The automobile industry in Chennai was the first to bring major innovations to the region; now, the city has become a top-rated Indian metropolis in terms of quality of life and GDP per capita.
With support from a healthy and growing ecosystem, Chennai is also at the forefront of India’s startup renaissance—check out these 11 tech upstarts you need to know about in 2016.
Bambaram is a platform for borrowing children’s books and educational toys—enjoy items for as long as you want, and return them in exchange for other items. Catering to adherents of the multiple intelligence theory, the service offers a wide variety of products catering to each intelligence type.
This social networking site for Indian mothers allows users to discuss issues, find answers to questions, and plan events.
Known for its renowned Analyze and ‘Track data analytics solutions, Unmetric’s Discover tool enables content creators to to track, analyze and strategise content.
Like its name suggests, GoFrugal’s point-of-sale (PoS) solutions helps retail stores, restaurants and other supply chain firms digitize their businesses in the most frugal manner possible.
Eventzilla allows organisers to upload events, sell tickets and manage attendees using its streamlined app. The service promises to lower operational costs while increasing ticket sales.
Founded by a team of tech startup veterans, Hasura is an open platform for creating and maintaining applications backends. The company already has prominent customers such as ITC and the Murugappa Group.
GoBumpr makes getting your car serviced as convenient as booking a taxi. The mechanic service aggregator app allows users to find the closest service providers and chat with qualified technicians.
Zoho is one of Chennai’s most prominent success stories, spawning other ex-Zohoite founded tech ventures like Freshdesk. Now another group of ex-Zohoites have created Zarget, a solution for managing and improving conversion rates for online sellers.
Cloudcherry’s SaaS-based platform enables firms to measure customer delight in real time. The offering is available both on the desktop and via mobile (Android/iOS).
Notionpress is a platform designed for “authorpreneurs”—authors looking to self-publish have access to tools like a royalty calculator and the world’s first accelerator for books.
Report Bee merges Big Data with education to boost and enhance student performance. The platform streamlines the tracking of academic results, attendance and other metrics into one interface.
These 13 tech startups may each focus on solving different problems, but they all share two things in common: a zeal to succeed and the city of Chennai. Be sure to keep them on your radar for 2016 and beyond.