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5 Indian startups that love being bootstrapped

Tech in Asia puts the spotlight on start-ups that have been in the news


Paloma Ganguly / Tech in Asia 

Future imperfect for Indian startups

Indian startups are often accused of chasing hype instead of profitability. Part of that means they go after investors with deep pockets. However, some have managed to survive for years without any external money.

Here are a few Indian startups that started out with their own funds and had the gumption to stay the course:

Antilog Vacations

Offering online bookings and holiday packages, this Chandigarh-based claims to offer the cheapest prices available for tours – offline or online.

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The company was founded in 2010 by two former Infosys techies and friends, Mohit Singla and Abhishek Jaiswal. Today it operates in 17 markets, the major ones being India, France, UK, US, Germany and Japan.

We Do Sky

Delhi-based We Do Sky sends up drones to create virtual maps. Founded by IT graduate Jaspreet Makkar in 2014, it is in high demand among construction and mining


Software products company Zoho Corporation was founded in 1996 by Sridhar Vembu. Based in California and Chennai, it has a 3,000 strong workforce.

The company makes the popular Zoho Office Suite, a set of office productivity applications that has 15 million users.


FusionCharts is a data visualization company based in Kolkata and Bangalore. The company helps create smart charts with animation, designs, and interactive elements for

Founded in 2002 by Pallav Nadhani, who holds a masters degree in computer science, it has more than 24,000 customers and 500,000 developers using it in 120 countries.

5 Indian startups that love being bootstrapped


Founded by former Motorola employees Onkar Singh and Prakash Gupta, 42Gears is an EMM solutions provider, which help businesses manage and secure their mobile devices.

They cater to more than 5,000 across 90 countries.

This is an excerpt from Tech in Asia. You can read the full article here.

First Published: Thu, February 18 2016. 14:06 IST