largest testing platform globally with a 50% market share.
Mughilan Thiru Ramasamy, Mrinal Pai
Hermes 900 and Skylark drones on display at the Bharat Drone Mahotsav, at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi on Friday.
Skylark Drones | Best on Campus (2018)
Founded in 2015, SkyLark Drones, a provider of enterprise drone solutions, raised its first institutional round last year when it raised $3 million from Info Edge Ventures and IAN Fund, to build its geospatial intelligence and expand into global markets.
Jaydeep Barman, Kallol Banerjee
(From left) Kallol Banerjee, founder of Rebel Foods, and Jaydeep Barman, founder and CEO
Rebel Foods | Comeback Kid (2015)
In 2021, Rebel Foods became the first cloud kitchen startup to enter the unicorn club after it raised $175 million at a post-money valuation of $1.4 billion. Last year, startup Foodpanda tied up with food delivery company Foodpanda to expand its virtual restaurant offering in several Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Philippines.