25 women entrepreneurs to draw inspiration from
YourStory presents a list of women entrepreneurs that have changed the startup landscape of India with their grit, determination, and strength of purpose. They embody the new India, which is bold, willing to take risks and learn from their mistakes.
Some, with little or no background in their chosen entrepreneurship endeavour, have not only managed to overcome knowledge and sector understanding barriers but also showed India how to do business. From making a social impact to being hands-on with technology to opening up new vistas and inspiring their own, these women are the leaders of today.
Manisha Raisinghani, Co-founder & CTO, LogiNext
LogiNext is among the fastest growing SaaS companies in Asia and provides solutions to manage and optimise logistics and field workforce operations. LogiNext holds significant market share and is known for its expertise in providing tools with real-time route planning algorithms and real-time workforce performance analytics.
Naiyya Saggi, CEO & Founder, BabyChakra
Focused on the maternity-child market, BabyChakra helps the 30 million parents online make decisions on doctors, hospitals, cord blood banks, playschools, activities, events, and products. Strong social integration, an evolving tech platform and a focus on reviews help parents make decisions easier.
Kanika Tekriwal, Founder, JetSetGo
JetSetGo is a plane aggregator that manages, operates, and flies planes for plane owners. At the same time, it lets customers charter aircraft and provides, among others, cloud-based scheduling, aircraft management, and advanced trip-pricing capabilities with an inbuilt marketplace for services and parts.
Swati Bhargava, Co-founder, CashKaro
CashKaro.com is a leading player in the Indian deals market and is the only venture capital-backed cashback site. CashKaro has evolved from offering cash-back and coupons and has moved into price comparison as well, which makes it an overall savings destination. The site also offers savings on offline retailers as well.
Aditi Gupta, Founder, Menstrupedia
Aditi Gupta, the Founder of Menstrupedia, has been working relentlessly in her efforts to educate society about menstrual health and hygiene through her website. The Menstrupedia Comic has been shipped to South America and Philippines.
Upasana Taku, Co-founder, MobiKwik
Under Upasana’s leadership, MobiKwik is playing a pivotal role in India’s digital future. Her current responsibility is to lead MobiKwik’s evolution into a financial distribution hub that caters to the financial needs and aspirations of a billion Indians and provides them access to all financial services such as pay, borrow, save, and invest on the MobiKwik platform.
Radhika Aggarwal, Co-founder, ShopClues
ShopClues has kept itself apart by focusing on the burgeoning tier-II and tier-III cities in the country. Focusing on the fashion and lifestyle categories ShopClues has been venturing into local, unbranded markets.