Are you hungry all the time, meet the top 10 startups in the food industry?
Snackible is a healthy snacks company bidding to revolutionize the snacking industry by delivering unique, healthy, and tasty snacks, anywhere in India. Snackible was launched in May 2015 by Aditya Sanghavi. It currently comprises a team of 61 people who are spread across operations, packaging and quality control, food innovation, marketing, business development, and sales. They offer snack options that are unique, tasty, and healthy, and without any chemicals and preservatives.
KhaanaGiri is a Hyderabad based food-tech startup, which was started specifically to provide healthy food options for those working the graveyard shift. KhaanaGiri was started in November 2015 by Aatish Rathi. On KhaanaGiri, the customer has the option of placing orders via WhatsApp, phone, the website, or through food delivery platforms. The team prepares and packs the food in their centralized kitchen. KhaanaGiri’s average growth rate has been 30 percent over the last six months.
FreshMenu was launched by Rashmi Daga in 2014. It is a Bengaluru-based cloud kitchen restaurant. They are currently serving in Bangalore, Gurgaon, Delhi, and Mumbai. In three years, FreshMenu has grown to 27 kitchens: 18 in Bengaluru, 5 in Mumbai, and 4 in Delhi. At present, FreshMenu has a staff of 550 members and 700 delivery personnel.
Uplodefoodie is a food-tech startup based out of Pune, which was founded in 2013 by Yogesh Ghorpade and Payal Ghorpade. The husband and wife duo built a software solution that could make the end-to-end restaurant and outlet management process much simpler, and help foodservice players optimize their costs to a large extent. It is a 12 member team, which also runs a consumer-facing app that notifies patrons of deals, offers, loyalty programmes, and even sends them birthday greetings and anniversary cards!
Yumist is a food delivery startup that was launched in October 2014 by Alok Jain, a technology entrepreneur and ex-CMO at Zomato along with Abhimanyu Maheshwari, a seasoned F&B entrepreneur. Based out of Gurgaon, Yumist has more than 500 customers at the moment with a lot of them being repeat customers. It is currently a team of 150 members and is likely to go over 10% in the coming three months.
Nutriparadise is a B2B food and beverage company that makes food products tailored for hospitals. It was founded in the year 2014 by Vijay Surya. Based out of Bengaluru, Nutri-Paradise is the first professional initiative in India with the motive of providing a balanced nutritious meal for growing children through their kid’s specialty menu using fresh and seasonal ingredients. It has served more than 1.5 lakh people since its inception.
Faasos is an Indian “food on demand” company that was incorporated in 2011. It was founded by Jaydeep Burman and Kallol Banerjee. Fasoos operates in 16 of the largest cities in India and takes customer orders via its mobile app and also the website. It is the only vertically integrated food business in India. It is currently serving 300,000 customers each month and processing 12,000 orders per day through its mobile app.
InnerChef was launched in April 2015 by Rajesh Sawhney, Sanjeev Singhal, and Bal DiGhent. It is one of India’s fastest-growing food tech company dedicated to bringing the best food experiences at your doorstep. It is currently serving in Bangalore, Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. With an average order value of Rs.500, with products ranging from Rs 100 to 300, InnerChef is one of the more expensive food-tech players in the market.
Hello Curry is a food delivery and restaurant company based in Hyderabad. The company was founded in early 2014 by Raju Bhupati and Sandeep Penmatsa, and in November 2015, it had 32 outlets for its food delivery operations. Hello Curry started out with the idea of offering attractively packaged Indian food in a quick-service restaurant format. Its innovative packaging makes an Indian meal a simple, easily manageable experience.
Cookaroo is a Bangalore based startup that provides simple every day ready to eat meals for office goers. It was founded by Darshan Subash along with his batchmates Eraj Hassan and Nikhil Karanjkar in 2014. Cookaroo uses the excess capacity of already running restaurants to prepare its food, and then employs third party companies to deliver it. It claims to not only redefine consumer experience but also address the problems that exist on the supply chain side.