After getting graduate, one thinks about a job, with nice perks and good salary. But not everybody thinks in the same direction. Youth is more attracted in earning their livelihood on their own and not being dependent on jobs. Every new day one heard the name of a new company started by college pass-outs. Not every new business reaches the sky in few days, but the hard work definitely gives fruits. Apart from Bangalore, which is known to be a hub for startups, the startup from Delhi NCR is not behind in anything.
Let’s discuss the most famous and successful startup from Delhi NCR of the present.
If you are a foodie, you must have heard about Zomato. Its first name was ‘Foodiebay’ but later renamed to Zomato. This Startup from Delhi started in November 2010. In 2011, it was launched in Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Hyderabad. With the mobile app, it also launched a site called ‘zomato.xxx’. It crossed the borders of India in 2012, and the business flourished overseas as well. In 2015, Zomato-base product was launched in Delhi which was a merge of Zomato and Maple graph. On October 2015, the business strategy was changed to enterprise market from a full-stack market, which results in the loss of job of nearly 300 people.
In the Google Play Store, it is having 4.3 stars out of 5, which is a great success in 7 years.
So, HUNGRY? Order Zomato. Book your table or demand an online order, and get a quality food at your doorstep.
Everyone is aware of this company, thanks to the wonderful advertisements and acting skills of Alia and Ranbir. It was started in 2000 by Deep Kalra, in Gurgaon, Haryana, which is also a startup from Delhi NCR. It provides flight tickets, hotel bookings, bus and train tickets. The packages provided by the company in case of travel bookings attract a large amount of customers. MMT has introduced many new deals like zero cost cutting on hotel cancellation, post payment at the time of checkout, and many other in flight tickets.
It has received many awards since 2007, for the satisfactory services provided by the company. In 2015, it received an award for ‘Most Favourite Online Tour Operator Award’. In future, the customers can get more benefits from the schemes as MMT is planning to merge with Ibibo (another brand for travel bookings), making it the largest travel booking portal of the country. As per Deep Kalra, Founder of MMT, “However big or small, Make it a good business, Make it a clean business, Make it a business of you are proud of”. Success comes with patience and hard work.
Commonly known as OYO, is a startup of hotel brand which was launched in 2012, by Ritesh Aggarwal. With a start of 1 hotel in the beginning in Jan-2013, the company had over 25000 hotels in Oct-2016. Just in 5 years, it has not only enhanced its business in India but also outside the country. Apart from India, it has expanded its hotels in Malaysia as well as Nepal.
It’s hard to believe that the person behind this is not any old or experienced personality but a very young entrepreneur (Ritesh Aggarwal) from a small town-Bisam, Orissa. The reason behind his success is his own belief in himself. He started his company at the very age of 18. The original name introduced was OravelStays, but it was renamed into OYO (On Your Own).
‘ATM nahi Paytm kro’, a famous tag line going viral in the market. A payment company which launched in 2010, started its business as a mobile recharge site. This startup from Delhi NCR has now become the most useful application in mobiles. Starting from mobile recharge, it expanded its scope by adding other item for shopping like clothes, electronics, household items, and many more.
Paytm stands for ‘Pay Through Mobile’. Its success rate is described from its Chinese funding, from eCommerce company Alibaba. It’s the first Indian company which received funding from China, a big deal in itself. Apart from Indians, now Canadians are also able to get benefits from this app. Citizens of Canada can pay their utility bills with the help of Paytm.
Paytm Wallet is an easy approach for anyone who wants to transfer money to someone. In the initial stage, one can use up to 20K, but after the up-gradation, the limit extends to 1 Lac per month. The main benefit of using wallet is that, one is not bounded to use that money only for Paytm, but you can also transfer that amount in your bank account without facing any problem, without standing in long bank queues. After the demonetization period in the country, this app has gained a lot of popularity than before. This phase has proved to be beneficial for it. In 2017, it is soon going to open its own bank ‘PAYTM BANK’.
Just like Paytm, it is also a mobile application which is a startup from Delhi NCR only, which allows customers to add money in the wallet and use it for further purchase or mobile recharge. It was launched in 2009 by Bipin Preet Singh and Upasana Taku. The initial investment was USD $250 K. The e-wallet system was introduced in 2012 with the help of online mechants, but initially, there was just a website with a closed wallet facility.
- In 2013, it got license from RBI, which helped customers to buy good/items from third party vendors easily.
- In 2014, the partnership was made with GoDaddy and other International companies. In 2015, it was claimed that the application was used by more than 15 million users.
- In 2016, a lite version of the app was introduced specially for remote areas where there is low internet connectivity. The future plans estimate the increase in the number of users up to 150 million.
All these stories make us realize that it’s not compulsory to run with the crowd. It’s time to break the stereotype mentality. Believe in yourself. If you want to do a JOB, do it, there is no harm, but if you have the ability to make a new path on your own, don’t stop yourself.
Don’t expect any miracle to happen. Your hard work always pay you back. One can achieve something in a short span of time, whereas the other takes a long time, but that doesn’t mean you are a failure.
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