Top 10 Indian Startups to Watch in 2022

Alex Mitchell
11 min readMar 14, 2022

With the explosion of funding and the 11 public market exits for Indian startups in 2021, 2022 is poised to be one of the most exciting years to date for the ecosystem!

I’ve dug deep to pull together this year’s list. You’ll likely find a name or two you recognize, but I can guarantee you haven’t (yet) heard of a few of these startups to watch.

Now is the time to change that. Keep an eye on these companies in 2022 and beyond!

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India’s Startup Environment

2021 was simply an incredible year for Indian startups!

The startup ecosystem bounced back in more ways than one from the Covid-induced-impact it experienced in 2020.

Here are just a couple of mind-blowing stats:

  • 42 unicorns added in 2021, 3.5x from 2020
  • $24.1B in funding, 3x from 2020

In addition to this funding and valuation growth, India has also seen four decacorns (valuation >$10B) so far — Flipkart, Paytm, Byju’s, and Oyo, with Paytm’s parent company One 97 Communications going public in November 2021.

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Alex Mitchell

Product @Kinsured | 5x Product Leader/Founder | Syndicate: bit.ly/mitchell-ventures | Author: @producthandbook @disruptbook